Bryce T. Bauer

Bryce T. Bauer is a writer and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots. His writing has appeared in Guernica, Saveur and The Iowan, among others. He lives in New York City and Chaffee County, Colorado.

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Wisconsin’s New Claim on the Brandy Old-Fashioned

Wisconsin’s beloved—and peculiar—take on the Old-Fashioned has gotten even more Wisconsin. Bryce T. Bauer on the growing crop of Badger State brandy.

Why One Spirit Can Have Many Different ABVs

Why does a bottle of whiskey or rum or even Campari have a different ABV in America than it does in, say, Australia or the UK? Bryce T. Bauer on the case of the varying alcohol percentages, how we got to the proofs we use today and why producers are deviating from them more often.

How Do You Define Terroir in Whiskey?

Does the taste of rye whiskey differ based on where the rye it’s made from is grown? Bryce T. Bauer on the Pennsylvania distillery that’s trying to find the answer.

Inside the Booming Market for Vintage Spirits

In the last half-decade, the market for vintage spirits and liqueurs has expanded, so much so that old and rare bottles of whiskey, Cognac and Chartreuse are setting record prices at auction—and becoming increasingly difficult to find. Bryce T. Bauer on the nostalgic appeal of these bottles and how collectors are sourcing them.

The Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Great Whiskey: Pennsylvania Rye

Before Kentucky bourbon, there was Pennsylvania rye, a spirit that slowly died out following the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s. Bryce T. Bauer on its fall and the producer who is finally bringing it back.