Susannah Skiver Barton writes about whisky and spirits from across the globe. She spent several years leading Whisky Advocate and Market Watch as a senior editor and won the Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer Award in 2020. More at susannahskiverbarton.com.
Jokichi Takamine's application of Japanese techniques to American distilling nearly changed the industry forever. More than a century later, he's finally getting his due.