Without the efforts of Compass Box creator John Glaser, the world of Whisky wouldn't be quite the same. A lover of literature and wine, John Glaser has challenged assertions about flavor and providence in Whisky. He's continued to fight for transparency in the wake of much controversy. And now, with the latest release of Myth's and Legends, he takes almost a textbook approach, but not exactly. We chat R.E.M., art, and influence.
As the first master distiller for Don Julio, Marco Cedano was just a man doing his job. As the element of celebrity has been attributed to master distillers now, his new Tequila, Tromba, brings him a whole new level of recognition. After a chance meeting with a few key Canadians, the new brand was born and his son Rodrigo became an essential piece of the plan. With astute business acumen and understanding of branding, the skills were aligned to produce a delicious Tequila. We talk about education, Texas BBQ, and quality methods.
Jose Cortes of Tequila Herradura has deep roots in the agave fields. As a 3rd generation Jimador, he learned the lifestyle and pride garnered by harvesting agave. After years in the fields, his passion for learning and expanding his opportunities drove Jose into academia. His business acumen led him to learn English, receiving Tequila Expert status, and now being the director of VIP and Trade at Casa Herradura. We chat music, language, and legacy.