Its a hard book to sell, Watman admits, but I think thats what makes it fun. Theres as much true crime as there is foodie exploit. As much legal as illegal distilling. A lot of history. And theres a lot of getting to know the guys who are changing the distilling scene now.
Some of those guys maybe even the best of those guys call Colorado home. Though Watman hails from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and currently resides in the Hudson Valley of New York state, he did much of his research for White Dog here, getting to know the guys behind Stranahans Colorado Whiskey and Peach Street Distillers in Palisade.
Colorado is an amazing place for micro-distilling, says Watman. Its a wonderful thing. I love the enthusiasm that comes to the distilling world from out there. I get a little envious every time I visit.
Enjoy Watmans envy twice this weekend: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., hell discuss and sign his book at the Tattered Cover at 2526 East Colfax Avenue; at 7 p.m. tomorrow, hell read, sign and facilitate a tasting in the bottling room of the Stranahans distillery, 200 South Kalamath Street. Learn more at www.maxwatman.com.
Fri., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2010