Michael Myers grew up off a dirt road in rural Georgia, but somehow managed to amble his way from that 70-acre horse farm to New York City. There he hustled his way to prominence as a professional photographer specializing in fashion and fine art, shooting for powerhouses like Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co. and Estée Lauder. However the call of the wild pulled him back to his rustic roots, this time Colorado, where Meyers decided to test his skills at another great American art form: bourbon.
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Manifesting his new whiskey-making art from his old, Meyers literally banged out the enormous copper backing plates from his old photogravures prints and converted them into his first still—a 45-gallon pot that to this day distills every drop of 291 Colorado Whiskey.
His very first recipe yielded a bourbon (80% corn / 19% malted rye / 1% malted barley) that anchored numerous accolades, including the 2022 Icons of Whisky “American Craft Distillery of the Year.” But Meyers still desires to plumb new territories in spirit making. Inspired by Buffalo Trace’s Experimental Series, Meyers created a playground called the “E” line, under which…