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American upstart distillers abroad

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Intersting read this morning in the NY Times...

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/...

"AUGUST 23, 2014
In March 2011, Michael Vachon, an American expatriate working for a struggling tech start-up business in London, was in Austin, Tex., for the South by Southwest festival, trying to drum up interest in his company.

One evening at a bar in the warehouse district, after several unsuccessful hours of flesh-pressing, he ordered a cocktail made with Old Tom, a barrel-aged gin from a new Oregon distillery called Ransom. He was eager to try it: Upstart American distilleries like Ransom were all the talk at the high-end bars he frequented in Britian...."

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