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Ian Smiley is the author of the book, Making Pure Corn Whiskey, an Amphora Society publication, and The Distiller’s Guide to Whiskey, an American Distilling Institute (ADI) publication. He has been exploring small-scale beverage-alcohol brewing and distillation all his adult life, and is a card-carrying member of ADI. He’s written articles for their magazine, The American Distiller, as well as other writings on distilling, and is a featured author of the ADI-published book called The Distiller’s Guide to Rum. Ian has been involved in distilling, both professionally and as a hobby, for over 30 years.
Ian has extensive experience in producing most distilled spirits, but his passion is for all types of whiskey. He has formulated recipes for the different whiskies and other grain spirits and produced them using various equipment, methods of mashing, and distillation.
He is a consultant for the start-up of craft distilleries, and worked as an associate of Allied Beverage Tanks in Chicago for 5 years. As a distillery consultant, Ian designed the distilling operation for numerous craft distilleries around the World and has formulated numerous whiskey, gin, and vodka products, and is currently doing the same for a number of other start-up distilleries. He is presently working as an associate of Daeyoo Tech Co Ltd in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
Ian plans to write books on making schnapps, and brandy. He also plans to continue his activities in commercial artisan distilling.