The passing of Dave Pickerell is sending waves of shock and sadness through the distilling community. A Master Distiller, consultant, and personality-at-large, Pickerell touched the lives and businesses of many. Details are not yet available on the cause other than he passed yesterday while in San Francisco for Whisky Fest.
Noah Rothbaum’s article, Legendary American Whiskey Distiller Dave Pickerell has Passed Away, is worth a read. Rest in peace, Boss.