James Rodewald was the former Drinks Editor for Gourmet magazine (1998-2009). He has edited several wine and spirits books and authored a piece on the history of single-malt Scotch for Sterling Epicure's Barrels & Drams by William Dowd. His newest book is American Spirit" An Exploration of the Craft Distilling Revolution.
Library Journal wrote of this book in late summer, "This volume is best read with something on the rocks; it will make you thirsty. Fortunately, the content includes nine cocktail recipes, as well as a glossary of terms.”
More importantly, Rodewald, in Chapter 2, entitled "Rock Stars" features two Hudson Valley distilleries Hillrock Estate Distilling and Tuthillton Spirits.
This is a huge deal since Rodewald only featured a dozen or so distilleries in the book around the country, and featured two Hudson Valley producers in the same chapter. Says a lot about the distillery industry in the Hudson Valley. Congrats to the folks at Hillrock and at Tuthilltown!