Fred Minnick

Fred Minnick, a national writer and photographer, frequently covers food, wine and spirits for consumer and trade publications. He's judged cocktail contests, authored two books and travels the world searching for the best angles.View his work at FredWrite.com.

Authored Articles

Whiskey History in the Making


Published: 3-Jul-2012

Luck of the Irish


Published: 29-Feb-2012

Down on the Farm


Published: 28-Feb-2012

New Kentucky Home


Published: 23-Aug-2011

Maker's Mark Legend


Published: 7-Jun-2011
ON THE EVE OF HIS RETIREMENT, THE TASTING PANEL SPENDS TWO DAYS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE BILL SAMUELS JR. As Bill Samuels Jr. walks onto the stage to give his final words as Maker's Mark President, ...

The Deutsch Effect


Published: 25-May-2011

Vodka to Go


Published: 8-Mar-2011
AN ATTENTION-GETTER ON THE SHELF AND A TOUGH COMPANION FOR THE OUTDOORS, KRÜ 82 'S STAINLESS "GO ANYWHERE" BOTTLE HIKES UP SALES. . . BUT INSIDE THERE'S A SURPRISNGLY SMOOTH NEW VODKA "Oh God, another ...

Beer Guy


Published: 7-Jan-2011
RICK MOONEN ENJOYS THE FROTH IN LAS VEGAS story and photos by Fred Minnick At RM Seafood, his downstairs restaurant in Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen pours a longneck of Stella ...

Loyalty to the Crown


Published: 7-Sep-2010
Black is not just a color; it's a status. The Japanese revere black as a symbol of nobility, rank and strength. It catches your eye and makes you notice tuxedos, limousines, designer shoes and ...

Loyalty to the Crown


Published: 23-Aug-2010

Sweet Success!


Published: 3-Aug-2010
At the touch of a fork, a tres leches cake releases sugary, delicious goodness from its spongy pores filled with condensed, evaporated and heavy cream. This moist, but not soggy cake, topped with ...

A New Mark for Maker's


Published: 6-Jul-2010
MAKER'S 46 IS THE BRAND'S FIRST NEW PRODUCT IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS As Kevin Smith grabs the shiny new bottle of Maker's 46, there's a quiet confidence radiating off his warm smile. He pours a taste, ...

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