In this episode of the distillery nation podcast we had the absolute pleasure talking with Kara Newman. Kara is a spirits and cocktail writer based in New York, she's also the spirits editor for Wine Enthusiast and an author, with her latest book Cocktails with a Twist, which I purchased and love it. We talked about Kara's history, and how she got involved in the spirits and cocktail industry. We talk about the strengths a distillery should focus when looking at cocktails, and brand, how important is location when a bar is attached to a distillery, collaboration for secondary markets. Ready to drink cocktails, and of course her latest book Cocktails with a Twist. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.