Press for Sku

Steve Ury is a Los Angeles based lawyer who has been writing about whiskey and other spirits on Sku's Recent Eats since 2007. Below are some selected articles and books where the blog or author are mentioned:


Whiskey Distilleries in America, 2000 & 2016, Imbibe, March/April 2017 (hard copy edition only).

Greg Metze, Unsung Hero of Whiskey, Takes the Spotlight, Aaron Goldfarb, Esquire, Oct. 4, 2015.

Whiskey in Space! Why is a Japanese Company Sending Booze to the International Space Station, James Queally, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 24, 2015.

Most Liquor Made in Factories, No Matter the Label, Jason Blevins, Denver Post, Sept. 28, 2014.

Why Your 'Small Batch' Whiskey Might Taste a Lot Like Others, NPR (includes audio interview with Audie Cornish on All Things Considered), July 30, 2014.

Your 'Craft' Rye Whiskey is Probably from a Factory Distillery in Indiana, Eric Felton, Daily Beast, July 28, 2014.

The Spirit of Kentucky: Bourbon is More of a Commodity than Many Realize, Janet Patton, Lexington Herald-Leader, Dec. 7, 2013.

For a Warm Day, a Young Whiskey, Clay Risen, New York Times, May 20, 2013.

Market Forces, Demographics Drive Price of Scotch Whisky Skyward, Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News, Sept. 6, 2012.


American Whiskey Bourbon & Rye, Clay Risen, Sterling Epicure, 2013.

Bourbon Empire, Reid Mitenbuler, Viking, 2015.

Bourbon Strange, Charles K. Cowdery, Made and Bottled in Kentucky, 2014.

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, Fred Minnick, Voyageur Press, 2016.

Malt Whisky Yearbook, Ronde Ingvar, Trans-Atlantic Publications, Annual.

The New Single Malt Whiskey, Carlo DeVito, Ed., Cider Mill Press, 2016 (Contributor).

Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits, Lew Bryson, Storey Publishing, 2014.

Whisk(e)y Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, Heather Greene, Viking Studio (Penguin), 2014.

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