About the author

William M. Dowd is a writer who lives in Upstate New York. His current specializations are commentary (here), plus food, drink and destinations. You can get an overview of his numerous online sites by beginning at Dowd’s Guides.

He spent more than four decades — 30 of them in New York’s capital city of Albany — as a newspaper writer, columnist and senior editor in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Dowd is a past president of the New York State Society of Newspaper Editors, the New York State Associated Press, the Albany County (NY) Historical Association and other groups. His writing has been honored over the years by numerous journalism organizations in the categories of columns, editorials and sports writing.

He is a wine, spirits and food competition judge, and is creator, editor and co-writer of the book “Barrels & Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y In Jiggers and Shots” (Sterling Epicure), available in bookstores and online.


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