Article by Brian PJ Cronin – May 16th in Chronogram
John Dyson’s agricultural roots go back almost 70 years, when his Scottish grandfather first taught him how to grow tomatoes in a pot on the steps of their Westchester home. Soon Dyson was working on his family’s new farm in Millbrook, and from that fertile soil he went on to serve as New York’s Agricultural Commissioner, found Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, and manage wineries around the world. But there was always one thing he still wanted to do: Honor the man who first introduced him to the joys of working with the earth by building a distillery in Dutchess County that made real, authentic scotch.
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