Truman Cox, master distiller at the A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, VA, , died Saturday after a short illness.
His death was announced today by Sazerac, the company for which he worked since he joined it in 2004 as lead chemist at its Buffalo Trace Distillery. He became master distiller at A. Smith Bowman in 2001.
"Truman’s passion for our industry was evident to everyone who knew him and he left a notable and positive mark on our company in the time he was with us," the company said in a statement.
"Truman will be sadly missed by his many friends at Sazerac and in the industry. Please keep Truman, his wife Susan, and daughter Emmy in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements have yet to be determined."