"I said, “You’re celebrating people who make things with their hands,” which is sort of my religion almost. If I have a soap-box issue, that’s it. I would like Americans to make things with their hands. Thomas Jefferson and I feel that makes for a much stronger nation. And so to be invited to a celebration of crafters, of an incredible single-malt whisky, is like some sort of crazy masturbatory dream that I would have cooked up myself. But no, it’s a reality."