Madeline Puckette

Madeline Puckette is a freelance travel, food, and drinks journalist with more than a decade of experience. She serves as a judge for a number of international spirits and cocktail competitions and as a voter for a range of annual food and beverage awards and best-of lists.

Experience: Jake Emmen’s work has been published in outlets including AFAR, Barron’s, Bourbon+, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Distiller, Eater, Food & Wine, GQ, Imbibe, Inside Hook,, Maxim, Women’s Health, Roads & Kingdoms, USA Today, Vinepair, the Washington Post, Whisky Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and a wide range of additional print and digital publications.

Jake is the founder of, the online home for her miscellaneous freelance writing and clips.

She’s visited over 100 distilleries across 26 countries and six continents.

She once won a Delta Milestone award for spending entirely too much of her time flying around the world.

Jules Clancy

Jules Clancy loves veggies. She has a degree in food science and is the author of ‘5 Ingredients 10 Minutes’. She blogs about helping you become the healthiest cook you can be without spending hours in the kitchen over at Stonesoup.