In Chapter 5 of 20 of his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold answers "Since Our Last Interview, What Has Been the Most Exciting Thing to Happen in Your Life?" Gold notes how he has expanded his writing beyond food into spirits, specifically American whiskey and bourbon. The art, history, and science compels Gold to begin teaching, meet the people behind the American whiskey industry, and develop expertise and story ideas alike. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City. When not writing, Gold moonlights as a bartender at Char no. 4 restaurant in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.