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Walleye, On the Rocks

February 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Daucourt believes distilling and fly-fishing have similarities. Both demand a mastery of science and art. Even then, patience and luck are needed to achieve optimum results. Daucourt, 45, has studied fly-fishing since childhood and is still mystified by his nemesis, the walleye. In the case of Jean-Marc XO Vodka, he spent seven years seeking the perfect combination of wheat varieties that would give Jean-Marc XO Vodka the ideal flavor.” Kerry J. Byrne writes about French distiller and angler Jean-Marc Daucourt, who plies his trades on both sides of the Atlantic. In the Boston Herald.