I was one of the 5 craft people featured during the 2015 Balvenie Rare Craft Collection Tour; Mr. Bourdain picked the final 5 that were included. We did the 3 day event in New York, Houston, and Chicago, from October to December 2015. I had the opportunity to talk with Anthony on a number of occasions and enjoyed the atmosphere of these events. We have many fond memories.
Just a few weeks ago we were contacted about doing an episode of Raw Craft with Anthony. We were looking forward to working with him again, and having him come visit us here in Pennsylvania.
Everyone at RGM extends our sincere condolences to Anthony Bourdain's family and friends.