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DNP 035: Mark Shilling - The President

4/30/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Mark Shilling, its a wide range conversation including ACSA, Revolution Spirits, the Federal Excice Tax and so much more. Mark at the time of the recording was the President of the ACSA, helped co-found Revolution Spirits and recently helping distilleries via his consulting business. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, we read every single one and they help the podcast...

Duration:00:51:22

DNP 034: Maureen Downey - The Investigator"

3/30/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Maureen Downey. Maureen has been featured on the Netflix documentary Sour Grapes. She has been named the Sherlock Holmes of wine, and among many other achievements she has build a career helping people verify and certify their wine and spirits. In this episode we chat about blockchain, wine fraud and the cost, spirits, favorite drinks and her role in the Netflix documentary Sour Grapes. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If...

Duration:00:31:48

DNP 033: Paul Hughes - The Professor

2/28/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Paul Hughes. Paul holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry, an expert in beer and distillery operation specifically around taste, botanical flavors and performance along with accelerated methods of maturation. We discuss everything from botanical flavors and compounds to fermentation and enzymes to maturation of spirits, favorite books and advice for small distilleries. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a...

Duration:00:45:15

DNP 032: Ilias Mastrogiannis - Mastrogiannis Distillery

1/30/2018
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For our first episode of 2018, we decided to reverse the microphone and have Andrew a podcast listener and a big help during the 2017 harvest ask the normal questions I use for guests. We talk on how I started the distillery, favorite books, strengths and weaknesses and everything in between. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, we read every single one and they help the podcast grow. Please visit this podcast at...

Duration:00:36:40

DNP 031: Jon Good - Green Door Distilling

12/29/2017
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In our last episode for 2017, we had the pleasure of talking with Jon Good from Green Door Distilling located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jon had an incredible story and he shares with us his early years into the business, making booze, favorite books, habits and everything in between. A truly excellent episode to finish the year strong and continue into January 2018. I hope you enjoy this and find value. Happy New Year, and kick ass in 2018! Please visit this podcast at...

Duration:01:27:49

DNP 030: Will Maschmeier - 3 Howls Distillery

11/29/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with Will Maschmeier from 3 Howls distillery, and although my accent gets into the way of pronunciating 3 Howls, Will is doing great things! You can see from the very few moments of talking with him, his passition for quality spirits and process optimization. We talk everything from restructuring his business, to favorite books and adive to growing a distillery. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view...

Duration:00:17:15

DNP 029: Yannis Chandolias - Argo Distillery

10/31/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I had a chat with Yannis Chandolias, owner and distiller of Argo distillery. Argo distillery is a producer of mastic liqueur and soon the first whisky of Greece. Located in Athens Greece, Yannis has a long family history in the trade of spirits and now with his own company producing an authentic spirit and soon something new for the region. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:30:17

DNP 028: Two Year Anniversary

9/27/2017
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September 15 2015 marks when I first released the first few episodes. The goal was simple to document and share what it takes open a small craft distillery. The podcast idea started a few months earlier when I was very serious about starting a distillery to produce Grappa. After a few conversations with fellow podcasters I decided it was time to do a interview style podcast where I try to answer as many questions that not only helps the audience but myself in 35 minutes or less. So since...

Duration:00:21:53

DNP 027: My Dad

8/30/2017
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A very special episode. I had the privilade of sitting down with my brother and dad and recorded my dad's prespective around wine, how he started into this business, preference between red or white grapes, his favorite drink and so much more! At 80 years old, he's still going strong and he has been the inspiration for a lot of things including the distillery and alot of my current processes around fermenation, wine making and distilling. Please visit this podcast at...

Duration:00:36:58

DNP 026: John Emrick - Sea Bishop

7/29/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I had a chat with John Emrick from Sea Bishop distillery. Sea Bishop is located in Black Diamond WA and specilizing in Gin. John talked everything from issues with finding the right location, to distribution to streamlining his production process. An episode full of good solid advice and details around small craft Gin production! Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:01:34:40

DNP 025: Tim Girvin - The Designer

6/29/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with Tim Girvin. Tim has over 40 years’ experience in the design space and has helped brands develop a strategy and story around their core and ideas. In this episode, we chatted about the things you need to include, how to tell your story and his advice for running a successful business. One tip, go check out Tim's handwriting on Youtube, its amazing. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of...

Duration:00:35:37

DNP 024: David Dunbar - The Consultant

5/30/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with David Dunbar. Dave has over forty years of “hands-on” experience with the federal laws and regulations that govern beverage alcohol of all types, so we talk all things distillery regulation and compliance. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:01:01:24

DNP 023: Brian DeFoe - The Attorney

4/27/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with Brian Defoe. Brian is a Seattle based attorney specializing in distilled spirits law. He's been featured in the Whiskey Reviewer and Artisian Spirits maganize and you can also found him over at hoochlaw.com where he often blogs all things hooch! Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:41:47

DNP 022: Stuart Gregor - Four Pillars

3/30/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with Stuart Gregor of Four Pillars DIstillery. Stuart is one of the co-founders behind the distillery and we honestly learned so much talking with him. Thing like how important food and spirit are in today's world, why the number eight is so important to them and some really cool releases they have coming up in the United States. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:32:02

DNP 021: Dianna Connelly - The Insurance

2/27/2017
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I chatted with Dianna Connelly, an insurance agent located in Washington state. Dianna recently helped me consolidate and review my insurance needs for 2017, I ask her some of my own questions and we talk everything from bonds to earthquake insurance. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:30:45

DNP 019: AJ Temple - Temple Distilling

12/30/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with AJ Temple. We talk about location issues, how his initial design cost paid in the long term and why getting the right mix of botanicals is not that easy to scale. We also bring up the references to why his bottles reference books and his future plans for the distillery. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:27:11

DNP 018: Jake Soule - Admiralty Distillers

11/28/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with Jake Soule of Admiralty Distillers in Port Townsend WA. Jake has been distilling brandy for the last years producing amazing products and flavors. We talk about his start, why he chose to make brandy and why it’s important to source locally ingredients. Jake has recently won the 2016 ADI Best of Category for his grappa, so give it a listen and learn how this brandy produce makes it happen. Please visit this podcast at...

Duration:00:38:11

DNP 017: Adam Szymkow - Polonee Distillery

10/30/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with Adam Szymkow owner of Polonee Distillery. We jumped right into the issues with Adam and brought up issues with his custom bottles, and getting licensed in Canada to his approach to vodka with his four ingredients and his very accurate still. I had a blast talking with him and I do hope you enjoy this interview with Adam. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration:00:40:07

DNP 016: One Year Anniversary

9/30/2016
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The Distillery Nation Podcast is celebrating its one year. I started this project on September 15, 2015 and here we are a year later and going strong. I wanted to keep this month episode short and with a quick overview of where I'm at in terms of the distillery. I also have links to the newly shop that went live along with tips for doing a small launch. In this episode I talk about some of the mistakes I did recently, the Ouzo, and what's coming next. Please visit this podcast at...

Duration:00:19:23

DNP 015: David Groom - Schnapsleiche Spirits

8/30/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with David Groom of Schnapsleiche Spirits. David shares his advice for juggling his day job along the distillery and why producing authentic German style Schnaps was very important for the distillery and co-founders. Join us this month for another great interview with great insight into the business of craft spirits and the makers behind them. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show...

Duration:00:39:17

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