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DNP 041: Jaz Jarzewiak - Hope Springs Distillery

10/30/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Jaz Jarzewiak. Jaz is the distillery behind Hope Springs Distillery located in Georgia, and in this episode, we did a deep dive into absinthe production, maceration techniques, favorite books and tools, finding balance on a spirits and you can go about formulating an absinthe recipe. 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:00:31:38

DNP 040: Joanna and Nic Merrill - Kalamazoo Stillhouse

9/30/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Joanna and Nic Merrill of Kalamazoo StillHouse. As with every episode we talk about favorite books, how different backgrounds can help build your distillery and why its important to consider all options including purchasing instead of leasing. We chat about righ-sizing your equipment, favorite drinks and so much more in a packed interview with Joanna. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a review on...

Duration:00:29:28

DNP 039: Lianne and Tom Herbruck - Tom's Foolery Distillery

8/31/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Tom and Lianne Herbruck of Tom's Foolery Disitllery located in Burton Ohio. They have been specilizing over the last 10 years in the production of AppleJack, Bourbon and Rye. We chat about their begginings, how they are currently on their 5th generation still, favorite books and advice to craft distilleries and how to stay true to your original plan. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a review on...

Duration:00:35:22

DNP 038: Karen Hoskin - Montanya Distillers

7/29/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Karen Hoskin co-founder of Montanya Distillery, located in Crested Butte, Colorado. They are best known for their rums and in this episode we talk about women in disitlling, Karen's history into the craft spirits world, favorite books and drinks, going carbon free at their disitllery and packaging and so much more. I hope you enjoy this and find value. If you do please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, we read every single...

Duration:00:45:18

DNP 037: Stephanie Houston and James Davidson - Hye Rum

6/29/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Stephanie and James from Hye Rum, a craft distillery located in Hye Texas, focusing on the producing of French and Caribbean rums. We chat about their backgrounds, how they decided on a distillery and specifically Rum. Stephanie discusses the importance of marketing, while James the importance of a good pot distilled rum. In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Stephanie and James from Hye Rum, a craft...

Duration:00:29:10

DNP 036: Bryan Davis - Lost Spirits Distillery

5/30/2018
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation podcast we chat with Bryan Davis. Bryan is the founder of Lost Spirits, a distillery located in Los Angeles California and they are best known for their Rum and the Theo One aging reactor. We chat about Bryan's start into distilling, his idea for the Theo One, favorite drinks and publications, how he actually went about financing his distillery during the early years, and why you should always make products that you love to drink. I hope you enjoy...

Duration:00:28:01

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 Spirits

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 Distillery

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