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Seattle, WA

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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


DNP 014: Skip Tognetti- Letterpress Distilling

7/30/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with Skip Tognetti of Letterpress distilling. Skip shared his journey and some real talk about what it takes to open up a distillery, the sacrifies you have to do and his deep Italian roots. This interview was a blast and you get to see Skip and his passion for this business. I learned alot talking to Skip and his advice on being a problem solver struck a cord with me and you know that when Greeks and Italians talk its all good, don't...

Duration: 00:34:10


DNP 013: Peter Bignell- Belgrove Distillery

6/28/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk with Peter Bignell of Belgrove Distillery. Peter is a true farm to bottle distillery producing some award winning Rye Whiskey, check out this exciting episode from all the way Tasmania Australia. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes.

Duration: 00:31:10


DNP 012: The TTB Audit

5/29/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I do another solo episode around my learnings from a TTB Audit class. I breakdown the hot items on why DSPs get audited and what to look for that can put you in the high risk bucket. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes. Today's music was The Ancient Language.

Duration: 00:17:53


DNP 011: The TTB Permit

4/28/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast I talk solo and I'm going over my process of obtaining my TTB permit for a Distilled Spirits Plant. I cover topics around the overall process, what where some of the issues I hit and overall from start to finish my experience with getting my approval along with the documentation aspect and why I had to lock-up the DSP. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes. Today's music was Balkans...

Duration: 00:25:31


DNP 010: Tim Koether - Claremont Distillery

3/29/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast we talk to Tim Koether from Claremont Distillery. Tim is CEO of Claremont Distillery out of New Jersey. Tim talked about his path to opening the business, and that every hurdle builds a stronger foundation. Join us for another episode of the podcast with all of the shownotes and everything that was discussed at our website. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes. Today's music was...

Duration: 00:25:30


DNP 009: Tami Brockway Joyce - Seattle Distilling

2/25/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast we talk to Tami Brockway Joyce from Seattle Distilling. Tami is CEO behind Seattle Distilling out of Vashon Island in WA and the mind behind Seattle Distilling Vodka, Gin and Whiskey! We talk about builing a community and how important it should be to every business, the origins of Seattle Distilling and why grain to glass matters. Please visit this podcast at http://www.distillerynation.com/ and view all of today's show notes. Today's music...

Duration: 00:22:39


DNP 008: Nathan Kaiser - 2Bar Spirits

1/28/2016
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In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast we talk to Nathan Kaiser. Nathan is the owner of 2Bar Spirits located in Seattle WA. Nathan started out in the technology industry but quickly went back to his roots and opened the 2Bar Spirits Distiller. 2Bar represents the family heritage and it’s about using local ingredients to make the best products available, from their moonshine to their excellent bourbon 2Bar has a lot of attributes we admire. Please visit this podcast at...

Duration: 00:27:27

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