Interviewing Dick Stoll

Episode #13 – Dick Stoll

This episode features Dick Stoll of Stoll & Wolfe Distillery.  Dick is the last man to have distilled Rosen Rye in Pennsylvania.  He shares his experiences at Michter’s Distillery and so much more!  The episode was recorded at Stoll & Wolfe which is located at:  35 North Cedar St, Lititz, PA, 17543 – 717-799-4499 www.stollandwolfe.com… Keep Reading

Distilling Rosen Rye

History In The Distilling

An anxious crowd gathered around Laura Fields, of the Seed Spark Project, as she introduced the star of the day. Since 2015, Rosen rye seeds have been cultivated and re-planted on agricultural test plots in State College, PA to produce enough usable grain to distill into whiskey. Rosen rye had been in the fermenter since… Keep Reading

Episode #12 – Herman Mihalich – Dad’s Hat

This episode features Herman Mihalich of Dad’s Hat.  Herman and John S. Cooper are the founders of Dad’s Hat.  They start from scratch to make genuine small batch rye.  Their mission is to distill and deliver classic Pennsylvania Rye spirits following over 200 years of American distilling tradition.  It all started with an article in The New York… Keep Reading

Episode #11 Alex Chang – Philadelphia Whiskey Society

This episode features Alex Chang of the Philadelphia Whiskey Society.  Alex is a Certified Whisky Ambassador Instructor & Executive Bourbon Steward.  I met Alex at an event at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia.  I was fascinated by his knowledge of all things Whiskey and distilled spirits.  He started with a friendship with Gentleman Jack and… Keep Reading

Episode #10 – Laura Fields / Delaware Valley Fields Foundation

In the episode we sit down with Laura Fields of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.  Laura shares her passion for agriculture which began with her mother who founded Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, PA.  We delve into the important role that the Penn State Agricultural Extension plays in the development of Rosen Rye.  Laura talks… Keep Reading

Episode #9 Brooklyn Kura – A Sake Brewery

This episode of was recorded on location at Brooklyn Kura in Brooklyn NY.  68 34th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232.  You will find them in Industry City. Brooklyn Kura and The Sake Export Association hosted a Sake tasting that featured 8 incredible breweries from Japan. Featured conversations: Brandon is the Master Sake Brewer at Brooklyn Kura.  He… Keep Reading

Podcast #7 Columbus

Larry Reiter is the Founder of Columbus. This episode delves into the fascinating world of Brand Management and what is involved with importing a wine or spirit into the United States. Larry shares his experiences and philosophies on growing his business. Columbus is located in Amityville, NY. We discuss a number of amazing producers in… Keep Reading

Podcast #6 Pollyodd

Joan Verratti shares her passion  “dalle mie mani al tuo cuore,” which translates into English as, “from my hands to your heart.” at Pollyodd.  They are located at 1908 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148.  What started out as a hobby in her home kitchen in South Philadelphia has become an incredible labor of love… Keep Reading

Podcast #5 -Palmer Distilling

Walter Palmer is a Master Distiller and he makes “damn good Gin”! Which, has been awarded 3 International Medals and counting. Liberty Gin is distilled at Palmer Distilling in Philadelphia, PA. You can visit the tasting room at 376 Shurs Lane. They also distill Manayunk Moonshine. Fermented Adventure The Podcast sat down with Walter to… Keep Reading

The U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Continues Its Stellar Growth

Source: Barron’s Craft distilling in the United States is no longer a niche industry. It’s a multi-billion juggernaut with nearly 2,000 operating distilleries across the country. Total sales and revenue, market share, investment, and employment are all rapidly on the rise and forecasts are that the trend continues in the years ahead. For the past… Keep Reading

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