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Episode 182 – Bourbon Of The Week – Chris Littlewood

This episode features ⁠Chris Littlewood⁠ of Bourbon Of The Week.

Chris started his YouTube Channel right before the start of Covid. It was a project to educate himself and other about whiskey. Chris’s introduction to all things whiskey came by the way of his someday to be father-in-law. Over time he began to enjoy the pours that he was offered. Then he began to go out and grow his own collection. On BOTW he focuses on three key aspects; Price, Taste and Drinkability of the whisky’s that he features and highlights. 

⁠YouTube⁠ – ⁠Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠BOTLD⁠

⁠Old Grandad⁠

⁠Basil Hayden⁠

⁠The Inn At Grace Winery⁠

⁠Elijah Craig⁠

⁠Hard Truth Distilling Co.⁠

⁠Infused Barware⁠

⁠Midstate Distillery⁠

⁠Old Forester

Episode 180 – Drew Mayville – Buffalo Trace/Sazerac

This episode features ⁠Drew Mayville⁠ of ⁠Buffalo Trace⁠ and ⁠Sazerac⁠.

When Drew was originally looking for work he applied to a brewery and a distillery. The distillery turned out to be ⁠Seagram’s⁠. In hind sight this was his best move. He began in the distillery lab. After many years of working in different areas he was promoted to the Master Blender. We discuss his role at Buffalo Trace and some of the nuances for being a Master Blender. His first priority is being responsible for the consistency and quality of the spirit that goes into every bottle. Drew is always looking to make a better whiskey with Sazerac’s Buffalo Trace Distillery. Today he’s transitioning into being more of an ambassador and educating people about the products. After the interview, The Master Blender led us through a master class on some of Buffalo Trace’s most coveted expressions. Almost 200 plus in attendance at Roger Wilco were grateful for this once in a lifetime experience.

www.BuffaloTrace.com – www.Sazerac.com – ⁠Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠Art Dawe⁠

⁠Sam Bronfman⁠

⁠Harlen Wheatley⁠

⁠George T. Stagg⁠

⁠E.H. Taylor Four Grain⁠

⁠Benchmark⁠

⁠Sazerac Rye⁠

⁠Thomas Handy⁠

⁠Ghost Hunters⁠

⁠Last Drop Distillers⁠

⁠Roger Wilco⁠

⁠Chris Stapleton⁠

⁠Traveller Whiskey⁠

⁠Rock Hill Farms⁠

⁠Elmer T. Lee⁠

⁠Pappy Van Winkle⁠

⁠American Society for Quality

Episode 175 – Sono 1420 America’s Maritime Distillery – Ted Dumbauld

This episode features ⁠Ted Dumbauld⁠ of ⁠Sono 1420 America’s Maritime Distillery⁠.

Ted’s path to distilling originated from the cannabis industry. He had the idea to build a brand at the intersection of cannabis and alcohol. The innovation that he’s brought to the spirits world is a hemp based product. Ted took hemp seed and added it to the mash bill. Sono 1420 was born in 2020. Their location on the Long Island Sound affords them access to the terroir and maritime environment. Their “Threesome” ready to mix cocktail is another amazing creation that sets this craft distillery apart. What is coming out of ⁠Norwalk, Conn⁠ is so unique and different. We anticipate more wonderful expressions from this young and bold distillery.

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www.sono1420.com – 19 Day St, Norwalk, CT 06854 – ⁠(203) 635-2100⁠ – ⁠Facebook

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠University of Kentucky⁠

⁠Hempzels⁠

⁠San Francisco World Spirits Competition⁠

⁠Copps Island Oysters⁠

⁠Kelvin Cooperage⁠

⁠Delaware Valley Fields Foundation⁠

⁠Fireball

Whiskey Tangents/Scotland – Laura Fields

This episode features ⁠Laura Fields⁠ with ⁠The Seed Spark Project⁠.

Laura is back to discuss her journey to Scotland and update us on Rosen Rye. Laura blind tastes 2 expressions as we catch up on our favorite subject… whiskey history.

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠The Whiskey Exchange⁠

⁠Edinburgh⁠

⁠Cohiba Lanceros⁠

⁠Neeley Family Distillery⁠

⁠Old Overholt⁠

⁠Eight Oaks Distillery⁠

⁠Bluebird Distilling⁠

⁠McLaughlin Distillery⁠

⁠Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey⁠

⁠Scotts Mini Woodshop⁠

⁠Roger Wilco⁠

⁠Delaware Valley Fields Foundation⁠

⁠Iron City Distilling⁠

⁠Stoll & Wolfe Distillery⁠

⁠Liberty Pole Spirits⁠

⁠Dancing Star Farm⁠

⁠Siwani Spirits

Episode 148 – Liberty Pole Spirits Grand Opening

This special episode features ⁠Jim⁠⁠Ellen⁠, Rob and ⁠Kevin Hough⁠ of ⁠Liberty Pole Spirits⁠.

On July 15th Liberty Pole Spirits entered a new chapter in the history of their whiskey distillery. Friends, family and new fans joined the celebration and filled their new campus to capacity. It was an amazing experience to be part of the festivities and tour this state of the art distillery. The crowned jewel is the largest rickhouse in all of Pennsylvania. This expansive structure provides so much room now to fill and age barrels. 

The tasting room and bottle shop are full of history which is befitting to the distilled spirits that are being produced. It’s a comfortable space to sit, relax, sip and enjoy the sights, sounds and the conversations all around. The cocktails are amazing. A perfect balanced and well rounded compliment to the base whiskey being used. We got see the production space from the seating area overlooking the distillery itself. 

⁠Episode 31⁠ featured Jim and there you can learn about the history and the humble beginnings of Liberty Pole. This episode provides a glimpse into the excitement of opening day, the experiences leading up to it and some never told stories about the beginning of the distillery. 

This is certainly a destination that must be on your bucket list.

800 Adios DriveWashington, PA –724-503-4014 – www.LibertyPoleSpirits.com – Facebook⁠⁠

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⁠Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

Episode 109 – Proof and Wood Ventures – Dave Schmier

This episode features Dave Schmier of Proof and Wood Ventures.

Dave co-founded Redemption Rye in 2010.  In 2015 he sold the company and within a short time he started Proof and Wood.  Presently he doesn’t distill, however, he does source some incredible whiskey and barrel aged spirits.  A huge part of what they do is blending of whiskey.  The have recently added rum to the mix.  Dave’s been developing boutique craft brands for over 20 years.  The Proof and Wood library includes international whisky too.   Dave’s experience in the beverage industry and working in bars shines through on the expressions that he has created.

www.ProofandWood.com – Instagram

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Highlights from our discussion:

Redemption Rye Whiskey

MGP

Seagram’s Distillery

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Widow Jane

Sidney Frank

Leopold Bros Distillery

Dad’s Hat Rye

American Craft Spirits Association

Indie Spirits Expo

Episode 108 – Redwood Empire Whiskey – Lauren Patz

This episode features Lauren Patz of Redwood Empire Whiskey.

The story begins not with whiskey but, with wine.  Derek Benham started a wine company over 20 years ago.  He built the brand and sold it in 2013.  He then set his sights on starting a distillery.  White spirits flowed from the still and they began laying down barrels in 2015.  Redwood Empire is located in the heart of Sonoma, California.  Lauren grew up in a wine making family.  Her journey into distilling started with the study of history (Not the history of spirits)  and she learned how to make candy while in Japan.  It was when she was pairing chocolate and spirits that it opened her world to spirits.  Learn more about the amazing whiskeys that Redwood is producing and we are certain that you’re sure to become a huge fan too.  It will be love at first sip.

www.RedwoodEmpireWhiskey.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Trees For The Future

Adams Grain

Admiral Maltings

Spirit Works Distillery

Chuao Chocolatier

Benham’s Gin

Mark West Wines

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Episode 93 – Roger Wilco – Jamie Arking

This episode features Jamie Arking of Roger Wilco Wine and Spirits.

The legend is that in the 1950’s there was an airport close by.  There was a pilot there that had a small liquor store at the airport.  The business grew to the locations that you can find them today.  In 1984 Jamie’s father and uncle purchased the business.  A great explosion took place.  His first job , at 11 years old, was bagging ice.  He took off, explored the United States, to blaze his own path.  Until one day in 2009 his father called him back into the store.  Jamie shares that the customer service has always been the most important focus.  The other goal was to have a huge selection and variety of products.  In this episode, Jamie shares how he is working to source products through the supply chain issues.  We talk about the Wilco Whiskey Group and discuss the day to day challenges wine and spirits business.  

1001 Rte 73, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 – (856) 665-3456 – www.rwilco.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Castle & Key Distillery

Corona

Hennessy

Wild Turkey

WTSO – Wines ‘Til Sold out

Whyte & Mackay, LTD

The Dalmore Whisky

Knob Creek – Rogers Knob

Barrel Bourbon

Blanton’s Bourbon

Esslinger’s Beer

Episode 79 – Triple Sun Spirits – Kris Kwant

This episode features Kris Kwant and Sara Stier of Triple Sun Spirits Co.

20 years ago Kris was watching the TV program “How it’s made”, with his father.  The episode featured Sam Adams Brewing.  From watching the program, the home brewing bug took hold of him.  He and his dad purchased a kit and it actually turned out pretty good.  The next adventure was to make a Barley Wine.  The intention for this would be to share with his son when he turned 21.  Kris explains that “making good whiskey starts with making good beer”.  In 2016 Kris embraced the craft spirits movement.  Triple Sun is a cocktail bar that moonlights as a distillery.  They are very hospitality focused.  Enjoy this lively episode where we  discuss history, beer and all things Triple Sun.

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 518 Bank St, Emmaus, PA 18049 – (610) 904-8082 – www.triplesunspirits.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bicardi

Jack Daniels

Fetish Brewing Company

Kelvin Cooperage

Whiskey Advocate

Discover Lehigh Valley

Funk Brewing

Monkey 47

Mike Rowe

Episode 58 – Gregg “Boog” Williams – Boogs Best, LLC

This episode features Gregg “Boog” Williams of Boogs Best LLC.Gregg has become known as “The Lamp Guy”.  His new endeavor started after finishing off a bottle at the Twisted Tale in Philadelphia, PA.  A few weeks later he made his first lamp out of an empty bourbon bottle.  This quickly spread into another bottle and even pendant lighting.  Today Boogs Best Llc is producing really amazing keepsakes and conversation pieces.  He takes used barrels and makes cabinets out of them.  Breaking down the barrels he is creating wall hooks and display shelves.  He even is making cigar holders.  Gregg’s passion of bourbon and whiskey is touching lives and building long-lasting relationships.   Listen as he shares some of the experiences that he has enjoyed on his fermented adventure.  

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Highlights from our discussion:

The Twisted Tale

Art In The Age

Greg MetzeOld Elk

Freddie Johnson

Tahoe Blue Vodka

Pops McCann Whiskey

Jim Beam

Denny Potter

Maker’s Mark

Bardstown, KY

National Bourbon Day

Urban Bourbon Trail

Buffalo Trace

Blanton’s Bourbon

Wheaton Arts

Boog Powell

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Roger Wilco

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