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Episode 38 – Yianni Barakos – Mason Dixon Distillery

This episode features Yianni Barakos of Mason Dixon Distillery.   Yianni was 11 years old, when his grandfather shared how to make Tsipouro, which is Greek Moonshine, that is made from grapes.  He took Welch’s Grape Juice and bread yeast and fired up the rudimentary still.  Thankfully he didn’t burn the house down but a passion for making sensational spirits was born.   He is the 2nd generation born in the United States.  His family emigrated from little villages in Greece after World War 2.  He lives by his grandparents legacy… Creating Jobs and livelihoods for the community.  Every step of the way Yianni has figured it out, overcome obstacles and has created an amazing distillery that offers “Great food… great drinks… great conversation.    

331 E Water St, Gettysburg, PA 17325 – www.masondixondistillery.com – (717) 398-3385 – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Gettysburg National Military Park

Smooth Ambler

Tsipouro

Single Malt

Hollabaugh Bros

Wellspan

Copper Fox Distillery

Gettysburg

Ouzo

Pear Brandy

Wild Yeast

Yamas!!!

Episode 35 – John Granata – Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.

🎙This episode features John Granta of Jersey Spirits Distilling. Serendipity took John and Susan to High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. That was the spark for their Ahh Ha moment and they haven’t looked back. Today Jersey Spirits is all about flavor and highlighting the “Jersey Spirit”. They are crafting spirits like no other. Full of character, creativity and a bit of a sense of humor go into the bottle. The end result are products that are incredible. And, they have a lot of them to savor and enjoy.  
1275 Bloomfield Avenue, BLDG 7 Unit 40B, Fairfield, NJ 07004 – www.jerseyspirits.com – 973-227-5333 – On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

High West Distillery

Fairfield NJ

Eagle Scout

Cornell University

Michigan State University

Barnegat Light House

Wildwood NJ

Long Beach island

Industry City

Brooklyn Kura

Big Alice Brewing

Vermouth

MASH

Single Malt Whisky

Episode 31 – Liberty Pole Spirits – Jim Hough

This episode features Jim Hough of Liberty Pole Spirits.   Jim started it all on his back deck as a “hobby distiller”.  Jim made whiskey and experimented with different grains and recipes.  These have become the foundation of what goes into the barrels today.  Jim, Ellen and the entire family have come together to produce some incredible and creative whiskey.  They demonstrate the Whiskey Rebellion Spirit that put the small town of Washington on the map.   68 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301info@mingocreekcraftdistillers.com724-503-4014 –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Mingo Creek Society

Liberty Poles

Alexander Hamilton

Dad’s Hat

Wiggle

Red Pump Spirits

Barrel 21 Distillery

Thistle Finch

David Bradford House

Monongahela Rye

Whiskey Advocate

Maggie’s Farm Rum

Cheers!!!

Episode # 26 – Gallows Hill Spirits – Bob Piano

Bob Piano of gallows Hill Spirits

🎙This episode features Bob Piano of Gallows Hill Spirits. Bob’s fascination of distilled spirits began when he was a kid. He took an old pressure cooker and distilled a 6 pack of Budweiser. Flash forward to today where the distillery is not just about spirits… It’s about the connection to the Salem Witch Trials. Gallows Hill is a gathering place for people to learn, laugh and enjoy some amazing craft distilled spirits.  

2208 South 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103 – (610) 628-9445 – www.gallowshillspirits.com – On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

The Complete Joy of Home Brewing

Charlie Papazian

Lehigh Valley Homebrewers

Home Distiller.org

Salem Witch Trials

 Ancestory.com

King Edward 1st

Salem Massachusetts 

Old Tom Gin

Bartender Spirit Awards

Liquor Control Board

Episode # 20 – Eight Oaks Farm Distillery – Caitlin Bagenstose

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery visits the Podcast.

This episode features Caitlin Bagenstose of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery.  Caitlin is the Production Planner and a Distiller . The distillery owned by Chad Butters is Veteran Owned, Family Run and Farm Grown.  What comes out of our discussion is that family and community are important.  They are a very creative group that highlights the farmland and surrounding Lehigh Valley Area.   

7189 Route 309, New Tripoli, Pa 18066

Phone: (484)387-5287  – www.eightoaksdistillery.com –  On Facebook                          8

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Highlights from our discussion:

Tails of Valor

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Cancer Support Community

Reading Terminal Market

Cheers!!!

On the Set of Fermented Adventure The Show on RVNTV.TV

Episode #19 – Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett – County Seat Spirits

Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett of County Seat Spirits

This episode features Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett of County Seat Spirits.  Anthony Brichta and John Rowe are the founders and owners of County Seat Spirits.   The main distillery and tasting room is located in Allentown, PA . The Easton location features a craft cocktail bar and tasting room.   – www.countyseatspirits.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

King County Distillery

Dad’s Hat Rye

Hewn Spirits

Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery 

Thistle Finch

Colony Meadery

Lehigh University

HiJinx Brewing Company

Ambler Beer Company

Social Still

Gallows Hill Spirits

Eight Oaks Distillery

Triple Sun Spirits

Barley Creek Brewing

Böser Geist Brewing

Separatist Beer

The Aviary NYC

Cheers!!!

Episode #14 Adam Flatt – Social Still

Podcast Interview with Social Still

This episode features Adam Flatt of Social Still.  Adam and Kate Flatt are the founders and owners of Social Still.   The distillery is located in a building that was once a bank.  It features an incredible restaurant which compliments the spirits perfectly.   They use Pennsylvania grains.  Highlighting local corn, local wheat, local rye, barley, and other grains.  They are part of the revitalization of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   Social Still is located at: 530 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 – 610-625-4585 – www.socialstill.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Franklin Hill Vineyards

Breckenridge Brewery

Levitt Pavillion

Whistle Pig Whiskey

Maria Sebastionelli

Daiquiri

Gimlet

Christkindlmarkt

Cheers!

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 about her mission with the Seed Spark campaign and how she is introducing all facets of agriculture and farming to the craft distilling industry. Stoll and Wolf Distillery in Lititz, PA plays an important role in the reintroduction of Rosen Rye to the Spirit community.  We discuss the history of Prohibition and its impact on Pennsylvania distilleries like Michter’s. We review the American Whiskey Convention and look forward to the 5th Annual in 2020,  You can find them on Facebook @AmericanWhiskeyConvention.  If you’re in New Hope, PA for the Halloween Season be sure to make Specters and Spirits an annual tradition.  Cheers!

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Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky

Photo source; Reddit

In September 2014, a bourbon brand called Kentucky Owl began to appear on liquor-store shelves around Louisville. The American whiskey market was booming, and dozens of new bourbons were showing up each year. But Kentucky Owl was different. Released exclusively within the state in tiny quantities and produced by the scion of an old Kentucky whiskey family, it had an undeniable mystique — and a price tag of $170.

photo source; distillerytrail.com

To skeptics, Kentucky Owl was proof that the whiskey trend had reached its Tulip Mania moment. At the time, few bourbons commanded even $50 at retail. Plus, the man behind the brand, Dixon Dedman, didn’t even make the whiskey himself; he bought barrels from other distilleries, then blended them. Surely the bubble was about to pop.

Source; Continue reading at NY Times

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