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Episode 72 – Manatawny Still Works – Max Pfeffer

This episode features Max Pfeffer of Manatawny Still Works.

Max graduated Penn State University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He began home brewing when he was in college.  This led to him discovering the UC Davis Master Brewing program.  His education and experience led him to a stint with Victory Brewing Company and then to Sly Fox Brewery.  One day, Owner John Giannapoulas, called Max into his office.  He approached Max about opening a distillery.  Max knew beer but not distilled spirits.  That was over 8 years ago.  Today, not only does Max know distilling, he excels at it on a high level.  He and his team are producing whiskeys that are incredible.  What is coming out of the barrels now are spirits full of character, flavor and complexity.  This is a must visit for craft spirit lovers.  When you do you will become a fan for life.  

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320 Circle Of Progress Dr Ste 104, Pottstown, PA 19464

(484) 624-8271 www.manatawnystillworks.com Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Piper Project

Whiskey Rebellion Trail

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Kelvin Cooperage

American Whiskey Convention

Stranahans

Old Line Spirits

Moonshine University

Makers Mark

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Victory Brewing

American Whiskey Convention 2021 – Part 2

Listen to part 2 of the interviews that we had with at this years American whiskey Convention.

This episode features our interviews from the American Whiskey Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

It was recorded at the Independence Seaport Museum.

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Highlights From our Discussion:

Copper Fox Distillery

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery

Catoctin Creek

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Gallows Hill Spirits

Uncle Nearest

Angel’s Envy

Middleton Mixology – Smoketop

Toast The Trees

Brown – Forman

Jack Daniels

Lehigh Valley Screampark

Salem Witch Trials

GWAR – Ragnarok Rye

Robin Robinson

Shenandoah National Park

Sperryville, VA

Williamsburg, VA

American Whiskey Convention 2021 – Part 1

Finally, the 16 month wait was over. The American Whiskey Convention 2021 was a major success. With over 250 whiskeys and bourbons to sample it was a hard decision on where to start. We got to meet and speak to some incredible people in the industry. Guests shared their observations on what their favorite picks were and who stood out as a surprise.

The theme this year was Whiskey on the Water and it was hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum. There were master distillers and experts on hand to share the latest stories and philosophies about all things whiskey. Discussion forums focused on the grain. The Convention was created by the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation in 2016. It pays homage to the farmers and those caretakers of the grains that we all love so much. Laura Fields worked tirelessly this year to make sure that the event was compliant with local covid rules. The event is an opportunity for novices and experienced whiskey aficionados alike to enjoy their own experience. The people that we spoke to came away with a fantastic experience. There is so much to see and do that you can’t possibly do it all in one evening.

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Highlights From our Discussion:

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

Stoll & Wolfe

Delaware Valley Fields Foundation

Dick Stoll

Lititz, PA

A.H.Hirsch

Pernod Ricard USA

Jefferson’s Bourbon

Smooth Ambler

MGP

Contradiction

Heaven Hill Distillery

Evan Williams Small Batch

Larceny Small Batch

Rittenhouse Rye

Old Fitzgerald

Old Limestone Mixing Water

Episode 71 – Christmas City Spirits – Michael “Woody” Dombrosky

This episode features Michael Dombrosky of Christmas City Spirits.

It all began, when a group of 4 coworkers who were rugby players, got together to share their love of the history of Bethlehem, PA.  They formed the restaurant at Tavern at the Sun Inn.  The next step was to bring the spirits into the tavern.  Woody’s family has a long history of distilling in the coal regions of Pennsylvania.  His great grandmother would create Laudanum and make house calls to those with a variety of ailments.  His family has a storied past of making Rye Whiskey.  The owners crossed paths with Woody and they brought him on to distill their incredible spirits and unique recipes.  We learned so much sitting down with Woody and we had a great time enjoying his craft creations. 

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564 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 – (484) 893-0590www.suninnbethlehem.orgFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bethlehem, PA

Laudanum

Puerto Rico Distillery

Good Food Awards

MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

Ascot Awards

Easton Kuebler Lager Caves

Tito’s Vodka

Gallows Hill Spirits

Cold Springs Copper Works

Lehigh University

Steve Bashore

American Whiskey Convention

The Peoples Kitchen

Lenni Lenape

Episode 70 – Whiskey and Wood – Scott Wishart

This episode features Scott Wishart of Scott’s Mini Woodshop

Scotts journey into woodworking began with him needing to fix things around the house.  He learned more about wood turning from watching YouTube videos.  His craft woodwork has become his therapy and his escape.  He connected his love of whiskey & wine with creating bottle stoppers, bottle openers and special wine goblets.  He even made unique tumblers for the podcast episode.  Our interview transforms into whiskey and woodworking with Scott.   

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bimber Distillery

Dalwhinnie Distillery

Diageo

Wegmans

Whole Foods Market

Freddie Johnson

Blantons Bourbon

Old Line Spirits

Red Pump Spirits

Mason Dixon Distillery

Manatawny Still Works

Gray Wolf Spirits – Date Night Chronicles

We are back, sharing some more spirits that we picked up on a recent trip to Saint Michaels Maryland.  In this Date Night Chronicles we are enjoying Gray Wolf Spirits.  We share our tasting notes from these 4 amazing expression… Vodka, Gin, Agave and a Solera Rye Whiskey

605 S. Talbot St. #6, St. Michaels, MD 21663 – (443)339-4894 – www.graywolfspirits.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

American Whiskey Convention

Saint Michaels Maryland

Northwest Cider Association

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Episode 68 – Train Wreck Distillery – Aaron Diamond

This episode features Aaron Diamond of Train Wreck Distillery.

The seed of entrepreneurship was planted by Arron’s Grandfather, Norman Diamond.  At a very young age Aaron would help Norman make beer and wine.  After his grandfather passed, Aaron tried making his own beer and wine.  It just didn’t turn out the same.  According to Aaron it was not very good at all.  That’s when he thought it would be better to distill the bad product that he made.  He turned his sights to distilling.  He began taking classes with his father to learn how to distill.  Traveling all over the country and even London to gain the knowledge that the desired.  In 2014 they purchased a run down train station in Mount Holly.  Right on the banks of the Rancocas Creek.  In 2015 they started distilling and working on perfecting their recipes.  In July of 2017 they opened their door to the public.  Train Wreck is a vibrant distillery where people come for the spirits, the cocktails, the great entertainment and the lively banter.  From it’s humble beginnings this is no longer a train wreck but, a rousing success.     

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25 Madison Ave, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 – (609) 288-6300www.trainwreckdistillery.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Sipsmith Gin

East London Liquor Company

Beefeater Gin

Spellbound Brewing

Auburn Road Vineyard

Little Water Distillery 

Bluecoat Gin

Stateside Vodka

Episode 65 – PA Libations – Arthur Etchells

This episode features Art Etchells of Pennsylvania Libations.

Pennsylvania Libations is opening their Philadelphia Location in the Reading Terminal Market.  It will feature over 20 craft producers in the State of PA and will offer over 100 different products.  The soft opening is set for the weekend of June 19th and 20th.  Just in time for Father’s Day.  PA Libations began in Pittsburgh just 4 years ago.  Christian Simmons is the brain child behind this incredible store that offers products created in Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia’s own Art Etchells is managing the location here in the RTM.  We enjoyed our time learning more about Art’s journey from Hockey Blogger to creating one of the most successful social media pages… Foobooz.  Art brings his vast experience in the craft wine and spirits industry and will help to showcase some of the best that PA has to offer.  Now locals and tourists alike have just one more reason to get to the Reading Terminal.

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51 North 12th Street Space #439 Philadelphia, PA 19107 www.palibations.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Christian Simmons

Manatawny Still Works

Row House Spirits

Philadelphia Magazine

Artillery Brewing

Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery

The Italian Market

Strip District

Reading Terminal Market

Thistle Finch Distillery

Episode 61 – Old Line Spirits – Mark McLaughlin

This episode features Mark McLaughlin of Old Line Spirits.  Mark and Arch got to know each other from their time in the Navy.  They didn’t care for their civilian careers and sitting at a desk.  They were drawn to the romance of the craft spirits world.  Mark went to Seattle for a wedding a few days after quitting his job.  From there it was serendipity.  They went on a fascinating journey that took them to start and open Old Line Spirits in 2017.  Today, they are crafting some incredible American Single Malts.  Their whiskey is full of character and flavor with a story in each bottle.

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4201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21224(443) 218-9984 – www.oldlinespirits.comFacebook

Highlights from our discussion:

Benash Liquor Store

US Navy

American Distilling Institute

Seattle

Middle West Spirits

Rum Runner Press

IPA

Bimber Distillery

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission

Great Western Malting

Finger Lakes Distilling

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Drug City Pharmacy and Liquors

Fisher House Foundation

Episode 51 – Sourland Mountain Spirits – Ray and Sage Disch

This episode features Ray and Sage Disch of Sourland Mountain Spirits.  “Be a maker, not a taker.”We truly had a fantastic time sitting down with Ray and Sage.  Back in the early 90’s Ray was inspired by a story that he heard on the radio about a husband and wife who worked as commodity traders in Chicago.  They left their high paying jobs to open a craft brewery in Chi-town.  Leading the charge and laying the groundwork, Ray helped to sponsor legislation to help to change the laws for New Jersey breweries.   In 1995 Triumph Brewing Company introduced craft beer to the masses in Princeton, NJ.  Fast forward to 2015 Ray along with his wife Erica made the decision to open a craft distillery in their hometown of Hopewell.  It is a family affair at their farm distillery.  What you hear is that Ray brings people together.  He builds teams and develops an environment of creativity and excellence.  He shares the fascinating journey to create their award winning Gin and their portfolio of first class spirits.  Sage discusses what’s next for the distillery and how he is helping to guide them onto a bigger stage.

 130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525 –

(609) 333-8575 – www.sourlandspirits.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Zeng Farms

Terhune Orchards

Jeremy Myers

Corgi Spirits

Barr Hill Gin

American Distilling Institute

Heriot Watt University

Cornell University

Brick Farm Tavern

Troon Brewing

Camden Winkelstein

Hopewell, NJ

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