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Episode 131 – Widow’s Peak Distilling Company – Josh Douglas

This episode features Josh Douglas of Widow’s Peak Distilling Company.

Mike and Mark Ilg were on a ski trip when they devised a plan for a distillery.  Mark had been an avid home brewer for 15 years so the challenge of distilling intrigued him.  2 weeks later, after reading a book, he professed to Mike that he was ready to distill vodka.  They set up shop distilling their spirits in Peach Bottom, PA.   The doors to the cocktail bar and tasting room opened in Ambler, PA in July of 2022.  What you will discover here are spirits layered with flavor and a nuanced sipping experience.  They provide a wide variety of cocktails to highlight they’re handcrafted in PA spirits.    

10 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002(267) 209-0551 – www.WidowsPeakDistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Sorrentino Pasta and Provisions

Michelle Cudia

Forrest & Main

Painted Stave Distilling

Philadelphia Distilling

Bees Knees Cocktail

MGP

Ambler, PA

Episode 127 – Lyon Rum – Jamie Windon

This episode features Jaime Windon of Lyon Rum.

Jaime has a penchant for saying yes to crazy ideas.  On a whim she drove down to Kentucky and bought a 26 galloon still to make rum.  Lyon Rum was embraced by the small town of St. Michaels, MD as the distillery began to take shape and grow.  It’s Jaime’s love of making things for people and serving them that has helped to make this rum distillery a major success.  They’re putting a unique fingerprint on the rum industry by making genuinely flavorful and complex spirits. 

605 S Talbot St UNIT 6, St Michaels, MD 21663 (443) 333-9181– www.LyonRum.com – Facebook

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Highlights From our Discussion:

Tiffani Barriere

Amaro Santoni

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Episode 125 – Indepenent Spirits Distillery – Mark Breen-Klein

This episode features Mark Breen-Klein of Independent Spirits Distillery.

Kerry, Mark’s mother, was trying to decide a business to go into as her children were leaving home to explore their lives.  Without any experience or knowledge the decision was made to start a distillery.  Mark brought his biomedical engineering degree background into the family business.  His attention to detail and a focus on a uniform product takes their spirits to a new level.  There are quite a few expressions to be proud of which are all unique, creative and full of flavor.  These are expressions that pay homage to the local farmers of South Jersey that surround this family craft distillery.  

131 Davidson Rd, Woolwich Township, NJ 08085

(609) 202-5458– www.ISDistillery.com – Facebook

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and more…

Highlights from our discussion:

Two Bridges Wine, Beer and Spirits Trail

Rabbit Hill Farms

Mood’s Farm Market

Tito’s Vodka

Episode 123 – Virginia Distillery Company – Amanda Beckwith

This episode features Amanda Beckwith of Virginia Distillery Company.

Dr. George G. Moore was an Irishman who came to the United States in the 1970’s.  He loved collecting and drinking single malt whisky’s.  In 2011 the dream of a distillery began to become a reality.  In 2013 George’s son Gareth took over the reigns when his father passed away.  Today, Virginia Distillery Company has been distilling and aging for over seven years.  Amanda came on board in 2015 to launch the tour and tasting program.  Her knowledge of whisky making quickly grew.  Amanda discovered that she had an amazing ability to  nose and taste whisky.  Today, as master blender, she has taken the lead on their single malt “Courage & Conviction” release.  We got to share Amanda’s perspective on the juice that the team is producing.  We have to say that what they are producing is sensational.  Their New American Single Malt is a feast for the senses.

299 Eades Ln, Lovingston, VA 22949 – (434) 285-2900 – www.VADistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Harry Cockburn

Dr. Jim Swan

Nancy Fraley

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

Murphy & Rude Malting Company

Brown Forman

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Episode 120 – Amaro Santoni – Luca Missaglia

Photography www.themakers.co.uk

This episode features Luca Missaglia of Amaro Santoni.

Luca is driven by passion.  Amaro Santoni, an Italian Apartivo comes from the heart.  He also has a love of cocktails and brand building.  His focus is to help bartenders get out of their comfort zone.  Luca grew up in Milan. Very early on he discovered that the zest for amaro was in his DNA.  Amaro Santoni is a traditional recipe made by Gabriello Santoni.  It’s produced with Rhubarb Root,  Iris Flower and Olive Leaf.  It takes your drinking experience into the third dimension.  If you love amaro, this is a must have on your bar.

www.amarosantoni.com – Facebook

Available on:

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bar Convent Brooklyn

The Art of Shaking

Nomad Hotel

Episode 119 – Laura Fields – Whiskey History and The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation

This episode features Laura Fields of The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.

Nothing ever stops in farming.  In 2015 they started out with five ounces of Keystone Rosen Rye grain.  Today there are over 400 acres that have been planted.  This project was created for distillers to purchase direct from farmers.  Currently, there are nine farming partners growing the Rosen Rye.  October 28, 2022, Dick Still would have celebrated his 89th birthday.  Dick was a featured guest of the podcast in Episode 14.  Check out that episode for more insight into this Master Distillers experiences.  Laura and I delve into the history of whiskey.  Especially as it relates to rye and Pennsylvanias imprint on this wonderful grain.

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Highlights From our Conversation:

American Whiskey History

Seed Spark Project

Michters

Dick Stoll

Stoll And Wolfe Distillery

Penn State Agriculture

Dancing Star Farms

American Whiskey Convention

Moonshiners

Liberty Pole Spirits 

Dave Pickerell

Ethan Smith

Leopold Brothers

Sagamore Spirits

Episode 117 – Canary Cocktails And Spirits – Philip Search and Don Benedetto

This episode features Philip Search and Don Benedetto of Canary Cocktails and Spirits.

Philip has been in the beverage industry for a long time.  He’s been involved with the coffee industry, managing bars and restaurants and helping to set up bar programs.  When Covid hit and impacted the bars in the area he was more then ready to roll up his sleeves and dive right in to help.  Don’s background as an attorney has helped to navigate the in’s and out’s of getting the business up and running.  Not to mention his skill at putting labels onto cans.  Canary Cocktails is producing first rate amazing ready to drink cocktails.  Their experience has helped to create a true high end cocktail in a can.  They source the finest spirits and ingredients.  You’ll be hooked on the first sip.  From there you’ll be a raving fan of the brand and their craft cocktails.

214 N Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 – (610) 392-3203 – www.CanarySpirits.com – Instagram

Available on:

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Highlights from our discussion:

Widow Jane

Spring House Spirits

Method Spirits

Eda Rhyne Distilling Company

Amtrak

Episode 116 – Spring House Spirits – Chris Demars – Randy and Jenn Litwin

This episode features Chris Demars, Randy Litwin and Jenn Litwin of Spring House Spirits.

Sixty years ago Chris’s grandmother taught him how to distill spirits, make wine and brew beer.  Chris worked as a nuclear engineer which is kind of like being a distiller.  He longed to come back to the family farm and get back to his distilling roots.  He pays homage to his grandmothers background by bringing several grains together in the mash bill.  This bespoke farm distillery is creating amazing spirits that are full of character and flavor.  Each bottle highlights the quality of the process, the local grains, and the connection to the history of the surrounding Chester County community.

25 Martin Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320 – (610)593-7348 – www.SpringHouseSpirits.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

St. Malachi Church

M & D Staves

Zook Molasses Company

Grey Goose Vodka

Deer Creek Malthouse

Episode 113 – HMK Insurance – Todd Collins and Alan Pfizenmayer

This episode features Todd Collins and Alan Pfizenmayer of HMK Insurance.

HMK Insurance is located in Bethlehem, PA.  The inception goes all of the way back to 1914.  In the mid 1990’s they began to focus their attention on craft beverages.  Tim Kurtz brought on a few local breweries.  Today they have clients spread out across the United States.  As insurance agents they help their clients and potential clients to be well informed about insurance.

610-868-8507 – tcollins@hmk-ins.com – Apfizenmayer@hmk-ins.com – www.hmk.aleragroup.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Meadcon2022

Brewers Association

Black Viking Brewing

Republic Restoratives

Funk Brewing Company

Hijinx Brewing Company

Five Maidens Craft Cider

Red Balloon

The Ferm Meadery

Episode 111 – Method Spirits – Corey Fitzsimmons

This episode features Corey Fitzsimmons of Method Spirits.

Corey was a bartender in New York City for over a decade.  He had the honor of being the head bartender at the new location for the Union Square Cafe.  He quickly discovered the he was not able to source local vermouth that would work for classic cocktails.  He began working on a vermouth using his own recipes and exploring opportunities.  This took him to going out on his own to develop Method Spirits.  He and his partners spent 2 years developing the recipe for their sweet vermouth.  We have to share that it is delicious and complex.  It gives wonderful depth and character to cocktails and it stands on its own neat or with a little club soda.  Keep an eye out for the dry vermouth that they have created.

www.MethodSpirits.com – Instagram

Available on:

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🎧 Spotify https://lnkd.in/entmqEC6

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Union Square Cafe

Swedish Hill Vineyard & Winery

Finger Lakes Distilling

Danny Meyer

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