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Episode 67 – Puerto Rico Distillery – Angel and Crystal Rivera

This episode features Angel Rivera and Crystal Rivera of Puerto Rico Distillery.

Angel and Crystal opened the distillery in March of 2020, just as the Covid shutdown took effect.  The City of Frederick and the surrounding community has welcomed them with open arms.  It has been a great fit for everyone.  It wasn’t an easy decision at first.  But, when the Rivera’s made up their minds, they sold their home and moved to Frederick.  There is family and culture around Pitorro.  It is a Clandestine Rum that is Puerto Rican Moonshine.  This is the true Puerto Rican Rum passed down from generation to generation.  “Puerto Rican born and Maryland made.”  So, what is Pitorro?  Listen to the podcast episode and learn all about it.  

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1341 Hughes Ford Rd, Frederick, MD 21701 – (240) 457-4038www.puertoricodistilery.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Pitorro

Taneytown Liquors

The Wine Source

University of Maryland

Honey Bee Lab

Frederick, MD

Episode 66 – Dragon Distillery – Ashley Perez

This episode features Ashley Perez of Dragon Distillery.

Mark and Tania Lambert founded Dragon Distillery as a passion project.  The theme is inspired by the game Dungeons and Dragons.  However, when it comes to the spirits they are not playing games.  Mark’s family settled in Frederick in the 1700’s.  The moonshine recipes date back to before prohibition.  In 2015 the Lambert’s opened Dragon and it is the first distillery to open in Frederick since after Prohibition.  Ashley shares the story of the distillery and we sample many of the amazing craft distilled spirits.  Like many craft businesses they support local farmers to create their products.    

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1341 Hughes Ford Rd Suite 108, Frederick, MD 21701 –

(301) 844-6416www.dragondistillery.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Frederick, MD

4 The Love of Sweets

Cutwater Spirits

Dungeons & Dragons

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Linganore Wines

Wassail

Attaboy Brewing Company

Carroll Creek Park

Earthly Elements

Flying Dog Brewery

Isabella’s Taverna

Maryland Distillers Guild

Episode 47 – Old Republic Distillery – Bill Mathias

This episode features Bill Mathias of Old Republic Distillery.  “We distill for flavor baby… It’s all about the flavor.”   The distillery started with a passion.  Bill’s grandfather and great grandfather made home made wine.  They made dandelion and watermelon rind wine.  They made alcohol from what was readily available.  Bill was curious about how they made what they did.  At 18 Bill brewed his first beer and learned all about fermentation.  He runs three stills.  He’s making the mash and fermenting to put out some exceptional and flavorful spirits.  Take a listen and let us know what you think. 330 Town Center Dr York, PA 17408 – 717-870-1792 – www.drinkord.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Old Republic Distillery Tavern – Ephrata

Jack Daniels

Mojito Recipe

Explore York

Keystone Craft Spirits Trail

Grappa

Dickey’s Barbecue

Allegro Winery

Troegs Beer

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 # 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 # 23 – Bimber Distillery – Matt McKay

This episode features Matt McKay of Bimber Distillery.  Matt is responsible for public relations and marketing, as well as, helping out with production. Dariusz Plazewski and Ewelina Chruszczyk co-founded Bimber in North-West London in 2015.  This Micro-Distillery is quickly making a mark in the Whiskey community being recognized by Whisky Magazine as Craft Producer of the Year 2020. 

We took the Tube out of London. It was about a 40 minute ride to West London. It was a rainy chilly morning but the excitement of the interview made the day feel warmer. It was about a 10 minute walk from the Tube Station. Past a cemetery and through an industrial area. Then we found it. The main door was open and the team was loading whisky into van for a tasting later that day. Dawn and I were greeted with a delicious simple old fashioned. It wasn’t long before Matt and I began talking and we were learning how this amazing distillery got started. Then to take a tour of the operation. They are true craftsman here in every sense of the word. The tasting was mind blowing. WOW!!! We had a blast and look forward to all of the great spirits to follow from Bimber.

56-58 Sunbeam Road, London, NW10 6JQ – +44 20 3602 9980  – www.bimberdistillery.co.uk –  On Facebook   

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 Highlights from our discussion:

Bimber

Fordham & Allen

Warminster Maltings

Solera

The Dramble

Cheers!!!

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