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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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and more…

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

Available on:

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🎧 Spotify https://lnkd.in/dAmTW8w

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and more…

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   

Available on:

🎧 Apple https://lnkd.in/exuD-r6

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🎧 Spotify https://lnkd.in/eZtn5UG

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and more…

 Highlights from our discussion:

Bimber

Fordham & Allen

Warminster Maltings

Solera

The Dramble

Cheers!!!

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