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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 37- Mark Ganter – Little Water Distillery

🎙This episode features Mark Ganter of Little Water Distillery.   It all started when Mark and Eric gave their father a 5 gallon pot still.  They set their attention on distilling rum.  Mark shares his philosophy on branding and education about the distillery.  Mark said, “It’s establishing an emotional connection with the consumer”.  Their spirits are built around quality and value.  You definitely want to check out the unique spirits that are coming out of Atlantic City.

807 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401   

www.littlewaterdistillery.com

609-344-7867 (DIG-RUMS) – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Absecon Island

Black Aronia

The Seed

Palmers Liberty Gin

Passion Vines

Canals

Total Wine & More

Buy Rite Liquor

Lenni Lenape Indians
Whitecap Whiskey
The Press of Atlantic City
Crystal Head Vodka – Dan Aykroyd
Kelvin Cooperage
Green Hat Gin
White House Subs

Steve and Cookies

Pitch Pine

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 # 25 – Reading Distilling Guild – Chris Flowers

Reading Distilling Guild

This episode features Chris Flowers of Reading Distilling Guild.  Chris got his start in the back of the house as a chef and soon realized that the front of the house was where he was supposed to be.  He bartended at lots of restaurants and on many beaches to hone his craft.  He knocked it out of the park winning a bronze medal for his White Rum on the first run they ever produced.  Today, Chris and Kate Flowers are on the forefront and leading the resurgence of Reading.  

503 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601 – (484) 222-3601  – www.rdgspirits.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Le Cordon Bleu Institute Of Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University

Cocktail

Coughlin’s Law

Grant Cardone

Undercover Boss

Cheers!!!

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 #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!

Pennsylvania Distilling Company… WOW!!!

Good things come to those who wait.
Making new friends.

It’s hard to believe that this distillery is less than 6 months old. In the tradition of our forefathers they are craft distilling the old fashioned way. Using all natural ingredients and starting from scratch. As they promise, they are “grain-to-glass” and are doing it right every step of the process.

“Anything that saved the human race from extinction is fine by me.” said Benjamin, as he shares his love for spirits. He greets us with a warm and friendly hello. He has a passion for taking what is distilled behind the glass wall and showcases the complex flavors in the cocktails that he has created.

We found that all of their spirits can be enjoyed neat. But, don’t hesitate to experience the well thought out cocktail menu which compliments their creations. First we sampled the First City Vodka which has a mellow corn sweet beginning and a spicy rye finish. Next we moved on to the Founders Artisan Dry Gin that had flavor notes of lemon, lavender and black pepper. The Old City White Whiskey pays homage to folks living on Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia. Sweet corn enters the palate and pepper and spice finishes the journey. Our last stop on our Fermented Adventure was the Frontier Explorer’s White Rum. Benjamin lifted the presentation by adding a garnish to each of the samples. This provided a fabulous new dimension. They are hard at work crafting new spirits to add to their already amazing line up.

First Rate Presentation

You most certainly need to put Pennsylvania Distilling Co. on your must list to visit soon. We look forward to getting back really soon. Cheers!

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