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whiskey rebellion trail

Episode #32 – Red Pump Spirits – Ed and Judy Belfoure

This episode features Ed and Judy Belfoure of Red Pump Spirits.   Ed and Judy get to make people happy.  Ed’s background in chemistry was the perfect transition into creating distilled spirits.  There is a rich history of amateur wine making in Ed’s family and he likes getting his hands dirty.  This couple makes a fantastic team and is producing some first rate wonderful spirits.  We could have talked for hours.  They were a delight to have on the podcast.

32 N. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 – rpspirits@gmail.com –

724-503-4014 –  On Facebook

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and more…

Highlights from our discussion:

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Zig Ziglar

Leopold Bros

Maryland Style Rye Whiskey

Monongahela Rye

Five Saints Distilling

Step Mash Process

Liberty Pole Spirits

Whiskey Smash

Phil Bourque

Episode 31 – Liberty Pole Spirits – Jim Hough

This episode features Jim Hough of Liberty Pole Spirits.   Jim started it all on his back deck as a “hobby distiller”.  Jim made whiskey and experimented with different grains and recipes.  These have become the foundation of what goes into the barrels today.  Jim, Ellen and the entire family have come together to produce some incredible and creative whiskey.  They demonstrate the Whiskey Rebellion Spirit that put the small town of Washington on the map.   68 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301info@mingocreekcraftdistillers.com724-503-4014 –  On Facebook

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🎧 Spotify https://lnkd.in/e7-KspC

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and more…

Highlights from our discussion:

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Mingo Creek Society

Liberty Poles

Alexander Hamilton

Dad’s Hat

Wiggle

Red Pump Spirits

Barrel 21 Distillery

Thistle Finch

David Bradford House

Monongahela Rye

Whiskey Advocate

Maggie’s Farm Rum

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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and more…

Highlights from our discussion:

Tails of Valor

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Cancer Support Community

Reading Terminal Market

Cheers!!!

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Episode #15 Whiskey Smash – West Overton Village

West Overton Distilling

This episode features Whiskey Smash at West Overton Village.109 W Overton Rd, Scottdale, PA 15683 (724) 887-7910 info@westovertonvillage.org – www.westovertonvillage.org –  On Facebook

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🎧 Spotify https://lnkd.in/e4uRqeW

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We had the pleasure of interviewing:

Aaron Hollis – Director of Education at West Overton Village

Rob Hough from Liberty Pole Spirits 

Aleasha Monroe – Head Distiller at West Overton Distilling

Sam Komlenic – Copy Editor for Whiskey Advocate

Jim Wolfe – Stoll and Wolfe Distillillery

Robert McDonald – Grain Specialist at Dancing Star Farms

Highlights from our discussion:

Monongahela Rye

Rosen Rye

Dillinger Distillery

Michter’s Distilley

Jim Beam

Wild Turkey

Dad’s Hat Rye

Whiskey Rebellion

Whiskey Rebellion Trail

Red Pump Spirits

Barrel 21 Distillery

Crooked Creek Distillery

Tall Pines Distillery

PA Libations

Cheers!

History In The Distilling

Distilling Rosen Rye

An anxious crowd gathered around Laura Fields, of the Seed Spark Project, as she introduced the star of the day. Since 2015, Rosen rye seeds have been cultivated and re-planted on agricultural test plots in State College, PA to produce enough usable grain to distill into whiskey. Rosen rye had been in the fermenter since September 3rd and was ready to be distilled at Stoll and Wolfe Distillery in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Dick Stoll was the last man to distill Rosen rye into whiskey at Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pa. Liquid began to flow into the still and Dick looked on with a very watchful eye. It was an emotional moment for Erik Wolfe as he explained the process of what was about to take place in the distillation. Finally, all of the hard work and preparation would become a reality.

It was all hands on deck as things heated up. Jim Wolfe and Avianna Wolfe took their places to make sure that the pressure and temperatures remained stable as the column still began to produce the first evidence of juice. The whole team at Stoll and Wolfe was amazing. For the next 3 hours there was joy, laughter and camaraderie as guests shared stories, asked questions and got their first taste of the “White Dog”. Oh, how sweet it is!

The journey continues as some of the Rosen rye which has now been given over to the barrel gods. The remaining un-aged portion will be available to taste and sample.

It was an incredible experience to be able to watch the whole process come together. Fermented Adventure has had the pleasure of visiting many distilleries. However, it is rare to witness the production of craft distilled spirits. The day culminated with enjoying one last taste. Fermented Adventure the Podcast sat down with Dick Stoll and learned more about his story. Look for the interview on your favorite Podcast Platform.

It all started with a seed. It was a perfect day in a perfect place. It may sound cliche, but, on September 7, 2019 a lot of peoples hard work, visions and dreams came true. That’s what is at the heart of the craft distillery industry.

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