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Episode 58 – Gregg “Boog” Williams – Boogs Best, LLC

This episode features Gregg “Boog” Williams of Boogs Best LLC.Gregg has become known as “The Lamp Guy”.  His new endeavor started after finishing off a bottle at the Twisted Tale in Philadelphia, PA.  A few weeks later he made his first lamp out of an empty bourbon bottle.  This quickly spread into another bottle and even pendant lighting.  Today Boogs Best Llc is producing really amazing keepsakes and conversation pieces.  He takes used barrels and makes cabinets out of them.  Breaking down the barrels he is creating wall hooks and display shelves.  He even is making cigar holders.  Gregg’s passion of bourbon and whiskey is touching lives and building long-lasting relationships.   Listen as he shares some of the experiences that he has enjoyed on his fermented adventure.  

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Highlights from our discussion:

The Twisted Tale

Art In The Age

Greg MetzeOld Elk

Freddie Johnson

Tahoe Blue Vodka

Pops McCann Whiskey

Jim Beam

Denny Potter

Maker’s Mark

Bardstown, KY

National Bourbon Day

Urban Bourbon Trail

Buffalo Trace

Blanton’s Bourbon

Wheaton Arts

Boog Powell

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Roger Wilco

Episode 57 – Grand Illusion Hard Cider – Chad Kimmel

This episode features Chad Kimmel of Grand illusion Hard Cider.The name Grand Illusion Hard Cider was inspired by magic. Slight of hand if you will.  The inspiration for this cider comes from the tasting rooms that you find at breweries. Originally conceived to be a tasting room for wine, Chad made a serendipitous pivot into cider and opened his own vision for what a craft American cidery should be.  He draws his inspiration from his own experiences and and the ciders that he has tried.  Putting his own spin on the flavor profile.  Grand Illusion opened its doors on February 2018 and has quickly become an anchor attraction in downtown Carlisle, PA.     26 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013 – (717) 462-4716 – www.grandillusioncider.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Wyndridge Cider Co.

Run It Like a Rock Star

Tired Hands Brewery

PA Libations

Stone & Key Cellars

Upper Reach Meadery

Kingview Mead

Pour The Core

Kyle Purnell

Harrisburg Area Community College

Angry Orchard

Woodchuck Hard Cider

Carla Snyder

Original 13 Ciderworks

St. Vrain Cidery

Ploughman Cider

Big Hill Ciderworks

Carlisle, PA

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Diners Drive-ins and Dives

Finger Lakes Cider House

Hook & Flask Still Works

Penn State University

Episode 56 – Original 13 Ciderworks – John Kowchak and Petra Manchina

This episode features John Kowchak and Petra Manchina of Original 13 Ciderworks. John’s Grandfather Charles Steckel worked in apple orchards and learned how to make hard cider.  John’s journey began as a home brewer of beer.  On a fateful day he had a conversation with his grandfather who shared with him that he made hard cider in his basement.  John pays tribute to has grandfather with the Sir Charles line.  John saw opening a cidery in Philadelphia as a continuation of his families entrepreneurial roots.  In 2013 Original 13 was born and at the time there were no cideries in Philadelphia.  In 2017 they opened the doors.  In this episode John and Petra share their take and vision on the cider and mead that they are creating.  The cocktail program, tasting room and restaurant.  They are producing some incredible and complex cider.  Full of flavor, character and some wonderful surprises.1526 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 –

(215) 765-7000 – www.original-13.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Samson & Surrey

5:dirty Martinis

Magners Irish Cider

Atacama Dessert

Blueberry Capital of the World

PA Cider Guild

Punch Buggy Brewing Company

Capitol Cider

Clint Holmes

Hale & True Cider Co.

Basque Cider

Strongbow Apple Cider

Peter Mitchell

Cider & Perry Academy

Arsenal Cider House

Applejack

Episode 55 – Punch Buggy Brewing Company – Patrick Coyne, John Riley and James Baker

This episode features Patrick Coyne, John Riley and James Baker of Punch Buggy Brewing Company.This brewery finds its origins as many breweries do.  The foundation of home brewing, making beer and sharing it with friends.  The idea was born out of a slightly different path.  Attending beer festivals and becoming interested and excited by beer.  Well, once you attend a beer festival you must try home brewing.  Of course the first beers are hit and miss.  But, eventually you begin to dial in the recipes and procedures.  Punch Buggy is thriving because of the “not going to quit” attitude of its founders.  They just about ran out of beer on their opening weekend.  They realized they needed larger and more productive equipment.  They collaborated and learned from other local breweries in the region.  They have experienced growing pains.  Now, every beer that they make is better than the last.  Their beers have character, flavor and complex notes.  All of the people behind Punch Buggy are determined, humble and hungry to offer the best beer possible.1445 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 -www.punchbuggybrewing.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Double Eagle Malt

Schmidt’s Beer

Levante Brewing Company

Stable 12 Brewing Co.

2nd Story Brewing Co.

Free Will Brewing Co.

Philly Home Brew Outlet

Tree House Brewing Company

Archbishop Ryan High School

Cannstatter Volksfest Verein

Nodding Head Brewery

Episode 54 – 5:dirty – Melissa and Kyle Reed

This episode features Melissa and Kyle Reed of 5:dirty. Melissa has a love for dirty martinis.  For her and her mom Maria, it’s their everyday go to cocktail.  The search was on to make the perfect dirty martini.  Kyle and Melissa’s reputation grew and their friends and family would encourage them to bring their dirty martini concoctions every time that they would come over.  By batching the martini it would allow them more time to spend with their guests.  The idea came to them… wouldn’t it be great if we could actually bottle this so everyone could have it?  5:dirty has become a hit.  They make 2 versions, the Dab of Dirty and the Double Dirty.  Pick up a bottle or two, pour yourself a martini and enjoy the episode. www.5dirty.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

717 south restaurant

Premier Innovations Group

The Gypsy Saloon

Fox 29

Jennaphr Frederick

Sex and the City

Spring Mill Cafe

Little Water Distillery

More Than the Curve

Leonard Mountain

Big Spring Spirits

Pops McCann Whiskey

Episode 53 – Fetish Brewing Company – Aaron Risser

This episode features Aaron Risser of Fetish Brewing Company.  Fetish can trace it’s roots to a backyard creation, flourishing into what it is today.  In 2005, Aaron brewed his first beer, which was most likely a dark pumpkin ale.  Like many he brewed for the experience and to give his beer away to other people.  It evolved into a monthly brew session which led to a lot of happy beer drinkers and meeting his partners.  He learned from the professionals at Weyerbacher Brewing Company on how to grow and scale his home brewing fetish.  Today, Aaron brews what he likes to drink.  He has a background in fine arts and graphic design.  This experience finds its way into the flavors and complexities of the beers that he creates.  Fetish sources fresh ingredients from the farmland that surrounds the brewery.  It’s some of the best farmland in the world.  He even grows the ghost peppers for the ghost pepper stout.  Fetish opened on January 24, 2021.  This 3 years young brewery is turning out some incredible beers.  Go ahead, listen, and make this your new beer fetish.   201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543 – 717-629-2465 – www.fetishbrewing.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Russian River Brewing

Cantillon Brewery

Stoll & Wolfe

Triple Sun Spirits

Ambergris

Hershey’s Chocolate

Fraktured Hot Sauce

Rock Lititz

Lititz, PA

Episode 52 – Pops McCann Whiskey Revisit – Jason Fogg

We welcome back Jason Fogg of Pops McCann Whiskey.  There are now 4 new expressions of Pops McCann Whiskey to tell the story.  I got to sit down with Jason and we talked about family and heritage.  Each individual bottle represents an adventure.  He weaves the heritage of his family and the Irish immigration story into the whiskey that is put into the bottle.  It has been a spiritual and educational journey to get to where Pops is today.  Jason proudly says “Bet on Pops”.  Take the tour with us as we taste each whiskey.  Become part of the “Pops Gang” yourself.    www.popsmccannwhiskey.comFacebook –  jason@popsmccannwhiskey.com 

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Highlights from our discussion:

Wild Bill Guarnere

Jacquin’s

Kevin McCloskey

Band of Brothers

Good Intent Cider

Civil War Cider

Episode 51 – Sourland Mountain Spirits – Ray and Sage Disch

This episode features Ray and Sage Disch of Sourland Mountain Spirits.  “Be a maker, not a taker.”We truly had a fantastic time sitting down with Ray and Sage.  Back in the early 90’s Ray was inspired by a story that he heard on the radio about a husband and wife who worked as commodity traders in Chicago.  They left their high paying jobs to open a craft brewery in Chi-town.  Leading the charge and laying the groundwork, Ray helped to sponsor legislation to help to change the laws for New Jersey breweries.   In 1995 Triumph Brewing Company introduced craft beer to the masses in Princeton, NJ.  Fast forward to 2015 Ray along with his wife Erica made the decision to open a craft distillery in their hometown of Hopewell.  It is a family affair at their farm distillery.  What you hear is that Ray brings people together.  He builds teams and develops an environment of creativity and excellence.  He shares the fascinating journey to create their award winning Gin and their portfolio of first class spirits.  Sage discusses what’s next for the distillery and how he is helping to guide them onto a bigger stage.

 130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525 –

(609) 333-8575 – www.sourlandspirits.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Zeng Farms

Terhune Orchards

Jeremy Myers

Corgi Spirits

Barr Hill Gin

American Distilling Institute

Heriot Watt University

Cornell University

Brick Farm Tavern

Troon Brewing

Camden Winkelstein

Hopewell, NJ

Episode 50 – George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery – Steve Bashore

This episode features Steve Bashore of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery.  “The best whiskeys we’ve made have yet to be bottled  .”Steve has worked in the museum field for over 30 years and is a miller by trade.  Add to that resume being the head distillery at a place where he keeps history alive.  Being a distiller using 18th century equipment isn’t easy.  He is a problem solver and he has learned to adapt with the equipment that he has.  Steve joined Mount Vernon in 2007 as head of the department of historical trades where he oversees the living history element.  Steve was there when the first barrel was filled in 2007.  With the help of some incredible people the distillery is now producing some much coveted spirits.  His stories, experiences and knowledge are fascinating.   Steve’s focus on education, pride and the connection to history keeps the spirit of George Washington thriving.  

5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

(703) 780-3383 

https://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/distillery/Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:Nearest Green

Maggie Campbell Privateer Rum

Scotch Whisky Association

Alexandria, VA

Starlight Distillery

Ferm Solutions

Lisa Wicker Widow Jane Distillery

Jack Daniels

A. Smith Bowman

Jimmy Russell

Jim Beam

Mike Sherman

Vendome Copper & Brass Works

American Whiskey Trail

Dr. Peter Cressy

Dave Pickerell

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Bourbon Pompeii

Esther White

Episode 49 – Jefferson’s Bourbon – Emily Lader

In this episode we sit down with Emily Lader of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.  Emily is back with us on the podcast.  We discuss the impact Covid has had on the Philadelphia restaurant and bar scene.  We talk about how people are enjoying their spirits at home and that Tequila sales are up.  We have the pleasure of tasting and reviewing Jefferson’s Bourbon.  We thoroughly enjoyed the Manhattan ready to drink cocktail, Jefferson’s small batch, Jefferson’s Reserve and Jefferson’s Ocean.   All four of these were excellent pours.  Unique in nose, flavor and character.    

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Highlights from our discussion:Bushmills

The Martinez Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail

Thomas Jefferson Whiskey

Whiskey Rebellion

Philadephia Whiskey Society

Black Hog BBQ

Jane Bowie Maker’s Mark

Manchester United

Chivas

Manatawny Still Works

Varga Bar

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