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Episode 172 – Wildfether Distilling – Tommy Alfinito

This episode features ⁠Tommy Alfinito⁠ of ⁠Wildfether Distilling⁠.

Tommy is a former gym owner who had a dream to open a brewery. His experiences got him into Japanese Whiskey. He got deeper and deeper into whiskey which led him to the idea of opening a distillery. His hometown of Haddonfield was seeking to have someone open a distillery. Tommy is very hands on and he got started learning the ropes of distilling. Wildfether opened in May of 2023. They have exploded onto the scene making 1500 cocktails a week for their raving customers. They are working hard to keep up with production and already have expansion plans in the works. They’re a meeting spot in the community. You’ll be amazed and delighted by the craft spirits and cocktails. 

236 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 –⁠ Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠Specific Mechanical Systems⁠

⁠Haddonfield, NJ⁠

⁠Lenape High School⁠

⁠Sunflour Bake Shop⁠

⁠Rabbit Hill Malt⁠

⁠Bob McDonald – Dancing Star Farm⁠

⁠Tree House Brewing Company⁠

⁠Kozuba & Sons Distillery⁠

⁠Sonja Hunt – ABV Jobs

Episode 139 – Right Bee Cider – Katie Morgan

This episode features Katie Morgan of Right Bee Cider.

Charlie was a professional beer brewer. Although, Katie didn’t care for beer, she loved cider. Charlie made a special cider for Katie’s birthday as a surprise. Their cidery began as a love story. Early on in the relationship they both realized that they had a desire to start a business. Cider was a natural fit. Right bee Cider was launched in 2014. From the start they worked their way through challenges. They are proud of their cider and the journey that has led them to where they have arrived today. . You must add this stop when you’re in Chicago to enjoy their sensational ciders. 

1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60639 – ⁠⁠⁠⁠(773) 234-4654⁠⁠⁠⁠ – www.RightBeeCider.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

CiderCon

⁠Schwinn Bikes⁠

The Hive Supply

⁠⁠Wilco⁠⁠

InCider Japan

 Japan Cider Cup

Episode 125 – Indepenent Spirits Distillery – Mark Breen-Klein

This episode features Mark Breen-Klein of Independent Spirits Distillery.

Kerry, Mark’s mother, was trying to decide a business to go into as her children were leaving home to explore their lives.  Without any experience or knowledge the decision was made to start a distillery.  Mark brought his biomedical engineering degree background into the family business.  His attention to detail and a focus on a uniform product takes their spirits to a new level.  There are quite a few expressions to be proud of which are all unique, creative and full of flavor.  These are expressions that pay homage to the local farmers of South Jersey that surround this family craft distillery.  

131 Davidson Rd, Woolwich Township, NJ 08085

(609) 202-5458– www.ISDistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Two Bridges Wine, Beer and Spirits Trail

Rabbit Hill Farms

Mood’s Farm Market

Tito’s Vodka

Episode 123 – Virginia Distillery Company – Amanda Beckwith

This episode features Amanda Beckwith of Virginia Distillery Company.

Dr. George G. Moore was an Irishman who came to the United States in the 1970’s.  He loved collecting and drinking single malt whisky’s.  In 2011 the dream of a distillery began to become a reality.  In 2013 George’s son Gareth took over the reigns when his father passed away.  Today, Virginia Distillery Company has been distilling and aging for over seven years.  Amanda came on board in 2015 to launch the tour and tasting program.  Her knowledge of whisky making quickly grew.  Amanda discovered that she had an amazing ability to  nose and taste whisky.  Today, as master blender, she has taken the lead on their single malt “Courage & Conviction” release.  We got to share Amanda’s perspective on the juice that the team is producing.  We have to say that what they are producing is sensational.  Their New American Single Malt is a feast for the senses.

299 Eades Ln, Lovingston, VA 22949 – (434) 285-2900 – www.VADistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Harry Cockburn

Dr. Jim Swan

Nancy Fraley

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

Murphy & Rude Malting Company

Brown Forman

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Episode 122 – Ichiko Shochu – Tetsuro Miyazaki

This episode features Tetsuro Mayazaki of Iichiko Shochu.

Shochu is the original Japanese craft distilled spirit.  It is more popular than sake and Japanese whisky.  This delicious spirit is a newcomer to the American market.  All of these years it has been unique to Japan and its restaurants.  Iichiko Shochu is distilled from barley.  In 1979 Iichiko was launched.  Today it is the number one consumed shochu in Japan.  After tasting these exceptional expressions we can fully understand why.  We loved learning from Tetsuro about shochu and its origins.

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Tiffanie Barriere

Koji

Umami

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Tales of the Cocktail

Episode 109 – Proof and Wood Ventures – Dave Schmier

This episode features Dave Schmier of Proof and Wood Ventures.

Dave co-founded Redemption Rye in 2010.  In 2015 he sold the company and within a short time he started Proof and Wood.  Presently he doesn’t distill, however, he does source some incredible whiskey and barrel aged spirits.  A huge part of what they do is blending of whiskey.  The have recently added rum to the mix.  Dave’s been developing boutique craft brands for over 20 years.  The Proof and Wood library includes international whisky too.   Dave’s experience in the beverage industry and working in bars shines through on the expressions that he has created.

www.ProofandWood.com – Instagram

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Highlights from our discussion:

Redemption Rye Whiskey

MGP

Seagram’s Distillery

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Widow Jane

Sidney Frank

Leopold Bros Distillery

Dad’s Hat Rye

American Craft Spirits Association

Indie Spirits Expo

Episode 95 – Iron Clad Distillery – Owen King

This episode features Owen King of Iron Clad Distillery.

Stephen King purchased the building, a dry goods warehouse built in 1913, approximately 15 years ago.  To best utilize the space, the decision was made to try to store bourbon barrels.  This led to acquiring a 26 gallon still.  From there, they began to get more serious and bought 5 more 26 gallon stills.  This expansion gave them the opportunity to fill one 53 gallon barrel a week.  This slow process encouraged Stephen and Owen to seek advice from other distillers in the industry.  Conversations and experiences brought them to their next step which was to upgrade the entire operation to a 500 gallon still.  Now they had the keys to their own system of producing high quality bourbon in larger batches.  Owen shares that the vision has been to use Virginia based grains.  Their base is a 4 grain mash bill.  The King’s have always been big fans and lovers of bourbon.  So, opening a distillery made sense that this was the direction that the family was headed.  You will hear and understand how the bourbon gene is a part of the families history.  Acknowledging history is in the forefront of how they communicate the Iron Clad story.  Today they make history with their many expressions.  They plant their own flag by creating unique and one of a kind bourbons.  Also, paying homage to the well established distilleries out there too.        

124 23rd St, Newport News, VA 23607 – (757) 245-1996 – www.ironcladdistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Affordable Distilling Equipment

Kings County Distillery

Delilah’s

Bardstown Bourbon Company

Evan Williams Bourbon

Wild Turkey

Ferm Solutions

Four Roses Bourbon

Neeley Family Distillery

Stoll and Wolfe Distillery

Silver Hand Meadery

Redwood Smoke Shack

Bill Savage

Big Thirst Marketing

Episode 87 – Beach Bee Meadery – Curtis Blodgett

This episode features Curtis Blodgett of Beach Bee Meadery.

Curtis began his journey by considering opening a distillery.  He and his wife Madeleine met with distillers to understand the process and what was needed to get started.  They completed a meeting with a rum distiller and to decided to visit a meadery that was close by.  They never had mead and they were totally blown away.  Curtis was familiar with making wine and brewing beer, but he wasn’t familiar with mead.  He looked at Madeleine and said, “this is what I want to do”.  The whole experience was life changing.  We got to talk mead, cider, yeast, barrels and so much more.  

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589 Long Branch Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740 – (732) 403-3558 – www.beachbeemeadery.com –Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Melovino Meadery

Long Branch Distillery

Long Branch, NJ

Green Bench Brewing Co

Cidercon

Black Heath Meadery

Buskey Cider

The Veil Brewing Company

Armageddon Brewing Company

Mermaid Spirits

Caledonia Spirits

Texas Mead Cup

The Mazer Cup

Meadcon

Dutch Gold Honey

Cidercraft Magazine

Cheesesteak Adventure – 2SP Brewing

In this episode Jim Pappas of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure joins us at 2SP Brewing Company. Jim was our guest on Episode 18.  Jim still eats cheesesteaks on his quest to review 1000.  Jim brought 2 cheesesteaks from On A Role in Media, PA.  2SP Brewing Company provided the venue and 5 incredible beers.   

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Highlights From our Discussion: 

Goombas Pizzaria 

Johnny Paisano’s 

West End Boat Club

 English IPA 

Charlies Roast Pork 

Jim’s Steaks 

Episode 61 – Old Line Spirits – Mark McLaughlin

This episode features Mark McLaughlin of Old Line Spirits.  Mark and Arch got to know each other from their time in the Navy.  They didn’t care for their civilian careers and sitting at a desk.  They were drawn to the romance of the craft spirits world.  Mark went to Seattle for a wedding a few days after quitting his job.  From there it was serendipity.  They went on a fascinating journey that took them to start and open Old Line Spirits in 2017.  Today, they are crafting some incredible American Single Malts.  Their whiskey is full of character and flavor with a story in each bottle.

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4201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21224(443) 218-9984 – www.oldlinespirits.comFacebook

Highlights from our discussion:

Benash Liquor Store

US Navy

American Distilling Institute

Seattle

Middle West Spirits

Rum Runner Press

IPA

Bimber Distillery

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission

Great Western Malting

Finger Lakes Distilling

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Drug City Pharmacy and Liquors

Fisher House Foundation

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