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Bourbon

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 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

Episode 46 – Pine Tavern Distillery – Bill Cox

Pine Tavern Distillery - Bill Cox

This episode features Bill Cox of Pine Tavern Distillery.  Bill and his family love to go camping for their vacations.  They pack up the campers and check out places on the East Coast.  On one of their trips they visited Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia.  Later they pondered, “Why is there nothing like this in NJ?”  Taking the next steps they met with now defunct Cooper River Distillers in Camden, NJ.   This gave them the information and structure that they needed to get started.  Cooper River helped them put things together.  New Jersey is a “Right to Farm” State and they determined that the families farm was the perfect setting to get their distillery dreams going.  Already growing corn on the land it was perfect.  On February 3, 2016 they fired up the still and began to distill their Muddy Run Corn Moonshine.  Now the 8th oldest distillery in NJ they continue to grow and expand.  This camping trip inspired distillery is producing spectacular spirits which pay tribute to local history.  They emphasize a spirit of collaboration with their neighbors and the local community.  149A Pine Tavern Rd, Monroeville, NJ 08343 – (856) 358-1076 – www.pinetaverndistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Copper Fox Distillery

Salem County Historical  Society

Mood’s Farm

Recklesstown Distillery

Gino Pinto

Tadmore Distilling

Ciroc Vodka

U.S. Barrel

Independence Spirits Distillery

Two Bridges Wine Trail

Rabbit Hill Farms

Episode 44 – Tadmore Distilling Co. – Natasha Vitale

This episode features Natasha Vitale of Tadmore Distilling Co.  “This is passion and the passion gets you through the hard times”.  It started with a discovery of bourbon and loving bourbon.  Steve and Tasha were high school sweethearts.  They continue to do everything together.  They took a trip to a liquor store.  The bottle of Woodford Reserve spoke to them and they have been hooked ever since.  In 2016 they visited Kentucky and experienced the Bourbon Trail.  Woodford and Makers Mark inspired them to start and open a distillery of their own.  Today they are part of the story in the rebirth of Salem, NJ.        90 W Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079(856) 485-0750 – www.tadmoredistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Salem , NJ

Mason Dixon Line

East Coast Barrels

Jim Beam

Bicardi

Atlantic Sweetner

Rabbit Hill Farms

Jimmy Red Corn

Makers Mark

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Woodford Reserve

Episode 43 – Hook & Flask Still Works – Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger

This episode features Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger of Hook and Flask Still Works.  2 friends with a 15 year relationship decided to open a distillery.  Devin was home brewing beer and making wine before entering into the world of distilling.  They took off doing market research by visiting other distilleries, asking a lot of questions, taking classes and shadowing other distillers.  The result is a fire themed establishment that pays homage and honors their roots.  They are refining their craft one bottle at a time.  Creating a delicious mix of cocktails, food and fun.  We discuss their growth during cover and the development of their brown spirits program.137 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013 – (717) 601-2770 – www.hookandflaskstillworks.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Grand Illusion Hard Cider

Five Saints Distilling

Fireball

Brewscuits

Deer Creek Malthouse

Adirondack Barrel Cooperage

Big Hill Cider Works

Sunday’s Mill Company

Black Button Distilling

Davis Valley Distillery

Cumberland County

US Army War College

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 35 – John Granata – Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.

🎙This episode features John Granta of Jersey Spirits Distilling. Serendipity took John and Susan to High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. That was the spark for their Ahh Ha moment and they haven’t looked back. Today Jersey Spirits is all about flavor and highlighting the “Jersey Spirit”. They are crafting spirits like no other. Full of character, creativity and a bit of a sense of humor go into the bottle. The end result are products that are incredible. And, they have a lot of them to savor and enjoy.  
1275 Bloomfield Avenue, BLDG 7 Unit 40B, Fairfield, NJ 07004 – www.jerseyspirits.com – 973-227-5333 – On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

High West Distillery

Fairfield NJ

Eagle Scout

Cornell University

Michigan State University

Barnegat Light House

Wildwood NJ

Long Beach island

Industry City

Brooklyn Kura

Big Alice Brewing

Vermouth

MASH

Single Malt Whisky

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