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Episode 173 -Fresh Pressed Beverage – Judy Elahi

This episode features⁠ Judy Elahi⁠ of F⁠resh Pressed Beverage⁠.

Like many stories that we hear, Fresh Pressed Beverage began during covid. Judy looked to help restaurants with cocktail development and bar organization, as well as, what she does on a daily basis. She focuses much of her attention on private and corporate events, restaurant and bar consulting and non-alcoholic development. That highlights cold pressed juices, coffee, tea or water. Judy has been juicing for over 12 years and when you hear what she designs you can understand why people are flocking to her creations. Judy utilizes her culture and experience to produce craft juices and cocktails that boast layers of flavor. 

www.freshpressedbev.com – ⁠Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Chilled Magazine⁠

⁠Mindful Drinking Fest⁠

⁠Boisson⁠

⁠Disco Mary Collective⁠

⁠Johnson & Wales University⁠

⁠Chevy’s Fresh Mex⁠

⁠Gravitas⁠

⁠True Food Kitchen⁠

⁠Naked and Famous Cocktails Recipe⁠

⁠Holistic Spirits Co.⁠

⁠Barr Hill Gin⁠

⁠Ethos Hospitality Group⁠

⁠Tales of the Cocktail⁠

Bar Convent Brooklyn 2023 – Jackie Williams

Bar Convent Brooklyn was back in Industry City for 2023. This years event was expanded to occupy more space. The booths and activations were bigger and even better. BCB is a party where business gets done. 4,500 industry professionals attended over 2 days. There were 198 brands represented and visitors came from 51 countries and 46 states. 475,000 spirit samples were enjoyed. Sip and savor this recap of the 2 day extravaganza and look to reserve your spot for 2024’s BCB being held on June 11th and 12th. 

www.BarConventBrooklyn.com

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠Cardenxe⁠

⁠Shanky’s Whip⁠

⁠Park Street University⁠

⁠Hendrick’s Gin⁠

⁠Jagermeister⁠

⁠Brown-Forman⁠

⁠Compari⁠

⁠Barrows Intense Ginger⁠

⁠Brooklyn Kura⁠

⁠Standard Wormwood⁠

⁠Fort Hamilton Distillery⁠

⁠Industry City⁠

Episode 136 – Cudia Cocktail Consulting – Michelle Cudia

This episode features ⁠⁠Michelle Cudia⁠ of ⁠Cudia Cocktail Consulting⁠⁠.

Michelle started working at Tria Taproom as a bar manager. They were looking to extend their draft cocktail program. At the time she didn’t have any experience with craft cocktails. She set out to write the whole plan for the bar. She was able to spread her “cocktail nerdiness” to events and the public. In 2019 Michelle launched Cudia Cocktail Consulting as an official business. She works with weddings, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties. Just about anything that you can imagine that could enjoy sensational, one of a kind, cocktails that create a memorable event. She’s always ready for discussion of cocktails and helping businesses take their program to the next level. Cocktails are meant to be celebratory!

www.CudiaCocktails.com – ⁠Instagram

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Josh Douglas⁠

⁠Widows Peak Distilling Company⁠

⁠Ranstead Room⁠

⁠Tria Philly⁠

⁠The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company⁠

⁠Philadelphia Distilling⁠

⁠Canyon Shayer⁠

⁠Tiffanie Barriere⁠

⁠Main Line Center for Bartending⁠

⁠The Black Squirrel Pub and Haunt⁠

⁠⁠Bees Knees Cocktail⁠⁠

⁠K’FAR Philadelphia

Episode 131 – Widow’s Peak Distilling Company – Josh Douglas

This episode features Josh Douglas of Widow’s Peak Distilling Company.

Mike and Mark Ilg were on a ski trip when they devised a plan for a distillery.  Mark had been an avid home brewer for 15 years so the challenge of distilling intrigued him.  2 weeks later, after reading a book, he professed to Mike that he was ready to distill vodka.  They set up shop distilling their spirits in Peach Bottom, PA.   The doors to the cocktail bar and tasting room opened in Ambler, PA in July of 2022.  What you will discover here are spirits layered with flavor and a nuanced sipping experience.  They provide a wide variety of cocktails to highlight they’re handcrafted in PA spirits.    

10 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002(267) 209-0551 – www.WidowsPeakDistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Sorrentino Pasta and Provisions

Michelle Cudia

Forrest & Main

Painted Stave Distilling

Philadelphia Distilling

Bees Knees Cocktail

MGP

Ambler, PA

Episode 102 – Absinthia Vermut – Absinthia

This episode features Absinthia Vermut of Absinthia.

It all began in 1996 when Absinthia attended a San Francisco Cacophony Society party.  There was a crystal bowl on the table with a green liquid.  At that very moment absinthe was still illegal.  She tried absinthe for the very first time.  To her it was delicious.  She was drawn to it so much that she decided to produce it.  The first night that she served her neon green absinthe her friends started calling her Absinthia.  Of course the name stuck.  Our conversation is fascinating and full of absinthe education.  You most certainly want to pick up her absinthe and special cocktail mixers.   

 4200 Park Blvd #513 Oakland, CA 94610 – info@absinthia.com – www.absinthia.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Holy Ghost Distillery

Burning Man

Womens Cocktail Collective

Absinthe Murders

Industry City

Bar Convent Berlin

Kentucky Peerless Distilling

Tails of the Cocktail

Jared Hirsch

World Honey Exchange

Meadcon

Episode 72 – Manatawny Still Works – Max Pfeffer

This episode features Max Pfeffer of Manatawny Still Works.

Max graduated Penn State University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He began home brewing when he was in college.  This led to him discovering the UC Davis Master Brewing program.  His education and experience led him to a stint with Victory Brewing Company and then to Sly Fox Brewery.  One day, Owner John Giannapoulas, called Max into his office.  He approached Max about opening a distillery.  Max knew beer but not distilled spirits.  That was over 8 years ago.  Today, not only does Max know distilling, he excels at it on a high level.  He and his team are producing whiskeys that are incredible.  What is coming out of the barrels now are spirits full of character, flavor and complexity.  This is a must visit for craft spirit lovers.  When you do you will become a fan for life.  

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320 Circle Of Progress Dr Ste 104, Pottstown, PA 19464

(484) 624-8271 www.manatawnystillworks.com Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Piper Project

Whiskey Rebellion Trail

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Kelvin Cooperage

American Whiskey Convention

Stranahans

Old Line Spirits

Moonshine University

Makers Mark

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Victory Brewing

Episode 42 – Tenth Ward Distilling Company – Amanda Boroughs and Kanchentha Bennett

This episode features Amanda Boroughs and Kachnetha Bennett of Tenth Ward Distilling Company.  In 2015 Monica Pearce took all of the money that she had and opened a distillery.  The next step was to open up a cocktail lounge and tasting room.  There is also an event space that is perfect for weddings and celebrations.  At Tenth Ward there is a purpose, a plan and a mission.  They don’t just do ordinary.  They put their own creative stamp on their creations.  Thinking out every last detail.  What they create are some of the finest spirits which are the base for the amazing cocktails that they produce.  This women owned distillery has a dedicated team that is committed to making craft spirits that are unusual, unconventional and sensational.  Amanda and Kachentha take us behind the scenes and behind the bar and we get to learn what makes it all come together.55 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 – 301-360-5888 – www.tenthwarddistilling.com – Facebook

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Rockwell Brewery

Visit Maryland

Visit Frederick

McCutcheon’s Apple Cider

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Jack Daniel’s Honey

New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 

Orchid Celler Meadery

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Attaboy Beer

Chesapeake Watershed

Absinthe

Domino Sugar

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 #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!

The U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Continues Its Stellar Growth

Source: Barron’s

Craft distilling in the United States is no longer a niche industry. It’s a multi-billion juggernaut with nearly 2,000 operating distilleries across the country. Total sales and revenue, market share, investment, and employment are all rapidly on the rise and forecasts are that the trend continues in the years ahead.

For the past several years, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has released an annual report called the Craft Spirits Data Project, putting the industry’s size, growth, and breadth into context. The last report, released in fall of 2018, showed a total of 1,835 active craft distilleries as of last August, up 15.5% from 2017. In the same time span, producers saw a 23.7% growth in retail cases sold, up to 7.2 million, and a 29.9% rise in sales, up to $3.7 billion.

It’s not just craft distillers experiencing growth; large producers are also shining, and it’s part of an overall spirituous American imbibing shift. Think not only of the distilleries you may have in your local region, but to a much larger degree, the staggering number of craft cocktail bars, and consumers’ thirst for premium, limited-edition spirits releases.

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