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Episode #13 – Dick Stoll

Interviewing Dick Stoll
Interviewing Dick Stoll

This episode features Dick Stoll of Stoll & Wolfe Distillery.  Dick is the last man to have distilled Rosen Rye in Pennsylvania.  He shares his experiences at Michter’s Distillery and so much more!  The episode was recorded at Stoll & Wolfe which is located at:  35 North Cedar St, Lititz, PA, 17543 – 717-799-4499 www.stollandwolfe.com –  On Facebook

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… and more

Highlights from our discussion:

Michter’s Distillery

Rosen Rye

Charles Everett Beam

Michter’s Distillery Kentucky

Pennco Distillers

Bomberger’s Distillery

National Distillers

Baltimore Pure Rye

A.H. Hirsch

Wild Turkey

Corn for the Mash

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.

Episode #12 – Herman Mihalich – Dad’s Hat

Herman Mihalich of Dad's Hat

This episode features Herman Mihalich of Dad’s Hat.  Herman and John S. Cooper are the founders of Dad’s Hat.  They start from scratch to make genuine small batch rye.  Their mission is to distill and deliver classic Pennsylvania Rye spirits following over 200 years of American distilling tradition.  It all started with an article in The New York Times in 2006 promoting the comeback of Rye Whiskey.  But, truly, Rye Whiskey is in their blood and is a family tradition.  Dad’s Hat is located at Mountain Laurel Spirits, 925 Canal Street, Building 44, Bristol, PA 19007 – 215-781-8300 www.dadshatrye.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Michigan State Artisan Distillery Program

MGP

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Nevada Mease – MeadowBrook Farms

Signature Communication

The Sam Thompson Distillery

Rosen Rye

S. Rosen Bakery Company

Schenley Rye Whiskey

Sam Komlenic

John and Linda Lipman

Gibson Rye Whiskey

West Overton Village

Jim Beam

Whiskey Rebellion Festival

Fruitwood Orchards

Jacquins

Cheers!

Episode #10 – Laura Fields / Delaware Valley Fields Foundation

In the episode we sit down with Laura Fields of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.  Laura shares her passion for agriculture which began with her mother who founded Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, PA.  We delve into the important role that the Penn State Agricultural Extension plays in the development of Rosen Rye.  Laura talks about her mission with the Seed Spark campaign and how she is introducing all facets of agriculture and farming to the craft distilling industry. Stoll and Wolf Distillery in Lititz, PA plays an important role in the reintroduction of Rosen Rye to the Spirit community.  We discuss the history of Prohibition and its impact on Pennsylvania distilleries like Michter’s. We review the American Whiskey Convention and look forward to the 5th Annual in 2020,  You can find them on Facebook @AmericanWhiskeyConvention.  If you’re in New Hope, PA for the Halloween Season be sure to make Specters and Spirits an annual tradition.  Cheers!

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Visit #2 To Dad’s Hat

All they do is continue making exceptional Rye Whiskey. Herman (co-owner and distiller) gave the tour which was informative and educational. We sampled a number of their offerings and the 95 Proof Straight Rye continues to be one of our favorites along with the Classic. None of their offerings disappoint. We couldn’t pass up on a bottle of their Rock n Rye. It’s Christmas in a bottle. Complex flavors that linger on the palate. This is a limited release and it’s our guess that they will be increasing production for next year. Aways looking forward to see what comes off of the still in Bristol, PA. This needs to be a must visit on your own Fermented Adventure. www.dadshatrye.com

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