72 episodes

Distillery Nation is a podcast that takes you inside the story of starting a small craft distillery. Ilias Mastrogiannis talks about his own story on starting up a business. The struggles, regulations, cost and everything in between. In addition to real-world advice we interview some of your favorite craft distillers!

The Distillery Nation Podcast Ilias Mastrogiannis

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    • 4.9, 63 Ratings

Distillery Nation is a podcast that takes you inside the story of starting a small craft distillery. Ilias Mastrogiannis talks about his own story on starting up a business. The struggles, regulations, cost and everything in between. In addition to real-world advice we interview some of your favorite craft distillers!

    DNP 071: What's Your Cash Cow?

    DNP 071: What's Your Cash Cow?

    The idea that has been on my mind for a few months, and it really came to be from a visit at a fairly large distillery.

    While I was there we talk about the usual, stills, production, process, methods but really what stood out was the concept of the cash cow?

    For example, Jack Daniel's is Brown-Forman's cash cow. What's your cash cow?

    • 6 min
    DNP 070: Robert Likarish - Ironroot Republic Distillery

    DNP 070: Robert Likarish - Ironroot Republic Distillery

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Robert Likarish. 

    Robert is the co-founder of IronRoot Republic distillery located in Denison Texas and best known for the line of whiskeys! And what a great interview, talked about the distillery origin story, brandy production, corn selection and of course bourbon, whiskey, and so much more!

    • 39 min
    DNP 069: Erik Owens - ADI

    DNP 069: Erik Owens - ADI

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Erik Owens.

    Erik is the Vice President of American Distilling Institute or ADI for short, and in this episode, we chatted about Erik's path into the distilling, his dad Bill, ADI's beginning, spirit competitions, the current upcoming virtual ADI conference and so much more!

    • 31 min
    DNP 068: Steven Guido - Aeva Labs

    DNP 068: Steven Guido - Aeva Labs

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Steven Guido. Steven is the CEO and Co-Founder of Aeva labs a platform for developing and scaling spirits.

    Steven talked about his start into the spirits business, what Aeva labs is trying to accomplish, he gave us a little behind the scenes of their process, and their focus on flavor and so much more!

    • 28 min
    DNP 067: Murphy Quint - Cedar Ridge Distillery

    DNP 067: Murphy Quint - Cedar Ridge Distillery

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure talking with Murphy Quint of Cedar Ridge Distillery located in Swisher, IA.

    Murphy is the Director of Operations for Cedar Ridge, and we chatted about his history and how he got into the spirits business, their aha-moment for their Bourbon.

    • 50 min
    DNP 066: Suzanne Henrickson - The Crafty Cask

    DNP 066: Suzanne Henrickson - The Crafty Cask

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure talking with Suzanne Henrickson, founder of the Crafty Cask. 

    Suzanne by trade is a market researcher and storyteller and over the last few years, she has been focusing on telling the stories behind some of your favorite craft producers.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

jeffluten ,

A must listen.

So good to have a resource like this to hear stories and learn from for those of us interested in distilling. Thanks so much and keep it up!

AngerVT ,

Great place to learn the industry!

Illias does an excellent job curating interviews from different disciplines and subject matters in the distilled alcohol industry. Very informative, structured interviews allow the listener to become familiar with the challenges that confront the distilled spirit industry today. Also a great place to network!

pmdistill ,

One of the best

Distillery Nation is one of the best distilling podcasts out there. Great insight from distillers around the country. Ilias does an outstanding job. Highly recommend for distillers and anyone interested in the craft distilling industry.

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