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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 • 77 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 091: Rogue Spirits and Ales - Jake Holshue

    DNP 091: Rogue Spirits and Ales - Jake Holshue

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute pleasure of having Jake Holshue. Jake is the head distiller behind Rogue Ales & Spirits located in Newport Oregon and best known for their line of whiskeys.

    Jake is on the board of directors of the American Craft Spirits Association (ASCA), a distiller and consultant since 2012.

    • 49 min
    DNP 90: Coastal Spirits Distilling - Brad Plummer

    DNP 90: Coastal Spirits Distilling - Brad Plummer

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute talking with Brad Plummer. Brad is the founder and distillery behind Coastal Spirits Distilling a craft distillery located in San Carlos, CA.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    DNP 089: Melkon Khosrovian (RTDs)

    DNP 089: Melkon Khosrovian (RTDs)

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute pleasure of welcoming back Melkon Khosrovian.

    Melkon is the co-founder behind Greenbar Distillery, located in Los Angeles and we originally talked back in episode 56. But this time we brought Melkon back on to talk about RTDs.

    Ready to drink (RTDs) cocktails are seeing high growth opportunities and Greenbar has invested heavily into this space, so why not bring Melkon's expertise and learn how they are doing it.

    • 56 min
    DNP 088: Maggie Campbell

    DNP 088: Maggie Campbell

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute talking with Maggie Campbell. 

    Maggie is known for her work in rum, producing some of the best American rum, we talked about her early start into the industry, to working for Germain-Robin, and her love for all spirits but specifically rum.

    • 50 min
    DNP 087: Marianne Eaves

    DNP 087: Marianne Eaves

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute talking with Marianne Eaves. Marianne is Kentucky’s first female Master Distiller.

    • 59 min
    DNP 086: Ben Williams - Highway Vodka

    DNP 086: Ben Williams - Highway Vodka

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, I had the absolute pleasure of having back on the podcast Ben Williams. Ben is the co-founder of Highway Vodka, located in Houston Texas.

    We talked about his start into the business, dealing with the TTB on approvals, his best advice on preparation, building a quality product from scratch favorite books and so much more!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

KBS Chief Anitcipation Officer ,

Distillery + Business = Edutainment

Great podcast to not just learn about the Craft Spirits Industry, but the people behind it.

Fantastic resource for those in the industry.

Joaquin in Paso ,

An Excellent and Informative podcast about Craft Distilling!

I’m on my 2nd listen thru all the episodes and I am still learning great information on each one. If you have any interest in craft distilling, starting a distillery or anything related to that, you will not find a better podcast. Ilias is a great host who is honest and straightforward about his experience starting his own distillery and winery.

Highly recommended and keep up the great work, looking forward to trying the brandy as well!

Waynelectra ,

Just incredible!

There’s no better podcast out there if you’re passion about craft spirits and the people that make them. I learn a lot every time I listen.

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