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!
Sipping Success: Exploring Artisanal Spirits with Nicholas Palazzi
In the latest episode of The Distillery Nation Podcast, featuring none other than Nicholas Palazzi, the mastermind behind Brooklyn-based PM Spirits. As the owner, importer, and wholesaler of some of the most exquisite spirits in the market, Palazzi takes us on a journey through the nuances of his craft in this captivating episode.
Ever wondered how someone finds their way into the spirited realm? Palazzi shares his fascinating journey, revealing the passion and determination that fueled his entrance into the spirits industry. From humble beginnings to becoming a prominent figure in the world of artisanal spirits, his story is nothing short of inspirational.
Choosing the right distributor can make or break a brand in the competitive spirits market. Palazzi provides valuable insights into this crucial aspect of the business, offering tips on navigating the complex landscape of distributor selection. For aspiring distillers and entrepreneurs, this episode is a treasure trove of practical advice on building successful partnerships that can elevate your brand to new heights.
PM Spirits is renowned for its discerning taste when taking on new projects. Palazzi delves into the criteria that guide PM Spirits in selecting the next venture. From the uniqueness of the product to the story behind it, learn what sets apart a project that aligns with PM Spirits' vision and ethos.
The episode is not just a conversation about spirits; it's a masterclass in entrepreneurship and the art of crafting exceptional libations. Whether you're a seasoned professional in the industry or an enthusiastic consumer eager to learn more, this episode promises to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the craftsmanship behind each bottle.
Tune in now to The Distillery Nation Podcast and join us as we uncork the secrets behind PM Spirits with Nicholas Palazzi. Cheers to a spirited conversation that will leave you craving the exquisite taste of artisanal spirits!
Elevating Your Beverage Alcohol Brand with Matt McGinnis of Big Thirst
Welcome back, fellow spirits enthusiasts, to another captivating episode of Distillery Nation Podcast!
In the latest of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we sit down with Matt McGinnis, the President and Founder of Big Thirst Marketing, a full-service company specializing in the beverage alcohol industry. In this episode, we delve into the fascinating journey of a marketing expert who transitioned from the wine world into the realm of craft spirits.
Matt's journey is an inspiring tale of entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. He started in the wine industry, but as the craft distillery boom took off, he swiftly adapted to help distilleries market and sell their unique products. From his humble beginnings to the thriving business he leads today, Matt shared valuable insights on driving demand for craft beverages.
In our engaging conversation, we covered various topics, including the intricacies of marketing in the alcohol space, the challenges of navigating the off-premises market, and the growth potential of direct-to-consumer sales. Matt's wealth of experience shines through as he offers tips and strategies for distilleries looking to succeed in this competitive industry.
Distilling Excellence Inside Purity Distillery with Mathias Tonnesson
Welcome back, fellow spirits enthusiasts, to another captivating episode of Distillery Nation Podcast!
In the latest captivating episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we were treated to an enlightening conversation with Mathias Tonnesson, one the brilliant minds behind Purity Vodka, a renowned vodka and gin distillery hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Sweden. The interview delved deep into the world of spirits, uncovering the artistry and precision that goes into crafting some of the finest vodkas.
One of the highlights of this episode was the discussion surrounding the pivotal role of a Master Blender in a vodka distillery. Mathias Tonnesson, with his extensive experience and expertise, shed light on how a master blender is not merely a technician but an artist who meticulously crafts each batch to perfection. His insights into the delicate balance of flavors and aromas in vodka and gin left us with a newfound appreciation for the craftsmanship behind these spirits.
Another intriguing aspect of the conversation was Mathias's inspiration drawn from the world of food. It was fascinating to hear how his passion for culinary experiences translates into the creation of exceptional spirits. The way he weaves together diverse flavors and textures, much like a chef composing a symphony of tastes, is a testament to his dedication to the craft.
Organic ingredients were also a key focus, as Mathias emphasized the importance of sourcing the finest organic materials for distillation. This commitment to quality not only ensures a superior product but also reflects Purity Vodka's dedication to sustainability and eco-consciousness.
The podcast episode further delved into the intricacies of vodka distillation and the significance of still design and it even offered a rare glimpse into the mind of a Master Blender, exploring the artistry, science, and passion that go into creating exceptional vodka and gin. If you're looking to deepen your appreciation for the world of distilled spirits or seeking inspiration from a true master of the craft, this episode is a must-listen. Cheers to the art of distillation!
Exploring New Zealand's Corn-Based Spirits with Tom Finn of Herrick Creek Distillery
Welcome back, fellow spirits enthusiasts, to another captivating episode of Distillery Nation Podcast! In this week's episode, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the mastermind behind Herrick Creek Distillery all the way from the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, Tom Finn.
Tom Finn, the founder and distiller, took us on an intriguing journey through his deep-rooted passion for corn-based spirits. What sets Herrick Creek Distillery apart is Tom's unwavering dedication to utilizing New Zealand Heritage Corn varieties, infusing each bottle with a slice of history and authenticity.
One of the most fascinating aspects of our conversation was Tom's unexpected success story with moonshine. What started as a hobby and an exploration of the craft turned into a surprising triumph, showcasing his innate talent for distillation. As we delved deeper, we learned about the meticulous processes and innovative techniques he employs, resulting in spirits that are a true testament to his expertise.
Tom's commitment to sustainability and his local community shone through as he shared his experiences of sourcing ingredients locally and collaborating with nearby farms. The fusion of traditional methods with a modern touch has yielded spirits that not only taste exceptional but also carry a meaningful narrative.
Revolutionizing the Craft Beverage Market: A Conversation with Ohanafy CEO, Ian Padrick
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast! In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ian Padrick, the CEO of Ohanafy, a technology-based company that specializes in serving the craft beverage market.
Ian shared with us the fascinating story of how Ohanafy began its journey. It all started with a consulting job for a brewery, where they identified a need for better technology solutions in the industry. This realization led them to develop a platform that would revolutionize the way craft beverage businesses operate.
One of the key highlights of our conversation was Ohanafy's integration with Salesforce, a powerful CRM platform. Ian explained how this integration streamlines processes and enhances efficiency for craft beverage producers. From managing customer relationships to tracking sales and inventory, Ohanafy provides a comprehensive solution tailored to the industry's unique needs.
We also delved into the topic of TTB reporting, a crucial aspect of compliance for alcohol producers. Ohanafy simplifies this process by automating data collection and generating accurate reports, saving both time and resources for businesses.
Pricing is another critical factor for craft beverage businesses, and Ian shared how Ohanafy helps clients with pricing strategies and calculations. Their platform empowers producers to make informed decisions based on real-time data and market trends, giving them a competitive edge in the industry.
Customer service is at the forefront of Ohanafy's values, and Ian emphasized the company's dedication to providing exceptional support to their clients. They understand the unique challenges faced by craft beverage businesses and go above and beyond to ensure their success.
Overall, our conversation with Ian Padrick shed light on the innovative solutions offered by Ohanafy to the craft beverage market. Whether it's streamlining operations, ensuring compliance, or maximizing profitability, Ohanafy's technology is transforming the industry one sip at a time.
Be sure to tune in to the full episode to gain valuable insights from Ian and learn how Ohanafy can help your craft beverage business thrive. Cheers!
Exploring the Art of High-Altitude Distillation with Lee Wood of Wood's High Mountain Distillery
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast! In today's episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Lee Wood, the co-founder and owner of Wood's High Mountain Distillery. Our conversation took us on a captivating journey through their beginnings in the distilling industry, the intricacies of whiskey production, and the unique challenges of high-altitude distillation.
Lee shared their inspiring story of how Wood's High Mountain Distillery came to life. It all started with a passion for quality spirits and a desire to create something truly exceptional. With dedication, persistence, and a deep love for their craft, Lee and their team set out on a mission to craft high-quality, handcrafted spirits that would leave a lasting impression.
One of the key topics we explored was whiskey production. Lee shed light on the various aspects that contribute to the flavor and character of whiskey, including the importance of selecting the right grains, yeast, and barrels. We delved into the art of aging and how it transforms the spirit into a complex and well-rounded whiskey.
Another fascinating aspect we discussed was how high-altitude affects distillation. Lee explained how the reduced air pressure at higher altitudes impacts the boiling point of liquids, leading to unique challenges and considerations during the distillation process. It was truly enlightening to understand how these environmental factors play a role in shaping the final product.
Throughout the conversation, Lee's passion for their craft and commitment to producing exceptional spirits shone through. Their dedication to quality, coupled with an unwavering pursuit of innovation, has made Wood's High Mountain Distillery a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
If you're a whiskey enthusiast or simply curious about the art of distillation, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we dive deep into the world of spirits with Lee Wood, uncovering the secrets behind Wood's High Mountain Distillery's success.
Tune in to the latest episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, available now on all major podcast platforms. Cheers to Lee Wood and the Wood's High Mountain Distillery team for sharing their knowledge and passion with us!
I’ve been binging for a couple weeks now. Just wanted to say thank you. Great content!
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Great podcast to not just learn about the Craft Spirits Industry, but the people behind it.
Fantastic resource for those in the industry.
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.