75 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 • 66 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 074: Arthur Shapiro - Booze Business

    DNP 074: Arthur Shapiro - Booze Business

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Arthur Shapiro . Arthur started his career with Seagram Spirits and Wine Company in 1986 as VP Marketing Research.

    • 39 min
    DNP 073: Michael Weiss - Spirit Hub

    DNP 073: Michael Weiss - Spirit Hub

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Michael Weiss. Michael is the CEO and founder of Spirit Hub.

    Spirit Hub is an e-commerce platform specifically geared towards independent craft spirits producers, allowing them to sell their spirits directly to consumers!

    • 37 min
    DNP 072: Ivar Aass - Spirit Lab Distilling

    DNP 072: Ivar Aass - Spirit Lab Distilling

    In this episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking with Ivar Aass. Ivar and the owner and distillery behind Spirit Lab Distilling, specializing in American Single Malt Whiskey.

    A great story that I related a lot, we chatted about brandy production, whiskey production, favorite book, and why running a small craft distillery can be very beneficial.. Ivar and the owner and distillery behind Spirit Lab Distilling, specializing in American Single Malt Whiskey.

    • 34 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 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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