Posts Tagged ‘distillery’

BBaF Podcast: St. George Spirits with Distillers Lance Winters and Dave Smith

St. George Spirits, founded in 1982, is one of the OG craft distilleries in the country. Located in Northern California and founded by German born distilling legend Jörg Rupf, St. George Spirits helped to kick off the modern American distillation movement as we know it. Their fascinating story is told by this week’s guests, the very entertaining distillers of St. George Spirits: Lance Winters and Dave Smith.

BBaF Podcast Episode 91: Distilleries Race to Make Hand Sanitizer in Response to Covid-19

Hundreds of distillers across the country are now producing hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19 – creating and packaging a product most of them knew nothing about just a month ago. For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, I interviewed a number of people to get an idea of the scope, and all of the moving parts that went into this quick turnaround.

Traveling to Armenia with ARARAT Brandy

I’ve hiked the Rockies, danced all night in Spanish ruins, and soaked in secret lagoons in Iceland surrounded by wild horses and bubbling earth; I’ve toured swamps deep in the bayou, broken bread with the locals in the mountains of Galicia, and kayaked the bioluminescent waters of Puerto Rico. I count myself lucky to have […]

Another Reason to Visit Maker’s Mark Distillery: Star Hill Provisions

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I visited the gorgeous Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. But if you’ve been following me on social media, you know that it’s been a bonkers few months of travel and imbibing across the country and continents! But it was this Kentucky visit that kicked it all off. […]

The Last Word Cocktail: Two Variations with Sunday Gin

The Last Word, like the Negroni is an equal parts cocktail, but with the added fourth ingredient being citrus, it is shaken, not stirred. Akin to the Negroni, this drink is also having a sort of renaissance with bartenders and home cocktail enthusiasts alike. Supposedly born at the Detroit Athletic Club around 1916, the Last […]

Blinking Owl is Orange County’s First Distillery Since Prohibition

Being the first of anything is always a challenge. Blinking Owl Distillery co-owners, husband and wife, and longtime Santa Ana residents, Brian and Robin Christianson know that all too well. After setting aside their careers and devoting nearly four years to conceptualizing, researching and planning the business and build-out of the first craft distillery in Orange County, they’ve finally opened […]

Wanderlush: House Spirits Distillery in Portland Oregon

Last month I had the opportunity to visit House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon, tour the facilities with head distiller, Andrew Tice and get to know founder & distiller, Christian Krogstad – one of the pioneers behind America’s craft distilling revival. House Spirits Distillery, a forerunner in Portland’s craft distilling community, is now in their 12th year of operation. And […]

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