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Whiskey takes a back seat this week. The founder/owner of Begyle Brewing and Begyle International Recording Studios joins the show to collect rent and have a conversation on beer. Begyle recently won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout category with their inspirational Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas. The humble Mr. Cary shares the origins of their barrel-aging program and the growth of the overall brewery.
Co-founder Phil Thompson of Thompson Bros at Dornoch Distillery made the trip from Scotland just to visit Wilson and Jake in Jake’s living room. Phil explains the growing pains, the determination and the passion involved to build Dornoch’s first whisky distillery. Phil and his brother Simon founded their distillery in 2016 backed by a crowdfounding campaign. Phil goes into detail on how they initially received attention from investors; and how they’re achieving their goals of producing quality spirit supported by the folks that took a chance on their passion/dream.
Sean McQueen and Sam Bergren visit Jake’s living room to chat about the beginning stages of craft distilling in the Midwest, and the progression of the industry since Mississippi first opened its doors. The gentlemen also discuss the impact of brand identity by maintaining a clear focus with an innovative approach to releasing new brands. The four also taste through a new line of experimental products called Cody Road X.