Distillery Tour – Pinetop Distillery

Happy tax day! Fresh off an interview with the founders of Pinetop Distillery I hit the road and visited them in Raleigh, North Carolina. This little distillery has big things going for it with a tasty moonshine and the expansion into gin by the summer. Can’t wait to get some bourbon from right down the road in…



Interview – Gabe Guillois, Jonathan Keener, and Grady Knight – Partners at Pinetop Distillery

It’s a Tuesday, but I have an interview with the partners at Pinetop Distillery – Gabe Guillois, Jonathan Keener and Grady Knight. They have a distillery in Raleigh and were determined to make some moonshine – and in 2016 they opened their doors and put their first product on the shelf. Gin and bourbon are next…



Doc Porter’s Distillery Spirit Reviews

Doc Porter’s Distillery has three spirits available at the current time and I have a excerpt on each of them. They have a vodka that is made from North Carolina red winter wheat, a gin made with chamomile and citrus and a young bourbon that has been aged for approximately eight months. Also there is a…



Interview – Chris Parise, Head Distiller at the Charleston Distilling Company

This week we follow up on my tour of the Charleston Distilling Company with an interview with Chris Parise – their head distiller. It’s a very informative interview that touches many different facets of the Charleston Distilling Company and gives a hint of some new spirits that may be finding their way to their shelves soon….



Distillery Tour – Charleston Distilling Company

King Street in Charleston is home to two great distillers and I’m featuring the second one I’ve taken a tour of today – the Charleston Distilling Company. Many award winning spirits are being made here and the location is full of reclaimed wood and copper. It’s an excellent destination for anyone who is touring Charleston, so…



Spirit Review – Lassiter’s N. Carolina Rum

In January I got to be a distiller for a day at Lassiter Distilling Company, so it’s only fitting I review their first product which is white rum. For a first product it’s quite remarkable and you can also check out my visit to their distillery. And, if you are interested in the man behind the…



Interview – Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder and Master Distiller at Kings County Distillery

When “Dead Distillers – A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits” was released by Colin Spoelman, co-founder and master distiller of Kings County Distillery I had an opportunity to write a review. After I posted the review I was contacted by Colin and we discussed the book – being from the South I asked…



Interview – Lee Katrincic, Distiller and Co-Founder at the Durham Distillery

For the gin lovers in the audience we have an interview with Lee Katrincic from The Durham Distillery. This distillery burst onto the gin scene in 2013 and never looked back. Luckily this award winning distillery is in the great state of North Carolina and is open for tours like the one I took when they…



Distillery Tour – High Wire Distilling Company

On my trip to Charleston, South Carolina I had a chance to stop into High Wire Distilling Company. I love how old spaces are being renovated by distilleries and the space that High Wire Distilling is one of those spaces. The new energy brought by High Wire permeates the revitalization going on in downtown Charleston….



Interview – Scott Blackwell, Owner and Distiller at High Wire Distilling Company

As a part of my trip to Charleston, South Carolina I stopped in at High Wire Distilling Company. They definitely have done wonders with their space and it was a real treat to sample some of their unique spirits. Luckily I was able to ask some questions of one of the founders – Scott Backwell….