Month: November 2015

Interview – Andrew Porter with Doc Porter’s Distillery in Charlotte, NC

Happy Monday! I had an opportunity to interview Andrew Porter at Doc Porter’s Distillery in Charlotte, NC. Find out what this promising new distiller in Charlotte has in store!

Greensboro Distilling Moves to Downtown Greensboro, NC

The Triad Business Journal is reporting that the distillery has shifted plans and will set up shop in downtown Greensboro. The company will be producing vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon under the name Fainting Goat Spirits. Bill Norman, who formed the distilling company with his wife and son, said he signed the lease for…

17 Craft Distillers You Need to Know

A good article from Food Republic on 17 Craft Distillers You Need to Know includes Corsair Artisan Distilling and Atelier Vie.

Flying Pepper Vodka Release Party by Fair Game Beverage Company

We just got word that Fair Game Beverage Company will have a release party for “The Flying Pepper” – a Tobago pepper infused Vodka (that Chris Jude hinted in his interview with me here). As per their Facebook page: Join us Friday, December 11th from 6-8pm down at the tasting room for an evening of spirit tastings,…

Almond Delight and eggnog – match made in heaven

So the missus and I picked up some Paw Paw Murphy’s Almond Delight at Muddy River Distillery on Friday and added some egg nog since it’s on the shelf – and it’s one of the simplest and best concoctions we have made in a while! Highly recommended! For people not familiar with Paw Paw Murphy’s…

Support Your Local Distiller on Small Batch Saturday

Support your local distiller as your preferred small business on Small Batch Spirits Saturday! I’ll be heading out to Doc Porters in Charlotte NC for a tour and to buy a bottle of their vodka (maybe I can clone myself to buy two).

Interview – Keener Stanton, Head Distiller at Old Forge Distillery

Check out this interview I had with Keener Stanton the Head Distiller at Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Their award winning moonshine products are going to be complimented with their forthcoming Tennessee Roots line.

Conniption Gin by Durham Distillery is rated 4/5 on

Aaron Knoll – the author of “The Craft of Gin” and “Gin: The Art and Craft of of the Artisan Revival in 300 Distillations” has written a review of Conniption Gin by Durham Distillery – check out his tasting notes and 4/5 rating.

High Wire Distilling is featured in the NY Wine Blog

A nice article by T. Edward of the New York Wine Blog features South Carolina’s High Wire Distilling. They specifically talk about High Wire’s Southern Amaro Liqueur.

Atelier Vie Awarded “Louisiana Gin Distillery of the Year” and takes home a Silver Medal

Atelier Vie has also posted news that they given a couple of honors at the New York International Spirits Competition. They were awarded “Louisiana Gin Distillery of the Year” and Silver Medal for Euphrosine Gin #9. Congrats!