Distillers Talk is hosted by Alan Bishop of Spirits of French Lick and Christi Atkinson. Tune in for exclusive interviews with distillers and industry experts sharing their collective knowledge.
The family behind Mingo Creek Craft Distillers joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss Liberty Pole Spirits in Washington, PA
Stephen Callahan of Tennessee Hills Brewstillery joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson on Distillers Talk with his team, including Head Distiller Jason Franklin and brewmaster Danny Smith.
Zach Traylor joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss his research work focused on cultivating corn varieties tailor-made for whiskey production.
Lynn Delean-Weber and Martin Weber of Edelbrand Pure Distilling join Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss their European style fruit brandy, or vinars.
Carrie and Daniel Ford of Dragon's Mouth Distillery join Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss their emerging distillery in Indiana
Cyrus Mason of the podcast Still 'n the Clear joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss the podcast and his newly launched Moonshiners Academy. Learn more about Cyrus: Moonshiners Academy https://moonshinersacademy.com/ Still'n The Clear Website https://stillntheclear.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8BLWAw6PV2kRjW4Lmgdp5w…
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up after vacation to chat about what they've been up to over the past couple weeks. We get into barrel picks, Alan's recap from the ADI conference, getting locked in garages and elevators and more on the horizon during Bourbon Heritage Month.
Dirk Fentz, aka Indiana Bourbon, joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to chat about whiskey in Indiana
John Miller of Steekee Creek Malt joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to chat about his malting company and more
Distiller Tyler Johnson from Hawaiian rum distillery, KoHana, joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to talk about the distillery and their unique sugarcane varietals.
Jimmy Jaxx of Jimmy Jaxx Shine Shack joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to talk about the distillery and his work with Amanda Bryant
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up with Amanda Bryant from the Discovery Channel's Moonshiners: Master Distiller.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson are joined by Ken Schreiner to discuss the distilling notebooks of AJ Schreiner, Ken's great great grandfather. The notebooks include his personal notes on mash bills, process, yeast making, malting and more from the late 1800's to early 1900's spanning distilleries across Kentucky and Indiana.…
Gary Hinegardner from Wood Hat Spirits joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss some of the corn breeds Gary is growing and using in his spirits, and what truly makes a distillery 'craft'. We also catch up on some Wood Hat news and rant about protecting our corn harvests from avenging wildlife.…
Erik Owens, President of the American Distilling Institute (ADI) joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson for the 100th episode of Distillers Talk!
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up with 5th generation distiller and country music star Tyler Wood of Tyler Wood Distilling Company in Kentucky
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Hunter Coffey of Three Boys Farm and Distillery on-site at the distillery about some updates and new projects around the corner.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with still maker and Moonshiners Master Distiller contestant Jason Harl of 13 Stills
Erica and Patience Fields of Brooks Grain join Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to chat about the company and Erica's 40+ years experience supplying rye and more to the spirits industry. We discuss grain trends over the past few decades and predictions for the future, including what we can expect to see with grain prices in the near future.…
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up with owners Josh Howes and Tommy Craggs at Watch Hill Proper, a new whiskey lounge and club in Louisville, KY. We're also joined by WHP Director of Operations Forrest Price and friends from the team at Castle & Key Distillery.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Australian distiller Nick Hope of Dusty Barrel about rice whiskey and using koji, as well as production and making the company sustainable.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson welcome back Dr. Pat Heist of Wilderness Trail and Ferm Solutions for a discussion on yeast with friend of the show, Kent Mace
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson are on location at Donum Dei Brewery in New Albany, Indiana with owner/distiller/brewer Richard Otey. We discuss and tour the brewstillery's operations, and enjoy a flight of their products.
We're deep in a long recording week on-site, so're taking you to DT Blockbuster with a rerun of our interview/blending party with Lisa Wicker of Widow Jane.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson host a panel discussion on Rosen rye (and its importance in the history of whiskey in America) and the three chamber still with guests Laura Fields (Delaware Valley Fields Foundation), Erik Wolfe (Stoll & Wolfe), Robert McDonald (Dancing Star Farms) and Todd Leopold (Leopold Bros). This episode addresses inaccuracie…
Jim Martin of Key West Trading Company and Kris Koenig of Golden Beaver Distillery are live from the Key West Absinthe House with Christi Atkinson. Alan Bishop joins the party virtually for an insider's look at the Absinthe House as we discuss what's new with the two brands and make a Root of All Evil cocktail.…
Len Eckstein joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss sweet mash vs sour mash, and what we're excited about in craft whiskey right now. We also go through a flight of Deerhammer barrel samples and a challenge.
Todd Leopold joins for a Zoom panel discussion and tasting of the Three Chamber Rye. This is the audio release of the show for our podcast listeners.
We're on vacation this week but we have a short bonus episode from Indiana Historian Jeremy Elliott who was previously featured on Distillers Talk
Australian distiller, Craig "Crafty" Fields joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson
Bryan Smith of Hard Truth joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to chat about their new whiskey and more
Morgan Egnater from Female Whiskey Society joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to discuss the foundation and the group's charity work in the spirits industry
Indiana Historian Jeremy Elliott chats with Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson about feuds between local moonshine families and more
Andrey Orlov of Doctor Gradus chats with Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson about the company and home distilling in Russia
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up with Mark Pressley and Mark Taylor of Moondrops Distillery
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Mike Root of Copper Sky Distillery and try a sampling of their whiskeys
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson catch up with Lawrence Pritchard from Flatrock Distilling and discuss his latest projects and life following Master Distiller
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Jedd Hass of Atelier Vie in New Orleans and go through a tasting of products
Stephen Shellenberger of Boston Apothecary joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to talk about the birectifier and its benefits for the distilling industry
Amzie Wenning joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to talk about the Bourbon on the Banks festival in Frankfort, Kentucky
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson are joined again by Stephen Osborn of Stoutridge Winery and Distillery to discuss his botanical spirit production with gin and absinthe
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson learn more about Stoutridge Winery and Distillery with Stephen Osborn
Jim Martin from Key West Trade Co joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson for an uncensored, full-on rant fest about his current industry issues. We're covering everything from glass shortages to 100% defective labels.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Josh Gardner of Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling in Texas and do a tasting of the Rimfire Single Malt Whiskey
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Joseph Lofthouse, landrace seed developer and food advocate, about promiscuous pollination and why distillers should be developing their own grain varieties.
Erik Wolfe joins Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson to chat about the early days of Stoll & Wolfe Distillery with Dick Stoll. We get into apple brandy and pommeau, and you know we're digging into yeast!
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Kris Koenig from Golden Beaver Distillery in California, and have a tasting from the product line.
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson interview Laura Fields of the American Whiskey Convention and Delaware Valley Fields Foundation
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson interview Blake Riber of Seelbach's
Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson return in Part 2 with Todd Leopold of Leopold Bros to discuss tasting notes on the Three Chamber Rye and more geeking out!