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Episode 30- Bar Stories Takeover At Alley 6 Distillery

Check out our first live podcast and the Bar Stories takeover at Alley 6 Distillery in Healdsburg, Calif. We welcomed back fan favorites Laura Sanfilippo and Tara Heffernon of Duke’s Spirited Cocktails, hear from event emcee Kasey Drady and introduce Cora Tang from El Silencio Mezcal. Enjoy!

Episode 30- Bar Stories Takeover At Alley 6 Distillery

Episode 25-Sonoma Distilling Co. (Adam Spiegel)

Adam Spiegel was born and raised in San Francisco. From a young age he experienced the bounty that Sonoma County offers through regular visits to the area with his parents to it's beaches, attending concerts and tagging along on wine tastings.

In 2008 he found his passion for creating spirits while assisting a distiller friend in Santa Rosa and soon realized that there could be more to whiskey. Sonoma Distilling Company was founded in 2010 as one of the first 200 distilleries in the United States.

Episode 25-Sonoma Distilling Co. (Adam Spiegel)

Episode 24-Spirit Works Distillery

Timo Marshall

Founder and Co-owner, Timo Marshall, hails from a tiny town in England and declared many years ago Sonoma his home. He spends his days running the business of distilling, pulling hoses, and generally herding cats. His favorite cocktail is a Negroni.

Amanda Graziano

Tasting Room Manager and fixer-of-the-coffee-machine, Amanda Graziano, lives in Santa Rosa and enjoys playing Cornhole and her most recent adventure, Softball with friends. She spends her days coordinating events in the distillery, managing staff, and generally being super creative. Her favorite cocktail is a Bees Knees.

Episode 24-Spirit Works Distillery

Episode 22-New Alchemy Distilling

Jason and Chandra are Healdsburg, Calif. locals. Chandra was born and raised in Healdsburg and Jason has lived in Healdsburg for 15 years. They both primarily work in the medical field, but share a great passion for crafting fine spirits. Together with Jason’s cousin DJ and business partner Matt, they started and run New Alchemy Distilling. They distill all their spirits in-house, hand label and bottle, and distribute their products to bars and restaurants in the Bay Area.

Episode 22-New Alchemy Distilling

Episode 20-The Gentlemen Wormwood

Josh Opatz and Shane Harlan are brothers and represent the XY chromosomes of Young & Yonder Spirits. Before they came together to work on this venture, Josh worked in San Francisco, holding down a corporate career in finance while slowing building the dream of starting a distillery back in his hometown of Healdsburg, California. Shane previously worked in winemaking in Sonoma County, and then became part of Y/Y at the end of 2017 to help with the ongoing distillation and fermentation programs at the distillery. The guys work daily with Sarah, Josh’s wife and co-founder of Y/Y, making the business a three person family powerhouse. Their distillery and tasting room is at 449 Allan Court, Healdsburg, CA 95448.

Episode 20-The Gentlemen Wormwood

Episode 19-Spirits Of California

Herbie Benham IV is a man of many hats: long time bartender, brand ambassador of Graton Distilling Company, gourmand, embracer and peddler of vice, musician, and surfer. He is born and raised in California and considers every part of the golden state his home. He is committed to quality, whether in the craft spirits he helps develop or in the music that he creates. Keep an eye out for him in cocktail bars and stages all over California.

Episode 19-Spirits Of California