GINSPIRED

GINSPIRED

GINSPIRED is a podcast where we talk about and celebrate everything about the wonderful juniper-laced spirit called GIN! There is SO much to talk about when it comes to gin – and we are going to dive into all of it in future episodes. I’ll be speaking to guests from around the world including gin and mixer experts, distilleries, gin fans, and bartenders. In every episode, my guests and I will be sharing what we're drinking as well as fun GINcident stories. I hope you will join me on this GINspired journey.

Episodes

January 26, 2024 22 mins

In this episode, join me on an exhilarating journey into the world of 'The Gael' Signature Scottish Gin. Immerse yourself in the juniper-laced symphony as we sit down with Nigel Large, the mastermind behind 'The Gael,' to unravel the craft, passion, and stories encapsulated within each sip. From the origins of this exceptional gin to the secrets behind its unique botanical blend, every moment is a celebration of...

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On today's episode of GINspired, I sit down with Lynne MacKay and Brad Deller, the visionaries behind Ironworks Distillery, to uncover the artistry, passion, and craft that define this Nova Scotian gem.  Together, we explore their philosophy of product development, sustainability practices, and the challenges of distilling, offering you an insider's peek into the heart of Ironworks Distillery.

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On today’s episode, I welcome Danny Partington. He runs a gin vlog called Just Pour It. He’s located in (as he puts it) a small town called Runcorn, UK - a place in the middle of everywhere without it being anything much itself! Today, we chat about his love and passion for all things gin, his Gin Vlog, and so much more.

About Danny Partington
Danny is the host of Just Pour It, a vlog that covers the finest craft gins ...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Tanja Schmittner from Germany, a woman who says about herself, that she is “all about Gin”. Tanja, also known as Ginny, is the host of Ginny and The Bottles Tastings, co-host of Juicy Sip a YouTube channel about gin, a member of the jury of the International Women’s Trophy and last but not least is now producing her own Gin. Today we chat about her ginspired journey, her favourite gin picks and cocktai...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Rick Pipes, Co-Owner and Head Distiller of Merridale Cidery & Distillery located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, their philosophy on product development and sustainability, what craft gin means to them, of course their gins, and so much more.

About Merridale Cidery & Distillery
When you visit Merridale, you feel it – the atmos...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Brennan Colebank, co-founder and Master Distiller of Stillhead Distillery located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, the story behind their name, their philosophy on product development and sustainability, of course their gins, and so much more.

About Stillhead Distillery
Founded by the Colebank family, Stillhead Distillery Inc. opened i...

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On today’s episode, I'm excited to welcome Pixie Paula Dezzutti, CEO of Local Choice Spirits, a company that owns many distilleries and breweries in the USA. She’s a spirits expert and brand developer who has built the #1 distillery in South Carolina, The Striped Pig! Today, we chat about how it all started, their philosophy on brand & product development, their Sip & Share program, being a woman in the industry, how t...

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On today’s episode, I welcome back to the show Jason MacIsaac, Co-Founder and Master Distiller of Sheringham Distillery located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we catch up and chat about what’s new since we last spoke (and there is a LOT of news!), their unique philosophy on product development, and of course their gins, and so much more.

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On today’s episode, I welcome Gordon Glanz, Founder and Head Distiller of Odd Society Spirits, and Mia Glanz, bar manager of the Odd Society Cocktail Lounge both located in East Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, the story behind their name, their philosophy on product development, some fun facts, and of course their gins, and so much more.

About Odd Society Spirits
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On today’s episode, I welcome Chris Jacks, Founder of Nickel 9 Distillery located in the heart of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, the story behind their name, their philosophy on product development, and of course their gins, and so much more.

About Nickel 9 Distillery
Nickel 9 Distillery is nestled into the corner of the Historic Junction Neighbourhood of Toronto, ON. When looking a...

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On today’s episode, I welcome back Scott Thompson, Founder and Distiller of Mad Laboratory Distilling located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we catch up and see what they’ve been up to since we last spoke, their gins and products, what's coming out next, and so much more.

Link to original episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1807248/10056213

About Mad Laboratory Distilling
Mad Laboratory Di...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Miranda Parker, Head Distiller of Compass Distillers located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  With her Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and lifelong involvement in the arts, she brings chemistry and creativity into harmony with her distilled spirits. Today, we chat about her path to becoming a head distiller and her philosophy on product development, all about Compass Distillers, and of course their g...

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On today’s episode, I welcome back to the show Darren Scott - Chief Operations Officer and Director of Gnu Craft Spirits, located in Calgary, Alberta. Today, I catch up Darren to see where they are on their journey and their experiences (and challenges) of starting a craft gin distillery, where they are in the process, their Gnu product awards, and of course a fun gincident story, and so much more.

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On today’s episode, I welcome Jeff Barringer, Co-Founder of Bruinwood Estate Distillery located in Robert’s Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, their philosophy on product development, and of course their gins, and so much more. I'm also surprised with a taste of a new gin and cocktail live on the call. They also have one of the MOST unique ingredients I've ever seen in a gin.  Listen...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Christine Beuhler, communications consultant and a former bartender in San Francisco. Today, we chat about her lifelong love of gin, the bar scene in San Francisco, her favourite gins and cocktails, and of course, we share a cocktail and a fun gincident story or 2.

About Christine Beuler
Christine Beuhler's first alcoholic drink ever was gin — Tanqueray, to be exact — and it was love ...

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On today’s episode, I'm excited to welcome back to the show Nikki Oesterle, co-founder of Papaiti Gin, located in Whanganui,  New Zealand. Today, we catch up on her journey and experiences of starting a craft gin distillery in New Zealand during the pandemic, where they are now in the process, their first gin products, what's next for the distillery, and of course, a fun gincident story.

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On today’s episode, I welcome Jess Morton. She’s the General Manager of the Toronto Institute of Bartending. She runs the school full-time, assisting with SpiritHouse operations (the school’s training bar), as well as an instructor, bartender, and freelance mixologist.

Today we chat about her ginspired journey, what it's like to work at a bartending school, the different styles of gin, the craft gin industry, her favourite gin ...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Jeffrey A. McGuire – who goes by Jam.  He’s a ginthusiast from Germany, a performer,  and he runs a strategic communication company as his day job.  Today, on this lively and fun call, we chat about his love of gin and how he incorporates that into his life, we share some cocktails and favourite gins (you'll want to know what's on his shelf!), and of course, there’s a gincident!

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On today’s episode, I welcome Jennifer Chur,  a marketing consultant by day, a foodie 24/7, and a Gin fanatic pretty much all the time. Jennifer, also known as Ginny, is the host of It’s Gin O’Clock – a FB group with over 8000 members. Today, we chat about her ginspired journey, her favourite gin picks and cocktails, what it takes to host such a large FB group, and of course, we share cocktails, and she shares the most romantic GIN...

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On today’s episode, I welcome Carl Richards, and we are celebrating national happy hour day! We’ll chat about the history of this gintastic day, give you some tips on how to celebrate, share some cocktail ideas, and I also share a personal gincident about Larry & I. Please join us!

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