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Seven Newly Certified Masters of the Craft Bring More Spirit to MGP

Raise a glass to our newest Master Distillers, Matthew Greeno, Josh Slawski, Mike Templin, TJ Anderson and Ian Stirsman—and make it a double for our newest Master Blenders, R.J. Laws and Sam Schmeltzer, the most recent additions to our Team of Masters.
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6 Newly Certified Masters
Distillery Collective Facebook Page
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Join the Conversation

Because the best kind of friends are the ones who have a passion for spirits and a willingness to share, we’re inviting all of them to join us on Facebook in our Distillery Collective. Here, we’ll be sharing insights, thoughts and wisdom from our long history making exceptional spirits. 

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Rackhouse Roundtable
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The Rackhouse Roundtable

We asked some intriguing names in the biz to come together and discuss today’s most pressing distilling topics in our Rackhouse Roundtable video series. These folks aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions and give honest answers.

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Songs for Distilling Q1
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Songs for Distilling

From bluesy bourbons to rock-and-roll ryes, we have the playlist you need to make every flavor sing.

 

Many Genres of Gin
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Selected Spirits: The Many Genres of Gin

The festive, piney cousin of vodka, gin is distilled with a blend of botanicals, allowing for a broad range of flavor expressions. Traditional, earthy, sweet, citrusy, fresh—these are just a few of the gin profiles we offer.

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Selected Spirits: Uncompromising, Unpretentious Rye

We love how this spicy, forward, rogue has always been ready to take on the world, one whiskey glass at a time. Sure of itself. Proudly unwilling to change its character over the years to be the new “it” drink. We especially love that, at last, rye whiskey is awash in a well-earned boom of rediscovery, and we’re honored to be at the heart of it.

At MGP, we help makers produce flavor profiles from velvety smooth to dry with that rye “bite”.

We love to talk rye.

Custom vs Std Mash Bills
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Standard Vs. Custom Mash Bills: Off the Shelf or Bespoke?

MGP offers a dozen existing mash bills, each one a time-tested combination of specific grains that’s fermented and distilled to become your bourbon or whiskey. These mash bills may be “standard”, but they’re not ordinary.
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Building Brand Affinity
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Building Brand Affinity

According to a recent survey by Mintel, the two most important attributes people consider before buying a dark spirit are “Brand Trust” and “natural flavor.” 
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Whiskey Aging - Where Old is Gold
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Where Old is Gold

A history-making stockpile of rare pre-Prohibition whiskey was recently discovered locked away behind bank vault doors, concealed by trick bookcases. It seems that early in the last century, it was stashed by a California banker and whiskey lover who anticipated the coming of Prohibition.
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