Masters of Spirits

6 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 and TJ Anderson—and make it a double for our newest Master Blenders, R.J. Laws and Sam Schmeltzer, the newest members of our Team of Masters.
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6 Newly Certified Masters
Many Genres of Gin
Masters of Spirits

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.
Masters of Spirits

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
Masters of Spirits

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
Masters of Spirits

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
Masters of Spirits

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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