Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 36: Southern Grace Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Childress Vineyards, Great Wagon Road Distilleries, Red Clay Cider Works, Three Spirits Brewery, Doc Porters Distillery, Sugar Creek Brewery, OMB, Old Nick Spirits

Meet the Maker:  Leann Powell brings her delicious Sun Dog 130, Zero Dark 130, Sun Dog Pink Lemonade and Sun Dog Apple Dumplin’ all from the only distillery that is located in a former prison. Listen to our review of these great spirits.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Pink Lady Mojito

1½oz Sun Dog Apple Dumpling
1½oz Sun Dog Pink Lemonade
1 tbsp powdered sugar
4 mint leaves (muddled)
Top with soda water.

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 35: Bedlam Vodka

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Heist Brewery, Shelton Vineyards, Medaloni Cellars, Addison Farm Vineyards

Meet the Maker: Sam Searcy, Shane McCurdy, Scott Russ are in the Test Pattern Studios to talk about Bedlam Vodka, which is made from Rice and not potatoes. They talk about the distillery’s history, it’s libations and we get to taste a good bit of it and some cocktails that you can make with it!

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Summer Blitz

1½ oz Peach Nectar
½oz Lemon Juice
1oz Crude Watermelon Basil Shrub
2oz Bedlam Vodka
Top with soda water.

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 33: WRC Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: It’s a slow week in news, we just didn’t have any.

Meet the Maker: Chuck Johnson and Dana Acker are back in the studio, this time talking about WRC (Windsor Run Cellars) Distillery and their three new spirits on the market: White Widow, Killer Bee and Shadowhawk. Great stuff.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Killer Tea

2oz Killer Bee from WRC Distillery
8oz Sweet Tea
1oz Peach Puree
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1teaspoon Blood Orange Juice

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 30: Lassiter Distilling

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Nickel Point Brewing, Shelton Vineyards, Granite Falls Brewery, Tavern in Old Salem

Meet the Maker: Gentry Lassiter is in to talk about Lassiter Distilling‘s rums. Tim and Jordan try two rums – the Amber and NC traditional white rum. Gentry talks about the distillery’s history, why he got into it and where it’s going.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Summer Refresher

3 oz Bedlam Vodka
4oz Cucumber Peppermint Lemonade*

Cucumber Peppermint Lemonade
4oz lemonade
2oz simple syrup
2oz cucumber water
Tsp basil oil
4 twinnings butter peppermint tea packages.
Submerge the tea into the mix for 3 hours.

 

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 27: Fainting Goat Spirits

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News:  Heist Brewery, Fullsteam Brewery, Westbend Winery and Brewery

Meet the Maker: Bill and Andrew Norman of Fainting Goat Spirits, along with Niels and Patrick from Tap Hopper Tours are in to talk about Emulsion Gin and Tiny Cat Vodka from Fainting Goat. Tap Hopper Tours is the premier tour company in the Triad when it comes to local breweries and distilleries.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): The Summer Night Red Dream
2oz Tiny Cat Vodka
4 large strawberries
2oz Hibiscus Flowers
4oz Water

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 23: Sutler’s Spirits

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Full Steam Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Sweet Summer Luv Luv, Spring House, CraftFreedom.org, Niki’s Pickles

Meet the Maker: Scot Sandborn and gin maker Tim Nolan of Sutler’s Spirits are in to talk about the history of Sutler’s Spirits, their name, their gin, their future products and with some awfully big news. You’ll have to listen to find out what the big news is. We sip on the delicious gin.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)The Sutler’s Experiment

2oz Lavender-infused Sutler’s Gin*
4oz fig-blackberry reduction**

*Lavendar-infused Gin
6oz Sutler’s Gin
1oz honey comb
1oz lavender
½oz lemongrass
3oz lemon zest
Let this sit for 1 week

**Fig-Blackberry Reduction
5qts water
2C of sugar
4oz dried fig
10 blackberries
3oz dried lavender
1 lemon zested

 

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 21: Mayberry Spirits

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Childress Vineyards, Triple C Brewing CompanyUnknown Brewery, Laurel Gray Vineyards, Shadow Springs Winery, Raffaldini Vineyards

Meet the Maker: Vann McCoy brings in a few of Mayberry Spirits‘ delicious whiskeys and talks about his prior life as a monk, his family’s history of distilling and the history of the distillery. That’s great stuff.

Food for Drinkin’: Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar is our food sponsor!

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)The Barney Fife
4oz Strawberry Cream*
2oz Mayberry Spirits’ Vanilla Flavored Premium Whiskey

*Strawberry Cream
8oz sweetened condensed milk
6oz milk
2 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
4 strawberries blended
3-4 basil leaves

Blend strawberries and milk, add condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon.
Strain and chill with 4 basil leaves for 24 hours.

Win TOPO Goodness!

Hello, Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking listeners! It’s time for another libation
giveaway. This time we’re giving away a fantastic package from TOPO Distillery. We’re giving away a gift certificate for a TOPO Distillery Tour for Four ($80 value) in addition to a coupon for $100 to be used for food, beverage or merchandise at the TOPO Distillery. That is $180 worth of a TOPO experience that we’re giving away.

But, it’s not just giving something away. We need something from you in return. What you ask? Well, it’s not too difficult.

In episode #17 of the podcast, who does proprietor Scott Maitland say is the “Spirit Guide” of TOPO Distillery?

Do NOT post your response/guess here. Send us a message. Send it, via email, to tim@sippingnc.ws

We will draw from the correct answers NEXT Thursday April 20. You must be 21 to enter and you cannot have won anything from the TLDPodNetwork in the last 30 days. When you send the email, please include a cellphone picture of your ID to verify you’re of legal drinking age.

Also note that the $100 certificate for food, beverage or merchandise does NOT include tip. Please tip separately and please tip according to how much your check would be were you paying cash.

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 19: Muddy River Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Raylen Vineyards, Humble Bee Shoppe, Twin City Hive, Organix Juice Bar, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Mystery Brewing, Sutler’s Spirits

Meet the Maker: Muddy River Distillery‘s co-owner Caroline Delaney brings a plethora of their delicious rums and cordials in for Tim and Jordan to taste and rate them. Muddy River has a unique and somewhat comedic origin which Caroline tells with a smile on her face.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)Belmont Breeze

1½oz Muddy River Coconut Rum
1oz Hibiscus Syrup*
½oz Cream of Coconut
½oz Key Lime
½oz 78 Degree C Blood Orangecello

*Hibiscus Syrup
4oz Dried Hibiscus
6oz Water
6oz Sugar
3oz Vanilla Extract

 

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 17: TOPO Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: JOLO Winery and Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards, Adams Vineyards, Unknown Brewery, CraftFreedom.org

Meet the Maker: Scott Maitland, one of the owners of TOPO Distillery Skypes in to the show and talks about the history and future of TOPO and Tim and Jordan have a nice tasting of the TOPO Vodka, Piedmont Gin, Carolina Whiskey and Eight Oak. All very good stuff.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)TOPO Cream
2oz Topo Vodka
3oz Lemon & Honey Cream*

*4oz Honey
4oz Heavy Cream
2 zested and juiced lemons
Thyme sprigs
2oz lavender

Shake and strain. Garnish with flowers or lemon zest.