Welcome back, fellow spirits enthusiasts, to another captivating episode of Distillery Nation Podcast! In this week's episode, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the mastermind behind Herrick Creek Distillery all the way from the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, Tom Finn.
Tom Finn, the founder and distiller, took us on an intriguing journey through his deep-rooted passion for corn-based spirits. What sets Herrick Creek Distillery apart is Tom's unwavering dedication to utilizing New Zealand Heritage Corn varieties, infusing each bottle with a slice of history and authenticity.
One of the most fascinating aspects of our conversation was Tom's unexpected success story with moonshine. What started as a hobby and an exploration of the craft turned into a surprising triumph, showcasing his innate talent for distillation. As we delved deeper, we learned about the meticulous processes and innovative techniques he employs, resulting in spirits that are a true testament to his expertise.
Tom's commitment to sustainability and his local community shone through as he shared his experiences of sourcing ingredients locally and collaborating with nearby farms. The fusion of traditional methods with a modern touch has yielded spirits that not only taste exceptional but also carry a meaningful narrative.
Join us in this captivating episode as we uncover the secrets behind the rise of Herrick Creek Distillery, Tom's insights into corn-based distillation, and his visions for the future of the spirits industry in New Zealand.
Tune in for an engaging discussion that will leave you inspired and eager to explore the world of corn-based spirits. Until next time, cheers and keep sipping those remarkable spirits! 🌽
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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEBooks mentioned:
- Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (Affiliate Link)
- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business (Affiliate Link)
- The New Zealand Whisky Book
Advice from Tom
"Think outside of the box and be different!"
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