Exploring the Art of High-Altitude Distillation with Lee Wood of Wood's High Mountain Distillery

Exploring the Art of High-Altitude Distillation with Lee Wood of Wood's High Mountain Distillery

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast! In today's episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Lee Wood, the co-founder and owner of Wood's High Mountain Distillery. Our conversation took us on a captivating journey through their beginnings in the distilling industry, the intricacies of whiskey production, and the unique challenges of high-altitude distillation.

Lee shared their inspiring story of how Wood's High Mountain Distillery came to life. It all started with a passion for quality spirits and a desire to create something truly exceptional. With dedication, persistence, and a deep love for their craft, Lee and his brother P.T. set out on a mission to craft high-quality, handcrafted spirits that would leave a lasting impression.

One of the key topics we explored was whiskey production. Lee shed light on the various aspects that contribute to the flavor and character of whiskey, including the importance of selecting the right grains, yeast, and barrels. We delved into the art of aging and how it transforms the spirit into a complex and well-rounded whiskey.

Another fascinating aspect we discussed was how high-altitude affects distillation. Lee explained how the reduced air pressure at higher altitudes impacts the boiling point of liquids, leading to unique challenges and considerations during the distillation process. It was truly enlightening to understand how these environmental factors play a role in shaping the final product.

Throughout the conversation, Lee's passion for their craft and commitment to producing exceptional spirits shone through. Their dedication to quality, coupled with an unwavering pursuit of innovation, has made Wood's High Mountain Distillery a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

If you're a whiskey enthusiast or simply curious about the art of distillation, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we dive deep into the world of spirits with Lee Wood, uncovering the secrets behind Wood's High Mountain Distillery's success.

Tune in to the latest episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, available now on all major podcast platforms. Cheers to Lee Wood and the Wood's High Mountain Distillery team for sharing their knowledge and passion with us!


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Advice from Lee

"Buy craft spirits!"


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