Potatoes, Wheat, and Craft Alchemy with Matt Howell of Chuckanut Bay Distillery

Potatoes, Wheat, and Craft Alchemy with Matt Howell of Chuckanut Bay Distillery

Dive into the world of distillation with our latest episode of the Distillery Nation Podcast, where I had the pleasure of chatting with the insightful Matt Howell, the mastermind behind Chuckanut Bay Distillery.

In this captivating episode, we explored Matt's intriguing journey into the distilling realm, a path paved from his roots as a wine salesperson. Discover how this unique background shaped his perspective and contributed to Chuckanut Bay Distillery's distinct approach to crafting spirits.

One of the highlights of our conversation was the discussion on their unconventional choice of ingredients – potatoes and local wheat. Matt delved into the intricacies of their distillation process, shedding light on the artistry involved in turning these humble elements into exceptional spirits. 🥔🌾

Moreover, we uncovered the significance of forging strong connections with local farmers. Matt emphasized the cooperative relationship between Chuckanut Bay Distillery and farmers, underscoring the vital role they play in sourcing quality ingredients for their craft.

The journey doesn't stop there! Matt shared insights into Chuckanut Bay Distillery's ambitious move into a sprawling 18,000 sqft facility. Learn about the challenges they faced, the innovations it brought to their production process, and the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

Whether you're a seasoned distiller, an aspiring enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of craft spirits, this episode offers a delightful blend of expertise, passion, and the untold stories behind the stills. 

Tune in now to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the craft distilling universe with Matt Howell – an episode that promises to leave your spirits lifted! 🎧🔥


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