American Mash and Grain creators Devin Ershow and Chase Langdon sit down (virtually) with Erik Wolfe to discuss Pennsylvania Whiskey, the Craft Distilling Movement and creation of Stoll and Wolfe Distillery.
Why anyone would be crazy enough to build a distillery? The real answer is the process of actually distilling whiskey and preserving the history locally and preserving the knowledge through the production process, for us, was a really big part of it.”
“It was one of those things, where as much as we were pursuing the opportunity, the opportunity, in some ways, was finding us…”
“To understand Stoll & Wolfe, you need to know Dick Stoll. He’s something of a legend in the whiskey world, much to his bemusement. The first time someone came up to him with a bottle of his whiskey for an autograph, he genuinely thought he’d been set up for a practical joke. A member of the Silent Generation, Korean war veteran, and Pennsylvania whiskey distilling giant, Dick may be best known as the man who distilled the ultra-rare A.H. Hirsch 16 Year Old Reserve bourbon, regarded by some as one of the best whiskeys ever created.”
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