Ep. 201: Old Town Cellars

Old Town Cellars (OTC) is a prominent winery situated on Main Street in Historic Park City, Utah. Under the leadership of Stephen MacKay, OTC distinguishes itself by utilizing superior wines to create unique and rare blends. the winery offers a luxurious 5-Star lounge where patrons can indulge in the experience of savoring handcrafted wines. The combination of exquisite wines and a top-notch atmosphere makes Old Town Cellars a sought-after destination for wine enthusiast seeking a memorable and refined tasting experience in one of the most charming locations on the planet!

Ep. 199: Utah’s Spirit Trail REVISITED!

On this Episode, we embark on a whimsical adventure as Charles Johnson, ruled by boundless enthusiasm, takes us on a throwback episode of “Utah’s Spirit Trail.” Picture this: a magical bus journey weaving through the stunning landscapes of Utah, with Charles as your spirited guide, leading a distillery trail like no other. There is no other in the state quite like Charles with such passion amongst our distillers. Join us in raising a glass to the enchanting fusion of travel, taste, and time on this Tastemasters throwback episode.

Cheers to Charles Johnson and the spellbinding Utah’s Spirit Trail!

Ep. 194: Robyn – Passion’s Finest

Robyn, a spirited individual from Central Illinois, has always been a beacon of infectious ambition. During the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, she redirected her energy towards fermentation. Starting with Kombucha, she patiently perfected her craft, experimenting with flavors and techniques to create the ideal probiotic drink. Yet, her aspirations reached further, with a desire to leave her mark in the craft beer scene. With unyielding determination, she delved into the world of brewing, mastering the nuances of yeast strains, hops, and malts. When the opportunity finally arose, she found her place within a microbrewery. Robyn quickly earned recognition for her innovative brews, and she’s never looked back. Her journey stands as a testament to the power of ambition, adaptability, and relentless pursuit of passion.

Robyn’s path has been nothing short of extraordinary. Her involvement in the microbrewery and its subsequent success are a testament to her unwavering commitment to quality and her constant pursuit of excellence within the craft beer community. Eager for more, she continues to push the boundaries of brewing, inspiring both customers and aspiring brewers alike. Robyn’s future in the craft beer scene is brilliantly illuminated, and her story remains a shining example of the incredible feats that can be accomplished with boundless determination and unwavering passion.

Ep. 188: New World Distillery

Embarking on a journey that transcends the ordinary, Chris Cross’s story weaves through the skies and spirits, leaving an indelible mark on both. Having once soared amidst the clouds as a fearless aviator within the Navy, Chris’s path has gracefully transitioned from the cockpit to the captivating world of distillation. Nestled in the serene embrace of Eden, Utah, New World Distillery stands as a testament to his unwavering spirit and creative vision. With a heart brimming with passion, Chris & his team masterfully crafts each elixir using not only local ingredients but a symphony of dedication and love, inviting enthusiasts to savor the essence of his laborious journey in every sip.

New World Distillery emerges as an alchemical haven where time-honored traditions meld harmoniously with the contemporary. Chris’s relentless pursuit of excellence, cultivated through his passion and a desire for innovation, resonates in every bottle he unveils. As the sun sets over the picturesque landscapes of Eden, the distillery comes alive, offering libations that speak of history, adventure, and the profound connection between the elements and the human spirit. In each meticulously curated blend, New World Distillery invites all to partake in an experience that transcends the realms of mere taste, beckoning one and all to share in the rich tapestry of his life’s odyssey, bottled and poured for our framily to cherish.

Ep. 184: Ogden Beer Company – The Resurgence

On this Episode, we sit down with Jacquie and Craig of Ogden Beer Company. Fresh off their Gold Medal within the first year of them being opened, OBC still has plenty on their plate. During this new chapter, Jacquie and her incredible team are proving they mean business and are here to stay!

Tune in to learn more about who the “secret weapon” of OBC is along with what Ms. King has planned for the future. With a delicious selection of beer and a friendly staff, OBC is a MUST visit when you arrive in “O-Town.”

Ep. 181: Sugar House Distillery

On this Episode, we sit down with the Owner/Founder of Sugar House Distillery, James Fowler. Beginning as an avid home-brewer, James quickly found a taste for the fermentation world. Once James left Utah, his palate was drawn to spirits. Determined to open a facility that’s dedicated to quality over quantity and grain to glass!

Since 2023-2024, Sugar House has been completely honest in what goes into their products on every bottle. When you think “the people’s distillery” Sugar House should be up there at the top. Sit back and enjoy a glass of high quality Sugar House as James talks shop.

Ep. 179: Outlaw Distillery – The Conor Saga

On this Episode, we sit down and grab some updates from our dear friend, Tyler Halstead of Outlaw Distillery. While Outlaw is getting bigger and better, Tyler has needed to expand his team. Framily, we would like to introduce you to Conor Kelly!

With time well spent at High West Distillery, Conor brings fire and more passion to Outlaw’s repertoire. Tune in to hear what Conor brings to the world of spirits while we talk about his time here in Utah.

Ep. 176: Dented Brick – A Few Years Later

On this Episode, we revisit some friends from our neighbors over at Dented Brick Distillery. Harley and Tui sit down while showcasing everything new and on going at DB. From barrels to bottle, Dented Brick are a force in our industry. Dented Brick have released Utah’s first Tequila from, and approved, by Mexico.

Tune in to hear more of upcoming products, releases, and where you can locate Dented Brick products. Since Harley has taken over, Dented Brick and their team, has truly gotten bigger and better!

Ep. 171: Waterpocket Distillery w/Alan Scott

On this Episode, we sit down with a wizard amongst the botanicals, Alan Scott. Through countless experiments, books, and herbs, Alan has cracked the secret of making deliciously unique spirits. With their Rum, Amaro Line, Gin & more, Waterpocket will BLOW you away! Head on over for a tasting tour or grab a bottle at any DABS store.

Tune in to learn more of Alan’s story and what is in store for Waterpocket Distillery. Check out their location in SLC & brand new location within Torrey, Utah. You will be enlighten when you walk through the beauty this is: Waterpocket Distillery!

Ep. 165: Salt Flats Spirits w/Trent and Rachel

On this Episode, we sit down in the heart of Salt Flats Brewery with Trent and Rachel! Within the walls of the Brewery is also the Distillery. With Trent Moore at the helm and a newly upgraded Still, Salt Flats Spirits continues to grow and impress! With a beautiful line up of Spirits and Cocktails in a Can, Salt Flats Spirits brings home award after award.

Tune more to hear a deeper story from both Trent and Rachel. Also, what is new and exciting for the team at Salt Flats Spirits. Keep an eye out for new releases and exciting news soon to come!