Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Sep 7, 2017

In this week's episode, we feature distiller Braeden Bumpers of McClintock Distilling Company, based in Frederick MD.

Braeden and I recorded this episode during the summer, right before I left for the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, and the audio file needed a little bit of TLC due to the heat and humidity, the large, echoey distillery, and some background noise problems.

So, big shout-out to Chris Preston, our favorite DC Sound Mixer, for spending some time with this audio and taking care of some of the interference.

And as you listen to Braeden and I chat about distilling, I want you to imagine we’re sitting in their beautiful distillery next to their gorgeous column stills, and if you’re curious about what that space looks like, you can go ahead and check out the pictures in the show notes at

Some of the topics we discuss in this episode include:

  • Of course, the art and science of distillation
  • What a drunken pig might taste like
  • The differences between craft spirits and larger corporations
  • What costs determine the retail price of your favorite whiskey or gin
  • The value of drinking your mistakes
  • What cocktail Mark Twain would drink on a Mississippi paddle boat
  • And much, much more

Braeden and McClintock Distilling Company are one of the reasons why Frederick is one of my favorite spots to visit in Maryland, whether on business or pleasure, and I’m sure you’ll understand why after listening to our conversation.