IamA Head Distiller who makes whiskey, bourbon and other spirits all day! AMA!
Hello everyone! My name is Bob Roland, and I'm the Head Distiller for Adirondack Distilling Company here in Utica, NY. I did an AMA a few years back that people seemed interested in, but I had to take it down at the request of my previous employer. Since I'm at a new company that doesn't have that issue, I figured I would give it another shot.
I started off, years ago, as a home brewer with a dream. I left my previous job as a tech consultant, and now spend my days making hooch. I work hard, I work long hours, and I love every minute of it!
Happy to answer any questions people might have about distilling or booze in general!
Edit: Wow! What a response. I wish I could have answered everything. I just spent the last twelve hours at work, however, so eventually even I have to call it a day. I'm shutting the stills down right now.
I'll try to answer some tomorrow!
In the meantime, since someone asked, here's a picture of one of our two distillery cats. This one is named Tonic. His brother, Gin, is more camera shy!