Meet Tom Lix
In the past most of our friends started as visitors to the distillery. They attended an open house, came through the distillery tour, or attended some special event that was held here. We had a pretty steady stream of people coming and going. Over the past year things have changed, a lot, for everyone. We just couldn’t allow ourselves to be held back. By looking at the challenge in a different way, it has brought us to you. This is a theme. We are doers and makers and we are not afraid to take a different approach to solving problems.
Today we invite you to experience our distillery in a different way. Here on this page we have put together some short videos that bring a taste of our story, distillery and some of our people to you.
Welcome to the Distillery
Here you can meet our distillery manager, Brandon. He is our distillery manager.
The ABCs of Bourbon
Brandon takes you through the ABCs of Bourbon. What are the ABCs of Bourbon? It is a simple way to remember the laws defining what the requirements are to be called Bourbon.
What Makes Cleveland Whiskey Special
Here Brandon explains talks about our technology and our process that allows us to finish whiskey rapidly, but more importantly, finish whiskey with predominantly woods other than oak, like Black Cherry or Sugar Maple.
Guidelines for Tasting Whiskey
Here Brandon takes us through the process of tasting whiskey. Some of you, no doubt, have done it before and know exactly what to do and look for. For some of you this may be the first time you have done a ‘whiskey tasting’ so Brandon provides some guidelines on where to start. Don’t worry, there is no wrong way.
Here you can get a little deeper into the story of how Tom came to invent our process and why.
Tom on Why Oak Barrels
Here Tom tells how Oak Barrels became the aging vessel. It may not be as glamorous as you expect.
How the Navy was an Influence
Here Tom talks about his experience in the Navy and how it influenced him to take the distillery path.
Distillery Walk Through
Alas, we are coming to the end of our tour. Here is a simple walk through of the distillery so you can see where everything sits today.
We are currently in the process of building a new distillery in Cleveland South Flats. We will increase our capacity and create an even better distillery destination experience. We would love for you to visit us if you ever find yourself in our neighborhood. If you share your information we send updates, cocktails tastings and other events once a week. There will be a BIG announcement when we are gonna open up the new space.
Thanks for visiting. We would love to hear from you.