If you are big into wine then the chances are you’ve heard of Dave Phinney. He’s had several wine companies, including the Prisoner Wine Company. However, it’s a different alcohol that has recently gained his attention. That alcohol is whiskey. As a craft distillery, Savage and Cooke strives to make excellent and unique whiskey to please all palates. We welcome head distiller Dylan Carney back to Old-Fashioned Football to talk all things whiskey, distilling, and the rebranding of Savage and Cooke.
Savage and Cooke Head Distiller Dylan Carney | Old-Fashioned Football (Ep. 90)
Savage and Cooke has rebranded their whiskey, launching a new bourbon, rye, and American whiskey. We welcome Dylan Carney, head distiller, to talk about the rebranding process, what it’s been like, and what to expect from the new whiskey. Dylan talks about not only how the new line is different, but how it has similarities to their previous Lip Service, Second Glance, and Burning Chair.
Dylan talks of Dave Phinney and what it’s like working with him. He also talks about Scottie Pippen, how creating Digits Bourbon came about, and how it’s been interacting with Pippen. The impression of his hand on the glass and the way they decided to do business is a truly fascinating story you won’t want to miss.
Savage and Cooke is located on Historic Mare Island in California. They opened their doors in 2018 and offer many different whiskeys from the core lines Old-Fashioned Football tasted today, to specialty whiskeys such as Bad Sweater, Digits Bourbon, and the ready to drink Manhattan Project.
Savage and Cooke Head Distiller Dylan Carney
From distilling absinthe in Scotland to whiskey in California, Dylan walks us through his journey as a distiller and what led him to Savage and Cooke. We talk what the rebranding has meant to him and some potential upcoming offerings from Savage and Cooke. Finally, he walks us through a virtual tasting of their Cask Finished Bourbon, Cask Finished Rye, and American Whiskey. You won’t want to miss the explanation of these and the hosts review on the rebranded Savage and Cooke whiskeys.
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0:00 – Intro
3:20 – Dylan Carney Intro
5:10 – Scotland to California
8:10 – What’s New Since We Talked in April
11:15 – Dave Phinney
15:05 – Rebranding
23:44 – Old vs. New
33:30 – Digits and Scottie Pippen
41:00 – Virtual Tasting
1:19:50 – What’s Next
1:25:24 – Closing Remarks