Episode 28 – Guardianship and Legacy Molly Troupe from Freeland Spirits takes the ‘pivoting’ notion to a whole new level. Molly was onto this idea long before it became part of the business lexicon gripping the world in 2020. Molly’s story is a remarkable example of mastering ambiguity, managing the unknown, harnessing curiosity and finding a way to make things happen. Molly found herself at a cross-roads during her undergraduate studies in forensic chemistry, and did what every thoughtful student would do; think about the future and drink to that future. And it was an unassuming glass of whiskey that pique Molly’s curiosity no end. Within a month, Molly emigrated to Scotland to complete an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University. Quite the leap of faith for someone whose longest journey to that point was to Reno, Nevada. With an uncertain post-graduation future but with a clear objective, Molly returned to Oregon and the quest began, landing a quality assurance role in a distillery. Interestingly, the idea of drinking to one’s future kicked in again, after a bourbon tasting, leading to a relocation to Bend, and a 3 year tenure at Oregon Spirit Distillers. Molly now plays a pivotal role in the Freeland Spirits business; an opportunity of a lifetime and the key narrative in this podcast. Founded by CEO Jill Kuehler, the Freeland name recognises the strong, loving relationship between Jill and her meemaw forged during formative years in Texas. After an initial meeting over lunch, it became clear that Molly and Jill shared the same vision and values, and a “let’s make it happen” approach. This same energy and drive has led to great partnerships with local producers and suppliers. This is turn has helped Freeland turbo-charge the release of their delicious new products – distilled beverages and canned cocktails – against the difficult trading backdrop punctuating 2020. And to top things off, Freeland launched their intern program in September of this year as well. A remarkable achievement by any measure. Molly’s contributions include being one of the 9 Female Distillers You Should Know, recognition by Forbes 30 under 30, a board member for the American Craft Spirits Association, co-founder of Gin 2018, published author, speaker and educator. Sit back, relax and enjoy my chat with one of America’s finest. Be bold. Enjoy yourself. Let’s creative a new gin narrative. Still Magic paperback, digital and audio copies available from your favourite online stores Podcast Reference Links Heriot Watt MSc. Brewing & Distilling Freeland Spirits Join the Freeland Spirits fanclub French 75 canned cocktail The Digital Guide Chehalem Wines Zenger Farm Cory Carman at Carman Ranch The Alps of Oregon Meemaw Molly’s Favourite Reference Book Pink Boots Society Oregon Spirit Distillers Host: Marcel Thompson @stillmagicway email@example.com Guest contributor: Molly Troupe Editor: @alexiepigot Click to book Alexie here Alexie’s Website
SOW EP 8 - Jill Kuehler & Molly Troupe of Freeland Spirits
Spirits of Whisk(e)y
Our podcast guests this week are Jill Kuehler and Molly Troupe, Founder and Master Distiller, respectively, of Freeland Spirits, one of history's very few women-owned and -operated distilleries. Freeland makes a growing collection of spirits, including an excellent Bourbon, plus a very characterful Gin and a Genever, a rare endeavor for an American distillery. Please visit our website at spiritsofwhiskey.com for show notes. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/spirits-of-whiskey/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spirits-of-whiskey/support
Spirited Woman with Molly Troupe, Master Distiller & Partner at Freeland Spirits
Bottled in China
Molly Troupe, America’s youngest female master distiller discusses how she found her passion for creating small batch gin and whiskey at Freeland Spirits. Based in Portland, Oregon, Freeland Spirits is one of the very few woman owned and operated distilleries in the US.In this podcast we discuss what steps you can take to find your passion and what it takes to become a Master Distiller. Molly also opens up on how set backs in life, make you stronger and wiser throughout your career. In the final part of the podcast, we find out her view on what might be the next craft spirit to shake up the market. Find out more: https://www.freelandspirits.com Follow Molly’s journey on instagram @whiskey.biscuit Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!
Show #198 - Meet Molly Troupe, Master Distiller for Freeland Spirits
The Bourbon Daily
Steve and Renee talk to our newest ABV Network team member Molly Troupe. Molly is the Master Distiller at Freeland Spirits in Portland, Oregon, and also one of the cohosts of the upcoming ABV Network Channel show, Bourbon Social. Please check out Flaviar, our newest sponsor. Flaviar (flaviar.com) is a club where you can enjoy many great benefits and sample some incredible whiskey, rum and gin offerings on a quarterly basis with their unique tasting boxes. Bourbon Daily intro music (Welcome to the Show) and outro music (That’s A Wrap) are both by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).