Michael visits the American
Shochu Company at their lab in Frederick MD, and speaks with owner
Taka Amano who along with his wife Lynn and assistant distiller
Cari Yarmus are thefirst in
the country distilling an alcoholic beverage called shochu that is
very popular in Japan.
About the Podcast
Thirsty Maryland is a travel podcast into the Heart of Maryland agriculture and craft beverage industry. Michael and Rachel Focus on the people, their stories and the beverages (and food) they craft. Along the way they receive stories of hardships, success, family and growth in the local wine, beer and spirit industry. As well as tastings and recommendations of all the Maryland’s Craft Beverage has to offer.
Michael and Rachel have lived in this great state their whole lives and it is their mission to bring all that Maryland has to offer to the public in the form they know best, audio media. Both of the hosts have a history in radio and broadcasting and have produced radio shows based on Wine, Beer and Spirits. They have worked in the business most of their careers and bring a fresh perspective of this growing industry.
“We love our state and all the craft food and beer it has to offer.”