GUEST: Pat Hoffman, Co-founder of Lonely Oak Distillery in Earling Iowa
On this episode of Market Makers, we sit down with Pat Hoffman who co-founded Lonely Oak Distillery with his wife Amy. Lonely Oak is a micro-distillery located in the hear of Shelby County, Iowa. Their dedication to producing premium spirits is represented in each batch; from tilling the soil, planting the seed, grain selection, distillation, maturation, and finally, bottling. Craft is everything at Lonely Oak, and it shows.
Steeple Ridge Bourbon Whiskey: Premium small batch bourbon will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. Craft is everything, and it shows. Each batch is carefully produced, polished, and matured in charred wooden barrels. Taste the notes of vanilla, cherry, and just a touch of nuttiness to round out the flavor. Every bottle is hand signed with a batch and bottle number; there are no two alike. Steeple Ridge Bourbon takes its name from the site of our on-farm distillery. Atop a high ridge, you can see the steeples of three churches; the view alone is enough to turn water into whiskey.
North Forty Vodka: Smooth and light, and can hold its own neat, or blossom as an addition to any cocktail. It is a true, premium craft-distilled vodka from start to finish. In 1833 homesteaders began settling the Iowa prairie. Each received a quarter section of land to start their new lives on the frontier. The 160 acres were usually separated into 40-acre parcels; the Northern most was referred to as the “North Forty”.