Old Potrero Rye - Barrel to Bottle Welcomes Master Distiller Bruce Joseph

Old Potrero Rye Whiskey Master Distiller Bruce Joseph

It’s another Whiskey Hotline episode! Bruce Joseph is the master distiller at Hotaling & Company, formerly Anchor Brewing & Distilling. Hotaling is best known for their Old Potrero ryes.

Bruce started working at Anchor Brewing straight out of college in 1980. He was a brewer for 13 years until they got licensed to distill and he switched over. Fritz Maytag was interested in making rye whiskey, particularly its historical ties to Colonial America. Also he liked taking on products that were unpopular and at the time, rye wasn’t very popular. 

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