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Waypoint Spirits and UConn Host Craft Distilling Forum

By August 27, 2015Connecticut, Top News

Waypoint Spirits and UConn School of Engineering jointly hosted an Innovation Connection on July 16 at the newly opened Waypoint Spirits facility in Bloomfield. A mix of UConn professionals, beverage trade professionals and invited guests participated in a panel discussion titled, “Engineer Your Spirits.”

The panel consisted of John Taylor, Co-Owner, Waypoint Spirits; Devin Vogel, Head Distiller, Waypoint Spirits; Jeffrey McCutcheon, Professor, UConn School of Engineering; Dennis D’Amico, Professor, UConn School of Engineering; and Jose Giner, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Town of Bloomfield.

Guests questioned the panel about the “new age” of craft distilling in Connecticut with a range of topics including water use, using locally-sourced crops and marketing products. Robin Ann Bienemann, Entrepreneur in Residence at UConn, said the School of Agriculture and Waypoint Spirits formed a partnership in which the school will grow wheat for Waypoint Spirits to use to produce its Labrador Noon Vodka.


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