Toasting to Tradition: The Revival of Northwest Arkansas's Historic Apple Brandy Distillery

The Brewhaus

26-01-2024 • 41 mins

Sipping on nostalgia and the rich heritage of Northwest Arkansas, I had the privilege of hosting Kyle Alexander and Seth Lankford on a spirited odyssey through time as we talked about RG Macon & Carson, the region's incredible apple brandy brand. Our glasses clinked to the melody of history (metaphorically speaking, at least) as we resurrected the tale of a legendary local distillery, once the toast of prohibition-era America. Seth, with an educator's flair, intertwined anecdotes of local lore with the distillery's saga, while Kyle and I relished the communal bond that seems almost distilled into the spirit itself.

When Matt, the entrepreneurial force behind the brand's revival, turned a chance healthcare encounter into a blossoming business, it was a story that captured more than just the essence of apple brandy. Our conversation meandered through his journey, examining partnerships with Missouri and Arkansas distilleries that brought distinct flavors to the brandy, thanks to their unique distillation practices. Seth's personal pivot into the brand's history, ignited by a date at an apple brandy event, highlighted the serendipitous connections often found in the pursuit of passion.

Drawing the curtain on our session, we tipped our hats to the Macon brothers of Nashville, and of course Mr. Carson, acknowledging the rich symphony of history and music that courses through the region's veins. The support for small businesses in Northwest Arkansas echo the community's appreciation for heritage and craftsmanship. And as our listeners are invited to mix their own piece of history with the Apple Brandy Toddy recipe from our website, we raise our glasses to the spirit of rediscovery and the shared stories that connect us all.

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