Jeptha Creed Bourbon Tour!! (Let's Talk Bourbon) Ep37
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#051 – Joyce & Autumn Nethery: The Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Jeptha Creed Distillery
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In November, 2015, this dynamic duo broke ground on the 15,000-square-foot distillery in Shelbyville, KY. Joyce is the Master Distiller behind the operation, while her daughter Autumn acts as Co-Owner and Marketing Manager. And although Jeptha Creed is still very young, they’re already creating incredible buzz in the spirits world.
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When you think Kentucky, you probably think bourbon – whiskey, vodka, and moonshine – and if that’s the case… you’re absolutely correct! But this epic tale is much grander, and goes way deeper, than just another Kentucky distillery. The Nethery story is truly fantastic, and what they are creating is nothing short of inspirational – and forking tasty! From the farming techniques, to the family creed, to their commitment to sustainability, Joyce and Autumn hold true to the legacy of distillers.
We also discuss:
How serendipity made Joyce a master distiller
Why Autumn studied in Scotland for a year
Why they chose the name “Jeptha Creed”
The “secret recipe” and unique heirloom varietals that go into these spirits
Sustainable farming techniques
Wet, dry, and moist counties
The Jeptha Creed drinks & their bourbon coming up in 2019 (it has to age!)
Everyone’s different reactions to different spirits
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Joyce Nethery’s Bio:
As far back as she can remember, Joyce has had a passion for chemistry. She earned a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School, and for 15 years worked as a process engineer in industrial scale distillation. She then spent a decade teaching high school chemistry and physics before her husband Bruce’s dream of opening a distillery reignited her passion for the distillation process—and the rest, as they say, is history.
Her deep love for farm life, as well as her many years working her family’s land, have given her invaluable insight into growing the wide variety of crops used in Jeptha Creed’s products. It has also inspired the distillery’s distinct ground-to-glass maxim. In addition to being a Master Distiller and owner of Jeptha Creed, Joyce is a devoted mother of two who has a passion for all things Kentucky. She couldn’t be prouder to carry on the state’s long history of distilling the finest spirits in the world.
Autumn Nethery’s Bio:
Autumn comes by her love of distilling honestly—her mother is Jeptha Creed master distiller and co-owner Joyce Nethery. But it took a year at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, studying the craft with some of the best distillers in the world to truly ignite her passion. Now Autumn is among the youngest distillery owners in the country and an integral part of making Jeptha Creed one of Kentucky’s most groundbreaking distilleries.
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Shelbyville & Simpsonville: Stables, Tables & Designer Labels
In the “American Saddlebred Capital of the World,” you’ll find authentic Kentucky. In this county full of small-town charm, go antiquing, dine at locally-owned eateries, attend an event or tour a new family-owned distillery. Shelbyville and Simpsonville have plenty to keep visitors of every stripe busy and amazed. Why go anywhere else?