For today’s episode of the Let’s Meet For a Beer Podcast, I met up with Mark Freeland, Founder of Two Rivers Distillery in Calgary, Alberta. Mark is a passionate artist who has played music professionally for over 30 years. As a distiller, Mark applies the same passion to his new craft of distilling spirits.
On the podcast, we discuss Mark’s journey as an entrepreneur that has been very challenging over the past couple of years. Two Rivers Distillery had opened just months before COVID shut them down, and like many small business owners, Mark was worried that he may have to close his doors permanently.
We also discuss what makes Two Rivers Distillery unique and how Mark is creating a whole craft experience for his guests. “My music background has taught me to look at the entire picture when it comes to the customer experience.” Mark has distilled an amazing list of vodkas and unique gins – with barrels in the back aging whiskey that he’s already excited for!
If you want to support passionate local businesses make sure to add Two Rivers Distillery to your “bucket list” of places to visit. It was awesome to connect with Mark on the podcast – I hope you enjoy the conversation!