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Meet Demetrius Cain

Today we’d like to introduce you to Demetrius Cain. 

Hi Demetrius, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
The idea of starting a distillery started in college when I began messing around with fermentations primarily in bread making. I found the science to be fascinating and super intriguing. After college, I continued chasing my passion and learning everything I could about the industry. After about 10 yrs. or working multiple jobs to save up seed money to start my wife and I took the leap. Starting in 2018 we began building the barns and equipment needed to officially open our distillery. From then it has been a wild ride both tough and rewarding at the same time. I would say the big how we got to where we are now is lots of long hours/weeks and never giving up. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has been super rough but the lessons we have learned thus far have been priceless. The biggest struggle we faced early on was getting the word out about our spirits. Since making farm to glass spirits is a niche spreading the word is interesting as a small business. We are constantly learning and asking advise of others we admire. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am our head distiller and I would say apart from my love of agriculture and passion for terroir forward spirits. I am most proud of our team, and community, I have been so amazed by the creativity and passion that even the hardest of tasks seem so much easier with them surrounding me. Nothing we have accomplished could have been done without them. 

What was your favorite childhood memory?
The fondest memory I have was during summers my mother would take us to the park and read books to us under the trees while eating gas station corn dogs. Now this might seem like an odd memory but since she raised us as a single parent and on a teacher’s salary this was treat, I treasured. She was one of the most influential people in my life, a dedicated advocate for chasing dreams, working hard, and loving life no matter the hurdles. 

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