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Wine Enthusiast Podcast: How One of L.A.’s Oldest Distillers Is Working Toward a More Sustainable Future

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Sustainability is a broad term in the beverage sector. Winemakers, brewers and distillers are having meaningful conversations about what the term means for their industry. And while there may be overlapping concepts, like organic farming, there may be differences on what sustainability means to them.

In this week’s episode we’re taking a look at sustainability and what it means to one of the oldest Los Angeles-based spirits brands. Writer at large and spirits reviewer Kara Newman talks with husband-and-wife duo Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew, founders of LA’s Greenbar Distillery.

The co-founders want to produce great spirits while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact. From eco-friendly packaging to planting trees, the founders of Greenbar Distillery are at the forefront of spirits sustainability.