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Stuart MacKenzie - Little Juniper

  • S4E2
  • 1:07:46
  • March 16th 2021

Episode 33 – Guardianship

Today we visit Little Juniper Distilling in the Australian state of South Australia, to speak with founder Stuart Mackenzie

Stuart’s plan and passion for creating a distillery had been a long-term goal, one that remained latent for some time

Given Stuart’s successful career spanning the computer game industry, visual effects for Hollywood movies, marketing, advertising, and web design, this was an offbeat counterpoint in many ways.

And yet, as you will discover today, there was a sense of inevitability that a change was brewing. The first trigger was establishing an independent design business, but it was Stuart’s response to COVID-19 that catalysed his focus on sustainability and Little Juniper.

·      06:40 The Business Plan

·      10:42 It’s all about gin

·      12:15 That’s a garage?

·      16:37 The Little Juniper name

·      20:00 Little Juniper Gin’s story

·      25:56 The scalability challenge

·      30:52 COVID insights

·      38:45 Safety

·      42:44 Glamorous?

·      45:41 Prioritisation

·      51:15 The future

·      57:02 5 Tips

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Little Juniper story

Be bold. Enjoy yourself. Let’s create a new gin narrative.

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Additional Podcast Reference Links

Contact Stuart Mackenzie

Little Juniper Distilling website

Ambleside Distillers website

Host: Marcel Thompson    @stillmagicway [email protected]

Guest contributor: Stuart MacKenzie

Voiceovers: Jules Brooke. 

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Editor: Dave Stokes. Contact here Author2Audio

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Be bold. Enjoy yourselves. Let's create the next gin narrative...