Episode 268

GCP: McCallum & Sons Whisky & Iron Horse Farm


March 22nd, 2023

1 hr 4 mins 21 secs

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Maxine and Glen McCallum, owners of McCallum & Sons Whisky Co and Iron Horse Farm, sit down with the GCP guys to talk about their boutique whiskey shop and horse farm in Tacoma. McCallum & Sons Whisky Co. is a boutique bottle shop located in downtown Tacoma. They pride themselves on offering one of the most incredible selections of spirits in the area and providing customers with the most rewarding and satisfying shopping experiences in the industry. The Iron Horse Farm is a premier horse boarding and training facility located on the outskirts of Tacoma. Easily accessible to the South Sound region, their farm is committed to offering an atmosphere of excellence in care and training.

00:04 – Justin kicks off this episode talking about the inadequate sewers in Tacoma, expresses his appreciation for people to be able to own a whiskey shop and horse farm in Tacoma, and Glen talks about how he and Maxine ended up in Tacoma. Maxine talks about the welcoming people in Tacoma, Glen shares where the whiskey shop is located, what made him want to get into the business, and the Washington state's restrictions on selling alcohol.

16:12 – Glen explains why a bottle of whiskey would cost $60,000, how whiskey is a delicate balance between art and science, and Maxine talks about how they have something at every price point in the shop. She talks about the wonderful whiskey community in the area, Glen talks about the master classes they offer, and the key differences between American and International whiskey.

31:17 – Glen talks about the number of people investing in whiskey, the depreciation impact of opening the bottle, and the different ways people share exquisite whiskey. Maxine talks about what made them want to create The Iron Horse Farm, finding the property for the farm, and the type of English riding she competes in.

47:50 – Maxine talks about the complexity of the farm being close to where fireworks go off, Jeff talks about drone displays possibly replacing fireworks, and Maxine expresses how careful she is about choosing what she allows on the farm. She explains how a horse can regulate their heartbeat to a person, how intuitive horses are, and how the community of riders she is a part of is a supporting and loving environment.

Many thanks, Maxine and Glen, for stopping by to talk about both businesses; looking forward to catching up with you again soon!

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