A Sip of Knowledge with Martin Laberge (A Spirited Conversation)

By A Spirited Conversation / February 14, 2021

Topic: A Sip of Knowledge with Martin Laberge, Distillery Manager at Diageo Global Supply Valleyfield

Hosts: Liz Rhoades, Lew Bryson, & Martin Duffy

What You’ll Learn: Join a trio of drink industry veterans in weekly conversation on whiskey, spirits, distilling, marketing and the current state of the drink industry. This week, Martin Laberge, Distillery Manager at Diageo Global Supply Valleyfield, joins the group.

About Martin Laberge:

Martin Laberge is the Distillery Manager at Diageo Global Supply Valleyfield.  He gained a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry in 1990 and worked at Johnson’s & Johnson’s research center in Montréal from 1990 to 1996 as a research assistant for consumer products. Martin joined the Valleyfield plant in 1996 as a Production Team Leader – Process Research overseeing production from grain receiving to distillates and DDG, he also did the analytical testing required for process control and was involved in quality control of finished products such as vodka, gin, whisky and rum.  Martin became the Distillery Assistant Manager in 2003 and Distillery Manager in 2004.

About the Hosts: 

  • Lew Bryson, former managing editor for Whisky Advocate Magazine for 20 years, whiskey author, beer/whiskey writer and presenter.