THE BEGINNING


"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
—Teddy Roosevelt

 

 

 

I love to fly. Being on a plane, between the place you’ve come from and the place you’re going, is almost like being nowhere at all. And nothing seems to exist but possibility.  

Before I was 30, I’d never made spirits. I made television shows.

I made some money. I met celebrities. But I wanted to make something that mattered. So I quit.

I always loved the way whiskey brought people together. I loved the tradition. I loved the craft.

I dreamt of becoming a Master Distiller. So I became a student.

And flying to my first whiskey making class, sitting in between the life I left and the one I raced toward, I felt like anything was possible. 

— Steve
Ascendant Spirits Founder
and Master Distiller