Crazy Creative Podcast 21 : Adam von Gootkin

adan_von_Gootkin_&_Steve_RaboinHere’s an awesome interview with Adam von Gootkin, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Onyx Moonshine in East Hartford, Connecticut. Adam von Gootkin is full of energy and provides a great interview, full of inspirational advice for other business owners and creatives out there.

Adam has so much to say about business that he wrote a book, Living Proof: Onyx Moonshine’s Journey to Revive the American Spirit, which releases in mid-October. You can pre-order now through Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. I look forward to reading it!

In this interview Adam von Gootkin describes the daily operations of Onyx Moonshine. Adam also describes the evolution of ideas that took he and his partner, Peter Kowalczyk from owning a music recording studio, Onyx Soundlab in Manchester, to full-time distillers with Onyx Moonshine.

I also spoke to Adam von Gootkin about his historical ties to moonshining in Connecticut as well as his attempt to revive moonshine as the legitimate American spirit is was before prohibition.

I enjoy the products that Adam and Pete are producing at Onyx Moonshine and I’m very excited to see what they come up with next. Their new, speakeasy style tasting room was under construction during the interview but is close to opening. I think the place looks awesome and I can’t wait to come back to visit.

If you’re not from the area, you can order Onyx Moonshine from

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed creating it with Adam!








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