Episode 105

Published on:

25th Jul 2022

Episode 105: Broken Shed Vodka

Episode 105 features Broken Shed Vodka from New Zealand. Bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof. It retails for $25.

Enjoy this episode with some Broken Shed with a twist!

The official website for Broken Shed: https://brokenshed.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 2008 - Two Americans on sabbatical fall in love with the Wanaka region of New Zealand and move there permanently
  • 2009 - Broken Shed Vodka is born when the first two founders wonder why they're drinking imported vodka, and decide to make one in New Zealand
  • 2010 - After about a year of trials and tastings, Broken Shed Vodka is ready
  • 2012 - Broken Shed Vodka becomes available in the USA
  • 2022 - The brand closes in on 20,000 annual 9-liter equivalent case sales

Key Cocktails:

Let the vodka shine in a cocktail, try not to overpower it. Broken Shed Vodka also works really well for infusions.


My interview with Mark Simmonds, Master Blender of Broken Shed Vodka along with materials provided by the brand.

Huff Post Article from 2012

Chilled Magazine Article on Broken Shed

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.