Planck & Anchor Distillers, Rocheport, MO


Jonny Ver Planck has more than one trick up his sleeve. The distiller of Rocheport Rum has spent 25 years in over 25 countries working as a sound engineer in the music industry. He has been on the road and toured with bands such as Sublime and Reverend Horton Heat.

For a short period in his life, he took a break from the music industry and moved to Belize. There he spent time grilling, distilling and perfecting yet another art.

Jonny's wife is from Missouri, and through odd chance Jonny found himself in contact with Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Missouri. Jonny has since formed a partnership with Les Bourgeois Vineyards developing a vision for the production of spirits in the mid-Missouri, riverside town.

How does Jonny make rum that is so delicious? He admits to having a couple of secrets, but none that he will share.

Jonny likens distilling to recording and mixing in the understanding that it is the subtle, little things that make all the difference in producing a great product.

[Source: Company's web site, cited 2014]

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