Johnny Motte, Distiller
Oldest of four Motte boys, Johnny spent last summer interning at Square One Distillery in St. Louis, but like Amazon, Apple and Disney, Johnny’s first distilling experience started in a garage. Most recently, Johnny attended the American Distilling Institute Spirits Conference in Seattle, WA. He currently attends USC Upstate.
Matthew Motte, Controller
Matthew also spent his summer and winter breaks last year at Square One Distillery in St. Louis and attended the American Distilling Institute Spirits Conference and attends USC Upstate. These two brothers are not twins, even though you will think so on your first visit to Motte & Sons Bootlegging Co. Matthew’s task is to take his accounting classes and skills to a new level and run the distillery on Quickbooks. Tasked with setting the annual budget, controlling costs and securing assets, he is sure to go head to head with Johnny’s focus on quality production.
Michael Motte, Director, Information Technology
Michael is a Clemson University chemistry major in his senior year, with sights set on attending medical school with girlfriend Rebekah. The third of four boys, Michael’s days are like a typical college student, except his time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. revolve around promoting Motte and Sons to the world.
Luke Motte, Professional Student
Brand-new college freshman Luke spent months stripping and staining floors, lifting and relocating alembic stills, moving thousands of glass bottles, painting walls and tin ceiling tiles, and was probably relieved to finally escape to College of Charleston to pursue his education, somewhat removed from the daily grind of the Bootlegging Motte boys, but always together in spirit (pun intended).
About Motte & Sons
Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, Motte & Sons Bootlegging Co. is the City of Spartanburg’s first Micro-Distillery.
Eugenia Motte, CEO and Proprietor
Head chief and bottle washer, Eugenia hand-selected the building site, negotiated with the City of Spartanburg and put up with “The Boys” garage antics. After purchase, the building was renovated into a 2,000 square-feet retail front, with 3,000 square feet of manufacturing space in back. Eugenia selected handmade alembic Hoga stills from Salvaterra de Mino, Spain, that are based on a design that goes back 2,000 years.