About Us

About Bayon Distillery

Bayon Distillery Ltd is a corporation founded in Cambodia. Operations are located in Sihanoukville Province; centrally located to fruit farmers, and near Cambodia’s only deep water port.

Bayon Distillery brings US craft distillery operations to Cambodia, combining them with the exotic local fruit and spices. We are helping preserve the palm sugar industry, and implementing new uses for local products such as mango and cashew, and providing skilled new jobs for Cambodian workers.

Matthew Green-Hite

Matthew is a native Oregonian; the birthplace of craft distilling. He spent 2 years in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne, and then received his AA degree in Computer Science; his BA degree in Accounting; and his MBA in Finance. He is completing his MS in Taxation; specializing in international taxation, and has several international clients. Matthew is a CPA, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Taxation, in addition to coursework in wine making and commercial distilling!


RJ and his family fled the Khmer Rouge at the age of 9, and spent the next 2 years in a Thai refugee camp before relocating to the US. He received his BS in Engineering from the University of Rochester, New York. RJ relocated to Cambodia 2 years later, and was involved in several NGO’s (non-profts). He then worked for Tiger Beer (Cambodia) as logistics/purchase manager, and was manager of Coca Cola sales (Cambodia).

Andy Garrison

Andy is a craft distiller in Portland, Oregon, producing fine spirits. Andy is the Lead Distiller at Stonebarn Brandyworks in Portland’s Distillery Row.  As our Consulting Distiller, Andy is fine-tuning our production processes, and training our in-house distiller. Andy has a BA in Accounting and Operations Management with work experience in the tech industry – but prefers making brandy!

Matthew and RJ believe so strongly in the enterprise that they have agreed to provide all of the work, skills, and inspiration to this enterprise without cash payment in 2015 through 2017.