Episode 46: Flight Night IV with Chicken Cock Whiskey and IZO Spirits

It’s a bourbon Flight Night as we enjoy a few varieties of Chicken Cock and talk with legend and master distiller Gregg Snyder. The crew for flight night includes: D. or the @vabourbonhunter on Instagram; Chris, or @Jefftherabb1t on Instagram; and A, @influensky on Instagram. Plus, we chat with Gaston Martinez, CEO and co-founder of IZO Spirits, who talks about Cinco de Mayo, Mexican spirits and more.

SHOW NOTES:

We kick off Flight Night IV with Gregg Snyder, Chicken Cock master distiller, at the 1:30-mark.

  • Introduction of the panel
  • ONE TOUGH QUESTION: Would you rather enjoy a drink on the porch/deck or at the bar?
  • History of the Chicken Cock brand
  • FIRST UP: Chicken Cock bourbon
  • Consistency on releases 
  • What drew you to Chicken Cock and Grain & Barrel Spirits?
  • What’s it like partnering with Bardstown Bourbon Company to to produce custom bourbon and whiskey for Chicken Cock?
  • SECOND UP: Chicken Cock rye
  • Working at Wild Turkey and launching Russell Reserve?
  • What’s next for Chicken Cock?

Then we switch gears as we welcome Gaston Martinez, CEO/founder of IZO Spirits, at the hour plus mark.

  • ONE TOUGH QUESTION: Would you rather enjoy a drink on the porch/deck or at the bar?
  • How IZO Spirits got its start
  • Expanding the spirits line?
  • What is used in Mexican spirits?
  • How do the Mexican spirits differ? How is tequila different from mezcal? 
  • Agave Tequila Extra Añejo Cristalino Tequila recently took home some big awards
  • What’s next and where can folks find you

Published by Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene is the host of the Hops & Spirits Podcast. Jonathan loves craft beer, whiskey and telling great stories.

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