Episode 61: Hockey and tequila with Chris Chelios

A living legend joins us to hockey and tequila. Chris Chelios, co-founder El Bandido Yankee Tequila and Hockey Hall of Famer, talks about the launch of El Bandido, how he came to love tequila, the differences between hockey and business, his favorite memories from his Stanley Cup (x3) career, what’s next for him, what’s nextContinue reading “Episode 61: Hockey and tequila with Chris Chelios”

Episode 60: Under the Influence of Craft Beer Roundtable #4

We are Under the Influence of Craft Beer this roundtable as GoodBeerHunting.com’s Bryan Roth, Master Cicerone Neil Witte, BeerCrunchers.com founder Doug Veliky and Cicerone/Beertender Lindsay Hayes all join us. We hit on a variety of topics, including NFTs and their future in the craft beer world, will seltzerys ever be a thing, will big companiesContinue reading “Episode 60: Under the Influence of Craft Beer Roundtable #4”

Episode 59: Flight Night VI with Traverse City Whiskey’s Chris Fredrickson

It’s a bourbon Flight Night as we enjoy a three experimental finishes of Traverse City Whiskey and talk with co-founder Chris Fredrickson. The crew for flight night includes: D. or the @vabourbonhunter on Instagram; and Chris, or @Jefftherabb1t on Instagram. We enjoy their Cab Franc, Sherry Cask and Port finishes. SHOW NOTES Chris Fredrickson, co-founderContinue reading “Episode 59: Flight Night VI with Traverse City Whiskey’s Chris Fredrickson”

Episode 58: Bourbon, whiskey and moonshine with Ole Smoky’s Robert Hall

Everyone has heard of Ole Smoky Moonshine from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, but did you know they have a bourbon? Robert Hall, CEO for Ole Smoky Distillery, joins us to talk about the launch of James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Bourbon, Ole Smoky’s flavored whiskey and moonshines, how they keep up with demand, launching new products, how theirContinue reading “Episode 58: Bourbon, whiskey and moonshine with Ole Smoky’s Robert Hall”

Episode 57: Changing alcohol laws and what it means with policy expert Jarrett Dieterle

Jarrett Dieterle, alcohol policy expert with R Street, joins to talk about changes in alcohol laws and his book “Give Me Liberty and Give Me A Drink!”. We discuss how a dispute over airlines has impacted imports/exports with Europe, states adding to-go cocktails, internet sales of alcohol and other interesting law changes. SHOW NOTES: JarrettContinue reading “Episode 57: Changing alcohol laws and what it means with policy expert Jarrett Dieterle”

Episode 56: Getting creative with Connor Query and Carrie Johnson

Connor Query, artist/graphic designer, and Carrie Johnson, trash crafter extraordinaire, join us to talk about being creative in the alcohol world as we close out Summer School 2021. They share how they got their starts, their creations, favorite things to make, bad dad jokes and more. SHOW NOTES: Connor Query, artist/graphic designer (@CMQuery_Art on Instagram),Continue reading “Episode 56: Getting creative with Connor Query and Carrie Johnson”

Episode 55: Making agave spirits with Mean Mule’s Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans, CEO/co-founder of Mean Mule Distilling Co from Kansas City, joins us to talk about making agave spirits in America, how it differs from tequila, how they got their start, sharing where the name comes from, building the path for others to produce agave spirits in the US, what’s next and so much more.Continue reading “Episode 55: Making agave spirits with Mean Mule’s Jeff Evans”

Episode 54: Grains and their impact on whiskey with Middle West Spirits’ Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang, co-founder/head distiller of Middle West Spirits in Columbus, Ohio, joins us to talk about the impact grain selection has on whiskey. Ryan talks about what grain to glass means, how they selected their grains, how the weather impacts the grain, adding grains to the mash, using grains for other spirits and more. SHOWContinue reading “Episode 54: Grains and their impact on whiskey with Middle West Spirits’ Ryan Lang”

Episode 53: Summer cocktails and summer beers with Jake Sulek and Kevin Patterson

We learn about both hops and spirits this week with cocktails and beers. Jake Sulek, beverage director at West Main Crafting Co in Lexington, Ky., talks about crafting cocktails for the summer, bars opening up again, cocktail recipes for all of us to try at home and more. Plus, Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and NationalContinue reading “Episode 53: Summer cocktails and summer beers with Jake Sulek and Kevin Patterson”

Episode 52: How to start a whiskey collection with MyDailyBourbon’s Chad Watson

Have you ever wondered how to start a whiskey/bourbon collection? Chad Watson, better known as MyDailyBourbon on Instagram, gives you the best practices to do just that. Learn what are good bottles to start with, what to avoid, why you should enjoy your bottles and more. SHOW NOTES Chad Watson, better known as My DailyContinue reading “Episode 52: How to start a whiskey collection with MyDailyBourbon’s Chad Watson”