News & Features

Happy Hour with Social Hour Cocktails co-founder Tom Macy

This week’s spotlight is Social Hour Cocktails and its co-founder/CEO Tom Macy. Co-founder Julie Reiner hired Tom back in 2009 Tom at Clover Club as a barback in 2009 and the two have been making delicious cocktails together ever since. As Tom worked his way up to bartender, head bartender, and eventually partner, he developed a particular interest in meticulously perfecting classic cocktails, which earned him several awards in Punch’s Ultimate Cocktail Tastings.

Bar Conversations

The Gibson Brothers on their new album, family and a Steve Martin prank

Award-winning bluegrass group The Gibson Brothers, Eric and Leigh, join us to talk about their new album The Darkest Hour, how the group formed, what it's like playing with family, how they got into music, winning two IBMA Entertainer of the Year awards, being pranked by Steve Martin, their career and more.

Hops & Spirits Kentucky

Bourbon Women | Louisville-based nationwide group

We welcome in Heather Wibbels and Peggy Noe Stevens from Bourbon Women for our Q&A. They talk about what Bourbon Women is, what pushed Peggy to launch it, how women can get involved, what to expect at their events, their annual SIPosium, their journeys in the bourbon world and more. Plus, news from Barrell Craft Spirits, the Southern Deli, The Postmaster's Pub and Twisted Cork in Lexington, and West Sixth Brewing.

News & Features

Happy Hour with author Andre Darlington

This week’s spotlight is on Andre Darlington, spirits writer/author, whose latest book Bar Menu: 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hour at Home is now available. Darlington is a drinks, food, and lifestyle writer based in Philadelphia and North Carolina. He is a former restaurant critic and award-winning wine and spirits columnist.

News & Features

Happy Hour with Cut Above Zero Proof Spirits

This week’s spotlight is on Andrew Solis, artist, entrepreneur and founder of Cut Above Zero Proof Spirits. Solis spent nearly two years working with mixologists and flavor specialists to create a portfolio of four spirits, including a Gin, Agave Blanco, Mezcal and Whiskey, that replicate the flavor profiles, nose, mouthfeel and finish of the original premium spirits allowing consumers to either reduce or replace the amount of alcohol in a cocktail; all without sacrificing the enjoyment and experience of a properly crafted cocktail.

News & Features

Happy Hour with bartender and author Chris Vola

This week’s spotlight is on bartender and author Chris Vola. His latest book, CHEERS TO TODAY: 365 Cocktails Because Every Day is a Holiday, is now available and features a number of cocktail recipes ready to make everyday a special occasion. From variations to newly invented libations, CHEERS TO TODAY gives readers a reason to imbibe, but it also teaches about classic cocktails and their offspring, encouraging readers to get just as creative as this never-ending list of occasions.

News & Features

Happy Hour with Osena Spiked Coconut Water

This week’s spotlight is on Osena Spiked Coconut Water. Co-founders Chris Allen and Vicente Surraco met at college while studying business, bonded over the similarities of their Latin American families, and then decided to create a venture that reflected their values. The founders know how culturally important coconut water is in Latin markets, where it is an everyday beverage, and thus knew Osena would resonate with people from these cultures as well.

Bar Conversations

Everette on their new album, Opry debut and Man of Constant Sorrow

Country duo Everette joins us to talk about their favorite drinks, how they became a duo, getting the name Everette, their new album Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot Side B, how they ended up with the single Gonna Be A Problem, making their Grand Ole Opry debut, the reaction to their cover Man of Constant Sorrow, the impact of their wives and family, and more.