This week’s spotlight is on Archetype Distillery’s Michael Chapyak. Archetype Distillery was born from a passion for crafting one-of-a-kind, quality spirits. While bartending in New York and working in the healthcare industry, Michael decided he wanted a life change and moved to Colorado to begin his quest of owning and operating a bespoke distillery and social epicenter.
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.
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.
Extra Tasting Notes with Sommarøy Spirits
It's an Extra Tasting Notes with Sommarøy Spirits and their co-founders Michael Barkin and James Cosma. They talks about what drew them to the alcohol beverage industry, why a low-proof product, how Sommarøy vodka and gin besides the proof, the name, how the spirits can be enjoy and what's next.
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.
Q&A with NKD LDY founder Becca Gardner
In this Q&A, we welcome in Becca Gardner, founder of NKD LDY out of Louisville. She talks about what led to her founding NKD LDY, what the name signifies, how she decided on a non-alcoholic whiskey, tequila & gin, how their process works, going the route of real booze minus the alcohol, how closely those spirits resemble their alcoholic counterparts, the importance of changing perceptions of non-alcoholic drinks, challenges she's faced and what's next for NKD LDY.
Zaddy’s Gin(ger) Fizz
Zaddy's Gin(ger) Fizz ready-to-drink gin cocktail. Comes in at 4.5%ABV. Give it a try.
Zaddy’s Corpse Reviver
This gin cocktail brings some flavor but not for my taste buds. I can see gin lovers really enjoying this though.
Q&A with Rivergreen Cocktails
In this Q&A, we chat with Rivergreen Cocktails owner/founder Danielle Mann. Danielle talks about how Rivergreen Cocktails came about, going with gin-based cocktails, using all-natural ingredients, producing small batches, making everything in Louisville, launching with three cocktails, making them at 12%ABV, where can folks find it and what's next.
Kel Adore on songwriting, move to LA and her new music
Singer/songwriter Kel Adore joins us to talk about getting into the music industry, modeling, her songwriting style, sharing personal experiences, her latest singles, moving to Los Angeles and more. Plus, we kick off Spirits 101 in Tasting Notes.