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Barcademy is a digital training platform designed to help brands promote themselves to both the trade and consumers. Co-founder Andrew Bein joins the show on this episode to talk about the ins and outs of how the platform works, and the future of brand training. https://barcademy.co/ Shots of History IG: @shotsofhistorypodcast Shots of History Webs…
 
On this episode we’re taking a look at the app Clubhouse. So we’re going to dive into how Clubhouse works, where I think this can be valuable for folks in the industry right now, and a couple thoughts on it’s future. For those that haven’t been on Clubhouse yet or don’t know what it is, you can think of Clubhouse as audio only chat rooms. On the ap…
 
Sam Green is a whiskey aficionado, author, and a friend. He has a new book out, Beginners Guide to Whiskey. Right now you can get a signed copy of the book when you purchase it through Sam’s website, a perfect gift for the holidays! Website: https://www.beginnersguidetowhiskey.com/ IG: @thewhiskeysomm YouTube: Spirited by The Whiskey Somm Instagram…
 
On this episode I’m revisiting eCommerce and taking a look at what impact COVID has had on breweries. Reference for articles and statistics mentioned in the episode: Craft Breweries Are Making Hard Seltzers That Actually Taste Great Drizly 2019 Retailer Report CNBC: Link between restaurant opens and COVID cases Direct-to-Consumer Spirits Sales: Why…
 
CJ Fowler is the Co-Founder of Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture capital fund focusing on early stage opportunities in the alcohol beverage space. We discuss CJ's experiences working with some of the largest supplier in the industries, how he got this point, and what impact COVID-19 is having on some of the brands he works with. https://www.goatrodeoca…
 
I hope that everyone is doing well amidst COVID-19. With that said, there are some potentially huge changes coming to our industry, and on this episode I want to discuss a law that Kentucky has passed around direct to consumer shipping for all alcohol, not just wine. Stay safe folks. Shots of History IG: @shotsofhistorypodcast Shots of History Webs…
 
Well hey there, it’s been a minute! This episode is just me catching everyone up on what I’ve been up to for the past 6 weeks or so, and sharing some great news about my new job with LibDib! The podcast is getting back on track and I’m excited to share my new content soon. ALSO: I’m at Tales of the Cocktail currently and if you’re here I would love…
 
Sother Teague is the Beverage Director of Amor y Amargo, partner at Blue Quarter and Windmill, co-host of “The Speakeasy” on Heritage Radio Network, and author of "I'm Just Here For The Drinks." We spoke about his start cooking eggs at a Waffle House, how he made his transition to the front of the house, and building bars in smaller spaces. Enjoy f…
 
Tim Etherington-Judge has had an amazing career in this industry. We discuss his time working abroad, working as the Global Brand Ambassador for Bulleit Bourbon, and his new company, Healthy Hopso. Tim is releasing his own brand, Avallen Calvados, which is planned to arrive in the US in early 2020. Tim will also be running 42 marathons in 42 days f…
 
Holly Tripp is a bartender here in Los Angeles. We talked about how she got started behind the stick, her videography business, dating while in the industry, and what Holly has coming up next. Wishing you all nothing but the best, cheers folks! Holly’s IG: @hollytrippp Shots of History IG: @shotsofhistorypodcast Shots of History Website: http://sho…
 
JC Stock is the founder Shots Box, a way for consumers to sample craft spirits before buying a full sized bottle. We discuss his experience as an entrepreneur, getting Shots Box started and legally compliment, and owning a liquor store. Hope you enjoy folks, cheers! Shots Box IG: @shots_box Shots Box Website: https://shotsbox.com/ Shots of History …
 
Amanda Colom, more commonly known on Instagram as @bad_birdy, is the Global Cocktail Creative for ABL and currently works at The House of Machines in Los Angeles. We spoke about her Instagram presence and the impact it’s had on her career, how she got started behind the bar, what’s coming up for her and the House of Machines. Appreciate the support…
 
Ashley is a Whiskey Guardian for Angel’s Envy in Los Angeles. We talk about her growing up in the South, the differences between Atlanta & LA, and history of Angel’s Envy. Ashley was also kind enough to bring over some tasty product for us to try, and we talk about where you can get your hands on them as well. Hope you enjoy folks, cheers! Ashley’s…
 
Charity Johnston is the Beverage Director of The Madera Group and a previous winner of the Zagat 30 under 30 award. We talk about how she got started in Los Angeles, started as a bartender, and some of the TV opportunities that have opened up for her. Hope you all enjoy folks, cheers! Charity’s Instagram: @charitykjohnston Shots of History Instagra…
 
Selena is a Grey Goose Ambassador based out of Los Angeles, and also the Vice President of USBG in Southern California. We talked about her connection to New Orleans, moving out to the West Coast, and the history of Grey Goose. Enjoy folks, cheers! Selena’s Instagram: @selenagrace Shots of History Instagram: @shotsofhistorypodcast Shots of History …
 
Tim Herlihy is a brand ambassador for Tullamore Dew. A true Irishman, Tim and I spoke about his story growing up in Ireland, his transition to the US, the history of Irish whiskey, and his new book, “From Barley to Blarney: A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland” which is available for pre-order now. Hope everyone has a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day, che…
 
Drnxmyth is a bottled craft cocktail, and Lawrence and I discuss how this company got started and some of the challenges in bottling a craft cocktail. We touched on everything from the rectifier’s license they have, the food science on how they’re keeping citrus juice fresh longer, and the unique bottle they have to package it all together. Lawrenc…
 
For the vast majority, the “shaken not stirred” vodka martini will forever be James Bond’s cocktail. But why did this happened? How did we go from the Vesper, which comes from the source material, to a shaken vodka martini? Let’s talk about. Shots of History IG: @shotsofhistorypodcast Shots of History Website: http://shotsofhistory.com/ Music: Iron…
 
On this episode I’m talking with Laura Newman, 2018 winner for the US in the World Class competition. Laura shares how she got started in the industry, the differences in opening and running a bar in New York City versus Birmingham, and how she deals with burnout. Hope everyone had a good January, cheers! Queen’s Park: https://www.queensparkbham.co…
 
Dan is the author of “Suck it Up: Extraordinary Cocktails for Everyday People.” We broke down how Dan got his first job in the industry, got into cocktails and ultimately ended up landing a book deal. I hope everyone’s 2019 is off to a good start so far, and as always if have any feedback for the show please feel free to reach out. Cheers! Dan’s In…
 
This episode is with fellow podcast host Shana and Matt, from Talk Tales. They were kind enough to let me record using their setup, so thank you guys! Shana and Matt share how they got started bartending, ended up in LA, and ultimately meet and started this podcast. Plenty of good laughs in this one, hope you all enjoy! Cheers folks. Talk Tales Ins…
 
Saeed House is more commonly known as Cocktails by Hawk, and his foot and half tall mohawk. We talked about his hawk, hard not too, but also his experience in California, with cocktail competitions, and what’s coming up for him in 2019. Happy New Year folks, talk to you all in 2019! Saeed’s Instagram: @cocktailsbyhawk Drnxmyth: https://drnxmyth.com…
 
This episode is with Tom Macy, partner at Clover Club & Leyenda in Brooklyn. Tom has been at Clover Club for 10 years, started as a barback, and worked his way to become a partner. Tom is behind the stick at Clover Club on Tuesday nights if anyone in the area wants to stop by. Happy Holidays everyone, hope you enjoy, cheers! Tom Macy Instagram: @to…
 
On this episode I’m speaking with Michael Foley, professor of Patristics at Baylor University, about his latest book, “Drinking with St. Nick: Christmas Cocktails for Sinners and Saints.” As the title suggest, this book is all about Christmas cocktails, but Michael and I dove into talking more about the Catholic Saints and his thoughts on the holid…
 
Blue Blazer, per David Wondrich’s Imbibe! -Use two silver and plated mugs, with handles and glass bottoms -Teaspoonful of sugar -Wineglass Scotch and Irish Whiskey mixed(1oz each) Throwing technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxv4rgUDQfo Happy Holidays folks, I hope that you enjoy the rest of 2018! Shots of History Instagram: @shotsofhistoryp…
 
This episode is with Nick Fisher, the creator of Cocktail Chemistry. Nick started making his videos back in 2016, and he covers everything from classic cocktails and shaking techniques to some more advanced techniques, like making hollow ice sphere and then fill it with your cocktail. We talk about how the channel got started and how Nick got inter…
 
Ventura County Community Foundation: https://vccf.org/ GoFundMe for Borderline Shooting Victims: https://www.gofundme.com/borderline-shooting-victim039s-fund California Fire Foundation: http://www.cafirefoundation.org/programs/supplying-aid-to-victims-of-emergency/ Salvation Army: https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/usw_thq/news/california_wildfir…
 
For this episode I had a chance to connect with Diana Pittet who, along with Scott Rosenbaum, is teaching “The History, Culture, and Politics of Drinking” as part of the Food Studies program at NYU. Before diving into some of the details around the class, Diana shared about her early interest and study of Latin, her trips to study the history of ch…
 
For this episode I had a chance to talk and drink with Jenna, @whiskyagogirl. Jenna is a brand ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. She was kind enough to offer three different whiskies, which we tasted towards the end of the episode. Before that we dove into her story, the influence that music had on her life, how she got started on Ins…
 
Gina Ruccione is a former contestant on MasterChef, co-founder of the Wandering Whiskey Society, food writer, pop up dinner host, and genuine fun human being. This is much more of a free flowing conversation than most of the episodes to date and only the second episode I’ve recorded face to face. I hope you all enjoy, cheers. Gina Ruccione: http://…
 
For this episode I had to chance to connect with Camper English. Camper has written a book on the history of the gin and tonic, Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF, and is also known for his work on creating clear ice using directional freezing. We dive into Spanish G&T culture, directional freezing, San Francisco, and judging cocktail competitions. Links to C…
 
On this episode I’m talking with Justin Cross, co-founder of Earn Your Booze. Justin’s story ranges from his military service, leaving a more conventional 9 to 5 job, home brewing, and of course working out and staying in shape. I hope that you enjoy, cheers folks. Justin’s IG: @_alpha_ale Earn Your Booze IG: @earnyourbooze Earn Your Booze Website:…
 
For this episode I had a chance to speak with Karl Steuck. I found out about Karl towards the end of last year when he was working for Loft and Bear, a vodka that’s made locally here in LA. While he recently left that position he’s still doing a bunch of interesting work, some of which we dive into. We also discuss how he got started in the industr…
 
For this episode I had a chance to speak with Ashley Rose of Craft and Cocktails. Ashley is currently based out of San Francisco, but we had a chance to talk about where she’s originally from and her transition to the West Coast. We also talked about her book, The Art of the Bar Cart. Ashley book deal process was a bit of an unusually one, but ther…
 
On this episode we’re looking at the story of the White House wine cellar, where it came from, who originally built it, and its current size. This is also a story about Thomas Jefferson, his passion for wine & the original cellar that he built. I also talk a bit about his life and his accomplishments, just to give some context for his story. I hope…
 
For this episode I had chance to talk with Kurtis Bosley, who is currently working as a group beverage manager. We talk about surfing, the differences between the cocktail culture in the US and Australia, architecture and the challenges that come with staffing a bar. I hope that you all enjoy, cheers folks! Kurtis’ Instagram: @cocktailsbykurtis Pub…
 
On this episode I had a chance to speak with Aaron Polsky, current bar manager of Harvard and Stone. Aaron’s been in LA for a few years now, and in addition to talking about his transition from New York City to Los Angeles, we also talked about how he got started in the industry, working hard, and the transition he had from fine dining to a more ca…
 
This episode is with Mike and Anna of Shaker and Spoon, which is a monthly cocktail subscription box. The cocktails are being created by bartenders all over the country. In the box you get enough to make 3 different cocktails 4 times, for 12 drinks total. Mike and Anna got started back in 2015 and they’ve been at it ever since then. I had a great t…
 
Robert Parker is the founder of the Wine Advocate, a newsletter that got started in August of 1978, when newsletter were more prominent then they are today. There’s a lot that you can say about the newsletter itself and the impact that it had on the wine industry. You can find people that talk about the good Parker did for raising awareness about w…
 
On this episode I’m talking about taking a break from high school class to grab a beer, calling your Mom to say that you’re leaving a 9 to 5 job, garnishes, glassware, and more with Josue Romero. You can find Josue @the_garnishguy, and he also works at Odd Birds down in St. Augustine, Florida. Hope you all enjoy, cheers folks. Josue’s IG: @the_garn…
 
On this episode I’m speaking with Hannah Chamberlain, who runs a blog called Spirited LA. During our conversation we cover everything from her time at Buzzfeed, moving out to California, historical drinkers like Peter the Great, photography, film, and I show how big of a nerd I am. You can check out Hannah on Instagram @spiritedla. I hope you all e…
 
On this episode I’m speaking with Jason Yu, who is a bartender in Southern California. I started seeing Jason pop up on Instagram, and he’s done a few projects with characters like Josh Suchan and Richard Allison, both of whom have been on the show, and I wanted to learn a bit more about his story. We discuss how he got started as a bartender and h…
 
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