Whiskey Neat Ep. 73 The biggest distillery west of the Mississippi; Gulf Coast Distillers

Since 2016, Houston has been low key hiding the biggest distillery west of the Mississippi. Gulf Coast distillers has invested more money in two years in their distillery than you can possibly imagine.

3 Pot stills, 2 massive columns, 6 40k Gallon fermenters, the list goes on and on.

We sit down this week with Hermen Key from GUlf Coast distillery and Todd Grube returns to talk Texas Whiskey.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.

Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.

This week’s episode is ALSO brought to you by Belle Meade Bourbon. Aged to perfection, Belle Meade's high Rye Bourbon portfolio offers a variety of taste tempting expressions including their award winning Sherry, Madeira, and Cognac Cask finishes as well as their Classic Small Batch Bourbon AND the new Cask Strength Reserve.

Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life INTO TEXAS WHISKEY, earning them worldwide recognition for their products. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to YOUR Southern Glazers wine and spirits rep.

Lastly, Sagamore spirit.

Did you know that both Jim Beam & Basil Hayden learned how to distill in Maryland? It’s true – some of America’s most famous distillers got their start in the Free State and now Sagamore Spirit is picking up the torch. Today’s production is brought to you by this award-winning Baltimore-Based distillery, home to the World’s Best Rye Whiskey.

Savor the Spirit of Sagamore all over this great nation and Look for their Lineup at a local liquor store near you.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 72 Occipital Release with Ian, Cruze and Jeremiah!

Snobbery is commonplace in all hobbies and this week I sit down with Ian and Cruze of Smokin' and Toastin' and are FINALLY joined by Jeremiah at Stogies in Houston to discuss.

A great time was had by all.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.

Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.

This week’s episode is ALSO brought to you by Belle Meade Bourbon. Aged to perfection, Belle Meade's high Rye Bourbon portfolio offers a variety of taste tempting expressions including their award winning Sherry, Madeira, and Cognac Cask finishes as well as their Classic Small Batch Bourbon AND the new Cask Strength Reserve.

Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life INTO TEXAS WHISKEY, earning them worldwide recognition for their products. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to YOUR Southern Glazers wine and spirits rep.

Lastly, Sagamore spirit.

Did you know that both Jim Beam & Basil Hayden learned how to distill in Maryland? It’s true – some of America’s most famous distillers got their start in the Free State and now Sagamore Spirit is picking up the torch. Today’s production is brought to you by this award-winning Baltimore-Based distillery, home to the World’s Best Rye Whiskey.

Savor the Spirit of Sagamore all over this great nation and Look for their Lineup at a local liquor store near you.

You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 71 Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley

This week host, Kristopher Hart sits down with The Master Distiller of Buffalo Trace and the Texas State manager for Sazerac Brands, Tyler Fraser.

We talk about his new Project, Wheatley Vodka, Barrel Picks and whether or not the other Blantons offerings will ever make it stateside. . . His answer will surprise you.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.

Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.

This week’s episode is ALSO brought to you by Belle Meade Bourbon. Aged to perfection, Belle Meade's high Rye Bourbon portfolio offers a variety of taste tempting expressions including their award winning Sherry, Madeira, and Cognac Cask finishes as well as their Classic Small Batch Bourbon AND the new Cask Strength Reserve.

Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life INTO TEXAS WHISKEY, earning them worldwide recognition for their products. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to YOUR Southern Glazers wine and spirits rep.

Lastly, Sagamore spirit.

Did you know that both Jim Beam & Basil Hayden learned how to distill in Maryland? It’s true – some of America’s most famous distillers got their start in the Free State and now Sagamore Spirit is picking up the torch. Today’s production is brought to you by this award-winning Baltimore-Based distillery, home to the World’s Best Rye Whiskey.

Savor the Spirit of Sagamore all over this great nation and Look for their Lineup at a local liquor store near you.

You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook.
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Whiskey Neat Ep 70 The Life of Dolph Lundgren

Host Kristopher Hart sits down with Dolph Lundgren to discuss his legendary career and life as a father.

This week I sit down with Film star and Hollywood Legend, Dolph Lundgren.

Producer Jack and I make the trip out to San Antonio to interview someone I have always been a huge fan of and It could not have gone any better.

We talk about his time as a youth and recovering from Child Abuse to his Divorce and return to the spotlight in his breakout role as Ivan Drago in the latest Creed film.

He is great and we absolutely loved it.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.

Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.

This week’s episode is ALSO brought to you by Belle Meade Bourbon. Aged to perfection, Belle Meade's high Rye Bourbon portfolio offers a variety of taste tempting expressions including their award winning Sherry, Madeira, and Cognac Cask finishes as well as their Classic Small Batch Bourbon AND the new Cask Strength Reserve.

Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life INTO TEXAS WHISKEY, earning them worldwide recognition for their products. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to YOUR Southern Glazers wine and spirits rep.

Lastly, Sagamore spirit.

Did you know that both Jim Beam & Basil Hayden learned how to distill in Maryland? It’s true – some of America’s most famous distillers got their start in the Free State and now Sagamore Spirit is picking up the torch. Today’s production is brought to you by this award-winning Baltimore-Based distillery, home to the World’s Best Rye Whiskey.

Savor the Spirit of Sagamore all over this great nation and Look for their Lineup at a local liquor store near you.

You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook.

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Ep 69 Just a couple of friends in Waco sharing a pour at Balcones.

This week I hit the road to Waco to sit down with two friends who just so happen to be in the distilling business. 

I am joined by Balcones head distiller, and Baldur look-alike, Jared Himstedt and my brother from another mother Robert Likarish of Ironroot Republic. 

We talk for over two hours, sharing pours from our own collections and a few things special Balcones is working on. 
Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.
Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.  
You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep. 
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Whiskey Neat Ep 68 Ilegal Mezcal, a touch of Sotol and a little Buie

Let's talk about Mezcal. A fantastic spirit with a storied history and I am a fan

This week I sit down with Racheal Buie of Ilegal Mezcal to talk about one of my favorite Spirits from Mexico. We dabble in Sotol and talk briefly about a topic I would love to discuss on the show, Cultural Appropriation.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.
Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.  
You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep. 
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Ep 67 A scenario in which a Tennessee Whiskey isn't a bourbon, with Chris Fletcher

On our second stop in Nashville we sit down with Chris Fletcher, Assistant Master distiller at Jack Daniels and discuss the scenario in which a Tennessee Whiskey does NOT qualify as a bourbon.

This is NOT another discussion about Jack Daniels being a bourbon or not but more so the history behind the brand as well as a Tennessee State law that overlooks additives.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.

Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.  

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep. 
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Ep 66 Charlie Nelson had a destiny and there was no stopping it.

Lets talk about Nelson Greenbrier's storied past and Bright Future.

This week we travel to Nashville and sit down with Charlie Nelson of Nelson Greenbrier Distillery. 
His family history in distilling is one helluva a story to be told. 

We are joined by Chris Jones and Sean Hendry to share a few drams and talk about the direction the brand is heading.
Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.
Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.  

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep. 

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Whiskey Neat Ep 65 Social Media: The new age of brand building

This week we are re-joined by Todd Grube and Chris Morris.
Chris is a long time industry barman who carries insight from the bar perspective on the tried and true method of brand building: On premise.

We recently got into an online argument over this and decided we should sit down and discuss. 

Some of The industry has always believed : Brands are built on premise.

Other don't necessarily think that's the only way, myself included. 

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.

Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.  

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep. 

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Whiskey Neat Ep 64 Brent Elliott and the Fourth Rose

This week we film our first off site episode with Brent Elliott, Master distiller of Four Roses and Local Hero, Nicholas Talamantes.

We talk about the addition of the newest item in their core range and the impact the brand has has the last few year in American Bourbon. 

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.

Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader. 

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep.

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Ep. 63 The Evil Empire, or are they?

This week I sit down with the Executive Director of the TABC to discuss why everyone hates their faces. 

The question is simply, are they really the ones to blame. 

General Bentley Nettles comes in and explains the organization is not the rule maker but rather the enforcer and offers up information on how you as the consumer and license holders can change regulation.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.

Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 62 Aggressive beer pouring and how everyone else is wrong.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits.
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You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep.

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Whiskey Neat EP 61 Michael YO's Homecoming!

Today's BONUS episode features Houston Native Stand-up comedian Michael Yo and my friend Theodore Crawford!

Michael Yo, best known for his work on shows like Chelsea Lately, The Wendy Williams Show, The Talk and The Insider on CBS.    

His most recent comedy special, “Blasian” details his early life growing up biracial (to a Black father and Korean mother) in Houston. Blasian is available now for home viewing on Amazon Prime.

Michael is also the host of “The Michael Yo Show” on SIRIUS XM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio and breaks down the latest in pop culture, celebrities, lifestyle and more – the show airs every weekday at 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST and can also be heard on the SIRIUS XM app and online. 

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits. 
Leader in premium artisan products like Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig/ Tobermory, Bains, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader. 

You can pick up the entire line at your local liquor store, or if you are a retailer reach out for your United Wine & Spirits rep.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 60 Let's talk about Alcohol Use Disorder with Dr. Verrico and Dr. Shorter from the Baylor College of Medicine

This week I sit down with Dr. Chris Verrico and Dr. Daryl Shorter. Both 
 Assistant Professors of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.

They are currently working on a couple of Alcohol use Studies and I thought this was a perfect opportunity to sit down and discuss the other side of this hobby.

Fun times were had by all.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston. 

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Whiskey Neat Ep 59 A Hot Mess with Justin Burrow and Greg Doxakis

This week we sit down with Justin Burrow, a 23 yr Houston Bar Scene vet and Greg Doxakis. 

We discuss the origins of Plantation in Houston and the first ever pick done in Texas by Justin. All in all, we taste through a few rums and discuss quite a bit.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 58 A conversation with Morgan Weber and Chris Shepherd

This week I sit down with two Houston Legends, Chris Shepherd and Morgan Weber to discuss the Houston Bourbon Consortium and the birth of the Tejas Kentucky Club. 

We dig into the change and a couple of projects being worked on by these two great people... and we do it over a few pours of some vintage bottles. 

Fun times were had by all. 

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 57 Getting Social with Carla Carlton and Ed Bley

Just in time for the Houston Whiskey Social, we are joined by the Managing Editor and Bourbon Author, Carla Carlton and Bourbon World Famous, Ed Bley.

We sit down and talk about what they are both working on lately as their world has expanded recently.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston.

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Whiskey Neat Ep. 56 Bourbon Hall of Famer Kathleen DiBennedetto and Steve Stanley

Bourbon Hall of famer drops in this week, Kathleen DiBenedetto.

drops in on the show this week to talk about the small batch brands that she help build from the ground up.

We are also met by South Texas's own Steve Stanley who helps run the brand in Houston.

Absolutely enjoyed the interview and the stories.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 55 Bonus Episode!!! TJ Miller and Cash Levy

Today I sit down with TJ Miller and Cash Levy of Cashing in with TJ Miller. 

TJ Miller is an Actor and Comedian known for such films as Big Hero 6, Ready Player One and Dead Pool.

I was honored to walk them through so old whiskies going back to pre-WWII and he introduced me to a Non Alcoholic Distilled Beverage….Seedlip.

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Whiskey Neat Ep 54 Pinhooking with Sean Josephs and Bad Wine Reviews, Darryl Bowman

This week we do our first ever, On air Barrel selection for the show. A cask Strength Single barrel, Unfiltered Rye from Pinhook.

I am joined by Sean Josephs, Founder of Pinhook Whiskey. Where we discuss the history behind the brand.

He was also nice enough to bring us some single barrel samples for us to choose from and of course, my garbage palate couldn’t do this alone so I am also joined by Darryl Bowman of Bad Wine Reviews to help decide.

Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston.

You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook.  

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