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.

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Ep 53 O'everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day.

This week we sit down with Donna Stewart, The incredibly awesome, Irish Face of Tullamore Dew in the US and Cheryl Gibbs (@Cherdrinksthings) The Face of Tullamore Dew in Houston.

We sit down and talk about the new campaign of Tullamore Dew this St. Paddy's day. "O'Everyone" is a reminder that the blending of cultures, thoughts and Ideas make the world a far more interesting place.

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Whiskey Neat Ep52 Who is Sarah Troxell!?

HAPPY 1 yr Anniversary!

Local Bar Phenom Sarah Troxell is a Houston Bar Industry wunderkind and is beloved by many all while competing for charity,

Recently dominating Regional championships in the Nation Wide Speed Rack Competition.

We are rejoined by Elyse Blechman of The Macallan and we discuss what it's like being a woman in a predominately male dominated hobby after being criticized on another Whiskey Show recently.

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Ep 51 Wrestling with Matt Rehwoldt and his love for Whiskey.

This week I sit down with Brandon Strange, Head of Digital at Gow Media and WWE Superstar Matt Rehwoldt, AKA Aiden English.

Matt runs a whiskey themed IG account called @WrestlingWithWhiskey and is a big fan of the hobby. 

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Ep 50 The story of Christopher Ware and return of Mike Salopek

This week we tell the story of Chris Ware and his new brands Seersucker. We are re-joined by good friend Mike Salopek of NASA.

Years ago before the barrel craze Chris was buying Wild Turkey barrels as fast as possible and they ended up all over the state. 

We hear the back story on this and walk through a few gins while we are at it. 

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Ep 49 Scotch Brand Ambassador for Tobermory, Ledaig, Deanston and Bunnahabhain.

This week we go back to some early roots for me. Scotch… and on top of that I have been dying to sit down with Averon Edwards from Terlato and Distell and Andrew Raeburn. National ambassador.

All new limited offerings from Tobermory, Ledaig, Deanston and Bunnahabhain. 

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Ep 48 Starting a distillery from scratch. Easy Peasy.

How much do you need to start a distillery? William Price Distilling is in the House and we dive deep!

This week I sit down with two long time friends Zachary Hiller and Bryan Clary of William Price distilling.
A young upstart in the Houston area trying to get up off the ground with a little more than usual. Whiskey Neat is a podcast and Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston.

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Ep 47 In defense of Distributors- Buffalo Bayou Brewing and Whitmeyer's distilling

This week I sit down with long time friends Rassul Zarinfar, Founder of Buffalo Bayou brewing and Travis Whitmeyer of Whitmeyer distilling here in Houston Texas.
These two have been doing their part to shape the beer and whiskey scene in Houston for a long time and have done a pretty damn good job of it. 

We discuss the fight between the distributing tier and pretty much everyone else and it was a great discussion.

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Ep 46 The Devil's River Destructive Debacle Discussion Delicately Dealt with Despite Delay, Decisively!

A couple months ago, an ongoing issue that kept rearing its head in a local group that had a State wide impact, led to a fantastic phone call with the head of Devil's River Whiskey, Mike Cameron.

Devil's River Bourbon, a brand who prides itself on being from Texas, was at the center of a controversy surrounding their government approved labels and what was actually on the bottle.

Questions arose around whether or not the brand was manipulating the consumer and even the host of this very show was not happy with them.

I spoke with Mike Cameron awhile back and he was more than happy to sit down and answer all of our questions and today, we hit it head on.
I think you'll be surprised…

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Ep 45 A discussion between childhood friends over Whiskey...

This morning we sit down with Ayman Najjar and Elias Haidamous.
Childhood friends and longtime lovers of brown water.

Ayman owns M&R liquor here in Houston and is simply one of the nicest guys to ever sit behind a counter.

This week we simply have drinks and talk about their history in the hobby.

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Ep 44 The Return of Colonel Tabor and The Great Shawn Jackson

This week we welcome back a long time friend, often mentor, J Evans Tabor and frequent and insightful guest Shawn Jackson.

We also welcome two brand new sponsors, Highland Park and The Macallan!

Today we discuss everything from the new pricing structure for Weller Products, the new Canadian Rye’s we selected, and Shawn being a huge meanie towards The Colonel.

Very very exciting and lots of new things coming to the show.

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Ep 43 Bacardi Legacy with Duane, Zach and Ready Room's Peter Clifton

This week I am joined by Duane Fernandez and Peter Clifton as well as the only finalist from Texas for Bacardi Legacy, Zachary Churbock.

I had been wanting to get Duane on for awhile and basically every person in this episode was brought up in LAST weeks episode. 

Even though Duane represents Bacardi for Texas we had a very relaxed conversation that became infinitely more so after the first hour. 

Great group of guys and I enjoyed the conversation about what brands like Bacardi do that go above and beyond Rum itself.

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Ep 42 Today we are joined by the group before "groups"; The USBG

Today we are joined by the President and Vice President of the Houston Chapter USBG; Robby Cook and Nathan Reffell.

The United States Bartenders Guild has been bringing both industry and non industry together for well over a decade, Long before the FB group whiskey BOOM!

We talk about all things past and present in the Bar Scene in Houston and the episode almost doubles in length for the podcast portion to spend some time really talking about the heroes of the Cocktail and bar scene in Houston.

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Ep 41 The Houston Bourbon Society talks about Barrel Picks

This week we are recuperating from a hectic visit to Bourbon Country.

I took a group of guys up to the mother land to help pick out 4 barrels for our Whiskey event and the Houston Bourbon Society. . . We ended up with 8.

It was a phenomenal time packed with the every increasing hospitality that Louisville has for its Whiskey Following.

We traveled with Brook Todd, Todd Grube, Adrian Pringle and Mike Salopek but were only able to be joined by Todd and Mike for this weeks episode.

We discuss the lies tied to barrel picks and we walk you through each of the 4 places we stopped.

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Ep 40 My love for Will Schragis and how he betrayed me.

They say, if you love something, let it go and if he comes back on the show...it was meant to be.

Will Schragis joins me BACK on the show to discuss the new Barrell Craft Spirits line and their new 15 yr old Bourbon and 25 yr old Whiskey.

We sit down and discuss the new stuff that has just hit the Texas Market and Will pushes our friendship to the limit by tricking me into drinking flavored Vodka on the show. 

I'm not mad, but I did have to block him on Facebook.

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Ep 39 Valley of the Deer, with Dave Allardice and Danielle Story.

This week we FINALLY sit down with Dave Allardice and Danielle story of Glenfiddich.
I have been working with these two people for the past 4 years on all things Glenfiddich related in Houston.

We sit down to discuss Fire and Cane, a new single malt from Glenfiddich's experimental series.

A peated single malt finished in rum barrels at a sub $50 price. Outstanding.

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Ep 38 The Spirit of Maryland, Sagamore Spirit Rye with Brian Treacy

This week we talk to Brian Treacy, the President of Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey and bring back on Shawn Jackson from Bourbon and Banter, Houston Bourbon Society, Bourbon Hounds of Houston and just about every other Whiskey related group in Houston.

We discuss the history behind the brand as well as the history of Rye in Maryland.

This was an easy sipping episode with a nice breakdown of each of their current bottlings available.

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Ep 37 Making your Mark, with Bill Samuels Jr.

This week I sit down with Bill Samuels Jr and Frank Fernandez of Maker's Mark.

We discuss his storied past that has taken him from driver of Colonel Sanders to Nasa, to head of Maker's Mark.

Bourbon Hall of fame inductee Bill Samuels was an absolute treat.

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Ep 36 Getting to the Root of things, with Robert Likarish of IronRoot Republic

This week we welcome real life friends of mine, Robert Likarish of IronRoot Republic Distilling and Matthew Walt of the Houston Bourbon Society.

Robert and his family started IronRoot Distilling in Denison Texas a few years back and have been blazing a path through the state with their products.
Ever evolving and diligently trying to solve the great Texas Whiskey conundrum.

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Ep 35 The Japanese and Irish....Worlds apart with Gary Clark

This week I sit with my good friend Gary Clark of Clark Liquor Brokerage here in Texas.

We work our way through a couple of highlights in his portfolio.
The KAIYo, Japanese Whisky as well as Kilchoman. The first new distillery on Islay in over 100 yrs.

We address the controversy around Japanese whisky and why a lot of it, is not just black and white. 

We jump all over Kilchoman, a distillery I love, and all in all, just have good discussion.

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