Hi. My name is Mike G.

I own a distillery in Austin, TX, play music when I can, adore chatting with people, and enjoy a fine dram regularly.

My mother always had a keen ability to make people open up. She fostered transparency and sharing with her every conversation.

I found that beyond just enjoying diving into people’s minds via conversation, I perhaps, had the same keen ability.

In November of 2015, I released the first Show de Vie podcast without expectation or hesitation. The journey still continues today and I love every minute of it.

Thank you for your curiosity and tuning in. Let’s learn, empathize, and sip a few.


“Austin’s Mike Groener has been dubbed the “Walter White of Gin”. With the launch of Genius Gin in 2013 (featured in Texas Monthly) The De Terra Collection; the world’s first domestic Sotol released in 2015, and official Drink of Austin Gin, Old Highborn, Groener has quickly changed the climate of Texas spirits while rallying for a paradigm shift in the liquor industry. As an avid spirits writer and fanatic, he continues to sip through the latest creations while continuing to capture the zeitgeist of modern cocktail culture with his podcast Show de Vie.”