• Booze,  Podcast,  Whiskey

    EP 228 – Brendan McCarron: A Coming of Age Story

    Download   It is a daunting task to master the art of Scotch maturation, but Glenmorangie/Ardbeg’s Brendan McCarron is just the right man for the job. As part of a big Scottish family, Brendan flocked towards the sciences in school and chemistry became a clear winner of his interest. After time in the lab, Brendan worked with Diageo gems Lagavulin, Oban, and Caol Ila to manage production. As a new marriage began to unfold, so did opportunities in the Scotch industry. Now years later, Brendan introduces his first scotch love child Ardbeg An Oa. We chat Kubrick, soccer, Glenmorangie Astar, and succession plans.  

  • Austin,  Booze,  Podcast

    EP 227 – Matthew Korzelius: Taking Life By the Horns

    Download   New York native Matthew Korzelius has lived many lives prior to arriving behind the bar at The Roosevelt Room. The singing, sherry-loving, creative type has seen tragedy and rebuilding in ways that many have never experienced. Leaving the past behind and setting his sights on new creative outlets, Texas has punctuated a new chapter for Matthew as he finally enters the cocktail competition world and pursues new musical projects. We chat Springbank, Mutoid Man, love, and more.  

  • Austin,  Booze,  Mezcal,  Podcast,  Texas

    Ep 226 – Mark Rashap & Mike G: Another Interview Down

    Download Thanks to the generosity and quality of KOOP 91.7 radio Mark Rashap has been capturing the best personalities in the wine industry with his radio show Another Bottle Down and quickly become an institution of wine media in Texas. We recently sat down and chatted about our experience with podcasting , communication, and spirits. The resulting radio show is a great product of KOOP 91.7 and another interview down for both Mark and I. We chat calvados, therapy, and modern communication.  

  • Booze,  Podcast

    Ep 225 – Ezra Star: Always Finding the Intrigue

    With a rich academic career, lust for learning, and a mastery of humility, Ezra Star embodies knowledge. A rich relationship with science and the arts drove Ezra to academic aspirations. But as many students learn, some of the finest career advancement occurs away from school and behind the bar. A series of serendipitous events later, Ezra is now one of the most insightful, thoughtful, and respected bar managers in the hospitality industry at Drink. We chat Miles Davis, French, simplicity, and more…..