• Austin,  Booze,  Podcast,  Whiskey

    Ep 259 – Adam Hannett & James Donaldson: All the Way From Islay

    The shores of Islay have been described as beautiful, gray, and obscured. However, this small area of Scotland produces some of the most beautiful and vibrant spirits in the world. Master distiller of Bruichladdich, Adam Hannett and master forager, James Donaldson, have constructed something different on Islay, something truly unique to the flavors of the area. The resulting Botanist Gin is the beauty, smoke, and grayness of Scotland in a bottle. The painstaking process of hand picking botanicals, using different distillates, and crafting something outside the comfort zone of Scotch, is the perfect of The Botanist gin. We chat fatherhood, humility, not recognizing actors, and more.

  • Austin,  Booze,  Dallas,  Education,  Gin,  Podcast,  Whiskey

    Ep 254 – Amy Florez: Diverse Tastes Across Diverse Places

    Dalla’s Amy Flores started down the straight and accepted path of college and a “real” job. For some this is a fine and regular endeavor, but as Amy’s mind grew more creative and sought out more diverse experiences, a desk job just wasn’t enough. Enter Hospitality stage left, and then a connection between people, spirits, and stories enrich Amy’s life forever. After years behind the bar, time in distribution, and now as an educational liaison for Collectif 1806, Amy shares some of the finest Remy Cointreau products to the masses while conducting roundtable chats about insights with industry legends. We chat Bon Iver, Cognac, community college, and more.

  • Booze,  Gin,  Podcast,  Vodka

    EP 235 – Carl Nolet Jr: Having Fun is a Family Affair

    Download Carl Nolet Jr is the 11th generation son of one of the biggest spirits dynasties in the world, the Nolet’s. Having crafted quality spirits for centuries, their flagship Ketel One Vodka and Nolet’s Silver Gin have now emerged into yet another delicious category with Ketel One Botanical. A spirit which embraces elements of Gin and Vodka, the 3 expression represent lessons learned in flavor and how a father and 2 sons can keep the family business innovating. With a focus on flavor, health, and moderation, Carl is touring the states sharing delicious sips of Ketel One Botanical. We chat legacy, wine, family paintings, and more.  

  • Booze,  Gin,  Podcast

    EP 229 – Lacy Hawkins: A German Gin and Looking Within

    DownloadFrom beginning days in Portland, to traveling the United States now for Monkey 47, Pernod Ricard’s Lacy Hawkins embraces the challenges before her. As a skillful beekeeper, the family business, Lacy appreciates the elements of nature in her travels, and especially in the composition of Monkey 47. We chat about western thinking, Austin, SpeedRack, and more.