• Austin,  Booze,  Podcast,  Whiskey

    EP 231 – Niamh Cluskey: All the Irish Whiskey Fit to Drink

    DownloadA traditional Irish upbringing involves great dairy, lots of rain, and a deep connection to whiskey. For Teeling Whiskey’s Niamh Cluskey, moving to Austin to share these beautiful marks was a dream come true. Studying journalism (and even having some experience with radio/interviewing herself) expanded into a deeper interest in people and places. Irish Whiskey perfectly bridged these 2 worlds of tradition and process. But as Niamh’s time in the US winds down, what are the next steps and aspirations in such a lovely career so far. We chat Jack Teeling, fashion, radio voice, and more.

  • 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.  

  • Booze,  Podcast

    Ep 214 – Chris Morris: Competition and Composition in Houston

    Hospitality veteran Chris Morris is a refined amalgam of music, academic insight, bitterness, and generosity. The Houston native emerged from small town Santa Fe , Tx with a developed mind for music and an eye destined for flavor. Years later, the trusted palette of Mr Morris has created Bittersmith Bitters and a lauded Regalo cocktail for Bacardi Legacy. We chat metal, devil-locks, language, and whiskey. The Regalo Cocktail 1.5 oz Bacardi Carta Blanca 1.0 oz Mango Nectar 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 3-4 Medium Basil Leaves 1.5 oz Champagne Muddle Basil w/syrup, build all but Champagne, shake, strain over ice, top with Champagne, garnish with Basil