Episode 169 – Philadelphia Bee Co. – Don Shump

This episode features ⁠Don Shump⁠ of ⁠Philadelphia Bee Company⁠. Don began bee keeping in 2007. He had taken up bee keeping as a hobby and he fell in love with it. He started volunteering in a community garden. Then he bought a couple of hives which multiplied exponentially. The next obvious step was to start his own bee… Keep Reading

Episode 168 – A Bar Above – Chris Tunstall

This episode features ⁠Chris Tunstall⁠ of ⁠A Bar Above.⁠ Chris began tending bar in 2003. At the time he was going to school for molecular biology. This education has transferred into his love oft cocktails. Once behind the bar everything clicked for him. In those early years he got deep into mixology. His knowledge began to grow exponentially… Keep Reading

Episode 167 – Gin de Las Californias – Adhel Martinez

This episode features ⁠Adhel Martinez⁠ of ⁠Gin de Las Californias⁠. ⁠Iván Saldaña⁠ desired to make a product that told the story of the terroir of the region, as well as, the people and the culture of California. It’s the region that encompasses Mexico and the United States. This gin pays homage to the region’s botanicals, plants and resources that… Keep Reading

Episode 166 – Casa W Distillery – Wally Caraballo

This episode feature ⁠Wally Caraballo⁠ of ⁠Casa W Distillery⁠. Wally’s entrepreneurial roots go back to his father’s bar in Puerto Rico where he was making and selling his own sangria. Upon arriving to the United States he set his sights on creating and sharing the traditional Pitorro that he grew up on back home. He began the journey… Keep Reading

Episode 165 – La Frikitona – Armando Rodriguez and Yesenia Westerband

This episode features Armando Rodriguez and ⁠Yesenia Westerband ⁠of ⁠La Frikitona⁠. Owning and running restaurants and kiosks on the beaches of Puerto Rico is in the blood of Yesenia and Armando. Coming to the United States they wanted to create the same family concept that they knew back home. They began to weigh the pros and cons of… Keep Reading

Episode 164 – Sonja Hunt – ABV Jobs

This Episode features ⁠⁠Sonja Hunt⁠⁠ of ⁠⁠ABV Jobs.⁠⁠ ABV Jobs is a fusion of Sonja’s passions. She has twenty plus years in Human Resources and she loves the spirits industry. This is perfect for those candidates seeking to start in the industry or looking to take that next step. From the novice to the professional. It connects employees… Keep Reading

Episode 163 – The New Release Episode – Absinthia Vermut

This episode features ⁠Absinthia Vermut⁠ of ⁠Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits⁠. Absinthia wanted to create two traditional absinthes, the Verte and the Blanche. Her desire was to develop the respect of the absinthe community and then go off and have some fun. We welcome back Absinthia to discuss her latest expression the Bleue. This butterfly pea flower absinthe is tremendous… Keep Reading

Episode 162 – Alcohol Infused Cigars – Jonathan Williams

Johathan’s father was a banker when he was laid off 11 years ago. He decided that he no longer wanted to work for anyone else. Infusing cigars began as a hobby which has blossomed into his profession. It took a lot of trial and error for selecting the wrapper and perfecting the different infusions. You… Keep Reading

Episode 161 – Faccia Brutto – Patrick Miller

This episode features ⁠Patrick Miller⁠ of ⁠Faccia Brutto⁠. Patrick has been a cook for most of his life. He moved up through the ranks and eventually opened his own restaurant. It was his stint in the kitchens where he was introduced to amaro. Over time his love for amaro and Italian spirits grew. in 2016 he set his… Keep Reading

Episode 160 – Natterjack Irish Whiskey – Aidan Mehigan

This episode feature ⁠Aidan Mehigan⁠ of ⁠Natterjack Irish Whiskey.⁠ Aidan was living in London and he realized that the didn’t have a favorite Irish Whiskey. At the time he was working in finance and he had the desire to build something. In 2015 he registered the name Natterjack and received a cease and desist order from Jack Daniel’s.… Keep Reading

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