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Episode 173 -Fresh Pressed Beverage – Judy Elahi

This episode features⁠ Judy Elahi⁠ of F⁠resh Pressed Beverage⁠.

Like many stories that we hear, Fresh Pressed Beverage began during covid. Judy looked to help restaurants with cocktail development and bar organization, as well as, what she does on a daily basis. She focuses much of her attention on private and corporate events, restaurant and bar consulting and non-alcoholic development. That highlights cold pressed juices, coffee, tea or water. Judy has been juicing for over 12 years and when you hear what she designs you can understand why people are flocking to her creations. Judy utilizes her culture and experience to produce craft juices and cocktails that boast layers of flavor. 

www.freshpressedbev.com – ⁠Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Chilled Magazine⁠

⁠Mindful Drinking Fest⁠

⁠Boisson⁠

⁠Disco Mary Collective⁠

⁠Johnson & Wales University⁠

⁠Chevy’s Fresh Mex⁠

⁠Gravitas⁠

⁠True Food Kitchen⁠

⁠Naked and Famous Cocktails Recipe⁠

⁠Holistic Spirits Co.⁠

⁠Barr Hill Gin⁠

⁠Ethos Hospitality Group⁠

⁠Tales of the Cocktail⁠

Episode 172 – Wildfether Distilling – Tommy Alfinito

This episode features ⁠Tommy Alfinito⁠ of ⁠Wildfether Distilling⁠.

Tommy is a former gym owner who had a dream to open a brewery. His experiences got him into Japanese Whiskey. He got deeper and deeper into whiskey which led him to the idea of opening a distillery. His hometown of Haddonfield was seeking to have someone open a distillery. Tommy is very hands on and he got started learning the ropes of distilling. Wildfether opened in May of 2023. They have exploded onto the scene making 1500 cocktails a week for their raving customers. They are working hard to keep up with production and already have expansion plans in the works. They’re a meeting spot in the community. You’ll be amazed and delighted by the craft spirits and cocktails. 

236 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 –⁠ Instagram⁠

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠Specific Mechanical Systems⁠

⁠Haddonfield, NJ⁠

⁠Lenape High School⁠

⁠Sunflour Bake Shop⁠

⁠Rabbit Hill Malt⁠

⁠Bob McDonald – Dancing Star Farm⁠

⁠Tree House Brewing Company⁠

⁠Kozuba & Sons Distillery⁠

⁠Sonja Hunt – ABV Jobs

Episode 159 – Porchlight – Ben Brown

This episode features Ben Brown of Porchlight.

Ben, like so many other hopefuls in the hospitality industry started in an entry level position. Immediately Ben showed promise and the company recognized his ability to make connections with people. In 2015 Porchlight opened and Ben arrived as a bar back and server. He quickly rose through the ranks where today he is the beverage director. Located in Chelsea, Porchlight can accommodate single diners all the way up to large groups. The food is southern inspired. You could call it “Elevated Bar Food”. The cocktail menu is vast, outstanding and creative. Ben and the team are setting the trends at one of New York’s hottest cocktail bars. 

271 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001 – ⁠(212) 981-6188⁠ – www.PorchlightBar.com – ⁠Instagram

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Union Square Hospitality Group⁠

⁠Nick Bennett⁠

⁠Sazerac⁠

⁠Blue Smoke⁠

⁠Method Spirits⁠

⁠Boodles Gin⁠

⁠Holistic Spirits Company⁠

⁠Woody Harrelson⁠

⁠Casamigos⁠

⁠Chartreuse

Episode 151 – Ghost Ice System – Tony Gonzales

This Episode features ⁠Tony Gonzales⁠ of ⁠Ghost Ice System⁠.

Ghost ice System is a way to make crystal clear ice cubes from tap water. This is perfect for bars, restaurants and home use. This is craft ice at its finest. This all came to Tony in 2013. He was set to do a cocktail competition and he wanted to add something that would help his cocktail stand out. It was then that Ghost Ice was conceived. This episode takes us into Tony’s creative mind. He rarely stops thinking and looking for ways to perfect items at the bar or cocktails. Here we learn more about Ghost Ice… Simple… Clear… Endless

⁠info@ghosticesystem.com⁠ – 213-255-5473 –⁠ Facebook⁠ – www.GhostIceSystem.com

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠William Grant⁠

⁠Hendrix Gin⁠

⁠Coleman Coolers⁠

⁠Biltmore Los Angeles⁠

⁠BarSmarts⁠

⁠Tales of the Cocktail⁠

⁠Svalbard⁠

⁠The Ice Designer

Bar Convent Brooklyn 2023 – Jackie Williams

Bar Convent Brooklyn was back in Industry City for 2023. This years event was expanded to occupy more space. The booths and activations were bigger and even better. BCB is a party where business gets done. 4,500 industry professionals attended over 2 days. There were 198 brands represented and visitors came from 51 countries and 46 states. 475,000 spirit samples were enjoyed. Sip and savor this recap of the 2 day extravaganza and look to reserve your spot for 2024’s BCB being held on June 11th and 12th. 

www.BarConventBrooklyn.com

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Highlights From our Discussion:

⁠Cardenxe⁠

⁠Shanky’s Whip⁠

⁠Park Street University⁠

⁠Hendrick’s Gin⁠

⁠Jagermeister⁠

⁠Brown-Forman⁠

⁠Compari⁠

⁠Barrows Intense Ginger⁠

⁠Brooklyn Kura⁠

⁠Standard Wormwood⁠

⁠Fort Hamilton Distillery⁠

⁠Industry City⁠

Episode 146 – Barrow’s Intense Ginger – Josh Morton

This episode features ⁠Josh Morton⁠ of Barrow’s Intense Ginger.

Josh started making the ginger liqueur in his kitchen for his friends ten years before it became a product that he sold. As he calls it, “A Happy Accident”. His inspiration was lemon cello that he enjoyed during his visit to Italy. Josh was disappointed by what he drank when he returned to the United States. A chef friend gave him some tips and tricks on how to make the lemon cello the correct way. With each experimental batch he refined the recipe. Once ginger was added it became clear that he was on to something special. Each time he made it he added more ginger and less lemon. What exists today is a delicious liqueur that is versatile and simply amazing. Don’t take our word for it… pick up a bottle today and experience Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur for yourself.

86 34th St Brooklyn, NY 11232 – ⁠⁠⁠⁠(917) 597-1084⁠⁠ – www.BarrowsIntense.com -⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠

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Highlights From our Discussion:

Industry City

Bar Convent Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

Japan Village

Sahadi’s Market

Fort Hamilton Distillery

Standard Wormwood Distillery

Big Alice Brewing

Gun Hill Brewing Co.

Brooklyn Kura

Mix & Match App

New York Distillers Guild

Hometown BBQ

Red Pump Spirits

P.F. Changs

Rabbit Hole Distillery

MuleMosa.com

Base4stands

The Bard Distillery

Wine Enthusiast

Drink Hacker

Episode 145 – Imbibitude – Kevin

This episode features ⁠⁠Kevin of ⁠⁠Imbibitude⁠.

For Kevin it began with an interest in cocktail making and mixology. It was an experience with one cocktail in particular that peaked his interest in peated whisky. Kevin grew up experiencing his grandfather’s enjoyment of bourbon. This lead to learning more about all types of spirits. To date he has visited 49 states and over 100 distilleries. We talked cocktails, distilleries, the bourbon trails and so much more in this episode. 

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Kentucky Bourbon Trail⁠

⁠Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail⁠

⁠I.W. Harper⁠

⁠Galliano

Privateer⁠

⁠Drink ⁠

⁠The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club ⁠

⁠Canon ⁠

⁠Two James Spirits⁠

⁠High Wire Distilling⁠

⁠Buffalo Trace⁠

⁠Jim Beam⁠

⁠Alaska⁠

⁠Jack Rose

Episode 136 – Cudia Cocktail Consulting – Michelle Cudia

This episode features ⁠⁠Michelle Cudia⁠ of ⁠Cudia Cocktail Consulting⁠⁠.

Michelle started working at Tria Taproom as a bar manager. They were looking to extend their draft cocktail program. At the time she didn’t have any experience with craft cocktails. She set out to write the whole plan for the bar. She was able to spread her “cocktail nerdiness” to events and the public. In 2019 Michelle launched Cudia Cocktail Consulting as an official business. She works with weddings, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties. Just about anything that you can imagine that could enjoy sensational, one of a kind, cocktails that create a memorable event. She’s always ready for discussion of cocktails and helping businesses take their program to the next level. Cocktails are meant to be celebratory!

www.CudiaCocktails.com – ⁠Instagram

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Highlights From our Conversation:

⁠Josh Douglas⁠

⁠Widows Peak Distilling Company⁠

⁠Ranstead Room⁠

⁠Tria Philly⁠

⁠The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company⁠

⁠Philadelphia Distilling⁠

⁠Canyon Shayer⁠

⁠Tiffanie Barriere⁠

⁠Main Line Center for Bartending⁠

⁠The Black Squirrel Pub and Haunt⁠

⁠⁠Bees Knees Cocktail⁠⁠

⁠K’FAR Philadelphia

Episode 131 – Widow’s Peak Distilling Company – Josh Douglas

This episode features Josh Douglas of Widow’s Peak Distilling Company.

Mike and Mark Ilg were on a ski trip when they devised a plan for a distillery.  Mark had been an avid home brewer for 15 years so the challenge of distilling intrigued him.  2 weeks later, after reading a book, he professed to Mike that he was ready to distill vodka.  They set up shop distilling their spirits in Peach Bottom, PA.   The doors to the cocktail bar and tasting room opened in Ambler, PA in July of 2022.  What you will discover here are spirits layered with flavor and a nuanced sipping experience.  They provide a wide variety of cocktails to highlight they’re handcrafted in PA spirits.    

10 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002(267) 209-0551 – www.WidowsPeakDistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Sorrentino Pasta and Provisions

Michelle Cudia

Forrest & Main

Painted Stave Distilling

Philadelphia Distilling

Bees Knees Cocktail

MGP

Ambler, PA

Episode 100 – Holy Ghost Distillery – John and Janice Sepcoski

This episode features John Sepcoski and Janice Sepcoski of Holy Ghost Distillery.

Janice and John enjoyed visiting distilleries, breweries and wineries.  After visiting a distillery 7 years ago John said, “I can do better then this”.  This led them to looking for land and a building to host their vision.  What they’ve set out to create is a total experience.  Not just buy a bottle or purchase a cocktail, but the experience to make new friends over a cocktail.   They have left their full time careers to live out a dream.  As Janice puts it, “Now I do Bourbon”.  We had a wonderful time experiencing their chocolate and bourbon pairing.  The final part of our podcast journey was the absinthe extravaganza.  It was all a fitting tribute to celebrate our 100th episode.

990 State Route 940, White Haven, PA 18661 – (570) 990-2673 – wwwholyghostdistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Stave and Thief Society

The Bard Distillery

Harvest Hosts

Mitch Abate

The Absinthe Murders

Moonshine University

Old Forester

East Coast Barrels

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