Spirits

  1. Barrel to Bottle: Jean-Charles Boisset

    Barrel to Bottle: Jean-Charles Boisset

    Ladies and gentlemen, bon jour from the heart of Burgundy! The Barrel to Bottle crew has welcomed many guests over the last few years, but none of them have been quite like Jean-Charles Boisset. Trying to summarize this episode couldn't possibly do it justice. This flamboyant Frenchman walks the Barrel to Bottle team through his sparkling offers from Burgundy, and his award winning California property, Raymond Estates and more.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Alexandre Gabriel

    Barrel to Bottle: Alexandre Gabriel

    As the Master Blender at Maison Ferrand, Alexandre Gabriel has been producing quality French spirts for 30 years. When he's not looking to redefine Cognac and grape distillates with new and unique cooperage, he's preserving the incredible history of the Ferrand family. 

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: Rum II - Molasses Boogaloo

    Barrel to Bottle: Rum II - Molasses Boogaloo

    At Barrel to Bottle, we're all about giving the people what they want. And what you wanted was more Rum. To start things off, Pat brings in five special rums for all the rum geeks out there. Do not sleep on these rums. Then, Roger "The Tiki King" Adamson prepares not one, not two, but four rum-based tiki drinks. If you'd like to impress your friends with your tiki cocktail skills, all the recipes are available on our blog

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  4. Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle Rum Cocktails

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle Rum Cocktails

    If you think all Tiki drinks are sugary sweet, you just haven’t had a good one. Here is the recipes we covered in Rum Part II: Molasses Boogaloo, which you can listen to here. These cocktails were adapted by Roger Adamson.

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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Handpicking a Cask with Greg Metze and the Whiskey Hotline

    Barrel to Bottle: Handpicking a Cask with Greg Metze and the Whiskey Hotline

    The industry has fallen in love with Binny's Handpicked Casks, but how does the Whiskey Hotline pick spirits for this legendary program?  This episode of Barrel to Bottle is your chance to be there for the handpicking process. The Whiskey Hotline is joined by Greg Metze, Master Distiller at Old Elk Distillery and formerly of Seagram's Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, one of the world's largest distilleries. Together they'll pick four new barrels of Binny's Handpicks.  Listen for industry secrets from Old Elk and get some insider dirt on MGP. Plus a customer Q&A about whiskey on the rocks. 

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  6. Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    So it's come to this, another Barrel to Bottle Q&A episode. It's the holiday weekend and the Barrel to Bottle Crew felt like taking a break, luckily we've got a huge backlog of listener questions to tackle. Vacation, we had to get away.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: Party Planning with Alex Tornai

    Barrel to Bottle: Party Planning with Alex Tornai

    Binny's doesn't just help you stock your bar for biggest moments of your life, we can also help you plan them. Binny's Event Planner Alex Tornai joins the Barrel to Bottle Crew as they throw out some common party-planning scenarios he might encounter. Alex also shares a few tips and secrets, then stick around for a customer Q&A question about an engagement whiskey bottle.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Cans: Reloaded

    Barrel to Bottle: Cans: Reloaded

    CAN. YOU. DIG. IT? Team Truly or Team White Claw? Since the last time the Barrel to Bottle crew covered this topic, cans have blown up. Binny's stores have stacks on stacks on stacks of hard seltzers, hard waters and canned cocktails, and there are new products every week. And don't forget about canned wines either! How did we get here? What are these things exactly? All of your questions will be answered, plus wind down your summer with some warm weather drink recs during the Customer Q&A.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: Flavor-Blasted

    Barrel to Bottle: Flavor-Blasted

    Are you ready to get FLAVOR BLASTED?! If you like bolder flavors, if you only vacation in Flavor Country, if you like things turned up to 11, then this is the episode for you! The Barrel to Bottle crew blind tastes four flavor-blasted whiskies and then follows that up with six flavor-blasted beers. Plus, how do they fare on the vaunted Flavor-Blasted Scale? You'll have to listen to find out! The flavor-blasted whiskeys: Pennington's Strawberry Rye Whiskey, Ballotin Bourbon Ball Flavored Whiskey, William Wolf Coffee Whiskey and Jefferson's Barrel-aged Manhattan. The flavor-blasted beers: Hopewell Clover Club, Goose Island Lost Palate, Founders Mas Agave, Central Waters Rum Barrel Aged Coconut Porter, Odd Side Ales Hipster Brunch Stout and Jackie O's You're In the Jungle Now, Baby! Plus in the Customer Q&A, Top 3 Desert Island Beers from the Barrel to Bottle crew.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Rum

    Barrel to Bottle: Rum

    It's finally here: the long-awaited RUM episode. Pat breathlessly shares his passion for this often misunderstood spirits category, and although it's a podcast and you can't see it, Roger dressed up like a pirate. You'll learn all about the rich Caribbean and global history of rum, and all about rum's complicated production including what a "muck pit" is. Actually, it's exactly what you're imagining. The team tastes El Dorado 3 Year, El Dorado 15 year, Plantation Fiji, the shockingly funky Two James Doctor Bird and Foursquare Premise. Stick around for listener Q&A, when the team explains charcoal filtering and the Lincoln County process, and other bourbon myths.

     

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