Spirits

  1. Confessions of a Mixologist: Cold Fashioned

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Cold Fashioned

    Cold brew coffee is all the rage right now, so it's only natural that it would find its way into the world of spirits. The Cold Fashioned is a new twist on a classic cocktail. Roasty and chocolately coffee notes, spicy rye and a hint of citrus. Great with brunch or at dinner, it'll wake you up or keep you going.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Mezcal

    Barrel to Bottle: Mezcal

    Mezcal, it's not smoky tequila with a worm in the bottle. On this special Whiskey Hotline & Friends edition of Barrel to Bottle, Pat, Brett and friend-of-the-pod Monique Houston are going to help demystify mezcal. 

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  3. Whiskey Hotline: Celebrating Bottled-in-Bond on Leap Day

    Whiskey Hotline: Celebrating Bottled-in-Bond on Leap Day

    Once every 4 years we get an extra day to enjoy whiskey. So, which do we choose? Keeping with the 4-year theme we’re reaching for a bottle of our favorite bottled-in-bond whiskey. In true American fashion the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 was one of our nation’s first food safety laws, ensuring that the consumer would get unadulterated whiskey. It dictates that the whiskey must be made by a single distiller, at a single distillery, in a single distilling season and aged at LEAST 4 years and bottled at 100 proof. Here’s the Whiskey Hotline’s top BiB picks to toast with on Leap Day.  

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  4. Barrel to Bottle: What the Hell Does That Taste Like?

    Barrel to Bottle: What the Hell Does That Taste Like?
    You know the classics. You know your favorites. But what about the rest? Our stores are home thousands of bottles of spirits, wine and beer. There are so many bottles that even the Barrel to Bottle Crew haven't tried all of them. Liqueurs with milk and eggs, Hungarian wines, 16% ABV beers! If you've ever wandered our aisles wondering "What the hell does that taste like?" this is the episode for you.
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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Glassware and Ice

    Barrel to Bottle: Glassware and Ice
    Glassware. It's an essential part of the drinking experience, but there are so many options in wine, spirits and beer. Stemmed or stemless? Big bowl or small? Shaker pint or tulip? And what about ice? Big cube, small cube, sphere? Filtered water or tap? The Barrel to Bottle crew is here to help you sort through this madness and also prove that despite all the pretension it really does make a difference in how your drink tastes. Throughout the episode Pat will also be measuring how fast (or slow) the ice cubes are melting into the drinks with his fancy/ridiculous laser thermometer.
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  6. Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle New Orleans Cocktails

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Barrel to Bottle New Orleans Cocktails

    Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Are you ready to celebrate? Looking for something to serve besides Abita beer? How about the official cocktail of New Orleans – The Sazerac.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: New Orleans Cocktails

    Barrel to Bottle: New Orleans Cocktails
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! It's Mardi Gras season and Barrel to Bottle's resident mixologist and New Orleans enthusiast, Roger Adamson, is here to give you an authentic taste of the French Quarter. Get yourself set up for Fat Tuesday with two easy New Orleans cocktails plus some strong opinions on paczkis. 
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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Redemption

    Barrel to Bottle: Redemption

    It's a special Whiskey Hotline edition of Barrel to Bottle with David Carpenter of Redemption Whiskey. As the master blender, David likes to focus on the grains because they're the star of the show. David is also master blender for Bib & Tucker, a Tennessee whiskey brand that focuses more on the barrel than the grain. Finally, the Barrel to Bottle crew heads north of the border to try some 100% rye Canadian whisky, but it's not your typical Canadian whisky. Don't forget to check out our Redemption Handpicks, which are still available in limited quantities. 

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: CH Distillery

    Barrel to Bottle: CH Distillery

    CH Distillery has arguably the widest ranging portfolio in the Midwest. At CH, they can only serve what they make, which has presented unique challenges but also allowed them to offer an incredible breadth of spirits. Owner and distiller Tremaine Atkinson was good enough to bring some spirits for the Barrel to Bottle crew to sample. Most importantly, CH is now the shepherd of Malört, favorite child of the Barrel to Bottle podcast. They're trying all sorts of new things with Malört, including barrel-aging. But can it live up (down?) to the Malört legacy? 

     

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: New Riff Distilling

    Barrel to Bottle: New Riff Distilling

    Jay Erisman loves Cincinnati Chili, but don't hold that against him. As co-founder of New Riff Distilling, Jay has helped turn this young distillery into one of the most exciting brands we carry. It's not common for a new distillery to make Bottled in Bond bourbon, but they wouldn't do it any other way at New Riff. Join the Barrel to Bottle Crew as we sample through our three Binny's Handpicks, as well as the new barrel proof rye and a Kentucky Terroir-driven gin. 

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