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The Bartender Journey Podcast is impassioned talk about Bartending, Spirits and Cocktails. • Spirit & Cocktail Knowledge • Bartender Culture & Elucidation • The Art Of The Tip

The Bartender Journey Podcast is impassioned talk about Bartending, Spirits and Cocktails. • Spirit & Cocktail Knowledge • Bartender Culture & Elucidation • The Art Of The Tip
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The Bartender Journey Podcast is impassioned talk about Bartending, Spirits and Cocktails. • Spirit & Cocktail Knowledge • Bartender Culture & Elucidation • The Art Of The Tip




Cocktails Made Simple by Brian Weber & Amin Benny

We are very excited to announce the release of Cocktails Made Simple written by Brian Weber and Amin Benny. We wrote it to be easy to follow, clear and concise, and most of all useful and practical. On this episode of the podcast Brian and Benny discuss the book.


We speak with Chris Swonger, the President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. and Also what's the best way to cut citrus garnishes at the bar? I co-authored a book! Cocktails Made Simple is available on Amazon.


Cocktail Photography with Anthony Nader @52Chefs

Bartender Journey Podcast #284 Today we talk about cocktail photography with professional food and beverage photographer Anthony Nader. His company is called 52 chefs. He is a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to be invited to his seminar recently that was specifically about taking great photos of cocktails with your phone. It was sponsored by Tequila Avión - thank you very much for that Ms. Veronica Chaparro. It was at the roof top bar at the Park South Hotel, which is an awesome place, if...


Understanding Vodka with Joe McCanta

Joe McCanta, Grey Goose global ambassador joins us on the show. This interview was recorded at Tales of the Cocktail 2019 -- we get a great understanding of Vodka. Bartender Journey has a special project in the works! Please click here to sign up to be the first to know about it! Yes, I'd like to be in the loop.


Santa Teresa Rum and My Freind Duke

We talk with Alberto Vollmer CEO of Santa Teresa 1796 Rum, made in Venezuela. Also a chat with Attaboy alum Zachary Pease at his new bar in Manhattan called My Friend Duke.


Live From Tales Of The Cocktail 2019

Listen in to the Toast to Tales, hear about the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s grant recipients for 2019 and hear about the Grey Goose Great Bar Race. Also, we talk to Jonathan Pogash about his edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide.


Live from Bar Convent Brooklyn

We speak with Raymond Edwards, Chief Mixologist for House of Angostura during Bar Convent Brooklyn.


Fruit Flies and Other Unpleasantries in the Bar

Don't let those darn Fruit Flies take over you bar! Give them an inch and they will take a mile! There is a lot you can do to prevent them from flourishing. Here's some things you can do: No standing water, anywhere!All drains including floor - sanitizerPlug beer tapsClean and plug beer drip trayRinse and store empty beer bottlesCover liquor bottlesWipe down bottlesClean soda gunBar mats must be cleanKeep garnishes covered and cold. Wash fruit before cutting.Don’t be surprised if fruit...


Orange County California Bartender Amin Benny

We speak with friend of the podcast & founder and president of the Orange County, CA chapter of the United States Bartender's Guild Amin Benny.


Sustainability in the Bar Industry

On this week's Episode No. 277, Brian chats with Chad Arnholt and Claire Sprouse of ​Tin Roof Drink Community about green practices for sustainability in the cocktail industry in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. In 2016, Chad and Claire's efforts were recognized at Tales of the Cocktail with the first Sustainable Spirit Sward and hosted the first Sustainability Summit at Tales in 2017. For past outtakes on sustainability in the cocktail industry on the Bartender Journey Podcast,, listen...


Author Kurt Maitland

Hazel Alvardo handles the interviewing duties on this episode. She talks to Kurt Maitland who is Deputy Editor of the Whiskey Reviewer website and the curator of the Manhattan Whiskey Club. He just wrote a book called Drink - The Ultimate Cocktail Book.


Happy Gin and Tonic Day!

On this week's episode, Brian chats with Keli Rivers of Sipsmith Gin in honor of National Gin & Tonic Day, which is April 9, 2019.


Does The Shape of the Glass Really Matter?

I recently attended a huge wine show at the Javitz Center in Manhattan called VinExpo. There were 1000’s of wines to try, plus a few sprits – I had some wonderful whiskey from France called Half Moon. There were also classes and seminars. I attended a seminar sponsored by the Riedel company who makes beautiful glassware – mostly wine glasses. In fact we use Riedel wine glasses at the Private Club where I work. The purpose of this seminar was to show that the glass has a substantial...


The Science of Flavor

Bartender Journey Number 273 This time on the show we talk about the science of flavor with Derek Elefson. Derek shared some great resources with us: Flavor Wheels: Bourbon Malt Whiskies Gin Wine AROMA-FLAVOR...


Irish Whiskey with Philip Duff

This time on the show we talk with Mr. Philip Duff. He’s been on the show several times. I caught up with Philip after a great seminar he moderated about Irish Whiskey, sponsored by Knoppoge Castle Irish Whiskey - a great Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Irish Whiskey has such a tumultuous history. There was the great rise and fall of Irish Whiskey and right now another great rise, or resurgence. We’ll get into some of it with Philip during the interview. CAKE is the Point of Sale system that...


Bacardi Legacy with Andrew Watson

This week on the show we speak with Andrew Watson who is originally from Australia, but now lives and bartends in Sweden. He is competing in the Bacardi Legacy competition. Andrew’s Bacardi Legacy Cocktail is called Cubist. Recipe: 45 ml Bacardi Silver | 20 ml dry vermouth | 2.5 ml (or a barspoon) Pastis | 25 ml Prosecco | 20 ml Honey water (1:1) | 25 ml Lemon juice Follow Andrew’s Bacardi Legacy journey: On InstagramOn YouTubeOur sponsor this week is CAKE POS & Management system from...


Liquor Licencing

Today on the show we talk with Dan Newcomb who is an expert on Liquor Licenses. Its tricky out there trying to navigate the liquor license process. Dan will share some insights with us on this complex issue. Dan's company is Liquor License Advisor. One of the distilleries I visited while in Ireland was Pearse Lyons distillery. Dr. Pearse Lyons had deep family roots in Dublin. There was an old church that had fallen into disrepair and was abandoned for many years. In fact Dr. Lyons’...


Travel Log from Tullamore, Ireland

Tag along on a distillery tour of Tullamore D.E.W.’s state of the art facility. Opened in 2014 it is the first distillery to operate in Tullamore, Ireland since 1954. Tullamore D.E.W. Whisky Ambassador Kevin Pigott shows us around, shares lots of Irish Whisky knowledge, and even mixes us up some cocktails!


Travel Log from Dublin Ireland

Travel Log from Dublin, Ireland. Interview with Chris Hayes from Teeling Irish Whiskey.


Travel Log from Florence Italy

Florence, Italy is an amazing, beautiful and historic city. Florence's Life Beyond Tourism inciative offers some interesting lessons. Is it possible to be too ambitious with your cocktail program. I visited a bar/bistro/restaurant that I thought was trying to do TOO much. I visited two vinyards in the Chianti Classico region: Casa EmmaFattoria Montecchio