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For over seven years, the biggest spirit brands in the world have been coming into our bars to teach whiskey, rum, tequila and mezcal enthusiasts about the drinks that they love. Now, we’re happy to bring that same level of knowledge and fun to you online as a podcast! Every Tuesday and Friday, Pedro Shanahan will be joined in front of a live audience by the people who know these alcohol brands the best, the ones who make it! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoO-l4Ny3QJn2Mc7445qMrg Special Thanks to ToneMesa - Where the Art of Film meets the Science of Sound - for their post production audio services.

For over seven years, the biggest spirit brands in the world have been coming into our bars to teach whiskey, rum, tequila and mezcal enthusiasts about the drinks that they love. Now, we’re happy to bring that same level of knowledge and fun to you online as a podcast! Every Tuesday and Friday, Pedro Shanahan will be joined in front of a live audience by the people who know these alcohol brands the best, the ones who make it! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoO-l4Ny3QJn2Mc7445qMrg Special Thanks to ToneMesa - Where the Art of Film meets the Science of Sound - for their post production audio services.

Location:

United States

Description:

For over seven years, the biggest spirit brands in the world have been coming into our bars to teach whiskey, rum, tequila and mezcal enthusiasts about the drinks that they love. Now, we’re happy to bring that same level of knowledge and fun to you online as a podcast! Every Tuesday and Friday, Pedro Shanahan will be joined in front of a live audience by the people who know these alcohol brands the best, the ones who make it! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoO-l4Ny3QJn2Mc7445qMrg Special Thanks to ToneMesa - Where the Art of Film meets the Science of Sound - for their post production audio services.

Language:

English


Episodes

133: How To Make a Gold Rush with Manny Nieves

3/24/2020
We're all Socially Isolated, but that doesn't stop the Spirit Guide Society! Pedro is broadcasting live from his home with Seven Grand Assistant General Manager Manny Nieves teaching us how to make the perfect Gold Rush cocktail! -- Help us raise money for the recently unemployed bartenders of Seven Grand and Bar Jackalope. If you have the means, please donate to the Seven Grand Bar Jackalope Relief Fund at the link...

Duration:00:36:02

132: Speed Rack/Leyenda's Ivy Mix: The Post COVID-19 State of The Hospitality Industry

3/20/2020
While this may not be what we normally talk about on this podcast and we hope things get back to normal soon, we're coming to you today with stories of some of the people who have been affected by the recent Shut Down. With all of the uncertainty in today's society, many of the people on the front lines make their living in the Hospitality Industry. With so many people being forced to stay at home, these Bartenders, Bar Backs and waiters are facing an unknown future. Today, Ivy Mix joins us...

Duration:00:23:07

131: The Complete Whiskey Course with Robin Robinson

3/17/2020
Our guest, Author and Educator Robin Robinson, got his start in whisk(e)y when he was hired to play a fake Scotsman (true story!) What began as a $300 gig at a party turned into a love affair with the brown spirit. Let him tell you all about it on this podcast! -- Follow us: spiritguidesocietypodcast.com facebook.com/spiritguidesoc twitter.com/spiritguidesoc instagram.com/spiritguidesoc youtube.com/c/SpiritGuideSociety/?sub_confirmation=1 -- About Robin: Robin Robinson is a...

Duration:01:04:22

130: Dewar's Scotch Whisky with Gabe Cardarella [REBROADCAST]

3/10/2020
(Originally Aired 1/22/19) Although Dewar's is a blended Scotch, it played a major part in the history of whiskey in America. Gabe Carterela joins us to taste us through four of their delicious marks that successfully defy the notion that Dewar's is "your granddad's whiskey!" As one of the oldest blended Scotch labels, these whiskey pioneers didn't get to be a powerhouse in the whiskey world without making some darn good whiskey! You can't tell the history of whiskey without talking about...

Duration:00:47:55

129: F. Paul Pacult: Founder of The Spirits Journal & Special Projects Editor for The New York Times Magazine

3/3/2020
F. Paul Pacult is a legend in the world of alcohol. Forbes has called him "America’s foremost expert on distilled spirit." He has a laundry list of accomplishments in so many areas of the alcohol industry and has forgotten more about it than most people will ever know. Paul was generous enough to join us from his home in New York for an all encompassing conversation about the spirits world and the many ways in which he has shaped it. This was a very special conversation for spirits lovers...

Duration:00:40:55

128: Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey with Rob Caldwell

2/25/2020
Did you know that Teeling's holds the world record the most expensive new bottle of whiskey ever sold at auction! It's true! Someone paid 10,000 pounds for a bottle of the whiskey that Rob Caldwell brought us for this podcast. Spoiler alert: you won't have to pay that much for it: -- What we drank Teeling Small Batch Teeling Single Malt Teelings Single Grain Teeling Single Pot Still An undisclosed secret whiskey. -- Follow...

Duration:00:33:39

127: A Conversation with Editor in Chief of American Whiskey Magazine, Phoebe Calver

2/18/2020
We find ourselves in New York for this week's podcast! Seven Grand was fortunate enough to be nominated for an Icons of Whiskey 2020 award and WE were lucky enough to have Phoebe Calver, Editor in Chief of American Whiskey Magazine, join us for a conversation before the show. We chatted in the famous Flatiron Room about all things American Whiskey! She was nice enough to share her journey from Norfolk to America, tell us what's currently in her glass, and predict the direction in which she...

Duration:00:29:30

126: Kavalan Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky with Master Blender Ian Chang [REBROADCAST]

2/11/2020
Until 2006, the Taiwanese Government had a monopoly on distilling and selling alcohol in the country. However, when those regulations were lifted, we lovers of whisky were blessed with the magic that is the Kavalan Distillery. Master Blender Dr. Ian Cheng joins us in the Society to talk about the history, artistry and process of this spirit that Jim Murray called the best new whiskey of 2012. -- What we drank: Kavalan Distillers Edition Kavalan Port Cask Finish Kavalan King Car...

Duration:00:56:44

125: Warbringer Whiskey with Head Distiller David Brandt & Josh “Warmaster” Barnett

2/4/2020
In the age of celebrity whiskey, it's rare to find a brand whose namesake loves the brown spirit as much as Josh “Warmaster” Barnett. Since he teamed up with Sespe Creek Distillery, he's been working with Dr. David Brandt to create the Warbringer whiskey. The three whiskies we tasted on today's episode feature big smokey flavors that put your taste buds in a choke hold (and we meant that in a good way!) -- What we drank: Unreleased Rum Warbringer Mesquite Smoked Southwest...

Duration:00:46:19

124: Hibiki Harmony Deconstructed with Johnnie "The Scot" Mundell [REBROADCAST]

1/28/2020
On today's podcast. we were joined by the incomparable Johnnie "The Scot" Mundell who deconstructed the five main whiskies that make up the Hibiki Harmony blend. It was a truly Harmonious occasion! -- What we drank: Hibiki Harmony -- About Hibiki: From Wikipedia Hibiki (響, meaning "resonance" or "echo" in Japanese) is a premium blended whisky produced in Japan by Beam Suntory (a subsidiary of Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, which itself is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka,...

Duration:00:57:52

123: Uncle Nearest Tennessee Whiskey with Sherrie Moore

1/21/2020
The story of how the brand Uncle Nearest came into the world was truly a story of kismet for Sherrie Moore, who came out of retirement to take on the role of Chief Whiskey Officer (Director of Whiskey and Distillery Operations) for the brand. It is truly an amazing story and we are very happy to present it, along side three marks from the brand, on the podcast. The true story of Jack Daniels can't be told without also telling the story of Nearest Green. Uncle Nearest, as he was known,...

Duration:00:45:55

122: Jura Whisky with Master Distiller Greg Glass

1/14/2020
Today's guest pulled out all the stops! Greg Glass is the Master Distiller of Jura, a beloved brand from the Whyte & Mackay portfolio, and not only did he bring a TWENTY-ONE year old whisky, he holds the distinction of being the first and only guest to bring an edible bubble machine. (Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to see Pedro try to catch the bubbles in his mouth.) -- What we drank: Jura New Make (11:05) Jura 10 (19:06) Jura Seven Wood (24:48) Jura 18 (33:03) Jura 21...

Duration:00:54:38

121: 1792 #2 with Master Distiller Danny Kahn

1/7/2020
We were incredibly lucky to catch Danny Kahn, Master Distiller of Barton's/1792, while he was in Los Angeles! We covered all areas of his expertise, including how he came into his position AND the process behind making 1792 Full Proof, which was just named Best Whiskey in the World by Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible! -- What we drank: 1792 Small Batch (10:25) 1792 Single Barrel (17:20) 1792 Bottled in Bond (21:24) 1792 Full Proof (24:00) -- Follow...

Duration:00:31:24

120: Woodford Reserve #2 with Luke Ford

12/31/2019
Former Seven Grand Bartender Luke Ford is back with us on the podcast and he's brought some Incredibly tasty treats from the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection! If you heard the last time we had Luke joining us, you'll remember his famous whale joke; be sure to stick around til the end of the podcast when he brings another fantastic one! -- What we drank: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye Woodford...

Duration:01:04:34

119: Maurice Chevalier IV's Whiskey Vault #2

12/24/2019
Just like last year, Hotaling & Co's Brand Development Manager, Maurice Chevalier, had too many bottles in his personal whiskey collection and decided to share some with the Spirit Guide Society! Join us as be brings in some very special end of the year treats! -- What we drank: Old Potrero Straight Rye Old Potrero Hoatlaing's 11 Year Rye Whiskey Lot 40 Canadian Rye Gooderham and Worts Four Grain Whiskey Dingle Irish Whiskey Kavalan Distillery Select Nikka 17 -- From the Hoataling...

Duration:01:00:32

118: Syd Wilder: Whiskey for Beginners

12/17/2019
Syd Wilder (@SydWilder) joins us in the Bar Jackalope to learn about whisk(e)y while talking about her life as an actress/model/producer in Los Angeles! We learn about what it takes to achieve digital fame while convincing her that there's better whiskey than what she drank when she was 14! Be sure to follow her journey on her podcast @GirlInstarupted. -- What we drank: Compass Box Hedonism Glendronach 12 Russel's Reserve Seven Grand Single Barrel -- Follow...

Duration:00:59:02

117: Dictador Rum #2 with Diego Quintaro

12/10/2019
We took a little field trip this week to Momed in Atwarter Village to sit down with Diego Quintaro of Dictador Rum. Dictador bills itself as "a dynamic, modern and luxury lifestyle brand that embodies heritage and providence" of Columbia. Their spirits production began over 100 years ago and continues a tradition of delicious, aged rums that pair beautifully with a cigar. -- What we drank: Dictador 12 Dictador 20 Dictador XO -- Follow...

Duration:00:45:27

116: Rezpiral Mezcal with Michael Tesarek

12/3/2019
Alex Mazza wanted to make mezcal in the ancestral style; The result was Rezpiral. We were lucky enough to try FIVE of their marks with delicious notes provided by its distributor, Michael Tesarek. -- What we drank: Berta Vasquez Espadin Berta Vasquez Tobala/Tobaziche Aureliano Hernandez Tobala Reina Sanchez Coyote Reina Sanchez Tequilana -- From the Distributor's website: sacredthirstselections.com/rezpiral About Berta: Berta Vazquez is a rarity in the world of mezcal. She is a...

Duration:00:38:34

115: Rums of Puerto Rico with Ramon Diaz and Federico J. Hernandez

11/19/2019
Today we're joined by the GLOBAL Brand Ambassador for Rums of Puerto Rico to talk about how you can help rebuild Puerto Rico by purchasing rum! (We're not kidding!) Ramon Diaz joins Pedro and Erbin at Caña Rum Bar to talk about four of the marks he represents. Also, Fede Hernandez of The Rum Lab joins us to talk about his role helping produce the Rums of Puerto Rico tour! -- What we drank: Trigo Reserva Añeja Don Q Gran Añejo BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Limitada Ron de Barrilito Puerto Rican...

Duration:01:04:33

114: Sagamore Spirits #2 With Brian Treacy

11/12/2019
Hot off their last appearance where they brought the winner of the Best Rye Whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Sagamore Spirits returns to the Whiskey Society to talk about their new Cognac Finished Rye! Sagamore President Brian Treacy joins us to talk about Sagamore's specialty, Maryland Style Rye. -- What we drank: Sagamore Spirits Rye Whiskey Sagamore Spirits Double Oaked Sagamore Spirits Cask Strength Sagamore Spirits Cognac Finish -- Follow...

Duration:00:54:13