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EP.11 - Mike Dominiak / Nikka 21 Year, Octomore 08.3, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and Auchentoshen!

My guest was Mike Dominiak, who’s had a really unique background and path to where he is now. He moved to Las Vegas to eventually work at a Cirque Du Soleil show and he accomplished that early on so he went on to help open Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson, NV. His love of craft beer soon led him to gathering up as much great whisk(e)y as possible and he shared some of it for this episode! Whisk(e)y tasted: - Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch (Lowlands) - Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year...


EP.10 - Katie Cruz, Jameson Caskmates and Aberlour! (also cats)

Katie Cruz; bartender at Atomic Liquors, brand ambassador for Mestizo Mezcal and council member for the educational committee of the USBG Las Vegas Chapter. She chats about her path from a Tequila-centric bar to a craft cocktail whiskey bar to a hybrid beer/cocktail bar with amazing food to landing where she is now, a bar with a bit of all that and firing on all cylinders, Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas. We chat about her experience being a woman in the beverage industry, cocktail...


EP.9 - Tasting 101 with Jake Davenport

A crash course in tasting with Jake Davenport. Jake is a bartender/mixologist living here in Las Vegas. He is a certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a certified Cicerone. He was the perfect guy to chat with about tasting. I have Jake blind taste a wine using the CMS deduction grid so you can get a glimpse into the world of wine study. We talk about how wine study translates into whiskey tasting, the importance of education, methods we both use, tricks we have...


EP.8 - Whistling Andy Distillery with Brian Anderson and Lisa Cloutier

I caught up with the always traveling, always busy Brian Anderson and Lisa Cloutier from Whistling Andy Distillery located in Bigfork, MT. I was lucky enough to sit down with them while they were in Las Vegas and chat about a lot of different topics. We talked about the trials and tribulations of opening a craft distillery, what its like living in Montana, why traveling is so important and Brian’s love of forklifts. Thank you for all the support to everyone listening! Facebook:...


EP.7 - Cigars and Whiskey with Michael Przydzial and Rob Amato

Let’s talk cigar and whiskey pairing! Michael Przydzial (Beverage Program Specialist with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits in Las Vegas) and Rob Amato (Key Market Manager for John Drew Brands) joined me at La Casa Cigar Lounge in Las Vegas, NV. We cover some cigar 101 basics all the way up to how to pair cigars and whiskey. There was no shortage of great whisk(e)y and ciagrs during the episode. Grab a stick and a dram and relax! Whisk(e)y and cigar pairings featured: - Green Spot...


EP.6 - Eddie Gunn and Blind Tasting #1: Wheated Bourbons

Let’s blind taste some wheated Bourbons! I was joined by Eddie Gunn, a Las Vegas beverage consultant, to help me blind taste 8 different wheated Bourbons and rank them according to our personal tastes. This was a lot of fun to record and we were both somewhat surprised which Bourbon came out on top. Can you guess which one reigned supreme? Bourbon blind tasted (in no particular order): Larceny, Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46, Rebel Yell* 80 proof, Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year, Weller 12 year,...


EP.5 - Nathan Greene talks Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Scotch

Nathan Greene, Portfolio Mixology Ambassador for Moët Hennessey, discusses Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Scotch. Whiskies with very different styles and approaches yet have a common thread. We get to know a bit about Nathan and his background leading him to his current role. Plus… Wu Tang is mentioned. Whiskies discussed: - Glenmorangie: Original 10 year, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban, Nectar D’Or, 18 year and Signet - Ardbeg: 10 year, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan * book mentioned in podcast was “A...


EP.4 - Mike Doyle and Old Forester Bourbon

I caught up with Mike Doyle, Brown-Forman Whiskey Specialist in Las Vegas, to discuss all things Old Forester Bourbon! We tasted and broke down 9 different expressions and it was a blast! Get to know Old Forester and Mike Doyle. Whiskies featured: - Old Forester Classic 86 - Old Forester Signature 100 Proof - Old Forester Statesman Whiskey Row Series: - 1870 Original Batch - 1897 Bottled in Bond - 1920 Prohibition Style Old Forester Birthday Bourbon: 2014, 2016,2017 Facebook:...


EP.3 - Ryan Clark and A Few Heaven Hill Favorites

Ryan Clark, a flair Bartender and Whiskey enthusiast living in Las Vegas, stopped by to chat about Whiskey marketing, hype vs. quality and some of our personal favorites while tasting through some awesome Heaven Hill Whiskies. Whiskies featured: - Bernheim 7yr Wheat Whiskey - Parker’s Heritage Collection #8: Wheat Whiskey - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon (HAZMAT) – 70.1%/140.2 proof Facebook: Instagram:...


EP.2 - Whiskey and Music Connection with Anthony Jamison

Recorded at the historic location that is now the home of The Sand Dollar Lounge in Las Vegas, NV, Co-Owner Anthony Jamison sits down with us to discuss the connection between music and Whiskey. We take a look at Blues, Rock, Folk, Traditional, Country and Current/Pop music. In the middle of the musical madness we get to know Jamison a bit more and see where his love of Whiskey stems from. WHISKEY ON HAND: Redemption Rye 10 Year Barrel Proof (2015 Edition) and Smoke Wagon Small Batch...


EP.1 - Shane Merriam from the Whisky Library

Welcome to the Whiskey Talkin’ Podcast! The podcast where we get to know Whiskey and Whiskey people. I am your host Cody Fredrickson and I am so excited to kick this off with Shane Merriam of Las Vegas. Shane is currently working at CraftHaus Brewery in Las Vegas and is the owner of one of the most awesome Whisk(e)y collections I’ve seen. So please join us for the very first episode recorded on location at Shane’s very own Whisky library! WHISKIES DISCUSSED: - Dun Leire 8 Year Single...


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