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Halo Sport hydration drink

Exciting time of year in the sports world and this week we bring you a new product in the world of sports hydration. We speak with Anshuman Vohra, Founder of Halo Sport. HALO is a premium, certified organic hydration beverage carving a completely new category within the market, no longer requiring consumers to make the adherent choice between taste, nutritional benefit, and calories. After that we discuss the NBA and NHL playoffs.


Memorial Day weekend and Game of Thrones Recap

Happy Memorial Day! Big sports weekend, especially for race fans. We'll touch on that to start. Plus some thoughts on the NBA and NHL playoffs. Then after some holiday cocktail ideas Matt gives his thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale. Spoiler: he wasn't a fan. Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry recipes: RWB Firecracker Martini (Serves 1) 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry 4.5 oz lemonade 1 oz. Blue Curacao RWB Frose (Serves 3) Red Slush Layer 2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry 1...


Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky

It's a huge week in the entertainment world with the series finale of Game of Thrones. To celebrate we are talking about the Diageo/HBO collaboration of single malt scotch whiskies and Johnnie Walker White Walker. A fantastic interview with Rasmus Just, the Diageo Reserve Scotch Ambassador (Instagram: @justscotch). We will break down and sample a couple of the single malts paired with Game of Thrones houses. Plus the Johnnie Walker White Walker blend. Then Matt's analysis on how the show...


Playoffs and Crown Royal Peach

We're back! After a layoff due to the birth of Hank's twins we are back with the latest episode. Short and easy listening this week as we give you our thoughts on Tiger's win, the NBA and NHL playoffs, NFL draft, and our review of Crown Royal Peach.


March Madness bracket analysis

Our favorite time of year! We talk all things NCAA men's tournament in this week's episode. First we bring in our buddy Raphael Esparza (Twitter: ) to break down the bracket from a Vegas insider standpoint. We also talk about some interesting prop bets and the sports betting world as a whole. Then Matt, Nathan, and Hank will give you their picks from the Sweet 16 to the final game. Thanks for listening!


St. Patrick's Day with Guinness Beer and March Madness

Huge weekend on the way and one of our favorite times of year. Matt and Hank are back with the latest episode to get you set for St. Patrick's Day! We start with an interview with Aaron Ridgeway, beer specialist from St. James’s Gate in Ireland. A really fun time talking Guinness, the holiday, Ireland, and everything you need to know. After that it's March Madness time! We'll give our thoughts on the latest bracket projections. And, a huge free agency period in the NFL. What we think...


NBA All Star Weekend

Matt and Hank are back as we head into the all-star break in the NBA. Tune in to get Matt's take on what you need to know visiting Charlotte this weekend and their thoughts on the NBA season so far. Then a little NFL talk with some key post season moves. Hank goes over a couple drink recipes for you plus talks about Oleo Saccharum. Oleo saccharum is simply sugar mingled with the oil that citrus peel releases. It's a great additive for your cocktail. After that we wrap it up with some...


Super Bowl Preview and Craft Beer Rankings

Our Super Bowl preview show is here! Hank and Matt are joined by our Vegas insider Raphael Esparza to start the show as we discuss the big game and the bets around it. Great insights into the line movements so far as well as some really unique prop bets around the game. After that Nathan Moore drops in as the three discuss the game and give their analysis. We also get a look at Nathan's updated craft brewery list. He just hit number 40, so what is the top 10? As always thanks for...


Dickel Whiskey review and NFL Championship weekend picks

Championship Sunday in the NFL is here! Matt and Hank are back to talk about that and whiskey! We start with a review of George Dickel Barrel Select (9.25/10) and their Tabasco finished whiskey (7/10). Get our thoughts on what we like and what we don't. After that it's all about NFL Championship Sunday. We think these are two premier match-ups in each conference. We give you our picks and keys to each game. Plus the usual banter and fun. As always thanks for listening!


NFL Wild Card & CFB Playoff picks

Happy New Year! Matt and Hank are back heading into a big weekend of football. A little spirits talk to start off. If you want a great party recipe Hank has what you need with his Brandy Milk Punch. After that it's all football. We'll give you our thoughts on each of the 4 NFL Wild Card games this weekend. Unlike last year there is a lot of disagreement on our picks. Then we break down the college football final on Monday between Alabama and Clemson. How do we see that one shaping...


Orphan Barrel Rhetoric review and NFL thoughts

Hank starts this week's show with a discussion on the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric series. The final expression is out, the Rhetoric 25 year. We have info on that. Plus, a review and thoughts on the 23 and 24 year releases of Rhetoric from Orphan Barrel. After that Matt joins the show as we discuss the current NFL playoff situation. A lot of great matchups the final two weeks of the season. We'll talk about how we feel about each team in the hunt. Plus we talk a little college football and...


Football thoughts and drinking in Charlottte

Matt and Hank are back this week as we head into a really big weekend of NFL matchups. First we start by talking a little drinking in the great city of Charlotte. Matt recently spent some time trying a couple new brews and enjoying some other food and beverage during the snow storm. After that we give our thoughts on the Heisman trophy outcome. We'll talk about some of the big NFL matchups this weekend and what we are watching for. Plus discussing some of the early season bowl games.


College bowl thoughts and Milagro Tequila interview

Matt has survived his extended bout of various sicknesses and returns with Hank for the latest episode. We're going to give our thoughts on the college football playoffs and if we think the committee got it right. Plus what games we are interested in. Then we'll talk a little college basketball and NFL. We wrap up the show with a really cool interview with Jaime Salas of Milagro Tequila. Really great info on the brand plus tequila in general. We had a lot of fun talking with him. As...


Rivalry Week Analysis and Bulleit Whiskey Reviews

It's rivalry week! One of the best weekends of the year is upon us as we feast on college football rivalry week and early season basketball match-ups. We start with some whiskey talk. We give you our thoughts on Bulleit Rye Whiskey (Hank 9/10, Matt 9/10) and Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon (Hank 9/10, Matt 8/10). Needless to say, we like them both. Plus some neat gift ideas for the cocktail lover in your life Then it's time to talk college football as we look ahead to the the Apple Cup,...


College football, basketball, NFL thoughts and holiday cocktail ideas

We back! After a small layoff due to scheduling and sickness, Matt and Hank are back in the saddle to talk about the fall sports calendar going on right now. We'll start by giving you our thoughts on the latest college football playoff rankings. After that some NFL discussion including why we think Drew Brees remains underrated. College basketball has tipped off and we will talk a little about that and then wrap it up with some great holiday cocktail ideas from our friends at...


MLB playoffs weekend football and fall beer

Our favorite month of the year continues. Hank and Matt are back this week to give their thoughts on the MLB playoffs as the league championship series are about to wrap up. Then we look ahead to some match-ups we will be watching in college football this weekend and some NFL games that we want to see. We'll pick some of these games and give our thoughts on the betting lines. After that some fall and seasonal beer discussion. What do we think you should be trying? Thanks for listening!


MLB playoff analysis plus college football and NFL picks

Episode 99! Almost to 100. Matt and Hank are back to break down a big weekend in sports. We'll start with our thoughts on the MLB playoffs. What do we think happens in the ALCS and NLCS. After that some thoughts on college football this week including the big matchup between UGA and LSU. Then some NFL talk and a couple games we are interested to see this week. As always thanks for listening!


MLB playoff preview, football picks, and BOLS Genever interview

It's our favorite time of year. Matt and Hank are fired up to talk about the baseball playoffs, give our thoughts on the NFL and college football seasons, and pick the big games this weekend. Plus we talk to the Master Distiller at BOLS to discuss the Genever genre of spirits. Big show check it out!


College and NFL preview and a huge final weekend of MLB

A huge weekend on the sports calendar as we wrap up September and Matt and Hank are here to break it all down. We start with a quick recap of the NFL and college football seasons so far. Then at 26:30 we discuss baseball's final regular season weekend and what it means in the National League. Huge implications! We follow that up by picking some of the big games this weekend. Stanford/Notre Dame, Ohio State/Penn State, Washington/BYU, LSU/Ole Miss. Plus we will give our thoughts on the...


NFL week 3 and college football week 4 predictions

A lot to talk about in the world of football as we head towards one of our favorite times of year, October. Matt and Hank recap the most recent weekend of action for you and what stands out in NFL and college. Then we take it back to Tales of the Cocktail to talk with Desmond Payne, Master Distiller with Beefeater Gin. He is a true legend in the spirits world and really fun to talk too. After that we pick some of the big games this weekend. We break down TAMU/Alabama, Stanford/Oregon,...