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Sports and Spirits Episode 53

Football season is rolling along, and so is National Bourbon Month! We have a little of both for you this show. Hank and Matt start by recapping the past weekend in college and NFL football and giving their take on where things stand. At 22:00 we round out our Tales of the Cocktail coverage with Joe Riggs of Redemption Whiskey. We're talking rye, bourbon, and some new products they have on the horizon. Plus some great information on the brand and the drinks themselves. After that we're...

Duration: 01:16:00

Sports and Spirits Episode 52

Our one year anniversary! Thanks to everybody who has listened over the past year. We've met some great people and come across some great stories, and we hope you've enjoyed all of it. We have a really great interview for you this week. First off we recap the weekend that was in both college and NFL, and give you our takeaways from each. Plus our thoughts on the Indians historic win streak and the Dodgers going the opposite way. Then at (22:30) we talk with Al Young, the Senior Brand...

Duration: 01:13:57

Sports and Spirits Episode 51

Closing in on one year of the show! Matt and Hank are back this week recapping the first big weekend of college football and looking ahead to the top 15 matchups in week 2. Plus it's the start of the NFL season! We make our playoff picks for how it all ends at the Super Bowl, and break down a couple big games this weekend. From the spirits world a couple great interviews. We're talking with Eau Claire Distillery in Alberta, Canada. Some great stuff from them at Tales of the Cocktail. We...

Duration: 01:17:39

Sports and Spirits Episode 50

College football is back! Matt and Hank are here to break down all the big games this weekend. We'll take a look at the matchups and predict who we think will win. After that, at 36:00 minutes, we will talk with Bradd Levitan. He's the CEO of Beso del Sol Sangria. This is good stuff! It will go great with football, the end of summer, or whatever you are doing. Plus an interesting sports tie in as well. Then a little MLB talk and we wrap it up. As always thanks for listening! Don't...

Duration: 01:03:49

Sports and Spirits Episode 49

Tons of sports and whiskey talk this week for Episode 49. Matt and Hank are back to talk about the big headlines, including the trade between the Cavaliers and Celtics. Plus the big fight this weekend and insight from our Vegas insider. Then we check in with Cedar Ridge whiskey. Great interview with them from Tales of the Cocktail. Finally we wrap it up with our big AFC preview and predictions.

Duration: 01:13:19

Sports and Spirits Episode 48

Great interview this week with a couple brand ambassadors from The Balvenie. Fun interview with David Laird and Jonathan Wingo as we talk whiskey, the Balvenie brand, and all kinds of sports topics. Matt is on vacation this week so our third team member Nathan Moore joins Hank Allen on the show. Along with the interview we discuss the opening weekend of college football. Aside from Alabama/FSU what games are we most looking forward to? Plus thoughts on the MLB season and where we stand....

Duration: 01:31:07

Sports and Spirits Episode 47

Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen take you through the latest in the world of sports and the craft distillery industry. In this week's show, we continue our NFL Division previews and tackle the AFC West to give our thoughts and season predictions for the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and Oakland Raiders. We also discuss the NCAA college football Top 25 Coaches Poll, Jay Cutler to the Miami Dolphins, and the PGA Championship.

Duration: 01:14:26

Sports and Spirits Episode 46

Huge show this week with a lot of content for you. Matt and Hank are back on Episode 46 to talk Peru and Pisco! We have some great stuff about the country and its national spirit from Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be bringing you interviews through the show. We also have our AFC North preview segment, and thoughts on the MLB trade deadline. Here's a breakdown of this week's episode: 6:00- Tony Abou Ganim. The Modern Mixologist talks with us about Pisco and breaks down all you need to know....

Duration: 01:26:02

Sports and Spirits Episode 45

Big show this week with a lot of content for you! Matt and Hank are back with the biggest topics in sports along with some great spirits industry coverage. We can't miss out on commenting on the Phelps vs Shark event during Shark Week (5:30). We'll start off the sports talk with a quick recap of the Open Championship. Our thoughts on the amazing run by Jordan Spieth to take the Claret Jug (9:00). After that Clayton Kershaw is out with a back injury. What does that mean for the Dodgers...

Duration: 01:08:16

Sports and Spirits Episode 44

Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen back together for a huge episode 44! Hank is at Tales of the Cocktail, and we are bringing you the beginning portions of tons of content from this massive annual event. We also discuss the Dave Gettleman firing by the Carolina Panthers and break down the NFC West with our full preview of the Arizona Cardinals, L.A. Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks.

Duration: 01:29:08

Sports and Spirits Episode 43

We're a week away from Tales of the Cocktail! Matt's out this week so the third member of our team fills in with Hank in this episode. We'll start this show with a great interview with Charlotte Voisey (4:15), the Director of Brand Advocacy for William Grant and Sons. She gives us a preview of WGS participation at Tales of the Cocktail, and also some great insight into the beverage industry and some of the recent trends. After that we're talking about a couple topics in the sports world...

Duration: 00:48:19

Sports and Spirits Episode 42

Matt and Hank are back for Episode 42 this week! We'll start off with some random topics as always including dropping some knowledge on hurricanes and storm surge. Then we get into our MLB first half recap and headlines heading into the All-Star break (9:00). We'll also discuss why we think the home run derby isn't as popular as it used to be, along with the NBA dunk contest (21:00). After that we'll give our thoughts on some of the latest free agent moves in the NBA and what it means for...

Duration: 00:59:31

Sports and Spirits Episode 41

Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen discuss the parting of ways between Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks, our full NFC East preview and predictions, and a great interview with Charlie O'Connell, Founder of Frisco, North Channel Distillery.

Duration: 01:05:47

Sports and Spirits Episode 40

Another packed show for you this as Matt and Hank are back for episode 40. We'll start off at 7:00 talking about the odds movements of NFL season win totals. What are the bettors putting their money on. After that at 12:00 minutes we break down some of the pre-draft trades in the NBA and who came out on top. Then at 22:30 a very special guest as the founder of Tales of the Cocktail, Ann Tuennerman, joins us to talk about the history of the event and what it has become. Really cool stuff...

Duration: 01:01:24

Sports and Spirits Episode 39

Big show as hosts Matt East and Hank Allen wrap up the NBA Playoffs (5:07) and Stanley Cup Finals (15:17). We also discuss the future for Golden State and Cleveland in that segment. Later, we discuss some college football and go over the newly-released Vegas season win totals for a plethora of teams (42:37). We hit the high points of the latest MLB Power Rankings (57:00). Later we discuss the great group of young drivers in NASCAR (1:03:07) and then give you are picks for the U.S. Open...

Duration: 01:12:20

Sports and Spirits Episode 38

Big sports weekend ahead and Matt and Hank are back to break it all down. We're covering all the big stories, plus revisiting a whiskey distillery that you can add to your summer list. Here's how it stacks up. . . 6:00- NBA Finals. We recap game 3 and discuss any chance the Cavs may have. Plus the context of what the Warriors are doing in the playoffs this year 15:30- Stanley Cup. An exciting series so far. How did Nashville even it up, and where does the series go from here. Plus our...

Duration: 01:10:52

Sports and Spirits Episode 37

Matt and Hank are back in Episode 37 as we turn the calendar to June. A quick recap of the Coca-Cola 600 and Indy 500 to start followed by a full breakdown of the NBA Finals. What are the keys to success for both the Cavs and Warriors, and who we expect to win the series. After that we check with Tanteo Spirits to talk about their Tequila. Really great interview talking about infusing the flavor into tequila and how it all comes together. Plus some recipe ideas for the summer. Really good...

Duration: 01:11:07

Sports and Spirits Episode 36

Memorial Day weekend is here! Matt and Hank start off with a little NBA and NHL playoff update. Then it's a big NASCAR segment as we discuss the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 race in Charlotte. We're discussing the race segments, tire changes, and track changes. We bring in our NASCAR insider Chase Wilhelm for some great analysis. Then we take you to Muddy River Distillery. A really cool rum distillery to check out while you're in town for the race. After that a little NFL talk and we wrap it...

Duration: 01:01:33

Sports and Spirits Episode 35

Another big show this week as we work through the spring calendar. Matt East and Hank Allen are back to talk sports and whisky. We will start with a look at the NBA. Our thoughts on the playoffs as they stand now, the Spurs without Leonard, the draft win for Boston, and more. After that we take you to Kentucky to chat with Boone County Distilling. A great interview with one of the founders of the distillery and a very candid look inside the distilling business as well. Their bourbon is...

Duration: 01:05:45

Sports and Spirits Episode 34

Great show this week with a really great interview. After Matt and Hank open the show Hank sits down for a round table discussion on women in the tech and whiskey industry. We have some heavy hitters talking about the challenges women face and how both of those industries parallel each other in terms of what women go through to be accepted. Along with that we will mix in a tasting and discussion about two products from the Glenfiddich line. Some craft beer talk as well. After that it's...

Duration: 00:57:37

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