The Spirit Guide Society started 11 years ago with the Whiskey Society at Seven Grand, and then grew to include the Rum Society at Cana and the Mezcal Collective at Las Perlas, all located in revitalized Historic Downtown core of Los Angeles. We now offer weekly tastings for the public in each of these venues, and have expanded the society meetings to San Diego, Austin and Denver.
For 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!
Pedro Shanahan is the Spirit Guide for the Pouring With Heart Hospitality Group, co-curates the Spirit Societies and hosts over 150 tasting events each year, and heads up the Wellness and Education Programs for the company. Pedro grew up in the Eugene-Springfield area of Oregon, but has lived in Los Angeles for 21 years. He is an activist, artist and musician, a member of The Actors' Gang theater company, a teaching artist in the AG Prison Project, and he teaches pay-what-you-can Power Yoga in Echo Park twice weekly.