Tag: mezcal

March 10, 2020

The Complete Whiskey Course with Robin Robinson

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! About Robin: Robin Robinson is a renowned whiskey educator who created the popular Whiskey Smackdown series at the Astor Center in New York City. […]

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December 17, 2019

Syd Wilder: Whiskey for Beginners

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  

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December 3, 2019

Respiral Mezcal with Michael Tesarek

Alex Mazza wanted to make mezcal in the ancestral style; The result was Respiral. 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 woman running her […]

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November 1, 2019

Hacienda de Bañuelos Mezcal with Josh Allen

This is a fascinating case study, Dram Fam. Hacienda de Bañuelos Mezcal is made with 100% Blue Weber Agave. You might be asking us, “Hey, wouldn’t that make this a tequila?” and normally you’d be right, but our guest, Josh Allen, is here to explain why this delicious brand can’t be called tequila. But what’s in a name? Hacienda de Bañuelos Mezcal is delicious and worthy of a place in your home bar! Press play […]

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October 25, 2019

Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey with Master Blender Rob Dietrich

Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey with Master Blender Rob Dietrich         This week, Rob Dietrich joins Pedro to talk about his new job as Master Blender of Metallica’s American whiskey, Blackened. Rob took over the position after the original Master Blender, Dave Pickerell, was taken from this Earth far too soon; but no more tears! This is literally the most Rock that whiskey has ever experienced! Every cask is “sonically-enhanced” with a special […]

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