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Bartender at Large

Dec 27, 2021

Join us as we are joined by Lisa Laird, COO of Laird & Company, and listen in as she shares the history of apple brandy in America. Her family has been distilling apple brandy since the 1700s, which makes her a 9th generation maker of this beautiful spirit. This gives her a unique perspective, so be sure to tune in and...


Dec 22, 2021

Tune in this week for our first ever holiday special featuring special guests Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Root Cellar Spirits Bottled Cocktails,) and Chris Hannah (Jewel of the South, formerly of Arnaud's French 75 Bar.) Before we begin a conversation with our guests this week, first we share some listener mail, as well...


Dec 13, 2021

This week we are joined by Masahiro Urushido & Michael Anstendig, co-authors of the acclaimed book, The Japanese Art of the Cocktail. In this episode we discuss the impetus of the book & how it came about. In addition, Urushido discusses his creative process when creating drinks for his award-winning bar, Katana Kitten,...


Dec 6, 2021

On this episode of the show we are joined by he National On Premise Manager for Diageo Non-Alcoholic, Laura Lashley, and we dive into your years of expertise creating cocktails. So listen in as discuss New Year's Eve cocktails, in their many incarnations ranging from full-proof to low proof to no proof. In addition,...


Nov 29, 2021

This week on the show, we are joined by legendary spirits writer, F. Paul Pacult, to discuss the two books that he just put out, “The New Kindred Spirits: Over 2,000 All-New Reviews of Whiskeys, Brandies, Liqueurs, Gins, Vodkas, Tequilas, Mezcal & Rums,” and “Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon: The Story of How Buffalo...