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Bartender at Large

Apr 26, 2021

For this week’s episode we are joined by Kansas City bartender and the co-founder of J. Rieger & Co. distillery, Ryan Maybee. Maybee is a pioneer for craft spirits and cocktails in the Midwest, so he has plenty of insight to share with us. During our chat we discuss the story behind the founding of his distillery, and...


Apr 21, 2021

For this special episode, we partner up with our friends at Diageo Bar Academy to learn more about the educational opportunities that they are offering today's bartenders. Joining us is bartender turned marketing manager, Cassandra Ericson, so tune in as we discuss the many ways that their site is helping to educate...


Apr 19, 2021

This week we are joined by co-founder of Æcorn Aperitifs, Claire Warner (formerly of Belvedere Vodka, and Tales of the Cocktail: Best International Brand Ambassador for 2015,) and we discuss the inspiration behind her line of non-alcoholic aperitivo. Although, the brand only launched a few years ago, this specialized...


Apr 12, 2021

For this week’s episode we are joined by Jabin Troth, the founder of the social media juggernaut, Licensed to Distill. So tune in as he shares with us how the network was created and how it went from a small idea into a full-fledged business with over 1.1 million followers on Instagram. In addition, he provides lots...


Apr 5, 2021

This week we are joined by bartenders and entrepreneurs, Nick Hogan and Shannon Michelle, of Mover & Shaker Co. Their business creating premium bartender attire and barware has been doing so well as of late that it is easy to forget that the company is only a few years old. So join us for this week as we discuss...