Wednesdays at 3:00PM EST
The theme song for The Speakeasy is "Whiskey and Loose Women" by Brothers
Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
Damon Boelte has consulted for many bars and restaurants in New York City and beyond, and is currently is the bar director for critically heralded Prime Meats restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He has worked with many spirits and beverage companies such as Maker's Mark, Plymouth Gin, Tito's Vodka, Corzo Tequila, the American Gin Company, Highland Park and Stumptown Coffee. You can read about his cocktails and techniques in New York Magazine, The New York TImes, Time Out, Imbibe Magazine, GQ, Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan, Saveur, Bon Apetit, La Cucina Italiana, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Eater.com, Tastingtable.com & seriouseats.com.
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This week on The Speakeasy, Robin Robinson of Compass Box Whiskey joins host Damon Boelte in the studio to talk more about whiskey, it's complexities, and Compass Box's range of flavors. From light, delicate and elegant to big, smoky and peaty, Compass Box is a specialist Scotch whiskeymaker, offering a Signature Range of five whiskies that provides something for everyone. Find out how Compass Box creates a range of whiskies with richness, balance, and purity of flavor, while entertaining whiskey enthusiasts with their limited edition and Great King St. line of whiskies. Find out more about Compass Box, their line of whiskies (such as their popular Peat Monster), and how you can find one for a great addition to your bar today. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
"A lot of people look at distilleries and then look at the distiller itself. But really, the art takes places in a blending room." [8:40]
"The key secret is to find the balance of big smokey whiskeys, and making them drinkable." [32:01]
-- Philip Ward on In the Drink…read more