The Speakeasy

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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. Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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81 The Speakeasy - Episode 73 - Donna BKLYN2012-09-26 16:40:48
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82 The Speakeasy - Episode 52 - Hospitality & Rum with James Menite2012-09-24 14:36:03
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83 The Speakeasy - Episode 72 - Karin Stanley2012-09-19 16:43:17
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84 The Speakeasy - Episode 71 - Kevin Denton2012-09-12 18:47:44
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85 The Speakeasy - Episode 70 - Alie & Georgia2012-08-29 17:14:35
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86 The Speakeasy - Episode 69 - Aaron Polsky2012-08-22 16:43:10
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87 The Speakeasy - Episode 68 - Tiki Mondays!2012-08-08 17:54:12
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88 The Speakeasy - Episode 67 - Lucas Bols2012-08-01 16:45:37
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89 The Speakeasy - Episode 66 - Denizen Rum2012-07-11 16:39:05
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90 The Speakeasy - Episode 65 - Steve Schneider Returns!2012-06-27 16:39:05
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91 The Speakeasy - Episode 64 - Cask Store2012-06-13 16:37:52
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92 The Speakeasy - Episode 62 - Van Brunt Stillhouse2012-05-30 16:35:52
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93 The Speakeasy - Episode 61 - Rocky Yeh2012-05-16 17:52:14
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94 The Speakeasy - Episode 60 - Speed Rack2012-05-09 17:29:05
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95 The Speakeasy - Episode 59 - Clover Club2012-05-02 16:40:13
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96 The Speakeasy - Episode 58 - Makers Mark2012-04-25 16:04:02
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97 The Speakeasy - Episode 57 - Justin Noel2012-04-18 15:26:28
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98 The Speakeasy - Episode 56 - Drunk Diet with Lüc Carl2012-04-11 16:35:00
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99 The Speakeasy - Episode 55 - Betto & Kanon Vodka2012-04-04 16:45:14
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100 The Speakeasy - Episode 54 - Michael J. Neff2012-03-28 17:07:37
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The Speakeasy - Episode 54 - Michael J. Neff

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with Michael J. Neff of Ward III & Rum House. Tune in to hear how he and his journeymen bartender colleagues turned their dreams into reality with Ward III and what it takes to run a successful bar in New York City. Find out why Michael prefers free pouring over jiggers, and how it changes the drink making process. Why is it so hard to get a good cocktail at a sports bar? Why do some "cocktail bars" frown upon people ordering vodka sodas? Hear more about what Damon and Michael think about the "golden age of bartending" and what developments are taking place across the country. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch. "[With Ward III], we wanted to see what would happen if journeymen bartenders opened the bar they've always wanted." "We're not trying to be all things to all people, but to me the word bar implies that you can get a cocktail." "Free pouring is a very interesting art...it's a matter of training." --Michael J. Neff on The Speakeasy…read more