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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Rum is really hot right now and Ron Diplomático rum is some of the best you can get. Tune in and get a primer on rum on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy, as Damon Boelte is joined by Manny Pena, brand rep for Ron Diplomático. Find out what goes into making great rum, how different distillation processes can drastically change the end product and why the potential for rum is still mostly untapped domestically. Whether you like Tiki drinks, daiquiris or just plain old rum n coke's - tune in and learn something new about rum! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures.
"Brown [liquor] is hot. Inexpensive products for the masses that are also premium are doing well right now." [18:00]
"Imagine if you were in Louisiana in 1950 - as creative as you want to be (making drinks) you wouldn't have access to so many great ingredients." [21:00]
--Manny Pena on The Speakeasy…read more