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Heritage Distilling Company believes every spirit has a story, and stories, like drinks are always better when shared with friends. Every week on Cask Club Radio we explore the intersection of cocktails, spirits, beer, wine, and life. Hosts Lydia Cruz and Justin Stiefel get life tips from a bartender, and invite special guests from athletes to entrepreneurs, to musicians to share the story of how they got where they are and answer the all important question; What are we drinking?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 13

In today's show, Lydia, Justin, and Maura discuss people going sober this month for "Drynuary", some new "smart" cups that frighten us a little, and some very creative New Zealand beach goers that had quite the New Year's Eve party. Then, we discuss happy accidents that have happened in our careers. Our guest Erin Andrews of Indi Chocolate in the new Pike Place Market front shares her own happy accident of going from making skin care products for family to owning a chocolate cafe and factory. She shares how passionate she is about producing quality products through traveling directly to the countries that produce cacao and forming personal relationships with the farmers. Then, we get a 2018 top five from our friend Distiller Dain!

Friday, January 05, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 12

In today's episode, Lydia, Justin and Maura discuss some interesting studies. One that says psychopaths prefer gin and tonics, and another study that shows that a man's scent can make a woman drink more.   Then, we talk famous movie and television cocktails and Mark Stern from Big Picture movie theater joins us. Big Picture was the first theater ever to sell alcohol on the West Coast. Mark shares that story and why he thinks cocktails and movies pair so well together. Plus, we take a look at trends in spirits for 2018.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 11

In today's show, Lydia, Justin, and Maura discuss how much wine you need per guest for your holiday parties, New Jersey passing a law against drunk drone driving, and why you may want to order whiskey at the bar if you are a germophobe. Then, we talk New Year's resolutions, and hear from Nate McLaughlin of Justice brewing on how he turned a love for home brewing into a business. Plus, Distiller Dain gives us his last top 5 of 2017.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 10

In today's show Lydia, Justin and Maura discuss a fake restaurant getting rave Trip Advisor reviews, Pizza Hut delivering wine and beer and a hilarious cease and desist order from Bud Light. Then, we chat with Mike Griffith, co-owner of the Miner's Landing on the waterfront about the Great Wheel, the Crab Pot and Wings over Washington. We also talk all things cider with author and editor in chief of Cidercraft and Sip Northwest Erin James. Plus, we play cocktail word association with our friend Patrick Spaulding.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 9

In today's show; Lydia, Justin and Maura discuss edible cocktails, new wine grape varietals, and a list of the countries that drink the most beer. Then, Kevin Masse and Ivo Peshev of TheFeedFeed.com join us to discuss the website and the 24 cocktails that Ivo created using the Heritage Distilling Advent Calendar. We also talk to Brad Thomas Parsons about the history behind distillery cats and get Distiller Dain's top 5 things this week.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 8

In today's show, Lydia, Maura and Justin discuss a study that correlates different types of alcohol with different emotions or moods, and 1800 gallons of vodka being stolen from an L.A. distillery. Then, Eric Radovich joins us to discuss this weekend's Winter Beer Fest, and Kayla Black from the American Prohibition Museum gives us an education on prohibition and repeal day. Plus, our friend Patrick Spaulding joins us at the Crab Pot for Life Tips From A Bartender!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 7

In today's show, Lydia, Justin and Maura discuss some geographic wine regions on the rise that you wouldn't expect, and a bill in the senate that could provide some tax relief to Washington, distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Then, we talk Apple Cup with Damon Huard and Drew Bledsoe. Both former quarterbacks also own fantastic Washington wineries. We talk with Damon about Passing Time and Drew about Doubleback. Plus, we wrap up the show with things your bartender wishes they could tell you!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 6

This week, Lydia has the day off. Justin Stiefel and Maura Dooley discuss beer cocktails, Molson Coors adding nutrition labels to their beers for the first time, and a $350,000 bottle of wine. Then, Erin Tierney and Jen Muzai of the Ballard Food Bank join us to discuss the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving. We also learn about ciders from Tim Larsen of Snowdrift Cider and Distiller Dain shares another installment of his Top 5 things this week!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 5

Today, Justin and Lydia start out by thanking all of the veterans. Happy Veteran's Day! Then, we discuss beer bikes causing outrage in Amsterdam, a $10,000 glass of Scotch that turned out to be a fake, and fast food chains serving alcohol. Robert Spaulding of Elliott's Oyster House tells us about their fun event called Oyster New year happening tonight. We also get to know Jennifer Stankus. Jennifer is a member of Heritage Distilling's Cask Club and she is a woman of many talents, including participating in American Ninja Warrior. Then, we play cocktail word association with a bartender!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 4

Today, Lydia and Justin discuss a new Amazon Prime service they are not so sure about, good news for wineries that want to offer home delivery, and why Whiskey is actually a great investment. Then, Chef Ethan Stowell, owner of many Seattle restaurants including; How to Cook a Wolf, Anchovies and Olives, Staple and Fancy, and Tavolata, just to name a few, tells us how he developed his love for food and grew it into the many successful and delicious business ventures he owns today. We wrap up with a recipe for a hot drink perfect for the sudden change in weather and Distiller Dain's top 5 things this week.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 3

In this episode of Cask Club Radio, Justin and Lydia discuss the impact the California wild fires are having on the wine industry, and a study that shows drinking a pint of beer or two may help you learn another language more readily. Then, we talk with Kara Newman, author of Road Soda about how you can make fantastic cocktails anywhere. She has ideas for camping, traveling, and even movie theaters! We also sit down with John Forsberg, who tells us how he turned a love for beer into his successful business Gig Harbor Brewing in just 2 years.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 2

This week we discuss the impressive growth of Tito's vodka and France getting embarrassed at the International blind wine tasting competition. We also finish last week's conversation with Justin and Jennifer Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Company. Jennifer shares why she's excited to go to work everyday. Then, Steven Severin of Neumo's Barboza and the Runaway stops by to talk about how he began his career booking musical talent and ended up owning several businesses. Plus we check in with Distiller Dain live from Nashville's Honey Summit for his top 5 things this week!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cask Club Radio Episode 1

In this inaugural episode of Cask Club Radio we get to know our sponsor and co-host Justin Stiefel and his wife Jennifer. They share how they built Heritage Distilling Company and answer our favorite question; What are we drinking? Then, Dick Stephens owner of Varsity Communications joins us to talk about the James Beard Foundation's Taste America Event that was held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Dick explains that Seattle being one of the ten cities selected reflects how important the Pacific Northwest is in the world of food and spirits. Plus, we bring you Life Tips from a Bartender. This week, Kevin Stump gives us advice on pick up lines, ordering etiquette, and what not to say to your bartender.