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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, March 24, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 23

In today's show we discuss the pre-sale availability of Heritage Distilling's Special Forces Bourbon benefiting 3 different military charities. Then, in industry news we talk margarita 'bath bombs', a pub that gives you a discount for locking up your phone, and using vodka for your spring cleaning. We also discuss some of the most unique drinks from across the world in honor of National Cocktail Day and  talk with Lucky Lawrence from the Brick Saloon in Roslyn. Lucky is the co-owner and talent booker for the Brick, which is the oldest bar in the state of Washington. We wrap up with Distiller Dain's top 5 and a recipe for National Waffle Day!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 22

On today's show we discuss Coca Cola getting into the alcohol business and America having a drunk shopping problem. Then, we  talk about surprising St Patrick's Day facts and Matt Boyle of the Butte America Foundation joins us. Matt tells us how Butte Montana; the most Irish city in America per capita celebrates at their annual parade. Plus, we have some festive cocktails to get you in the St. Paddy's spirit!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 21

In today's show we discuss Johnny Walker unveiling a Jane Walker version of their Black Label Whiskey, Starbuck's opening a reserve store that serves small batch coffee and cocktails at it's Sodo headquarters and beer with glitter in it. Then, there was big news in the development of bringing an NHL team to Seattle this week, and we decided to take a look at the sports fan's that imbibe the most and why. Plus, we talk with Seth Kitzke of Kitzke Cellars and Upside Down Wines about how he went from snowboarder to winemaker and Distiller Dain gives us his top 5 for this week.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 20

In today's show, we discuss Jay-Z racking up a $100,000 bar bill during a night out in New York, and Ryan Reynolds buying Aviation gin. Plus, a UK brewery that used crowd funding to open a hotel leads us to some exciting Heritage Distilling Company news. Then, it's Girl Scout Cookie season and we have the perfect cocktails to pair with your favorite cookie. We finish up by talking Oscars with Diana Dotter of the Film School Seattle and giving you a red carpet worthy cocktail of the week recipe!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 19

In today's show we discuss the Olympic events that have drawn us in the most and some innovative and interesting marketing campaigns by Bridgeport Brewing, Monkey Shoulder Scotch, and Absolut Vodka. Then, Mark Will Weber, Author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt; A History of Presidential Drinking joins us to discuss our former President's favorite cocktails of choice and how alcohol has been used as a tool of diplomacy. Plus, we have a cocktail recipe inspired by former first lady Dolly Madison and we discuss the top selling liquor in the world that is also the national spirit of our Winter Olympics host.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 18

In today's show we talk Winter Olympics and the events we would choose to compete in if given the chance. Then, we discuss  Krispy Kreme inspired beer and a Portlandia themed wine collection and Alexandra Hedin from Weeknight Society stops by to help you simplify your meal planning and eat healthier. Plus, Distiller Dain has another top 5 list for us and Justin shares some beautiful and delicious Olympic themed cocktail recipes!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 17

In today's show we discuss new states that are relaxing blue laws so that stores can sell alcohol on Sundays, Sri Lanka lifting a ban on women serving and selling alcohol only to reinstate it a week later, and Wine Spectator Magazine being banned from a New Jersey state prison. Then, CEO of Bottle Rock Napa Valley Dave Graham tells us about the very unique wine, food and music festival where you can catch Snoop Dogg performing while Iron Chef Morimoto cooks all on the same stage. We wrap up by taste testing some new cocktails that feature a fast food ingredient, and giving you a chance to win Portland Trailblazers tickets!

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 16

In today's show, we discuss some of the shocking numbers of food and beverages consumed during the Super Bowl and discuss planning Super Bowl parties. Then, Shelley Buchanan of the Drunken Tomato gives us advice on Super Bowl cocktails and hangover cures for the next day. Plus, we give you a crowd pleasing salsa recipe and our thoughts on the big game!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 15

In today's show, we discuss bartenders that go above and beyond and how that led to our first guest Talia Kleinplatz her cocktail themed website; Two for the Bar. Then, we talk with James Beard award winning author Brad Thomas Parsons about his book Bitters, A Spirited History of the Classic Cure All. Plus, we check in with Distiller Dain for his top 5 of the week.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 14

In today's show Lydia, Justin and Maura discuss the growing popularity of light beers, Lyft brewing their own beer, and an urban ax throwing facility with a bar in it. Then, we talk with our friend Kevin Stump at the Hi-Life in Ballard. Kevin has been a bartender in Seattle for 36 years and tells us about the evolution he's seen take place. We also talk with Sam Largent the co-owner of Flatstick Pub, an indoor mini golf course that sells craft beer and end the show with a little booze trivia!

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 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.