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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, June 16, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 35

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss Chrissy Teigen and John Legend gifting Kris Jenner a Moet champagne vending machine, Snoop Dogg helping to set the Guiness World record for largest Gin and Juice at the Bottlerock Festival, and the Napa Valley wine train now offering a beer themed trip. Then, we discuss the growing popularity of the summer favorite Rosé and chat with Seth Stankus about being a member of Heritage Distilling's Cask Club. Plus, we explain why the Cask Club may be a great option for a Father's Day gift and get a new top 5 for the week from Distiller Dain!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 34

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss the opening of the new Ocean's 8 movie, hail storms wreaking havoc on champagne crops in France, a California winery suing Google over what it claims are fake reviews and Starbuck's launching a gin barrel aged coffee. Then, we talk theme bars. Do they detract from the cocktails being served? Plus Dick Stephens of Varsity Communications tells us all about PROOF, an event with more than 40 Washington distilleries and local restaurants that you can sample and purchase from. Finally, We wrap with a discussion on whether drinks should be trademarked and leave you with a Flag Day cocktail recipe!

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 33

In today's episode Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss the Maritime Gig Festival going on today in Gig Harbor, liqour maker Diageo looking to sell some big name brands in their portfolio, and Serena Williams dominating at beer pong during the Royal Wedding reception. Then, we talk Negroni Week. It's going on June 4th-10th and Heritage Distilling is particpating, so come down and have a negroni for a good cause! Plus, Ali Hedin of Weeknight Society is back in studio to discuss summer entertaining and we give you some great ideas for making cockails for a crowd this summer.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 32

In today's show Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss the new "Solo" Star Wars movie, cocktails made from garbage, United airlines having to bring back tomato juice after customer backlash, and a hangover pill invented by a chemical engineer. Then, we discuss how the restaurant and bar industry is preparing for the straw ban going into effect in Seattle in July. Plus, we talk with Mark Stern, owner of the Big Picture Theater about becoming the first West coast theater to serve cocktails, get Distiller Dain's top 5 list for the week, and give you a Star Wars themed cocktail recipe!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 31

In today's show, Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss a new Amazon series designed to make scotch seem more approachable, a doctor who recommends a 90 minute lunch with a glass of wine everyday, and Game of Thrones teaming up with Johnny Walker to make a whitewalker scotch. We also talk about the craze that is the "Royal Wedding" and how Heritage Distilling can help with your wedding planning this summer. Plus, Johhn Forsberg, owner of Gig Harbor Brewing joins us to talk about the Gig Harbor Beer Festival going on today!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 30

In today's show, Justin Lydia and Maura discuss Bob Dylan getting into the whiskey business, a beer hotel opening in Maine, and an app that you can help you choose the perfect wine at the store. Then, we have some great beer, spirits, and wine themed gifts for Mother's Day and we talk with Executive Chef Joe Ritchie of Goldfinch Tavern about their offerings for mom this Sunday. Plus, we offer up some of our personal favorite brunch spots and give you some cocktail recipes you can use to play bartender for an at home Mother's Day happy hour.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 29

In today's show Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss a $1500 mint Julep in Kentucky, Sony suing a brewery over a Breaking Bad themed beer, and a town in New Zealand considering adding a public wine fountain. Then, we discuss a comment made by Bobby Hiddleston, owner of Swift, the best Bar in GQ's food and drink awards that "the last thing a person goes into a bar for is a drink". Justin agrees that the bar itself and the aesthetics are just as important and describes how Heritage Distilling Company applied that thinking in their new Ballard Location. Then, we talk with Beck Hallmann and Bode Craig of Percy's and Co., also in Ballard about their approach to the design and menu of their apothecary themed bar. Plus, we leave you with a cocktail recipe that's sweet with a little heat!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 28

We start off today by discussing the soft opening of our new Ballard Heritage Distilling Company location! In industry news, we talk cocktails on tap, the increasing popularity of hyper focused wine clubs, and pairing champagne with french fries. We also give you the perfect cocktail ideas to ring in May the 4th be with you, Cinco De Mayo and  Kentucky Derby Day! Plus, we talk with Tom Harris the track announcer at Emerald Downs about the big Kentucky Derby event they throw every year and wrap up with Lydia's favorite topic; National Super Hero Day!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 27

In today's show, we discuss the release of Heritage Distilling's Special Forces Bourbon. Get yours today and help support local military charities! In industry news we discuss a Chinese tariff on American bourbon, allergy issues with a new kind of Sochu, and a man who accidentally scaled a mountain in Italy while drunkenly searching for his hotel. Then, we talk with Cindy Verge the executive director of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival about one of the most beautiful traditions in the state and Patrick Lewis, the owner, baker and bartender at Pie Bar in Capitol Hill tells us how he went from builder to restaurant owner. Plus, we talk about the new trend of celebrities buying ownership in spirit companies and give you a delicious cocktail recipe based on a breakfast pastry!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 26

In today's show we discuss the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly event that Heritage is a part of, Wu-Tang Clan launching their own vodka brand, industry insiders claiming vodka filtration is nonsense, and one of the founders of Blue Moon brewing company is launching a cannabis beer. Then, Mile Thomas the founder of Scrappy's bitters tells us how he went from being a local bartender to a global distributor of bitters. Miles gives us a really in depth lesson on how bitters enhance drinks, how they have evolved and how he grew his business. Miles wraps up his time with us by explaining his new venture Half Seas canned cocktails, which transitions perfectly to our closing discussion about the growing popularity of canned wine and cocktails.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 25

In today's show we discuss Heritage's BSB brown sugar bourbon winning a huge award, a big spike in online liquor sales, and Heineken coming up with a great idea for summer. Then, we discuss bitters and some of the new creative trends in them and Jennifer Stiefel of Heritage Distilling chats with us about the Wine, Women and Whiskey event happening today in Portland. Plus, Distiller Dain gives us his top 5 for the week and we give you a cocktail recipe that incorporates lavender. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 24

In today's show we discuss golfers becoming increasingly agitated with drunk spectators, a new Netflix comedy set around Napa's wine scene that Amy Poehler will direct, produce and star in, and a new technology that can print images on beer foam. Then, it's MLB opening weekend and we talk ball park food and drinks with Steve Dominguez, the GM of Centerplate at Safeco Field. Plus, we discuss the commandments of bartending and leave you with some fun Easter themed cocktail recipes!

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!