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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, August 18, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 44

In today's show, Justin Lydia and Maura discuss washing your hair with champagne trending on instagram, a quirky product to seal an open wine bottle becoming a  million dollar business, and a study finding that gin leads to the most expensive drunken shopping sprees. Then, we take a look at some of the biggest alcohol related inventions of 2018. We also chat with Kyndra Holley, founder of the site Peace, Love, and Low Carb. She has written many keto cookbooks and shares her journey to finding a weight loss and wellness plan that worked and turning it into a career. Plus, Distiller Dain has a new top 5 list and we leave you with a delicous rum cocktail!    

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 43

In today's show. Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss a brewery technican in the UK finding a 5 foot long snake in a beer cooler, Archaeologists in Israel discovered a large 3rd century workshop that prodcued wine jars, and a blue wine trend happening in France. Then, Elliott Clark from Apartment Bartender joins us to discuss how taking a cocktail 101 class led him to quit his day job and start his site that features, everything from cocktail recipes, to advice on how to stock your home bar and even photography. He also tells about his new program encouraging people to balance their enjoyment of cocktails with remaining active, called Earn Your Booze. Plus, Justin explains how the push to produce Cannabis infused beer will change the industry and we leave you with a delicious cocktail recipe!

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 42

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss news that researchers have found increased levels of radioactive particles in the California wine produced after the Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster, Canadian scientist are brewing beer made from cannabis ahead of legalization, and a California company is producing scratch and sniff rosé. Then, we discuss how the type of glass you use can affect the way your wine tastes and John Patterson of Patterson Cellars joins us to discuss their wines, tasting rooms, and a special new tasting they offer called the Patterson experience. Plus, Distiller Dain has a new top 5 list and we give you a refreshing cocktail recipe called the Last Kiss!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 41

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss the upcoming Seattle Art Fair, a fire destroying 65 liters of rum, some Britsh volunteers that helped with the cave rescue in Thailand being rewarded with a car full of beer and a man who made a huge profit on an antique bottle of win that he thought was a fake. Then, we talk with Mat Connolly of Georgetown Brewing and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars and the Underground Wine Project about teaming up with Pearl Jam to raise money for their Vitalogy Fundation. Plus, we take a look at the most iconic drink in every U.S. state!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 40

In today's show, Lydia, Justin , and Maura disuss the grand opening of the Heritage Studio at Capital Hill, a distillery that has hotel rooms shaped like tequila barrel, 10 million bottles of cheap spanish rosé that was being disguised as expensive french wine being unearthed, and Pizza Hut expanding their beer delivery service. Then we discuss the upcoming Pearl Jam home shows and Heritage partnering with them to make a special Pearl Jam themed BSB to benefit their Vitalogy Foundation. Plus, Jennifer Forsman tells us everything we need to know before heading to the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle food festival this weekend and Distiller Dain gives us his top 5.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 39

In today's show, Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss the upcoming opening of the Capitol Hill Heritage Distilling location, a beer caviar, the comeback of mead, and the Barton 1792 distillery losing 18,000 barrels of whiskey in a warehouse collapse. Then, we discuss some of the most beautiful wine estates on VRBO and Airbnb. Carla Rodriguez who owns Beacon Hill Winery and Vinery in Oregon joins us to dicuss the vacation rentals on her property. Plus, Heritage Distilling is out at Crave NW in Spokane today and we fill you in on all of the delicous events going on for a goos cause!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 38

Today we are taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite show segments. We hear from Mike Griffith about his family's history ownign the Miner's Landing on the waterfront and how they created the Big Wheel. Then, we get to know Heritage Distilling Cask Club Member Jennifer Stankus.  is a physician, a military veteran, an American Ninja Warrior and an all around fascinating person. We wrap up this best of episode with life tips from a bartender with Patrick Spaulding.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 37

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss Heritage's new partnership with Pearl Jam for a good cause, reggae music being used to mature spirits, and rosé kegs. Then, we take a look at some of the loopholes used to get around prohibition and why July 1st used to be known as the "thirsty first". Plus, the founder of the Crave NW food and drink celebration joins us and Distiller Dain has a great summer top 5 list!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 36

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss a local Seattle winery taking advantage of the canned wine trend, the five U.S. states that like to drink the most, and dairy based vodka. Then, we talk World Cup. Russia has some pretty intense restrictions on imbibing for those who make the journey to watch the event live but we have some fun drinking games if you are watching at home. Plus, Pat Nagle of Harmon Brewing join us to discuss the Wings and Wheels Air and Car Show and we tell you what your bartender really thinks of your drink order.

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.