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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 19, 2019

Cask Club Radio Episode 66

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss National Cheese Lover's Day, a Tennesse court case involving residency and liquor licenses, musical artist Pink selling out of her new wine in one day, and a Portland bar that is suing a bartender for $150,000 for getting drunk on the job. Then, we talk about some things that your bartender wishes you would stop doing, and Doug Zellers of Ray's Boathouse fills us in on all of the delicious things they have going on this month for ShellFest. Plus, Distiller Dain gives us his Top 5 from Austin, Texas and we leave you with Heritage's most popular cocktail recipe.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cask Club Radio Episode 65

In today's show, Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss Heritage Distilling's new branding and labels, a bar in Chicago making a cocktail infused with Spam, and an update on a nude dining establishment in Paris that was featured in our headlines last year. Then, we take a look at some of the biggest cocktail trends for 2019 and Danielle Kartes from Rustic Joyful Food has advice on how to make the most of the new year. Plus, we take a look at the re-branding of Pedialyte as a hangover remedy and of course leave you with a cocktail recipe.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Cask Club Radio Episode 64

In today's show; Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss BBC Scotland reporting that more than a third of Scotch whiskies tested by a specialist are found to be fake, Buffalo Wild Wings getting a big makeover, and the oldest living World War II vet passing away at 112. He attributed his longevity to having a cigar everyday and an occasional whiskey. Then, we discuss "Dryuary" and the #sobernotboring movement. MacKenzie DeVito of No Bones Beach Club joins us to share how her vegan food truck has grown into restaurants in 3 major cities and tells us about their delicous mocktail options. Plus, Distiller Dain gives us his first Top 5 list of 2019!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 63

In today's show; Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss last minute gift options, Google attempting to create the most 'instagrammable' cocktail, and a study that shows wine is the most popular regift. Then, we take a look at drink trends for 2019 and Jason Porter of MoPOP (the museum of pop culture) joins us to discuss their holiday movie showings and all of the great exhibits there right now. Plus, Distiller Dain joins us for the last top 5 of 2018 and we leave you with a great cocktail for all of your holiday gatherings.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 62

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss Kellogg's launching a beer made with rejected corn flakes, Smirnoff Seltzer running a holiday contest that can make your travels more pleasant, and an Australian man managing to save his beer while being kicked by a kangaroo. Then, we discuss the difficult process of becoming master sommelier and a  recent scandal in the final exam. Plus, Morgan Eastman from the Leavenworth Chamber of commerce joins us to discuss their Christmas lighting festival and with SantaCon going on this weekend we discuss some of the most unique pub crawls.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 61

In today's show Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss the headlines that Bailey's has launched baking products, Stella Artrois can help turn your vacuum into a mobile serving tray, and Keurig selling a machine that makes cocktails instead of coffee. Then, we cover some of the exotic and just plain bizarre ingredients being used in distilling gin, and Emily and Matt Clifton of Nerds with Knives join us to talk about their blog and how they use their spirits Advent calendar. Plus, Distiller Dain has another top 5!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 60

In today's show; Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss headlines about China's preference not to pair wine with food and how it boosts red wine's popularity there, an Alberta curling team banned from competition for getting drunk, and an extravagant Macallan whisky experience featuring a private jet and a yacht. Then, we take a look some facts you probably didn't know about beer and its lengthy history. We also talk with Jordan Birch of the Enchant Christmas event going on now at Safeco Field and leave you with festive cocktail recipe.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 59

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss a Finish brewery releasing a beer inspired by the U.S. troops that recently drank Iceland dry during a NATO exercise, the Mob Museum in Vegas opening a Prohibition inspired distillery, and Yellow Tail purchasing a $5 million Super Bowl ad. Then, we have some questions about bourbon and Justin has answers, and Alexandra Hedin from Weeknight Society joins us to discuss holiday entertaining. Plus, we break down what kind of alcohol you should bring to a holiday party, whether it's for drinking or gifting and of course, we leave you with a great cocktail.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 58

In today's show; Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss a Japanese pilot arrested for being 10 times over the limit before a flight, Funkin launching dried fruit garnishes for cocktails, and a man busted in Texas after trying to sell $25,000 worth of stolen tequila on social media. Then, we talk with Damon Huard about his winery Passing Time, the big Apple Cup dinner he and Drew Bledsoe are hosting and of course the Apple Cup itself. Plus, Distiller Dain represents for the WSU fans in his Top 5 for this week and we have WSU and UW themed cocktail recipes for you.

Cask Club Radio Episode 58

In today's show; Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss a Japanese pilot arrested for being 10 times over the limit before a flight, Funkin launching dried fruit garnishes for cocktails, and a man busted in Texas after trying to sell $25,000 worth of stolen tequila on social media. Then, we talk with Damon Huard about his winery Passing Time, the big Apple Cup dinner he and Drew Bledsoe are hosting and of course the Apple Cup itself. Plus, Distiller Dain represents for the WSU fans in his Top 5 for this week and we have WSU and UW themed cocktail recipes for you.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 57

In today's show, Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss an emergency beer request in Iceland after U.S. troops drink more local brews than expected, Planter's peanuts developing an IPA, and the launch of resealable aluminum cans. Then, we talk with Emy Kane of Lonely Whale about the Strawless in Seattle campaign and Erin James of Sip Northwest and CiderCraft gives us an education on cider. Plus, we pay tribute to a legend of the distilling industry and leave you with a festive cocktail recipe.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 56

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss a manhunt for a Ross Geller look alike beer thief in the UK, a study that shows people care more about where wine came from than how it tastes, and Bombay Sapphire launching an edible paint for gin and tonics. Then, we talk with Josh Sherwin and Mary DesMarais from the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance about their uncoming Girls Night Out event and we discuss some of the world's most extreme dining experiences. Plus, Distiller Dain has a new top 5 for us and we have a recipe for a pefect "nightcap".

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 55

In today’s show, Justin , Lydia, and Maura discuss beer for dogs, a UK supermarket using facial recognition software for alcohol purchases, and Elon Musk announcing a bid to produce a Tesla themed tequila called “Teslaquila". Then, we discuss drinking etiquette across the world and talk with Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen about their Seattle Eats event coming up next Saturday. Does whiskey really help when you’re sick? We discuss that and give you a simple but delicious cocktail recipe to wrap up the show.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 54

In today's show, Justin, Lydia and Maura discuss Michigan voting to ban cannabis infused drinks, a woman being arrested in total wine for recreating the dirty dancing routine, and artists using dried whisky droplets as their subjects. Then, we discuss how cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue for breweries, distilleries, and wineries and Lisa Johnson of the Zoo Society stops by to tell us about BOOze and Bites at the Point Defiance zoo and aquarium. Plus, Distiller Dain has a Vancouver themed top 5 list and we have a unique Halloween cocktail that will impress your guests.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 52

In today's show, Justin and Maura discuss the Seahawks being in London to take on the Raiders tomorrow, a bottle of whiskey that could sell for $1.2 million, grape thieves stripping a vineyard in Southern Germany bare, and a tank at a winery in Italy explodes spilling 30,000 litres of sparkling wine. Then, we discuss how to order drinks off menu like a pro and Patrick Spaulding gives us a bartender's point of view. Plus, we find out what festivities and drinks Seahawks fans in the UK have planned for the big game with Stu Court of the UK Seahawkers.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 51

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss IHOP releasing a pumpkin craft beer, someone purchasing a $131,000 bottle of Albert B. Blanton single barrel whiskey, and the president of Southeast Missouri State University issuing an apology for doing a beer bong at a tailgate. Then, Justin explains some of the obstacles retailers are facing in shipping wine to consumers. Plus, We talk with Mary DesMarais and Josh Sherwin of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance about their upcoming Sip and Stroll event and Distiller Dain gives us his latest Top 5.        

Cask Club Radio Episode 51

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss IHOP releasing a pumpkin craft beer, someone purchasing a $131,000 bottle of Albert B. Blanton single barrel whiskey, and the president of Southeast Missouri State University issuing an apology for doing a beer bong at a tailgate. Then, Justin explains some of the obstacles retailers are facing in shipping wine to consumers. Plus, We talk with Mary DesMarais and Josh Sherwin of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance about their upcoming Sip and Stroll event and Distiller Dain gives us his latest Top 5.        

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 50

In today's show, Lydia and Justin discuss Heritage Distilling Capitol Hill's new friends and family pre-happy hour, archaeologists finding the world's oldest brewery, and a $65,000 dollar ultimate whiskey vacation, and hand cut vs machine made ice for cocktails.Then, Janet Willis, the Director of Events for Seabrook joins us to discuss the 6th annual Bigfoot Brewfest. Plus, we have a delicous cocktail recipe for international coffee day!

Cask Club Radio Episode 50

In today's show, Lydia and Justin discuss Heritage Distilling Capitol Hill's new friends and family pre-happy hour, archaeologists finding the world's oldest brewery, and a $65,000 dollar ultimate whiskey vacation, and hand cut vs machine made ice for cocktails.Then, Janet Willis, the Director of Events for Seabrook joins us to discuss the 6th annual Bigfoot Brewfest. Plus, we have a delicous cocktail recipe for international coffee day!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cask Club Radio Episode 49

In today's show, Justin, Lydia, and Maura discuss a new international wine bar in Walla Walla, Disneyland launching a Star Wars themed bar, and a Napolean era Cognac that sold for a very large sum of money. Then, we discuss a list ranking the NFL's best tailgating stadiums. Plus,our very first guest Dick Stephens is back to tell us all about this year's James Beard Foundation's Taste America event going on October 19th. We wrap up with a discussion on tipping your bartender and server and a perfect fall tailgating recipe.