September 2018 archive

BBaF Podcast Episode 37: Nightcap with Kara Newman

Listen to Episode 37: Nightcap with Kara Newman” This week’s podcast guest has been a long time coming – New York-based spirits and cocktail writer, Kara Newman. Kara is the Spirits Editor for Wine Enthusiast and is the author of multiple cocktail books including the forthcoming little gem: Nightcap: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any […]

BBaF Podcast Episode 36: Peruvian Pisco with Romina Scheufele

Listen to Episode 36: Peruvian Pisco with Romina Scheufle” Pisco. What exactly is this South American spirit that has been all abuzz in the cocktail world in recent years? Its history goes back to the 16th century, but it’s still largely undiscovered by the average American consumer. Other than the Pisco Sour, many wouldn’t know how […]

BBaF Podcast Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels

Listen to Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels” I’ve written quite a bit over the years about Kentucky bourbon brand Maker’s Mark, and created many a cocktail recipe with their whisky on this very blog. I’ve even had the opportunity to visit the distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, walk the storied Maker’s Mark campus, and meet the […]

BBaF Podcast Episode 34: Amaro Liqueur with Brad Thomas Parsons

Listen to Episode 34: Amaro Liqueur with Brad Thomas Parsons Amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur, has been used as a digestive in Italy and produced for hundreds of years, and has had a resurgence due to the craft cocktail revival. And yet, outside of Italy and this niche-y industry, the Amaro category is still fairly unknown, […]