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First Aired - 12/21/2011 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On the year-end episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Allen Katz and Nate Dumas, partners in the New York Distilling Company. Tune in to hear how the distillery went from fantasy to reality and what the guys have in store for 2012. Find out how they are re-imagining gin and trying to introduce some fresh idea into the world of spirits. Learn more about The Shanty, a bar inside of the distillery, and listen in as the guys taste some gin on-air. This episode was sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.

"People are now starting to accept the fact that bartenders take their job seriously"

--Allen Katz on The Speakeasy

"We're not setting out to open another classic cocktail bar...I want people to feel completely comfortable coming in to order a beer and a shot"

--Nate Dumas on The Speakeasy


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First Aired - 10/20/2011 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week U Look Hungry gets drunk on moonshine, or, rather, drunk on talking about moonshine. Host Helen Hollyman (alliteration anyone?) is joined by Colin Spoelman of Brooklyn's own Kings County Distillery who talks about the colorful history of illegally making spirits here in New York and the renaissance that craft distilling is now enjoying. Learn what exactly separates moonshine from other grain spirits, the importance of distilling equipment and barreling, and how some so-called "small batch" distilleries aren't what they seem. The episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


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First Aired - 01/08/2014 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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The Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey is the result of a collaboration between two small-batch New York producers. This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte talks with Claire Marin from Catskill Provisions about the origins of her company, and how she linked up with Finger Lakes Distilling in order to produce a tasty honey whiskey using local ingredients! Tune in to hear Claire talk about her experiences keeping bees, and why the process can be so emotional. How does Claire's honey whiskey stack up against the larger brands? Find out what cocktails are enhanced by the collaboration whiskey only on this week's edition of The Speakeasy! This program has been brought to you by Many Kitchens. Music by Pamela Royal.

"The collaboration thing doesn't happen at a larger scale. It's faceless." [14:45]

-- Claire Marin on The Speakeasy


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