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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

May 13, 2021

In this eye-opening conversation and rum tasting with Kō Hana Rum General Manager Kyle Reutner, some of the topics we discuss include:


  • How Kō Hana Rum started as a passion project dedicated to Hawaiian heirloom cane varietals, spreading from a small lot to several hundred acres of cane farmed at several locations...

May 6, 2021

Eric is joined by co-producer and travel correspondent, Adam Bauer to discuss the many signature Bloody Mary cocktails served at St. Regis Hotels all around the world. The drinks featured include:

  • The 7452 Mary (St. Regis, Deer Park)
  • The Downhill Snapper (St. Regis, Aspen)
  • The Capitol Mary (St. Regis, Washington, DC)

Apr 29, 2021

In this stimulating still dialogue with Dr. Eric Stroud of Mohawk Spirits Distillery, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The differences between traditional and vacuum distillation - that is, distillation that takes place in the presence of high heat vs. distillation that takes place at room temperature but under...

Apr 21, 2021

Some of the topics we cover in this wide-ranging conversation with spirits writer, educator, and judge Billy Abbott include:

  • How Billy took the leap from a career in computing and database management to pursue his passion for whisky, and what the past decade has looked like for him following that drastic vocational...

Apr 15, 2021

Eric walks through his method for cutting back on drinking using a simple tool he calls a "daily accountability journal." This method stands in stark contrast to "booze cleanse" months like "Sober October" and "Dry January."

Along the way, he discusses the difference between "dry" and "wet" societies, why we tend to set...