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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Aug 15, 2022

In this delicious, philosophical conversation with James Doherty of Sliabh Liag Distilling and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The geography and culture of the Donegal region of Ireland, located in the far Northwest of the country, and how this elemental landscape inspires...

Aug 4, 2022

In this tasting and fireside chat with Stephan Kopp of Fassbind Eau de Vie and Henry Preiss of Preiss Imports, some of the topics we discuss include:


  • The heritage fruits, sourcing practices, and protected designations of origin that set Swiss brandies and eaux de vie apart from the other fruit distilling traditions...

Aug 3, 2022

In this fascinating conversation with Tremaine Atkinson of CH Distillery, manufacturers of Jeppson’s Malört, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Tremaine left his career in finance to jump-start an old dream that once had him peddling kegs of beer in San Francisco - a move that ultimately resulted in the...

Jul 14, 2022

Eric chats with Eileen Wayner, CEO of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, about this year's 20th Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans. Some of the topics they discuss include:

  • What's new with Tales of the Cocktail this year, and which beloved aspects of the live event will return better than ever
  • How to...

Jun 30, 2022

In this flavorful, entrepreneurial conversation with Chinola Liqueur co-founder Andrew Merinoff, some of the topics we explore include:


  • Andrew’s family legacy in the spirits world, including his very real ties to Canadian whisky magnates and Prohibition-era New York Bootleggers.
  • How Chinola started in a blender in...