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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Sep 29, 2022

In this truly wide-ranging conversation with bartender, spirits maker, and entrepreneur Robby Haynes, creator of the Sunday's Finest Golf Fashioned, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Robby’s rise through the service industry ranks, beginning as a valet standing out in the cold on Chicago winter nights, then...


Sep 22, 2022

In this fascinating conversation with Victoria Eady Butler, Master Blender for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Victoria transitioned from a career in criminal justice fighting organized crime to her role as the Master Blender for Uncle Nearest, where she won back-to-back titles...


Sep 15, 2022

In this wide-ranging conversation with Jackie Summers, creator of Sorel, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Jackie has led a life of continuous transformation on his way to creating Sorel: battling a spinal tumor, leaving a successful corporate career, and becoming America’s first black distiller since...


Aug 25, 2022

In this wide-ranging conversation with Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, co-founders of Empirical, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Mark and Lars met and bonded while working at the world-renowned Nordic Food Lab at the Michelin-star restaurant, Noma, and then spun their passion and expertise into...


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...