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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast


Dec 30, 2021

Eric breaks down the highlights from The Modern Bar Cart Podcast in 2021 and previews what listeners can expect in 2022. Topics include:

  • 2021 by the numbers (downloads, most popular episode)
  • Noteworthy improvements from 2021 (plus an inside look at how the podcast gets made)
  • A look ahead at incorporating video and...


Oct 28, 2021

In this wide ranging conversation with spirits expert and cocktail author Kurt Maitland, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Some notes from the early days of Kurt’s spirits adventures, including a Jameson drinking college friend from Hong Kong, a bar with a Dutch name in Brooklyn, and a conference room at an...


Sep 30, 2021

In this barrel-aged deep dive into Bourbon and American whiskey with distiller Lauren Patz, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Lauren’s roots in Napa Valley winemaking led her to fall in love with the craft of distillation and barrel maturation.
  • Why California in general (and Northern California, in...


Jun 24, 2021

In this fascinating deep dive on Japanese Whisky, past and present, some of the topics I discuss with Nicholas Pollacchi of Shibui Whisky include:

  • The complicated history of Japanese whisky making, including the sharp left turn that makes this tradition diverge (and reconnect) surprisingly with other world...