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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Jan 17, 2019

Pedro Shanahan is the host of the Spirit Guide Society Podcast. He is a pioneer in the Los Angeles spirits scene, a member of 213 Hospitality, and a passionate facilitator of the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, Las Perlas' Mezcal Collective, and the Rum Society at Caña Rum Bar

Some of the things we cover in this bourbon-punctuated conversation about flavor and hospitality include:

  • How a yoga teaching actor with an improv background harnessed his creative powers to help build one of LA’s most exciting and revered spirits and cocktail programs.
  • Why the Seven Grand whiskey society was formed, and what sorts of people turn out week after week to sample beautiful spirits from the US and abroad.
  • Pedro’s unique approach to leading people of all experience levels through the complex and heady world of flavor.
  • How to comparatively taste whiskeys with an eye toward how those spirits were created and which production or aging methods might be responsible for the flavors in the glass.
  • Deep thoughts about hospitality, flavor architecture, and raisin bread.
  • And much, much more.