Apr 21, 2022
In this single-barrel
conversation with entrepreneur and spirits educator OJ Lima,
co-founder of Taste Select Repeat, some of the topics we cover
- How OJ and his business partner Pierre battled
a pandemic and a notoriously thorny government bureaucracy to found
and scale their modern liquor store concept.
- The historical and social forces that
contribute to an unwelcoming culture for women and people of color
within American Whiskey, and how Taste Select Repeat is working to open things up by emphasizing
transparency and healthy discourse.
- Then we dig into OJ’s bread and butter: single
barrel picks. Many of you have heard this term, and for some of
you, it may be new territory. We give you the basic rundown and
then talk about how OJ and his team partner with different
distilleries to select these barrels from a warehouse full of
- Along the way, we cover some of the new spirits
categories TSR is beginning to explore, how a single barrel whiskey
is like a performance of a Shakespeare play, what to drink on a
beach with Bob Marley, and much, much more.
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