Episode 35 Show Notes
This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Mark Gillespie, Host & Executive Producer of WhiskyCast, the world's longest-running whiskey podcast. Listen and learn how Mark, who enjoyed a long career in radio news before blazing a podcasting trail for all who followed, went from journeyman broadcaster to the Internet's most recognizable voice of whiskey. Then hear how Seth Benhaim, Founder & CEO of Infuse Spirits and Broken Barrel Whiskey, started his own successful podcast, The Cartel Hour, with Co-Host and Producer Cameron Stephens. Together they survey the wide world of spirits from the very well-stocked comfort of The Infusery, in the Arts District of Los Angeles. This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Patrick Fee and Kyle Merklein of McCormick Distilling Co., home of the historic Hollady Distillery in Weston, Missouri, just outside Kansas City. Vice President of Marketing Patrick and Master Distiller Kyle are responsible for making and marketing an expansive portfolio of spirits, including gin, rum, and vodka, plus several house whiskeys, including their latest, a spicy pickle-flavored expression called Whicked Pickle. Listen and learn how Whicked Pickle went from no more than an idea to a successful market reality in just a few months. Then hear how Chef Louise Leonard, aka Weezy, incorporates Whicked Pickle into her world-famous Bloody Mary mix, garnished with home-pickled carrots, cucumbers, green beans, okra, and radishes from her own garden, plus a skewer of cheese and sausage, all chased with a beer back!