Life, limbs, booze, and personalities. SDV explores the liquor industry from both sides of the bar by interviewing the greatest personalities in the game. Although sometimes diverging into film, music, and non-booze topics, SDV is just about people with great stories. Sip, sit back, and enjoy.
Ep 305 - Jesse Hubbard: Around the Block with Punk Rock
Jesse Hubbard has been a cocktail slinging, ex-moshing, creator for his entire life, but like many, has really dove into his passions during shutdown. With a background in radio, production, and bartending, where does the passion go when you can't be behind the bar? Back to the roots......Punk Rock. Pairing punk rock with cocktails seems like a no-brainer, but Jesse finally articulated it with his new book Punk Rock and Cocktails, where he pays homage to his roots and nods to his future. We chat New Jersey, KROQ, pit camaraderie, and more.
Ep 304 - Ryan Perry: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
Ryan Perry is the master blender for Heaven's Door whiskey. The collaborative project with Bob Dylan is one of many in Ryan's career. With his sights set on big city opportunity as a kid living in rural Michigan, the goals kept getting bigger, and the achievements more vast. We chat being present, retirement (or lack thereof), and blending whiskey with your sense of smell.
Ep 303 - Ismael Gomez: Love at First Taste
Ismael Gomez, founder of Laika Spirits, has brought some of the rarest and delicious spirits into the States. From a love of Sotol with Flor Del Desierto, Cruz de Fuego Mezcal, or Tuxca with Balancan, his affinity for the esoteric and seemingly unattainable flavors allow us to taste them en masse. But what makes this expanding catalog of spirits function, how have things changed in shutdown, and will Ismael every stop and lounge on a beach someday? We chat, GDL, college, laws, and fear.
Ep 302 - Cesar Sandoval: A Whole Elote Love
Casa Lumbre's Cesar Sandoval has achieved a lot in a little time because of one key personality characteristic: transparency. Ask him whatever, he's an open book of knowledge, compassion, and drum fills. His latest chapter with Abasolo Mexican Whiskey and Nixta Licor de Elote bring him into the fields of corn running throughout Mexico. With a little bit of shaking and a little bit of stirring, corn can change everything. We chat microphones, self reflection, and Cacahuazintle.
Ep 301 - Khrys Maxwell: It's Always Tequila Time
Khrys Maxwell is well known in the agave world. His dedication to production transparency, science, and digging into the details is bar none. But many people don't realize his dedication to music and education help fuel his passions. How's shutdown life? And where do you go when you're paving your own road? We chat KISS, teaching, love, and loss.
Ep 300 - Jorge Gaviria: From the Land to the Lips
Jorge Gaviria has devoted years to understanding the culture, the people, and the logistics around corn production. The resulting project, Masienda, is now the industry leader in providing quality masa, heirloom corn, and tortilla cooking accessories. The journey to this amazing project is steeped in deep analysis, introspection, and travel. What started as a moment of translation, turned into a massive corn movement. We chat mezcal, NYU, civil unrest, and how we learn.
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If you like spirits, this is a must.
If you’re into booze and the stories/makers behind them, then add this podcast to your list. But the podcast is so much more than booze—it’s about great conversation too. Mike is able to cultivate worthwhile and relaxed conversation, with a little bit of humor too. Show de Vie is truly unique in that it interviews all the important people in spirits that you don’t even know of. Take a listen and learn something new.
Mike G is The Man
Sincere and soulful conversations covering the best of topics. (Also has the best intro song)
This guy knows booze!
Great podcast, funny, interesting, and informative