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Sports and Spirits is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest events in the world of sports as well as some of the local establishments, breweries, wineries, and restaurants at the location of these events. We attempt to take you in for a taste of the local scene that makes each of these weekly venues special.

Sports and Spirits Matt East, Hank Allen

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Sports and Spirits is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest events in the world of sports as well as some of the local establishments, breweries, wineries, and restaurants at the location of these events. We attempt to take you in for a taste of the local scene that makes each of these weekly venues special.

    Summer sports and Reyka Vodka

    Summer sports and Reyka Vodka

    We back! Sort of. Hank is flying solo this week with Matt still on the mend from his recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. Details on that next week. In the meantime, it's early June. Plenty to talk about in the sports world with college baseball, MLB, and the NBA Finals underway. 
    For our spirits content this week we check in with Jeff Naples of Reyka Vodka. We caught up with him last summer at Tales of the Cocktail. This was a fun interview, and Jeff is the perfect blend of sports and spirits. 
    We are back with a full show next week. As always thanks for listening, and you can check out more on Reyka Vodka and Tales of the Cocktail at the following links. 
    Jeffrey Naples: https://www.instagram.com/thebeardbehindthebar/?hl=en
    Reyka Vodka: https://reyka.com/
    Tales of the Cocktail: https://talesofthecocktail.org/
     

    • 51 min
    David Allardice with Glenfiddich

    David Allardice with Glenfiddich

    College football is back! We take a look at the opening weekend of games and discuss the early polls. The usual suspects are in the top 5 but will those teams be there in the end? And what did the polls get wrong. Matt and Hank take an early look at the season. 
    Then at 24:00 we sit down with David Allardice at Tales of the Cocktail. Really fun chat with him about Glenfiddich and the latest they have going on. We could have talked for a while he is so much fun so we will be trying to catch up with him down the road. 
    As always thanks for taking the time to listen, and if you're looking for a great scotch check out Glenfiddich! We always highly recommend their expressions. 
    You can find out more at https://www.glenfiddich.com/
     

    • 1 hr
    Lynn House and Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week

    Lynn House and Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week

    Back with a big show this week! Matt and Hank get caught up on the latest in Major League Baseball and their thoughts on the standings. Are the Braves the team to beat? Plus college football is right around the corner. Our thoughts on the state of the game with conference realignment in full swing.
    After that we are honored to be joined on the show by Lynn House with Heaven Hill brands and Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week. Catch that at 30:00. We talk about Old Fashioned Week and their partnership with the Southern Smoke Foundation. It's a great event that helps to raise money in support of those in the hospitality industry. Hank talks with Lynn at Tales of the Cocktail and we get in to all kinds of different topics. It's a great time!
    As always thanks for listening. 
    For more info on Southern Smoke: https://southernsmoke.org/
    To find out more about Old Fashioned Week: https://oldfashionedweek.com/
    Follow Lynn on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/liquidladylynn/
     
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    John Cubelic with Dread River Distillery

    John Cubelic with Dread River Distillery

    Super fun show this week and something that epitomizes the meaning of Sports and Spirits. We sit down with John Cubelic, co-founder of Dread River Distillery in Birmingham, AL. This is a great conversation about how he got to the point of wanting to start a distillery and what that process was like. 
    For the first time ever Dread River Distilling will be partnering with Big Machine Music City Grand Prix IndyCar August 4 - 6, 2023. This will be their introduction into the Tennessee market. We talk with John about their partnership with Indy in Alabama the last few years and why this makes sense to break into the Tennessee market. Really a fun conversation. Check it out and as always thanks for listening!
    Find more about Dread River at https://dreadriver.com/
     

    • 33 min
    Virginia Distillery at Tales of the Cocktail

    Virginia Distillery at Tales of the Cocktail

    Big show this week! Settle in for a great show 'live' from Tales of the Cocktail. Hank and Nathan site down with Lead Blender Amanda Beckwith and Head of Advocacy Jenny Wren to learn all about Virginia Distillery and their Courage and Conviction Whisky. We recorded it in person during Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. 
    This show is packed with information about the distillery, their single malts, and this history of the people working their. Plus we go through a tasting of each expression to talk about what you will find in the bottle. 
    You can learn more at https://vadistillery.com/
    Find Amanda on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wanderlustandwhisky/?hl=en
    and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-l-beckwith/
    Jenny is available on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thejenniferwren/?hl=en
     

    • 56 min
    1 on 1 with Neal Bodenheimer

    1 on 1 with Neal Bodenheimer

    A great show this week as we are joined by Neal Bodenheimer. Tales of the Cocktail is right around the corner so we get his take on what this festival means for the service industry and why New Orleans is the perfect place for it. 
    Plus we learn about his book "Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em" along with some of his other projects. It's a quick but insightful interview to get you ready for Tales! 

    • 25 min

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