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Join Matt and Jill, two liquor store veterans with an insider's view of beer, wine, and spirits. Every week they discuss what's new, what's hot, and what tastes great!

The Liquor Store Podcast Big Red Liquors

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Join Matt and Jill, two liquor store veterans with an insider's view of beer, wine, and spirits. Every week they discuss what's new, what's hot, and what tastes great!

    Big Machine Vodka

    Big Machine Vodka

    In this episode, Matt talks to Mark Borchetta, Executive Vice President for Big Machine Distillery. 
    In 2015, Music mogul Scott Borchetta acquired Big Machine Distillery with the desire to venture into the business of producing and marketing high quality craft spirits. He found a quaint and picturesque micro-distillery in the beautiful countryside of Lynnville and the journey began.   
    Scott enticed his brother Mark Borchetta to come onboard to run the operation as Executive Vice President. The two have pulled no punches working to establish Big Machine as a foundational player in the spirits industry.  
    The brothers are no strangers to creating legacies. Scott’s abilities to spot rising talents such as Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett as well as to attract veteran artists like Tim McGraw, Lady A and Reba McEntire are what caused Billboard Magazine to call Big Machine Record Label “the world’s #1 independent record label.”   
    Mark’s impressive marketing prowess is also well-known. His long list of achievements includes bringing tens of millions of sponsorship dollars to global brands and rising stars, including Danica Patrick and the afore-mentioned Taylor Swift.  
    So why was Scott’s first order of business to try to disrupt the world of vodka? To create Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka., he had a proprietary Platinum Filtration system constructed – the only system of its kind in the world. Trickling vodka through the rare precious Platinum beads creates a smoothness found nowhere else, leading the duo to call the spirit “The Smoothest Tasting Vodka, Period!”   
    While many vodkas boast of 5-to-6 times distilled, distilling 25 times removes many more of the impurities which remain in most spirits. The result is a spirit that provides a clean and pure drinking experience. 
    But vodka is just one of the award-winning spirits produced at Big Machine. Big Machine Distillery also produces a true craft Tennessee Whiskey, a New American Style gin, moonshine and single batch bourbons and rums. 
    If you want to try any of the spirits Matt discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for Big Machine products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     

    • 31 min
    Episode 112: Virtual Tasting With Blandy's

    Episode 112: Virtual Tasting With Blandy's

    In this episode, Jill talks to Chris Blandy, CEO of Blandy's. The Blandy family is unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade that still own and manage their own original wine company. Throughout its long history on the island the family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine and members of the family continue to live in Madeira maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811: Two centuries of fine wine production.
    Today Michael and Chris Blandy members of the 6th and 7th generations continue to work in the company which is today run by Chris and is the world’s leading producer of premium quality Madeira wine.
    If you want to try any of the wines Jill discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for Blandy's  products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     

    • 58 min
    Mom Water

    Mom Water

    In this episode, Matt talks to Bryce and Jill Morrison, the founders of Mom Water. Mom Water is crafted by moms to celebrate moms it is a new healthier alcoholic alternative, spirit-infused still water with only 90 calories and 0 sugar, 0 carbs, 0 artificial sweeteners, 0 preservatives, and 0 carbonation. 
    If you want to try any of the waters Matt discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for  Mom Water products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     


     
     

    • 29 min
    Quaker City Mercantile

    Quaker City Mercantile

    In this episode, Matt talks to Steven Grasse, Founder of Quaker City Mercantile. Steven believes in creating brands and products with rich backstories that people can truly care about. He spent over two decades in the world of commercial advertising before cashing out and dedicating his career to working only with brands he can get behind or creating them himself.
    Quaker City Mercantile is a unique force in the drinks industry. They create world-famous spirit, beer and wine-based libations. Their expertise includes conceptual ideation, liquid development, manufacturing, distillery/brewery construction, brand building, on-and off-trade distribution. They own our own distilleries and brewery. They maintain a workforce that includes distillers, brewers, mixologists, chefs, chemists, botanists and creative teams from various disciplines. In addition to creating their own products, they build and grow product lines for select partners worldwide.

    If you want to try any of the spirits Matt discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for  Quaker City Mercantile products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     

    • 31 min
    Brett Berish President/CEO at Sovereign Brands

    Brett Berish President/CEO at Sovereign Brands

    In this episode, Matt talks to Brett Berish, CEO of Sovereign Brands. Founded in 1999, Sovereign Brands is an independent international wine and spirits company. Family owned and operated for nearly two decades, the company is responsible for producing a growing list of leading global spirits brands across categories.
    In 2012, Berish launched Luc Belaire, an award-winning line of French sparkling wines. Since being notably touted by longtime ambassadors Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, their signature black bottles have evolved into symbols of self-made success for prominent artists, athletes and entrepreneurs alike. In just five years, the brand’s flagship blend Belaire Rosé ranks as the top-selling French sparkling wine sold in the United States.
    If you want to try any of the spirits Matt discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for  Soverign Brands products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     

    • 32 min
    Virtual Tasting with Purple Hands Winery

    Virtual Tasting with Purple Hands Winery

    In this episode, Jill talks to Cody Wright, owner and winemaker at Purple Hands Winery. 
    Cody grew up working in his family’s businesses—from the winery to the vineyard—and went on to graduate with environmental science degrees from the University of Oregon in 2003. In 2005, at 25 years old, Cody founded Purple Hands Winery with a production of 250 cases. Five years later Marque joined Cody, and together their guidance and focus on quality create the foundation of the company. Many vintages later—with lots of help from their families and friends—Purple Hands Winery works with three estate vineyards and sources from the most acclaimed vineyards in Oregon.
    Native to Oregon vineyards and farmland, owners Cody and Marque Wright are most intrigued by wines that reveal the history of their native landscape. Cody, our winemaker, has been in the cellar his whole life, with stints at home and abroad—following in his family’s footsteps. Growing up with some of Oregon’s finest winemaking and grape-growing mentors gave Cody a passion for quality and a deep understanding of the work it takes to strive for excellence. The name Purple Hands is meant to depict this work: the work of harvest when your hands are purple and black and rugged from long days and nights of pushing yourself to create and sustain quality; the work that comes from the heart; the work fundamentals that Cody and Marque’s families demonstrate and that they hope their children will embrace.

    As amazing as wine is to consume, the process of how wine is made—the delicate strokes and broad movements that create this harmony of ferment— show us humility in this winery. Purple Hands is a message that showcases honesty and purity: in the name, in the vineyard, and in the wines. As humble shepherds of the grape to the bottle, we celebrate the evolution of the earth’s transformation, and this special place in time that allows us to showcase our expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  
    If you want to try any of the Wines Jill discussed on the show you can ORDER ONLINE or from the BIG RED LIQUORS APP for Curbside Pickup Service. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    Start Your Order -  bigredliquors.com

    Simply select your store, browse and search for Purple Hands Winery products, and start a CURBSIDE order. Your store will notify you when it is ready for pickup. Best of all, our NO TOUCH curbside will leave you with peace of mind and the great products you want ASAP.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Alcohol equivalent to How I Built This

So informative and fun. Great show!!!!

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Love Matt!

Super informative and so much fun. Love this show, especially Matt.

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Great PODCAST for wine and bourbon drinkers

Matt and Jill are a lot of fun and are very informative. Any Bourbon or Wine drinker will enjoy this podcast.

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