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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

    • Food
    • 5.0 • 21 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!

    Off Hours Bourbon

    Off Hours Bourbon

    In this episode, Matt talks to Off Hours Bourbon Founder, Jake Ireland & Master Blender, Ashley Barnes. Off Hours Bourbon is meant to engage our senses and change perceptions. It’s not about preconceived notions of artisanal cocktails and dimly lit bars. It’s for everyone, everywhere.
    So cheers to more inspiration. More real-life connections. More easygoing hangs, and less expectations. More time outdoors, less time behind our screens. After a long week or just because. Find the time and the moments in between. Find them with us in the Off Hours.
    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 Off Hours Bourbon 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.
     

    • 41 min
    Virtual Tasting with La Crema

    Virtual Tasting with La Crema

    In this episode, Jill talks to Head Winemaker for La Crema, Craig McAllister.

    • 40 min
    Grain and Barrel Spirits

    Grain and Barrel Spirits

    In this episode, Matt speaks to Matti Anttila, Founder & CEO of Grain & Barrel Spirits.
    Matti Anttila is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the creator of numerous successful spirits brands including Dixie Vodka and Endless Summer Rum. Resurrector of pre-prohibition favorite Chicken Cock Whiskey. 
    Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Grain & Barrel Spirits was created to build an innovation-driven global beverage platform to develop and scale authentic craft spirit brands - brands that connect the best artisans to markets and consumers around the world. Our core brands are Dixie Vodka, the leading premium homegrown vodka produced in the Southeast and the Official Vodka of NASCAR, Chicken Cock Whiskey, a historically significant whiskey brand first established in Paris, KY in 1856 and The Endless Summer Spirits Company.
    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 Grain and Barrel 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.

    • 39 min
    Virtual Tasting with Kendall-Jackson Wine

    Virtual Tasting with Kendall-Jackson Wine

    In this episode, Jill talks to Randy Ullom, Senior VP and Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson Wine. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Randy Ullom grew up watching his father make wine at home as a hobby, but it wasn’t until he spent three years on sabbatical from college in Chile, where he embarked on a cross-country trek through wine country, that he realized he wanted to pursue a career in viticulture and enology. After exploring Chile’s vast winegrowing regions, he returned to the United States and earned his degree in the field from The Ohio State University in 1975, graduating summa cum laude.
     
    In March of 1997, Randy was named Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson Winery as a nod to his intimate involvement in the intricacies of the viticultural and winemaking programs of the brand. In 2006, he also became the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations within the company. Following that stint for a few years, Randy has settled into the continued role of SVP / Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson with oversight of Chile.
    When Jess made the first vintage of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, his goal was simple: He believed that regardless of where you live – whether it be Sonoma County or South Carolina – everyone deserves a great “affordable luxury.” To him this was the great American wine. In 2017, Randy reached a milestone – 25 years working for the Jackson Family – in the same year Kendall-Jackson celebrated 25 years producing America’s number-one selling Chardonnay.


    If you want to try any of the wines Jill tasted 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 Kendall-Jackson 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 3 min
    George DIckel Tennessee Whiskey

    George DIckel Tennessee Whiskey

    In this episode, Matt talks to Nicole Austin, General Manager, and Distiller for George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. 
    Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region.

    Thus, Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.”

    George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.
    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 George Dickel 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.

    • 45 min
    Virtual Tasting With Gérard Bertrand

    Virtual Tasting With Gérard Bertrand

    In this episode, Jill talks to Gérard Bertrand, former Union Rugby player and owner of Gérard Bertrand Wines. 

    It was in 1975, in the vines of the Château de Villemajou at the heart of the Corbièresthat Gérard Bertrand harvests its first grapes and discovers its passion for wine.
    He will perfect his apprenticeship during twelve years at the side of his father Georges Bertrand.
    Very attached to the values of performance and excellence learned on the rugby fields, Gérard Bertrand continues his quest: to reveal the best terroirs of his region and promote them throughout the world.
    It is in this spirit that he took over the family torch at Domaine de Villemajou after the accidental death of his father in 1987. Five years later, he created the Gérard Bertrand wine company in order to develop a range of wines from the South of France.
    If you want to try any of the wines Jill tasted 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 Gerard Bertrand 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

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

What'sitreally ,

Alcohol equivalent to How I Built This

So informative and fun. Great show!!!!

Abzrae ,

Love Matt!

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

Tman45 ,

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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