Which new bourbon are we pumped about? What does it take to be a master journeyman? Where are we excited to travel to next? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life – and that means learning new things. Each week, our podcast crew invites an expert, artisan, or craftsman for a round-table discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in their trade. While food and drink tend to dominate the conversation, we touch on everything from travel to fashion.
Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka with Robin Carnes
Robin Carnes found her dream job by enjoying Bourbon, which is kind of the dream for all of us. She is the Market Manager for Rossville Union Rye Whiskey, George Remus Bourbon, Till Vodka, and Eight & Sand Whiskey for MPG, out of Cincinnati. Each of those brands have a great story, but how it all gets handled is just as interesting. You'll want a cocktail after listening to this one.
Tory Pratt from Pratt Standard Cocktail Company
For a cocktail to be great, you need a good mixer, with the right ingredients, to go with the right spirit. Tory Pratt knows all about that, which is why she created Pratt Standard Cocktail Company. Basing her syrups on pre-prohibition recipes, they are part history lesson, and part artisanal master pieces, that can give you the option of 1000s of different outcomes.
Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewery
From the legendary Dogfish Head Brewery, we are joined by founder and President, Sam Calagione. Sam will tell us about how he got started, the changes he has seen in the craft brewing industry and why they choose such unique ingredients for their beers. He is truly a legend himself and such a great interview!
Jon Staff founder of Getaway
While the pandemic is on, most of us are not traveling, but it doesn’t mean we don’t need to ‘get away’ both mentally and physically. With his new book Getting Away: 75 Everyday Practices for Finding Balance in Our Always-On World, Jon Staff will help you figure out a way to find balance in the crazy world we’re all living in.
Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop
Michael Chernow has been an entrepreneur his whole life, but he struck it big with meatballs. The Meatball Shop was started in 2010 and quickly became a New York favorite, and Michael started appearing on Jimmy Fallon and TV shows making meatballs for everyone. He's got a really interesting story and wait until he tells you about the chimp... It's a great interview, now order some meatballs!
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky
Nicole Austin started down the path of becoming a distiller after drinking a glass of whisky in a Brooklyn bar and hearing the calling. Since then she quickly turned into an award winning spirits maker, and is now the General Manager and Distiller at the venerated Cascade Hollow, who just happens to be the maker of George Dickel. We'll discuss her rise, the brand and history of George himself and the important aspects of Tennessee Whisky!
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Always a good time
Fun, easy listening that will make you want to do a worldwide booze tour while still also helping you appreciate your local experiences.
Just a darn-tootin good podcast!
Perfect podcast for a nice Sunday afternoon.