509 episodes

Hosts Damon Boelte, Sother Teague, and Greg Benson sit down to talk cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee, and all the other exciting liquids in the universe. With each episode, learn from some of the world’s experts in mixology, bar history, distillation, and brewing. Bringing on guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between, The Speakeasy introduces listeners to all the unique ways we enjoy imbibing today.

The Speakeasy Heritage Radio Network

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    • 4.8 • 186 Ratings

Hosts Damon Boelte, Sother Teague, and Greg Benson sit down to talk cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee, and all the other exciting liquids in the universe. With each episode, learn from some of the world’s experts in mixology, bar history, distillation, and brewing. Bringing on guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between, The Speakeasy introduces listeners to all the unique ways we enjoy imbibing today.

    Laird of the Rings

    Laird of the Rings

    Ninth generation brandy professional and company president/global ambassador/living legend Lisa Laird Dunn joins the band to talk about all things apple brandy. What goes into making it, how it’s waxed and waned in popularity, and what it’s like working with your father and your kids in the same company. Plus, RIP Dry January 2023. You will not be missed.

    • 58 min
    Under the Influenc(er)

    Under the Influenc(er)

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be an internet influencer in the spirits field? Tune in as YouTuber Leandro Dimonriva of The Educated Barfly joins Sother one-on-one to talk about his journey from behind the bar to in front of the camera.

    Plus, it looks like Fireball is in a whole new kind of hot water, find out why on this episode!

    • 52 min
    Martini Shot

    Martini Shot

    Documentary filmmaker David Mayne joins us to talk about his new streaming series Happy Hour History where he traces the origins of cocktails and connects them to historical events. His use of costumed recreation skits, historic imagery and footage, as well as Monty Python style animation makes for an informative and entertaining show that you should check out here:  https://youtu.be/QXpj2IcSwG0

    Plus, Sother closed a business, Greg is in Ireland, and Damon got a dog!

    • 49 min
    Catch '22

    Catch '22

    On another long-awaited installment of The Speakeasy’s multi-platinum year-end wrap-up show Greg, Damon, and Sother look back on what the hell just happened. We’re back to normal, kind of. Travel, conferences, meeting friends in bars. Hugs. We have them all back, it’s just… different. Plus, a rundown of the year’s top trends in drinks and what we can look forward to in 2023.

    • 52 min
    The Mighty Ampersand

    The Mighty Ampersand

    USBG Presents World Class Sponsored by Diageo 2022 US Bartender of the Year (say that three times fast) Jessi Pollak sits down with Greg and Sother to talk about low and no-ABV drinks, building jargon-free menus, and how great the Twin Cities are (shhh, don’t tell anybody). Plus, a fifteen-month old fruitcake. Find out how this undead dessert went over - and how dense it was - by tuning in now!

    • 42 min
    Back to Basik with Jay Z

    Back to Basik with Jay Z

    What does it feel like to operate the Best Neighborhood Bar in America according to Liquor.com? We sat down with our friend and Basik owner Jay Zimmerman to find out. Plus, we learn about the challenges of new parenthood and the true meaning of gift giving. And, of course, at this time of year we have to mention side hustles.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Maria Velasco 1 ,

Love this show!

Insightful, informative, and engaging! I recently discovered The Speakeasy and have already learned a ton. I can’t believe this content is free!

JDShultz ,

Excellent show!

Have really enjoyed the stories and learning! #I❤️SE! JDShult

megatheorem ,

I love this show

It’s so fun to hear bartenders I’ve been a fan of chat. Haven’t tried the mountain Suze yet— weirdly, I can’t find Mountain Dew easily here in boston either?? And I just didn’t try as hard— but I did end up dusting off the Suze bottle at the back of my shelf & remembering how good it is on its own! Honestly this podcast gives me way too many ideas about what to try. #I❤️SE

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