171 episodes

Hosted by Kristopher Hart, The Whiskey Neat show on ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston is a show centered around barrel-aged spirits, the people who make them, and spirited conversation with interesting people that enjoy them.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings

Hosted by Kristopher Hart, The Whiskey Neat show on ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston is a show centered around barrel-aged spirits, the people who make them, and spirited conversation with interesting people that enjoy them.

    Ep 171. Houston Home Grown, Ali Siddiq

    Ep 171. Houston Home Grown, Ali Siddiq

    I am joined this week by Houston Comic Superstar, Ali Siddiq and we discuss his mission to change the mindset of the Houston Comedic Fan Mindset.

    He joins me this week to discuss why he never left Houston when he hit it big and of course, his next comedy special, filmed right here in Houston at the Improv.

    We work through the mindset of comedy fans and of course comics on why they leave the city in an effort to make it big with many making no effort to support their hometown's talent.

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.





    SAGAMORE


    This week’s episode is brought to you by Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. They are reviving the tradition of Maryland-style rye whiskey at their Baltimore farm and waterfront distillery. Each batch of their whiskey is hand-blended for consistency in aroma, flavor, and texture, creating a balanced flavor profile with notes of warm cinnamon, vanilla bean, honey, and spice. Find them online at Sagamore Spirit dot com or visit your local retailer to pick up a bottle. Please drink responsibly.





    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind


    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.





    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports


    Folks, one of the best-imported whisky portfolios in the country is with Glass Rev Imports. GlassRev.com! Amrut, Waterford, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Bimber and so many top-rated, unique whiskies. My friends at Glass Rev - Raj, Jane, and Bill, the original 3 Dram Hunters are inviting you to be fellow Dram Hunter. A group of folks passionate about finding great drams. Right now Dram Hunters have a chance to participate in a Murray McDavid RARE SERIES tasting. You get actual whiskies to taste through - a Macallan 18, a Bowmore 15, and a very very rare 36YO Bodach Aislig. They have also kept aside 18 bottles of the SOLD OUT Bimber Whisky exclusively for Dram Hunters. They give away hats, shirts, barware, and enjoyment. Join the Dram Hunters, at www.Glassrev.com/ click on the top bar. And please mention you heard about it from Kris at Whiskey Neat - they have set aside at least one Murray McDavid RARE tasting for those who mention Whisky Neat. go to GlassRev.com, GlassRev.com and be a Dram Hunter.





    Our last Sponsor is THE official Sponsor of Whiskey Neat, Balcones- In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life into hundreds of years of distilling traditions, earning them worldwide recognition for their whiskies. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to your Southern Glazers representative."




    You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.




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    • 52 min
    Ep 170 Morgan Weber returns to talk Marfa Spirits Company.

    Ep 170 Morgan Weber returns to talk Marfa Spirits Company.

    This week I catch up with a long time friend, Morgan Weber. Founder of Marfa Spirits Company and someone who just released an absolute RARE offering unseen in today's spirits environment. 

    A Sub $50 1 liter 95 proof Sotol. 

    As many may remember I discussed the nonsense happening in the Mexican Spirits category a while back and the criminal behavior by some in this industry taking advantage of the category. 

    It was nice catching up. Love the guy.

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.





    SAGAMORE


    This week’s episode is brought to you by Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. They are reviving the tradition of Maryland-style rye whiskey at their Baltimore farm and waterfront distillery. Each batch of their whiskey is hand-blended for consistency in aroma, flavor, and texture, creating a balanced flavor profile with notes of warm cinnamon, vanilla bean, honey, and spice. Find them online at Sagamore Spirit dot com or visit your local retailer to pick up a bottle. Please drink responsibly.





    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind


    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.





    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports


    Folks, one of the best-imported whisky portfolios in the country is with Glass Rev Imports. GlassRev.com! Amrut, Waterford, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Bimber and so many top-rated, unique whiskies. My friends at Glass Rev - Raj, Jane, and Bill, the original 3 Dram Hunters are inviting you to be fellow Dram Hunter. A group of folks passionate about finding great drams. Right now Dram Hunters have a chance to participate in a Murray McDavid RARE SERIES tasting. You get actual whiskies to taste through - a Macallan 18, a Bowmore 15, and a very very rare 36YO Bodach Aislig. They have also kept aside 18 bottles of the SOLD OUT Bimber Whisky exclusively for Dram Hunters. They give away hats, shirts, barware, and enjoyment. Join the Dram Hunters, at www.Glassrev.com/ click on the top bar. And please mention you heard about it from Kris at Whiskey Neat - they have set aside at least one Murray McDavid RARE tasting for those who mention Whisky Neat. go to GlassRev.com, GlassRev.com and be a Dram Hunter.





    Our last Sponsor is THE official Sponsor of Whiskey Neat, Balcones- In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life into hundreds of years of distilling traditions, earning them worldwide recognition for their whiskies. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to your Southern Glazers representative."




    You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.




    Or follow us at

    IG @MyWhiskeyNeat

    Twitter @MyWhiskeyNeat

    www.MyWhiskeyNeat.com

    • 46 min
    Ep 169 "Small Engine Repair" Writer, Director John Pollono

    Ep 169 "Small Engine Repair" Writer, Director John Pollono

    This week I had the extreme pleasure to talk to Writer and Director John Pollono to discus his new film "Small Engine Repair" which will premiere Nationwide in Movie Theatres on September 10th.
    As a father of Teenage daughters I was enthralled by the film and just had to speak to him. A really down-to-earth guy who happens to be a father himself.

    This great film hit home for me and it was a delight to speak with him. 

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.





    SAGAMORE


    This week’s episode is brought to you by Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. They are reviving the tradition of Maryland-style rye whiskey at their Baltimore farm and waterfront distillery. Each batch of their whiskey is hand-blended for consistency in aroma, flavor, and texture, creating a balanced flavor profile with notes of warm cinnamon, vanilla bean, honey, and spice. Find them online at Sagamore Spirit dot com or visit your local retailer to pick up a bottle. Please drink responsibly.





    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind


    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.





    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports


    Folks, one of the best-imported whisky portfolios in the country is with Glass Rev Imports. GlassRev.com! Amrut, Waterford, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Bimber and so many top-rated, unique whiskies. My friends at Glass Rev - Raj, Jane, and Bill, the original 3 Dram Hunters are inviting you to be fellow Dram Hunter. A group of folks passionate about finding great drams. Right now Dram Hunters have a chance to participate in a Murray McDavid RARE SERIES tasting. You get actual whiskies to taste through - a Macallan 18, a Bowmore 15, and a very very rare 36YO Bodach Aislig. They have also kept aside 18 bottles of the SOLD OUT Bimber Whisky exclusively for Dram Hunters. They give away hats, shirts, barware, and enjoyment. Join the Dram Hunters, at www.Glassrev.com/ click on the top bar. And please mention you heard about it from Kris at Whiskey Neat - they have set aside at least one Murray McDavid RARE tasting for those who mention Whisky Neat. go to GlassRev.com, GlassRev.com and be a Dram Hunter.





    Our last Sponsor is THE official Sponsor of Whiskey Neat, Balcones- In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life into hundreds of years of distilling traditions, earning them worldwide recognition for their whiskies. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to your Southern Glazers representative."




    You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.




    Or follow us at

    IG @MyWhiskeyNeat

    Twitter @MyWhiskeyNeat

    www.MyWhiskeyNeat.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 168 Slapdick is NOT Whiskey and Bullies Suck.

    Ep 168 Slapdick is NOT Whiskey and Bullies Suck.

    Gather around family as we tell you a heartwarming story. One of Heroes and Villains.
    This story has everything. A High School Education, High Cholesterol, Haters, and the shortest tiniest attempt at a brand launch you have ever seen.

    Over the past two weeks, Netflix's "Last Chance U" Coach Jason Brown has completely gone off on someone for simply posting a picture of his product. No insults. No real negative comment was made by the OP. Just simply a picture of a product that he has named "Slapdick: Real Agave Whiskey"

    Since her post Coach JB has not only unleashed a plethora of sexist, overly graphic, perverse, and hateful comments aimed specifically at her, he has doxed her place of work and encouraged all of his followers to go over to her page and harass her all while accusing her of clout chasing.
     
    This archaic and wildly inappropriate behavior is being ridiculed across the Whiskey World and has spawned a wave of support within the Whiskey Community in her direction and led to his distributor dropping him and his products.

    Today we talk to Chrissy, the victim of his hateful, sexist comments, and break down what actually happened. We are also joined in part by the man who helped break the story and who consequently has the most followers and fans out of anyone else involved, Coach JB included. NATE WOODRUFF.

    Spoiler alert. This is a clear-cut case and the irony of calling your product Slapdick while acting like a total slapdick is absolutely hilarious. Coach JB elevated this situation and is doing everything possible to burn his own house down while accusing the world of a carefully coordinated competition assassination and clout chasing.

    Side note. For everyone else besides the elephant in the room, I apologize for my hateful and petty comments.

    And to Coach JB, Hey man. . . People who clout chase, usually chase someone with clout. That's not you. 
    No one knew you before this and no one will remember anything about you other than your hate-filled and sexist comments and a product pretending to be something it's not.

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.





    SAGAMORE


    This week’s episode is brought to you by Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. They are reviving the tradition of Maryland-style rye whiskey at their Baltimore farm and waterfront distillery. Each batch of their whiskey is hand-blended for consistency in aroma, flavor, and texture, creating a balanced flavor profile with notes of warm cinnamon, vanilla bean, honey, and spice. Find them online at Sagamore Spirit dot com or visit your local retailer to pick up a bottle. Please drink responsibly.





    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind


    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.





    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports


    Folks, one of the best-imported whisky portfolios in the country is with Glass Rev Imports. GlassRev.com! Amrut, Waterford, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Bimber and so many top-rated, unique whiskies. My friends at Glass Rev - Raj, Jane, and Bill, the original 3 Dram Hunters are inviting you to be fellow Dram Hunter. A group of folks passionate about finding great drams. Right now Dram Hunters have a chance to participate in a Murray McDavid RARE SERIES tasting. You get actual whiskies to taste through - a Macallan 18, a Bowmore 15, and a very very rare 36YO Bodach Aislig. They have also kept aside 18 bottles of the SOLD OUT Bimber Whisky exclusively for Dram Hunters. They give away hats, shirts, barware, and enjoyment. Join the Dram Hunters, at www.Glassrev.com/ click on the top bar. And please mention you heard about it from Kris at Whiske

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 167 Predatory Behavior in the Marketing of Spirits with Todd Grube

    Ep 167 Predatory Behavior in the Marketing of Spirits with Todd Grube

    This week we catch up with Todd Grube. He makes his return to the show and we discuss his new job and a peculiar phenomenon in spirits that so few people are aware of.

    This episode is not an attack at anyone directly but more of just a cathartic discussion over a little-known trend happening in Mexican spirits. This is sure to be polarizing but keep in mind the discussion isn't meant to be an attack on anyone specifically.

    A cathartic time was had by all.

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.



    SAGAMORE


    This week’s episode is brought to you by Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey. They are reviving the tradition of Maryland-style rye whiskey at their Baltimore farm and waterfront distillery. Each batch of their whiskey is hand-blended for consistency in aroma, flavor, and texture, creating a balanced flavor profile with notes of warm cinnamon, vanilla bean, honey, and spice. Find them online at Sagamore Spirit dot com or visit your local retailer to pick up a bottle. Please drink responsibly.



    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind


    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.



    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports


    Folks, one of the best-imported whisky portfolios in the country is with Glass Rev Imports. GlassRev.com! Amrut, Waterford, Blackadder, Murray McDavid, Bimber and so many top-rated, unique whiskies. My friends at Glass Rev - Raj, Jane, and Bill, the original 3 Dram Hunters are inviting you to be fellow Dram Hunter. A group of folks passionate about finding great drams. Right now Dram Hunters have a chance to participate in a Murray McDavid RARE SERIES tasting. You get actual whiskies to taste through - a Macallan 18, a Bowmore 15, and a very very rare 36YO Bodach Aislig. They have also kept aside 18 bottles of the SOLD OUT Bimber Whisky exclusively for Dram Hunters. They give away hats, shirts, barware, and enjoyment. Join the Dram Hunters, at www.Glassrev.com/ click on the top bar. And please mention you heard about it from Kris at Whiskey Neat - they have set aside at least one Murray McDavid RARE tasting for those who mention Whisky Neat. go to GlassRev.com, GlassRev.com and be a Dram Hunter.



    Our last Sponsor is THE official Sponsor of Whiskey Neat, Balcones- In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life into hundreds of years of distilling traditions, earning them worldwide recognition for their whiskies. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to your Southern Glazers representative."


    You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.


    Or follow us at

    IG @MyWhiskeyNeat

    Twitter @MyWhiskeyNeat

    www.MyWhiskeyNeat.com

    • 56 min
    Ep. 166 Mark Normand Returns and Fat Cat Rye.

    Ep. 166 Mark Normand Returns and Fat Cat Rye.

    Mark Normand returns to the show to talk about the new Whiskey that he started with his partner and co-host of "We Might Be Drunk" Sam Morril.

    Mark and Sam love the brown water and have spent the last few months working on a bottle of Rye Whiskey for the Everyman.

    In typical comedic fashion, we barely discuss it!

    This week I am rejoined also by frequent guest, headliner in his own right, and owner of the Secret Group in Houston, Andrew Youngblood.

    We talk about everything from Cancel culture to vasectomies. A good time was had by all.

    You can find Marks Standup dates  at
    http://marknormandcomedy.com/#schedule

    Andrew Youngbloods dates can be found here!
    https://www.andrewyoungblood.com/shows

    Check out We Might Be Drunk's new Youtube page.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6A9WMN43DrtBkID7nMXJw

    Whiskey Neat is a Radio show on iTunes and ESPN 97.5 FM in Houston and is brought to you every week by the following sponsors.

    Whiskey Neat is brought to you in part by Legent Bourbon - a first-of-its-kind
    super-premium bourbon that melds Kentucky distilling tradition with Japanese blending excellence. Legent is a perfectly balanced yet complex and layered whiskey with a bright, smooth, unexpectedly long finish. Order a bottle in your area via Drizly.com. Drink Smart.

    Whiskey Neat is also supported by the Inspired Spirits at Glass Rev Imports and Amrut Distilleries.
    Amrut Fusion received the double gold BLIND and scored a jaw-dropping 96 points(said with emphasis) by judges at the Proof awards.
    Amrut Single Malt Whisky is widely available across America and can be found almost EVERYWHERE in Texas. Go out and get a bottle today.

    Our last Sponsor is THE official Sponsor of Whiskey Neat, Balcones- In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic. Focusing on ingredients and process, they breathed new life into hundreds of years of distilling traditions, earning them worldwide recognition for their whiskies. You can pick up their whiskies at your local liquor store, or if you're a retailer, reach out to your Southern Glazers representative."

    You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podcast arena, IHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook.

    Or follow us at
    IG @MyWhiskeyNeat
    Twitter @MyWhiskeyNeat
    www.MyWhiskeyNeat.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Figtree Furniture Girl ,

Love this podcast

Kris really knows his stuff! This podcast has been so educational for me not to mention entertaining! I especially appreciate it when Kris takes the time to explain something for any newbies like me listening!

BeckyLoc ,

Finally

My husband and in laws have been trying to get me to appreciate whisky for 20 yrs now. It took Sam Heughan to help me find the “one” that sent me down the right path. So happy to have stumbled across your podcast! I’m learning so much!

citygirl2467 ,

Always Great

I love learning about Whiskey. Kris has great knowledge and also shares really interesting history of the makings of the spirit. Really enjoy listening and learning.

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