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Episode 51 - Steve Lipp, whisky entrepreneur

We talk to whisky entrepreneur Steve Lipp, the man behind everything from Alexander Murray, to Costco's Kirkland whisky and also banana flavor bourbon sensation Howler Head.He tells us about how near-death experiences took him from the oil business to the whisky trade, why he named his brand after his great uncle and how a drowning fisherman helped Lagavulin 16 become his favorite whisky.He talks about banana bourbon - and his partnership with UFC owner Dana White, his beer/whisky partnership with Firestone Walker and what next for Costco whiskys.And why he wants to share a Lagavulin 16 with Sean Connery at the Pittodrie House Hotel.

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Episode 46 - Andy Serling, horse handicapper

We talk to the Sage of Saratoga, leading horse handicapper Andy Serling.He tells us how horse racing has grown during the pandemic, what makes the sport so special and how legal sports betting is inevitable in America.He talks about falling in love with his home track of Saratoga, how race tracks without crowds are "sad" and how a horse's name impacts its odds.Andy describes how much research he does on each race why he backs his picks with money and his hopes for big crowds after Corona.And why he wants to share a Blanton's bourbon  with Philip Roth at Saratoga.

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Episode 41 - Alastair Boase, co-owner of MacLeod Brewery

We talk to a Californian brewery owner about how pizza saved his business, running a bar during Covid and why a Scottish landscaper started selling English-style beer in Los Angeles.He tells us about how he protects his customers, why he doesn’t worry about their health and keeping inebriated people socially distanced.And how he wishes he could sell whisky alongside beer.He also tells us why he wants to drink an Oban with Sean Connery.

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Episode 39 - Marc Benardout, DUI campaigner

We talk to Marc Benardout, British producer and director turned DUI campaigner following the death of his son.We talk about the social complications of drinking and driving, how DUIs are up dramatically during Covid and he tells the heartbreaking story of the untimely death of his son Noah.We use handheld breathalyzers to show what a whisky can do to you, talk about the  legislative flaws around DUI and how Marc has turned tragedy into activism.This episode is brought to you in partnership with BACtrack, Makers Mark and the Noah Benardout Foundation.