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The Liquor Store Podcast

Feb 23, 2021

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....


Feb 17, 2021

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

When La Crema was founded in 1979 as La Crema Viñera, meaning the Best of the Vine, the name was intended as an unabashed boast: These vineyards produced the very best grapes in the region. Today, the name has been shortened to mean, simply,...


Jan 22, 2021

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,...


Jan 20, 2021

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...


Dec 25, 2020

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...