To kick off the new year on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Heather Greene, Whiskey Sommelier at The Flatiron Room and author of Whisk(e)y Distilled. Heather Greene is one of America’s leading whiskey experts, media’s newest “go-to” woman on the topic of brown spirits, and the author of Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life on Viking Studio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She is also The Director of Whiskey Education and sommelier at The Flatiron Room in Manhattan where her classes sell-out regularly. Heather is also an accomplished musician. Her latest (third) record was released in 2012 under the name Argon 4o with her music partner Adam Williams. Their music is currently licensed to MTV Networks after being called by BBC radio as “Beautifully simplistic, yet thoroughly complex.” She has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. When she’s not sipping whiskey or playing keyboards, she can be found on her stoop drinking a simple gin and tonic. This program was brought to you by Michter’s.



“There a lot of synergies between music and something beautiful and mystical like whiskey.” [08:00]


“There’s an incredible amount of subjectivity in the human palate. The idea of a best whiskey is kind of lost when it comes to science.” [19:00]


–Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy