This week on The Speakeasy, Damon hangs out and chats with Justin Noel, bartender at 1534 and rep from Prestige Brands. Damon and Joel talk about everything from changing perceptions around gin & tequila to creating characters at hotel bars. Learn more about overlooked spirits behind the bar and find out how to get over your fear of certain spirits by trying the right stuff! This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures

“There’s nothing worse than somebody forcing a brand or product down your throat.”

“It’s great seeing people push boarders [with spirits and brands], but it can get gimmicky.”

–bartender Justin Noel on The Speakeasy