EPISODE 213 | November 30, 2016

World Class Bartender Tyson Buhler of Death & Co

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined in the studio by Tyson Buhler, head bartender for Death &…

EPISODE 212 | November 23, 2016

Cold Winter Days, Hot Boozy Brands!

Today on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in the study by brand ambassadors from the worlds of vodka…

EPISODE 211 | November 16, 2016

Everyman Espresso’s Sam Penix

Today on The Speakeasy, we’re joined in the studio by Everyman Espresso’s Sam Penix! He tells us about the values…

EPISODE 210 | November 9, 2016

Lush Life With Lindsey Johnson

Today on The Speakeasy, we’re joined by Lindsey Johnson of Lush Life Productions. But before that, Damon and Sother discuss…

EPISODE 209 | November 2, 2016

Champagne Week Ahoy!

Today on The Speakeasy, we’re joined in the studio by Blaine Ashley, the one-woman machine behind Champagne Week! We talk…

EPISODE 208 | October 26, 2016

Tim Master of Chartreuse

This week on The Speakeasy, we’re joined by Tim Master, who knows a thing or two (or two thousand!) about Chartreuse….

EPISODE 207 | October 19, 2016

Le JIT? Legit!

Today on The Speakeasy, it’s video on the radio. Tess Mix of Le JIT Productions joins us in the studio…

EPISODE 206 | October 12, 2016

Jack McGarry, Of The ‘World’s Best Bar’: Dead Rabbit

Today on The Speakeasy, hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague are joined in the studio by Jack McGarry, co-owner of…

EPISODE 205 | October 5, 2016

Equal Parts Cocktails With Kara Newman

Today on The Speakeasy, spirits writer Kara Newman joins us to tell us about her new book! Shake. Stir. Sip.:…

EPISODE 204 | September 28, 2016

Author Robert Simonson On What Makes ‘A Proper Drink’

Today on The Speakeasy, we round out book month with a visit from Robert Simonson, the author (most recently) of…

EPISODE 203 | September 21, 2016

From The Man Behind ‘Bitters’ Comes Another Book: ‘Amaro’

Five years after his first appearance on The Speakeasy, book author Brad Thomas Parsons is back in the studio (with…

EPISODE 202 | September 14, 2016

Martin And Rebecca Cate On “The Cult of Tiki”

Today on The Speakeasy, we’re joined in the studio by serial tiki bar entrepreneurs Martin and Rebecca Cate. They tell us all…

EPISODE 201 | September 7, 2016

Drinks (But No Texting) While You Watch At The Alamo Drafthouse

Today on The Speakeasy, we’re joined in the studio by Vanessa Brown and Vincent Favella. Vincent is one of host…

EPISODE 200 | August 31, 2016

The Speakeasy’s 200th Episode Is Here!

Today on the Speakeasy, it’s episode number 200! Damon Boelte and Sother Teague talk Japan and the evolution of bar…

EPISODE 199 | August 24, 2016

Kayla Mata On The Smuggling Roots Of Ilegal Mezcal

Today on The Speakeasy, Ilegal Mezcal’s Kayla Mata joins us in the studio to pour a few glasses of their…

EPISODE 198 | August 17, 2016

All In With The Well-Traveled Chris Lowder

Today in the studio, Chris Lowder takes a break from the bar in Seoul, South Korea to tell us all…

EPISODE 197 | August 10, 2016

Kansas City Whiskey, The Story Of A Revival

Today on The Speakeasy, Ryan Maybee joins us in the studio to pour us some Kansas City Whiskey, a name that…

EPISODE 196 | August 3, 2016

All Aboard The Water Table

On this week’s episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in the studio by Captain Kelli Farwell, owner of…

EPISODE 195 | July 27, 2016

Talking Shop And Sipping Rye With Danny Neff

Today on The Speakeasy, barman Danny Neff joins us in the studio to talk about the revived Holiday Cocktail Lounge,…

EPISODE 194 | July 20, 2016

Tales Of The Cocktail’s Philip Duff Joins Us… From The Future!

This week on The Speakeasy, things get meta. Tales of the Cocktail’s Philip Duff joins us in the studio to…

EPISODE 193 | July 13, 2016

Chris Barrett of Ludivine

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, longtime friend of the program Chris Barrett joins us in the studio from Oklahoma…

EPISODE 192 | July 6, 2016

Farm or forage, it’s all fair game for vermouth-making

Today on The Speakeasy, the newfound owner of a 16-acre farm in upstate New York joins us to talk about…

EPISODE 191 | June 29, 2016

Eben Freeman On Genuine Mixology… And ‘Genuine Liquorette’

Today, a friend of the hosts’ jumps into the studio to talk about his career in mixology. Eben Freeman once…

EPISODE 190 | June 22, 2016

Raising A Glass To Heritage Radio Network Badass Jack Inslee

It’s a bittersweet day on The Speakeasy, as hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague bid adieu to Heritage Radio Network’s Executive…

EPISODE 189 | June 15, 2016

Colin Spoelman and Dead Distillers

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte and Sother Teague are joined in the studio by Colin Spoelman, co-founder of Kings…

EPISODE 188 | June 8, 2016

Sipping Rum With Shane Feirstein

Shane Feirstein of Lovers Rock in Bed-Stuy joins us in the studio with quite a few rums, from a Santa Teresa 1796 to…

EPISODE 187 | June 1, 2016

Sorel On My Mind

Jack Summers (aka “Jack from Brooklyn”) joins us in the studio to talk about hustling to success in the New…

EPISODE 186 | May 25, 2016

Growing Up Scotch

Brendan McCarron, a distiller at The Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, talks about his life in the Scotch industry. Normally in a…

EPISODE 185 | May 18, 2016

Milk (Cocktails): Does a Body Good

This week on The Speakeasy, Eamon Rockey and Gareth Howells of Betony break down the beauty and intricacies of making milk…

EPISODE 184 | May 11, 2016

Germán Gonzalez

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined in the studio by Germán González, one of the most celebrated working tequileros….

EPISODE 183 | May 4, 2016

TJ Lynch of Mother’s Ruin

TJ Lynch of Mother’s Ruin joins Damon Boelte for a brand new episode of The Speakeasy.  Mother’s Ruin is “the perfect…

EPISODE 182 | April 27, 2016

William Elliott

Bartender William Elliot of Maison Premiere joins Damon Boelte for the Speakeasy today! Tune in for a casual conversation between…

EPISODE 181 | April 13, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Mezcalier

Listen to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Courtenay Greenleaf, Mezcalier, beverage director of Rosa Mexicano,…

EPISODE 180 | April 6, 2016

Tasting Rome with Katie Parla

On this week’s episode of The Speakeasy, Damon is joined in the studio by Katie Parla, co-author of Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors…

EPISODE 179 | March 30, 2016

Nicholas Bennett of Porchlight

Nicholas Bennett, the Head Bartender for Porchlight in Manhattan joins Damon Boelte for a fun and conversational episode of The Speakeasy. 

EPISODE 178 | March 23, 2016

Llama Inn

Tune in to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte welcomes the brilliant women of Llama Inn for…

EPISODE 177 | March 16, 2016

Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte welcomes back Leslie Pariseau and Talia Baiocchi, the talented duo behind Spritz: Italy’s…

EPISODE 176 | March 9, 2016

Kat Kinsman on French 75’s and Anxiety

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Kat Kinsman, editor at large…

EPISODE 175 | February 24, 2016

Giuseppe Gonzalez — Suffolk Arms opening

On this week’s episode of The Speakeasy, Damon catches up with Giuseppe Gonzalez, whose bartending credits include Golden Cadillac, PKNY and Dutch…

EPISODE 174 | February 17, 2016

Sother Teague <3s Bitters

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte sits down with mixologist and bartender for Amor y Amargo, Sother Teague. Amor…

EPISODE 173 | February 10, 2016

Authentic Caribbean Rum

We’re talking Caribbean rum on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Jason Cousins from Authentic Caribbean…

EPISODE 172 | February 3, 2016

Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance

What are the modern classics in the cocktail world? Find out on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy. Damon Boelte…

EPISODE 171 | January 27, 2016

David Wondrich

The Speakeasy welcomes very special guest, David Wondrich this week who was born on the banks of the Monongahela and…

EPISODE 170 | January 20, 2016

The Daiquiri with Bridget Firtle

You think you know Daiquiri’s, but you have no idea. Tune in to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as…

EPISODE 169 | January 13, 2016

Lucinda Sterling

Tune in as The Speakeasy celebrates its 5th anniversary with guest Lucinda Sterling!  On the precipice of opening the new Red…

EPISODE 168 | January 6, 2016

Toby Maloney

The Speakeasy is back for 2016 with none other than veteran bar man Toby Maloney, Beverage Director at Mother’s Ruin…

EPISODE 167 | December 2, 2015

Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room, Dear Irving, & The Bennett

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/heritageradionetwork This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is in studio with Meaghan Dorman, of the Raines Law Room, Dear…

EPISODE 166 | November 25, 2015

Bull in China

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is on the line with bar industry vet Lucas Plant, a founder at Bull…

EPISODE 165 | November 18, 2015

The Brooklyn Inn

New York City is full of history, and no place knows it better than The Brooklyn Inn.  Celebrating the establishment’s…

EPISODE 164 | November 4, 2015

Paul Clarke of Imbibe Magazine

This week The Speakeasy is back with a brand new show featuring guest Paul Clarke.  Paul Clarke is Imbibe’s Executive…

EPISODE 163 | October 14, 2015

Steven Abt of Caskers

Ever been frustrated by the limited spirit selection at your corner store?  This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte…

EPISODE 162 | October 7, 2015

Brennan Adams & Santera Tequila

Brennan Adams, brand ambassador for Santera Tequila, is in studio with Damon Boelte for this week’s episode of The Speakeasy….

EPISODE 161 | September 23, 2015

Mother of Pearl

Drink slingers Jane Danger and Austin Henelly of the Lower East Side tiki inspired bar and restaurant, Mother of Pearl,…

EPISODE 160 | August 5, 2015

Chris Balla

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is in the studio with Chris Balla, beer selector for their common…

EPISODE 159 | July 1, 2015

Steven Soderbergh

Steven Andrew Soderbergh is best known as an acclaimed American film producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. He’s behind a…

EPISODE 158 | May 27, 2015

Ivy Mix & Julie Reiner of Leyenda

Star bartenders and all-around awesome gals Ivy Mix & Julie Reiner are back on The Speakeasy, this time to talk…

EPISODE 157 | April 8, 2015

Will Peet

This week on The Speakeasy Damon chats with multi-talented bartender Will Peet of Donostia and the NoMad. The two have…

EPISODE 156 | March 18, 2015

April Wachtel

Tune in for a canid conversation between cocktail professionals on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy. Damon is joined by…

EPISODE 155 | March 11, 2015

Wild Turkey: Jimmy & Eddie Russell

This week on The Speakeasy Damon interviews Jimmy and Eddie Russel of Wild Turkey Bourbon. Jimmy and Eddie talk about…

EPISODE 154 | March 4, 2015

Kevin Denton

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by bartender, musician and all around great guy Kevin Denton. Denton…

EPISODE 153 | February 25, 2015

Sugarlands Distilling Company

We’re talking Moonshine today on The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Brent Thompson from Sugarlands Distilling Company….

EPISODE 152 | February 18, 2015

National Margarita Day!

This week on The Speakeasy Damon interviews Jamie Salas, the Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador. Salas tells us about the evolution…

EPISODE 151 | February 11, 2015

Jordana Rothman Returns

The one and only Jordana Rothman rejoins Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy for a candid thirty minute conversation on everything…

EPISODE 150 | February 4, 2015

Amor y Amargo

If you like your drinks bitter and stirred, Amor y Amargo is for you. Tune in to a brand new…

EPISODE 149 | January 28, 2015

The Steve Schneider Show

Steve Schneider is the star of the film Hey Bartender, Principal Bartender at Employees Only NYC, 2012 Cocktail World Cup…

EPISODE 148 | January 21, 2015

Zach Gelnaw

Beloved bartender and inventive ice-man Zach Gelnaw-Rubin is this week’s guest on THe Speakeasy! He’s behind the bar at Dutch…

EPISODE 147 | January 14, 2015

Copper & Kings Distillery

What is American brandy and why should you care? Find out on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as…

EPISODE 146 | January 7, 2015

Whisk(e)y Distilled

To kick off the new year on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Heather Greene, Whiskey Sommelier at The…

EPISODE 145 | December 17, 2014

Misty Kalkofen of Del Maguey

Misty Kalkofen of Del Maguey

EPISODE 144 | December 4, 2014

Adam Bernbach

Damon Boelte is talking shop with Adam Bernbach, bar manager at Washington, D.C., cocktail spot 2 Birds 1 Stone, on…

EPISODE 143 | November 12, 2014

Bomberger’s Distillery

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy is all about whiskey. Damon Boelte is joined by Avianna Ponzi of Bomberger’s Distillery….

EPISODE 142 | October 29, 2014

Nicolas Palazzi / PM Spirits

Learn about cognac and other esoteric spirits on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by…

EPISODE 141 | October 15, 2014

Ron Diplomático Rum

Rum is really hot right now and Ron Diplomático rum is some of the best you can get. Tune in…

EPISODE 140 | October 8, 2014

Abigail Gullo Returns!

The “Rye Girl” is back! Damon Boelte welcomes Abigail Gullo back to The Speakeasy this week for a discussion on…

EPISODE 139 | October 1, 2014

Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough

Hear from the authors of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough on a brand new…

EPISODE 138 | September 24, 2014

Damon Boelte

The tables get turned this week on The Speakeasy as producer Jack Inslee interviews host Damon Boelte! Hear Damon’s incredible…

EPISODE 137 | September 17, 2014

Aaron Polsky Returns!

Aaron Polsky, formely of Amor Y Amargo, is one of the best bartenders in New York City and a good…

EPISODE 136 | August 27, 2014

Han Shan

Han Shan is the new brand ambassador for Tuthilltown Spirits and Hudson Whiskey and he’s also the guest this week…

EPISODE 135 | August 20, 2014

Brad Goocher & Ken Ho

Brad Goocher and Ken Ho are bartender’s bartenders. Tune in as they talk shop with Damon Boelte on a brand…

EPISODE 134 | August 13, 2014

Proof: The Science of Booze

Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning…

EPISODE 133 | July 30, 2014

The Return of Donna

Almost a year ago, popular Williamsburg bar Donna was forced to close due to an electrical fire. Now – they…

EPISODE 132 | July 24, 2014

12 Bottle Bar

Find out how to become the best home bartender you can possibly be on a brand new episode of The…

EPISODE 131 | July 16, 2014

Tim Miner

On a casual and insightful episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte chats with bartender Tim Miner of Long Island Bar,…

EPISODE 130 | July 2, 2014

Greg Seider

Get some great insights and go deep into the world of craft cocktails on a brand new episode of The…

EPISODE 129 | June 25, 2014

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Tune in to a fun, friendly and informative episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Jeffrey…

EPISODE 128 | June 18, 2014

Natasha David

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon brings on Natasha David who talks about how she got into the bar industry,…

EPISODE 127 | June 4, 2014

Cocktail Kingdom

Any good tradesman needs good tools. Bartending is no different. Tune into a thematic episode of The Speakeasy as Damon…

EPISODE 126 | May 28, 2014

Greenhook Ginsmiths

The summer is here and that means one thing. Well, maybe more than one thing, but it definitely means Gin…

EPISODE 125 | May 7, 2014

The Bar at the NoMad Hotel

Fresh off their James Beard Award for best Bar Program, welcome some of the team from The NoMad Hotel on…

EPISODE 124 | April 30, 2014

The Dead Rabbit

This week’s guests on The Speakeasy are the guys behind The Dead Rabbit. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog embodies…

EPISODE 123 | April 23, 2014

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is the ultimate cocktail. Not because it’s the biggest, baddest or most inventive but because it represents…

EPISODE 122 | April 2, 2014

Amanda Womack

Whiskey is everywhere. Whereas once most people ordering booze at bars wanted vodka soda’s, now the whiskey revolution is in…

EPISODE 121 | March 26, 2014

Joaquin Simo

The 2012 American Bartender of the Year has seen it all. Joaquín Simó has poured drinks at some of the…

EPISODE 120 | March 19, 2014

Stephanie Ridgeway, Highland Park Distillery

Stephanie Ridgeway is the Brand Ambassador for Highland Park, a whiskey distillery located on the Orkney Islands off the northern…

EPISODE 119 | March 12, 2014

Franky Marshall

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon interviews Franky Marshall from The Dead Rabbit, an Old New York bar that celebrates…

EPISODE 118 | February 19, 2014

Bar Management & Agave with Ryan Fitzgerald

Damon Boelte chats with Ryan Fitzgerald of Del Maguey Mezcal and the forthcoming ABV bar in San Francisco on this…

EPISODE 117 | February 12, 2014

Scranton Twohey

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon talks to Scranton Twohey, owner of a bar called Whisler’s in Austin Texas. Scranton…

EPISODE 116 | January 29, 2014

Jay Zimmerman

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon welcomes Jay Zimmerman, owner of Ba’Sik bar in Williamsburg, to the studio. Jay tells…

EPISODE 115 | January 22, 2014

Clay Gordon

Bartenders and cocktail nerds, pay attention! New World Spirits has introduced a new base spirit called Solbeso, made from the…

EPISODE 114 | January 15, 2014

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve is a super-premium Kentucky small batch bourbon crafted at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky. Woodford Reserve…

EPISODE 113 | January 9, 2014

Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey

The Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey is the result of a collaboration between two small-batch New York producers. This week on…

EPISODE 112 | November 20, 2013

Rob Krueger & Extra Fancy

Extra Fancy has quickly become one of the most beloved bars in Brooklyn by bartenders and laymen alike. This week…

EPISODE 111 | November 13, 2013

Danny Ronen of DC Spirits

What is the best way to ensure hospitality in the beverage industry? The answer is education! This week on The…

EPISODE 110 | November 6, 2013

Colin Spoelman

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with Colin Spoelman, distiller at Kings County Distillery, and author…

EPISODE 109 | October 30, 2013

Leslie Pariseau and Talia Baiocchi of PUNCH Magazine

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte welcomes Leslie Pariseau (deputy editor) and Talia Baiocchi (editor-in-chief) of PUNCH…

EPISODE 108 | October 16, 2013

Katie Parla

On this week’s episode of The Speakeasy, Katie Parla, Rome-based food and beverage educator and journalist, joins host Damon Boelte…

EPISODE 107 | October 9, 2013

Jim Kearns

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte welcomes Jim Kearns, bar director at Play, a new cafe and cocktail…

EPISODE 106 | September 18, 2013

Robin Robinson

This week on The Speakeasy, Robin Robinson of Compass Box Whiskey joins host Damon Boelte in the studio to talk…

EPISODE 105 | September 11, 2013

Anne

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with Anne-Louise Marquis, brand ambassador for Pernod Absinthe. Together the two…

EPISODE 104 | September 4, 2013

Richard Paterson: The Dalmore

This week on The Speakeasy, Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, of The Dalmore joins host Damon Boelet in the studio to…

EPISODE 103 | August 21, 2013

Hillrock Estate Distillery

Damon Boelte is sampling a large array of whiskies from Hillrock Estate Distillery with Dave Pickerell and Danielle Eddy! Tune…

EPISODE 102 | July 31, 2013

Chaim Dauermann

Chaim Dauermann is in the studio for today’s episode of The Speakeasy! Chaim is the beverage director at Desnuda in…

EPISODE 101 | July 24, 2013

Garret Richard

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with bartender Garret Richard of Monkey Bar about Tiki culture, frozen…

EPISODE 100 | July 10, 2013

Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo

This week on The Speakeasy we celebrate episode number 100 with special guests, The Franks! Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo…

EPISODE 99 | July 3, 2013

Dan Lyle

This week on The Speakeasy, we celebrate the eve of America’s birthday by talking about barbecue, bikes, and the history…

EPISODE 98 | June 26, 2013

Abraham Hawkins

Abraham Hawkins is a bartender at Dutch Kills, in Long Island City. Today on the studio he talks with host…

EPISODE 97 | June 19, 2013

Justin Briggs

This week on The Speakeasy host Damon Boelte speaks with Justin Briggs, bartender, brand ambassador, consultant, and mixologist. Justin Briggs…

EPISODE 96 | June 5, 2013

Steve Schneider/Hey Bartender

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy pairs us once again with Steve Schneider, bartender at West Village watering hole, Employees…

EPISODE 95 | May 29, 2013

Cripple Creek 2.0

It’s time for another Cripple Creek! After two smashing nights at Lit Lounge in December of 2012, Cripple Creek is…

EPISODE 94 | May 22, 2013

Robert Simonson

When covering beverages, it quickly becomes clear that the wine world and the cocktail/spirits world are two completely different beasts…

EPISODE 93 | May 15, 2013

Charles Hardwick

As a native New Yorker, Charles Hardwick has seen how the city’s biggest juice joints have changed over the years….

EPISODE 92 | May 8, 2013

Great Gatsby Inspired Cocktails

Tara Wright is the head bartender at 21 Club, the historical speakeasy located on 52nd street in New York City….

EPISODE 91 | April 17, 2013

Julie Reiner & The Great GoogaMooga

Holy GoogaMooga! Julie Reiner, owner and operator of the Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, chats with Damon Boelte on The…

EPISODE 90 | April 10, 2013

Attaboy

Same spot, new look! This week on The Speakeasy, Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy drop by to talk with host…

EPISODE 89 | April 3, 2013

Thomas Waugh / Major Food Group

Old school Italian New York is alive and well. This week on The Speakeasy, get to know Thomas Waugh, the…

EPISODE 88 | March 27, 2013

Tristan Willey of Booker & Dax

Booker & Dax is like a mad scientists lab… just with more booze. On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, hang…

EPISODE 87 | March 20, 2013

Giuseppe Gonzalez (Explicit Content)

Giuseppe Gonzalez joins Damon Boelte for a raunchy, raw and real episode of The Speakeasy. Giuseppe was the head bartender…

EPISODE 86 | March 13, 2013

Nick Jarrett LIVE From New Orleans

Nick Jarrett is calling in to The Speakeasy all the way from sunny New Orleans! Damon checks in with Nick…

EPISODE 85 | March 6, 2013

Beer!

For the first time, Damon Boelte is talking BEER on The Speakeasy. Tune in as he’s joined by Tristan Colegrove…

EPISODE 84 | February 13, 2013

Nico de Soto

Nico de Soto has traveled the world in the name of cocktails. This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte invites…

EPISODE 83 | February 6, 2013

Bridget Firtle

What goes into opening a distillery? From troubleshooting boilers to priming pumps, Bridget Firtle has gotten a lot of training…

EPISODE 82 | January 23, 2013

Kings County Distillery

Who’s in the mood for whiskey? Tune into the Speakeasy and hear from “master blender” Nicole Austin from Kings County…

EPISODE 81 | January 16, 2013

The Third Man

Damon Boelte is back and so is The Speakeasy! On the first episode of 2013, Damon is hanging out with…

EPISODE 80 | December 19, 2012

Cripple Creek Holiday Spectacular!

It’s The Speakeasy Cripple Creek Holiday Spectacular!!! By that, we mean Damon Boelte, Aaron Polsky and Mike O’Rourke are hanging…

EPISODE 79 | December 5, 2012

Happy Repeal Day!

Today, Damon Boelte is celebrating the 79th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment, and his two year anniversary…

EPISODE 78 | November 28, 2012

Seersucker Returns!

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by two friends from Seersucker Brooklyn, chef/owner Robert Newton and bartender Matt…

EPISODE 77 | November 21, 2012

New York Bartenders Ball

This week on a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon checks in with bartenders Nino Cirabisi and Frank Cisneros who…

EPISODE 76 | November 14, 2012

Jan Warren

This afternoon on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Jan Warren, the head bartender at Dutch Kills Bar…

EPISODE 75 | October 24, 2012

Brooklyn Gin

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by co-creator of Brooklyn Gin, Emil Jattne. They’re obviously talking gin –…

EPISODE 74 | October 17, 2012

Fernet

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon gets to chat about his favorite spirit in the world – Fernet-Branca! He’s joined…

EPISODE 73 | September 26, 2012

Donna BKLYN

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Leif Huckman and Jeremy Oertel of the new Williamsburg…

EPISODE 72 | September 19, 2012

Karin Stanley

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is hangin’ out with Karin Stanely, co-owner of Dutch Kills and bartender at…

EPISODE 71 | September 12, 2012

Kevin Denton

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by friend and fellow bartender/musician Kevin Denton of WD-50 and The Crooners….

EPISODE 70 | August 29, 2012

Alie & Georgia

Alie and Georgia are in the studio! They are the hosts for Cooking Channel’s Classy Ladies and contributors to Unique…

EPISODE 69 | August 22, 2012

Aaron Polsky

On an informative and conversational episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by friend and fellow bartender Aaron Polsky…

EPISODE 68 | August 8, 2012

Tiki Mondays!

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by the “Captains” of Tiki Mondays, Brian Miller and Ryan Liloia. Hear…

EPISODE 67 | August 1, 2012

Lucas Bols

Damon is back from Tales of the Cocktail and he’s joined in studio by Antonia Fattizzi of Lucas Bols. Antonia…

EPISODE 66 | July 11, 2012

Denizen Rum

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Marshall Altier and Nick Pelis of Denizen Rum. Learn what makes different…

EPISODE 65 | June 27, 2012

Steve Schneider Returns!

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is re-joined by friend of the show Steve Schneider of Employees Only and Macao…

EPISODE 64 | June 13, 2012

Cask Store

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Amanda Womack, manager at Cask in San Francisco. Cask sells artisanal beverages…

EPISODE 63 | June 6, 2012

Craft Distilling

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Michael Kinstliek, CEO of Coppersea Distilling. Michael talks about the rise of…

EPISODE 62 | May 30, 2012

Van Brunt Stillhouse

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte chats with friend and distiller at Van Brunt Stillhouse, Daric Schlesselman. Tune in…

EPISODE 61 | May 16, 2012

Rocky Yeh

Fresh off the Manhattan Cocktail Classic bender, Damon Boelte sits and chats with bartender Rocky Yeh from Vessel Lounge in…

EPISODE 60 | May 9, 2012

Speed Rack

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with the ladies of Speed Rack. Speed Rack is a competition…

EPISODE 59 | May 2, 2012

Clover Club

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte sits and chats with Tom Macy & Jesse Wohlers of The Clover Club….

EPISODE 58 | April 25, 2012

Makers Mark

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Adam Harris, brand ambassador for Maker’s Mark. Hear about the…

EPISODE 57 | April 18, 2012

Justin Noel

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon hangs out and chats with Justin Noel, bartender at 1534 and rep from Prestige…

EPISODE 56 | April 11, 2012

Drunk Diet with Lüc Carl

Who says you can’t lose weight while getting wasted? Not Lüc Carl. Tune in to this week’s episode of The…

EPISODE 55 | April 4, 2012

Betto & Kanon Vodka

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte catches up with Matt Carr and Tom O’Neil of Betto with Johnny Gaffney…

EPISODE 54 | March 28, 2012

Michael J. Neff

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with Michael J. Neff of Ward III & Rum House. Tune…

EPISODE 53 | March 21, 2012

Toby Maloney of The Violet Hour

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte checks in with celebrated bartender Toby Maloney of The Violet Hour, a pre-Prohibition…

EPISODE 52 | March 7, 2012

Hospitality & Rum with James Menite

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with James Menite of Don Q Rum. Learn how James went…

EPISODE 51 | February 22, 2012

Dutch’s Spirits

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte returns to the airwaves with the man behind The Dutch’s Spirits, Jonathan Forester….

EPISODE 50 | February 8, 2012

The Tiki All Stars

What does Tiki mean to you? Damon Boelte is joined by “The Tiki All-Stars” on a deliciously rummy episode of…

EPISODE 49 | February 1, 2012

Pisco

What is Pisco? You may not know right now, but tune in to an informative episode of The Speakeasy with…

EPISODE 48 | January 25, 2012

Seersucker

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down and chats with friend Robert Newton of Seersucker in Carroll Gardens. Hear…

EPISODE 47 | January 18, 2012

Rye Whiskey with Nick Jarrett

What’s the difference between blended whiskey and spirit whiskey? What are the origins of rye whiskey? If you’re at all…

EPISODE 46 | January 11, 2012

Jordana Rothman

This week on The Speakeasy Damon Boelte welcomes Time Out New York’s infamous food and drink editor, Jordana Rothman. Jordana…

EPISODE 45 | January 4, 2012

The Dizzy Fizz

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down and chats with Selena Ricks-Good, the woman behind the popular blog, The…

EPISODE 44 | December 21, 2011

New York Distilling Company

On the year-end episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Allen Katz and Nate Dumas, partners in the…

EPISODE 43 | December 14, 2011

The Bourgeois Pig

Trust your barender! Especially if his name is Frankie Cocktails. Tune in to a friendly episode of The Speakeasy as…

EPISODE 42 | November 30, 2011

Ba’sik

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with childhood friend and owner of Ba’sik Bar in Wiliamsburg, Jay Zimmerman. Hear…

EPISODE 41 | November 23, 2011

Jim Meehan

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon has a great conversation with friend and bartender Jim Meehan, author of “The PDT…

EPISODE 40 | November 16, 2011

Avery and Janet Glasser of Bittermens

This week on the Speakeasy, Damon welcomes an old duo to the studio: Avery and Janet Glasser, the founders of…

EPISODE 39 | November 9, 2011

Mayur Subbarao

This week on the Speakeasy host Damon Boelte is joined by Rennaissance man Mayur Subbarao. Not only is Subbarao a…

EPISODE 38 | November 2, 2011

Bitters w/ Brad Thomas Parsons

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon takes a break from the bar songs and speaks with Brad Thomas Parsons, the…

EPISODE 37 | October 26, 2011

Bartenders Playlist Part 2

Back by popular demand! Damon Boelte continues the Bartenders Playlist, a selection of great drinking songs for great drinking times….

EPISODE 36 | October 19, 2011

Bartenders Playlist

On a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon takes a moment to highlight some of his and his bartender friends…

EPISODE 35 | October 12, 2011

Jim Ryan of Hendrick’s Gin

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Jim Ryan, brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin. Learn more about the…

EPISODE 34 | October 5, 2011

Abigail Gullo

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by none other than the “Rye Girl” herself, Abigail Gullo. Abigail talks…

EPISODE 33 | September 28, 2011

Island Creek Oysters

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon drinks some 50 year old cognac and eats oysters with Dana Hale of Island…

EPISODE 32 | September 21, 2011

Pernod Ricard

Leslie Pariseau, New York Brand Ambassador for Pernod Ricard & Ria Soler, Bar Smarts Manager join Damon Boelte on this…

EPISODE 31 | September 7, 2011

Jill DeGroff & Dale DeGroff

On a very special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by artist and author of “Lush Life, Portraits…

EPISODE 30 | August 31, 2011

Brian Floyd

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by bartender Brian Floyd of The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights. Damon &…

EPISODE 29 | August 24, 2011

Cabell Tomlinson

This week on The Speakeasy Damon is joined by Cabell Tomlinson, bar director of Frankies Spuntino. Cabell discusses her philosophy…

EPISODE 28 | August 17, 2011

Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology

This week on the Speakeasy Damon has on an old friend, Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology. They talk the growing…

EPISODE 27 | August 10, 2011

Bushwick Country Club

This week on The Speakeasy, the studio is packed with the crew from Bushwick Country Club. Tune in for an…

EPISODE 26 | August 3, 2011

Maharlika

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by the crew at Maharlika, a Filipino “pop up” restaurant that features…

EPISODE 25 | July 27, 2011

Tales from Tales of the Cocktail

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy sees Damon Boelte sitting down with Steve Schneider of Employees Only, fresh off their…

EPISODE 24 | July 13, 2011

Bittermens Very Small Batch Bitters

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Avery & Janet Glasser of Bittermens Very Small Batch Bitters Company….

EPISODE 23 | July 6, 2011

Combier

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down with Romain Guille, brand rep for Combier USA. Tune in to learn…

EPISODE 22 | June 29, 2011

Sam Ross & Michael McIlroy

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross of the world renowned members only…

EPISODE 21 | June 22, 2011

St. John Frizell

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte sits down with St. John Frizell, head of the Red Hook boîte, Fort…

EPISODE 20 | June 15, 2011

42Below

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Paul Franich, brand rep for 42 Below Vodka. Learn more about…

EPISODE 19 | June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Damon!

Damon Celebrates his 30th birthday on a heady episode of The Speakeasy with friend, bar manager and reggae/dancehall DJ Shane…

EPISODE 18 | June 1, 2011

Norwegian Invasion!

The studio is packed as Damon & Brian Miller invite from friends from Oslo, Norway to The Speakeasy to remiss…

EPISODE 17 | May 18, 2011

Tanqueray

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Angus Winchester, Global Brand Ambassador for Tanqueray Gin. Damon & Angus…

EPISODE 16 | May 12, 2011

Santa Teresa Rum

This week Damon Boelte invites the team from Santa Teresa Rum to speak about the current rum industry and their…

EPISODE 15 | May 4, 2011

Ari Form Returns

Ari Form returns to The Speakeasy with a strange strange bottle of Irish Liqueur that tastes like Malibu. What does…

EPISODE 14 | April 27, 2011

Steve Schneider & Vincent Vitek

Things get rowdy on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte hangs out with Employees Only’s wild…

EPISODE 13 | April 20, 2011

Frank Cisneros

This week’s guest on The Speakeasy is Frank Cisneros, aka Frankie Cocktails. Frank and Damon discuss how music can influence…

EPISODE 12 | April 13, 2011

Maxwell Britten

Maxwell Britten is this week’s guest on The Speakeasy. Tune in to hear how he became the Beverage Director and…

EPISODE 11 | April 6, 2011

American Gin Company

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Scott Krahn, 1/2 of the American Gin Company. Scott…

EPISODE 10 | March 30, 2011

Phil Ward

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by former head bartender of Death & Co. Phil Ward, currently…

EPISODE 9 | March 23, 2011

Nic Cowles

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Nic Cowles of Minibar. Nic talks about the community vibe…

EPISODE 8 | March 9, 2011

USBG

Tune into the latest episode of The Speakeasy hosted by Damon Boelte. This week he highlights the United States Bartenders…

EPISODE 7 | March 2, 2011

Nick Jarrett

This week on a special one-hour long episode of The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte sits down and chats with friend…

EPISODE 6 | February 16, 2011

Brad Farran

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Brad Farran of The Clover Club. Brad explains how he went…

EPISODE 5 | February 9, 2011

Ian Wolff

This week on The Speakeasy Damon is joined by Ian Wolff, Wine & Spirits editor at La Cucina Italiana. They…

EPISODE 4 | February 2, 2011

Ari Form

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Ari Form of the JakeWalk. Ari & Damon discuss everything…

EPISODE 3 | January 26, 2011

Adam Kolesar

On the third installment of The Speakeasy, Damon sits down with Adam Kolesar, tiki drink expert and proprietor of Brooklyn…

EPISODE 2 | January 19, 2011

Thomas Waugh

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by guest Thomas Waugh, head bartender at NYC’s Death & Co….

EPISODE 1 | January 12, 2011

Brian Miller

On the innaugral episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte overcomes a brief power outage in the studio and chats with…

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