Why does rum have such a bad rap? This week on Hot Grease, Nicole Taylor is joined in the studio by Bridget Firtle, founder of Owney’s rum and CEO of The Noble Experiment. Tune in to learn the differences between white and dark rums, and the correlations between rum flavors and languages in the Caribbean. How does one define a small-batch distillery? Hear how Bridget’s family history inspired her to start distilling, and listen in to learn about being a woman in the distilling industry. Later, Nicole and Bridget talk about five Superbowl rum recipes on The Hot Five! This episode has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.

“There’s an opportunity to create a unique, different flavor than what’s massively produced.” [8:45] — Bridget Firtle on Hot Grease