Still Talking

Still Talking

Latest Episodes

Ep 78 – Chris Swonger DISCUS President/CEO
June 08, 2020

As the title indicates, the fellas are joined by DISCUS president and CEO Chris Swonger.  They discuss the impacts of Covid-19 to the industry in a holistic manner. This includes what the post Covid-19 era may look like and the work that is pertinent t...

Ep 77 – Eli Aguilera of Total Wine and More
May 14, 2020

This week the guys are joined by Eli Aguilera SVP of Total Wine and More.  They discuss how the pandemic impacts retail and how Total Wine has nimbly adjusted their methods to please the consumer.  They also reveal the true nature of this podcast,

Ep 76 – Tim russell of Maggie’s Farm Rum
May 01, 2020

The fellas are joined by Owner/Distiller Tim Russell of Maggie’s Farm rum in Brian’s favorite city Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  They discuss how Pennsylvania’s decision to close their state run liquor retail stores impacted Tim’s business and the drinking...

EP 75 – TTB Changes and Feelings
April 13, 2020

Description:  The TTB made some rule changes to the spirit definition requirements.   The fellas decide to discuss the highlights of these changes and the feelings these changes evoked in the distilling community.

EP 74 – The Spirit of Awards
April 13, 2020

This episode the fellas are joined by the one and only Rob Masters to discuss this year’s American Craft Spirits Association spirit awards.  On March 30th the ACSA put on a webinar awards show to accommodate the Covid-19 era social distancing.

Ep 73 – A FEW Paul Hletko
March 29, 2020

This week the fellas are joined by owner operator Paul Hletko of FEW spirits. They discuss what everyone is doing during the pandemic and how to plan for the future. Paul provides some insight in what he believes some of the inherent risk are for...

Ep 72 – America’s Distilling Mayor
March 24, 2020

The fellas are joined by Mayor of Salida, Colorado PT Wood. He happens to also be the co-founder and co-owner of Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, so the conversation is vaguely relevant. PT provides insight on how Covid-19 is impacting local business a...

Ep 71 – Worlds Reunited
March 22, 2020

Have you heard of this Coronavirus? The guys discuss how the pandemic is effecting them personally and the industry as a whole. Yes there is a discussion about hand sanitizer. The fellas keep their typical jovial tone while Colton catches Brian and Zen...

Ep 54 – Make Vodka Great Again
August 29, 2019

This week the fellas discuss how we define and know the lovely spirit vodka.  They chat about how vodka is changing and how to walk the line of having character and staying true to the category. They also discuss the subtle way Zeno orders drinks,...

Ep15 – TheConsumer
July 25, 2018

This week, we made an episode for the consumer, which is funny since we’re pretty clueless abut what’s going on with consumers these days. We discuss questions you should ask your bartender, why you should go on distillery tours as much as you can, and...