High Proof Holiday Spirits

It’s the holiday season, which means that spirits are high – high proof that is! On this week’s show, we’re throwing a holiday party with some cocktail professionals!


Is there a bottle of jenever in your bar at home? Unless you’re from the Netherlands – that might not be the case. Gin and jenever expert Philip Duff joins us to explain the difference between these two distinct spirits and tells us about his intoxicating career.


Then, Few Spirits founder Paul Hletko takes us back to the days of prohibition and explains what motivated him to open the first distillery in the historical epicenter of the temperance movement in the United States: Evanston, Illinois.


Next, Austrian native Claudia Bailoni shares the story of her family’s 150 year company that all began in an apricot orchard and ended in a bottle of delectable schnaps – but not the kind you’re used to shooting!


Finally, Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand shares stories of career producing cognac in Grand Champagne, the cognac region of France.


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Alexandre Gabriel