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Hey all,

We have finally released our new podcast covering the distilling industry! 

It features Jason Zeno of Beam-Suntory, Colton Weinstein of Corsair Distillery, and Brian Christensen of Artisan Spirit Magazine. 

 

In our first three episodes, we cover the ‘newly’ passed FET reduction, what it means to the industry and our thoughts on where we/it are headed. Part 1 & 2 were recorded prior to the passage of the bill, and cover many of the lobbying efforts members of our industry took in order to get the bill through. In part 3 the bill has finally passed. We cover the specifics of what actually passed, and what we do next! 

 

We will be continuing to release episodes covering everything distilling. Competitions and judging, tasting sheets, mashes, and conventions are just a few of the topics already lined up in the queue! 

Our hope is that we can use this podcast as a way to give back to the community, and much like this forum put the education and information out there for those who want it. The show is for you all, so any feedback, comments, questions, show ideas, ect., would be appreciated!

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...https://stilltalkingpodcast.com

 

And don’t forget to follow us on the social media, @stillcast

 

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New Episode out now!

Ep 4 - The Guts of Spirits Competitions

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-4-the-guts-of-spirits-competitions/

This week, we’re talking about an aspect of the industry that’s pretty well-known and a little bit terrifying—competitions!

Both Colton and Brian are intimately familiar with the backend of domestic competitions, Colton himself has won a bevy of awards during his time at Corsair, Zeno was a judge at ACSA two years ago, and I have stewarded for ACSA’s judging. Go for gold!

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...StillTalkingPodcast

 

And don’t forget to follow us on the social media, @stillcast

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New Episode Released!!

Ep 5 - Tasting &Judging

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-5-tasting-judging/

This week, the guys try to drink a flight like judges (they don’t get very far), Zeno gives us a taste of his beautiful singing voice—who knew such a lovely, feminine sound could come from a guy like him? And we talk about the process of putting stuff in your mouth. Heads up, it gets a little sexual.

 

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...StillTalkingPodcast

And don’t forget to follow us on all the social media sites, @stillcast

 

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Episode 6 out now!!

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-6-bourbon-mashing/

This week, the guys get into bourbon mashing! Actually, we started doing a mashing episode and only made it through bourbon thanks to some distractions (*cough* ZENO *cough*), but we thought it was worthwhile anyway. This episode is a bit basic; apologies if you’ve heard this stuff a thousand times before. Enjoy!

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...StillTalkingPodcast

And don’t forget to follow us on all the social media sites, @stillcast

 

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Episode 7 available for download now!

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-7-organizations-and-guilds/

the guys talk about different industry organizations and guilds. It’s actually way less boring than you might expect. Also, Colton coins the term “double macro”, which will never catch on anywhere. Good stuff, guys!

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...StillTalkingPodcast

And don’t forget to follow us on all the social media sites, @stillcast

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Hey everyone

Due to some unfortunate flooding in Brian's basement we are not able to bring you a new episode this week.... instead we're doing an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit  (/r/firewater) tomorrow (May 24th) starting at 8pm EST! We got you covered with any questions you have relating to the distilling industry, whether they're craft, macro, or media focused!

Also, please feel free to pose some questions in advance. We'll be sure to address them during the actual AMA.

Thanks!

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Episode 8 - You Asked, We Answered  - Out Now!!!!

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-8-you-asked-we-answered/

This week, the guys were joined by yours truly! We sat down to answer a couple of questions from a reddit AMA posted on r/firewater. This was definitely a hectic episode, there was a lot working against usBrian’s basement flooded, so his carpeting had to be removed, Zeno wasn’t able to come to Nashville so he had to record on his computer using Apple headphones, there were four people talkingbut somehow we made it work (sort of). We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Ep 9 – Barrel Aging: From Solera to Squarrel

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/barrel-aging-from-solera-to-squarrel/

This week, the guys got into barrel aging and what Zeno did last Friday night (which was definitely NOT against his will). They discuss rapid maturation, solera, the squarrel and more. Check it out and subscribe for the latest episodes!

You can follow us @stillcast for updates and news.

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just finished listening to episode 5 and i found it to be insightful and entertaining. Nice work guys

 

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Thanks Captn! Glad you enjoyed it.

 

Let us know if there are any specific topics you want us to cover or even industry news we should talk about.  

 

We'd also love to get a listener Q&A segment going, so any questions you've got, be they solely to stump us and make us look dumb, or actual production, process, or media/marketing questions bring em on!

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Ep 10 – Face/Off: Marketing GNS vs. Grain to Glass

 

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-10-face-off-marketing-gns-vs-grain-to-glass/

 

This week’s episode is inspired by a listener comment on Reddit! Thank you u/ignorancepower for the constructive criticism and the questions. The guys break down the difference between marketing a GNS product vs those who start their distillery grain to glass, and Brian messes up the intro not once, not twice, but three damn times.

Please get in touch with us with any questions that you might have about our experiences in the industry and distilling overall! We want to start a segment where we answer them on the podcast.

Finally, we’d like to join the many voices that are mourning the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He was a great human being with a fearless passion for what he did. If you need to talk to anyone, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, the Suicide Prevention Hotline, or the Crisis Text Line.

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So I put this in another thread but I should post it here. I really like your podcast. For me, to make it even better, get more technical. Most startup craft people don't have educational backgrounds in brewing/distilling. The people in your podcast mention technical terms but tend not to expand on them. Do that. Most of us don't know fully understand what they might be going over. It might seem a little pedantic to the listeners but it's not. We need that background info. 

Good luck! 

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Ep 13 – Going to Flavor Town

https://stilltalkingpodcast.com/ep-13-going-to-flavor-town/

 

This week, the guys talk yeast! There are jokes (obviously), but there is also a lot of great information about fermentation and the role yeast plays in distillations and in the marketing of a product. Also, they talk about Guy Fieri. It’ll make sense when you hear it. Enjoy!

 

Look for us wherever you download your podcasts from and check out our website...StillTalkingPodcast

And don’t forget to follow us on all the social media sites, @stillcast

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