Sipping Social Podcast
#037 - Jack Waters & Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group

#037 - Jack Waters & Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group

January 12, 2022

On this episode we have Jack Waters, one of the owners of Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group. We talk about how he became a partner in one of the most successful restaurant groups in the western suburbs.

#036 - WGN Around Town Segment with Producer Jeff Hoover

#036 - WGN Around Town Segment with Producer Jeff Hoover

January 3, 2022

We just joined WGN Morning News Around Town. This is the aftermath and it’s a little drinky. We reviewed a New Riff Single Barrel bourbon and Pipeworks NvU vs THE HAZE. We apologize for how many times the word penis was yelled into the mic. We promise the next podcast won’t be so penisy.

#035 - Old Pepper Distillery Bourbon & Goose Island Bourbon County

#035 - Old Pepper Distillery Bourbon & Goose Island Bourbon County

December 23, 2021

In episode 35 we would like to first apologize for the level of intoxication we achieved while recording. We reviewed the Old Pepper Distillery bourbon coming in at very high alcohol by volume and compared three different years of Goose Island Bourbon County. It's no wonder we ended-up slurring our words!

#034 - Surly Darkness Imperial Stout & Pinhook High Proof Rye

#034 - Surly Darkness Imperial Stout & Pinhook High Proof Rye

November 28, 2021

We’re back together in the Underground Studio in the new recording room. We talk about some national restaurant news and we also give out some good gift ideas for the holiday. The beer review is Surly Darkness Imperial Stout, and the whiskey review is the new Pinhook High Proof Rye!! Listen up and drink up!! Cheers.

#033 - Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick & Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish

#033 - Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick & Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish

November 10, 2021

Last time we recorded we were remote and now we’re back in the underground studio together. We’re talking about the state of the restaurant industry and our experiences going out in the last year. The beer review is Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish and the whiskey review is a Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick from Doti’s Liquors. Thanks Jude and George!! Listen up and drink up!!

#032 - Old Bardstown Bottled In Bond & Rodenbach Grand Cru Red Ale

#032 - Old Bardstown Bottled In Bond & Rodenbach Grand Cru Red Ale

November 24, 2020

In this episode we review the BIB from Old Bardstown from the Willet's distillery in Kentucky and a Flanders Red Ale from Rodenbach. Rodenbach is a brewery in Roeselare, Belgium. We also chat about a special evening we had over zoom with co-workers from Keller Williams real estate company and also bad news for the restaurant industry, again.

#031 - Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel & Good Beers

#031 - Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel & Good Beers

November 6, 2020

This week we try the 94 proof Toasted Barrel by Elijah Craig, Hop Rich by Riverlands Brewing and Sailor's Kush by Half Acre.

#030 - Dovetail Brewery & Pinhook Rye Whiskey

#030 - Dovetail Brewery & Pinhook Rye Whiskey

September 25, 2020

After a long COVID hiatus, we are back together again. In this episode we review some beers from the Dovetail Brewery and try the 114 proof rye cask strength whiskey from Pinhook.

#029 - Cody Road Bourbon

#029 - Cody Road Bourbon

July 8, 2020

In this long awaited episode, we talk to Sam from the Mississippi River Distilling Company out of Le Claire, Iowa. Sam brought us their Cody Road Bourbon line up for us to sample. We tasted the Cody Road Single Barrel Bourbon, Cody Road Rye Whiskey and the Cody Road X Experimental Series. Which one was our favorite? Listen up to find out!

#028 - Phase Three Brewing

#028 - Phase Three Brewing

April 22, 2020

Today on the podcast we had the opportunity to meet (virtually) with 2 of the 3 owners of Phase Three Brewing out of Lake Zurich, Illinois. We discusses their startup story, the brewing industry and their stellar beers.

#027 - Half Acre Daisy Cutter & Makers Mark Private Select Barrel Pick

#027 - Half Acre Daisy Cutter & Makers Mark Private Select Barrel Pick

April 15, 2020

In this podcast we talk about Maize+Mash bottle sell off and making some cocktails at home. The beer we sipped on was Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company from Chicago, IL. The whiskey we featured in this podcast was the Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group barrel pick from Makers Mark.

#026 - Coronavirus & The Restaurant Industry

#026 - Coronavirus & The Restaurant Industry

March 20, 2020

In this podcast we talk about how the Coronavirus has impacted our local restaurant businesses. Mike did his part and did a remote podcast from his home office. It was a fun night.

#025 - Bell’s Hopslam Ale & Bardstown Bourbon Company’s “The Prisoner”

#025 - Bell’s Hopslam Ale & Bardstown Bourbon Company’s “The Prisoner”

March 6, 2020

In this podcast we got to try the illusive Bell's Hopslam Ale as well as Bardstown Bourbon Company's "The Prisoner". Bardstown partnered with The Prisoner Wine Company for a collaborative bourbon finished in red wine barrels.

#024 - Revision Brewing Hazy IPA & Angels Envy Finished Rye

#024 - Revision Brewing Hazy IPA & Angels Envy Finished Rye

February 12, 2020

In episode 24 we get to sip on Boogie Bus, a delicious Hazy IPA from Revision Brewing near Reno, Nevada. This weeks whiskey is Angels Envy Finished Rye, a tasty one finished 18 months in Caribbean rum barrels. Our customer of the week: tax season receipt collectors, get out of here. We also took a well deserved smoke break and talked about Ubers Eats, “I didn’t sign up for this”.

#023 - Makers Mark & Master Distiller Denny Potter

#023 - Makers Mark & Master Distiller Denny Potter

January 22, 2020

In this episode we had the unique opportunity to interview Denny Potter, the master distiller at Makers Mark and Greg Butera, their midwest brand ambassador. We chatted about their new RC6 product, the unique production line at Makers Mark and their commitment to operating as an environmentally sustainable company.

#022 - J. Henry & Sons Bourbon

#022 - J. Henry & Sons Bourbon

December 26, 2019

In episode #022, we had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Joe Henry from J. Henry & Sons Bourbon Company. They exploded into the whisky world with their 5 year bourbon in 2015. Over the last 5 years they've won gold and double gold awards at the San Fransisco World Spirits Competition. They are a farm to bottle operation, growing 90% of what goes into the bottle on their family farm in Dane, WI.

#021 - Award Winning Beers & Makers Mark RC6 Wood Finishing Series

#021 - Award Winning Beers & Makers Mark RC6 Wood Finishing Series

December 11, 2019

In this podcast we talk about Mike and Garrett's trip down to the Bourbon Trail in Louisville Kentucky. They visited the Michter's, Makers Mark and Buffalo Trace distilleries as well as some tasty restaurants in the area. We tasted some award winning beers from Old Irving Brewing & Crystal Lake Brewing. Also, Garrett and Mike brought the Makers Mark RC6 Wood Finishing Series back from their trip to Kentucky for us to review.

#020 - Bardstown Bourbon Company & Master Distiller Steve Nally

#020 - Bardstown Bourbon Company & Master Distiller Steve Nally

November 4, 2019

In this podcast we had the incredible opportunity to interview Master Distiller Steve Nally from Bardstown Bourbon Company. Steve was on a marketing tour to promote his new line of bourbons, Fusion & Discovery Series along with a Collaboration Series with Copper & Kings, to the Chicagoland area. Listen to a legend talk about the bourbon industry as well as the great new products he’s produced.

#019 - Bonus: FEW Spirits Wrap Up

#019 - Bonus: FEW Spirits Wrap Up

October 27, 2019

In this episode, we take the time to reflect on our experience at FEW Spirits in Evanston, Illinois. It was our first remote podcast and we learned a lot from it. We hope you enjoy this quick recap!

#018 - FEW Spirits, Ownership & Whiskey

#018 - FEW Spirits, Ownership & Whiskey

October 20, 2019

In this episode we focused on FEW ownership and their whiskey portfolio. The sipping social crew went on the the road for their very first remote podcast at the FEW rack house in Evanston, Illinois. The setting was in a massive, yet unassuming, red brick building built in the early 1900's for an ice distrubution company. We recorded with six thousand barrels of aging whiskey surrounding us and the sweet smell of whiskey nectar was in the air.

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