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House Made Podcast

Spirit knowledge, drink specs, gear & techniques. Come have a conversation with us!


Episode #46 - Season 1 Recap & Sign-off
We just wanted to thank everyone so much for the love and support in Season 1.We'll be back soon!
29:37 11/17/21
Episode #45 - Aquavit (Viking Gin?)
In this episode we look at Aquavit and it's LONG history. If you like gin, you might need to give it a shot.
24:09 11/10/21
Episode #44 - Blinking Owl Distillery - Thanks Patrick!
In this episode we check out Spirits from Blinking Owl Distillery thanks to our friend Patrick Castle. Pat sent us a few different bottles to check out, so let's see what they're all about.
22:12 11/4/21
Episode #43 - Special Guest Thomas Duncan
In this episode we got the chance to sit down with Thomas Duncan and go over some of his famous home bar concoctions. 
35:54 10/28/21
Episode #42 - Liquor Laws & Other Nerdy Info
In this episode we recap information from a 3 hour training course with Idaho State Police. The information is condensed and repackaged for you, the home bartender and/or bar and restaurant patron.
33:36 10/20/21
Episode #41 - Special Guest Ted Breaux - The Smartest Man In The Liquor World
In this episode we got Ted Breaux (chemist, absinthe specialist & creator of Lucid) on the phone to school us about the history of absinthe, the Lucid brand, and exactly how he got the absinthe ban overturned in the U.S. You DO NOT want to miss this episode.
40:27 10/13/21
Episode #40 - NEW SYRUP FLAVORS!?
In this episode we talk about our newest releases and what you might use them for.
24:12 10/6/21
Episode #39 - Coffee Liqueur Is Not As Simple As You Think
In this episode we explore what makes some coffee liqueur better than others and why you might want to use them for different reasons.
30:47 9/29/21
Episode #38 - What The Heck Is A Negroni?
In this episode we talk about one of the most popular cocktails right now. You may have heard the name, but do you know the story?
29:56 9/22/21
Episode #37 - Special Guest Chris Voth
In this episode we catch up with our good friend Chris to see what he has been cooking up at home.
49:25 9/15/21
Episode #36 - The TRUTH About Absinthe
In this episode we take a look at all of the legend and myth surrounding one of history's least understood spirits.
25:55 9/8/21
Episode #35 - What is Triple Sec?
In this episode we take a deeper look at what the best options are for your orange liqueur needs.
26:01 9/1/21
Episode #34 - Amaro 102
In this episode we dive a little deeper into the world of amaro and some cocktails you might find them in.
28:32 8/25/21
Episode #33 - Amaro 101
In this episode we dip our toes into the massive world of amaro and find a good way to start exploring their flavors.
24:15 8/18/21
Episode #32 - Special Guest Caleb Deno
In this episode we talk with Caleb Deno about combining flavors and coming up with original cocktails. If you've been wanting to spice up your cocktail game, here's how to do it.
55:50 8/11/21
Episode #31 - Maker's Mark Barrel Select Recap
In this episode we talk about some of the highlights of our trip to Kentucky to work with Maker's Mark.
31:36 8/4/21
Episode #30 - Special Guest Kris Westergard
In this episode we talk with Kris Westergard. Kris is the bar manager for The Talon Bar inside the massive Marketplace Albertson's. Kris is also a home bar expert so let's see what we can learn.
29:55 7/28/21
Episode #29 - Special Guest Alex Morton
In this episode we talk with Alex Morton of Hood River spirits. We sit down and taste a brand new product on the market that is already winning awards.
33:14 7/21/21
Episode #28 - Special Guest Niki Helsel
In this episode our best friend Niki shows us what it means to be a true host and home bartender.
100:53 7/14/21
Episode #27 - The Angostura Dynasty
In this episode we talk about the history of Angostura bitters and why they are an absolute must-have for the home bartender.
26:00 7/7/21
Episode #26 - All About Bitters
In this episode we talk about the "Spice Rack" of your home bar. What are bitters? How do I use them? Why Should I care?
26:22 6/30/21
Episode #25 - Special Guest Erik Schweitzer
In this episode we talk to barman Erik Schweitzer of Press & Pony about home bar tips, guilty pleasure drinks and some of his favorite books.
57:30 6/25/21
Episode #24 - Special Guest Erik Eastman
In this episode we sit down with our good friend Erik Eastman. Erik is the bar manager at Mesa tequila and tacos here in Nampa and he knows his stuff. Let's see what we can learn from him.
71:14 6/21/21
Episode #23 - Let's Take A Stroll Through Scotland
In this episode we talk about what exactly scotch whisky is, the many distilleries throughout 6 main regions and just how much variety there really is.
30:07 6/14/21
Episode #22 - Pop Culture Cocktails??
In this episode we look at three iconic cocktails, where they came from and what made them so popular.
30:32 6/9/21
Episode #21 - The History Of The Manhattan
In this episode we look back in history to learn about who really invented the Manhattan and when it was created.
25:19 6/7/21
Episode #20 - Discovering Cognac
In this episode we dive into the world of cognac, what it is, and whether or not you need to be fancy to enjoy it.
26:17 6/2/21
Episode #19 - The History Of The Martini
In this episode we look at the king of cocktails and try to dig up where it actually came from.
32:25 5/31/21
Episode #18 - Bourbon Blind Taste Test
In this episode we taste 4 bourbons and see which one reigns supreme.
31:43 5/26/21
Episode #17 - So What Is Bourbon, Exactly?
In this episode we explore what it means to be bourbon and the basics for anyone that might be wondering.
25:40 5/24/21