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Let’s enjoy a Fistful of Bourbon (Episode 477)

There’s a new bourbon in town, and it’s a damn fistful. Fistful of Bourbon US Ambassador Anthony Bohlinger brings a little “Spaghetti Western” flavor to tonight’s podcast recording. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services. Pegboy celebrates their…

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Ghost stories and chocolate & Scotch pairings: Glenrothes (Episode 474)

Is the Glenrothes distillery in Scotland haunted? The ghost of Glenrothes continues to float around conversations about the distillery, and Edrington market manager Sri Rao is here today to explain. Sri also walks through some decadent Glenrothes and Highland Park…

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Happy National Scotch Day! I’m celebrating with Kevin from Glenfiddich! (Episode 417)

It’s National Scotch Day! Kevin Canchola from Glenfiddich is joining me to talk about the Chicago hospitality scene, and about how to properly celebrate National Scotch Day. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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KOVAL Distillery is a groundbreaking Chicago treasure (Episode 399)

The north side is home to the much-awarded, much-beloved KOVAL Distillery. KOVAL President Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart talked with me tonight about getting the distillery off the ground, getting into the hand sanitizer business, and why cranberry gin is always appropriate.

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Father’s Day gift guide from William Grant & Sons (Episode 385)

Father’s Day is a week and a half away… why not give the gift of spirits? William Grant & Sons brand ambassador Seb Derbomez is here with gift suggestions! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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From the Blackhawks to the whiskey barrel: Hockey hall-of-famer/distiller Ed Belfour (Episode 362)

He’s one of hockey’s all time best goaltenders…a hall of famer, an Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup winner. He’s also a world-class distiller of some of the best whiskey and rye you’ll ever have. Legend Ed Belfour is my…

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FEW Spirits: Distilling world-class whiskey, bourbon and rye in the former home of temperance (Episode 344)

I’m joined tonight by Paul Hletko, owner of FEW Spirits, makers of excellent whiskey, bourbon, rye and gin. Located in Evanston (918 Chicago Avenue), FEW is a true local distiller, sourcing its ingredients from local midwestern farms. We talk about…

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Scotch talk while quarantined on a boat: Naomi Leslie of Belvanie (Episode 341)

Naomi Leslie, Brand Ambassador for Belvanie Scotch, joins me from her quarantine location: A boat docked in Boston Harbor! We talk about scotch, life under COVID-19, and she makes us a whiskey sour (and her solutions for not having bitters…

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Friday night’s a great night for Scotch: Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich (Episode 337)

Glenfiddich (pronounced Glen-fiddick) is a perfect partner for your Friday night. I’m joined by Glenfiddich brand ambassador Tracie Franklin, who gives us a little home schooling about scotch and all the ways you can drink Glenfiddich. Car Con Carne is…

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International Whiskey Day with Aberlour’s Callum O’Donnell (Episode 327)

Aberlour brand ambassador Callum O’Donnell joins me on International Whiskey Day. We talk about scotch, Aberlour and international whiskey preferences. Then he shows us how to make the best-looking whiskey sour you’ve ever seen!   Car Con Carne is sponsored…