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House Made Podcast
Spirit knowledge, drink specs, gear & techniques. Come have a conversation with us!
Nov 17, 2021
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!
Nov 10, 2021
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.
Nov 4, 2021
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.
Oct 28, 2021
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.
Oct 20, 2021
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.
Oct 13, 2021
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.
Oct 6, 2021
Episode #40 - NEW SYRUP FLAVORS!?
In this episode we talk about our newest releases and what you might use them for.
Sep 29, 2021
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.
Sep 22, 2021
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?
Sep 15, 2021
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.
Sep 8, 2021
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.
Sep 1, 2021
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.
Aug 25, 2021
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.
Aug 18, 2021
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.
Aug 11, 2021
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.
Aug 4, 2021
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.
Jul 28, 2021
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.
Jul 21, 2021
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.
Jul 14, 2021
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.
1 hr 41 min
Jul 7, 2021
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.
Jun 30, 2021
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?
Jun 25, 2021
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.
Jun 21, 2021
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.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 14, 2021
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.
Jun 9, 2021
Episode #22 - Pop Culture Cocktails??
In this episode we look at three iconic cocktails, where they came from and what made them so popular.
Jun 7, 2021
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.
Jun 2, 2021
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.
May 31, 2021
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.
May 26, 2021
Episode #18 - Bourbon Blind Taste Test
In this episode we taste 4 bourbons and see which one reigns supreme.
May 24, 2021
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.
May 19, 2021
Episode #16 - Eggs In Drinks... But Why??
In this episode we talk about the art of mixing whole eggs and/or egg whites into cocktails and why you should probably try it.
May 17, 2021
Episode #15 - Huckleberry Syrup & Why We Make It
In this episode we go over what huckleberries are, practical applications as a cocktail mixer and why we decided to make it available to you.
May 12, 2021
Episode #14 - Let's Taste Some Gin
In this episode we taste 4 gins with different distillation methods and see what we like best.
May 10, 2021
Episode #13 - Gin 101
In this episode we dive into the world of gin, looking at the 5 different styles and where they came from.
May 5, 2021
Episode #12 - All About Garnishes
In this episode we talk about the world of cocktail garnishes - Some pretty, some practical and some DEADLY.
Apr 30, 2021
Episode #11 - Tequila Blind Taste Test
In this episode we do a blind taste test between 4 popular blanco tequilas.
Apr 30, 2021
Episode #10 - Tequila 101
In this episode we talk about the different styles of tequila, which one might be right for you and the crazy flavor differences that come from such a strictly regulated spirit.
Apr 28, 2021
Episode #9 - Let's Learn About Rum Pt. 2
This is the second installment of our rum series. We go through some cocktails to try this summer and some ideas for your next barbecue.
Apr 23, 2021
Episode #8 - Let's Learn About Rum Pt. 1
This episode is the first installment of our rum spotlight. We go through some different styles, learn some history and, of course, taste a lot of rum.
Apr 21, 2021
Episode #7 - Vodka Blind Taste Test (Not What You Might Think)
In this episode we run through some of the most popular brands and rate them best to worst. These results may surprise you.
Apr 16, 2021
Episode #6 - $30 Challenge (How Many Drinks Can We Make?)
In this episode we spend $30 at the store and combine that with an inexpensive bottle of booze to show you how far you can go for mega cheap.
Apr 14, 2021
Episode #05 - Tasting 101: How To Do It And Not Be A Snob
In this episode we go over the basics of tasting spirits, or anything else, and how you can learn to be better. We also look at the important role that smell has on your ability to identify flavor notes. P.S. - If you have a bottle of Yellowstone Select, you can follow along with us.
Apr 7, 2021
Episode #04 - Maker's Mark Barrel Program (Should We Do It?)
We are interested in buying a barrel of whiskey through the Maker's Mark Barrel Program so in this episode we discuss the details of the meeting/ tasting we did, what we learned and the flavors we found along the way. Spoiler alert: This is NOT your average barrel program.
Mar 31, 2021
Episode #03 - Non-essential (But Super Handy) Home Bar Tools
In this episode we talk about some of the gear that might make your home bar journey a little more enjoyable and substitutes that you may already have in the kitchen.
Mar 24, 2021
Episode #02 - Most Popular Cocktails (Booze Recommendations)
In this episode we discuss some of the most popular cocktails, how to make them at home and what kinds of booze you need to make it happen.
Mar 17, 2021
Episode #01 - Essential Home Bar Gear
This Episode is an overview of the gear that you NEED in order to make cocktails properly from home.
Feb 25, 2021
House Made Podcast - Trailer
What is House Made all about? Let us fill you in.