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Podcasts: Bartender at Large

Hosted by the award-winning bartender, Erick Castro.

Released Fall 2019

Listen to the podcast using the links below:

Leadership & Management w/ Meaghon Dorman | Ep. 181
“There are plenty of bar books on how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned or a killer Margarita, but there aren’t many books that teach you to how train and lead an incredible bar team. To help lend us some guidance on the subject of scaling up your crew, we are joined by Meaghan Dorman (Bar Director of Raines Law Room, Raines Law Room at the William, Dear Irving, and Dear Irving on Hudson) who has years of experience running multiple award-winning venues around New York City. So, tune in as she reveals the tools & insights that allow her to thrive and succeed”
January 27, 2020

Unforgettable Bar Spaces w/ Josh Harris | Ep. 177
“Tune in this week as we chat with industry magnate, Josh Harris—co-owner of the award-winning bars bars Trick Dog and Bon Voyage, and co-founder consulting company The Bon Vivants—as he details his process of creating atmosphere in his venues. Whether it is hitting flea markets in the early morning or taking road trips to find that perfect piece of memorabilia, Harris does not cut corners when it comes to finalizing the look of a bar. In addition, he discusses his endeavors in regards to charity and how he believes that philanthropy compliments the vibe of hospitality that his bars create.”
December 30, 2019

Holiday Cocktails w/ Nick Bennett of the Porchlight NYC | Ep. 173
“Join us this week as dive deep into holiday cocktails with renowned eggnog advocate, Nicholas Bennett of the Porchlight in New York City. Bennett is known for his eggnog which is aged over a year, as well as his Hot Buttered Rum. So tune in as we go over the fundamentals of seasonal cocktails, as well as what goes into being able to serve them in a high-volume bar setting.”
November 25, 2019

Mechanics of Distilling w/ Dan Farber | Ep. 169
“Is there a difference between aging and maturity in spirits? How does brandy differ from whiskey? What kind of apples do you need to make a quality apple brandy? Learn the answers to these questions and many more for distiller Dan Farber, who has over 30 years of experience making spirits.”
October 27, 2019

Modern Tiki w/ Shannon Mustipher | Ep. 165
“Tune in this week, as we are joined by acclaimed author & bartender Shannon Mustipher, as she shares her love regarding everything tropical. In addition, she walks us through her creative process when creating new cocktails & riffing on the classics.”
September 30, 2019