Dave Schmier

There’s No Whisky Without the Barrels (Episode 660: September 24, 2017)

It’s often said that wood is responsible for most of a whisky’s flavor, and if that’s the case, then the...

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Whisky & Charity Go Together (Episode 624: January 15, 2017)

This week, we’ll tell you about two upcoming opportunities to taste rare whiskies in Scotland and Kentucky. David Faughn and...

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Episode 600: July 31, 2016

Philadelphia has a long history of whisky distilling dating back to Colonial days, and craft distillers are reviving some of...

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Episode 586: April 23, 2016

Paul Hletlko is one of the leaders in North America’s craft distilling movement, and the founder of FEW Spirits is...

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Episode 539: June 13, 2015

Dave Schmier and Michael Kandar started Bardstown Barrel Selections five years ago to bottle some casks of good whiskey they’d...

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Deutsch “Bullish” on Whisky, Plans More Acquisitions

June 11, 2015 – Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits’ acquisition this week of Bardstown Barrel Selections is just the beginning...

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Deutsch Acquires Redemption Whiskey

June 10, 2015 – Bardstown Barrel Selections partners Dave Schmier and Michael Kanbar have agreed to sell their company, including...

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Episode 494: August 30, 2014

Steve Gertman of California’s Ascendant Spirits produces Breaker Bourbon, and his brand is one of those targeted by a Chicago-based...

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Law Firm Targeting “Small-Batch” Producers

August 27, 2014 – A Chicago-based law firm is looking for consumers who bought “small-batch” whiskies from craft distillers and...

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Episode 446: October 5, 2013

Baker Beam comes from one of Kentucky’s legendary Bourbon families. However, the grand-nephew of Jim Beam and cousin to Booker...

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