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39 minutes | 3 months ago
Josh Jacobs - Speakeasy Co. - eCommerce & Alcohol
Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila and Infinite Agave.---Josh Jacobs is the Founder and CEO of Speakeasy Co., an e-commerce and logistics platform that allows beverage alcohol brands to sell direct to consumers from their own website. Listen as we take a deep dive into the genesis of the company as told through the eyes of its Founder, and discuss what the future holds for Speakeasy and DTC.More about Speakeasy:WHYEmpower brands to own their own growth, increase coverage and have direct communication with their customers and corresponding dataHOWDemocratize the beverage alcohol industry by giving brands access to the tools, capabilities, and analytics of selling direct to consumerWHATSpeakeasy Co. is an e-commerce and logistics platform that allows beverage alcohol brands to sell direct to consumers from their own website
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Taylor Foxman - The Industry Collective + PR Innovation in Bev. Alc.
Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila and Infinite Agave.---Taylor Foxman, Founder of The Industry Collective, has spent the past 11 years of her professional career serving various Communications and Public Relations based roles for 70 global wine, beer and spirit brands such as Edrington Americas, Pernod Ricard North America, Gruppo Campari, Patrón Spirits Company, Stoli® Group, Jägermeister, Boston Beer Company, BANFI Wines and many more.In addition to her role within The Collective, Taylor currently serves as the Vice President of Communications and Experiences for Parallel, one of the leading privately-owned cannabis companies in the United States. Taylor was also recently awarded PRWeek 40 Under 40 and Brand Innovator of the Year’s 40 Under 40. About The Industry Collective:The Industry Collective is comprised of many of world’s top experts across the wider beverage sector that have come together to shape the future of the industry.It encompasses world renowned professionals, some of which include Mixologists, Communications Professionals, Drink Influencers, Trade Advocates, Beer Cicerones, Sommeliers, Sustainability Experts, Editors From National Publications (e.g. Fortune; Esquire; Food & Wine) and Book Authors.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Nicola Nice - Pomp & Whimsy Gin
Nicola Nice is the Founder and CEO of Pomp & Whimsy, one of the fastest growing craft spirits brands in the country. ---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila and Infinite Agave.---Pomp & Whimsy brings modern sensibilities to the tradition of gin making by infusing classically distilled gin with a delightfully flavorful botanical liqueur. The result is a highly refined, yet playfully sensorial spirit, that is both graceful by itself, and effortlessly dressed, up or down.Twice infused and re-distilled with a select blend of 16 natural and whole botanicals, including juniper, coriander, grapefruit, orange, lychee, cucumber and jasmine pearls.
44 minutes | 6 months ago
Michael Vachon - Maverick Drinks
Today’s guest is Michael Vachon, the Founder and CEO of Maverick Drinks, a UK-based craft spirits distributor that has won the IWSC distributor of the year award four out of the last six years. The Maverick Drinks portfolio includes some of the most award-winning and respected craft spirits brands in the world, and in 2018 Maverick was acquired by AB-InBev’s ZX Ventures. Today Michael shares his story as well as insights into the European craft spirits market. ---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
David Stein - Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
David Stein is the Founder of Creature Comforts Brewing Co., one of the largest breweries in Georgia producing upwards of 50,000 barrels a year. On this episode you're going to learn what it takes to turn a hobby and passion, into a thriving business. You'll also hear the story of how Tropicalia--one of Jacob's favorite beers of all time--was created, and the thought behind it. Lastly, David talks about why giving back is so important to him and his brewery's mission. ---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Carlton Fowler - Goat Rodeo Capital & the Future of Beverage Alcohol
Carlton is Managing Partner at Goat Rodeo Capital - A venture capital fund focusing on early stage opportunities in the beverage alcohol space. In his own words, he is, "Constantly searching for the intersection of the interesting and the obvious." In turn this has led him from working in the Dept. of Homeland Security, to living in the Cayman Islands developing Hotels, back to school for an MBA, to Modesto to work for E&J Gallo, and finally to his current gig at Goat Rodeo.---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Brad Mora - SpaceStation Cannabis-Infused Beverages
Brad Mora is the CEO of SpaceStation, which "offers turnkey contract-manufacturing and co-packing solutions for companies seeking to develop cannabis-infused consumable products." In addition to co-packing for others, SpaceStation also produces its own brands, namely Matt's High Soda and Nectr. ---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Yoni Reisman - Tip Top Proper Cocktails
Yoni Reisman's unlikely journey from the world of live music as a Founder of the mega-festival Governor's Ball, to founding Tip Top Proper Cocktails.---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.---About Tip Top: "Our roots are in live music – a world where experience is everything, yet delicious cocktails are often out of reach. And we believe the good things in life should be more accessible. Enlisting the help of our favorite bartender and James Beard finalist, Miles Macquarrie (Kimball House, Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits), we developed classic cocktail recipes and packaged them up to drink at any time and, just about, any place. Tip Top Proper Cocktails are always within reach, especially if a trusted bartender or fully-stocked bar are not."firstname.lastname@example.org
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Jim Riley - Ketel One Vodka, Azunia Tequila, and Saying YES
Jim Riley has spent his entire life saying yes to career changes and unique personal opportunities. Just ask him where he is headed next and you might be surprised at the answer. Jim is currently the host of the successful podcast “The Answer is Yes” on top of consulting for several successful companies, life coaching, and overseeing 2 of his own businesses.Jim has had an extensive background in Marketing, Food and Beverage, and everything in between. Jim’s career began as one of the most successful managers for In N out burger in the early 90’s. He transitioned that role into becoming the Food and Beverage Director for Booth Creek Ski Holdings at one of their critical properties in Lake Tahoe. As a guy not willing to sit around, Jim also hosted a 20-minute cooking segment every Saturday on PAX TV in the Northern Ca/Nevada regions.Jim's career later transitioned into becoming the VP of Public Relations and Events for Ketel One Vodka for 9 years. When the company sold to the worlds largest spirit company Diego for almost 1 Billion dollars Jim moved on. He formed his own brand “Azunia Tequila” with a top-notch sales team and distillery partner in Mexico. Jim raised over 5 million in capital during the market crash of 2008, to make the tequila company sustainable and competitive in the marketplace. Today Azunia Tequila is thriving in over 30 states and Jim has stepped away 100% to write his final chapter.---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.
37 minutes | 10 months ago
Bernie Lubbers a.k.a. "The Whiskey Professor" of Heaven Hill Distilleries
Known as “The Whiskey Professor”, Bernie Lubbers is the Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill Distillery located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY. Producers of Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Larceny, Henry McKenna, Parker’s, and other American Whiskeys, Heaven Hill is the largest American Family owned distillery in the U.S., and their Bernheim Distillery is the world’s largest single site bourbon distillery producing 1300 barrels every day. With over 1.7 million barrels aging in their 59 Rickhouses; roughly 20% of the world’s bourbon supply. ---Three Tier is hosted by Jacob Gluck, who is also the Founder and CEO of Goza Tequila--a premium, hand-crafted tequila distilled in the highlands of Jalisco.---Bernie hosts the popular website; www.whiskeyprof.com, and wrote a book on the subject which is in its Third Edition from Blue River Press; “Bourbon Whiskey – Our Native Spirit”. Bernie was recognized by writer/author Fred Minnick as “The person that single handedly brought Bottled In Bond whiskey back to the forefront.” Twice in 2009, & 2016, Bernie has been named the top Bourbon Ambassador of the United States and went on to be named the top Bourbon Ambassador of the WORLD in Whisky Magazine’s highest honor of their Icons Of Whisky Awards. With his Fellow Kentucky Bluegrass Music pickers, he has written and performs a live music show/whiskey tasting called; “Bourbon Thru Bluegrass” where folks get to sample whiskies from the style of the 1700’s, through the 1800’s, & then the single barrel and small batch bourbons of today. All throughout the tasting folks simultaneously hear bourbon history paired with live bluegrass music to help bring bourbon stories and history alive. They have appeared with this on the Direct-TV Documentary called Bourbontucky, (available on itunes).
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