Episode 118 - Heritage Cocktails Double Feature

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What’s shakin, cocktail fans?

Welcome to episode 118 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!

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This week, we’re celebrating something very special indeed - the launch of our Embitterment Heritage Collection variety packs! You spoke, and we heard you loud and clear. You love the Embitterment Heritage Collection, but you wanted variety packs for gifting and travel purposes.

We are proud to announce that as of the airing of this episode, we got you. These heritage collection variety packs are now available exclusively from ModernBarCart.com and at fine local retailers and distillery tasting rooms across the Mid-Atlantic.

Normally, these Heritage Collection variety packs will retail for $24.99, but just for you podcast listeners and just for the month of October, 2019, if you enter the coupon code HERITAGE at checkout, you’ll pay only $19.99, which is the cost of our Embitterment Essentials variety pack.

That’s all the exotic, funky goodness of the Heritage Collection with a five dollar discount because we love you.

Show Notes

To celebrate this long-awaited product launch, we’re sharing a double feature of two episodes that came out WAY BACK in January of 2018 - that’s closing in on two years ago. That’s before we had the talented Samantha Reed making sure the sound quality is top notch. That’s before we were receiving thousands of downloads and dozens of emails each month. But you know what - the storytelling was still pretty darn good back then.

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Part One of this feature is dedicated to our Iki Japanese bitters, and it includes a really cool phone interview with Jennifer Bloeser of Oregon Coast Wasabi. She is literally the farmer who tends these crazy plants, plucks em out of the dirt, and ships them on ice to me and my team so that we can create these super unique bitters. We also do a little romp through the culinary history and culture of Japan so that you can understand how this island nation and its cuisine has inspired us.

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Part Two is focused on the cocktails (and other alcoholic libations) of the American Frontier. Of course, our Frontier Sarsaparilla Bitters are another really popular member of the Heritage Collection, so in addition to talking about ingredients that are native to North America, we also do a really cool march through the drinking history of our nation from its inception to roughly the year 1900. This sounds like a long time, but when you zoom out and consider the vast sweep of drinking history, it’s a really condensed period when a lot of really important changes happened. And they happened here in America, which makes the cocktail a uniquely American invention.