For this week’s nightcap interview we sat down with Vince Oleson, the Head Distiller of Widow Jane Whiskey. As great whiskey distillers throughout the world – from Kentucky to Scotland – have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Heirloom Whiskey, distilled in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, is all about. Widow Jane Whiskey is a true New York City whiskey, evocative of both the rock that created the foundation for this city of skyscrapers and the forward looking, DIY spirit that has made Brooklyn the center of an artisanal food & beverage movement.
For this week’s Nightcap exclusive, we sit down with Conor Sweeney, the Brand Ambassador in NYC for Teeling Whiskey Co. Dublin has traditionally been the heart of the Irish whiskey industry, and in 1782, when Teeling forebear Walter Teeling established his distillery, there were over 35 different distilleries in Dublin alone. Today, the Teeling Whiskey distillery is the only operational distillery in the city and home to the Spirit of Dublin. Pour yourself a wee dram and join us for a chat with Conor as he shares this great story and plans for the future.
Pour yourself a stiff drink and hit “play” as we share a video nightcap with world-leading spirit expert and author, Heather Greene, as she shares the top five questions she’s most often asked when it comes to drinking whiskey.
If you lust after handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys, follow the footsteps of one of NightOwl’s top Influencers – whiskey connoisseur Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distillery, as he shares his favorite whiskey spots.
“These bars have some of my favorite whiskey selections, curated flights, and knowledgeable bartenders in NYC. Check them out for yourself and come grab a drink with us at Kings County Distillery anytime.” – Colin