Host David Klemt kicks back and talks with Vance Henderson, national brand ambassador for Hendrick's Gin. Before joining William Grant & Sons, Vance tended, managed and operated bars for several years. He proved himself at WG&S with Drambuie and then moved to Monkey Shoulder before taking on his role at Hendrick's. He shares details of the brand-new Hendrick's Lunar, his thoughts on branding, his best tips for hiring, and much more. Connect with Vance on Instagram at @vtwiseguy and with Hendrick's at @hendricksgin. To connect with with the Bar Hacks podcast, visit @barhacks, and connect with David at @david.ex.machina. Cheers!
This week on episode 280 of the We Like Drinking podcast we’ll be discussing what’s in our glasses, booze news… I swear… and we’re cracking wise with the National Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, Vance Henderson… so crack open that beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking! Make sure you never miss another episode of our brand of drinking fun by visiting WeLikeDrinking.com/Subscribe Panel Introductions And What We’re Drinking Our guest this week was named Brand Ambassador of the Year for 2020 at the Nightclub and Bar awards. Throughout his career he has helped to open Cuba Libre, a Cuban themed restaurant with a nightlife component. As a brand ambassador he has worked with accounts such as Hendrick’s Gin, Drambuie, Monkey Shoulder, and Milagro Tequila. His most recent promotion has been to the national ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, please help us welcome, Vance Henderson. You can find Vance on Instagram @vtwiseguy You can find Hendrick’s Gin on Instagram @hendricksgin Wine, Beer, Spirit, or Pop Culture Reference Ruyak - Foot Vance Henderson Interview Visit https://hendrickstinyshop.com to help support Hendrick’s stand fast fund, through William Grant and Son Search #hgtippleeffect on Facebook to find bartenders participating in the Tipple Effect Booze News Eckles - Changes that shouldn’t end when the lock-down does - https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/18/coronavirus-forces-changes-outdated-alcohol-regulations-column/5194183002/ Last call That’s right, it's time to break out your phones and give us a hand. Follow us on the socials, Twitter, Instagram and our private group on Facebook known as the Tavern. Vance Henderson, once again, remind our listeners the best places to find you and Hendrick’s on the social spaces. Search up the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a big fat 5 star review. And, if you enjoyed this episode in particular, share it with a friend. And, visit We Like Drinking dot com slash pledge to find out more information about becoming a patron of the show and help You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at http://welikedrinking.com/episodes
Get the featured cocktail recipes: Tini Time & Scotch Is For Breakfast In a glass, add dreamer, entertainer and magician with a large spoonful of tenacity. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled glass. This my friends, is a classic Vance Henderson. Vance’s journey to becoming the National Brand Ambassador for Hendricks Gin started when a very young Vance was singing with, directing and writing music for his local choir. Yes, all at the ripe old age of 6 years. He went on to earn a scholarship to attend college with a major in radio, television and film--all of this perfecting the entertaining host he would eventually become. Now as a brand ambassador in a space that is unbiased, creative and challenging, he wakes in cities across our great nation to work his magic introducing the world to the unusual and curious spirit that is Hendricks Gin and he’s loving every minute of it. Curious and thirsty for more? Then head over to our library of libations to find a cocktail to quench your curiosity. Don't forget to subscribe, download and review to share your thoughts about the show!
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207 This week we talk with Vance Henderson - National Brand Ambassador for Drambuie. Its the Bartender Journey Podcast # 207! Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunes, Android or Stitcher Radio. Cocktail of the Week #1:Drambuie Honey Sour5 oz Drambuie ¾ oz Scotch (not too peaty) ¾ oz Lemon Juice 1 egg white 3 slices ginger Muddle ginger with Drambuie. Add remaining ingredients. Dry Shake. Wet Shake. Fine Strain. Garnish with a few drops of Angostura Bitters. Cocktail of the Week #2:Drambuie Collins1 Part Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice2 Parts Drambuie4 Parts SeltzerBuild in a Collins glass. Stir well, (or toss). Lemon garnish. Book of the Week: Contraband Cocktails – How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To by Paul Dickson Mr. Dickson’s was recognized by the Guinness Book of World’s Records for collecting the "Most Synonyms" for any term in the English language. He compiled a list of 2,231 terms meaning "drunk"–beating out no less than Benjamin Franklin, who published his own list called The Drinker's Dictionary. Mr. Dickson’s then beat his own record and published a book called Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary containing 2,964 terms for tipsy, blitzed, roasted. The Native People of Alaska had 1000 worlds for snow…Bartenders have 2231 words for Drunk, and we’ve seen them all right? “Things I’ve picked up along the way”: It is important to change the way you shake every so often to avoid damaging joints and ligaments – what’s known as repetitive stress syndrome. Also, please keep in mind that shaking near your ear can damage your hearing! PSA: CORE - Children Of Restaurant Employees. CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions. We just want you to be aware of CORE in case you ever need them. Find them at coregives.org You can also reach them on the at 404-655-4690 Toast of the Week: To wine-those plump grapes' immortal juice That does this happiness produce.