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Mar 19, 2017

#81 Pittsburgh Speakeasies with John Schalcosky and Mike Mills

Hey all!  This month I am keeping up with the Pittsburgh Drinks theme, and offering a part two to the episode prior to this one that featured Sean Enright and Cody McDevitt.  If you haven't listened to that one yet, I suggest you do!  It is full of interesting drinks recipes, tips, and facts about Pittsburgh that are featured in their book, Pittsburgh Drinks.

We touch on Pittsburgh speakeasies on that episode, but I wanted to take that a step farther, and bring on my true, and trusted researcher of pretty much everything, John Schalcosky from The Odd, Fascinating, and Mysterious History Of Pittsburgh to dig up what he found on Pittsburgh speakeasies.  I also wanted to pair that with some whiskey tasting tips in honor of The Whiskey Rebellion Festival, and age old bootleggers.  Mike Mills joins us, and instructs us on how to taste whiskey properly, along with some other tips for your at home consumption.

We chat about where the term speakeasy comes from, what made it relevant, the term Blind Tiger (If you don't know what that is, you will love this), what our favorite idea of a speakeasy would be in Pittsburgh, and much, much more.  I love the energy of this episode. We had a great time, and I hope you will too.  So grab that snifter, pour yourself a nib, and come join us.

Hope to see everyone at the Pittsburgh Drinks book release party on March 27th!

Whiskey Rebellion, speakeasies, whiskey tasting, bitters tasting, history and more on Marta On The Move Podcast
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John Schalcosky
John Schalcosky
Mike Mills
Mike Mills
Pittsburgh Speakeasy History on Marta On The Move Podcast
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