Sports and Spirits

A weekly podcast that takes you into the biggest sports events of the week and what you should be drinking with them. Product reviews and ratings. Matt East and Hank Allen have a combined 30 years experience in broadcast television. We're using that experience to bring you the latest news and topics in the world of sports and to highlight some of the great spirits in the United States and abroad. It's a little sports, spirits, and travel all in one place! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to listen.
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Aug 31, 2017

College football is back! Matt and Hank are here to break down all the big games this weekend. We'll take a look at the matchups and predict who we think will win. 

After that, at 36:00 minutes, we will talk with Bradd Levitan. He's the CEO of Beso del Sol Sangria. This is good stuff! It will go great with football, the end of summer, or whatever you are doing. Plus an interesting sports tie in as well. 

Then a little MLB talk and we wrap it up. 

As always thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe in iTunes and Google Play. 

This weeks guest is:

Bradd Levitan - Founder, CEO Beso Del Sol Sangria


Aug 23, 2017

Tons of sports and whiskey talk this week for Episode 49. Matt and Hank are back to talk about the big headlines, including the trade between the Cavaliers and Celtics. Plus the big fight this weekend and insight from our Vegas insider Raphael Esparza at 24:00.

Then, at 33:00, we check in with Cedar Ridge whiskey. Great interview with them from Tales of the Cocktail.

Finally we wrap it up with our big AFC preview and predictions. We tell you each team's final record and who we think wins the division.

As always thanks for listening!  

Jeff Quint
Cedar Ridge Whiskey 

Aug 16, 2017

Great interview this week with a couple brand ambassadors from The Balvenie. Fun interview with David Laird and Jonathan Wingo as we talk whiskey, the Balvenie brand, and all kinds of sports topics. 

Matt is on vacation this week so our third team member Nathan Moore joins Hank Allen on the show. Along with the interview we discuss the opening weekend of college football. Aside from Alabama/FSU what games are we most looking forward to?

Plus thoughts on the MLB season and where we stand. And should the Astros make a move to help their roster?

We'll also talk a little craft beer and home brew before wrapping up the show. As always thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe on iTunes and Google Play. 

Today's Guests:

Jonathan Wingo
Balvenie Ambassador

David Laird
Balvenie Ambassador

The Balvenie:


Aug 9, 2017

Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen are back to tackle the big topics in sports and bring you the latest from the spirits industry. This week our NFL division previews continue with the AFC West. After that it's Absolut Elyx Vodka CEO Jonas Tahlin followed by college football talk and info on the PGA Championship. Here's the rundown: 

AFC West Preview (7:00)- We break down one of the tougher divisions in sports and predict the records for the Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, and Raiders

Jonas Tahlin (41:00)- We continue our Tales of the Cocktail coverage where we caught up with Jonas Tahlin of Absolut Elyx Vodka. Great interview with him about the history of the brand, what makes him tick, and a glimpse into the future of the beverage industry

College Football (56:00)- The top 25 coaches poll is out! We break it down with our thoughts on the first ranking of the college football season. What we agree and disagree with as we head towards the opening weekend. 

Jay Cutler (1:05:00)- The QB is back in football with the Miami Dolphins. How do we feel about their playoff chances now? 

PGA Championship (1:08:00)- The final major of the year on the PGA tour. Get our picks, plus how weather could be a factor this weekend. And Matt gives you some good info as you make your way around Charlotte. 

Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes and Google Play. As always thanks for listening! 

Aug 2, 2017

Huge show this week with a lot of content for you. Matt and Hank are back on Episode 46 to talk Peru and Pisco! We have some great stuff about the country and its national spirit from Tales of the Cocktail. We'll be bringing you interviews through the show. We also have our AFC North preview segment, and thoughts on the MLB trade deadline. Here's a breakdown of this week's episode: 

6:00- Tony Abou Ganim. The Modern Mixologist talks with us about Pisco and breaks down all you need to know. Plus what makes Peru special and why he fell in love with the spirit. Find Tony on twitter at 

21:00- Our NFL previews continue this week with the AFC North. Our thoughts on the Ravens, Bengals, Browns, and Steelers in that order plus our predictions for the season for each team. 

47:45- Back to Tales of the Cocktail and Peruvian Pisco with Diego Loret de Mola, Founder of Barsol Pisco. He gives us some background on the company, what makes it special, plus what it's like leading the charge to bring Pisco back to the United States. Also some great history on Peru and what makes it special. 

1:06:00- Our thoughts on the MLB trade deadline. Who made the biggest moves and what teams look better going forward. Right after that we talk about the great Ara Parseghian, who passed away this week at the age of 94. 

1:12:45- We'll wrap it up talking Pisco with Jean Pual Desmaison of Pisco 100 about their product and about Peru in general. 

As always thanks for listening!