Living Proof: Conversations for Bartenders

There are 700,000 bartenders in the US and Australia alone.  The 'Living Proof' podcast is designed for those who are passionate about their craft, providing access to the industry's esteemed icons, and sharing knowledge from within the global world of cocktails and spirits. 

Episodes drop each week on a Monday, with a feature interview with the likes of such experts as David Wondrich, Phillip Duff, Allen Katz, Gaz Regan and the list goes on.  While the 'Free Pour' segment takes listeners across the globe to talk to bartenders about what's hot and what's not in the bar scene from New York to Shanghai and the Gold Coast to Mexico City.

You can find Living Proof on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Player FM.


Ross Blainey is William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Brand Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand.

The fourth instalment of our best-of podcasts is our candid conversation with Jim Meehan, drinks author and owner of Please Don't Tell.

The third instalment in our best-of podcast series is our conversation with pre-eminent drinks historian, David Wondrich.

Our best-of podcast series continues with our chat with Philip Duff - bar consultant, educator, mentor and owner of Old Duff Genever.

We throw back to one of our most popular conversations with cocktail royalty - our late-2018 interview with 'King Cocktail', Dale DeGroff.

Kayla Grigoriou is a Bar Manager at Bar Torino, who recently made the Top 20 Australian bartenders at this year's Diageo World Class.

Feature interview with Prohibition Gin's Wes Heddles and Adelaide Hills Distillery's Sacha La Forgia.

The Free Pour Five with Robin Wolf, winner of Tales of the Cocktail 2019 Official Cocktail Competition.

Feature interview with Japanese Master Bartender Hidetsugu Ueno.

The Free Pour Five with Michael Bergstrom, career bartender and co-founder of Purfict, a consultancy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Feature interview with Salvatore Calabrese, aka The Maestro.

The Free Pour Five with Gossett Brown from the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica.

Feature interview with Foursquare owner and master distiller, Richard Seale.

Feature Interview with Justin Cross from Earn Your Booze. Free Pour Five with Ana Wolkowski from Bar Raval in Toronto.

Feature interview with the Cocktail Wonk, Matt Pietrek. Free Pour Five with the Cocktail Chemist, Dimitrios Zahariadis.

Feature Interview with the Godfather of Australian Whisky, Bill Lark. Free Pour Five with Abolut's Global Experience Manager, Georgia McDonnell-Adams.

Feature Interview with Gin Foundry's Olivier Ward. Free Pour Five with Daniel Smith from the Bon Vivant, Edinburgh.

Feature interview with cocktail writer and author Robert Simonson. Free Pour Five with Kansas City's Ryan Maybee.

Feature interview with bar owner and social media expert Kurtis Bosley. Free Pour Five with Proof & Co Spirits Evangelist, Charlie Ainsbury.

Feature interview with global rum ambassador Ian Burrell. Free Pour Five with Andy Ferreira from Cask in Cork, Ireland.

Feature interview with Tiki cocktails expert Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry. Free Pour Five with Sheena Hartcher, President of the Australian Bartender's Guild.

Feature Interview with Diageo World Class winner, Orlando Marzo. Free Pour Five with Hains & Co's Josh Esposito.

Feature interview with whisky expert Charles MacLean. Free Pour Five with Cedric Mendoza from Manhattan at the Regent Hotel, Singapore.

Feature interview with Sean Baxter from Never Never, creator of the world's best classic gin. Free Pour Five with Thor Bergquist, co-hosted by Sean!

Feature Interview with Black Pearl alumni and two thirds of Fancy Free, Rob Libecans and Matt Stirling. Free Pour Five with Bree Erica from the Roosevelt Lounge.

Feature interview with Aussie owner of Attaboy, Sam Ross. The Free Pour Five with Head Bartender at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London, Maxim Schulte.

Feature interview with Agave aficionado Phil Bayly. Free Pour Five with ALIA Bartender of the Year, Natalie Ng.

Feature Interview with author and owner of Please Don't Tell, Jim Meehan. Free Pour Five with Japanese Master Bartender Hidetsugu Ueno.

Feature interview with drinks historian David Wondrich. Free Pour Five with the Coleman's Academy's Paige Aubort.

Feature Interview with finger-stirring aficionado Gaz Regan, and Free Pour Five with The Gresham's Ryan Lane.

Feature Interview with Australia's Speakeasy Group owner, Sven Almenning. Free Pour Five with The Flying Dutchmen's Timo Janse.

Feature interview with global consultant, mentor, writer, judge and venue owner Philip Duff. Free Pour Five with two of Asia's best bartenders: Tokyo's Rogerio Igarashi and Hisatsugu Saito.

Feature interview with New York Distilling Co's master distiller, Allen Katz. Free Pour Five with Adelaide multi-venue owner Ollie Margan.

Dale DeGroff is King Cocktail. He’s a bartender, author and “one of the world’s foremost cocktail experts,” according to in the New York Times.

Introducing the Living Proof podcast, where Nicole Haack and The Admiral go behind the bar, to chat to come of the big names in the spirit and cocktail world.