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On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with three brand ambassadors with the William Grant and Sons portfolio. We’re joined by Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich, Mattias Horseman of Hendrick’s Gin, and Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka. We chatted with these three fun and interesting friends during Tales of the Cocktail here in New Orleans not too long ago!

Pictured above from left – Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka, Mattias Horseman of Hendrick’s Gin, Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich, and Bryan Dias of NOLADrinks.

NOLADrinks Show – 8-13-18 – Brand Ambassadors with Glenfiddich – Hendrick’s Gin – Reyka Vodka

We start things off letting you know what’s up with this week’s show. We also talk about a great event taking place in October here in New Orleans celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. We touch on a pub in the UK that fines offenders (with money collected going to charity) that use their cell phones in the bar.

Then, we move into our featured interview with three terrific brand ambassadors whose product lines are part of the William Grant and Sons portfolio. We chat with Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich, Mattias Horseman of Hendrick’s Gin, and Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka.

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We spend a segment focused on each ambassador and their brand. We talk and taste and discuss their backgrounds and what’s in our glass. It’s a great chat with lots of laughs – all three have a performance background (and it shows.) They also have a great deal of experience and knowledge that comes across in our conversation.

Those three stick around for our podcast-only chat, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” where we get further into just what a brand ambassador is. We talk about the lifestyle – and it is one – that they experience and live as part of the job, lots of travel, lots of faces, to be sure. Tracie, Trevor, and Mattias share their thoughts on what it takes to be a good brand ambassador and share some wisdom for those who may be considering this career path. Even if you are not in the industry, you’ll find it an interesting discussion on a role in the liquor business you may not know much about.

We wrap things up, as always, with our “Parting Shot.” We talk about a beer promotion coming up in Cleveland tied into the NFL and the Cleveland Browns and harken back to another sports and beer promotion that took place in 1974 – “Ten Cent Beer Night” at an Indians MLB baseball game that went way, way wrong!

Special thanks to our friends at Sylvain, for letting us tape this show there at their fine establishment as well as to our friends at Tales of the Cocktail for their support in taping this (and other) interesting interviews during the event. The map below shows the location of Sylvain. You can subscribe to, stream, and download The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias podcast by using the player at the top of this post! See more on the podcast here.

Cheers, You All!

~ Bryan