What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Welcome to Episode 109 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
Let us ask you a question:
When you’re making a cocktail at home or enjoying one at your favorite bar, do you ever wonder if the money your spending on that drink ever goes toward a good cause? Is it possible to make the world a better place with every sip you take?
Honestly, the idea of charitable drinking was a completely foreign concept until we were introduced to this episode’s guest, Chase Babcock, who created Saint Benevolence Rum to work hand-in-hand with his father’s established network of charitable schools and medical clinics on the island nation of Haiti.
In this inspiring conversation with Chase, some of the topics we explore include:
How Chase’s childhood visits to Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – inspired him to create a rum brand that could enhance and catalyze the great charitable work his father began doing in Haiti back in the early 2000s.
What it takes to source and import rum that tells a story and inspires bartenders to make great cocktails.’’
The legacy that Clairin has in Haiti as essentially a family moonshining tradition, and why this open fermented rustic agricole product is making a huge splash in the spirits industry today
What different sugar cane varietals can bring to the clairin making process
Why Chase and his dad Calvin publish their tax returns on the internet
How to order rum like Ernest Hemingway at a Parisian cafe
And much, much more