Welcome to the Cartel Hour Podcast, hosted by Seth and Cameron. In the fall of 2019, after Seth appeared as a guest on Cameron's podcast (LA Conversations), the two continued to drink and discuss the spirits industry for hours. They quickly realized that their initial podcast experience was not enough to even scratch the surface on the topic of spirits.
Shortly thereafter, the pair began podcasting on spirits, combining their efforts to create an entirely new podcast and community centered around informative and approachable discussions about spirits - nothing pretentious or obnoxious. The podcast is co-hosted by Cameron Stephens, former Golden Road brewer, realtor and podcast producer, and Seth Benhaim, owner and founder of Infuse Spirits & Broken Barrel Whiskey and avid spirits enthusiast/collector.
Each episode focuses on a specific subject or category of the spirits industry such as spirit types, regions, collaborations, competitions, and brand focuses, all featuring unique and knowledgeable industry veteran guests. The guests include brand owners and ambassadors, bartenders, distributors, writers, bloggers, influencers, and even other podcasters.
Follow along for a series of informative and entertaining conversations about vast world of distilled spirits. We cover everything from California gins to Taiwanese whisky and hundreds of spirits in between. New episodes are recorded weekly with rotating guests stopping in for each show.
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In addition to the podcast, the Cartel Club is our way of offering the full tasting experience offline with private tasting events, catered specifically to your group's dream tasting. Each tasting event will include a custom crafted spirit flights and light snacks. Tastings with the Cartel Club are private events for members only that must be scheduled in advance, and can accommodate groups from 4 (min.) to 100 (max.)
Great for spirit enthusiasts, educational evenings, corporate or group events, or simply a small private evening for before or after dinner drinks in Downtown Los Angeles. All tastings are all held at The Infusery. To inquire about a tasting, please go to our Tastings page.
Events are privately hosted by Badwater Brands LLC