Straight or on the rocks?


Casual conversations with the legal world's brightest over copious amounts of fine whiskey. It's either going to arrive at the station on time or go off the rails entirely.

About Bourbon of Proof

Charles Lew

Bob Simon and Charles Lew crack the bottle and pour some logic on business, law, life and Charles's interesting career as a lawyer/restauranteur. 6 bottles, 2 people, 1 unpredictable conversation β€” join us for chitchat under the influence. Which begs the question: What is YOUR Bourbon of Proof?

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Eric Brown

It’s all sips and giggles when Eric Brown β€” nationally-recognized attorney, former defensive back for Cal and self-proclaimed whiskey novice β€” joins Bob Simon to chew the fat and wash it all down with some fine selections.

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Michelle Iarusso

Bob welcomes Michelle Iarusso, a talented attorney who spent 10 years bartending in New York City before taking the plunge in law school. Bob and Michelle enjoy five pours while discussing their adventures growing up catholic, traveling the world, and how the service industry and film school made Michelle a formidable force in the courtroom.

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Kristopher Hart

Kristopher Hart got into whiskey when he was desperately trying to impress his girlfriend's father on Thanksgiving. Well that girlfriend is his wife now and Kristopher's whiskey empire is exploding across the country. He is the host of Whiskey Neat and his bottled spirits are available in all 50 states. In this session of Bourbon of Proof, Kristopher sits down with host Bob Simon to sip some of his own creations and tell his story.

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