The Diageo Bar Academy podcast, Bar Chat, is here!

Join host, world class bartender Tristan Stephenson, as he chats to industry experts and leading bartenders from around the world.

Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest’s own and do not represent those of Diageo.


  • EPISODE #11: How to Nurture Happy and Successful Teams

    EPISODE #11: How to Nurture Happy and Successful Teams

    Join Anna Sebastian, Bar Manager at the Artesian and Sean Finter, Founder of Barmetrix, as they explore the many ways you can nurture a happy and successful team.

  • EPISODE #10: TEQUILA 101 - PART 2

    EPISODE #10: TEQUILA 101 - PART 2

    In this episode, tequila experts Deano Moncrieffe and Eduardo Gomez dive a bit deeper into flavours, variants and the future of this exciting category.

  • EPISODE #9: TEQUILA 101 - PART 1

    EPISODE #9: TEQUILA 101 - PART 1

    Get the low down on the wonderful world of agave. Join Don Julio Ambassador, Deano Moncrieffe and founder of Tequila and Mezcal Fest, Eduardo Gomez as they dive into the history, production and terroir associated with Tequila.

  • EPISODE #8: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY

    EPISODE #8: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY

    Eco experts James Fowler, Linda O’Flynn & Lauren Mote collectively share their views on how to run a more sustainable venue. From seasonal produce to minimizing plastic usage tune in to learn how you can reduce wastage and C02 emissions.

  • EPISODE #7: SCOTCH 101

    EPISODE #7: SCOTCH 101

    From the latest whisky trends to what makes a good Highball, it’s all about scotch as our host Tristan Stephenson chats to experts Dave Broom and Ervin Trykowski.

  • EPISODE #6: HOW TO INCREASE PROFITS & IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

    EPISODE #6: HOW TO INCREASE PROFITS & IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

    Director of Bars at The Savoy, Declan Mc Gurk and Founder of Barmetrix, Sean Finter chat to host Tristan Stephenson about the link between venue profitability and customer satisfaction. 

  • EPISODE #5: RUM 101

    EPISODE #5: RUM 101

    Ian Burrell and Peter Holland join host Tristan Stephenson to discuss all things rum! From the most memorable moments in it’s history to new innovations in distillation, our guests explore all elements of this diverse spirit.

  • EPISODE #4: BEER 101

    EPISODE #4: BEER 101

    Padraig Fox, Manager of Guinness Open Gate Brewery and beer expert Ed Hughes talk all things beer. Discover the different beer flavours, styles and tips on pairing with food as they share their vast experience in this Beer 101.

  • EPISODE #3: GIN 101

    EPISODE #3: GIN 101

    Fever Tree's Craig Harper and Jake Burger of The Ginstitute join host Tristan Stephenson to discuss the their common passion, gin!

  • EPISODE #2: LOW & NO

    EPISODE #2: LOW & NO

    Claire Warner from Seedlip and Barrie Wilson from Scotch + Limon discuss the low and no alcohol movement storming the bar world and share tips on how to raise the bar with creative serves.

  • EPISODE #1: HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF

    EPISODE #1: HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF

    Tim Philips and Jamie Jones share their experience and tips on how to look after yourself in the industry. From diet to relationships, no stone is left unturned in this inspiring podcast episode. Brought to you by Johnnie Walker.

  • BAR CHAT TRAILER

    BAR CHAT TRAILER

    Get a flavour of the different episodes available on Bar Chat by listening to our trailer.