Los Angeles, California, 24th July 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, Charlie Walk has demonstrated throughout his career that he’s a true master of the art of networking. He’s used his connections to create some truly exceptional content, including his Walk This Way podcast. What sets his show apart is the way he’s been able to tap into a wide range of industries and use his unique set of skills to ask the right questions. Drawing from his time in the music industry, he approaches each episode with a real sense of curiosity and enthusiasm, which is infectious. Charlie is always exploring new topics and themes with a fresh perspective, which makes for a truly one-of-a-kind show that’s both informative and engaging. His knowledge and experience combined with his extensive network of contacts have helped him to create a show that demonstrates why he’s one of the most influential voices in podcasting today. Charlie Walk’s episode with business woman and entrepreneur, Julie Macklowe to discuss American Whiskey.
Charlie Walk has had the privilege of watching Julie Macklowe’s journey unfold from the very beginning, and it’s been a fascinating ride. Julie started in finance, working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Steve Cohen and Izzy Englander. But she branched out into skincare, investing in small entrepreneurs before creating her own SMEX company, V beauty. For years, Julie took her skincare products to the masses, selling on home shopping networks and in high-end boutiques like Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman. But her passion for high-end liquor took her on a new path as she began collecting bottles from her travels around the world, leading to the creation of her own line of whiskey: The Macklowe Whiskey. It’s a testament to Julie’s entrepreneurial spirit and her ability to pivot when necessary, always following her passions wherever they may lead.
Charlie Walk was thrilled when he learned about Julie Macklowe’s newest creation, a high-end American malt. With a partner experienced in the industry, Macklowe’s venture was sure to be a success. As one of only 200 registered certified whiskey ambassadors, Macklowe was already a respected name in the business. The skills of her nose were unparalleled when it came to identifying and appreciating whiskey, and her impressive collection of over 1000 bottles only solidified her expertise. Walk was eager to learn more and was fascinated by Macklowe’s journey to bring this unique type of whiskey to the American market. Macklowe’s passion for the craft shone through as she shared her two-week class experience at moonshine university.
Julie Macklowe and Charlie Walk conversation turns to Julies’ struggles throughout her career. They discuss the hurdles she has encountered while lobbying for American single malt, which has not yet been approved as a category. Despite being part of the craft distillers association and lobbying for four years, they are still waiting for approval from the TTB. Despite these challenges, The Macklowe Whiskey has finally launched and it consists of limited edition bottles. Once a collection is sold out, the bottles will no longer be available. Charlie Walk has had a taste and can vouch for its quality and value, even though the price point may be high. For collectors and enthusiasts, The Macklowe Whiskey is worth every penny.
Charlie Walk and Julie Macklowe then go into the history of whiskey, the future of The Macklow Whiskey company and more. It was clear that Macklowe’s business venture was the result of hard work, determination, and a deep love for the art of whiskey-making. If you are interested in learning more about Julie Macklowe and the conversation had with Charlie Walk, visit: https://walk-this-way.simplecast.com/episodes/whiskey-star-chip-julie-macklowe-reinvents-american-whiskey to listen to the full episode.
Charlie Walk’s Walk this Way Podcast releases weekly, where Charlie Walk sits down with various industry trailblaizers to discuss their ventures, histories and to learn their stories.
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