Founder & CEO
Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Jack Espy currently splits his time between Nashville, Tennessee, and New York City. He has a real estate finance background, but amidst a global pandemic, a few too many homemade quarantine cocktails became a sticky—literally!—situation. He came out of quarantine with an idea inspired by many nights concocting honey-based drinks for his “hive” and embarked on a new career as the founder of Spirited Hive. Sparked by a desire to not return to the world of finance, he's poured his energy (and life savings) into creating a new line of canned cocktails, all sweetened with a bit of honey.
August 11, 2022
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Part Two of a two-episode season finale captured live at the 20th annual Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash dig deep and dig delicious at Loa Bar, inside the International House Hotel, with bar chef Abigail Gullo and some of the hospitality industry's most dynamic movers, shakers, and stirrers, including Bodega Lustau's Steven Dragun, legendary restaurateur Dickie Brennan, whiskey wizard Dave Schmier, tequila entrepreneurs Adam Millman & Daniel Neeson, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey's Gillian Murphy, and Spirited Hive's Jack Espy. Brought to you Bodega Lustau, DE-NADA Tequila, Monin Gourmet Syrups, Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Proof & Wood Ventures, Spirited Hive, and Tullamore D.E.W.TCGP S1