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Barrel Room Chronicles
May 15, 2022

BRC EP 10 - Spirits Technology

In this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles, I speak with silicon valley engineers and Bespoken Spirits founders Stu Aaron and Martin Janousek.  We chat about their proprietary ACTivation technology which completed spirit maturation in only 3 days. Plus, Chef Louise Leonard tells me about a cookie recipe that might surprise you.

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Stu Aaron and Martin Janousek


Stu Aaron is Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Bespoken Spirits. Stu is a seasoned startup executive having served as President, COO, CMO, CCO, CSO, VP Marketing, and VP Product Management for a variety of companies including Blue Jeans, Bloom Energy, and Mixpanel. Stu is a creative “out-of-the-box” thinker able to repeatedly develop winning products and go-to-market strategies and build market-leading brand awareness on a shoestring budget. Stu is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Martin Janousek is Co-Founder and CEO of Bespoken Spirits. Martin is a seasoned start-up executive for advanced material innovation and manufacturing. He has executive leadership experience in both start-ups and multinational companies, growing businesses from zero to over $500 M. Martin is a graduate of FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg with a Master and PhD in Material Science.