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The Bourbon Road is two Veterans sharing pours and good stories with interesting guests. Each week we sip on bourbon while talking with celebrities, musicians, chefs, authors, industry experts and everyone in between. If bourbon makes it better... or even the other way around, then we want to talk about it.
 
The Official Podcast of Bourbon! Featuring news, reviews, and interviews with people making the bourbon whiskey industry happen. Listen to the stories behind your favorite brands from industry insiders, master distillers, authors, pundits, bloggers, and more. A new podcast every week focused on America’s native spirit, bourbon.
 
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Well, you asked for another episode talking cocktails and that’s what you get. On this episode, we talk to Nic Christiansen who runs the single barrel program at Barrell Craft Spirits, but is also a nationally recognized bartender and cocktail competition champion. She talks about the variety of cocktails and how it’s really about swapping out simp…
 
Jim and Mike dive into a couple of finished bourbons to talk about what it means to be finished. They taste the Dareringer from Rabbit Hole and the Jospeh Magnus Bourbon. https://josephmagnus.com/spirits/joseph-magnus-bourbon/ https://www.rabbitholedistillery.com/spirits/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Loghea…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel. This non-age stated bourbon is 94 proof and $50 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spir…
 
Jim and Mike review the new Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel produced at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky. We've been watching for this bottle and you won't want to miss this episode. Find out more about the Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel at https://elijahcraig.com/toasted-barrel Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Than…
 
Clay Risen somehow narrowly escaped being a guest on the podcast, but we got him. We talk about some of his past work and his newest book, The Impossible Collection Of Whiskey: The 100 Most Exceptional And Collectible Bottles, that will be coming out in October 2020. So of course, we talk about chasing unicorns and our early bourbon regrets. Show P…
 
Jim and Mike hang out with Ariel Jahn, Brand Ambassador of Woodinville Whiskey Company from Washington State. They try both the straight bourbon as well as the 100% rye in this weeks episode. Check out Woodinville: https://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Logheads Home Center for s…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Old Forester 2020 Birthday Bourbon. This 10 year old bourbon is 98 proof and $130 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the…
 
Jim and Mike try a straight wheat whiskey from Old Dominick in Memphis Tennessee. A surprising wheat with an interesting one-of-a kind flavor profile from Master Distiller, Alex Castle. Check out Old Dominick at https://olddominick.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Premium Bar Products for supporting this e…
 
Old Forester is really starting to win over bourbon lovers. We are joined by our returning guest, Master Taster at Old Forester, Jackie Zykan, to chat about the 2020 Birthday Bourbon, the new barrel proof offering on the single barrel program, the story behind President's Choice, and much more. Have you tried an Old Forester 1915? Well, if you've n…
 
Jim and Mike spend a little time talking through some bourbon basics while tasting four very good whiskies. Don't miss this episode as we try a couple old standards as well as a new release and a very special big boy four grain bourbon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Logheads Home Center for supporting this e…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye. This non-age stated bourbon is 112.2 proof and $60 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the sp…
 
Jim and Mike try a rye from Blaum Brothers in Galena, Illinois. A great tasting rye from the home of Knotter Bourbon. Check out Blaum Brothers at https://www.blaumbros.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Premium Bar Products for supporting this episode. Find out more about high quality laser etched glassware …
 
On this 48th edition of the bourbon community roundtable, we talk about 80's movies. Yes, it may have gone on a bit longer than anticipated, but it may have been the glory years of iconic movies. Then we dive into Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel and get into release season. Will the shift of having online releases be the new way forward? Show Pa…
 
Jim, Mike and Adam sip on a little CYPB and some Stagg Jr. on this barrel pick prep night. A lot of great conversation, good bourbon and anticipation for our Wilderness Trail pick. Adam is one of the moderators on The Bourbon Roadies. We welcome you to join The Bourbon Roadies private Facebook Group. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @th…
 
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu2UNe-zGqk&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Bulleit Blenders Select. This 9 year old bourbon is 100 proof and $60 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this…
 
Jim and Mike try a rye malt whiskey from our friends at Chattanooga Whiskey. This expression is a four grain, malt forward expression that is aged more than three years. This unfiltered 99 proof rye is a year round sipper. Check out Chattanooga Whiskey at https://chattanoogawhiskey.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad T…
 
Baker’s is a brand that we’ve discussed previously with Beam’s ambassador Beth Burrows back on episode 95, but this time we go into the whiskey. A Patreon supporter sent 3 blind samples of Baker's: the new single barrel 7 year, the old 7 year small batch with the black wax that is no longer in production, and the most recent limited release of the …
 
Mike invites the team from Tennessee's Leiper's Fork Distillery and Master Blender, Ashley Barnesr for and episode you will not soon forget. Rye and Bourbon are flowing in this episode! Leiper's Fork: https://leipersforkdistillery.com/ Ashley Barnes: https://www.thespiritsgroup.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thank…
 
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDuUzJBfdz4&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Basil Hayden's 10 Year Rye Whiskey. This 10 year old rye is 80 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey …
 
Jim and Mike try a bourbon whiskey with a new twist. Oak & Eden has a bourbon finished with a toasted oak spire. We're gonna dive into this one and give you a fair look at a distillery who is stepping outside the box trying something new. Check out Oak & Eden at https://www.oakandeden.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroa…
 
What does it take to put all your money on the line, ignore the experts, fight the law, and spend years experimenting with different mash bills and barrels? That’s what Tim Piersant, CEO, and Grant McCracken, Head Distiller, of Chattanooga Whiskey did. Against all odds, they launched a bourbon that features Tennessee High Malt. We talk about the ea…
 
Jim and Mike site down with Colby Frey of Frey Ranch Whiskey Farmers of Fallon Nevada. We enjoy two of their expressions, a four grain bourbon and a straight rye. Both made from grains grown on the farm. A distillery is located in the oasis of Nevada. Find out more about Frey Ranch at https://freyranch.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instag…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Filibuster Single Estate. This 2 year 5 month old bourbon is 117.6 proof and $50 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the …
 
Jim and Mike venture into the great northwest (virtually) to explore a port finished straight bourbon from Woodinville. Not our first time sipping on Woodinville. Listen in to find out if this one stands up to the test. Check out Woodinville Whiskey at https://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroa…
 
In this podcast, we look to see if there are any distilleries in New York that can take on good old fashioned Kentucky bourbon. Dan Walkski, Manager of Fine Spirits at Midvalley Wine and Liquor in Newburgh, NY shares some of his favorites from the region and we taste them in a blind battle. There’s a few surprises thrown in that cause some major up…
 
David Jennings (Rare Bird 101) joins us to drink some Wild Turkey 17 Year Bottled in Bond as well as the new Rare Breed Rye. We talk all things Turkey including David's New Book, "American Spirit: Wild Turkey Bourbon from Ripy to Russell". Find out more about Rare Bird 101 at https://rarebird101.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @th…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Knob Creek 15 Year. This 15 year old bourbon is 100 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit produce…
 
Jim and Mike try a new eight year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Buck is a surprising find at $28 per bottle. We hope you enjoy this review! Check out The Bourbon Roadies private Facebook group and join in on the conversation! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Premium Bar Products for supporting this epi…
 
Mike joins his Son Jake at Barksdale Air Force Base to celebrate Father's day while sipping on three different expressions of Blanton's, They include Original, Gold and Straight From the Barrel. Check our our private Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies" and hang out with bourbon loving like minded people. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagra…
 
We look at the recently released results of the Weller CYPB data and ask ourselves if this data matches up to a normal consumer or a bourbon enthusiast. Make sure you check out yourperfectbourbon.com to see how well the site and survey is done. We then examine Basil Hayden and our thoughts behind the brand’s evolving character of having blends, fin…
 
Mike finishes his quarantine and invites Jim over for a couple of epic pours. We enjoy the Old Fitzgerald 9 year Bottled in Bond 2020 and the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 25 year. Don't miss this one! Check our our private Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies" and hang out with bourbon loving like minded people. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagra…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B520. This non-age stated bourbon is 122.2 proof and $50 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of t…
 
Jim and Mike explore a Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Boulder Spirits in Colorado. Don't miss this episode as we taste this high malt bourbon whiskey from the great state of Colorado. We hope you enjoy this review! Check out Boulder Spirits at https://boulder-spirits.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad T…
 
Nancy Fraley is world-renowned for her expertise on blending… or is it mingling? In this podcast, we talk about the difference between blending and mingling, but also go into barrel sizes, terroir, and the art of barrel finishing. Spoiler alert, here’s another industry veteran who isn’t a fan of small barrels. Show Partners: You can now buy Barrell…
 
Mike spends the day with Steve Coomes, whiskey journalist and event architect of the 2020 Bardstown Bourbon Festival. They discuss whiskey, current times as well as great new plans for the Bardstown Bourbon Festival this fall. Find out more about Steve and what he has going on at https://stevecoomes.com Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Wild Turkey Master's Keep 5th Edition. This 17 year old bourbon is 100 proof and $175 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of…
 
Jim and Mike sample another Texas "wheater" on this Craft Distillery Monday episode. Join in as they sip on this fine Texas whiskey fermented with yeast isolated from a Texas pecan. You won't want to miss this episode. Check out TX Straight Bourbon at https://www.frdistilling.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks …
 
Many of us know the basics of distillation, but only a few know the true science. Today, we’re joined by Tripp Stimson of Barrell Bourbon and we ask all the hard questions on distillation that we’ve always wanted to know. This is really for the geeks at heart because it goes into pH levels, yeast strains, malting processes, and so much more. Listen…
 
Jim and Mike try a smooth and inviting American Whiskey from Country Smooth as they talk with Lori Carcich, Founder and CEO of Country Smooth. Hang out as we take a deep dive into her company and vision for this women owned whiskey company, Findout more about Country Smooth at http://countrysmooth.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review an E.H. Taylor Single Barrel selected by the Dallas Bourbon Club. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and around a $65 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. Support this Podcast on Patreon DISCLAIMER…
 
Jim and Mike try the port finished eight year old bourbon from Boondocks. An expression created by Dave Scheurich, a legend of the industry that has helped create some of America’s most recognized whiskeys over the last 40 years. Check out Boondocks at https://www.boondockswhiskey.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Th…
 
For anyone that doesn’t know Peggy from listening to our past episodes, you will get to hear from the first ever woman Master Taster. She has been a remarkable inspiration for anyone in the bourbon industry and her crowning achievement was being inducted into the 2019 Bourbon Hall of Fame. This podcast was recorded at the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Le…
 
Jim and Mike do their best to determine which bourbon (or rye) makes the best whiskey and coke. You might be very surprised to find out who makes the top of the list and who does not. Come to our Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies" and hang out with some great people who love to talk about bourbon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @the…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Tincup Rye Whiskey. This 3 year rye whiskey is 90 proof and $30 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. …
 
Jim and Mike try the new release of Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon from Jim Beam. Historically, this bourbon dates back to the early days of Beam. It has been available in the gift shop in Kentucky, but now widely available. Check out Jim Beam at https://www.jimbeam.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad Thanks to Premiu…
 
Does the purchase of Early Times by Sazerac signal trouble in the water for Brown-Forman? We look at the motivation behind this and if tariffs could have a future impact as well. If you’re thinking about visiting distilleries and experiencing Kentucky, is now the time to do it or wait until things settle down? And lastly, we ask ourselves what do w…
 
Jim and Mike take a road trip to the northern edge of The Bourbon Trail to visit Boone County Distilling. During our visit we interview Josh Quinn, one of the owners and founders of the distillery. We try their small batch and six year single barrel. Check out Boone County at at https://boonedistilling.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instag…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Chicken Cock Rye Whiskey. This rye is aged at least 2 years, is 90 proof, and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the…
 
Jim and Mike sip on a single barrel offering from J.W. Kelly of Chattanooga Tennessee. Chattanooga has it going on when it comes to bourbon whiskey and J.W. Kelly is no exception. Don't miss our review of their 109 proof single barrel bourbon. Check out J.W. Kelly at: https://jwkelly.com/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebourbonroad…
 
Do you have a really old bottle of whiskey? What about a unicorn that’s coveted by every bourbon enthusiast out there? We’re joined by Joe Hyman of Skinner Auctioneers to talk about what it’s like to buy and sell high-end bottles at a legit auction. We talk about everything from the bottles they accept, how they process auctions, and how they spot …
 
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