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The Official Podcast of Bourbon! The best in news, reviews and interviews with people making the bourbon whiskey industry happen. Join hosts Kenny Coleman, Ryan Cecil, and Fred Minnick as they talk with prominent guests and provide insight on American whiskey 3 times a week. Catch all new episodes every Thursday with special Whiskey Quickie reviews on Tuesday and get caught up on bourbon news with This Week in Bourbon on Friday.
 
Bourbon stories, bourbon reviews, bourbon news, bourbon history. The pursuit of a true American spirit. Follow the podcast on Twitter @BourbNBranchPod, Instagram @BourbandBranch, or join the Facebook group Bourbon & Branch Podcast. You can also email the show shawn@bourbonandbranch.online Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bourbonandbranch/support
 
Stories always get better in the retelling. And in the case of Mr. Jack Daniel, the distillery that bears his name, and the world-famous whiskey that emerges from the hollows of Lynchburg, Tennessee, there is no shortage of stories to be told. Lucas Hendrickson hosts Around the Barrel, the official podcast of Jack Daniel’s, as we set out to tell those stories. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Tennessee Whiskey Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof). Distilled and Bott ...
 
Welcome to the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit podcast. Come join Eric and Matt who are freedom-loving, meat-eating, gun shooting American guys as they discuss a broad spectrum of topics ranging from states rights, culture, and the 2nd Amendment to scotch, bourbon, and cigars. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most notable for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.3 million subscribers currentl ...
 
Podcastificating the world, one listener at a time.A fun look at podcasting, its challenges and triumphs, and the tech, tips & tricks, and strategies that impact the world of everyday podcasters like you and me. I'm a regular guy who's been swept up in the podcastificating world of podcasting. I've build a business to support podcasters and content providers and love passing along my hard-learned lessons about podcasting, production, and editing, as well as my take on the technology that's a ...
 
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I know you've missed it, but the roundtable is back for another big show talking about spicy topics. The big news of Jackie Zykan leaving Old Forester made waves in the bourbon world. Is she a replaceable asset to Brown-Forman and what happens with the 117 series? King's County and the Irish Whiskey Association are in a battle over the use of "iris…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Yellowstone Family Recipe. This 6 year old bourbon is 100 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is our hone…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for June 24th 2022. Master Taster Jackie Zykan steps away from Old Forester. King’s County Distillery has been served a cease-and-desist letter by the Irish Whiskey Association. Bardstown Bourbon Company’s newest Collaborative Series with Plantation Rum Show Notes: Master Taster Jackie Zykan steps away from Old Forester So…
 
Toasted barrels are all the rage right now, but why? Do they taste better than the regular bourbon counterparts? Or has the consumer shifted their taste profile? In this episode, the Bourbon Pursuit team sits down and blind tastes our way through four samples and we ponder on many questions in the toasted category. Where did it start? Do different …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Kentucky Owl Bourbon St. Patrick’s Edition. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and $135 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this re…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for June 17th 2022. Pursuit United has been crowned “Best Bourbon” at the 2022 John Barleycorn Awards. Is bourbon losing popularity to tequila and mezcal? WhistlePig has launched two new bottled-in-bond whiskeys. Show Notes: Pursuit United has been crowned “Best Bourbon” at the 2022 John Barleycorn Awards for Spring Is bou…
 
If you saw a market that was a sinking ship, would you jump on board? That was bourbon 25 years ago when clear spirits were winning. Trey Zoeller joins the show once again to reflect on the past 25 years. We dive into what it was like trying to break into a community that didn't want newcomers and the hurdles that came along with it. Not to mention…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash. This non-age stated whiskey is 100 proof and $33 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is our …
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for June 10th 2022. Heaven Hill broke ground on a $135 million distillery called Heaven Hill Springs Distillery, Wilderness Trail announces the release of first 8-year bourbon, Playboy is releasing their first bourbon called Rare Hare 1953 Anniversary Edition Show Notes: Heaven Hill broke ground on a $135 million distiller…
 
Many of us have a passion for bourbon but I'm not sure we think to ourselves, "I want to run my own liquor store." Our guest today took that leap. Luke Castle makes his return to the show but not to talk about being a bourbon enthusiast but to talk about his new endeavor taking ownership of Ace Spirits, it's a retail shop in Minnesota who you may h…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Sunday's Finest Gold Fashioned. This non-age stated ready to drink cocktail is 84.4 proof and $150 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for th…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for June 3rd 2022. The TTB proposes removing all standard bottle sizes for spirits, A new Guinness Book of World Records has been set for the largest bottle of whisky ever sold, J. Rieger & Co. recently released its first bottled-in-bond straight bourbon whiskey. Show Notes: TTB proposes removing all standard bottle sizes …
 
We are skipping the roundtable this month because of Memorial Day timing so I wanted to bring another great session that we had at our Whiskey From Home event. I'm joined by David Jennings of RareBird101, Caroline Paulus of The Bourbon Review and Justin's House of Bourbon, and Pops from Bourbon & Banter as we talk about the secret to finding great …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Westward American Single Malt Cask Strength Whiskey. This non-age stated whiskey is 125 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer fo…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for May 27th 2022. Spotify accidentally advertises Wild Turkey on every podcast in a bad way, Jim Beam launches Hardin's Creek, and Dixon Dedman announces his highly anticipated next creation 2XO. Show Notes: Spotify accidentally advertises Wild Turkey on every podcast and it backfires in a bad way Jim Beam announces the g…
 
Gone are the days of paying for billboards, newspaper, and bench ads and bus stop. Everyone has the capability to access a world of information right in the palm of their hand. If you're like me, you're checking your email 50 times a day and getting hit with notifications across multiple social platforms and other apps that demand your attention. B…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Dexter Three Wood Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This non-age stated bourbon is 100.6 proof and $50 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this r…
 
Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.6 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment. Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merc…
 
**EXCLUSIVE** It's This Week in Bourbon for May 20th 2022. Evan Williams Single Barrel is being removed nationally and we've got an exclusive with Heaven Hill spokesperson, Josh Hafer, Freddie Noe has been given the title of 8th generation Master Distiller, $150k in stolen bourbon has been recovered and thieves have been arrested. Show Notes: **EXC…
 
We get lots of random emails. Most of the time it's recommendations for visiting kentucky, but if you are going to come just make sure you check out our Yelp list for of our recommendations. But every once in a while we get questions where people need our advice. This could be from brands or just individuals out there wanting to break into the indu…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Puncher's Chance The D12tance Bourbon. This 12 year old bourbon is 96 proof and $120 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. Thi…
 
Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.6 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment. Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merc…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for May 13th 2022. Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets Go on sale, Longbranch and McConaughey launch the Wonder What If Campaign, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Enters the NFT space. Show Notes: Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets are now on sale Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has signed a four-year distribution agreement…
 
When you think of Coors, you are probably like me and you get the image of the silver bullet and the cold blue mountains on the side of the can. Or perhaps you know Molson-Coors as one of the top beverage brands in the world. But you most certainly didn't think of Coors as a whiskey company, until now. David Coors joins the show to talk about the f…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey. This non-age stated rye is 115.2 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This i…
 
Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment. Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merc…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for May 6th 2022. A new state of the art $72M contract distillation facility will be built in Elizabethtown, KY, Buffalo Trace is fighting backlash from local residents of Peak's Mill as bourbon warehouse expansion begins, and Jack Daniel's introduces Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Ble…
 
A few weeks ago on TWiB we talked about Barton 1792 closing the doors for tours indefinitely, but now we get to speculate. Was this because Sazerac feels they can't make it stand up to the current standard people expect of tours? Or was it a way to put all their eggs into turning the distillery into a workhorse for it brands? The Virginia ABC moved…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Heaven's Door Bootleg Volume 3. This 13 year old bourbon is 121.2 proof and $545 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is…
 
RMA BODY ARMOR: http://www.rmadefense.com/?rfsn=5959978.ab3f4b USE CODE "IV8888" TO SAVE 10% ON YOUR ORDER! CHECK OUT BRASS BANDICOOT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWsdp8Xa1nww4TyK7zcsUIA Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Iraq…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 29th 2022. Heaven Hill will build a new $135M distillery in Bardstown, the American Craft Spirits Association elects an all female board of directors, and Chattanooga Whiskey announces its Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend. Show Notes: Heaven Hill will build a new $135M distillery in Bardstown American Craft Spiri…
 
Have you heard us talk about shipping bourbon on the show before? Of course you have. Heck, I know I sound like a broken record as we try to become more stewards for reform in this space by talking about it almost every week. But this time you get to hear from an Expert. Alex Koral is the Regulatory General Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant, a pionee…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Blue Run High Rye Bourbon (Fall 2021). This non-age stated bourbon is 111 proof and $90 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. …
 
CHECK OUT BRASS BANDICOOT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWsdp8Xa1nww4TyK7zcsUIA Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stan…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 22nd 2022. The Virginia ABC moves to a new randomized and confusing system for allocated bourbon, Independent Stave Company to open $30 million mill in Arkansas, and Orphan Barrel announces the release of Fable & Folly. Show Notes: The rumor mill says that Evan Williams single barrel is being pulled off shelves a…
 
There's nothing better than getting a fan of the show back on the program... but that fan also happens to be a master distiller at one of the most recognizable names in the kentucky distilling industry. Danny Kahn join us once again to talk about a few topics that we're all interested in hearing about. We cover the 1792 barrel program, then we take…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Chicken Cock Cotton Club Canadian Rye Whiskey. This 20 year old rye is 100 proof and $500 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review…
 
Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment. Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merc…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 15th 2022. Eboni Major, former blender at Bulleit is now suing Diageo, Barton 1792 Distillery suspends all tours, and Sweetens Cove launches Kennessee. Show Notes: San Francisco World Spirits Competition Results are in. Here's what I discovered Eboni Major, former blender at Bulleit is now suing Diageo Bardstown …
 
You can't run away from it... NFTs have now become the buzzword of 2022. Non-fungible tokens, or better known as NFTs was a prediction of mine at the end of 2021 but moreso looking into 2023. I didn't really think they would catch on this quickly and be adopted by so many in the whiskey industry. Now we are seeing the largest brands dip their toes …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Woodinville Moscatel Finished Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. …
 
Remote recording for interviews and the like has always been a bit tricky and the platforms that provide recording of this type are always trying to improve. 2022 brings us a lot of contenders for the title of "best remote recording platform." This episode is a handful of recordings of me and my right-hand audio-man, Aaron as we test out the top 11…
 
I'm diving into our archives and presenting one of the amazing sessions that we held back in May of 2020 at the first and only Whiskey From Home event. Many people asked if another Whiskey From Home event would ever happen... and I thought long and hard about what it took to make this happen. Whiskey From Home had over 15k people stream it live dur…
 
It's Bourbon Community Roundtable #67 and this time it's all about limited editions. New records are being set for bottles at auction and many of us are thinking twice about opening up bottles. Red Hook went for $47k. The 5L bottle of OFC 1982 went for $60k. With so many LTEs, how do you determine what will make a bottle valuable in the future? Our…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon. This 5 year old bourbon is 88 proof and $40 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 1st 2022. Three of the nation’s leading trade associations create ShipMySpirits coalition, Belle Meade Bourbon is being discontinued, and another Wild Turkey 101 bottle change is coming. Show Notes: KY Senate passes House Bill 500 and has now been signed into law by the governor TTB reminds us that advertising re…
 
Welcome back to Part 2 of my interview with Kathleen DiBenedetto. In part 1, Kathleen shared some of her greatest memories with Booker as she learned the business inside and out from him. In part 2, Kathleen talks about her own successes in the industry from going on the road and leading the bourbon tastings herself to eventually have her own batch…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review WH McBrayer Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This 4 year old bourbon is 103.6 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. T…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for March 25th 2022. American whiskey tariffs finally come to an end, Sotheby's broke a new record for American Whiskey at auction fetching US$1.63 million, and Michter’s will be waiting until 2023 to release its 10 Year Bourbon. Show Notes: A fake organization has been passing itself off as the genuine Diageo American whi…
 
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