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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.
 
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Jim and Mike explore the top four affordable rye whiskeys today. Listen in as the break them down one-by-one and tell you which ones you should have on your bar. Guess what? All four whiskeys can be added to your bar for under $100. Check out https://thebourbonroad.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a gr…
 
Jim and Mike take the time to review another bourbon from B.R. Distilling in Memphis Tennessee. This time it is their Crossroads expression. Listen in as we chat about the Crossroads movie while sipping on this exceptional pour. You don't want to miss this episode! Check out Blue Note Crossroads at https://www.bluenotebourbon.com/crossroads Be sure…
 
Mike sits down with Terry Nichols of Dry Fly Distilling from Spokane Washington. Terry brings four of their many offerings to taste on the show. Listen in as Mike gets the best of west coast wheat from a distillery that has been cranking out the distillate since 2007. Check out https://dryflydistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook…
 
Jim and Mike sit down with a new bourbon from local basketball legend Russ Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a three year bourbon with a bit of a spicy attitude. We tried the green label Legends bottle at 110 proof. They also have a 90 proof and a 12 year on the shelves. Listen in to find out our thoughts. Be sure to check out our pr…
 
Jim and Mike invite their wives to participate in the 2022 Bourbon and biscuits Challenge. Today we pair bourbon and rye cocktails with country ham and biscuits. This is our annual pursuit to find the most worthy biscuit for the bourbon aficionado. Listen in as we find the best biscuit in the land. Check out https://thebourbonroad.com/ Be sure to c…
 
Jim and Mike enjoy another Craft Distillery Monday episode by reviewing Smoke Wagon's Small Batch Bourbon. Listen in as we walk you through our tasting notes on this surprisingly good whiskey. You won't want to miss this episode. Check out https://www.nevadadistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a…
 
Jim and Mike have deliberated and made a decision. Today we announce our 2021 Bourbon of the Year. We also name our 2021 Craft Distillery of the Year. After almost 300 bottle reviewed during the year, it all comes down to today's show. Be sure to listen in to find out who get our vote this year. Hint: it is very available and reasonably priced! Che…
 
Jim and Mike step outside the box a bit and review an American Single Malt Whiskey from Westward. If you haven't been sampling some of the great American single malts, then we suggest you give them a try. It's nice to have an occasional diversion. Listen in as we tell you what we think about this one! Check out https://westwardwhiskey.com/ Be sure …
 
Mike interviews Paul Hletko of Few Spirits about their line of Illinois made "grain-to-glass" whiskies. In particular, they taste and talk about the new Bottled in Bond Bourbon that just released this year. Listen in as we learn all about Few and what they have going on. More about Few at https://www.fewspirits.com/ Check out our website https://th…
 
Jim and his son Chris travel to Key West Florida for a little salt water fly fishing. During their trip, the review a local bottle of bourbon from Key West Trading called Smuggler's Choice. Maybe on your next trip to the Keys, you may want to give this on a try. Listen in to find out their thoughts on this local find. Be sure to check out our priva…
 
Jim and Mike discuss special releases from the distilleries. What to look for and what is coming soon. They also review a couple of recent special releases during the show. Listen in as they deep dive this subject. Check out our website https://thebourbonroad.com and also our private Facebook group, The Bourbon Roadies at https://www.facebook.com/g…
 
Another Craft Distillery Monday... another great bourbon! Listen in a Jim and Mike review the new Double Oak Bourbon from Peerless Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. We get pretty exited when we here double-oaked and we have great expectations for this bottle. Listen in! https://kentuckypeerless.com/whiskey/kentucky-peerless-double-oak-bourbon/ Be…
 
Today Jim and Mike talk about the new restaurant at James B Beam called The Kitchen Table. This newly created restaurant gives people one more reason to stop in Clermont Kentucky to visit the distillery. Be sure to listen in as we review the menu including cocktails. Check out The Kitchen Table at https://www.visitthekitchentable.com/ Make sure you…
 
Today Jim and Mike review the fall release C921 of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon. This is always a crown pleaser and many of us watch the shelves for the next release. You need to get them while they are hot, and at $65 a bottle for a 12 year bourbon... you can't beat it. https://elijahcraig.com/barrel-proof Be sure to check out our private Fac…
 
On this episode, Mike travels to Memphis Tennessee to sit down with Master Distiller Alex Castle at Old Dominick Distillery. Listen in as we explore this great distillery and sample some of their finest whiskies. Check out Old Dominick at: https://olddominick.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies private Facebook group. Make sure you check out The Bou…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review batch 16 of Buffalo Trace's Stagg Jr. A high proof and powerful representation of their rye mash bill #1. Stagg Jr has a reputation for getting a bourbon drinker's attention. Listen in as we explore this whiskey and give you our honest opinion. https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/our-brands/stagg/stagg-jr.html…
 
Mike travels to Pittsburgh to discover the craft of Wigle Whiskey. As always, The Bourbon Road leads us to great craft distilleries doing great work here in the USA. Listen in as we sample and review the work of another pioneer in craft whiskey making. Check out the bourbon Roadies private Facebook group. Make sure you check out The Bourbon Road at…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review the new Jeptha Creed Bottled in Bond Rye Bourbon from Shelby County Kentucky. We've been waiting awhile for this one (four years to be exact), and it has finally arrived. Listen in as we give a full review of this 100 proof bonded rye bourbon. https://jepthacreed.com/jeptha-creed-bottled-in-bond-rye-bourbon/ Be s…
 
Jim and Mike host a couple of Roadies to talk about this years bourbon hunting season. We sip on way too many allocated bourbons while discussing the struggles of finding that elusive bottle. Listen in as we talk about what is important when looking for the right bottle. Learn from our mistakes. You don't want to miss it! Check out the bourbon Road…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review a bourbon whiskey from Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, South Carolina. The whiskey is called Johnny Fever and is a four grain bourbon contract distilled in Kentucky. We review this bourbon and give you our opinion. This is one to listen in on for sure! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bo…
 
Jim and Mike make preparations for Thanksgiving by discussing their favorite recipes, bourbons and past times for the big day. Two different Wild Turkey expressions are on the menu along with a 1977 dusty bottle of .... just listen in to find out! Check out the bourbon Roadies private Facebook group. Make sure you check out The Bourbon Road at http…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review a new whiskey from a really exciting distillery called Luca Mariano. After meeting their crew at a couple of whiskey festivals we had to get a bottle of this single barrel for a review. We are very pleased at the contents of the 103 proof single barrel they gave us! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group…
 
Jim and Mike jam with rising country artist Taylor Austin Dye as she belts out a few of her acoustic singles including, "Water Me Down" which soared on the ITunes Country Chart after release. Listen in as she has a few pours with the boys while playing. Check out Taylor at: https://www.tayloraustindye.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies private Face…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. The boys sip on a little of the Old Number 7 Brand while discussing history and the definition of Tennessee Whiskey and the Lincoln County Process. Be sure to listen in and be sure to grab that bottle of Jack off the shelf and join us. Be sure to check out our private Facebook grou…
 
Jim and Mike break out a bottle of the 2021 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and celebrate with Chris Thomas of Made South. Also on the menu is Woodford's Chocolate Whisper and a 1977 Wild Turkey 101. Listen in as podcast veteran Chris Thomas shares his love of the south. Check out Made South at: https://madesouth.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies pr…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktails Mixer from Nashville, Tennessee. Our good friend Chris Thomas from Made South introduced us to Eli Mason. Check out this episode to find out what we think about this easy cocktail solution from https://elimason.com/. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon R…
 
Jim and Mike kick back in the still house at Leiper's Fork and host a jam session with rising country artist Josiah Siska. Great bourbon, awesome music and an amazing environment lead to the perfect "Still House Session" with our newest friend Josiah Siska. Don't miss this! Check out Josiah at: https://josiahsiska.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Leiper's Fork Straight Rye Whiskey. The first episode in the five episode series called "Stillhouse Sessions". Be sure to catch all five episodes in this series recorded in the Stillhouse at Leiper's Fork Distillery in Tennessee. You will not want to miss these. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "T…
 
Mike spends the day in Loretto Kentucky at Maker's Mark. He sits down in the Samuels house with Rob Samuels and gets a real history lesson as they sip on two of Makers Mark's Finest expressions. You definitely want to check this one out! More on Maker's Mark at https://www.makersmark.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies private Facebook group. Make s…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon from the Cleveland Whiskey Company in Cleveland Ohio. With a Mash Bill of 51% Corn, 45% Wheat and 4% Malt, this may be the one of the highest wheat contents in a bourbon we have every seen. It's is finished with toasted oak and black cherry. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group…
 
Jim, Mike and Ashley Barnes of The Spirits Group judge the Roadies 2021 Blending Challenge and announce the winners. Ten entries get to compete in the finals and prizes are awarded to the "Best Blend" and the "Best Name" for a blend. This is an annual event so if you missed this one, be sure to get ready for next year! Check out the bourbon Roadies…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Walker’s Cay Straight Bourbon Finished with Sherry Cask Staves. This whiskey is from King Spirits but distilled at Green River Distillery in Owensboro Kentucky. Listen in as we review this 90 proof rye bourbon whiskey that might just get your attention. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbo…
 
Jim and Mike spend a little time savoring Colorado whiskies with Mel Maddox from Old Elk. We taste through 4 expressions of their finest and get the whole story of Old Elk's beginnings. You are going to want to listen in as we taste some of the finest whiskey made outside of Kentucky!!! Check out Old Elk at https://www.oldelk.com/ Make sure you che…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike get to taste and review the new limited edition Maker's Marks Wood Finishing Series FAE-02. There may actually be fairies in this bottle! Listen in to get the real story of this new expression. Check out https://www.makersmark.com/wood-finishing-series-2021-release-fae-02 Be sure to check out our private Facebook group,…
 
Mike makes his way through the 2021 Bourbon Festival in Bardstown Kentucky. As a panelist and bourbon celebrity, Mike gets the full treatment as Roadies, attendees and bourbon royalty shout out high praises and raise the accomplishments of The Bourbon Road in this 200th episode. Thank you to all who enjoy what we do! Check out The Bourbon Road at h…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike cross the Mississippi to taste a single barrel wheated bourbon from the hometown of Buffalo Bill Cody. The distillery is Mississippi River Distilling and the bourbon is Cody Road Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Listen in!!! Check out https://www.mrdistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, …
 
On this episode Jim and Mike drink each of the six Benchmark expressions of the new Buffalo Trace Bourbon Collection. They give a full review of what they like and what they do not in this very new offering from Buffalo Trace. Definitely listen in to this episode to find out which one is the sleeper! Check out https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com…
 
On this episode, we finally sit down with our hometown bourbon "Bulleit". We dive into the standard 90 proof bourbon and give it a fair and honest review. Make sure to listen in to this episode as we pull no punches with the local favorite! Check out https://www.bulleit.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for…
 
On this episode Mike hangs out at Four Roses with Master Distiller Brent Elliott. They work their way through the expressions of of Four Roses Bourbon including the 2021 Four Roses Small Batch LE Bourbon. A lot of great Four Roses info is dropped in this session. Check it out! Find out more about Four Roses at: https://fourrosesbourbon.com/ Make su…
 
On this episode, we get a first look (and taste) of the new 2021 LE release from Four Roses Small Batch. We give all the details on how you can get your hands on this amazing bourbon. Listen in for details on how to get one! https://fourrosesbourbon.com/bourbon/limited-edition/2021-le-small-batch/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "T…
 
On this episode we sit down with Scott Neil, a retired Special Forces Veteran and founder/COO of Horse Soldier Bourbon. Listen in to his first hand account of Green Beret operations in Afghanistan following the attack of 9/11. Also hear the story of Horse Soldier Bourbon as we taste two expressions. Find out more about Horse Soldier at: https://hor…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a a new expression from our fiends and Beam. Basil Hayden Toast is a new addition to the Basil Hayden line. An expression representing an reimagined line. Don't miss out on this episode. Check out https://www.basilhaydenbourbon.com/toast Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourb…
 
On this episode we sit down with two bottles of Little Book from James B Beam Distilling Company. We taste Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 while discussing the new premium membership subscription called Barreled and Boxed. It will be limited to 500 members so waste no time! Find out more about Barreled and Boxed at: https://www.beamdistilling.com/barreled-…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a bottle sent to us by one of our listeners and friend of the show, James Drier. We haven't had an El Paso whiskey yet and are dying to crack the seal on this bottle. Remember, we want to know about your home town whiskeys. Let is know! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbo…
 
On this episode we sit down with Seth Benhaim, Chief Barrel Breaker at Broken Barrel Whiskey Company. Seth arrives in Shelby County Kentucky with a trunk full of excellent whiskies and we get down to business. You do not want to muss this! Find out more about Broken Barrel at: https://www.brokenbarrelwhiskey.com/ Make sure you check out The Bourbon…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a new bottle of Off Hours Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Surprised by the simplicity of the label and the companies message, Jim and Mike dive into this new expression with an open mind and a ready palate. Don't miss this review! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" f…
 
This week the boys get the lay of the land in Frankfort Kentucky for this fall's "Bourbon On The Banks" event. You do not want to miss out on the all out fun weekend happening October 22nd and 23rd in Frankfort. We will be there as well! Find out more about Bourbon On The Banks at: https://bourbononthebanks.org/ Make sure you check out The Bourbon …
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we try a single barrel expression of rye from Union Horse Distilling out of Kansas. At 126+ proof, this bottle took both us both by surprise. Definitely a bold and layered 5 year old rye in this bottle. Find out more about Union Horse at: https://www.unionhorse.com/ Thanks to our great sponsor for their su…
 
This week we welcome on Susan and Traci from Barrel Proof Bourbon Barrel Bark. They take a little time out of their busy schedules to show Mike and I how to Smoke Your Bourbon. We love our bourbon and also our smokers, so this was a match made in heaven. We also introduce the girls toa couple of bourbons. Find out more about Barrel Proof at: https:…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday", Jim and Mike try the new Russell's Reserve 13 year Bourbon. This bottle has been out a little under 2 months and has grabbed a great deal of fanfare. Some call ti the 2021 Bourbon of the Year. We will hold our judgment till we taste if for ourselves. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook…
 
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