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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! The best in bourbon news, reviews and interviews with people making the bourbon whiskey industry happen. The show dives into bourbon culture with informed, captivating, and casual dialogue. Join hosts Kenny Coleman, Ryan Cecil, and Fred Minnick as they talk with prominent guests and tackle critical American whiskey issues 3 times a week. Catch all new episodes every Thursday with special Whiskey Quickie reviews on Tuesday and get caught up on bourbon news wit ...
 
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I read a meme one time that as soon as a man enters his 30s, there are two hobbies he picks up. It's whiskey and smoking meats. Well, I'm guilty for it and I know Ryan and Fred are too. There's nothing better than starting the fire in your grill and preparing for the long night ahead making sure your brisket is done. I know when I started cooking o…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Blackened x Willett Straight Rye Finished in Madeira Casks. This non-age stated rye is 109.6 proof and $140 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 …
 
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…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for October 15th 2021. Here's the headlines for this week. Elijah Craig is having its second annual Old Fashioned Week. Breaking Bourbon takes over the BTAC Release map. Angel's Envy announces their limited edition cask strength release Show Notes: Elijah Craig recently announced its second annual Old Fashioned Week, posts…
 
It's the final episode in our 4 part series of "Is Bourbon Broken?" based on the Bourbon and Banter blog series. We've looked at the consumer, secondary market, distribution and retail, but this time we are looking back at the consumer from a different angle by evaluating purchasing trends. The market is changing and now there are craft distillers,…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review King of Kentucky 2021. This 14 year old bourbon is 130 proof and $250 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 prod…
 
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…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for October 8th 2021. Here's the headlines for this week. MGP gets a somewhat rebrand to Ross & Squibb Distillery, Stoli hires David Mandell to lead KY Owl construction, and Buffalo Trace releases the details for the 2021 Antique Collection, but there's a big hitter missing this year. Show Notes: MGP gets a pseudo-rebrand …
 
Welcome back to Part 3 on our series of "Is Bourbon Broken?" as we analyze the multi-part blog series from Bourbon & Banter. This episode is one that many have been waiting for as we evaluate the variable that is completely out of our control as a consumer and that's distribution and retail. We've challenged this system multiple times and I'm not s…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2021. This 12-16 year old bourbon is 114.2 proof and $150 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 …
 
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…
 
Last week, we kicked off the series of analyzing Bourbon & Banter's article on "Is Bourbon Broken?" and this next installment looks at the secondary market. The prices of bourbon have been growing immensely and who knows if the prices will ever drop. Will there ever be an end in sight for consumers buying on the secondary or should companies adjust…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review a Stagg Jr. Single Barrel pick from the Dallas Bourbon Club. This non-age stated bourbon is 134.4 proof. 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 cos…
 
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,…
 
Welcome to the first part in a series of "Is Bourbon Broken?" where we take an in-depth look at a multi-part blog series from Bourbon and Banter. In these four episodes, we are going to look at the consumer, the secondary market, retailers and distributors, and then wrap it up once again evaluating the consumer. In this first part, we take a long h…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Booker's Tagalong Batch 2021-02. This 6 year 5 month old bourbon is 127.9 proof and $90 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 …
 
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, …
 
Last week, White Dog Trading became the newest member of the Kentucky Distillers' Association. This is the first time a bourbon broker that helps clients source whiskey has become a member. How does White Dog benefit from joining and vice-versa? Union strikes are not uncommon in bourbon. We've seen them happen plenty of times over the past few deca…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Hunt & Gather 15 Year Canadian Whisky. This 15 year old Canadian whisky is 121 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 cour…
 
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…
 
Back on episode 128, we had Jacob Call on to talk about OZ Tyler. Back then, it was all about TerrePURE and making overnight bourbon. Jacob joins the show again to talk about overcoming the perception that OZ Tyler left behind since it's now been rebranded back to the original name of the site, Green River Distilling. Jacob and the team at Green Ri…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled In Bond. This 4 year old bourbon is 100 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…
 
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…
 
Cigars... they are one of the best ways to enjoy a nice glass of bourbon. The flavors and aromas all become enhanced into a better overall experience. We talked about cigars and bourbon back on episode 129 with Jeremy and Jake from Jake's Cigar Lounge, but this time we're joined by Ibis Lu. She's a Cigar Sommelier and Certified Bourbon Steward, but…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Smooth Ambler Contradiction Rye. This non-age stated rye is 105 proof and $40 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 spi…
 
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…
 
Back on Episode 295, the roundtable discussed when does craft whiskey stop becoming craft whiskey. Well, the internet is full of opinions and we heard every last one of them. Many of whom said, "Why don't you get some real craft distillers on the show and ask them?" Well, we took your advice and did just that. We're joined by Becky Harris of Catoct…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Walker's Cay Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 90 proof and $37 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 honest…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Maker's Mark RC6. This is Maker's Mark's first national limited release. It's non-age stated, 108.2 proof, and $60 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: This whiskey in this review was purchased by Bourbon Pursuit for reviewing. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for …
 
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…
 
It's the 60th Bourbon Community Roundtable where we've got 3 topics of recent news to cover. Beam Suntory is launching new subscription models for Little Book and Maker's Mark which makes us wonder if this trend will continue for most major distilleries. Fall release season is around the corner so Jordan from Breaking Bourbon picks out 5 releases t…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Old Forester 2021 Birthday Bourbon. This 12 year old bourbon is 104 proof and $130 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 …
 
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…
 
So what is a dusty bourbon? Well... it's just an old bourbon. The idea was that these were bottles that used to sit on the shelves and collect dust. Now a days, these are rare gems and lots of bourbon hunters go crazy looking for them. Unfortunately, the days of finding a 1980s Old Grand Dad on the shelf are long gone, but we sit down and analyze w…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Taconic Mizunara Cask Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 107 proof and $90 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is our honest opinion based on what…
 
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…
 
About twice a year we have a guest on the show that just amazes us with the science behind bourbon. Stuart Williams is a professor that directs the microfluidic systems laboratory at the University of Louisville. He discovered that when bourbon begins evaporating, it creates a web that resembles constellations in the dark sky. Stuart was able to do…
 
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 Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey. This rapid aged rye whiskey is 100 proof and $40 MSRP (375mL). Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is our honest opinion based …
 
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