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Welcome to the Barrel Room Chronicles, hosted by Kerry Moynahan. Kerry is a Certified Bourbon Steward, former bartender, co-host of the Spirits of Whisk(e)y podcast, media producer and all-around whiskey aficionado. Kerry has combined her love for whiskey into media projects which celebrate this great spirit. And for the last 20 years she has been helping others tell their stories though television, film and other media. But now it’s time for her to take her love for whiskey and her experience in the entertainment industry to uncover the fascinating stories of the water of life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barrel-room-chronicles/support

Barrel Room Chronicles (formerly Spirits of Whisk[e]y‪)‬ Kerry Moynahan

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Welcome to the Barrel Room Chronicles, hosted by Kerry Moynahan. Kerry is a Certified Bourbon Steward, former bartender, co-host of the Spirits of Whisk(e)y podcast, media producer and all-around whiskey aficionado. Kerry has combined her love for whiskey into media projects which celebrate this great spirit. And for the last 20 years she has been helping others tell their stories though television, film and other media. But now it’s time for her to take her love for whiskey and her experience in the entertainment industry to uncover the fascinating stories of the water of life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/barrel-room-chronicles/support

    BRC EP 12 - The Bitter Housewife & The Scotch Club

    BRC EP 12 - The Bitter Housewife & The Scotch Club

    This week on Barrel Room Chronicles I discover The Bitter Housewife and chat with Co-founder Genevieve Brazelton about her award-winning, all-natural cocktail bitters and ready-to-drink beverages. Then later in the show I catch up with my old friend Andy Smith, founder of The Scotch Club and discuss the history and growth of its chapters.

    Barrel Room Chronicles is a production of 1st Reel Entertainment and can be seen or heard on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Breaker, Public Radio and wherever you listed to your favorite podcasts.

    For full show notes for this episode, visit Barrel Room Chronicles. 


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    BRC EP 11 - Farm to Bottle Highland Rye

    BRC EP 11 - Farm to Bottle Highland Rye

    In this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles, I speak with Kirsty Black and Lauren Oliver of Arbikie Highland Distillery about the Scottish Highland’s 1st commercial Rye whiskey in over 100 years AND the opening of their new visitor’s experience center. Then later in the show Chef Louise Leonard joins me to talk Patty Melts in today’s World of Weezy.

    Barrel Room Chronicles is a production of 1st Reel Entertainment and is available on Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeartRadio, Amazon and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.




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    • 27 min
    BRC EP 10 - Spirits Technology

    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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    BRC EP 9 - Ireland's Spirit

    BRC EP 9 - Ireland's Spirit

    On this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles I speak with John Ralph about his Double Gold award winning Poitin, and the history of the Irish Spirit. Then later in the show I speak with Chef Louise Leonard, about a redheaded Mary.

    About Mad March Hare: 

    First distilled by monks (God bless you lads), the Irish enjoyed their  poitín for a thousand years before it was banned by the Brits in 1661.  But we’re resilient feckers and poitín never really went away.

    It  remained part of Irish drinking culture and was given names like Cratur, Mountain Dew, Mountain Tea and Devil’s Spittle. And you always  knew a man, who knew a man, that could get you a bottle. Now legal  again, poitín can be found on backbars all across Ireland, instead of  under the counter.

    At Mad March Hare, we use only the finest,  locally sourced malted barley and distill three times in small copper  pot stills in the traditional way. We then cut the spirit with Irish  spring water to 40% ABV resulting in a drink that is full of character  and exceptionally smooth. Sláinte!

    Barrel Room Chronicles is a production of 1st Reel Entertainment and is distributed by Anchor.FM and is available on Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeartRadio, Amazon and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

    Theme song: Kentucky-Bluegrass-Mornin Composer: Clay Tyler Smith © Pond5.com


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    BRC Ep 8 - The Taste of India with Sanjeev Banga

    BRC Ep 8 - The Taste of India with Sanjeev Banga

    On this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles we speak with Sanjeev Banga about Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky.  Then Chef Louise Leonard creates a special dessert with it!  

    Guest Bio

    Sanjeev Banga has been spearheading global reach for  Radico Khaitan brands since 2008 as President – International Business.   Radico brands are available in over 85 countries. He has been  instrumental in the growth and premiumization journey of the company  through the creation of luxury brands, such as Rampur Indian Single Malt  and Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.

    He is an international business  veteran with over 35 years of experience in FMCG companies including  Godfrey Philips (an affiliate of Philp Morris), Nestle, Seagram, Pernod  Ricard etc.

    Sanjeev has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and an MBA.


    • Rampur Double Cask is made from 100% Indian barley, malted and  distilled in traditional copper pot stills by the oldest distillery in  India. This opulently tropical single malt is less forward with it’s oak  influence than the name might lead one to suspect. The aging in used  Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks does impart the vanilla and toasted  cacao typical of this treatment, but the fruit driven character remains  at the fore, reminding one of an Indian Summer, bursting with life.
    o ABV is 45%
    o SRP is $79.99
    o Bottle shot

    • Rampur Asava is an outlier in the world of cask finished single malts.  For this expression, Rampur has chosen a unique combination of used  Bourbon barrels and Indian Cabernet Sauvignon barrels in which to age  the spirit. The result is a nose heavy with golden apricot, plums and  spice followed by a palate beginning with a honeyed sweetness flowing  into a pleasant dryness imparted by the Indian Cabernet Sauvignon.
    o ABV is 45%
    o SRP is $89.99
    o Bottle shot


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    BRC EP 7 - ABV Network and Kentucky Tours

    BRC EP 7 - ABV Network and Kentucky Tours

    On this episode of Barrel Room Chronicles I speak with Steve Akley, founder of the ABV network about his whiskey journey and how his hobby grew into the network he has today. Then later in the show I speak with Bob White, founder of Kentucky Guides LLC, on how he went from local newspaper reporter to small business tour guide and entrepreneur.

    Guest Bios

    Steve Akley is the owner of the ABV Network, LLC. We are a bourbon media company that got started in 2016. Our mission is to provide quality content via podcasts and live events for our fans that is both fun and educational. We plan to deliver on this goal by always looking at what we are doing via the approach we had before we ever got into this business... as fans of the products, people, companies and industries we are talking about. As long as we continue to provide the type of fun, educational, entertainment that we were seeking to hear ourselves before we got on the air, it is the belief of our team that we will always exceed your expectations.

    Bob White is a native Kentuckian who joined the Bourbon boom in 2011, after a decade reporting small town news in Central Kentucky. That prior experience continues to offer him, and his guests, meaningful background information to best tell the story of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey-making in the Bluegrass State. A planner, guide and commercially-licensed driver, Bob founded Kentucky Guides, LLC with a mission to take bourbon enthusiasts deeper into the science, history and geography behind America’s Native Spirit. Having contracted as a guide for tour operators for years, Bob knew visitors hungered to learn more about this barrel-aged, corn-based whiskey than what a bus driver and basic distillery tour guide has to offer. Launching his micro-tour operation in the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic was suitable, since a tour with Kentucky Guides LLC doesn’t rely on gift shops and distilleries to remain open in order to conduct a full-weekend bourbon tour. With love for his home state’s budding tourism industry, Bob received a Governor’s Commission as a Kentucky Colonel following his recognition by Louisville’s Tourism and Convention Commission as an important conductor ‘‘Behind the Scenes.” Being a Kentucky Colonel doesn’t relate to the military, but Bob served in the US Navy right after high school, working in ships‘ engineering departments between 1991-1993. Bob loves showing visitors to his home the best Kentucky has to offer. Like Daniel Boone said, Bob believes ‘‘Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.’’  And he’s doing what he truly loves. ‘‘Whether I die tonight, or win the lottery in the morning, I’ll still be guiding tours around Kentucky,’’ he says.



    Barrel Room Chronicles is a production of 1st Reel Entertainment and is distributed by Anchor.FM and is available on Spotify, Apple, Google, iHeartRadio, Amazon and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

    Theme song: Kentucky-Bluegrass-Mornin Composer: Clay Tyler Smith © Pond5.com


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Customer Reviews

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Growing the pleasure

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