176 episodes

Bourbon Lens is a discussion amongst friends over bourbon. During this project, we look to explore the bourbon industry, learn more about our favorite spirit, and even interview bourbon industry insiders, makers, entrepreneurs, and business people. Bourbon Lens is about all of this and more. We welcome you on this journey and found that the best way to document it is in podcast form.

Bourbon Lens is made up of 3 friends; Jake, Michael, and Scott. We have different backgrounds, but we all have ties to Kentucky, the bourbon capital of the world. We have all grown to have an appreciation for Kentucky’s native spirit and enjoy our time together over bourbon. We welcome you to pop that cork from your whiskey bottle and join us. We are always looking for show topics, discussion starters, and new whiskies to try. Contact us on social media or send us an email to: TheBourbonLens@gmail.com with ideas, comments, or questions.

Bourbon Lens The Bourbon Lens

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    • 4.7 • 90 Ratings

Bourbon Lens is a discussion amongst friends over bourbon. During this project, we look to explore the bourbon industry, learn more about our favorite spirit, and even interview bourbon industry insiders, makers, entrepreneurs, and business people. Bourbon Lens is about all of this and more. We welcome you on this journey and found that the best way to document it is in podcast form.

Bourbon Lens is made up of 3 friends; Jake, Michael, and Scott. We have different backgrounds, but we all have ties to Kentucky, the bourbon capital of the world. We have all grown to have an appreciation for Kentucky’s native spirit and enjoy our time together over bourbon. We welcome you to pop that cork from your whiskey bottle and join us. We are always looking for show topics, discussion starters, and new whiskies to try. Contact us on social media or send us an email to: TheBourbonLens@gmail.com with ideas, comments, or questions.

    176: Catching Up With Bourbon Lens & Whiskey Samples

    176: Catching Up With Bourbon Lens & Whiskey Samples

    Jake and Scott pour up a variety of whiskies as they attempt to organize their liquor cabinets. Big shoutout to all the brands who allow us the opportunities to taste a wide range of whiskey and bourbon.  
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    Stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout goes to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott and Jake
    Bourbon Lens
    Show Links:
    Use Code: BOURBONLENS for 20% off and free shipping at MANSCAPED (Sponsored) Aged & Ore Bottle Flight  152: Wheated Bourbon of the West with Wyoming Whiskey  Wyoming Whiskey Novio's Bistro Southern Rye — Thirteenth Colony Distillery 15 Stars Fine Aged Bourbon Santa Fe Spirits Blood Oath Bourbon

    • 44 min
    175: The Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Barrel-Aged Gin

    175: The Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Barrel-Aged Gin

    Stepping into the broader spirits world, we’re looking at some whiskey-adjacent spirits today. We are sipping 4 different barrel-aged gins from a wide variety of distilleries.  Is the gin world ripe for the whiskey lover?  Tune in to find out.
    This episode of the Bourbon Lens is brought to you by ​MANSCAPED™​, who is proving themselves to be the best in men’s below-the-waist grooming. ​Their products are precision-engineered tools and are designed specifically for maintaining and taking care of your family jewels. MANSCAPED’s™ Performance Package the ultimate men's hygiene bundle and what we recommend to our followers! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code BOURBONLENS at MANSCAPED.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at www.MANSCAPED.com  and use code BOURBONLENS. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 
    Stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout goes to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott and Jake
    Bourbon Lens
    Show Links:
    Use Code: BOURBONLENS for 20% off and free shipping at MANSCAPED (Sponsored) Log Still Distillery - Monk's Road Gin Bespoke Gin – Rabbit Hole Distillery Sourland Mountain Spirits Gin Reserve Barrel Aged Gin – Lockhouse Distillery Aged Gins - What They Are and Which to Try Barrel-Aged Gins Are Incredible Once You Figure Out the Right Ways to Use Them | VinePair 10 of the Best Barrel-Aged Gins You Can Buy Right Now | VinePair Is Barrel Aged Gin a Good Idea? The Whisky Lover's Guide to Barrel-Aged Gin Our Favorite Barrel-Aged Gins Barrel-Aged Gin Explained - On the Sauce Again The Story and Subtleties Behind Barrel-Aged Gin | Bespoke Post Barrel-Aged Gins That Will Change The Way You Think About The Spirit

    • 32 min
    174: Jack Daniel's Launches New Bottled in Bond Whiskies

    174: Jack Daniel's Launches New Bottled in Bond Whiskies

    Jack Daniel’s just launched two new bottled in bond whiskies and Bourbon Lens is among the first to try them.  Among the two new releases, a Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and a Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey.  One of the most recognizable, traditional American Whiskey distilleries has really stepped up their whiskey releases beyond Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and we discuss how these new Bottled in Bond offerings fit into their portfolio. Interestingly, this may be the first time that the Kentucky boys have discussed Jack Daniel’s on the Bourbon Lens.  Were the guys impressed with the new whiskies?  Tune in to find out.
    This episode of the Bourbon Lens is brought to you by ​MANSCAPED™​, who is proving themselves to be the best in men’s below-the-waist grooming. ​Their products are precision-engineered tools and are designed specifically for maintaining and taking care of your family jewels. MANSCAPED’s™ Performance Package the ultimate men's hygiene bundle and what we recommend to our followers! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code BOURBONLENS at MANSCAPED.com. That’s 20% off with free shipping at www.MANSCAPED.com  and use code BOURBONLENS. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. 
    Stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout goes to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott and Jake
    Bourbon Lens
     
    About the Product Launch & Full Press Release
    Jack Daniel’s Launches First Super Premium Line Extension in 25 Years, Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash.  Jack Daniel’s two new Bottled-In-Bond whiskeys premiere as first two permanent expressions in the brand’s new Bonded Series
    Lynchburg, Tennessee (May 3, 2022) – The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey as the first two permanent expressions in the brand’s new Bonded Series. The Bonded Series honors the whiskey making excellence of the iconic Jack Daniel Distillery and will be a permanent extension in the Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands.
    Both Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Triple Mash are Bottled-in-Bond at 100 proof (50% abv), with packaging inspired by the original design of the 1895 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey bottle. As stipulated by the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, a bonded whiskey must be distilled by a single distiller during a single season, matured in a government bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof.
    “The Jack Daniel Distillery has been making exceptional American whiskey to the highest standards for generations, before and after the Bottled in Bond Act, dating back to the days of Mr. Jack himself,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Triple Mash are a nod to our heritage with a touch of innovation and craftsmanship. These whiskeys are another opportunity for both our friends and new drinkers to explore and discover everything Jack Daniel’s has to offer.”
    Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey
    Jack Daniel’s Bonded is Jack’s time-honored recipe of 80% corn, 12% malted

    • 27 min
    173: Bourbon and Blockchain with Party Horses NFT

    173: Bourbon and Blockchain with Party Horses NFT

    They’re taking the bourbon craze into the world of crypto, blockchain, and NFT. Party Horses joins Bourbon Lens to demystify the NFT (non-fungible token) and discuss how the bourbon community can embrace the blockchain to gain exclusive access to rare bottles and once in a lifetime events.  Party Horses co-founder Chris Wiedmar is our guest for this week’s episode.  Party Horses is a collection of 3.2k NFTs on the Ethereum Mainnet. Their vision is to create a future where NFTs create access and special experiences in perpetuity, backed by great art and community. NFTs in this project are produced as generative artwork that lives on a blockchain. Using an Ethereum smart contract that is created through computer code, algorithms uniquely assign traits to each piece of art during a process called “minting.” The Party Horses NFT is an evolving NFT that will generate real-world benefits, from bottles of rare bourbon to exclusive event access.
    Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, the horse racing capital of the world, the Party Horses team came together around very simple goals: “Use Web3 for good, have fun, create beauty, destabilize the disappointing, and collaborate with others to build amazing things.”  Their highly-anticipated Season One drop included tickets to a Derby weekend party on May 6th, in Louisville. Party Horses is committed to providing every NFT holder (ages 21+) with the ability to secure a bottle of bourbon through Maker's Mark - their whiskey partner. Learn about their roadmap further on their website here.
    Stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott and Jake
    Bourbon Lens
    Images and Logo Credit to: PARTY HORSES
    Show Links:
    PARTY HORSES  Party Horses Is Bringing Limited-Edition Bourbon And Access To Derby Weekend Through NFTs - BevNET.com Party Horses to celebrate Kentucky Derby | Food Engineering  Inside Party Horses' $1.3M mint — and what comes next PARTY HORSES: AND WE ARE OFF TO THE RACES Nonfungible.com - Bourbon + Racing + NFTs = Party Horses! Maker's Mark's NFT Bottle Collab: Everything You Need To Know How Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs Became $400K Status Symbols 

    • 41 min
    172: The Bourbon and Seltzer Crazes Collide - The Local Seltzery NULU

    172: The Bourbon and Seltzer Crazes Collide - The Local Seltzery NULU

    The Bourbon Lens is traveling to some Louisville hotspots over the next few months and we are stopping in one of the newest spots in NuLu (New Louisville). This week we are at The Local Seltzery as we gear up for Derby Week. This Seltzery is a high tech mixology bar which leverages unique natural flavors with booze and carbonated water to craft hard seltzers.  And, just in time for Derby, they’ve added a Bourbon Mint Julep Seltzer to their lineup.  We sit down with The Local Seltzery’s General Manager Tyler Sparkman as we discuss the concept of a Seltzery, the changing landscape of the booze business, and how a Seltzery is positioning itself in the heart of Bourbon Country.  
     
    Stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott and Jake
    Bourbon Lens
    Show Links:
    The local Seltzery These Kentucky brothers are looking to 'redefine what a seltzer can be' with NuLu store @thelocalseltzery • Instagram photos and videos The local Seltzery on Facebook  Untangling the Complex History of One of America's Most Popular Cocktails—The Mint Julep Exactly what is a Seltzery? - Hard Seltzer News Every Drink Is Seltzer Now The Complete Hard Seltzer Guide North America $14.23 Bn Hard Seltzer Markets, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2017-2021 & 2022-2027

    • 40 min
    171: Building a Bourbon Brand with More Than a "Puncher's Chance"

    171: Building a Bourbon Brand with More Than a "Puncher's Chance"

    “IT’S (BOURBON) TIME!” with Bruce Buffer and Umberto Luchini as we talk about their brand Puncher’s Chance Bourbon and its two current offerings.  If you don’t know Bruce Buffer, you likely know his voice and his iconic trademarked introduction; “IT’S TIME!”®. He’s the official Voice of the Octagon for the UFC and he is putting his name and reputation behind this bourbon brand that he loves so much.  We are also joined by the brand’s founder, Umberto Luchini.  He’s an Italian with tons of experience in the international spirits world as well as Kentucky Bourbon; he previously helped grow the Campari Group portfolio, which also included Wild Turkey.  Don’t miss this episode and get hyped to grab a bottle of this Kentucky Straight Bourbon when you see it on shelves or online.
    Download or stream this episode on your favorite podcast app and be sure to drop us a review while you’re there.  
    We are thankful for everyone who has supported us. A huge shoutout to our growing Patreon Community as well! We'd appreciate it if you can take the time to give us feedback on our podcast. If you enjoy our content, consider giving us a 5 star rating on your favorite podcast app, leave us a review, and tell a fellow bourbon lover about our show.
    Follow  us @BourbonLens on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  And please check out our Patreon to learn how you can support our endeavors, earn Bourbon Lens swag, be part of future barrel picks, and more. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at TheBourbonLens@Gmail.com.
    Visit our website BourbonLens.com to check out our blog posts, or even purchase your own Bourbon Lens tasting glass or t-shirt.
    Cheers,
    Scott & Jake
    Bourbon Lens
    About Bruce Buffer: “The Voice of Mixed Martial Arts”
    Bruce Buffer, an entrepreneur, announcer, entertainer, and motivational speaker who excites the public about products and events he represents, is perhaps best known for introducing events worldwide with his internationally trademarked phrase, IT’S TIME!®
    Most will recognize Bruce as the official “Voice of the Octagon” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 1997. He currently appears on all ESPN -televised UFC events and Pay Per Views. Bruce also appears and announces for many other sporting events such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, various collegiate sporting events such as the University Of Kentucky’s March Madness event, as well as Fantasy and Esports events.  On the virtual side, Bruce is a feature character in nine UFC video games released since 2014 (ex., CRAVE, THQ, UFC) and is the model and voice for the boxing character Tony T. in the Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 video game by Midway.
    Among numerous TV and movie appearances, Bruce has appeared with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal on “Friends”; on HBO’s “Entourage”; alongside Antonio Banderas in the motion picture “Play it to the Bone,” and Will Ferrell in the comedy “Holmes & Watson”; as well as performed voice over work for Clint Eastwood’s 2004 Best Picture Oscar award winner “Million Dollar Baby.” A ranked professional poker player, Bruce has been seen on NBC’s Poker After Dark, the Travel Channel’s popular “World Poker Tour TV Show,” and co-stars in the critically acclaimed instructional poker DVD “All In” along with poker pro Phil Gordon.
    Bruce manages his entrepreneurial ventures through Buffer Enterprises, Inc., as well as guides and manages the career of his brother Michael Buffer, including the creation, design, and management of all product and promotional licensing surrounding Michael Buffer’s world famous LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE® trademark phrase, which has grown into a major international enterprise, approaching $500,000,000 in retail sales worldwide.
    Bruce’s latest project is Puncher’s Chance™ pure Kentucky Straight Bourbon, inspired by two great American traditions: whiskey, and fighting for what we be

    • 46 min

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