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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.

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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 Capital Academy with Sam Lacy

    Bourbon Capital Academy with Sam Lacy

    You listen to this show because you want to be a better educated bourbon consumer. Or maybe you just went off the deep-end and started buying too many bottles and now you're on the hunt for the next great bottle. Either way, I'm glad you're here. But there are all sorts of new opportunities that foster deeper knowledge with some of the premier distilleries in Kentucky, most notably, in Bardstown. Sam Lacy joins the show to talk about everything from the Bourbon Capital Community Alliance. It's an initiative from the city of Bardstown to bring in-depth and tailored educational experiences to distilleries around Bardstown along with their brand new Brindiamo Penthouse that can provide a 101-level primer for people before they hit the distilleries.

    Show Notes:

    Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks bottles as an investment

    How did you get into bourbon?

    Why was there an initiative to form an alliance?

    How many partner distilleries are a part of the alliance?

    Is the Bourbon Capital Guild a private bourbon society?

    What are the distilleries asking of the city to help promote bourbon tourism?

    Is the Bourbon Capital Academy a proprietary education course that anyone can take?

    What is the Brindiamo Penthouse?

    How often are the courses being offered at the partner distilleries?

    How much does a custom distillery course cost?

    @bourboncapitalguild @bourboncapitalacademy @brindiamogroup

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Whiskey Quickie: Brothers of the Leaf Bourbon Finished in Toasted French Oak Review

    Whiskey Quickie: Brothers of the Leaf Bourbon Finished in Toasted French Oak Review

    On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Brothers of the Leaf Bourbon Finished in Toasted French Oak. This non-age stated bourbon is 115.4 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. This is our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

    • 5 min
    TWiB: Sazerac Sues RNDC In Excess of $86M , Kentucky ABC Raids Justins’ House of Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Releases Double Double Oaked

    TWiB: Sazerac Sues RNDC In Excess of $86M , Kentucky ABC Raids Justins’ House of Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Releases Double Double Oaked

    It's This Week in Bourbon for January 20th 2023. Sazerac is suing Republic National Distributing Company in excess of $86M. Kentucky ABC seized undisclosed amounts of bourbon from Justins’ House of Bourbon. Woodford Reserve releases its Double Double Oaked Bourbon for 2023.Show Notes:
    Sazerac is suing Republic National Distributing Company in excess of $86M

    Kentucky ABC seized undisclosed amounts of bourbon from Justins’ House of Bourbon

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) implements a price increase of 4% on more than 3,500 brands

    Playboy Spirits has raised more than US$13 million in funding

    Greg Hughes, Beam Suntory chief growth and brands officer, talks RTD growth

    Woodford Reserve releases its Double Double Oaked Bourbon for 2023

    Mystic Farm & Distillery announces the launch of Mystic Galactic, a bourbon whiskey aged for one year in space

    @houseofbourbonlex @houseofbourbonlou @houseofbourbonky @playboy @woodfordreserve @mysticfarmdistillery

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    • 48 min
    Forecasting Bourbon's Future with Susan Wahl of Heaven Hill

    Forecasting Bourbon's Future with Susan Wahl of Heaven Hill

    If you think there is a lot of bourbon on the shelf now, wait just a few more years. The news over the past year has been flooded with a couple million upwards to a billion dollars in capital investments from everyone in the bourbon industry. When the news dropped that Heaven Hill was going to open a new $135M distillery that will produce 150,000 barrels a year, in addition to their existing Bernheim distillery that already produces 1,500 a day, many of us scratched our heads and thought, "who is going to drink all this whiskey?". That's when I reached out to Heaven Hill and invited Susan Wahl to come on the show. She has a long, 20 plus year history working in the whiskey portfolio at Heaven Hill. She's literally seen it all. We talk about what drove the decision to build a second distillery, the threats, and how they are planning for everything in the supply chain, including barrels and labor. We also talk about data trends and where they see the international market heading.

    Show Notes:

    Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks when barrel proof became common.

    What were your whiskey initiatives and marketing plan for bourbon in the early days?

    How did you take Evan Williams into one of the largest whiskey brands?

    What trends or data have you learned from the visitor center?

    What factors did you take into account when thinking that you need another $135M distillery that can produce 150k barrels a year?

    How much of your sales is domestic vs international?

    What threats did you see about potentially not building another distillery?

    Did the removal of European tariffs have an impact on your forecast?

    Did barrels or other supply chain factors play an important role in your forecast?

    What data helps you push pass the fears of a 20-year lifecycle on trends?

    How have you worked with the city to build new warehouses?

    Does Bardstown have the workforce to take care of the labor requirements?

    What makes you bullish about tourism for bourbon?

    @heavenhilldistillery

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Whiskey Quickie: Uncle Nearest Rye Whiskey Review

    Whiskey Quickie: Uncle Nearest Rye Whiskey Review

    On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Uncle Nearest Uncut/Unfiltered Rye Whiskey. This non-age stated uncut rye whiskey is 119.7 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 this review. This is our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

    • 5 min
    TWiB: Barrell Purchases A Historic Rickhouse, Announcing The Brindiamo Penthouse, 78 Legends Features a 50 Year Old Bourbon

    TWiB: Barrell Purchases A Historic Rickhouse, Announcing The Brindiamo Penthouse, 78 Legends Features a 50 Year Old Bourbon

    It's This Week in Bourbon for January 13th 2023. Barrell Craft Spirits purchases a historic rickhouse in Shively, Kentucky. The Bourbon Capital Alliance has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse. A New Bourbon release called '78 Legends featuring a 50 year old bourbon.Show Notes:
    The bourbon capital alliance has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse

    Neuroscientists have created a new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ designed to mimic the feel-good effects of alcohol

    President Joe Biden pardoned a man who was convicted 60 years ago for a single instance of selling whiskey without a tax stamp

    Barrell Craft Spirits purchases a historic rickhouse in Shively, Kentucky

    Stanford University has released a study about distilleries and appearing authentic

    Four Roses and OSMO Salt release Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt

    Kentucky Owl has announced the release of its Batch #12 Bourbon

    Larceny and Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A123 are released

    A New Bourbon release called '78 Legends featuring a 50 year old bourbon

    @barrellbourbon @joebiden @bourboncapitalguild @bourboncapitalacademy @stanford @fourrosesbourbon @osmosalt @kentuckyowl

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
772 Ratings

772 Ratings

ChaunceyM45 ,

Incredibly informative podcast

These guys consistently deliver not just the latest news in the whiskey industry, but also thoughts and opinions from some big names in the review and writing community. Such a great mix of lighthearted, casual conversation with serious news and opinions.

jrr1122 ,

Love these guys

Their podcasts are fun and informative. Their personalities are great and they bring on interesting guests. One of the few podcasts I consistently listen to. 5 stars.

roadwarrier&geek ,

Best bourbon podcast for beginners or bourbon geeks

First review but listening for several years. Kenny and Ryan get you behind the scenes. I’m big fan of their Pursuit Series as well

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