114 episodes

Welcome to Bourbon With Friends. THE bourbon podcast, that never takes itself too seriously! Pull up a chair, grab a glass and remember. A bourbon with friends can change the world! Join Paul & Connor as we venture through more shenanigans than we can control. From bourbon reviews that won't have you needing a thesaurus to understand, to kicking it with celebrities, musicians, athletes or your everyday whiskey drinker. Bourbon With Friends has everything you have been looking for in a bourbon podcast!

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    • 4.8 • 124 Ratings

Welcome to Bourbon With Friends. THE bourbon podcast, that never takes itself too seriously! Pull up a chair, grab a glass and remember. A bourbon with friends can change the world! Join Paul & Connor as we venture through more shenanigans than we can control. From bourbon reviews that won't have you needing a thesaurus to understand, to kicking it with celebrities, musicians, athletes or your everyday whiskey drinker. Bourbon With Friends has everything you have been looking for in a bourbon podcast!

    Jackie Zykan & Hidden Barn Bourbon

    Jackie Zykan & Hidden Barn Bourbon

    In this episode of Bourbon With Friends. The BWF team sits down with Renowned Master Blender Jackie Zykan. 

    Known for having one of the most respected palates in American Whiskey, Jackie Zykan’s approach to blending looks a lot like her approach to life – focused on balance, structure and celebrating the unique nuances of each blend. A native of St. Louis, and now calling Louisville, Kentucky home, she brings more than 16 years of beverage alcohol industry experience to Hidden Barn. 
    With degrees in biology and chemistry, and experience in multi-concept beverage directorship, cocktail strategy, category education, product development, and global marketing, her career has taken her to nearly every corner of  the industry, giving her both balance and structure that few can match. She’s regarded not only for her technical know-how, but for her personal style of whiskey education, which is relatable and focused.
    Most recently, Jackie served as Master Taster for Old Forester where she came to develop her hallmark  style of blending and descriptive analysis, while remaining focused on quality, integrity and her signature approachability. For Zykan, it’s not meant to be pretentious – whiskey is meant to be a celebration.
    Follow Jacki on Instagram @jackiezykan
    Find out more about Hidden Barn here - https://hiddenbarnwhiskey.com/
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    Blind Barrels - Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

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    • 54 min
    The Chanda Episode

    The Chanda Episode

    In this episode, we officially welcome our new co-host Chanda to the team!

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    In business for over 50 years. Fudge Kitchen ships delicious fudge, chocolates and sweet treats all across the USA. Fudge kitchen makes a perfect gift or decadent snack at all hours of the day!

    Check out their website - https://fudgekitchens.com/

    Blind Barrels - Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

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    • 54 min
    Bluegrass Distillers

    Bluegrass Distillers

    In this episode of Bourbon With Friends. The crew sit down with Co-Owner of Bluegrass Distillers Ben Franzini and Director of Marketing & Distribution Maggie Young.

    Bluegrass Distillers is a craft distillery soon to be located in Midway Kentucky. Established in 2012. It is best known for its Kentucky blue corn bourbon. They also just recently launched their newest product line of Midway Distilling.  When Bluegrass Distillers were considering relocating their distillery to Midway, they quickly learned of the rich distilling history of our new home.
    The original Midway Distilling Company operated from 1916 to 1920 in Midway, KY, Kentucky's first railroad town. Production was suspended by the Food and Fuel Control Act. Midway Distilling barrels were then bottled as medicinal spirits until 1924 when the distillery and its remaining inventory were destroyed by fire. The city of Midway was founded after Colonel John Francsico sold his 216 acre farm to the L&O Railroad Company in 1835. The original “distillery district” of Midway aka Lot 25, where several distilleries operated 1865-1877, was then moved to the Northeast corner of Dudley & Gratz, which eventually became home to the original Midway Distilling Company. During this time, the main water source for the distilleries in the area was Lee’s Branch, an off-shoot of the Elkhorn Creek. Fast forward to 2021, the Midway Distilling name has been Reclaimed as a line of barrel aged rye whiskeys

    The team at Bluegrass Distillers is committed to reviving the rich 155 year history of distilling in Midway by using the finest grains and time-honored methods to produce the finest finished whiskeys.

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    Fudge Kitchen -

    In business for over 50 years. Fudge Kitchen ships delicious fudge, chocolates and sweet treats all across the USA. Fudge kitchen makes a perfect gift or decadent snack at all hours of the day!

    Check out their website - https://fudgekitchens.com/

    Blind Barrels - Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

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    www.blindbarrels.com

    • 54 min
    Blind Barrels

    Blind Barrels

    In this episode of Bourbon With Friends. Paul, Connor and Special July Co-Host Alex sit down with Bobby Demars, Founder and CEO of Blind Barrels. 

    Blind Barrels is a Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

    Make sure to visit https://blindbarrels.com/ and use promo code BWF10 for 10% off all Blind Barrels Products!

    Also make sure you visit https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup to vote for Bourbon With Friends for a People's Choice Award for Best Make Hosted Bourbon Podcast. 

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    Check out our Sponsor -  Blind Barrels. 
    Blind Barrels is a Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Rachna Hukmani - Founder of Whiskey Stories®

    Rachna Hukmani - Founder of Whiskey Stories®

    In this episode of Bourbon With Friends, presented by Not 4 Long Media. The guys sit down with the creator and founder of Whiskey Stories® Rachna Hukmani.

    Rachna Hukmani is the first South Asian woman to open a whiskey company. She has been working with whiskey for more than 11 years, has helped design legendary whiskies like The Macallan 12 Double Cask, The Macallan Luxury Editions, Highland Park Magnus, Noble Oak Bourbon and more. She has, in turn, trained many whiskey/whisky global brand ambassadors including those of The Macallan with her unique method that is what Whiskey Stories is based on. She runs her business Whiskey Stories LLC full time. Prior to going full time Rachna worked at whiskey companies like Pernod Ricard and Edrington helping lead the innovation teams in the US.  

    Whiskey Stories® is a seasoned Michelin Guide recommended luxury multisensory immersive whiskey experience company company which includes a unique way of pairing gourmet food courses with whiskies, our signature Whiskey Stories® whiskey based unisex luxury colognes pairing and more sensory elements like their registered trademarked Whiskey In the Dark® experience. We have been featured on Bloomberg News, Forbes, Brown Girl Magazine, Time Out, SEEMA and more. Our methods are unparalleled & proprietary. We have our own venue in Brooklyn that is designed like a hidden speakeasy/vintage doll house.

    Find out more about Whiskey Stories® at http://whiskeystories.rocks/

    Also make sure you visit https://www.podcastawards.com/app/signup to vote for Bourbon With Friends for a People's Choice Award for Best Make Hosted Bourbon Podcast. 

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    Check out our Sponsor -  Blind Barrels. 
    Blind Barrels is a Blind Whiskey Tasting Kit that was born to disrupt the whiskey industry by showcasing American craft whiskey that don’t make their way to liquor store shelves due to distribution limitations. Blind tastings are all about discovery, education, and removing brand bias, and Blind Barrels hits home with whiskey communities by supporting the very best in smaller distillers who are making the most amazing, innovative, and delicious products that you can't get at your liquor store.

    Instagram - blindbarrels
    www.blindbarrels.com

    • 50 min
    NFL Tight End - Colin Thompson

    NFL Tight End - Colin Thompson

    In this Episode of Bourbon With Friends, Presented by Not For Long Media. Paul & Connor, again with special Co-Host Alex (@whiskyculture). Sit down with Carolina Panthers TE Colin Thompson. 

    What makes this episode even more interesting, is that Bourbon With Friends just signed on with Colins Media Company. Not For Long Media and this is the very first show since announcing the partnership with N4L Media. Colin talks about his playing career, what drives him and how he ended up creating his media company. 

    Follow Colin on IG @colinthompson86

    https://www.notforlongmedia.com/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Loyall to Flip Flops ,

DRAM they are Funny!!!

I stumbled across this group of Bourbon lovers and booze hounds by mistake and have been hooked since the first time I called Paul “Laird Paul”. What a great group of guys who share their love of bourbon and other libations. They make me laugh with their good natured humor. They are honest with their opinions and very informative. They have had some of the best guests of any podcast I’ve listened to and they continue to bring even more. Personally looking forward to episode 69 when they get there. 😀You won’t regret giving these guys your time. They will make you feel right at home drinking Bourbon with Friends.

BamaGuy90 ,

Highly Recommend & Very Entertaining!!!

One of the best podcasts out right now!!! It’s even better when having a glass of bourbon!!!

BlondeBourbonBabe ,

The Name Says it All

Best podcast to have a glass of bourbon, laughs and a great time with. Cheers guys!! 🥃🥃

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