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The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.

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    • 4.9 • 137 Ratings

The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.

    BBC Radio's Daniel Carter | Louder Than Life Recap | Beam Legacy 15-Year

    BBC Radio's Daniel Carter | Louder Than Life Recap | Beam Legacy 15-Year

    Backstage in Fred's bar at Louder Than Life, BBC Radio's Daniel Carter joins him to discuss the four day music and whiskey festival that Headlined Nine Inch Nails, KISS, Slipknot and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Over a few wee drams, Fred and Daniel share their favorite moments of the hard rock festival.

    Other points: Is Metallica's whiskey good? Is it awkward talking to GWAR? Does KiSS Live up to the hype?

    Learn more about Daniel Carter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/15GvsKYP06qNwcLfyLfnYh8/daniel-p-carter-profile

    • 1 hr 11 min
    LIVE From Bourbon & Beyond: NEEDTOBREATHE

    LIVE From Bourbon & Beyond: NEEDTOBREATHE

    Joining me on my backstage set at Bourbon & Beyond, Tyler Burkum, guitarist, and Josh Lovelace, Keyboardist of NEEDTOBREATHE sip some super awesome bourbons with me: Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 17 Year Spring 2022, Jack Daniel's 10 Year and Smoke Wagon 2 Hot for Retail. What great sipping companions!

    • 42 min
    Yelawolf Returns | Transitioning From Rap to Rock | 18-Year Rye + Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real

    Yelawolf Returns | Transitioning From Rap to Rock | 18-Year Rye + Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real

    Previous guest Yelawolf joins the show to taste his latest whiskey, an 18-year rye, and smoke a tasty Cigar with Fred. The interview takes place at the Red Phone Booth in Nashville with a guest appearance from a mythical creature. 
    Since his last appearance on The Fred Min nick Show, he's been busy, releasing the 'Sometimes Y' album with Shooter Jennings and booking gigs at The Ryman and with Leonard Skynard. Yelawolf talks about this rapid growth, his transition to rock and is patented / unrelenting work ethic.
    More About Yelawolf: https://www.yelawolf.com/
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    OFFICIAL THEME SONG
    The Fred Minnick Show intro features Moon Tooth’s “Awe At All Angles”, available now on Pure Noise Record. Listen to the full song at https://fanlink.to/aweatallangles.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What's It Like Running a Restaurant in a Pandemic? | Marc Branden Shelton | Stagg Jr.

    What's It Like Running a Restaurant in a Pandemic? | Marc Branden Shelton | Stagg Jr.

    In this episode, restaurant owner and bartender Marc Branden Shelton joins Fred from his LA County restaurant Lock & Key Social Drinkery. Known for its enormous Tomahawk steaks, the Lock & Key survived the Pandemic "barely." Shelton discusses the challenges of the past 2 years in the restaurant business, while his anti-snobbery beliefs have led to a strong bar program that includes nearly 300 bourbons. Shelton's also gone viral a few times, racking up video views nearly in the billions.

    For the tasting, Shelton stands in front of his bar and just grabs random bottles to taste with Fred. They chose Blanton's, Elijah Craig (18 year for Marc and private pick for Fred), Stagg Jr. and more.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    We May Have Found The GOAT Podcast Guest | Fantasy Football Guru Paul Charchian Ascends to Tasting Lore

    We May Have Found The GOAT Podcast Guest | Fantasy Football Guru Paul Charchian Ascends to Tasting Lore

    When the show's first threepeet guest appears on the show, there's a certain expectation that they will remember their tasting skills. Fantasy Football guru Paul Charchian proves himself worthy on this week's episode. His tasting skills have improved since our last 14-pour tasting. We talk fantasy football underdogs, rare bourbons and more. 
    Charch's Fantasy Football Picks: https://guillotineleagues.com/public/charchranks
    Guilloten Leagues: https://guillotineleagues.com/
    Blind Tasting Lineup
    A) Penelope Barrel Strength 
    B) Chicken Cock 20 Year Rye
    C) Proof & Wood Vertigo 
    D) Barrell Seagrass
    E) Uncle Nearest 1820
    F) Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A 122

    • 1 hr 58 min
    What's Up With Tom Brady? NFL Network's Mike Garafolo Returns to Talk Quarterbacks | Russell's Reserve 6 Year

    What's Up With Tom Brady? NFL Network's Mike Garafolo Returns to Talk Quarterbacks | Russell's Reserve 6 Year

    Past guest Mike Garafolo returns to discuss the pre-season NFL coverage, Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield and more. The Copper Still in Chelsea host Fred and Mike as they sip on High West Double Rye, a Buffalo Trace barrel pick and Russell's Reserve 6-year Rye. Mike discusses the difficulties of choosing a Super Bowl contender in training camp, while detailing the fierce competition of breaking news at the NFL Network.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Illinois Stro ,

New Riff Rye BiB

Always an honest review

whiskeytangoJB ,

Great content and quality.

Fred always has great content and his delivery is refreshingly honest! There isn’t a more informed expert in Whiskey anywhere!

Kstahl33 ,

Fred Minnick is the man!

Great show that always has awesome guest interviews while tasting (sometimes extremely old or rare) Bourbon/Whisk(e)y. Keep it up Fred!

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