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The Bourbon Life is your source for all things Bourbon.
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    • 4.7 • 102 Ratings

The Bourbon Life is your source for all things Bourbon.
Reviews | Events | Interviews | Lifestyle

    Brett Connors, Head Blender - Castle & Key Distillery

    Brett Connors, Head Blender - Castle & Key Distillery

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with Brett Connors, Head Blender, from Castle & Key Distillery.
    The guys talk with Brett about the incredibly circuitous journey that life led him on to take him from his originally planned life path to his home and role at Castle & Key, the wonderful history of the Distillery as well as the amazing amount of time, effort, and money that went into restoring it to its beautiful condition today, and how they managed to start, build, and sustain a brand without sourcing any Bourbon or Rye.
    They also taste and review Batch #1 of Castle & Key's recently released Small Batch Bourbon, Batch #3 of their 2021 Restoration Rye, and the yet to be released Batch #1 of their 2022 Restoration Rye.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is sponsored by Liquor Barn, The Stave Restaurant, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.liquorbarn.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Angels Share - S'malt About It

    The Angels Share - S'malt About It

    On this Episode of The Angels Share, the Angels are snacking on some barley “granola” and chatting about some popular malted grains in the distilled spirits market right now.
    Tune in as the Angels focus on six specific malts: Marris Otter, Golden Promise, Leopold Bros Whiskey Malt, Rahr 6 Row, Briess Dark Chocolate and a smoked honey malt.
    Christi and Stacey share their thoughts on how these malts impact five whiskeys including Leopold Bros Straight Bourbon Whiskey, New Riff Winter Whiskey, ASW Ameireaganach, Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey, and a bonus prototype whiskey.
    This Episode is a sensory exercise - unscripted, unfiltered, and just a little bit crunchy.

    Send us a message or comment below to let us know what malts you’re excited about right now, and what we should be taste testing next!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    David Mandell - President, Kentucky Owl Real Estate, Chairman, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, & Co-Founder, Bardstown Bourbon Co.

    David Mandell - President, Kentucky Owl Real Estate, Chairman, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, & Co-Founder, Bardstown Bourbon Co.

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out LIVE in The Bourbon Life studios with David Mandell, President, Kentucky Owl Real Estate, Chairman, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and Co-Founder, Bardstown Bourbon Company.
    The guys talk with David about his impressive former career as an attorney and how the relationships he built during that time led him into the spirits world and eventually to be a co-founder of Bardstown Bourbon Company, the incredible plans that are underway (under his supervision) for the development of the 420-acre Kentucky Owl Park in Bardstown, and the upcoming 2022 Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown.
    They also taste and review Kentucky Owl’s St. Patrick’s Edition Bourbon, Kentucky Owl’s The Wiseman Bourbon, and, as an exclusive for The Bourbon Life, a yet to be released 15-year old Kentucky Bourbon that has been aging in Mizunara Casks for the past 2 years.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is sponsored by Liquor Barn, The Stave Restaurant, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.liquorbarn.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Angels Share - Alternative Derby Party

    The Angels Share - Alternative Derby Party

    It’s Derby week in the Bluegrass and the Angels are kicking things off in an alternative fashion!
    There will be NO Derby hats, fascinators, burgoo, or mint juleps at this Derby party!
    On this Episode of The Angels Share, Christi and Stacey discuss their upcoming Derby plans and uncover the history behind the iconic julep cocktail.
    They even mix up a few non-mint varieties to taste on the show.
    If you’re interested in the recipes used on the show make sure you listen in and check out our Instagram page! 
    Tickets are still available to attend the Clayton and Crume Oaks Day Brunch and Block Party on Friday May 6th, in Louisville, KY.
    Be sure to check out the link in @claytonandcrume bio on Instagram for ticket and event information. 

    • 49 min
    The Bourbon Life Crew - Unscripted & Unfiltered

    The Bourbon Life Crew - Unscripted & Unfiltered

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast, a partial collection of The Bourbon Life Crew spends some time hanging out together in The Bourbon Life Studios, enjoying some great drinks and conversation.
    Christi, Stacey, Matt, and Mark talk about some current events and hot topics going in the world of Bourbon including the influx of “celebrity” brands entering the Bourbon market, the expansion projects of 2 Kentucky Distilleries that are currently underway, and then everybody gangs up on Mark and makes fun of him for being old.
    They also taste and review a Peerless Single Barrel Rye Distillery Release, the 2022 Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye, and a Ragtime Rye Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is sponsored by Liquor Barn, The Stave Restaurant, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.liquorbarn.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Angels Share - I'm Not Cheap, I'm Thrifty

    The Angels Share - I'm Not Cheap, I'm Thrifty

    Tax refund looking a little low?
    Are your friends drinking all your Weller?
    In this Episode of The Angels Share, we’re blinding each other with seven budget pours under $30 that we think belong in your regular rotation.
    We even throw in a couple of surprises including a super economy pick and a comparison with an everyday, $50 range bottle.
    Plus, all the ASMR jokes.

    So pull out your decanters and tune in for this one to hear our recommendations and to find out which budget bottle tops the list for us.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

havenot ,

Relaxing, low key. A favorite.

These are guys you’d want to hang with. They know more than enough but are modest about it and having fun. No stupid schtick.

avid bourbon fan ,

Unlistenable

The angels share interviews are unlistenable. Hosts can’t control the temp or flow of the show and I had stop 10 minutes in.

Papa Brosy ,

Great listen

Love hearing all of the episodes. I’m new to the podcast and just a few years into my bourbon journey. Love hearing from y’all and the master distillers. I enjoy listening to the show and tasting along with y’all.

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