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

    Bill McBrayer, Founder - McBrayer Legacy Spirits

    Bill McBrayer, Founder - McBrayer Legacy Spirits

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast presented by Bespoken Spirits, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with Bill McBrayer, Founder, of McBrayer Legacy Spirits.  
    The guys talk with Bill about the amazing legacy of his ancestor and the brand’s namesake, W.H. McBrayer, and the huge impact he had on the Kentucky Bourbon industry in the mid- to late-1800’s, the relationship that Bill and his team have developed with Wilderness Trail to contract distill their Bourbon and the care and precision that went into creating a true “modern dusty”, and what the future looks like for McBrayer Legacy Spirits.
    And they also taste and review a Trifesta Barrel Pick Cask Strength Wilderness Trail High Rye Bourbon and the Inaugural Release of W.H. McBrayer Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is presented by Bespoken Spirits, and sponsored by Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch Distillery, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.bespokenspirits.com     
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Bourbon Life Crew - Unscripted & Unfiltered (Part 2)

    The Bourbon Life Crew - Unscripted & Unfiltered (Part 2)

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast presented by Bespoken Spirits, the entire Bourbon Life crew spends some time hanging out together, enjoying a few pours, and discussing some current topics in the Bourbon world.  
    The guys talk about the recent hiring of David Mandell, one of the original co-founders of Bardstown Bourbon Company, as President of Kentucky Owl Real Estate Company and the soon to be constructed Kentucky Owl Distillery and Park on 400 acres in Bardstown; they also discuss whether Buffalo Trace would ever add another line to the BTAC collection and which brand that might be; and they also talk about what makes a distillery, or brand, “craft” and whether the term has been overused over the past few years in the Bourbon industry.
    And they also taste and review the brand new Kentucky Owl Blended Bourbon Release, called “The Wiseman”, the first release to feature distillate from their relationship with Bardstown Bourbon Company; the first Release from Texas-based Grayson Whiskey, which is a Texas Blended Bourbon featuring Bourbon from 3 different Texas Distilleries; and the 2020 George T. Stagg from the Buffalo Trace BTAC Collection.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is presented by Bespoken Spirits, and sponsored by Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch Distillery, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.bespokenspirits.com     
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Jake Ireland, Founder - Off Hours Bourbon

    Jake Ireland, Founder - Off Hours Bourbon

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast presented by Bespoken Spirits, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with Jake Ireland, Founder, of Off Hours Bourbon.
    The guys talk with Jake about his early years growing up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and how that helped shape his love of Bourbon at an early age, his decision to leave the health industry after obtaining a Doctorate degree to venture into the Bourbon world after a move to Los Angeles, and how Off Hours is bucking the standard marketing and branding of the typical Bourbon brand by focusing on transparency and a no-frills effort to reach their target market.
    And they also taste and review Off Hours Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Off Hours Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is presented by Bespoken Spirits, and sponsored by Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch, Three Chord Bourbon, Spirits of French Lick, and Davidson Reserve.  
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.bespokenspirits.com     
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.spiritsoffrenchlick.com
    www.davidsonreserve.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    John Edwards - Dads Drinking Bourbon

    John Edwards - Dads Drinking Bourbon

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast presented by Still Austin Whiskey Co., Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with John Edwards from the Dads Drinking Bourbon.
    The guys talk with John about how a career in radio helped to get him and his co-host, Zeke, into the world of Bourbon podcasting, the current state of the Bourbon market and where we think it’s headed, and what the future looks like for him and Dads Drinking Bourbon.
    And they also taste and review the 2021 Michter’s Toasted Barrel Bourbon, the Remus Repeal Reserve Batch V, and Barrell Seagrass.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is presented by Still Austin Whiskey Co., and sponsored by Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch, Three Chord Bourbon, Old Dominick, Davidson Reserve and Green River Distilling Co.  
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.stillaustin.com  
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.olddominick.com         
    www.davidsonreserve.com
    www.greenriverdistilling.com

    • 1 hr 39 min
    REMIX - Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller - Buffalo Trace

    REMIX - Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller - Buffalo Trace

    In this REMIX Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller of Buffalo Trace.
    The guys talk with Harlen about his upbringing in Kentucky and his education in chemical engineering at UK that led him to his first job with Buffalo Trace back in the mid ‘90’s, the amazing history of the Buffalo Trace Distillery and his impressive predecessors in the position at Master Distiller, and what the future looks like for Buffalo Trace.
    And they also taste and review Buffalo Trace’s flagship Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Weller Special Reserve, and Sazerac Rye (Baby Saz).
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is sponsored by Still Austin Whiskey Co., Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch, Three Chord Bourbon, Old Dominick, Davidson Reserve and Green River Distilling Co.  
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.stillaustin.com  
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com 
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.olddominick.com         
    www.davidsonreserve.com
    www.greenriverdistilling.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rene' True, Amzie Wenning, & Diane Strong - Bourbon on the Banks Festival

    Rene' True, Amzie Wenning, & Diane Strong - Bourbon on the Banks Festival

    In this Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast, Matt and Mark spend some time hanging out with Board Members, Rene’ True and Amzie Wenning, and Festival Director, Diane Strong, from the Bourbon on the Banks Festival, which is scheduled for October 22-23, 2021 at Riverview Park in scenic downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.
    The guys talk with Rene’, Amzie, and Diane about the history of the festival and the Frankfort Bourbon Society, which is very involved with the event, the difficulties that they faced last year because of the pandemic that led them to cancel the event in only its 2nd year and what they learned from that experience, and all of the unique and exciting events that will be going on Friday and Saturday during the Festival.
    They also taste and review three barrel picks from the Frankfort Bourbon Society, including a Four Roses Single Barrel OBSV, a Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon, and a Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon.
    This Episode of The Bourbon Life Podcast is sponsored by Still Austin Whiskey Co., Liquor Barn, Country Smooth, Penelope Bourbon, The Stave Restaurant, Frey Ranch, Three Chord Bourbon, Old Dominick, Davidson Reserve and Green River Distilling Co.  
    Check out all of our amazing sponsors online at:
    www.stillaustin.com  
    www.liquorbarn.com             
    www.countrysmooth.com
    www.penelopebourbon.com 
    www.thestavekentucky.com 
    www.freyranch.com
    www.threechordbourbon.com
    www.olddominick.com         
    www.davidsonreserve.com
    www.greenriverdistilling.com
     

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Wes Hardin ,

Well Done Show

Excellent format and show. Love the bourbon industry guests and the show is professional. Let me know when you want to do a show on dusties/vintage whiskey.

cruiseFiend ,

Great content and conversations

Mark and Matt your content, product reviews and conversations with Bourbon personalities are great and keep a listeners attention. Thank you for the hard work.

PaulPetrozza ,

Great Conversations!!!!

Guys you both are amazing, I enjoyed so much every personal interview with the people behind the curtains (that I called “conversations” because it doesn’t feel too structured...on the contrary it feels so natural) for us it’s like we are there with you!!!!
Thank You!!!

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