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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. 

The Fred Minnick Show Podcast The Fred Minnick Show

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.9, 49 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. 

    Lee Brice: Talking Whiskey, Country Music and Sipping the Greatest Bourbon Ever Made

    Lee Brice: Talking Whiskey, Country Music and Sipping the Greatest Bourbon Ever Made

    On this episode, Fred interviews country singer-songwriter Lee Brice, who this year won an American Country Music Award for his single "Rumor." He also has won ACM awards for songs such as "I Don't Dance" and "I Drive Your Truck." During the show, Fred and Lee sip several bourbons, including a vintage Hirsch, which Fred calls one of the greatest bourbons ever made. Here's what they tasted and discussed, along with chatting about everything from

    Sweetens Cove Batch 1, 13 years, 102.18 Proof

    AH Hirsch Reserve, Distilled in 1974, 16 years, 91.6 Proof

    Smoke Wagon Private Barrel, 12 years, 111 Proof

    Old Potrero Single Malt, Straight Rye Whiskey, San Francisco, 97 Proof

    Very Old Barton, 6 years, 100 Proof

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    FOLLOW FRED

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    SPONSORS

    291 Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/

    Michter's: https://michters.com/

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    • 57 min
    IMAJ Talks Racism, Confederate Monuments, Country Music and About Her Creative Process

    IMAJ Talks Racism, Confederate Monuments, Country Music and About Her Creative Process

    Black Country music singer / songwriter IMAJ opens up about the problems facing the United States and how racism is a systemic issue. This episode does not include a whiskey tasting, but rather delves deep into Confederate monuments, the death of George Floyd and much more. This important interview also showcases a rising star, who let's people in on her creative process for letting her emotions into music.

    • 45 min
    Meghan Patrick dishes on country music, bourbon, hunting and her breakup with Jack Daniel’s

    Meghan Patrick dishes on country music, bourbon, hunting and her breakup with Jack Daniel’s

    Talented country artist Meghan Patrick sits down virtually with Fred this week to sip and talk whiskey. The conversation goes from a mutual love of Cheez-Its, wearing sweat pants during quarantine, bear hunting in Canada, dealing with “miserable” Internet trolls, and her bitter breakup with Jack Daniel’s. Meghan surprisingly picks Woodinville Whiskey over contenders like Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, Smooth Amber Contradiction, Weller Antique Collection and Elijah Craig 12 year old, prompting Fred to excitedly declare it “an upset of epic proportions.” And, of course, they agree that vodka sucks.

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    FOLLOW FRED

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    SPONSORS

    291 Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/

    Michter's: https://michters.com/

    B-Line (Northern Kentucky Bourbon Trail): https://findyoursippingpoint.com/

    • 58 min
    Daryl Hall: 50 Years of Hits, New Music in the Works and Embracing Bourbon

    Daryl Hall: 50 Years of Hits, New Music in the Works and Embracing Bourbon

    Darryl Hall, one half of legendary hitmakers Hall & Oates, talks with Fred about his transition from wine to whiskey, the transformation of how modern listeners find music, five decades of entertaining fans both young and old and, of course, his favorite bourbons. During the chat, they sip Wild Turkey Revival, Four Gate, vintage Old Shenley and a couple of craft distillery bourbons. The two also bonded over a common tragedy in their life--Lyme disease. Yeah, they agreed, that sucked.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    "Nobody Wants To See Their Baby Burn," - Distiller Who Lost Distillery In Minnesota Riots

    "Nobody Wants To See Their Baby Burn," - Distiller Who Lost Distillery In Minnesota Riots

    "Nobody wants to see their baby burn," said Chris Montana, founder of Du Nord Spirits, who lost his distillery in the Minnesota riots.

    A break from regular programming, Fred takes a moment of solidarity and shares a snippet of his recent diversity panel that included Fawn Weaver (New York Times Bestselling Author and CEO, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Clay Risen (Deputy Op-Ed Editor, New York Times), Tracie Franklin (Glenfiddich Ambassador), Melvin Keebler (VP and AGM, Jack Daniel Distillery), Dr. Michael Torrence (President, Motlow College) and Chris Montana (master distiller and founder, Du Nord Craft Spirits). You can watch in its entirety on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-fuH8aSQVhw

    • 3 min
    Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More Tastes Vintage Old Schenley Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and More While Talking DIY, Greta Van Fleet, Subjectivity and White Claw

    Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More Tastes Vintage Old Schenley Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and More While Talking DIY, Greta Van Fleet, Subjectivity and White Claw

    Fred tastes bourbon and rum with Nothing More front man Jonny Hawkins

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Shamu_afterlife ,

Who interviewed who? Dead Posey or Fred?

I think this was one of the best episodes yet. Danyell and Tony had a genuine interest in learning about bourbon and especially Fred. I thought it was very nice that they were just as interested in Fred’s story, his being a veteran, his charity involvement as Fred was in their story.

gotslabs ,

Great Podcast

Love listening to fred talk about bourbon, even better with the artists and their drinkin influences!

Allan247 ,

Glad to see this podcast is coming: high quality, integrity, bourbon, and musicians…count me in

My initial review was written in anticipation of this podcast: now I’m updating it after having heard the first four episodes….

…and my 5-star rating remains unchanged. Recognize that these interviews do not focus solely upon spirits: the conversations flow as an interesting discussion. Yes, bourbon will come into the discussion. I appreciate getting exposed to musicians that I typically wouldn’t hear of. I look forward to each episode.

My original review is below:
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I’m smiling in anticipation of this podcast (and also based upon its trailer).

My first exposure to Fred was through his bourbon books… then through podcasts where he was a guest… then from a podcast where he joined some existing hosts… then from his Youtube materials.

I find him to always be PRESENT in his discussions, and to have a very REAL rapport with the people he talks with, and that he maintains his own persona and opinions (even if they don't fully mesh with the person he is talking to). (He’s also extremely knowledgeable on bourbon and spirits, to say the least, and I've found the quality and integrity of his materials to be extremely high).

As Fred only provides a numerical score of a whisky after tasting it 3 times, I will update this review (text, and star-count) by end-February, based upon the actual episodes broadcast.

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