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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 • 131 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.

    The History of Private Barrel Selections | 1972 Old Fitzgerald | Joe Wilson

    The History of Private Barrel Selections | 1972 Old Fitzgerald | Joe Wilson

    Fred sits down with Joe Wilson, curator of the Whisky Auctioneer site, and discusses the hist ory of private barrel selections and the state of American whiskey in auctions. 
    In past auctions, Michter's and WhistlePig releases have been going head-to-head with Pappy Van Winkle, the most sought after bourbon in the contemporary sense. 
    They also taste a couple rare gems distilled at Stitzel-Weller in the 1950s and 1960s.
    Read more about this auction and the history of private barrel picks in Inside Hook.  

    • 55 min
    Tequila and Mezcal Tasting | Metal Lords | Sirius XM's Jose Mangin

    Tequila and Mezcal Tasting | Metal Lords | Sirius XM's Jose Mangin

    Sirius XM's Jose Mangin joins The Fred Minnick Show for a tequila and mezcal tasting.
    A huge heavy metal fan, Fred chats with Jose carrying the metal community on his shoulders and about his tequila passion. Jose flexes his tequila knowledge and the duo begin a blind tasting that mixes both tequila and mezcal.

    The lineup: Glass A) Los Siete Misterios Mezcal; B) Dos Primos Tquila Reposado; C) El Tesoro Reposado Single Barrel Tequila; and D) Ilegal Mezcal Anejo.

    Here's the lineup:

    Who wins?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ian Somerhalder | The Best Celebrity Palate | 1942 Old Timbrook 5-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    Ian Somerhalder | The Best Celebrity Palate | 1942 Old Timbrook 5-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    Over the years, Fred Minnick has tasted with hundreds of celebrities and notable humans. And while he's discovered many fine tasters, in this week's interview on The Fred Minnick Show, Ian Somerhalder jumps to the top spot on the list of Fred's "Best Celebrity Tasters." Ian breaks down whiskey like a pro, because, well, he is one.
    The Vampire Diaries and LOST star talks about his latest project--Brother's Bond--and blind tastes a pair of stunning vintage bourbons. 1943 Glencoe Kentucky Straight Bourbon and 1942 Old Timbrook. 
    In the blind tasting, Glass A) Old Forester 1897. Glass B) Glencoe distilled in 1938, bottled in 1943. Glass C) Old Timbrook Distilled in 1937 and Bottled in 1942.
    Other topics: Growing up in Louisiana, sustainability, Paul Wesley's projects, new films and more.
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    Glencairn provides glassware The Fred Minnick Show: https://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

    The American Spirits Council of Tasters: https://ascotawards.com

    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 50 min
    Discovering Mezcal & Vegan Menus | Gilbert Marquez | Vintage Eagle Rare

    Discovering Mezcal & Vegan Menus | Gilbert Marquez | Vintage Eagle Rare

    In a lively discussion, Ilegal Mezcal's Gilbert Marquez discusses the differences between mezcal and tequila, while eloquently discussing his passion for punk rock and the rise of vegan menus in Mexico. Gilbert tastes Fred through a flight of Ilegal mezcal. And like all episodes, Gilbert jumps into a blind bourbon tasting, all of which were vintage: Eagle Rare, Jim Beam and Old Schenley. Which one wins?

    • 1 hr
    The Aromatic Note of 'Dirty Feet' | Candace Devine

    The Aromatic Note of 'Dirty Feet' | Candace Devine

     Singer of Ponderosa Grove and producer of the upcoming Pure Imagination Festival in her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, Candace Devine loves whiskey and today, she brings her palate to the dance of tasting on the podcast. She broke down the lineup, bringing forth notes reanging from "fig and raison" to "oak and sour." She talks about her current tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Fred somehow tells a story about the time he passed out next to homeless people in New Orleans. 
    Get to know Candace Devine
    A songwriter on the Grammy-nominated Wild Heart by Mindi Abair, lead vocalist Devine has opened for and worked with artists from Ringo Starr and Christina Aguilera to Adam Lambert, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Michelle Branch, Styx, and more, as well as singing for television and feature films. She spends time creating songwriter labs to encourage musicians to co-create and support other musicians, hosts a successful podcast, The Creative Convergence and also hosts Live from Raven Sound Studio, a live music documentary series on YouTube. 
    Get to Know Fred Minnick

    Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg?view_as=subscriber
    Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn: https://shop.podcastone.com/collections/the-fred-minnick-show
    Become a YouTube Member: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg/join
    Glencairn provides glassware The Fred Minnick Show: https://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/
    The American Spirits Council of Tasters: https://ascotawards.com
    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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    Buy Fred's Books
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    Disclosure Statement: https://www.fredminnick.com/disclosures/ 

    • 57 min
    What Is The Fastest Growing Bourbon? No. 1 Surprised Me

    What Is The Fastest Growing Bourbon? No. 1 Surprised Me

    Online and app store Drizly revealed its 10 fastest growing bourbons. These numbers are based on Q1 sales results.

    See the Top 20 Bestsellers: https://www.fredminnick.com/makers-mark-tops-drizlys-list-of-top-selling-bourbons-for-q1-2022/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

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!

rickhiggins ,

fred knows his sh***t

guy is a great listen and great interviewer

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