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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 • 126 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.

    A Look Back on 2021 With Special Guest--My Wife

    A Look Back on 2021 With Special Guest--My Wife

    My wife, Dr. Jaclyn Engelsher, joins the show to talk about her favorite episodes of 2021 and her longtime crush, whom she apparently wants me to book for an upcoming show. We play clips of our favorite episodes: BReal, Peyton Manning and more.

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    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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    • 48 min
    Happy New Year: How To Cure Your Hangover

    Happy New Year: How To Cure Your Hangover

    Happy New Year, everybody. If you drank too much last night, these cure alls might do the trick!

    Fred Minnick's Scientific American Hangover Story: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-search-of-a-cure-for-the-dreaded-hangover/

    Fred Minnick's Top 100 Whiskeys of the Year: https://www.fredminnick.com/2021/12/30/best-american-whiskeys-of-2021/

    • 22 min
    How The New York Whiskey Bar Scene Has Changed + New Barrel Aged Coffee

    How The New York Whiskey Bar Scene Has Changed + New Barrel Aged Coffee

    Tommy Tardie and Fred are longtime friends. In an interview in Fine & Rare in New York, which Tommy owns, Tardie talks about his new product--The Morning Dram. They eat dinner over, sip whiskey, talk about the New York whiskey scene and enjoy a French press of the barrel aged coffee.

    PRESS RELAESE
    The Morning Dram, a new line of barrel-aged coffee brought to you by the owner and operator of The Flatiron Room and Fine & Rare, announces its official launch in time for the holiday season. Founded by Tommy Tardie, The Morning Dram is a collection of coffees created for the spirits drinker. Launch products include Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee, Rye Barrel Aged Coffee, Apera Sherry Barrel Aged Coffee, and House Blend No. 1 along with options such as a subscription box, starter kit, and The Morning Dram merchandise available for purchase exclusively at www.TheMorningDram.com. The Morning Dram is also served at Tardie’s New York landmark establishment Fine & Rare.
    For more than a decade Tommy has owned and operated spirits-focused restaurants in New York City with some of the country’s largest selections of whiskey and spirits. The Flatiron Room, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2022, was awarded “Best Whisky Bar” in 2021 by Whisky Magazine. Inspired by the commonality between fine spirits and quality coffee, where aficionados enjoy savoring the experience and each note and layer of their drink, Tardie created a coffee with the spirits drinker in mind.
    “Good coffee and fine spirits have so much in common, you want to appreciate each sip,” shared Tommy Tardie, Owner & Operator of Goodnight Group. “The Morning Dram offers a balance of complex notes and simple joy, robust flavors of coffee beans cradled in these spirits barrels.”
    Appropriately named after the term for a small pour of alcohol, usually referring to whiskey, The Morning Dram utilizes high-quality beans aged in barrels from top distilleries. Rather than setting a standard time to age each coffee, Tommy uses his senses to determine the appropriate time to remove the beans to achieve a rich, smooth finish. This can vary for each batch, since all barrels are different, and achieves distinct tasting notes for each coffee blend.
    Bourbon Barrel Aged: Honduras
    • Caramel corn, vanilla fudge, toasted marshmallow, sweet bourbon
    Rye Barrel Aged: Colombia & Mexico
    • Milk chocolate, orange zest, ginger candy, cinnamon toast, sweet oak
    Apera Sherry Barrel Aged: Guatemala

    • Cherries dipped in milk, chocolate, Brazil nuts, figs, strawberry preserves
    There is no alcohol in The Morning Dram, and no flavorings or additives. The only ingredient: coffee beans. The distinctive flavor of each coffee is a result of the beans’ time in the barrel, a process that mirrors the whiskey-making process, where barrels are carefully chosen to provide flavor and finish to the liquid aged within.
    “The Morning Dram is truly designed for spirits enthusiasts, those who have a passion for exploring the subtle notes and complex flavors resulting from the mastery of a distiller and the barrels they choose for the aging process,” added Tardie. “And with The Morning Dram, that experience can be enjoyed anytime of the day. It’s always eight o’clock somewhere.”
    For the holidays and beyond, The Morning Dram has curated a collection of gift items at www.themorningdram.com/collections/gifts.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The State of Coffee with The Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply

    The State of Coffee with The Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply

    There is no bourbon in this episode. But coffee founder Sahra Nguyen, 35, teaches Fred how to taste coffee like a pro and discusses the state of the coffee business and how she is bringing back Vietnamese coffee beans.

    Nguyen is successfully transforming coffee culture with a focus on diversity, inclusion and sustainability. She launched Nguyen Coffee Supply in 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. It's the first specialty coffee company in the U.S to celebrate, champion and import beans directly from family-owned coffee farmers in Vietnam—the second largest coffee producer in the world—roasting 'single-origin' clean and organic beans prized by coffee connoisseurs. The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, this 35 year old coffee pioneer is helping to bridge communities by promoting cultural awareness and sharing stories of the underrepresented. Nguyen's accomplishments have been widely recognized by her industry and the media; this summer she graced the cover of Food & Wine magazine as one of "25 Game Changers."

    Food & Wine writes that "Vietnamese coffee culture is having its own moment here in America, in large part due to Nguyen."

    Learn More About Nguyen Coffee
    https://nguyencoffeesupply.com/

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    Some products tasted on this show may have been provided to Fred Minnick at no cost to him. But that does not impact the honesty of the review. Fred's lowest scores came from whiskey samples.

    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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    • 58 min
    Queen of Christmas Music: 'I haven't had a drink if 5 years.' So, I Sent Her Bourbon.

    Queen of Christmas Music: 'I haven't had a drink if 5 years.' So, I Sent Her Bourbon.

    Elizabeth Chan is the Queen of Christmas Music. She writes, sings and thinks about it year round. She's had seven songs hit the Billboard Top 30, all Christmas music. She's also not had a drink in five years. Elizabeth explains why in the show and Fred sent her some yummy bourbons. We talk religion, Christmas music, bourbon and much more.
    Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: kybourbonbenefit.com
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    Some products tasted on this show may have been provided to Fred Minnick at no cost to him. But that does not impact the honesty of the review. Fred's lowest scores came from whiskey samples.

    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.

    FOLLOW FRED

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    We've Raised $1.6 Million So Far

    We've Raised $1.6 Million So Far

    Great news! We've raised $1.6-million so far.
    Join the historic Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: http://kybourbonbenefit.com/
    It ends December 21 at 10 p.m.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 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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