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The Official Podcast of Bourbon! Featuring news, reviews, and interviews with people making the bourbon whiskey industry happen. Listen to the stories behind your favorite brands from industry insiders, master distillers, authors, pundits, bloggers, and more. A new podcast and whiskey review every week focused on America’s native spirit, bourbon.
 
Bourbon stories, bourbon reviews, bourbon news, bourbon history. The pursuit of a true American spirit. Follow the podcast on Twitter @BourbNBranchPod, Instagram @BourbandBranch, or join the Facebook group Bourbon & Branch Podcast. You can also email the show shawn@bourbonandbranch.online Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bourbonandbranch/support
 
Welcome to the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit podcast. Come join Eric and Matt who are freedom-loving, meat-eating, gun shooting American guys as they discuss a broad spectrum of topics ranging from states rights, culture, and the 2nd Amendment to scotch, bourbon, and cigars. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most notable for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.3 million subscribers currentl ...
 
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The name Ingram may ring some bells. If you are in the tech space, you may have heard of Ingram Micro. If you are in logistics you may know Ingram Barge Company. If you are in the Nashville area, the name Ingram is well known for philanthropy. And now, Ingram is taking on bourbon. We're joined by Hank Ingram, the founder of Ingram River Aged Whiske…
 
THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY KOI CBD: https://bit.ly/3trrLDb Use Code "LLP" To Save 15% Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromis…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A121. This 12 year old bourbon is 123.6 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the s…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the existence of Military Elitism amongst influencers and content creators. The guys discuss topics from MOH recipient Dakota Meyer's recent statements about civilians in body armor and training to gatekeepers in the community. Come join them for this in-depth and fun conversation. THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU …
 
Bernie Lubbers is one of the great treasures of the modern whiskey era. A few years ago, he gave us a deep dive on Bottled in Bond in episode 89, but now he's back and we're talking Mellow Corn, Parker's Heritage selections, and where the market is headed with pricing bourbon on the shelf. Stay tuned until the end for a performance of Whiskey, Hone…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Michter's Barrel Strength Kentucky Rye Whiskey. This non-age stated rye is 110.8 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost c…
 
In this episode Eric Eric Matt discuss the evolution of body armor with a heavy focus in hard armor plates. Join the guys as they have a great conversation about everything body armor,from level 3A soft armor to level 4 rifle plates and NIJ certification. This episode is brought to you by KOI CBD: https://bit.ly/3trrLDb Use Code "LLP" To Save 15% G…
 
Today's roundtable tackles a new topic that took most of us by surprise. About 3 weeks ago, when I was doing a label approval for our Four Roses barrels, I was given an additional contract to sign that was called a non-mutilation agreement. Basically stating that we agree to not add any stickers, wax, or anything that alters the package. Will other…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Old Forester The 117 Series: High Angels' Share. This non-age stated bourbon is 110 proof and $50 MSRP (375mL). Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at…
 
KOI CBD: https://bit.ly/3trrLDb Use Code "LLP" To Save 15% Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amen…
 
We talk to the largest liquor retailer that you never knew about...Kroger. Yes, the huge grocery chain that has liquor stores adjacent to almost every location. When you add it up, it's thousands of square feet of retail space spread over hundreds of stores. We're joined by Chris Blandford, who is the Adult Beverage Field Specialist for Kentucky, S…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Jefferson's Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks. This non-age stated rye is 94 proof and $60 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no…
 
KOI CBD: https://bit.ly/3trrLDb Use Code "LLP" To Save 15% Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amen…
 
Denny Potter has held multiple roles in the bourbon industry and many thought that being the Master Distiller at Heaven Hill would be the pinnacle of anyone's career. In 2018, Denny left Heaven Hill and assumed the role of Master Distiller at Maker's Mark which surprised many. In this episode, we talk about career growth as a Master Distiller and a…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Maker's Mark FAE-01. This non-age stated bourbon is 110.6 proof and $60 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit pr…
 
In this episode, Eric & Matt take a flight of different wines. Come join the guys as they day drink through different varieties of great wines ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay. You will be brought on an amazing journey of bold flavors and earthy notes, this is an episode you don't want to miss. 2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://www.we…
 
One of the biggest crazes right now is the single barrel. That special barrel that was chosen from a select few and shared with a bunch of people, most likely with a sticker on it. And as Ryan so eloquently puts it, it's the perfect product. It's a consumable, it's one of a kind, and there will never be another. Myself, Ryan and Fred have done our …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Old Fitzgerald Bottled-In-Bond Spring 2021. This 8 year old bourbon is 100 proof and $85 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy…
 
2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://www.wetheprocessor.com In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the America First policy in regards to immigration and economic reform. Come join the guys as some great discussion is had about the growing trend of moving from a policy of America First to one of open borders, illegal immigration, and disastrous econo…
 
On this 56th Bourbon Community Roundtable, we discuss what it means to Kentucky Owl now that Dixon Dedman is leaving the brand, what does Indiana Rye Whiskey mean as a new legal designation, and now that there are 10 million barrels aging in Kentucky, will we see an oncoming glut of bourbon in a few years? Show Partners: The University of Louisvill…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Very Fine Rare Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 90.4 proof and $130 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to…
 
In this episode Eric & Matt discuss the ever growing trend of tyranny and tyrannical government actions both in the U.S and other first world countries. Come along for an entertaining and informational ride while getting a peek into what the future could hold for America. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while…
 
What does it mean to be an influencer? Actually, what's the deal with bourbon and Instagram and why is it so popular? We're joined by Eric Kim of @scotchandtime and James Ashcraft of @bourbonenthusiast to analyze these questions and many more. It's a great insight into how social media and whiskey join forces to provide hours of entertainment, but …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Wheel Horse Bourbon. This 2 year old bourbon is 101 proof and $32 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the trend in the U.S of major companies bending to to the will of the WOKE movement as well as the growing epidemic of cancel / outrage culture. Join the guys in this colorful yet informative conversation which is sure to entertain and inform you. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served …
 
The Last Drop Distillers is known for acquiring extremely old and rare spirits from across the world. We chat with Rebecca Jago, Managing Director of The Last Drop Distillers, to hear their story. It's an interesting history of generational knowledge and their release of the 1980 Buffalo Trace is what caught our attention. We even got a chance to t…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Rod & Hammer's Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This 2 year old bourbon is 90 proof and $42 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of …
 
On today's episode, the team sits down to discuss young whiskey. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? There are all sorts of angles because in this ever-changing landscape of losing age statements, craft distillers putting out amazing products at young ages, and bourbon drinkers continually looking for something new, we have to ask ourselves... is th…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Single Cask Nation 1994 Kentucky Bourbon. This 24 year old bourbon is 94.8 proof and $295 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: This whiskey in this review was purchased by Bourbon Pursuit for…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the degradation in quality of gear from name brand companies and why it happens. Come join the conversation, you might be surprised at what you find out. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Ira…
 
The roundtable is back with another discussion about bourbon news and our take on it. We discuss Heaven Hill vs Log Still Distilling over the use of the Dant name and trademark, what does direct to consumer shipping in Kentucky mean now that distilleries can cut out the wholesalers, and if you were to spend your $1,400 stimulus check on bourbon, wh…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve. This 7 year old whiskey is 114 proof and $80 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spi…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt get a chance to share a flight of local GA craft beers. Everything from lager to IPA's. GA has an amazing craft beer industry using very gourmet and unusual ingredients. Join the guys for some great conversation and tasting notes. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed t…
 
On today's show, we get to feature two great people at Bardstown Bourbon Company, Dan Callaway and Nick Smith. Bardstown Bourbon Company exploded on the scene as a destination hot spot for anyone visiting the trail and Dan was instrumental to the early success of creating a red carpet environment for anyone who visited. As whiskey production ramped…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Buzzard's Roost Toasted Barrel Rye. This 3 year old rye is 105 proof and $80 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spir…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss their favorites vacation destinations. From the mountains of North GA to the sandy beaches of Ocho Rio Jamaica, come join the guys for some great conversation that will have you planning your next vacation . 2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://wetheprocessor.com/ Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veter…
 
There's a lot of whiskey out there and sometimes we get caught up in our bubble of bourbon. On this episode, I'm joined by Chris Perugini who does private tastings and boasts a lot of worldly whiskies on his instagram account @SingleMaltSavvy. He sent me a few blind samples and we discuss them to see what resonates with me as a bourbon drinker. Sho…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Still Austin The Musician. This 2 year old bourbon is 98.4 proof and $45 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit p…
 
2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://wetheprocessor.com/ In this episode Eric & Matt discuss the ever present conundrum of investing in higher price gear and goods over lower priced bargain brands. Everything from Anderson lowers to Rolex watches. Come join the guys in some great conversation. Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who s…
 
Belle Meade is a very recognizable brand to bourbon enthusiasts. But how did that brand get revived and what's the story behind Nelson's Green Brier? We're joined by Charlie Nelson, Co-Founder of Nelson's Green Brier, who shares his story of stumbling into the bourbon business when his dad purchased a quarter of a cow. Show Partners: The University…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Saint Cloud 7 Year Single Barrel. This 7 year old bourbon is 122.4 proof and $150 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the…
 
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the idea of what is known as the "thought police " while discussed as fiction in George Orwell's novel 1984 is proving to be more real then ever before. From government censorship to unconstitutional mandates, join Eric and Matt for a great thought provoking conversation. Eric & Matt are both former US Army co…
 
We're back with another BCR and this time we have 3 topics to discuss. The rise and fall of facebook groups since it seems like no group is safe now. Does knowing the source of a bourbon impact your willingness to buy or not buy? At what point does craft bourbon stop being craft? Show Partners: The University of Louisville has an online Distilled S…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review The Prideful Goat. This 15 year old bourbon is 115 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer…
 
In this episode of Fight or Flight, Eric and Matt do a traditional German beer flight while discussing the German town of Helen GA and their world famous October Fest. Everything is covered from light pilsner style, wheated and double bock to dark ales. If you are a fan of of traditional German beers that adhere to the German beer purity law or if …
 
There's a few OGs in the world of whiskey, and one of the most notable names is Ryan Maloney. You may not know that name, but you've likely heard of his store in Massachusetts called Julio's Liquors and the famous picks done by the Loch & Key Society. Ryan takes us on a trip down memory lane when private barrel selections were abundant and limited …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye. This non-age stated whiskey is 132 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of t…
 
In this episode Eric and Matt go all the way down the rabbit hole with HR 127 and all of the now published details that were not previously available. The discussion leads to some great conversation on how this bill will effect gun ownership and purchases moving forward as well as repercussions to those that currently own firearms with regards to a…
 
MGP has been in the news recently with their acquisition of Luxco and on the last roundtable we discussed how this will enable MGP's brands such as Remus to gain a nationwide presence with a bigger salesforce. We're joined by Andy Mansinne, Vice President of Brands for MGP, to learn more about their brands and the impact of other brands winning awa…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Widow Jane The Vaults 2020. This 15 year old bourbon is 99 proof and $200 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon. Learn more at BarrellBourbon.com. DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit …
 
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