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The Bourbon Road is two Veterans sharing pours and good stories with interesting guests. Each week we sip on bourbon while talking with celebrities, musicians, chefs, authors, industry experts and everyone in between. If bourbon makes it better... or even the other way around, then we want to talk about it.
 
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.
 
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On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Daviess County Straight Bourbon Finished in French Oak Casks. This non-age stated bourbon is 96 proof and $47 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 u…
 
Today we focus on a finished Kentucky straight bourbon with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. The three year bourbon is finished in a Navigator Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels from Precision Wine Co. This is one of the better finished bourbons in this age range we have had a chance to try. Find out more about Navigator at: http…
 
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…
 
We go over a lot of new bourbons that are hitting the shelves this season. We also talk about the best summer sippers. All this while tasting and reviewing two new releases: Blood Oath Pact 7 and Larceny Barrel Proof. Listen in while we walk though the seasons best. Check out our private Facebook group The Bourbon Roadies at https://www.facebook.co…
 
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…
 
Mike brings back a bottle from his eastern road trip. A small Virginia distillery doing everything right. Using Virginia grains and working their own malting floor. This wheated bourbon recipe features a peach smoked barley that offers some very unique tasting notes. Make sure you check this one out! Find out more about Copper Fox at: https://www.c…
 
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…
 
Mike loves hitting the road. This time he travels east and visits Iron Clad Distillery in Virginia. Did you know that Virginia has over 75 distilleries? Definitely check out this episode as Mike tastes through their entire lineup including their new Bottled in Bond and their Coffee Barrel Finished Bourbon. Find out more about Iron Clad at: https://…
 
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…
 
Mike gets really excited every time we have a wheated bourbon on for review. This time is no exception as we take a look at the Legend Barrel Proof Wheated Bourbon (115 proof) from Legends Distillery/Spirits USA. You are not going to believe how good this bourbon is. Listen in for all the details! Find out more about Legends at: https://www.spirits…
 
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…
 
What a better way to spend your day than in a mountain cabin with Tim Smith from Discovery Channel's Moonshiners series. Not to mention he is bringing all the good stuff to taste and talk about. You definitely want to hear this one as Mike walks through the full line of products. Check out Tim Smith Spirits at: https://www.timsmithspirits.com/ Than…
 
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…
 
We love getting an early look at new releases. This week we take an advanced look at the new American Straight Bourbon from Country Smooth. We have always been impressed with the work being done by Founder and CEO Lori Carcich. Lori is the first female Founder/CEO of an American whiskey company. Find out more about Country Smooth at: http://country…
 
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 site... first hand.... Jim and Mike view the new Log Still Distillery the day before opening and taste their whiskies. On hand for the interview is Lynn Dant, a descendant of Joseph Washington Dant and head of distilling operations at the distillery. We taste their Monk's Road 5th District Series of products. Check out Log Still at: https://www.…
 
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…
 
It's a wheated bourbon today and Mike just can't contain himself. We've got the Rebel Distiller’s Collection Single Barrel Bourbon open and we are pouring heavy on this one. Listen in as Mike give some detailed tasting notes and some final recommendations. Find out more about Lux Row at: https://luxrowdistillers.com/ Thanks to our great sponsor for…
 
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…
 
Wow!!! What a day! Jim and Mike travel through seven different expressions as they taste their way through the full lineup at Rabbit Hole Distillery in Louisville Kentucky. Bourbons, ryes, gin and two very special bottles fill the lineup in this off-the-hook episode. You definitely do not want to miss this one!…
 
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…
 
Jim and Mike always enjoy drinking a well crafted whiskey. That is what you can expect any time you see the late Dave Pickerell's name on a bottle. Today we dive into the Double Cask Rye from Hillrock Estate Distillery in Hudson Valley, New York. Join us as we explore the finer points of this 90 proof rye. Find out more about Hillrock at: https://h…
 
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 …
 
It's always a great day when Jim and Mike get to sit down with Jackie Zykan from Old Forester. Today we get a chance to try the new 117 Series: High Angel's Share Bourbon. Jackie pulls out all the stops as she walks is through a tasting and brings us up to date on OF. News Flash: Three new expressions coming this year!! Check out Old Forester at: h…
 
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…
 
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…
 
We travel a bit north this week (virtually) to talk with Chris Fredrickson of the Traverse City Whiskey Company. Chris sent us several samples of his "Whiskies of the North". We dive and and explore these Michigan whiskies and give you all the details. You won't want to miss out on this episode! Check out Traverse City Whiskey Company at: https://w…
 
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…
 
Barton has a recent release of the Thomas S. Moore expression featuring a port wine finish. We dive deep and give you all the wonderful details. Named after the builder of the Barton Distillery and the namesake of the legendary Tom Moore Spring. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies" - https://www.facebook.com/groups/…
 
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 …
 
You have seen them on the shelf... the bottom shelf. The question is, should you give them a try? On this episode we check out a couple of big box store branded bourbons to see if they can measure up. You might be surprised! Listen in. Check out our private Facebook group called The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/26127908620815…
 
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…
 
The top selling bourbon in the world is Jim Beam white label 80 proof. It is also the only bourbon on the shelf at our resort here in Mexico. So, Mike and I decide to do a review on our next to last day of vacation here in the Riviera Maya Coast of Mexico. We always say if you are a Jim Beam fan... good for you! Find out more about Jim Beam at http…
 
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…
 
How could we not travel to Mexico and bring two great bottles to share with Roadies at the pool. We record this episode from Riviera Maya, chest deep in the pool, surrounded by fellow Roadies. What a great day and a couple of excellent Buffalo Trace products, Eagle Rare and Weller 107. Find out more about Buffalo Trace at https://www.buffalotracedi…
 
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 …
 
Anything maritime gets Mike and I excited. This Missouri Toasted Oak Cask from Ironclad captured our attention. A four grain bourbon finished in Missouri toasted oak barrels. Ours was a little higher in proof than the advertised 90-100 proof. Definitely listen in as we dive into this Virginia whiskey. Find out more about Ironclad at https://www.iro…
 
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…
 
Mike and his brother Mitch recount old times telling some pretty revealing stories while sipping on two bourbon whiskies. Today they drink Hochatown Straight Bourbon from Oklahoma and Tahwahkaro Four Grain Bourbon from Texas. Find out more about Tahwahkaro at https://tahwahkaro.com/ Find out more about Hochatown at https://www.hochatowndistilling.c…
 
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…
 
You all know that Mike and I love some older whiskies. Ten years is a pretty magic number in our books. I also love a good rye. Today we check out the 10 year rye from Basic Hayden. Definitely check this episode out to find out what we think of this expression from our friends at Beam Suntory. Find out more about Basil Hayden at https://www.basilha…
 
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…
 
Jim and Mike sit down with a couple of Roadies to drink some Old Forester 150th and to share their list of the five bourbons to start your home bar with. Join Jim, Mike, Todd Ritter and Matt Simons for a great show featuring the Old Forester 150th and each of them share their top five bourbons to start your home bar. Find out more about Old Foreste…
 
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…
 
You all know that Mike loves his Texas bourbon. Today he brings a four grain from Tahwahkaro Distillery in Palestine Texas. This one is a single barrel at cask strength boasting a 128.4 proof rating. Dark, bold and delicious, you will want to get your hands on a bottle of this one. Don't miss out! Find out more about Tahwahkaro at https://tahwahkar…
 
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…
 
Jim and Mike sit down with a true visionary, combat veteran and entrepreneur Chris Cruise. Chris is the Founder of Cruise Customs Flags and his company employs veterans to make American Flags from Bourbon Barrels. We drink Elijah Craig Toasted and Ezra Brooks 99 on this episode. Find out more about Cruise Customs Flags at https://cruisecustomsflags…
 
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…
 
If you have listened to the show, you know how much the two of us respect bottled-in-bond bourbons. Today is no exception as we review Old Grand-Dad Bonded from our friends at Beam Suntory. This spicy 100 proofer is all about the cinnamon bears! Pick up a bottle of Old Grand-Dad Bonded almost anywhere for about $25. Thanks to our great sponsor for …
 
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…
 
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