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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.
 
We Could Make That is all about the stories of indie food makers who've struck out on a noble cause: to make the world as tasty as humanly possible. In each episode, Andrea Wien digs into their backgrounds, motivations and passions to decode why and how they started their businesses, and the lessons we can each take back to our own kitchens and lives.
 
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The best bourbon festivals of 2021. Yes, that is right, and there are a lot of them! After being cooped up for a year are you ready to spread your wings and drink a little bourbon... I know we are! Listen in as we drink a couple of 15 year bourbons and talk about it. Check out our private Facebook group The Bourbon Roadies at https://www.facebook.c…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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://…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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!…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Mike is sans Jim this week at Peerless Distilling in Louisville, Kentucky. This time Mike gets to chat with Corky Taylor and Cordell Lawrence while sipping on two great expressions from Peerless. They talk about history, life and good whiskey in the episode recorded near the riverfront in Louisville, Kentucky. Find out more about Peerless at https:…
 
If you have not tried something so out of the box as an absinthe finished rye whiskey... we suggest you do. Peerless Distilling in Louisville Kentucky has a 111 proof Kentucky Rye Whiskey finished in Absinthe Barrels from Copper and Kings Distillery also in Louisville. Mike and I were blown away by this one! Find out more about Peerless at https://…
 
What a day at the Speakeasy Cellar at Evan WIlliams Experience in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We had the chance to spend the day with Bernie Lubbers, The Whiskey Professor... Mr. Bottled in Bond. Also on the show is Jody Filiatreau, Artisan Distiller at Evan Williams. We have a great time tasting some great whiskey. Find out more about Evan Will…
 
It's Monday here and we are drinking bourbon! Today we have a 4 year old from JK Williams Distilling in Peoria Illinois. Gold Zephyr is a four year old small batch straight bourbon from the heartland of America. Be sure to listen in as we explore this respectable midwest whiskey with ties to Prohibition. Find out more about Gold Zephyr at https://w…
 
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. This week Jim and mike walk their way through the Master's Collection of Woodford Reserve. Over $600 in bourbon as we work hard to give you the down and dirty on these expressions. Find out more about Woodford Reserve at https://www.woodfordreserve.com/ and Good Times at https://www.facebook.com/Good-Tim…
 
The boys take a zig-zag on the bourbon road and zero in on the buttery goodness of Smooth Ambler's Old Scout 107 American Whiskey. Jim brings the bottle and Mike is taken by surprise as this skillfully crafted blend treats the palate and leaves a welcome finish. Be sure to listen in as the verdict comes down. Find out more about Old Scout at https:…
 
Jim and Mike stay out of the cold and record a long episode with Woodrow and a couple of great bottles. We drink some 15 year bourbon from Cathead Distillery called Old Soul. Also a fantastic honey barrel finished bourbon from Good Times. Find out more about Cathead at https://catheaddistillery.com/ and Good Times at https://www.facebook.com/Good-T…
 
Today we put on our "Big Boy Pants" and try the new Knob Creek 12 Year Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon. We are both big fans of Knob Creek, but we have not had a chance to dip into this one yet. Listen in as we pass judgement on this well known brand. Find out more about Knob Creek at https://www.knobcreek.com/ Thanks to our great sponsor for their …
 
Jim and Mike Hang out at the famous Bourbons Bistro in Louisville Kentucky with Jason Brauner. Jason is also the founder of Buzzard's Roost Sipping Whiskeys. He takes time, share his whiskey and guides us on a journey through the process of his double barreled liquid magic. Don't miss this one! Find out more about Buzzard's Roost. at https://www.bu…
 
Today we take another look at a Georgia Distillery that is putting out some pretty good product. We had their rye in episode 119 so we had to get their bourbon on as soon as possible. Listen in to find out how we like this 4 year old, 70% corn, 21% rye, & 9% malted barley bourbon from Thirteenth Colony. Find out more about Thirteenth Colony at http…
 
Jim and Mike get on the road again and head to Nashville Tennessee. On this trip they stop in at Pennington Distilling to sample the many expressions of Davidson Reserve. Don't miss this episode as the guys drink and chat at one of Tennessee's finest distilleries. Find out more about Pennington Distilling Co. at https://penningtondistillingco.com/ …
 
On this episode we try the Cask 111 from Chattanooga Whiskey. It's a Tennessee High Malt ringing in at 111 proof. It is a really surprising bottle, packed with flavor and it can be found for $45 in many markets. You definitely want to give this one a try, and make sure to share it with some friends! Find out more about Chattanooga Whiskey at https:…
 
Jim and Mike kick back in Zeke's house with Mike and James of the Nashville Barrel Company. Finally on the road again, the boys get to drink some great stuff with a couple of genuine whiskey friends in Nashville Tennessee. Make sure you check them out because they are putting out some amazing juice. Find out more about Nashville Barrel Company at h…
 
As Mike and I travel about trying bourbons and whiskeys from all over, every now and then we get to revisit and get blown away by some true artisans. Today is no exception as this week's Craft Distillery Monday is dedicated to Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn, New York. Our hats are off to the them! Find out more about Kings County at https://ww…
 
Jim and Mike sip on a few wheated bourbons while hanging out with country artist Josh Bogard. Weller and Makers are on the menu as we listen to a little of his best songs. The ladies are with us and So are a few Roadies. Don't miss this hi-fidelity episode. Find out more about Josh at https://www.facebook.com/JBdirtysouth/ Thanks to our sponsor for…
 
Booker Noe knew how to pick'em. I mean barrels... he could choose the right barrels from locations in different warehouses to make a great barrel strength release. Fred Noe continues that tradition today with the "Pigskin Batch" that pay homage to Booker's love of football. Listen in as the boys sip on a good one Find out more about Booker's at htt…
 
Jim and Mike hang out with Lucky Seven to review the Jokester and Holdout. Two of the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey expressions from Lucky Seven Spirits. Ashley Barnes, the "Witchy Woman" of bourbon joins us again as we sample her blending expertise in crafting these whiskies. Find out more about Lucky Seven at https://luckysevenspirits.com Tha…
 
A Craft Distillery Monday episode featuring the cask strength bourbon from Penelope. We have been pleasantly surprised by the bourbons coming across our bar lately. Penelope is no exception. This one definitely delivers on flavor. There is also a tasting note you will not want to miss out on. Be sure to listen in. Find out more about Penelope at ht…
 
Mike heads to the hills of Kentucky to visit with Discovery Channel Moonshiners Donnie and Teresa the Beattyville Hillbillies. They talk all things moonshine and sip on some of the good stuff! Find out more about our the Donnie and Teresa and all they have going on at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Moonshiners-Donnie-Teresa-The-Beatt…
 
We already know we love some whiskies form Utah. Thanks to a good friend out west, we get a chance to try the bourbon whiskey from Sugar House Distilling in Salt Lake City Utah. Listen in as the boys put this one though the gauntlet. Find out more about Sugar House Distillery at https://www.sugarhousedistillery.net/ Thanks to our great sponsor for …
 
Jim, Mike sip on the new "big boy" from Angel's Envy... the 2020 Cask Strength Bourbon release. In this episode they recap 2020 and talk about the highs and the lows and what is in store for 2021. Find out more about our private Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2612790862081576 Thanks to our sponsor for their s…
 
Something that you don't see very often is a Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whiskey. Jim and Mike are blessed with an early look at this expression from Leiper's Fork Distillery in Tennessee. Join us as we explore this whiskey and talk about what it takes to make a Tennessee Whiskey Find out more about the Leiper's Fork Distillery at https://leipersfork…
 
Jim, Mike and a few Roadies gather to fight it our in a "Blind Bottle Challenge". Also hear about our "Bourbon of the Year" and "Craft Distillery of the Year". Find out more about our private Facebook group "The Bourbon Roadies at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2612790862081576 Thanks to our great sponsors for their support in producing this episo…
 
It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here. Castle & Key has released their first whiskey product, Restoration Kentucky Rye Whiskey. A limited release of 60 barrels (~13,000 bottles) is making its way into the marketplace and getting snatched up just as fast. Find out more about the Castle & Key and the Restoration Kentucky Rye Whiskey …
 
Jim and Mike try some whiskey made in the period style of George Washington's Mount Vernon Distillery. We also talk about the Christmas of 1777 and the winter encampment at Valley Forge and the part whiskey played. Find out more about Mount Vernon Distillery at https://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/distillery/ Thanks to our great sponsors …
 
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