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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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Jim, Mike join a couple of Roadies to sip on Eagle Rare and Russell's 10 Year while discussing the recent TV series on Netflix called Heist. In this series (Ep. 5 & 6 Bourbon King) explores the details behind the 2013 theft of Pappy Van Winkle. Listen in to this great conversation. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook.co…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Dubliner Irish Whiskey. This 3 year old whiskey is 80 proof and $30 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 produc…
 
Mike returns from his Oregon fishing trip and wouldn't you know he has a wheated whiskey in hand. So today on Craft Distillery Monday, we review McMenamins Billy Wheated Whiskey. Pay no mind to the goat on the label even though Mike thinks it is funny! Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2612790862081576 Than…
 
On this Bourbon Community Roundtable, we do an in-depth analysis of The Bourbon King, two episodes from the Netflix series Heist. Now I have to warn you, if you haven't seen it yet this is full of spoilers. If you plan on watching it, go watch it and then come back and listen. On the 2nd half of the episode, we talk about the new executive order co…
 
Mike travels west and discovers some great single malt American whiskies at Westward Whiskey in Portland Oregon. Be sure to listen in as we take a side road and discover some great whiskies of the American Northwest. Find out more about Westward Whiskey at: https://westwardwhiskey.com/ Thanks to our great sponsor for their support in producing this…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Three Chord Strange Collaboration Batch 1. This 2-6 year old finished bourbon is 99 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…
 
We look hard at the new small batch bourbon from Kirkland. Kirkland is Costco's store brand and currently they are filling their bottles with bourbon from the Barton 1792 Distillery. Listen in as we analyze this bourbon and give you the hard facts. Spoiler alert... it's $18 per liter. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook…
 
$1000 bottles, store price gouging, and bots taking bottles. These are some of the most annoying trends with bourbon releases. The team gets together and analyzes what we're seeing in the current environment and air some grievances, but we always try to find a silver lining on what we see as some positive trends as well. Show Partners: Catoctin Cre…
 
Jim and Mike review both Wild Turkey 101 and Weller Special Reserve in this retrospective episode looking back at the last 2-1/2 years of The Bourbon Road Podcast. Listen in as they review these bourbons and talk about lessons learned and goals achieved. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2612790862081576 Th…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Bradshaw Bourbon. This 2 year old bourbon is 103.8 proof and $40 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.…
 
Mike brings another "wheater" for a review. David Nicholson 1843 hails from Luxco in Bardstown Kentucky and is a true wheated bourbon with a long history. Actually beginning in 1843 in St. Louis, then being acquired by WL Weller and Pappy Van Winkle then ultimately by Luxco. At $25 you can't beat it. Find out more about David Nicholson at: https://…
 
We talk about barrel picks all the time on the show and we do 40-50 barrels selections per year with our private barrel program. But instead of hearing us talk about it, let's hear some stories from the people that live and breathe it every day. We're joined by Macaulay Minton of Wilderness Trail and John Wadell of Peerless Distilling. Both of thes…
 
The week we lay out all the ground rules for this years bourbon blending challenge. Make sure to listen in as we sip on a couple of our own blends while talking about this years challenge. Be sure to listen in and read our July 6th blog to get all the details on how you can enter. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook.com…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Heaven's Door Redbreast Master Blenders Edition. This 10 year old finished bourbon is 100 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 …
 
Today we review the Old Forester Rye. At 100 proof this rye has earned itself a place in the well at many bars. It's a solid Kentucky Rye with a higher than expected malted barley content. This leads to an interesting flavor profile you won't find in any other rye. At $23 a bottle it is a great bargain! Find out more about Old Forester at: https://…
 
Lisa Wicker should be a household name to any bourbon enthusiast. You will get to learn about her pedigree of industry and blending experience in this episode. Before ever meeting Lisa, people in the industry would tell me she had one of the best palates. She has been involved with lots of brands from the very beginning and played a critical role t…
 
Mike enjoys a sit down with Rob Arnold, Master Distiller of TX Bourbon (of Firestone and Robertson Distilling Company) in Fort Worth Texas. It's an episode with many expressions and some great whiskey science! You definitely want to tune in for this one to learn more about how Texas does whiskey, Find out more about TX Bourbon at https://www.frdist…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Still Austin Cask Strength. This 2 year old bourbon is 118 proof and $65 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…
 
Today the boys review a "green" standard in Kentucky. Voted Top bourbon under $15 by Fred himself. We will pick this one apart and let you know if it deserves a place in your suitcase during your next visit to Kentucky. You can only get it here so listen in and see what it is all about! Find out more about Heaven Hill at: https://heavenhilldistille…
 
As bourbon grows with popularity, so do the prices. The roundtable comes together to discuss how to price bourbon and if there is a good formula that can make everyone happy. There are lots of new sourced brands on the market, and more and more investors coming in every week to buy barrels, what will the sourced market look like in a few years? Las…
 
Mike enjoys an evening with a couple of Georgia boys who are doing whiskey right!. Legends distillery of Cumming Georgia is taking the world by storm right now with their patented Quantum Purity technology. Their 115 Wheated Bourbon was a big hit on our CDM episode. They have over 27 awards for their whiskies! Find out more about Legends at https:/…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Michter's 10 Year Bourbon 2021 Release. This 10 year old bourbon is 94.4 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 …
 
It's a real treat to sit down with this special whiskey today. Three Chord always hits it out of the park, and this time we expect no less. Today we review the Strange Collaboration bourbon finished in Pinot Noir barrels from Strange Family Vineyard. Get ready for some exceptional tasting notes! Find out more about Three Chord at: https://threechor…
 
Back in 2018 when we launched Pursuit Series single barrels, we didn't know where we were headed. We just knew it was fun to select barrels and get them out there. Little did we know, we would be heading down a path that would create a blend that just won Runner-Up in the first ever Ascot Awards. Pursuit United is a culmination of over a year of wo…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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