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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.
 
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Jim and Mike kick back in the still house at Leiper's Fork and host a jam session with rising country artist Josiah Siska. Great bourbon, awesome music and an amazing environment lead to the perfect "Still House Session" with our newest friend Josiah Siska. Don't miss this! Check out Josiah at: https://josiahsiska.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Leiper's Fork Straight Rye Whiskey. The first episode in the five episode series called "Stillhouse Sessions". Be sure to catch all five episodes in this series recorded in the Stillhouse at Leiper's Fork Distillery in Tennessee. You will not want to miss these. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "T…
 
Mike spends the day in Loretto Kentucky at Maker's Mark. He sits down in the Samuels house with Rob Samuels and gets a real history lesson as they sip on two of Makers Mark's Finest expressions. You definitely want to check this one out! More on Maker's Mark at https://www.makersmark.com/ Check out the bourbon Roadies private Facebook group. Make s…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon from the Cleveland Whiskey Company in Cleveland Ohio. With a Mash Bill of 51% Corn, 45% Wheat and 4% Malt, this may be the one of the highest wheat contents in a bourbon we have every seen. It's is finished with toasted oak and black cherry. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group…
 
Jim, Mike and Ashley Barnes of The Spirits Group judge the Roadies 2021 Blending Challenge and announce the winners. Ten entries get to compete in the finals and prizes are awarded to the "Best Blend" and the "Best Name" for a blend. This is an annual event so if you missed this one, be sure to get ready for next year! Check out the bourbon Roadies…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike review Walker’s Cay Straight Bourbon Finished with Sherry Cask Staves. This whiskey is from King Spirits but distilled at Green River Distillery in Owensboro Kentucky. Listen in as we review this 90 proof rye bourbon whiskey that might just get your attention. Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbo…
 
Jim and Mike spend a little time savoring Colorado whiskies with Mel Maddox from Old Elk. We taste through 4 expressions of their finest and get the whole story of Old Elk's beginnings. You are going to want to listen in as we taste some of the finest whiskey made outside of Kentucky!!! Check out Old Elk at https://www.oldelk.com/ Make sure you che…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike get to taste and review the new limited edition Maker's Marks Wood Finishing Series FAE-02. There may actually be fairies in this bottle! Listen in to get the real story of this new expression. Check out https://www.makersmark.com/wood-finishing-series-2021-release-fae-02 Be sure to check out our private Facebook group,…
 
Mike makes his way through the 2021 Bourbon Festival in Bardstown Kentucky. As a panelist and bourbon celebrity, Mike gets the full treatment as Roadies, attendees and bourbon royalty shout out high praises and raise the accomplishments of The Bourbon Road in this 200th episode. Thank you to all who enjoy what we do! Check out The Bourbon Road at h…
 
On this episode Jim and Mike cross the Mississippi to taste a single barrel wheated bourbon from the hometown of Buffalo Bill Cody. The distillery is Mississippi River Distilling and the bourbon is Cody Road Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Listen in!!! Check out https://www.mrdistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, …
 
On this episode Jim and Mike drink each of the six Benchmark expressions of the new Buffalo Trace Bourbon Collection. They give a full review of what they like and what they do not in this very new offering from Buffalo Trace. Definitely listen in to this episode to find out which one is the sleeper! Check out https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com…
 
On this episode, we finally sit down with our hometown bourbon "Bulleit". We dive into the standard 90 proof bourbon and give it a fair and honest review. Make sure to listen in to this episode as we pull no punches with the local favorite! Check out https://www.bulleit.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for…
 
On this episode Mike hangs out at Four Roses with Master Distiller Brent Elliott. They work their way through the expressions of of Four Roses Bourbon including the 2021 Four Roses Small Batch LE Bourbon. A lot of great Four Roses info is dropped in this session. Check it out! Find out more about Four Roses at: https://fourrosesbourbon.com/ Make su…
 
On this episode, we get a first look (and taste) of the new 2021 LE release from Four Roses Small Batch. We give all the details on how you can get your hands on this amazing bourbon. Listen in for details on how to get one! https://fourrosesbourbon.com/bourbon/limited-edition/2021-le-small-batch/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "T…
 
On this episode we sit down with Scott Neil, a retired Special Forces Veteran and founder/COO of Horse Soldier Bourbon. Listen in to his first hand account of Green Beret operations in Afghanistan following the attack of 9/11. Also hear the story of Horse Soldier Bourbon as we taste two expressions. Find out more about Horse Soldier at: https://hor…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a a new expression from our fiends and Beam. Basil Hayden Toast is a new addition to the Basil Hayden line. An expression representing an reimagined line. Don't miss out on this episode. Check out https://www.basilhaydenbourbon.com/toast Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourb…
 
On this episode we sit down with two bottles of Little Book from James B Beam Distilling Company. We taste Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 while discussing the new premium membership subscription called Barreled and Boxed. It will be limited to 500 members so waste no time! Find out more about Barreled and Boxed at: https://www.beamdistilling.com/barreled-…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a bottle sent to us by one of our listeners and friend of the show, James Drier. We haven't had an El Paso whiskey yet and are dying to crack the seal on this bottle. Remember, we want to know about your home town whiskeys. Let is know! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbo…
 
On this episode we sit down with Seth Benhaim, Chief Barrel Breaker at Broken Barrel Whiskey Company. Seth arrives in Shelby County Kentucky with a trunk full of excellent whiskies and we get down to business. You do not want to muss this! Find out more about Broken Barrel at: https://www.brokenbarrelwhiskey.com/ Make sure you check out The Bourbon…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a new bottle of Off Hours Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Surprised by the simplicity of the label and the companies message, Jim and Mike dive into this new expression with an open mind and a ready palate. Don't miss this review! Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" f…
 
This week the boys get the lay of the land in Frankfort Kentucky for this fall's "Bourbon On The Banks" event. You do not want to miss out on the all out fun weekend happening October 22nd and 23rd in Frankfort. We will be there as well! Find out more about Bourbon On The Banks at: https://bourbononthebanks.org/ Make sure you check out The Bourbon …
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we try a single barrel expression of rye from Union Horse Distilling out of Kansas. At 126+ proof, this bottle took both us both by surprise. Definitely a bold and layered 5 year old rye in this bottle. Find out more about Union Horse at: https://www.unionhorse.com/ Thanks to our great sponsor for their su…
 
This week we welcome on Susan and Traci from Barrel Proof Bourbon Barrel Bark. They take a little time out of their busy schedules to show Mike and I how to Smoke Your Bourbon. We love our bourbon and also our smokers, so this was a match made in heaven. We also introduce the girls toa couple of bourbons. Find out more about Barrel Proof at: https:…
 
On this "Craft Distillery Monday", Jim and Mike try the new Russell's Reserve 13 year Bourbon. This bottle has been out a little under 2 months and has grabbed a great deal of fanfare. Some call ti the 2021 Bourbon of the Year. We will hold our judgment till we taste if for ourselves. Find out more about The Bourbon Roadies at: https://www.facebook…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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://…
 
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…
 
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://…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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:/…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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