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The Official Podcast of Bourbon. Featuring interviews with people making the bourbon industry happen. Bourbon Pursuit invites icons in the bourbon industry to tell their story. Topics range from brands, distillation techniques, speculation on the market, and more. Guests include master distillers, tasters, production managers, bloggers, authors, pundits and more.

The Official Podcast of Bourbon. Featuring interviews with people making the bourbon industry happen. Bourbon Pursuit invites icons in the bourbon industry to tell their story. Topics range from brands, distillation techniques, speculation on the market, and more. Guests include master distillers, tasters, production managers, bloggers, authors, pundits and more.
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The Official Podcast of Bourbon. Featuring interviews with people making the bourbon industry happen. Bourbon Pursuit invites icons in the bourbon industry to tell their story. Topics range from brands, distillation techniques, speculation on the market, and more. Guests include master distillers, tasters, production managers, bloggers, authors, pundits and more.

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Episodes

162 - The Largest Bourbon Festival of 2018 - Bourbon & Beyond

8/16/2018
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Where can you see Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Bourbon Pursuit, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Russell, Sting, Fred Noe, and more! Only at Bourbon & Beyond Festival 2018! The entire Bourbon Pursuit Team is together for the first time to talk about the festival, the music , the Bourbon+ seminars, and a few backstage stories from last year. Oh yeah... you can win tickets to be there with us, visit Facebook and get entered to win. Sponsors: Get upfront and honest life insurance quotes in less than 10...

Duration:01:00:22

161 - Blind Battle of Private Barrel Selections with Ben Pickett and Paul Warnott

8/9/2018
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It's time for the blind battle of private barrel selections! Three heavyweight bouts between barrels that have sweet stickers and demand a hefty market price. During this fight of flights we are joined by Ben Pickett and Paul Warnott to discuss blind tasting strategies, barrel selection processes, and overall thoughts on our competing picks. Show Notes: Speed Museum's Art of BourbonFred MinnickRussell's Reserve Blind Monkey[Buffalo Trace Results between Bourbon Community Roundtable, The...

Duration:01:16:19

160 - Kentucky Owl: The Growth, Passion, and... Theme Park? with Dixon Dedman

8/2/2018
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Kentucky Owl has amassed a cult following. It hit the market in 2014 but didn't gain nationwide sensation until recently. Dixon Dedman joins the show to talk about the Stoli investment, huge rye releases, and what's in store for Batch 8 this fall. Listen as we talk about burnout as Dixon continues bussing tables and making fried chicken at the Beaumont Inn while building a brand. Sponsors: Sterling Cut Glass is the Official Glassware of Bourbon Pursuit. They are offering FREE etched...

Duration:01:06:06

159 - Looking to the Horizon and What's Next with Ed Bley

7/26/2018
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Everyone has some news to share this week. We welcome, Fred Minnick, as a new co-host to the show and kick off a new segment called "Above the Char". Ed Bley, multi-appearance guest on the show, has some news to share as well. Can you guess what it is? What's going to happen to Old Baldy? What's on the horizon for everyone? Enjoy this week's episode! Sponsors: Sterling Cut Glass is the Official Glassware of Bourbon Pursuit. They are offering FREE etched samples to whiskey societies...

Duration:00:59:54

158 - Bourbon Archeology and Forgotten Distilleries with Nick Laracuente

7/19/2018
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There used to be thousands of distilleries spread across Kentucky at houses, farms, and industrial sites. As time moved through the industrial revolution, prohibition, and the clear spirit movement, many of these became ruins and were long forgotten. Nick Laracuente has dedicated years to uncovering these forgotten pieces of history as an effort to piece together their story. He is also on the forefront of Buffalo Trace's Bourbon Pompeii exhibit. Listen to this episode as Nick tells his...

Duration:00:59:01

157 - A Willett Family Tradition with Even and Britt Kulsveen at the Kentucky Derby Museum Legends Series

7/12/2018
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It's a tradition that has remained in the hands of the family for generations. Willett Distillery is one of the most recognized brands for bourbon enthusiasts and has accumulated a cult status. Even Kulsveen has seen the struggles and highs of his industry but had foresight to buy aged whiskey stocks when they were plentiful which put the spotlight on this brands. With Britt Kulsveen at the helm as their new President, this family is making bigger waves than before. Listen to their story...

Duration:01:21:25

156 - The Business of Vintage Whiskey with Justin Sloane of Justin's House of Bourbon and Larry Rice of The Silver Dollar

7/5/2018
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How are businesses able to take advantage of Kentucky's House Bill 100 or better known as the Vintage Spirits Law? Today’s show features two opposite side of the spectrum. We have one side doing retail with Justin Sloane at Justin’s House of Bourbon in Lexington, and the other is on-premise at a restaurant with Larry Rice of the famed Silver Dollar in Louisville. Both of these places are known for having unique bourbons on the menu and we get an inside scoop into how this law has effected...

Duration:01:07:59

155 - Barton's Warehouse, Sazerac Lawsuits, and New Releases on Bourbon Community Roundtable #22

6/28/2018
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Pretty sure everyone has heard about Barton 1792's Warehouse collapsing but we take our stab at some chaos theories. Brian Harra from Sipp'n Corn defended Castle and Key against Sazerac in a lawsuit and won. And the second half of the show is discussing all the new releases that are set to debut. Sponsors: Sterling Cut Glass is the Official Glassware of Bourbon Pursuit. They are offering FREE etched samples to whiskey societies nationwide! Simply email spirits@sterlingcutglass.com,...

Duration:01:23:24

154 - "That Factory in Indiana" With Former Master Distiller at MGP, Greg Metze

6/21/2018
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The spotlight is set on the man who has made non-distilling producers famous. It's an exclusive podcast to the operations behind one of the largest distilleries in the world. Our guest spent nearly 40 years with that very famous Indiana distillery. It's safe to say, Greg Metze probably produced more bourbon and rye in a single year than some master distillers will in a lifetime once you hear about the size and scale of MGP. Old Elk

Duration:00:57:29

153 - Risking It All on Barrel Finishes with Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy

6/14/2018
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Wes Henderson ran with his father's idea of doing port barrel finished bourbon. He weathered the storm of critics and let the product carve a new path where barrel finishes are now commonplace. It caught the eye of Bacardi and is continuing to grow with their own distillery that's now up and running. We talk about brand loyalty, social media, acquisitions, and business models when it comes to bourbon and spirits. Sponsors: Sterling Cut Glass is the Official Glassware of Bourbon Pursuit....

Duration:00:55:00

152 - How Bourbon Used To Be and Adapting To a New Market with Guthrie McKay of Toddy's Liquors

6/7/2018
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You know when people say "I miss the good 'ol days"? Guthrie McKay is one of them. He has seen the bourbon renaissance flourish as he's been nestled in a small little liquor store in downtown Bardstown called Toddy's Liquors. Toddy's has almost become a stop on its own as people visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Listen as Guthrie tells stories of taking customers to visit Booker and Parker, his run in with Bill Thomas, and how the current boom has made him adapt business. Sponsors: ...

Duration:01:07:12

151 - Apps, Distributor Games, and a New Era of Decanters on Bourbon Community Roundtable #21

5/31/2018
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The craft beer and wine world has good apps, why doesn't bourbon? Have you started to see Henry McKenna games start with liquor stores and distributors? Are we entering a new era of specialty bourbon decanters to appeal to an audience that will bite? We investigate the reasons why it's so hard to make bourbon apps popular. Tell true stories from the front lines of distributors bullying store owners on purchasing cases of Henry McKenna. Reveal our opinions on the new Old Fitzgerald...

Duration:01:09:59

150 - Is Jack Daniel's a Bourbon? The Truth with Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel's Distillery

5/24/2018
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Is Jack Daniel's a bourbon? It's a question that has been asked thousands of times over and there never really seems to be a good answer. It's about time you hear it from the man himself, the one who helps make every drop of that charcoal mellowed goodness, Jeff Arnett, the Master Distiller at Jack Daniel's Distillery. We talk about the Lincoln County Process and if that changes the terminology from "Bourbon" to "Tennessee Whiskey" or if it can even be replicated in other parts of the...

Duration:01:19:19

149 - The Art and Gamble of Bourbon Blending with Ed Bley of Old Baldy

5/17/2018
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Picking a single barrel out of a line up seems relatively simple when compared to blending tens or hundreds of barrels together to hit a specific bourbon taste profile. Where does that process begin? Do you start with a few and keep taste testing? Is it a math formula of X spicy barrels to Y sweet barrels? This episode features Ed Bley, blender behind the underground phenomenon known as Old Baldy. We ask Ed what it's like to go from picking single barrels to learning how to blend multiple...

Duration:01:05:08

148 - The Noe Family History and some Little Book at the 2018 Kentucky Derby Museum's Legend Series

5/10/2018
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Are you looking for an in-depth story on the Beam family history and how Fred and Freddie Noe are cementing their place in it? Look no further than the 2018 Kentucky Derby Museum's Legend Series. This episode will cover some of the fun times that were had by Booker, Fred, and Freddie and how the new release of Little Book is coming to be a yearly distribution. Fred Minnick is the host of the show as he covers many of the aspects of the family business, how they came up in the ranks, and...

Duration:01:38:25

147 - Longbranch, Anti Spirit Awards, and Lack of Press Release News on the Bourbon Community Roundtable #20

5/3/2018
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Will Longbranch slowly phase out Wild Turkey 81? Did you know that 92% of the entrants in the 2017 San Francisco World Spirit Awards won a medal? Did Buffalo Trace start aiming too high? We examine all of these topics much more in depth in this edition of the Bourbon Community Roundtable. State of Logic Podcast connect the dots on relevant topics with interesting people as their guests. They explore recent books, culture, movies, science, politics and other random thoughts about life. ...

Duration:01:23:48

146 - The Unheard History of Maker's Mark with Bill Samuels Jr, Chairman Emeritus

4/26/2018
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Maker's Mark is easily the most iconic brand in bourbon. But did you know the brand would have probably ceased to exist if Bill Samuels Jr didn't try and sell his Dad's whiskey? Get ready to hear the untold history of how Bill Samuels Jr turned his Dad's hobby of making whiskey from a few barrels a week into the powerhouse it is today. State of Logic Podcast connect the dots on relevant topics with interesting people as their guests. They explore recent books, culture, movies, science,...

Duration:01:16:00

145 - Bourbon Tariffs - Threat or No Importance? With Economic Professors Conor Lennon and Keith Teltser

4/19/2018
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The threats of a global trade war have been looming over the past few months. Sparked by an EU attempt to lower the tariff on steel imports, they targeted American products such as peanut butter and bourbon. What sort of economic impact would a bourbon tariff have on exports to other countries? How does that trickle back into Bardstown, KY and the growing market? Does it even matter? On this episode, we are joined by University of Louisville's Economic Professors, Conor Lennon and Keith...

Duration:01:07:31

144 - Judging the San Francisco World Spirits Competition with Anthony Dias Blue

4/12/2018
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What does a bourbon that receives double gold actually mean? Are the whiskies judged blind? We learn all this and more as the Executive Director of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Anthony Dias Blue, joins the show to give us an inside glimpse to the bourbons that can be entered and dispels some myths if it's a "pay to play" atmosphere. State of Logic Podcast connect the dots on relevant topics with interesting people as their guests. They explore recent books, culture,...

Duration:00:55:19

143 - MGP vs Tennessee Bourbon, WL Weller CYPB, and Shipping on Bourbon Community Roundtable #19

4/5/2018
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Do you snuff at $100 MGP bourbon and will sourced Dickel be the next wave of NDPs? What does House Bill 400 really mean when it comes to shipping booze from Kentucky? And finally Buffalo Trace announced their new line of CYPB but who really wanted 95 proof Weller? We touch on all these topics and more on this Bourbon Community Roundtable episode. State of Logic Podcast connect the dots on relevant topics with interesting people as their guests. They explore recent books, culture, movies,...

Duration:01:06:30