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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

223 - From Liquor Store to Distillery with Ken Lewis of New Riff

10/17/2019
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New Riff is a name that has become synonymous with bourbon lovers. You may have recalled our conversation with Jay Erisman, Vice President, back on Episode 072, but this time we get to speak with Owner, Ken Lewis, who drives a bunch of the decision making behind the company. It feels like an episode of How I Built This as we get to hear Ken’s story. From owning and hustling liquor stores to eventually selling all that to start a distillery, hiring some great people, and having a few strokes...

Duration:01:12:58

Whiskey Quickie: Charbay R5 Lot No. 5

10/15/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SGUrugu2Zc&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Charbay R5 Lot No. 5. This hop flavored whiskey comes in at 99 proof and a $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 producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review....

Duration:00:01:34

222 - Do Bourbon Brands Care About Their Customers?

10/10/2019
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If you’re a bourbon die hard, you’ve probably asked yourself this question, “Do bourbon brands care about me?”. You know what I’m talking about because you join in on the conversation when distilleries increase prices or you get angry because your barrel picking group has been snubbed out for allocation reasons. The Bourbon Pursuit team takes a hard look at many of the larger whiskey producers by looking at some of their past actions. But if you’re the whiskey producer, what would you do in...

Duration:01:01:16

Whiskey Quickie: Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon

10/8/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5B61zDGCMo&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon. This 5 year old bourbon comes in at 99 proof and a $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 courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this...

Duration:00:01:27

221 - Blending, Finishing, and Sourcing with Joe Beatrice and Tripp Stimson of Barrell Bourbon

10/3/2019
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Today is all about Barrell Bourbon. We had Joe and Tripp back on Episode 164, but it’s time we get an update on what’s happening with this team. We talk more about the flavors they are pulling from different states of distillation and how that goes into the blend as well as hearing about their newest release of the American Vatted Malt Whiskey. We then talk about some gripes with the TTB, take another stab at online sales, and then look to the future with new dovetail offerings while...

Duration:01:12:24

Whiskey Quickie: 2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

10/1/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OakQcL3RA_o] On this special edition of Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in five 60 second reviews. The collection includes: Sazerac Rye 18 Year, Eagle Rare 17 Year, George T. Stagg, Thomas H. Handy, and William Larue Weller. Each bottle has a suggested retail price of $99. Which is going to be our favorite this year? Watch and find out. Cheers! Whiskey Quickie is brought to you by Barrell Bourbon....

Duration:00:07:24

220 - The Van Winkle Family and Bourbon Community Roundtable #37

9/26/2019
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This episode is a twofer. You get the Van Winkle Family and the Bourbon Community Roundtable all in one which took place at Bourbon & Beyond 2019. Julian gives history about the brand and the timeline of when it became a part of the Sazerac portfolio. One of Julian’s daughters talks about the emergence of Pappy & Co and how she is more of a tequila person and never really gets to drink any of the family bourbon. Preston talks about their involvement with crack down of the secondary market...

Duration:01:25:34

Whiskey Quickie: Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Reserve

9/24/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDrrFWfbuM&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Bardstown Bourbon Company Phifer Pavitt Reserve. This 9 year old bourbon comes in at 107 proof and $124.99 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. We were not compensated by the...

Duration:00:01:27

219 - Limited Edition Bourbon vs Single Barrel Picks with Mikey Conrad

9/19/2019
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Hunting for rare bourbon is hard these days so many people have gravitated to single barrel selections as a way to combat it in the hopes of getting a stellar bourbon that is less expensive and more appealing. On this episode, we blind taste our way through a series of five comparisons where we try to see if a single barrel store pick can compete with past limited editions. We see if Weller CYPB, Booker’s Rye, 2016 Four Roses Single Barrel, and Elijah Craig 18 are worth the price. We also...

Duration:01:10:40

Whiskey Quickie: Fern Creek Rare Bourbon

9/17/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldUgJSLO38&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Fern Creek Bourbon 2019 Exceptional & Rare. This bourbon is non-age stated, 87.5 proof, and $180 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. We were not compensated by the spirit producer...

Duration:00:01:35

218 - The Contract Bourbon Business with David Mandell, Co-Founder of Bardstown Bourbon Company

9/12/2019
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Some people thought it was crazy to build a business doing 100% contract distilling. David Mandell, Former President and CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company, told us this back on Episode 019. Four years later, we catch up with him to see how the operation has tripled from its original plan. This podcast covers what it takes to be a client of Bardstown Bourbon Company and how they are making 40 different mash bills for them. From the business side, we talk about building a destination for...

Duration:00:59:55

Whiskey Quickie: Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch

9/10/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYJvlfZOWWE&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch. This bourbon comes in at 112.6 proof and $140 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. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for...

Duration:00:01:29

217 - Pernod Acquires Jefferson’s, Festivals, the Artificial Tongue, and EU Tariffs on Bourbon Community Roundtable #36

9/5/2019
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Welcome to Bourbon Heritage Month where it’s full of awesome festivals like Bourbon and Beyond. We dive into the show talking about Pernod's intent to acquire Castle Brands which Jefferson’s is a major portfolio player and if $223 million was a good deal. We comment on PBR's newest whiskey which is aged for a grand total of 5 seconds. Next is looking at the artificial tongue and what this could mean to the future of the industry. We wrap it up examining EU tariffs and it’s impact 1 year...

Duration:01:12:30

Whiskey Quickie: Kentucky Owl Confiscated

9/3/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE2aooIeNE8&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Kentucky Owl Confiscated. This non-age stated bourbon comes in at 96.4 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 us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this...

Duration:00:01:30

216 - The Man Behind Peerless with Corky Taylor

8/29/2019
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There’s a new chapter in the history books for Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company. A thriving distillery that had been lost during prohibition is now reemerging right in the heart of downtown Louisville. Corky Taylor, CEO of Peerless, joins the show to share his story. After being bored with retirement, Corky decided to risk it on building a distillery and fighting with a team of lawyers to reclaim their original DSP-50 designation. We talk more about their rye, the recent bourbon release,...

Duration:01:10:07

Whiskey Quickie: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B519

8/27/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNqSQXFlnvA&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B519. This 12 year old bourbon comes from Heaven Hill, is 122.2 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 producer. We were not compensated by the spirit...

Duration:00:01:32

215 - Cocktails for the Right Occasion with Molly Wellmann and Bill Whitlow

8/22/2019
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Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Gold Rush, Seelbach, Pink Lady. These are all names we associate with standard cocktail menus. Today, we invite Molly Wellmann, owner of Japp's, and Bill Whitlow, owner of Rich's Proper, to look at the influence bourbon has had on the bartending culture and when should you use a particular bourbon in a staple cocktail. We then examine the changes of the season and how tastes change between having something refreshing to dark and oaky. It’s all about cocktails for...

Duration:01:23:29

Whiskey Quickie: Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon

8/20/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD3dvtmufms] On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Jeptha Creed Straight 4-Grain Bourbon. This 2 year old bourbon is made with Bloody Butcher Corn, comes in at 98 proof and a $50 MSRP. Let us know what you think. 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. We were not compensated by the...

Duration:00:01:30

214 - Jack & Jim: What's the Difference?

8/15/2019
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What happens when you get master distillers from two largest rivaling brands together? Actually, some pretty good jokes. Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, and Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s, take the stage at Bourbon and Beyond to field questions asked by Fred Minnick. They talk about BBQ, celebrities, mash bills, the Lincoln County Process, and if Jack Daniels is actually a bourbon. Bourbon and Beyond 2019 will take place September 20th through the 22nd so if you want...

Duration:00:55:42

Whiskey Quickie: Parker's Heritage Collection 13th Edition Heavy Char Rye Whiskey

8/13/2019
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvvWUkdsRPw&w=560&h=315]On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review the 13th edition of the Parker's Heritage Collection. This 8 year old heavy char rye whiskey comes in at 105 proof and $149.99 MSRP. 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. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for...

Duration:00:01:28