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The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.

The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.


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The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.








Derek Trucks Remembers The Allman Brothers Band, Reveals His 'Viking" Bourbon Source and Sips on Weller, Parker's Heritage, Jefferson's and 1940s Four Roses

TFMS Podcast Derek Trucks On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks joins Fred for a spirited conversation with plenty of whiskey sipping along the way. Trucks, co-founder of the Tedeschi Trucks Band (with wife Susan Tedeschi) and member of the Allman Brothers Band, has been a professional musician since his teen-age years, when he performed with Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Stephen Stills and others. Here are the bourbons they tasted: Weller...


Country Star Jordan Davis Sips Larceny, Parker's Heritage, Talks Music in a Pandemic

Fred’s guest on this episode is country singer Jordan Davis, whose eponymous EP was released in May as a follow-up to his 2018 debut, Home State. The whiskey-centric show starts with a brief discussion about beard grooming, then gets into Jordan’s first hand experience with Jefferson’s Ocean barrels, Fred’s 1-year-old son Julian and his fascination with Fred’s stuff, the evils of bad whiskey, Jordan’s family’s whiskey bootlegging traditions and plenty more, including the pandemic's effect on...


Kyla Jade of 'The Voice' Talks Bourbon, Star Trek and Tornadoes - and Gets a Little Sassy

In this episode, Fred does a bourbon tasting with Kyla Jade, a Nashville-based singer who was a contestant on Season 14 of “The Voice.” During their time together, they cover a number of diverse topics, Kyla – who is a tequila fan – gets a lesson in how to taste whiskey, and they also talk about life during the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted her to write more songs and to set up a music studio so she can record at home since she isn’t able to go on the road to perform. Here are the...


Emerson Hart of Tonic Falls In Love With Kentucky Owl, Talks Music, History and More

In this episode, Emerson Hart, front man for platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated band Tonic, talks with Fred about the music business, life in a pandemic, "Animal House," the power of music, wine and plenty more. One key topic of conversation is just how much our culture misses live music during the age of coronavirus. Of course, whiskey was involved, as Emerson is huge fan and an experienced taster, and the two made their way through a flight of four, discussing everything from Cracker...


NFL star Ndamukong Suh Sips 1940s Four Roses And Reveals Tom Brady Is Favorite QB To Hit

National Football League defensive star Ndamukong Suh, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sips bourbon with Fred, talks about his role in female-led Saint Liberty Whiskey, his new team and reveals his favorite quarterback to sack is none other than Tom Brady -- who now is his teammate. Along the way, they sip a Boone County barrel pick, vintage Four Roses from the WWII era, Jefferson's Reserve and more. FOLLOW NDAMUKONG:


Lee Brice: Talking Whiskey, Country Music and Sipping the Greatest Bourbon Ever Made

On this episode, Fred interviews country singer-songwriter Lee Brice, who this year won an American Country Music Award for his single "Rumor." He also has won ACM awards for songs such as "I Don't Dance" and "I Drive Your Truck." During the show, Fred and Lee sip several bourbons, including a vintage Hirsch, which Fred calls one of the greatest bourbons ever made. Here's what they tasted and discussed, along with chatting about everything from Sweetens Cove Batch 1, 13 years, 102.18 Proof...


IMAJ Talks Racism, Confederate Monuments, Country Music and About Her Creative Process

Black Country music singer / songwriter IMAJ opens up about the problems facing the United States and how racism is a systemic issue. This episode does not include a whiskey tasting, but rather delves deep into Confederate monuments, the death of George Floyd and much more. This important interview also showcases a rising star, who let's people in on her creative process for letting her emotions into music.


Meghan Patrick dishes on country music, bourbon, hunting and her breakup with Jack Daniel’s

Talented country artist Meghan Patrick sits down virtually with Fred this week to sip and talk whiskey. The conversation goes from a mutual love of Cheez-Its, wearing sweat pants during quarantine, bear hunting in Canada, dealing with “miserable” Internet trolls, and her bitter breakup with Jack Daniel’s. Meghan surprisingly picks Woodinville Whiskey over contenders like Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, Smooth Amber Contradiction, Weller Antique Collection and Elijah Craig 12 year old,...


Daryl Hall: 50 Years of Hits, New Music in the Works and Embracing Bourbon

Darryl Hall, one half of legendary hitmakers Hall & Oates, talks with Fred about his transition from wine to whiskey, the transformation of how modern listeners find music, five decades of entertaining fans both young and old and, of course, his favorite bourbons. During the chat, they sip Wild Turkey Revival, Four Gate, vintage Old Shenley and a couple of craft distillery bourbons. The two also bonded over a common tragedy in their life--Lyme disease. Yeah, they agreed, that sucked. FOLLOW...


"Nobody Wants To See Their Baby Burn," - Distiller Who Lost Distillery In Minnesota Riots

"Nobody wants to see their baby burn," said Chris Montana, founder of Du Nord Spirits, who lost his distillery in the Minnesota riots. A break from regular programming, Fred takes a moment of solidarity and shares a snippet of his recent diversity panel that included Fawn Weaver (New York Times Bestselling Author and CEO, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Clay Risen (Deputy Op-Ed Editor, New York Times), Tracie Franklin (Glenfiddich Ambassador), Melvin Keebler (VP and AGM, Jack Daniel...


Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More Tastes Vintage Old Schenley Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and More While Talking DIY, Greta Van Fleet, Subjectivity and White Claw

Fred and the talented Jonny Hawkins, front man for Nothing More, taste their way through Old Schenley Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon, Foursquare Rum, High West Bourye and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof whiskey. Along the way, they talk Greta Van Fleet, talk DIY mindsets, subjectivity in music and bourbon, stray kittens and White Claw.


Avenged Sevenfold: Johnny Christ Sips Lagavulin 16 Year Old, Stagg Jr., Rare Breed 291 Colorado Whiskey and More In this BONUS livestream recording

Fred sits down with the supremely talented Johnny Christ over a good dram. They're sipping: 291 Rye, Lagavulin 16 year, Stagg jr., Rare Breed, and Maker's Private Select. This simulcast was recorded before a live streaming audience, with listeners asking questions of the two, and the conversation included topics ranging from Laphroaig 10 to songwriting to where American whiskey is headed.


Ashley McBryde Sips Elijah Craig 18-year-old and Gives Us All Hope In The Pandemic

Winner of Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Ashley McBryde schools Fred on how to deal with the Pandemic. And he needed that. Meanwhile, Fred is in awe of Ashley's bourbon knowledge and collection. Like a couple of friends, they sip, talk and chat about the past.


Chase Rice Talks Football, Moonshine, Jack Daniel's and Falls in Love with a Wheated Bourbon

One of Country Music's greatest talents drinks some real moonshine, falls for Old Fitzgerald 15 year old and talks with Fred about his time with a NASCAR pit crew, playing college football at North Carolina, touring with Garth Brooks and his interest in having a moonshine distillery.


Chase Rice Talks Football, Moonshine, Jack Daniel's and Falls in Love with a Wheated Bourbon

One of Country Music's greatest talents drinks some real moonshine and talks about his football and NASCAR days with Fred.


The Simpsons in a Pandemic: What Harry Shearer Character Would Drink Wine? Plus, Shearer Is On A Mission To Save Live Music and More

Harry Shearer is one of the most talented and funny people on Earth, and perhaps other worlds given he’s an alien in ‘The Simpsons.’ On this week’s show, over Skype and with wine, Fred sits down with the heralded voice of ‘Ned Flanders’ and ‘Mr. Burns’ and sips wine, while discussing music, the Pandemic and more. Along the way, Harry talks about a host of topics, from cooking at home to life in New Orleans being lived "in the streets" to Spinal Tap. Harry’s list of ‘The Simpsons’ characters...


Mick Fleetwood Sips George T. Stagg, Reveals He Misses Hugs While Isolated, And Talks About Bandmates Peter Green And Neil Finn

When the great Mick Fleetwood sips some good whiskey with Fred Minnick over Zoom, the iconic Fleetwood Mac drummer digs deep into his personal life and shares details of his life he never has before. Along the way, he talks olfactory, missing hugs and restaurants during the pandemic and Peter Green, whom he credits for founding Fleetwood Mac. Follow Mick Fleetwood Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:...


BONUS: NFL All Pro Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph Sips Bourbon With Fred

Kyle Rudolph is one of the best tight ends in the game and is an even better person. When, through a mutual friend, Fred found out Kyle was a bourbon fan, he made sure to connect and sip some whiskey! The pair enjoyed tastes of Weller Full Proof, Four Roses 2014 Single Barrel, Barrel Bourbon Gray Label 15 year and more while talking football, life in the Twin Cities, protecting your best bottles and more.


Amigo The Devil Hates Vodka, Loves Good Bourbon And Talks About His Time on Tinder

Is he country? Death metal? Or acoustic genius? Amigo The Devil is a brilliant musician who doesn't exactly fit in a genre with his guitar and hard lyrics. He's also one helluva conversationalist. And like Fred, he hates vodka. Good man! As they sip Old Fitzgerald Birthday Bourbon and Belle Meade Bourbon, they talk about why vodka sucks, food favorites (including nuts) and why Amigo will never drink a martini. Follow Amigo The Devil Follow Fred


Slipknot's Clown: 'I Drink Bourbon Out of' of Grammy Award, Reveals 'True' Feelings About Band's Music

In a rare, full-on tell all, the legendary Clown (real name: M. Shawn Crahan) explains the meaning of the mask, what he thinks about the Grammys and reveals candidly what Slipknot's music means to him. And, of course, he and Fred sip the band's signature Cedar Ridge whiskey, No. 9 Reserve. Clown lets it all loose in this interview. FOLLOW FRED Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: SPONSORS...