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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.


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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.








Actor Chantelle Albers Interview

Chantelle Albers is starring in the new Lionsgate movie TWO SINNERS AND A MULE opposite Cam Gigandet (TWILIGHT) and Hannah James (Starz's "Outlander"). Screenrant calls it “a Western thriller with a strong female twist,” and can now be seen in theaters across the country as well as on-demand on Prime Video, Apple TV, Spectrum, YouTube and more. Chantelle and Fred talk about the Western culture and its rise in Hollywood, along with their favorite bourbon cocktails. In TWO SINNERS AND A MULE directed by rodeo champ turned filmmaker


Voting in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | Music Promotor Peter Shapiro

Relix Magazine Publisher and New York music promotor Peter Shapiro shares a special voicemail from the late great David Crosby of CSNY and discusses touring with the Grateful Dead, what's it like voting in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more over bourbon. Peter Shapiro Bio Peter Shapiro is a veteran concert promoter whose signature achievements over the past two decades have included Wetlands Preserve, Brooklyn Bowl, the Capitol Theatre, the Lockn' festival, U2 3D, the Jammy Awards, and Fare Thee Well, the 2015 concert event in which he reunited the "core four" members of the Grateful Dead alongside Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio for a record-breaking run of stadium shows. More recently, Shapiro founded Lockn', a music and camping festival that draws 30,000 music fans to Arrington, VA, as well as Jazz & Colors, an experiential event that he has produced in Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago's Field Museum. Shapiro also created the Green Apple Festival (which took place simultaneously across eight cities) along with the Jammy Awards. He served as a producer on the We Are One inaugural concert and later returned to the National Mall to oversee Earth Day 40th anniversary celebration, the Women's March and the March for Science.


NFL Draft Preview: Ricky Stromberg, Center, University of Arkansas

Center Ricky Stromberg, 2023 NFL Draft - University of Arkansas, joins the show to talk about growing up in Tulsa, the University of Arkansas and what an NFL Team can expect from him.


NFL Draft Special: What's It Like Playing for Coach Prime | Aubrey Miller Jr.

Jackson State standout Aubrey Miller Jr., LB, joins the show to discuss barbecue, his style of play and what's Coach Prime like.


NFL Prospects Nick Herbig and Carrington Valentine | NFL Draft

NFL Prospects Nick Herbig, LB from University of Wisconsin, and Carrington Valentine , DB from University of Kentucky, join Fred to discuss their journey into the NFL. Plus, they weigh in on the top quarterbacks in the draft and discuss Cincinnati Chili. Is it really chili?


Today Show's Craig Melvin | Tasted: Michter's 10 Year Bourbon, Gold Foil Wild Turkey 12 Year and More

Craig and Fred catch up over drams and talk bourbon industry.


Shinedown's Barry Kerch | The Evolution of Rock

Backstage at Louder Than Life, Shinedown's drummer Barry Kerch talks with Fred about the evolution of music and rock.


Happy Bottled in Bond Day!

On this day in 1897, the U.S. government enacted the Bottled in Bond Act.


The Super Bowl Dream

I hope you don't mind. This is a solo episode of a fella telling you about his dream come true.


Who Wins The Super Bowl? NFL Icon Jared Allen Shares His Opinion Over 80-Year Scotch

Up for the NFL Hall of Fame, former All Pro Minnesota Vikings Defensive Standout Jared Allen returns to the show and discusses what it's like to be waiting on the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while giving his opinion on who wins the Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers and much more. This in-person interview takes place in Fred's office and includes pours of 80-year Glenlivet, 50-year-old Duncan Taylor, Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year and a special surprise Jared brought Fred. Allen also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers.


NFL All Pro Jeremy Reaves | Who Makes The Super Bowl? | Michter's 10 Year Rye

NFL All Pro Jeremy Reaves has been through much adversity, playing five years in the NFL and making the practice squad. This year, Jeremy made both the Pro Bowl and the All Pro Team as the Special Teams player for the Washington Commanders. Fred and Jeremy sip Michter's 10 year rye and Michter's Toasted, while discussing who makes the Super Bowl and what the trash talk is like in the NFL.


Theory Of A Deadman | OKI Batch 10

Backstage at Louder Than Life, Theory Of A Deadman joins Fred for a pour of OKI. They have a new album, Dinosaur, Out March 17 on Roadrunner Records


Dierks Bentley | Michter's 20 Year and 2022 Parker's Heritage

Fred joins Country music star Dierks Bentley in his bar, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Nashville. They talk life, dads and sip on all star cast of bourbon: Michter's 20 Year, Parker's Heritage, Penelope Cask Strength Batch 8, Leopold Brothers Three Chamber Rye, Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Batch 3, and 291. Dierks surprises Fred in a big way in this episode.


Cole Hauser, aka Rip Wheeler in Yellowstone | Old Rip Van Winkle

Actor Cole Hauser joins the show to sip some Old Rip Van Winkle and a cask strength rye -- Lighter Side of the Moon. He talks about the importance of bourbon in the hit TV show 'Yellowstone.'


Rob Ingraham of The Revivalists

Backstage at Bourbon & Beyond. Tasting Panel: Jack Daniel's 10 Year and JT Meleck Rice whiskey


Crown The Empire | Way Too Much Bourbon

Backstage at Louder Than Life, Fred breaks out a lot of bourbon for one of his favorite hard rock bands--Crown The Empire, who teases about what is next for the band. to include a collab that will blow their fans' minds. Here is the tasting panel: Evan Williams Bottled in Bond, Smoke Wagon Small Batch, 1960s Old Crow, Slipknot No. 9 and Jack Daniel's 10 Year.


Houndmouth | Jack Daniel's Triple Mash vs. Blanton's

In this episode, alt-rockers Houndmouth make their third appearance on the Fred Minnick Show, stopping backstage after their set at Louder Than Life to talk with Fred. They talk barrel picks, pancakes, being on the road versus creating, and of they course taste a little (OK, a lot of) bourbon along the way. Plus, a new segment: Fred's Guests in the News debuts....


Royal & the Serpent | Would You Cook With NyQuil? | Parlor Root Beer Tasting

Royal & the Serpent joins the show for a Parlor root beer tasting and discussing her career, from her dancing days to why she changed her name to Royal & the Serpent. Her new EP -- Happiness is an Inside Job -- dropped recently and she is now on the tour with Demi Lovato. They talk about weird things happening in whiskey, mental health and the calorie content of root beer, among others.


BONUS: Interview with distiller Todd Leopold of Leopold Brothers

Todd Leopold and Leopold Brothers in Colorado have been producing incredible whiskey the past couple years, especially the 3 Chamber Still release that turned the whiskey world upside down.


Australian Rock Band Airbourne Learns About Bourbon Taters | Blanton's

Australian rock band members Joel O'Keeffe ( lead vocals, lead guitar) and Ryan O'Keeffe (drums, percussion) join Fred backstage at Louder Than Life for a crazy good time. Over the course of 30 minutes, the brothers, who are avid bourbon fans, learn about the bourbon culture, including what a tater means and how marketing deceives consumers. They're in the middle of a tour, but recruit Fred to start a bourbon with them. WARNING: Lots of Curse words. Blanton's Barrel Pick Blue Note, a Fred Minnick barrel pick Learn More about Airbourne: Host / Executive Producer: Fred Minnick Video / Audio: Reed Sampley Producers (guest booking): Clay Busch and Eliza Tew Editor: Jason M Lataillade Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel: Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn: Become a YouTube Member: Glencairn provides glassware The Fred Minnick Show: The American Spirits Council of Tasters: OFFICIAL THEME SONG The Fred Minnick Show intro features Moon Tooth’s “Awe At All Angles”, available now on Pure Noise Record. Listen to the full song at FOLLOW FRED htps:// Buy Fred's Books Subscribe to Fred's Podcasts Disclosure Statement: