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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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@FredMinnick

Language:

English

Contact:

502.544.0181


Episodes

Whiskey Myers Starts a Bourbon | Michter's Toasted Tasting | Who Died In Yellowstone?

10/18/2021
Award winning country band Whiskey Myers joins The Fred Minnick Show and gets an education on bourbon. But they flip the script and have some big news to share: They're starting a bourbon. 00:00 01:00 Why the whole band isn't on the zoom 02:15 Treaty Oak interview about Whiskey Myers Collaboration 09:05 Bottle photo of Red Handed Whiskey from Whiskey Myers 09:42 Rundown of what's being tasted 11:00 Michter's Toasted Tasting 12:53 Lead singer Cody Cannon debates sipping bourbon with a dip in...

Duration:01:11:06

Miss America Nia Imani Franklin | Basil Hayden's 10 Year | What's It Like Being Miss America?

10/11/2021
In 2019, Fred met the newly crowned Miss America at a USA banquet. Nia Imani Franklin, who just released an EP Extended, showed a great interest in bourbon and the two have stayed in touch since. Nia is now a rising star in the composer circuit, having worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Festival Napa Valley, among others. In the episode, Nia and Fred sip Laubade Armagnac 1978, damoiseau rhum xo and Basil Hayden 10 year old. They talked the pageant industry, music, whiskey and...

Duration:00:54:19

LOCASH Drops Weller 12 Year Old Like It's Hot

10/4/2021
With hits 'One Big Country Song' and 'I Love This Life,' LOCASH's become woven into the fabric of modern country music. Members Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively, are also big bourbon fans. In 2019, they joined Fred at the H. Clark Distillery in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Things got crazy when Preston breaks a glass. Lots of laughs in this one.

Duration:01:29:25

Faith No More’s Billy Gould | Serbian Drinking Customs | Why Young Rye Is Good | Michter’s 10 Year Rye

9/27/2021
Faith No More’s Billy Gould joins the show and shares his passion for Serbian Brandy. Billy starts his own brand, Yebiga, a Serbian brandy called Rakija made in Croatia. In turn, Fred offers up some rare rye whiskeys, including WhistlePig Boss Hog and Michter’s 10 year. All the while, the two become instant friends over good drink and solve the problems. Bill sheds light on something Fred knows little about—Serbian Drinking Customs. Little did he know, grandmas in Croatia drink two shots a...

Duration:01:08:11

Actor Jeffrey Wright | 'Story Can Carve Through Misinformation' | Uncle Nearest

9/20/2021
Known for his Tony, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning role as Belize in the Broadway production Angels in America and its acclaimed HBO miniseries adaptation, actor Jeffrey Wright joins the show and sips Uncle Nearest with Fred. They discuss the state of the world and how Wright is on a mission to tell true stories that can cut through fake news and misinformation.

Duration:00:57:04

Meet The Money Men of Music | Who Is The Lowest Paid in Music? | Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year

9/13/2021
Fred's friends Mark Ford and John Rudolph join the show to discuss the insider financial world of music. They also raid Fred's traveling bar, nearly drinking all his bourbon.

Duration:01:39:36

Oxford Road's Dan Granger | Rattlesnakes In Whiskey | Theodore Roosevelt Love Affair | 1978 Eagle Rare

9/6/2021
Oxford Road Ad agency owner Dan Granger joins the show to sip some ultra rare bourbon, including a 1978 Eagle Rare. Fred talks to the young businessman about the state of podcasting and the analytics business, while Dan drops his love and knowledge for former President Teddy Roosevelt, who, of course, played a major role in American whiskey. Some history tidbits dropped: What happened to studying the aging of barrels? Why did distillers add rattlesnakes to whiskey in 1800s? And who used to...

Duration:01:15:33

Our Lady Peace Raine Maida | Michter's 10 year | Songs Raine Won't Play | Sipping Tea in Iraq

8/30/2021
Our Lady Peace's frontman Raine Maida is a veteran hitmaker. From Clumsy to Superman's Dead, the iconic Canadian rock band has held strong since 1992. On The Fred Minnick Show, Raine sips with Fred: Michter's 10 year, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B521, Wyoming Whiskey National Parks Edition and Kentucky Senator. The two talk about the classic Our Lady Peace songs, even the ones Raine doesn't like to play, and the rare bond they share from Iraq--sipping tea with the locals.

Duration:01:00:36

Former UK and Sweden Ambassador Matthew Barzun | Foursquare Rums | Is Compromise Good?

8/23/2021
Former UK and Sweden Ambassador Matthew Barzun (Obama administration) joins the show to talk about what it's like to serve at the highest levels of government, to be a member of the Brown family of Brown-Forman and his new book, The Power of Giving Away Power. Buy his book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525541047/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=httpwwwfredmi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=934b64658668c3bfedbd33a7643dbcca&creativeASIN=0525541047

Duration:01:19:57

Former NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler | Pappy Van Winkle Prices | Aaron Rodgers Thoughts | New Podcast

8/16/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, former National Football League quarterback Jay Cutler, who enjoyed stints with the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, drops by. Cutler, who was an NFL Pro Bowler in 2008, talks candidly with Fred about a lot of topics, including dishing on former teammates. He also talks candidly about Aaron Rodgers, his relationship with the Green Bay Packers, and more. Of course, they drink and talk about whiskey at length.

Duration:01:07:54

Rising Country Star and TikTok Mega Star Hannah Dasher | Parker's Heritage | New Record | Main Influence: Aretha Franklin

8/9/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by Sony Music recording artist Hannah Dasher, who grew up in Georgia, fell in love with country music and became a successful singer-writer in the genre. She also has a popular TikTok cooking show titled, “Stand By Your Pan.” Her latest musical release, The Half Record, features her newest single, “You’re Gonna Love Me.” On the episode, Hannah and Fred engage in a spirited interview that delves into moonshine, Hannah’s rising career,...

Duration:00:52:16

Paul Charchian talks athletes and drinking, more over Pappy Van Winkle

8/2/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Paul Charchian joins Fred for whiskey sipping and spirited conversation. Charchian is an fantasy sports pioneer who launched Fanball.com in 1993, currently serves as the Chairman of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and makes regular appearances on AM-1130 KFAN and Fox Sports Radio as well as ESPNews. They sip Pappy Van Winkle 15-year and other bourbons on the show.

Duration:02:12:39

Clown of Slipknot Gets Busy Blending Bourbon

8/2/2021
In a rare opportunity, Fred Minnick sat down with heavy metal icon Shawn Crahan, aka Clown of Slipknot, They blended Iowa Bourbon at Cedar Ridge and Clown opened up about his favorite foods and more.

Duration:00:52:20

Peyton Manning Sips 100-Year-Old Bourbon, Talks NFL Hall of Fame, Coaching Career and More

7/19/2021
On the latest episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by former NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning, considered one of the best to ever play the game, won two Super Bowls while playing 18 years with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos and will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2021 class. He also had a successful collegiate career at the University of Tennessee before being drafted first overall in the 1998 NFL draft. On the episode, joined by...

Duration:00:58:32

Wild Turkey Revival, Elijah Barrel Proof Wows Country Music Star Craig Campbell

7/5/2021
On the new episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by country music star Craig Campbell, who has a brand new single titled "Never Mine." He is best known for hits such as "Family Man" and "Keep Them Kisses Comin'." While on the show, Craig and Fred talk TikTok, tuning guitars, bourbon notes, whiskey in song, coffee and plenty more. Oh yeah, and they sip six, count them, six whiskeys. (Note: This interview was recorded early in the covid pandemic.) Whiskeys tasted: Jack Daniel's...

Duration:01:03:19

NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw Finds New Home in Bourbon

6/28/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by Terry Bradshaw, the legendary NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his 14 seasons in the league, Bradshaw helped lead the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins in a career that would lead him to induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Since 1994, Bradshaw has been an NFL analyst on Fox NFL Sunday. On the show, Fred and Terry sip some whiskey and talk about many things, from Bradshaw's brand of bourbon to his...

Duration:01:34:56

The Tubes' Fee Waybill: Topless Dancers, Richard Marx, Vintage Bourbon & More

6/21/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, musician, actor and producer Fee Waybill joins in. Waybill was front man for 1970s-1980s hitmakers The Tubes and also worked with artists such as Toto, Richard Marx and Bryan Adams. He also has appeared on television and film, including a cameo in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." He sits down with Fred to talk about his diverse career, getting back to touring, the band's reputation for being over the top and, of course, he tastes some bourbon....

Duration:01:19:12

E-40 Remembers Tupac With Vintage Eagle Rare

6/14/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, the great E-40, the legendary rapper and hip hop artist, joins the show. E-40, whose given name is Earl Stevens, is well known as a pioneer of West Coast rap, the founder of Sick Wid it Records, and a collaborator with artists like Tupac Shakur, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg and countless others. E-40 also is a purveyor of spirits, from wine to cognac to tequila to his new bourbon brand, Kuiper Belt. During this week's interview, Earl and Fred sip whiskey...

Duration:01:31:20

What's It Like To Win A Super Bowl? Ndamukong Suh Tells All

6/7/2021
On this edition of The Fred Minnick Show, NFL defensive end Ndamukong Suh joins Fred for an interview and a few whiskeys. Suh was a No. 2 overall draft pick by the Detroit Lions who has gone on to be a five-time All-Pro, as well as Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season, 2010. During this episode, Fred Ndamukong talk about what it's like to win a Super Bowl, the ongoing saga with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Portland, Oregon, and whiskey. Whiskeys tasted: Spirits of French...

Duration:00:34:22

Rachel Lorin Sippin' On Willett, Lagavulin and Foursquare Rum.

6/4/2021
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, singer-songwriter and model Rachel Lorin drops by. Born in Atlanta, the 25-year-old Lorin began singing at age 12 and went on to launch her career by way of the reality singing show, "Next Big Thing." Her newest single "Shoot a Man" is out now. On the show, she and Fred discuss pot stills, southern food, skiing, the music business and, of course, bourbon. Whiskeys tasted: Willett Pot Still (6:45) 291 Colorado Whiskey (16:29) Lagavulin 16 Year Old...

Duration:00:52:28