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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.








Holiday Gift Guide: You'll Never Guess What is No. 1

Fred takes a look at all the possible gifts to get a bourbon drinker, but also exposes things that bourbon drinkers definitely do not want. His list includes non-bourbon spirits and 5 bourbons that likely are not on your radar. New York City December 8 Tickets: To learn more about bourbon's price fixing schemes, check out Fred's book, BOURBON:...


B-Real Pairs Weed to Bourbon | That One Time Bruce Willis Toked | Barrell Seagrass

Hiphop icon BReal of Cypress Hill does something nobody has before on The Fred Minnick Show: He lights up and pairs rare bourbon to cannabis. Over an hour, they tasted 291 Colorado whiskey, Michter's 10 Year, 1970s Jim Beam Beam White Label, Barrell Seagrass and Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series. They talked about BReal's career, his new video game and celebrities who smoke as well as break down the rich pairing notes of weed and whiskey. Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel:...


Houndmouth's Matt Myers Considered Quitting | Arby's Gotta Vodka? | Spirits of French Lick

With their new album, "Good For You," hitting streaming services now and jumping in the tour van, Houndmouth's Matt Myers joins the show to talk about the band's last couple years. They talk Arby's vodka, how Matt nearly gave up his singing career and more over Spirits of French Lick's latest, St Lucian Distillers Chairmans Reserve, Dettling 6 year, and Beam's 15 year Legacy. This episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience. Houndmouth Tour:


Kelleigh Bannen Digs 291 Colorado Whiskey | Mental Health and Healing | Christmas Music in July

This week’s guest on The Fred Minnick Show is country singer Kelleigh Bannen. Kelleigh not only is a successful singer, with hits like “Sorry on the Rocks” and “Famous,” she also is host of Apple Music's Beats "Today's Country" radio show and host of the "This Nashville Life" podcast. On this episode, they talk about the things that got them to where they are today, ascots and marathons while sipping some tasty bourbons like Knob Creek 9 Year Old, 291 Colorado Whiskey and Michter’s 10 Year...


Who Doesn't Like Banana Notes in Bourbon? Country Star Dillon Carmichael

On this week's show, Fred Minnick pulls one out from the vault. Interviewed in 2019 at Hometown Rising Country Music Festival, Dillon Carmichael's the nephew of John Michael Montgomery and has carved out his own country music fame. A native of Kentucky and with his traditional country flare, Dillon is the next wave of Bluegrass roots tearing up Nashville. His latest album, Son of A, is out now. Sponsors Marshall, Enter Minnick15 to save 15%: Heaven...


Perez Hilton Gags on Van Winkle Bourbon | State of Influencers and Cancel Culture | Redemption Tour

Controversial celebrity gossip personality Perez Hilton joins The Fred Minnick Show and tastes some ultra rare bourbons for the first time: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old, Michter's 10 Year, 1940s Old Schenley, Wild Turkey Bottled in Bond and 291 Colorado Whiskey. He nearly gagged on them all. But the conversation was far more stimulating than just what was in the glass. Perez talked about the state of cancel culture, saying it's "unfortunate" some people cannot get second chances, while...


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

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...


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

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...


LOCASH Drops Weller 12 Year Old Like It's Hot

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.


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

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...


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

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.


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

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.


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

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...


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

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.


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

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:


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

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.


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

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,...


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

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 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.


Clown of Slipknot Gets Busy Blending Bourbon

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.


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

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...