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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.

Twitter:

@FredMinnick

Language:

English

Contact:

502.544.0181


Episodes

What Does $30,000 Whisky Taste Like?

1/17/2022
Glen Grant master distiller Dennis Malcom joins the show to share a dram of his 60-year Single Malt. This is among the best things Fred's tasted on air. Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg?view_as=subscriber Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn: https://shop.podcastone.com/collections/the-fred-minnick-show Become a YouTube Member: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg/join Glencairn provides...

Duration:00:40:26

A Look Back on 2021 With Special Guest--My Wife

1/10/2022
My wife, Dr. Jaclyn Engelsher, joins the show to talk about her favorite episodes of 2021 and her longtime crush, whom she apparently wants me to book for an upcoming show. We play clips of our favorite episodes: BReal, Peyton Manning and more. Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg?view_as=subscriber Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn: https://shop.podcastone.com/collections/the-fred-minnick-show Become a YouTube...

Duration:00:45:09

Happy New Year: How To Cure Your Hangover

1/1/2022
Happy New Year, everybody. If you drank too much last night, these cure alls might do the trick! Fred Minnick's Scientific American Hangover Story: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-search-of-a-cure-for-the-dreaded-hangover/ Fred Minnick's Top 100 Whiskeys of the Year: https://www.fredminnick.com/2021/12/30/best-american-whiskeys-of-2021/

Duration:00:21:38

How The New York Whiskey Bar Scene Has Changed + New Barrel Aged Coffee

12/27/2021
Tommy Tardie and Fred are longtime friends. In an interview in Fine & Rare in New York, which Tommy owns, Tardie talks about his new product--The Morning Dram. They eat dinner over, sip whiskey, talk about the New York whiskey scene and enjoy a French press of the barrel aged coffee. PRESS RELAESE The Morning Dram, a new line of barrel-aged coffee brought to you by the owner and operator of The Flatiron Room and Fine & Rare, announces its official launch in time for the holiday season....

Duration:01:27:32

The State of Coffee with The Founder of Nguyen Coffee Supply

12/23/2021
There is no bourbon in this episode. But coffee founder Sahra Nguyen, 35, teaches Fred how to taste coffee like a pro and discusses the state of the coffee business and how she is bringing back Vietnamese coffee beans. Nguyen is successfully transforming coffee culture with a focus on diversity, inclusion and sustainability. She launched Nguyen Coffee Supply in 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. It's the first specialty coffee company in the U.S to celebrate, champion and import beans directly from...

Duration:00:55:19

Queen of Christmas Music: 'I haven't had a drink if 5 years.' So, I Sent Her Bourbon.

12/20/2021
Elizabeth Chan is the Queen of Christmas Music. She writes, sings and thinks about it year round. She's had seven songs hit the Billboard Top 30, all Christmas music. She's also not had a drink in five years. Elizabeth explains why in the show and Fred sent her some yummy bourbons. We talk religion, Christmas music, bourbon and much more. Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: kybourbonbenefit.com Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel:...

Duration:01:05:13

We've Raised $1.6 Million So Far

12/19/2021
Great news! We've raised $1.6-million so far. Join the historic Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: http://kybourbonbenefit.com/ It ends December 21 at 10 p.m.

Duration:00:12:00

For Tornado Victims, Kentucky Bourbon Benefit, Day 1: $500k Raised. Let's Keep Going

12/17/2021
More than $500k has been raised for the Kentucky Bourbon Benefit so far. It lasts through December 21. Bid here: https://one.bidpal.net/kybourbon/browse/all

Duration:00:25:59

Tornado Relief Auction: Kentucky Bourbon Benefit

12/16/2021
Please join the Kentucky Distillers' Association, Bourbon Crusaders and many others as we try to raise funds to rebuild Western Kentucky. Site to bid: https://one.bidpal.net/kybourbon/browse/all

Duration:00:19:27

Tasting the 2021 Angel's Envy Cask Strength with Clay Risen

12/12/2021
Fred's longtime friend and fellow whiskey author Clay Risen joins the show to talk about life at the New York Times, where he works as an obituary editor, and his new book--Bourbon: The Story of Kentucky Whiskey. They taste a different flight, but have one in common--Angel's Envy Cask Strength. Clay's new book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984858270/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=httpwwwfredmi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=8ba56ed11d7eeaa2ccb740ab48f34a4f&creativeASIN=1984858270 Subscribe to Fred...

Duration:01:15:21

Country Icon Clay Walker Opens Up About MS, Religion and His Love for Good Bourbon

12/6/2021
Country music star Clay Walker kicks back in his wine cellar and pours himself Michter's 10 Year, 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey and Seelbach's Bourbon. Fred and Clay talk about the impact of music on Fred's life, including a Clay Walker show he saw in his teenage years. They talked about the FFA, Rodeos, fallen friends, multiple sclerosis (Clay was diagnosed at 26) and upcoming shows, including a CMT appearance. Clay Walker by the Numbers - 11 No. 1 singles - 39 songs on the Billboard charts -...

Duration:01:14:26

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

11/26/2021
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: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/fred-minnick-live-he-is-cutting-room-tickets/11558035?pl=cegpresents To learn more about bourbon's price fixing schemes, check out Fred's book, BOURBON:...

Duration:00:37:54

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

11/22/2021
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:...

Duration:01:09:08

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

11/14/2021
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:...

Duration:00:51:40

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

11/8/2021
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...

Duration:01:10:10

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

11/1/2021
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 Heaven Hill Brands Michter's 291 Colorado Whiskey

Duration:00:48:30

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

10/25/2021
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...

Duration:01:02:22

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