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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.








Jelly Roll | 'I Want to Get Music To The People' | Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Jelly Roll returns to The Fred Minnick Show. Backstage at Louder Than Life in Louisville, Jelly Roll walks into Fred's bar, enamored with his traveling selection, and sips on some Jack Daniel's Triple Mash, a random moonshine and Old Forester Birthday Bourbon from 2019. Jelly Roll talks about the love of his life, how YouTube's made a huge impact on his career and what it's been like after having No. 1 rock hit and making the Billboard Hot 100.

BBC Radio's Daniel Carter | Louder Than Life Recap | Beam Legacy 15-Year

Backstage in Fred's bar at Louder Than Life, BBC Radio's Daniel Carter joins him to discuss the four day music and whiskey festival that Headlined Nine Inch Nails, KISS, Slipknot and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Over a few wee drams, Fred and Daniel share their favorite moments of the hard rock festival. Other points: Is Metallica's whiskey good? Is it awkward talking to GWAR? Does KiSS Live up to the hype? Learn more about Daniel Carter:...


LIVE From Bourbon & Beyond: NEEDTOBREATHE

Joining me on my backstage set at Bourbon & Beyond, Tyler Burkum, guitarist, and Josh Lovelace, Keyboardist of NEEDTOBREATHE sip some super awesome bourbons with me: Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 17 Year Spring 2022, Jack Daniel's 10 Year and Smoke Wagon 2 Hot for Retail. What great sipping companions!


Yelawolf Returns | Transitioning From Rap to Rock | 18-Year Rye + Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real

Previous guest Yelawolf joins the show to taste his latest whiskey, an 18-year rye, and smoke a tasty Cigar with Fred. The interview takes place at the Red Phone Booth in Nashville with a guest appearance from a mythical creature. Since his last appearance on The Fred Min nick Show, he's been busy, releasing the 'Sometimes Y' album with Shooter Jennings and booking gigs at The Ryman and with Leonard Skynard. Yelawolf talks about this rapid growth, his transition to rock and is patented /...


What's It Like Running a Restaurant in a Pandemic? | Marc Branden Shelton | Stagg Jr.

In this episode, restaurant owner and bartender Marc Branden Shelton joins Fred from his LA County restaurant Lock & Key Social Drinkery. Known for its enormous Tomahawk steaks, the Lock & Key survived the Pandemic "barely." Shelton discusses the challenges of the past 2 years in the restaurant business, while his anti-snobbery beliefs have led to a strong bar program that includes nearly 300 bourbons. Shelton's also gone viral a few times, racking up video views nearly in the billions. For...


We May Have Found The GOAT Podcast Guest | Fantasy Football Guru Paul Charchian Ascends to Tasting Lore

When the show's first threepeet guest appears on the show, there's a certain expectation that they will remember their tasting skills. Fantasy Football guru Paul Charchian proves himself worthy on this week's episode. His tasting skills have improved since our last 14-pour tasting. We talk fantasy football underdogs, rare bourbons and more. Charch's Fantasy Football Picks: Guilloten Leagues: A) Penelope...


What's Up With Tom Brady? NFL Network's Mike Garafolo Returns to Talk Quarterbacks | Russell's Reserve 6 Year

Past guest Mike Garafolo returns to discuss the pre-season NFL coverage, Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield and more. The Copper Still in Chelsea host Fred and Mike as they sip on High West Double Rye, a Buffalo Trace barrel pick and Russell's Reserve 6-year Rye. Mike discusses the difficulties of choosing a Super Bowl contender in training camp, while detailing the fierce competition of breaking news at the NFL Network.


Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: New Riff Preview

The Kentucky Bourbon Benefit closes Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. The rare bourbon auction proceeds help the flood victims of Eastern Kentucky. Here is a preview of the New Riff options, including a super rare 8-year New Riff barrel up for grabs. Learn More:


Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: Wild Turkey Preview with Master Distiller Eddie Russell

Fred previews some hot Wild Turkey items in the Kentucky Bourbon Benefit with Wild Turkey master distiller Eddie Russell. More:


Model Holly Stocks | Wearing Hats and Cowboy Boots | Michter's Toasted 2018

Influencer and model Holly Stocks joins the show to get educated on bourbon. Along the way, she talks about what it was like to leave photography, being a single mom and collaborating with fashion designers. Here is the tasting lineup: Glass A) Sweetens Cove Glass B) Four Roses 2014 Single Barrel Glass C) Michter's Toasted 2018


LIVE Bourbon Reviews

From a YouTube Livestream, Fred tastes some new bourbons, three of which are super good. Here's the lineup: Barrell Batch 33, K. Luke Blended Bourbon Whiskey Cask Strength, Garrison Guadalupe 2022 & Broken Barrel Cask Strength


GWAR Returns | Catoctin Creek Tasting

When @GWAR launched their whiskey collaboration last year, Fred feared for his life, as he tasted their whiskey. If he didn't like it, they may have eaten him and sent his corpse to Antarctica. But he was spared. Their second batch with Catoctin Creek is out now, and he reviews it before the mighty BERSERKER BLÓTHAR, BÄLSÄC THE JAWS 'O DEATH and JIZMAK DA GUSHA. Will he survive this round? Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn:...

Private Jets, Movie Sets and Treats | Inside the World of a Celebrity Dog Trainer | Proof & Wood 18 Year Whiskey

Celebrity dog trainer Ali Hemyari of Nashville K9 sips some bourbon and talks about what it's like handling famous dogs, training them for the movies and how he manages a company that has a private plane just for the pups. He also answers: What is the best breed for a family? Along with many training tidbits for you dog lovers at home. On the tasting menu: Glass A) Penelope 4 Grain; Glass B) Chicken Cock 20 Year Canadian Rye; and Glass C) Proof & Wood 18 year. Merch, including official The...


Who Makes the Best Barbecue? Austin Meade Discusses Time on the Road + Blind Whiskey Tasting

Alternative rocker Austin Meade joins the show to discuss his musical genre, learns how to taste whiskey and opines on his favorite barbecue spot in Texas. The blind tasting: Glass A) Proof & Wood American Blend. Glass B) McBrayer; and Glass C) 21 year Chicken Cock Canadian Rye Subscribe to Fred Minnick's Channel: Merch, including official The Fred Minnick Show Glencairn:...


Breaking News: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport Puts His Phone Down for Bourbon

How is bourbon treated in the NFL? Joining The Fred Minnick Show , NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport shares how America's spirit is shared and treated in the world's greatest league over sipping a few bourbons. Rapoport opens up about what it's like covering the country's most popular sport and his wife shows off her tasting skills. Rapoport is a reporter for NFL Network, covering league business, player news and more. He is best known for breaking stories about the NFL world. He...


Is That Body Spray You Taste In Bourbon? Guest: Comedian Natalie Cuomo

Have you ever tasted Axe Body Spray in a whiskey? Well, that's the subject great debate in this week's episode. This week’s guest is stand-up comedian Natalie Cuomo who, in addition to doing stand-up, is also host of the podcast “Help! With Natalie Cuomo.” Formally trained as an actor, she currently hosts a weekly comedy show at The Stand Comedy Club in New York. A tattoo enthusiast, she also is a regular contributor to Inked Magazine. She joins the Fred Minnick Show this week to blind...


5 Available American Whiskeys Worth The Hunt

As seen on YouTube , here are 5 whiskeys that won Double Platinum at my ASCOT Awards , are under $60 and available. You may have to hunt in a couple stores, but you can find these. You'll be happy you did.


We Came As Romans' Dave Stephens

This week on The Fred Minnick Show, Dave Stephens sips Journeyman Corsetts Whips and Whiskey, which won Best in Show at this year's ASCOT Awards. Stephens is lead vocalist for the heavy metal band We Came As Romans, based in Detroit, Michigan. The band, which formed in 2005, has five albums to its credit, with another album, Darkbloom, set for release in the fall. While the band has undergone numerous personnel changes over the years, it has held strong and is set to embark on yet another...


Possible Whiskey Critic Kidnapping | Glenn Howerton | 15 Years of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton joins The Fred Minnick Show and discusses the Gang's new project--Four Walls Whiskey. One of which is a blend of American and Irish whiskeys, and the other, which Fred tastes on the show, is a 15-year Irish Whiskey at cask strength. In addition, they discuss what it's been like for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to be the longest running live-action sitcom. Fred recalls an episode in which the Gang kidnaps a restaurant critic. Could the...


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

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:...