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Bourbon Pursuit: The Official Podcast of Bourbon | Weekly Releases with Insiders, Pundits, and Master Distillers of the Bourbon Industry

The official podcast of bourbon! Featuring interviews with people making the bourbon industry happen. Bourbon Pursuit interviews icons in the bourbon industry who share their story and give a behind the scenes look at the people that make whiskey so enjoyable.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 27, 2016

Jordan, Eric and Nick, authors behind BreakingBourbon.com, talk about how bourbon fill levels change flavor profiles and we look at the new releases to come in 2016.

  • We see yet another Colonel Taylor will be hitting the market called EH Taylor four grain.
  • Each one of you give us a quick tidbit about how you got into bourbon
  • So what led into the point of starting a blog?
  • You all get to do a lot of reviews, what are some top reviews for whiskeys outside the state of KY?
  • You did your 100th review and you made it special. Tell us about that.
  • One of my favorite articles is the Bourbon Storage experiment. Tell everyone about that.
  • Once you open a bottle of bourbon, how long do you have until you have to drink it all?
  • One of your most popular articles is the release calendar. What are you all looking at for favorite releases outside of Fall?
May 20, 2016

Adam Johnson, Director of the KY Bourbon Trail, comes back to gives us the scoop on the 2016 Bourbon Affair and a more about Senate Bill 11.

  • Senate Bill 11 tourism reform bill
  • You’re our first 3-peat guest, what’s been happening in the past year?
  • We’ve said time and time again that the Bourbon Affair is like a fantasy camp for bourbon lovers. Give everyone a recap of what is the Kentucky Bourbon Affair.
  • I was fortunate enough to go to the Opening Event last year at the MegaCavern and it was phenomenal. I was able to rub shoulders with titans of the industry and met some stellar folks. My wife even got me to do the ropes course since i’m scared of heights. What is the opening event like this year?
  • Talk about some of the newer events happening this year?
  • There was also one with Heaven Hill’s Build-aBarrel. talk about that.
  • I see that half the events are already sold out. it seems like everyone wants the opportunity to do a single barrel selection.
  • Pick the top 3 events with tickets still available.
  • We talked about the Old Forester Speakeasy series with Andy Treinan a few weeks ago. That seems like another “can’t miss event”
May 10, 2016

Andrea Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of Michter’s Distillery, gives us the history of Michter’s, her rich history influencing the bourbon industry behind the scenes, and hints at a new 20 year bourbon release and potential Celebration.

 

  • Talk about your first encounter with whiskey or bourbon
  • How did that influence you to make a career from it?
  • What kind of path did you take because you can’t tell a distillery, “Hey i’ve got experience because i’ve been moonshining”
  • You’ve got a historic past. First woman to serve as chair for the KDA. What does that mean to you?
  • Talk about your current position at Michter’s and what that means
  • Give some people a quick history lesson of Michters
  • There is a new place being built on Whiskey Row, talk about that.
  • There are 4 core products, talk about each one of those and choose a favorite child
  • Then we have a few that are super extreme premium bourbons. Now choose a favorite child.
  • You also have reminiscent feelings when drinking bourbon, talk about your tasting experience.
  • What sort of legacy or impression do you want to leave on the industry?
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