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Bourbon Pursuit

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: August, 2016
Aug 26, 2016

Susan Reigler, Executive Bourbon Steward, joins the show again to talk about Bourbon Women, an organization founded to join like-minded individuals around the nation.

 

  1. Lets talk about the Bourbon Women Association (also open to men). Give us the pitch.
  2. How many members across the country?
  3. How did it start?
  4. How does one join?
  5. What is a benefit of joining?
  6. How much are dues and how is it distributed?
  7. How do you start a chapter/branch?
  8. Do you all have regular meet ups?
  9. If you only get 180 bottles out of the barrel and you have over 1000 members, do other members across the country as you to ship them bottles?
  10. Is there a secret handshake?
  11. Talk more about the Sip-posium.
  12. What's the long term goal of this organization?
  13. Updates on the bourbon tasting notebook
  14. Follow on Twitter @BourbonWomen

 

Aug 19, 2016

Mark Coffman, Master Distiller at Alltech Brewing, which is the home of Town Branch bourbon, talks about being a Brewmaster as well as a Master Distiller.

  1. Talk about your adolescence for a bit, was there any influence of bourbon growing up?
  2. What made you want to get into the spirits industry?
  3. Most people get their stills from Vendome, but yours aren’t. talk about them for a bit
  4. Talk about the Town Branch name for a bit. What’s the history and Where did the name come from?
  5. What makes Town Branch unique in comparison to other bourbons?
  6. Let’s talk about the location for a bit. it became the first company to make bourbon in Lexington, Kentucky since the closure of the Old James E. Pepper Distillery in 1958. how many barrels are you filling per day and how many do you have aging?
  7. What’s the average age for Town Branch blend?
  8. You’re in an interesting position where you do not only bourbon, but also beer. How much of the bourbon distillation process is used for beer?
  9. Be honest. what’s more fun to make. bourbon or beer?
  10. You are also doing a traditional Irish Whiskey. talk about that.
  11. Follow on twitter (@TownBranch_KY) and Instagram (townbranchdistillery)

 

 

 

Aug 12, 2016

Kelly Ramsey, Bourbon-Certified Chocolatier and Owner of Art Eatables, talks about her delicious bourbon truffles and the difference between bourbon balls.

 

  • Ryan, any fond memories of bourbon balls growing up?
  • Our guest today didn't invent the bourbon ball, instead they made the bourbon truffle.
  • Difference bourbon ball and truffle
  • Tell us about how you got into bourbon
  • What do you think makes pairing bourbon and chocolate a harmonious marriage?
  • What brands/chocolates do you have?
  • Is it really possible to tell the difference between them?
  • Does the truffle process change based on the bourbon you chose?
  • Talk about some of the tasting notes between a few of them
  • What's your best selling truffle?
  • Talk a bit about the B. I. T.
  • Everything is hand made too. It's not out of a factory
  • www.arteatables.com
Aug 5, 2016

Episode 059:
Freddie Johnson, 3rd Generation Employee and Tour Guide at Buffalo Trace, talks about his family legacy and his depth of bourbon knowledge.

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  • Freddie Johnson, legendary tour guide at Buffalo Trace
  • This will be an easy question for you and the basis for our show today, but tell everyone about your family history in the area and how you got into the bourbon industry. and let’s be long-winded here.
  • At what age did Jimmy Sr start working at the distillery? and was it called the GTS distillery at that point?
  • What roles did Jimmy Sr have at the distillery?
  • What do you mean that he had Irish features?
  • What would he do on business trips with Colonel Blanton?
  • What age did Jimmy Jr start at the distillery?
  • Your dad also had a special relationship with Colonel Blanton as well.
  • Why would he filet fish? It didn’t seem like that would be in a specific line of duties
  • Does Harlan or anyone here every ask you to do some oddball task?
  • What keeps you going every day?
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