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Bourbon Pursuit: The Official Podcast of Bourbon | Weekly Releases with Insiders, Pundits, and Master Distillers of the 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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Nov 24, 2016

Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey, joins the show to discuss growing up around the distillery, apprenticeship, and what tradition has taught him about the business.

  1. Talk about your childhood. What was your upbringing like?
  2. What sports did you play?
  3. You were also going to play college ball at one point
  4. How did you get roped into this operation?
  5. In 2015 you were named Master Distiller here at Wild Turkey. Talk about your job now.
  6. Did your formal education prepare you for being a Master Distiller?
  7. What are some of the biggest lessons your father taught you?
  8. What was life like before the bourbon craze?
  9. Do you and your dad have the same flavor pallet?
  10. Your dad has said time and time again he’s hard-headed and old fashioned. What are some of the traditions here at Wild Turkey you intend on keeping?
  11. Do you feel a sense of pressure?
  12. From Erik Hasselgärde on Facebook: Bourbon is rooted in tradition, some from 200 years ago, some from 50. What are they learning about bourbon today, that they hope to pass on to future bourbon producers?
  13. From Ryan Oberleitner: Why has their entry proof been raised over the years? What affect do they think that has had?
  14. Do you plan on bring the 13yr age stated export here stateside?
  15. From Jack Johnson on Facebook: When they reach 100 years (total together) as Master Distillers (which will occur in less than 18 months), can we expect some outstanding special editions?
  16. From- Will T @iamwillt: Can we please get age and warehouse info on private and single barrels? It would give us reason to buy multiples.
  17. What’s one thing that annoys you in the bourbon industry?
  18. Do the ladies pay attention to you when Matthew McConaughey is around?
  19. Last year you all came out with Russells Reserve 1998. Talk about that release because I’m mad at myself I didn’t drop the money on it and people are raving it’s one of the best things to come out of Wild Turkey
  20. What’s next for Eddie Russell?
Nov 18, 2016

Jim Kokoris, author of The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe And the Number-One Bourbon In the World, joins the show to talk about the life of Booker Noe and the impact he made on the industry.

  1. How did you get into writing about bourbon?
  2. What kind of man was Booker Noe?
  3. What was Booker doing as a Master Distiller before that term became skewed - over the years?
  4. How did Booker have the foresight of single barrel and small batches is where the market is headed?
  5. Did Booker embrace the fame?
  6. What memorable stories stick out from your travels with Booker?
  7. What would Booker think of the certain state of bourbon affairs?
  8. Where did Booker start at the distillery?
  9. Where can you get the book? Perhaps as a stocking stuffer this christmas. Amazon
  10. www.jimkokoris.net is where you can learn more about Jim

 

Nov 11, 2016

Jay Erisman, Vice President, & Hannah Loween, General Manager, from New Riff Distilling talk about the unique bourbon they are making while being in an urban setting.

  1. Jay Erisman, Vice President - Distiller - Strategic Development
  2. Hannah Loween, General Manager
  3. Tell us how you got started with brown spirits?
  4. Talk a bit about the history of New Riff.
  5. What's the story behind the name of New Riff?
  6. Talk about all your different stills
  7. Talk about your milling process
  8. Talk about your water source
  9. Where are all the computers?
  10. Talk about OKI because it might be the most well known.
  11. What's the ranger program?
  12. What's it mean to have a distillery like this in Newport which is right next to Cincinnati?

 

Nov 4, 2016

Chris Trevino, the YouTube sensation known as Liquor Hound, talks about the intricacies of reviewing whiskey ranging from the type of glass to even the water used to dilute it.

  1. How did you get started with whiskey
  2. Talk about what you do.
  3. How many videos do you have and how many whiskies have you reviewed?
  4. Lets talk about your process of tasting because a simple tasting with you on your youtube videos takes a solid 10 to 15 minutes - Liquor Hound
  5. Back on episode 30 we talked with Rowbert and Tom from Aroma Academy Sensory training. i want you to talk about your aroma training and how do you pull out all these scents?
  6. When you review bourbons, do you get tired of always saying, it smells like caramel and vanilla.
  7. Talk about the glasses you use to taste.
  8. After you take a sip you almost roll your tongue. are you trying to get more tastes out of it?
  9. You also will add water at times. Talk about the water you use and the amount of drops you put into a whiskey
  10. You talk about wood and oak, but explain to our listeners what is a tannin?
  11. What i’ve noticed is that you aren’t rating the whiskey. why not?
  12. Since you have a good palette, do you do your own barrel picks for stores?
  13. Do you prefer scotch or bourbon or just any whiskey?
  14. Any reviews coming up we can look forward to
  15. View all his videos at Liquor Hound
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