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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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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 27, 2017

Ed Bley, Spirits and Beer Manager at Cork ’N Bottle, joins the show to talk about their historic past with bourbon, the importance of shopping small, and his process of doing barrel picks.

  1. Dive into your past and some history to what led you into bourbon
  2. What’s the history of Cork N’ Bottle?
  3. Talk about how you deal with allocated releases
  4. What’s the importance to shop small and local?
  5. What’s your process for barrel picks?
  6. Anything special coming up?

 

Jan 19, 2017

The Bourbon Community Roundtable #5 dicusses the theories behind Old Scout getting rid of barrel picks, 2017 Predictions and Easily Obtainable Barrel Proof Choices.

  1. Joined by Blake of bourbonr.com, Jordan of breakingbourbon.com, and Kerry of subourbia.com
  2. So Smooth Ambler has discontinued their barrel program, which means no more private picks of SAOS. Thoughts?
  3. 2017 Predictions. What's going to happen?
  4. Are there any companies that will be bought up in 2017?
  5. Are we going to see more bottles lose age statements?
  6. Is there a consensus favorite among the more easily "obtainable" high proof? Stagg Jr, ECBP, EH Taylor BP

 

Jan 13, 2017

Ryan Ashley, COO and Director of Distillery Operations, talks about how his history of beer brewing led him to distillation, the Four Roses brand, distillery expansion, and even hints at a possible Four Roses Rye.

  1. Today's Guest co-host is Linden Ferguson
  2. Talk about your past. Where did you grow up and your education, family influence, all that
  3. You’ve been known to be a big beer guy.
  4. What got you into bourbon?
  5. Talk about your job for a few minutes and your responsibilities
  6. So before we get into it, I think this is a good time to re-introduce Four Roses to people. So talk about the uniqueness of four roses with the two yeast strains, 10 recipes, warehouses, etc
  7. This big news is that Four Roses is investing $55 Million into expanding operations. And we have all been in remodeling projects so we know that you need to budget 15%, so we’ll say 63million. talk about that
  8. From Michael Leeper on Facebook, What kind of issues do you struggle with as you scale up distillation?, "How do you ensure raw ingredients are available to meet your need (from grain, to glass, to packaging and ultimately labor)", "Is there a limit to how big you can grow within the Bourbon region?"
  9. Talk about working with Brent Elliott
  10. Are you a stout guy or hops guy?

 

Jan 6, 2017

Chuck Cowdery, Bourbon Author and media pundit, joins to talk about Jim Beam backpedaling it’s way out of Booker’s price increase and the unique purchases Sazerac is making to expand their footprint.

  1. Talk about how you got into bourbon in the beginning
  2. Give the listeners a quick background on your books
  3. The Booker's thing is on everyone's mind and you had a article calling their actions dumb and embarrassing
  4. Sazerac has purchased the Popcorn Sutton, a building in downtown New Orleans and more recently. Possibly attributed due to the success of Fireball. What’s on the horizon for them?
  5. Chuck on Facebook
  6. http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com

 

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