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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: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

JK McKnight, Founder and Captain of Forecastle Festival, talks about running a music festival and how their Bourbon Lodge has become a festival of itself.

  1. If you’re a music lover, you’re going to enjoy this episode. We’ve been to forecastle a few times and we’ll talk about why our guest is here talking about Bourbon a bit later, but music festivals are just fun. There’s no better way to put it than that.
  2. Explain to everyone who isn’t up to speed on music festivals, what is Forecastle.
  3. I went to Forecastle back in 2008 to see Counting Crows and 2010 to see Widespread.
  4. What’s the history? Why did you start it, what was the idea? How big has it grown?
  5. I know you also are starting to get a little bit of growth in the EDM tent.
  6. I believe this is the 5th year in a row you all are featuring the “bourbon lodge”. talk about what it is.
  7. What was the idea behind drinking bourbon in 100 degree weather in the middle of July?
  8. How has the lodge progressed from when you first started it?
- It seems like you’ve got everyone on board now. There’s bulleit, woodford, four roses, jim beam, larceny of heaven hill, maker’s mark, michaels, old forester, and wild turkey. pretty much all the big guns.
  9. Instead of a beer garden, you all have a bourbon garden.
  10. Cocktails sound more up my alley in the July heat. i see there is a mixology station and signature cocktails.
  11. Talk about the food because you have a friend of the show taking care of that for you.
  12. Lastly is a rarities bar sponsored by Liquor Barn.
  13. forecastlefest.com/bourbonlodge

 

Apr 21, 2017

Beth Burrows, Kentucky Bourbon Ambassador for Beam Suntory, gives us all the history behind Jim Beam and the different expressions. We even get the chance to learn how Baker’s Bourbon got its name.

  1. Tell us about your history with bourbon
  2. Do you miss bartending?
  3. What has the passing of Senate Bill 11, allowing producers to serve cocktails and more whiskey going to do for Jim Beam?
  4. Jim Beam is really pioneering and doing all flavored whiskey like the Apple and Honey, Black Cherry, Fire, Maple. Thoughts?
  5. Who’s your target market with these?
  6. Then you’ve got Jim Beam white label, black, double oak, devils’ cut, rye, bonded, single barrel,
  7. Tell us about the Jim Beam distiller’s masterpiece
  8. Names behind Knob Creek, Baker, Basil Hayden, OGD, Old Crow, Booker’s

 

Apr 14, 2017

Bourbon Truth, the infamous blogger and twitter persona known as Lloyd Christmas, gives a Bourbon Pursuit exclusive where no one is safe. He tells it like it is and let's you know not everything smells like roses.

  1. What made you start blogging? (spoiler alert, he has bone to pick with the Van Winkles)
  2. Let’s talk about distilleries and their non-sense tactics. Which ones stand out the most and why?
  3. Your latest blog post talked about the issues behind private barrel picks. Let’s talk because people are moving to these as the limited edition market is now flooded with people.
  4. Lets talk about marketing over the value of the bottles. What do you see consumers continually falling for?
  5. Distillers are continually pushing the envelope of cost. Bottles are increasing in price and even limited editions that were once $50 are now $350 at retail. These were always 15 year bourbons. What’s the long-term effect?
  6. Should a person that never drank Bourbon before 2017 take the precious bottles from those drinking it for 5 or 10 years? Are they worthy?
  7. Is there a problem with people “collecting” bourbon?
  8. Does Craft Whiskey stand a chance?

 

Apr 6, 2017

Fred Minnick interviews Tom Bulleit of the Bulleit Distilling Company for the Kentucky Derby Museum's Bourbon Legends Series.

  • Listen as Fred tries to pry information out of Tom about family history, stitzel-weller, age statements, and more

 

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