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Bourbon Pursuit: The Official Podcast of Bourbon | 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: September, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Freddie Johnson has a long resume. Previous guest on episode 59, 3rd Generation Employee at Buffalo Trace, and Tour Guide Extraordinaire. He joins to talk about Bourbon Pompeii, who was Thomas H Handy (THH) and other tidbits of random knowledge you only get from Freddie. It’s time to be your own boss! Learn more about franchising The UPS Store at http://theupsstorefranchising.com/bourbon The Eight Smart mattress will improve your sleep with cutting edge tech features. Visit eightsleep.com/pursuit & use code PURSUIT to get $100 off all mattresses
  • What’s been going on since the last time we talked?
  • You haven’t been getting a bigger head by reading all those 5 star TripAdvisor reviews have you?
  • Lets give everyone a little refresher about you and your family history at BT
  • So who’s going to continue the family tradition and be the 4th generation?
  • What are the ABCs of bourbon?
  • What is the origin of “the shot”?
  • Who was Thomas H. Handy?
  • Alright, this Bourbon Pompei, lets talk about it.
  • For some other geeks out there besides whisky geeks, you also took part in a new Buffalo Trace virtual reality tour. talk about that.
Sep 21, 2017
The bourbon community roundtable does a blind tasting with samples sent in by a fan of the show. The best bourbon bloggers out there are put to the test to see if they can figure out where it came from. You won’t believe what happens. Show notes below… It’s time to be your own boss! Learn more about franchising The UPS Store at http://theupsstorefranchising.com/bourbon Day Drinkin' Jerky! Always smoked, never dried. Made with Bourbon and other spirits. Use offer code pursuit to save 10% on your first order at DayDrinkinJerky.com
  • We’ve got a full house tonight with Blake from bourbonr.com, Nick from BreakingBourbon, Kerry of subourbia.com, Brian of SippnCorn, and Michael with @flightofbourbon as our special guest
  • Blake talks about tasting blind all the time
  • What do you do about wanting to sample limited releases, but you may not get the opportunity if you only have that 1 shot to buy the bottle?
  • Throughout the show we try samples A, B, C, and D.
Sep 14, 2017
Fred Minnick, multi-appearance guest on the show and author of the new book Rum Curious, educates us bourbon drinkers on why rum isn’t so bad and how the rum industry needs the passion of the bourbon community. It’s time to be your own boss! Learn more about franchising The UPS Store at http://theupsstorefranchising.com/bourbon
  • Back in February you had a article named “For Rum’s Sake”, an open letter to bourbon drinkers. Was it a plea?
  • Why rum? There’s lots of other spirits
  • Name a few brands that are accessible in parts of the US that are trustworthy.
  • So what’s wrong with Captain Morgan and those typical ones we all think of?
  • We know bourbon has 3 main ingredients, but what are some of the main ones going into rum?
  • We also have corn whiskey, rye whiskey, etc, any variants?
  • So people want to learn more about rum, besides your book, where are the rum fanatics?
  • Talk about the laws and labels for rum producers
  • What do you think about those companies that say they can create an aged rum in less than 7 days using technology?
  • Thanks to Emmet Klocker that sent us some samples from Lemon Hart, Havana Club, and 1931/
Sep 7, 2017
Beau Beckman, Barrel Select Manager at Buffalo Trace, is now a 2nd time guest! We talk about how the program has matured, why you only get to taste 4 barrels rather than more, how the barrels are chosen for the program versus the regular blend, and how you can get your own. Get 5% off your in-store and online orders at Art Eatables with offer code “Pursuit”
  • So what’s been happening since the last time we chatted back on episode 009?
  • You’ve managed to stay off the news radar it seems like except there was a good article Forbes put out recently and our good friend Bourbon Truth was talking about good private barrels and said you basically had to lick someone’s balls (especially Beau beckman) to get anywhere
  • So we just did a pick and you said you can have the barrel or we can send it off to Mexico
  • For anyone that doesn’t know and didn’t catch them up to speed on your family heritage that you bashfully don’t like to talk about
  • I was actually out here today doing a barrel selection of Buffalo Trace, talk me through the process of what I experienced today
  • The numbers have been dwindling at every place for barrel selections. Where it was once fruitful to try 12 or more barrels, sometimes it’s down to three. Is this just lack of mature whiskey?
    • or is it lets dwindle down these remaining barrels for single selections and then we will pull out new ones
  • How often does it happen someone will pass on a barrel and then the next group or the group after says something ridiculous like “oh man, that’s the honey barrel!”
  • speaking of honey barrels, do you really believe there are such a thing and how often do those go to single select?
  • how are the barrels chosen for single select, randomly? by a group of tasters?
  • I've had some very off profile barrels too
  • Coming and doing a barrel pick for new whiskey geeks is like the ultimate experience. What do you attribute to the success of a single barrel program?
  • Any advice for those stores who are itching to get on the program or know of a shortcut?
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