Info

Bourbon Pursuit: The Official Podcast of Bourbon | Insiders, Pundits, and Master Distillers of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry

The Official Podcast of Bourbon! Bourbon Pursuit interviews icons in the bourbon whiskey industry who share their story and give a behind the scenes look at the people that make whiskey so enjoyable.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Bourbon Pursuit: The Official Podcast of Bourbon | Insiders, Pundits, and Master Distillers of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry
2018
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 28, 2017
Enjoying a glass of bourbon while smoking a cigar seems like an average Friday night to some people. However, pairing a bourbon and cigar can be more complicated than you think. We sit down with Jake Glancy and Jeremy Kendrick of Jake's Cigar Bar to get a complete cigar 101 lesson on everything from cuts, types, leaf varieties, and more to understand how the unique flavor of a cigar will compliment different types of bourbon. You will want to rush outside and smoke a cigar after listening to this one!   Episode Sponsors: Ledbury offers premium high-quality button-down shirts and apparel with easy returns and top-notch customer service. Visit Ledbury.com/bourbon today and use the code BOURBON at checkout to get 20% off your first order. Vincero Watches have a modern and contemporary style the looks bold and professional. So Don’t just get A watch, get THE watch. Get 15% off all of Vincero’s stunning collection using promo code BOURBON   Show Notes:
  • Let's start from the beginning and talk about the types of cuts
  • How do you pick the ring gauge or size of cigars?
  • Talk about the wrappers and what flavors each type release
  • What's the difference between tobacco in Nicaragua and Honduras versus in Kentucky?
  • Talk about hand-rolled versus machine-rolled.
  • Bourbon drinkers have a progression from mixing to neat, what about cigar smokers?
  • What do you mean by tasting a cigar by "thirds"?
  • It's moving from cigars and scotch to cigars and bourbon. What's the initiative?
  • Describe the different shapes of cigars
  • When you're smoking a cigar do your taste buds or receptors change rather than drinking bourbon alone?
  • What's the sweet spot for the third in your opinion?
  • I'm going to throw some bourbons at you and you tell me what cigars would pair well.
  • Talk about higher in proof bourbons like Stagg Jr and barrel proof bourbons and the cigars that pair well
  • It seems like Four Roses pairs well with any cigar
  • Talk about barrel aged cigars
  • What about something super light like 80 proof Basil Hayden
  • Rye whiskey is growing in popularity. How does rye whiskey stand up in cigar pairing?
  • How about something that's super oaky like Elijah Craig 23?
  • How about finished bourbons like Angel's Envy port finished bourbon?
  • The craft market is booming but what do you pair with something that has a grain forward flavor?
  • Talk about the Van Winkle Cigars. Are they good or are they hype?
  • I see a lot more Barrel aged cigars on the market and I am curious for recommendations and also some info on the technique and how it imparts the flavor from the barrel to the tobacco.
  • Are Cubans really that much better?
  • Get 15% off at Jake's by mentioning you heard about them on Bourbon Pursuit!
Dec 26, 2017
It's a controversial topic amongst bourbon purists. Can you replicate all the effects Mother Nature and Father Time add to the bourbon that rests inside a barrel? Jacob Call, Master Distiller at O.Z. Tyler, comes from a long family lineage of distillers and decided to do take on an industry with Terressentia using TerrePURE technology. Learn about the growth of this startup and small bit about the technology in this episode.   Episode Sponsor: Vincero Watches have a modern and contemporary style the looks bold and professional. So Don’t just get A watch, get THE watch. Get 15% off all of Vincero’s stunning collection using promo code BOURBON   Show Notes:
  • How did you get involved with bourbon and got you here today?
  • Do you have any good stories with being around Booker and Fred?
  • Tell us a bit about the property here in Owensboro
  • How bad of shape was this Old Medley Distillery when you got here?
  • I was surprised at the size, it seems like you're pumping out a bunch of product
  • What is creating all this expansion especially when you are so new?
  • Explain the TerrePURE process because you're expediting the aging
  • So it's not just marketing BS?
  • Do you worry about bourbon purists not enjoying this when you talk about age statements and the like?
  • If it works so well, why wouldn't the big boys want to license this?
  • Talk a bit about the O.Z. Tyler Brand
  • Will there be other brands to come out?
  • So it has to be barreled for at least a year to be labeled Kentucky bourbon
  • I was blown away by the taste. It actually tastes like a 4 year old bourbon.
  • Where is Terressentia focused for the future?
Dec 21, 2017

This new episode is a flash back to an interview Ryan performed while at Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2017 while sitting with one of the shows all-time favorite guests, Bill Thomas. In addition we're joined by the likes of Mike Jasinski, Jared Hymen, and Mike Miller of Delilahs in Chicago. This is a regular who's who in bourbon and it's great take on the industry of high-end bourbon pours, and the savviness of bourbon markets.   Show Sponsors: Vincero Watches have a modern and contemporary style the looks bold and professional. So Don’t just get A watch, get THE watch. Get 15% off all of Vincero’s stunning collection using promo code BOURBON Ledbury offers premium high-quality button-down shirts and apparel with easy returns and top-notch customer service. Visit Ledbury.com/bourbon today and use the code BOURBON at checkout to get 20% off your first order.   Show notes:

  • Talk about Bourbon Bonanza and Jeeps for Joy
  • What is hunting like now?
  • How is value perceived on a certain bottle when the seller is looking at asinine market prices?
  • Is dusty bourbon supply now able to meet demand and not as hard to find?
  • How do you protect yourself from fakes in the secondary market?
  • Do laser codes even matter?
  • How do you find those value pours at your establishments?

View all our other Bill Thomas episodes

Dec 14, 2017
In this final Bourbon Community Roundtable of 2017 (it's the 15th edition) we look at the unique rise of trading bourbon for bitcoin weighing out the pros and cons, a look back into how the bourbon community has changed for the worse in 2017 and we cap it off talking about our favorite Bourbon and Rye releases of the year. Our Sponsors: Vincero Watches have a modern and contemporary style the looks bold and professional. So Don’t just get A watch, get THE watch. Get 15% off all of Vincero's stunning collection using promo code BOURBON Ledbury offers premium high-quality button-down shirts and apparel with easy returns and top-notch customer service. Visit Ledbury.com/bourbon today and use the code BOURBON at checkout to get 20% off your first order. Show Notes:
  • In recent news, we’ve talked about different ways of trading for bourbon. I’ve traded landscape work. I know Ryan has traded his services for boxes of Jefferson’s before. But the new trend is bitcoin. So before we get into the pros and cons of doing a bourbon trade with bitcoin, who has taken the leap and bought some?
  • It’s really hard these days to find a good forum that doesn’t start lashing out or people that post their life’s collection of pappy that create a whirlwind of comments. At one point Bourbon Info Exchange and Bourbonr were good places you could go for just normal discussion. But lately, it’s become a game of who can make the poster feel like a douche. I’m honestly a bit appalled by it all. It has ruined the sense of community. there was once a time when you could try and become educated but everyone is quick to jump on ridiculing people now. It’s certainly not a friendly community any longer.
  • Ok.. the time has finally come. Our Bourbon of the year choices. lets have a discussion about this because I know not everyone has tasted everything.
  • Surprise Barrel for our fans!!!
Dec 6, 2017
If you think the bourbon frenzy has gotten bad here in the US, well you don't know what it's like to live outside the borders. This episode features Ed Rosie and Andrew Watson, members of the British Bourbon Society, as we we discuss the transition of scotch drinkers to bourbon, the European search for dusties, and how it's nearly impossible to get your hands on store picks which we take for granted.   Thank you to our show sponsors: Ledbury offers premium high-quality button-down shirts and apparel with easy returns and top-notch customer service. Visit Ledbury.com/bourbon today and use the code BOURBON at checkout to get 20% off your first order. The finest bourbon chocolates in the world! Get 5% off your in-store and online orders at Art Eatables with offer code “Pursuit”   Show Notes:
  • How did you get into bourbon
  • What is the British Bourbon Society all about?
  • Talk about the current state of affairs with bourbon in the UK.
  • How much have you seen the EU pick up on this? Are there dedicated bars? Are bartender cocktails changing?
  • Is it cheaper to have your booze imported from a different country?
  • Have you taken all the dusty bourbon out of Europe?
  • I have friends from the UK and when they visit they tend to bring extra suitcases for shopping because things are just cheaper here. How do the prices compare to the US with taxes?
  • How often are you making pilgrimages to go shopping?
  • At this point, Trump is making more enemies across the globe and within our own country. Back in July, the European Union talked about a retaliatory tariff on steel imports. They said there would be heavy taxes on American whiskey. And the senate majority leader is Mitch McConnell who represents Kentucky, so it’s no wonder why they would go straight for the groin. As bourbon begins to boom and flourish in export markets this could really hit home as every distillery is in hyper-growth phases. Fred Minnick had an article on the NYTimes that really touched on the subject. I want to get your opinions on what this tax could potentially do
  • What’s the difference in the legalities? still a 3 tier system?
  • You also have some interesting export only bourbons you have access to. Wild Turkey 12 year. Blantons SFTB and Gold and Reserve. But what do we have in the US you wish you had every day access to?
1