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

The Official Podcast of Bourbon! Featuring interviews with the people making the bourbon industry happen. Listen to hear all the stories behind your favorite brands from master distillers, authors, pundits, bloggers, and more. A new podcast every week focused on America’s native spirit, bourbon.
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Mar 24, 2017

Mike Sherman, Owner of Vendome Copper and Brass Works, joins the show to talk about the art and craftsmanship that go into making the stills and how they have established being the best in the business after a century of being in business.

  1. Before we get into talk about what it is that you do here, let’s get your thoughts on bourbon. Do you drink it? or just love it because it means good business right now?
  2. For those listeners who have never heard of Vendome, give them an idea of what it is you all make here and why it’s important
  3. What else do you make here besides copper stills?
  4. Give us the history of Vendome and how you grew up in the business.
  5. Give us a break down of trial and error. Because at this point you are carrying on legacy, but the generations before you probably had to go through retooling, or refactoring of certain things to make the stills as reliable as they are.
  6. Terry Bone & Brent Melvin ask how customized are your products? do they start with a base design for the stills or is it entirely customized to the whiskey manufacturers desires?
  7. Is there any innovation thats going on or is pretty much copy/paste?
  8. Why is copper the element of choice when making a still?
  9. What makes Vendome stills unique?
  10. What’s the average time is takes to manufacture a still? I know that’s a loaded question but humor me.
  11. Follow @VendomeCopper and Like on Facebook

 

Mar 17, 2017

The Bourbon Community Roundtable #7 talks about their beginnings with bourbon. Where did it all start, the intimidating scenarios, tips for beginners, and even tips for veterans.

  1. What was your gateway bourbon? The one that started it all...
  2. Blake you started with a barrel-proof, why is that?
  3. Do you think it’s a smart idea to introduce people to bourbon with low proof vs high-proof?
  4. What bottles would you say are a must for a newb? I know this is very broad question, but if I was gonna start with 5 bottles, what would be on your list?
  5. What’s the most intimidating thing about being new to this?
  6. Tips to newbies getting into this
  7. Tips to veterans like us to help new people?
  8. What’s the first limited release bourbon that made you become a sucker for FOMO?

 

Mar 10, 2017

Bernie Lubbers, Whiskey Ambassador for Heaven Hill and also known as The Whiskey Professor, joins the show to talk about bottled-in-bond and what makes these bourbons “bricks of gold”.

 

  1. Talk about Bern’s Corner and how you arrange your bottles
  2. What has made you so fascinated with Bottled-in-Bond?
  3. Talk about the issue or necessity behind bottled-in-bond
  4. When people were diluting whiskey or using tobacco spit, were people still buying it?
  5. Why 100 proof and not 90 or 80?
  6. Is the bottled-in-bond act still a binding piece of legislation?
  7. So you can have bottled-in-bond of spirits other than bourbon?
  8. There is an interpretation for bottled-in-bond corn whiskey
  9. Why did Issac Wolfe Bernheim against the bottled-in-bond act?
  10. Talk about Colonel Taylor and his involvement
  11. Were there any palms that were greased to make this happen?
  12. After this bill passed, did it put brands out of business?
  13. What’s the importance of having bottled-in-bond today?
  14. What is the responsible for the resurgence of bottled-in-bond?
Mar 3, 2017

Tim Knittel, Bourbon Educator at Distilled-Living.com and a certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, kicks off "back to basics" month by giving an in-depth Bourbon 101 and 201 level knowledge bomb. You will learn something new, guarenteed or your money back!

  1. let's start from the top. What is bourbon?
  2. How's it made?
  3. What goes into it?
  4. What's the average proof coming off the distillate?
  5. Some people say that limestone water is a big reason why Kentucky bourbon taste better. Is that true or can I get the same effect out of a garden hose?
  6. Is anything stopping someone outside of America from making a bourbon or it just can't be called that?
  7. What advice do you give people of the first bottles to buy that give you a variable taste range?
  8. So people like us who think we know everything, what's a common misperception or falsification we tend to fall for?
  9. What’s the most common question you get asked at your tastings

 

Feb 24, 2017

Brent Elliott, Master Distiller at Four Roses, talks about how he never owned a bottle of Four Roses until he interviewed and how the conversation went when he was tapped to be the new Master Distiller.

  1. Talk about growing up in Owensboro, your history and education
  2. What made you want to get into bourbon?
  3. Were you a Four Roses bourbon fan when you applied to work here?
  4. Was Four Roses the first place you looked at working?
  5. How long have you been working at Four Roses?
  6. Talk a little bit about working with Jim Rutledge under his tutelage.
  7. So talk about that phone call, when it’s usually depicted in the movies as being called up to the CEOs office on the 33rd floor to get that big promotion
  8. Why is there not a rye whiskey offered by Four Roses?
  9. What about the rage of barrel finishes or cinnamon whiskey?
  10. From Kevin Ragland on Facebook - How was the process for selecting 2016 LE went since it was the first time you would have done it without Jim.
  11. Why did you come out and call it Elliott’s Select instead of just the normal 2016 Limited Edition Single Barrel?
  12. From Travis Roberts on Facebook - Will FR continue their barrel selections in the future and if so, will they eventually be able to offer barrels aged 10+ years again to consumers?
  13. Talk about life outside of bourbon

 

Feb 17, 2017

The Bourbon Community Roundtable #6 discusses Beam sales tactics with OGD114 news, Buffalo Trace OFC conspiracy theories, and is there a bias towards NDP/MGP when buying off the shelf.

  1. Blake from Bourbonr.com, Nick from BreakingBourbon.com and Kerry from Subourbia.com.
  2. OGD 114 is here to stay. Another Beam ploy to drive shelf sales.
  3. There’s been no shortage of getting your chance to buy raffle tickets for the Buffalo Trace OFC bottles. They carry a suggested price tag of $8-10k. Is there a hidden motive here by Buffalo Trace? A clever coup by BT to bring a bottle to market valued at $10k then release more OFC to the general market at $1k and call it a bargain?
  4. NDP, MGP, and the bias. Do you hold a grudge against NDPs and refuse to buy? Or are you a believer that the flavor can come from aging and finishing rather than the distillate.
  5. Bruce Schwalm: Question for the panel: If we geeks are the 1% of the drinkers, why aren't we more focused on the art and less on the marketing?

 

Feb 10, 2017

James Markert, author of The Angel’s Share, joins the show to share information about the first fictional novel based on bourbon that takes place in Twisted Tree, Kentucky on an old family distillery that was abandoned after prohibition.

  1. Talk about your brush with bourbon
  2. Let’s talk about The Angel’s Share, what’s the premise of the story?
  3. What are some distilleries where you got inspiration?
  4. Does it take a different kind of author to write something completely fictional?
  5. Do you have a fascination with the 1920’s gangster era?
  6. What does this book mean to you as you carve out a new mark in bourbon history?

 

Feb 2, 2017

Elizabeth McCall, Sensory Scientist and Master Taster at Brown-Forman, joins the show to share what happens behind the white curtain and how people with a psychologist degree are recruited into bourbon.

  1. Talk about your past, growing up and your education
  2. What got you into brown spirits
  3. Did you have family influences or connections to the spirits industry?
  4. So I have to be honest, we have done the rounds with Master Distillers and they always give credit to people like you, but lets get an idea of your day to day responsibilities
  5. What else happens in the lab? we need to give our listeners an idea of what’s happening behind the curtain so-to-speak
  6. So why psychologists for being sensory scientists? go deeper there
  7. What’s the most important sense when it comes to making a product consistent?
  8. What does catching a cold have on the influence of the bourbon your doing that day? or do you have an addiction to Afrin nasal decongestant?
  9. What sort of training goes into becoming a master taster?
  10. From Matt Fisher on Facebook: Super nerdy and specific. With most bourbon drinkers using Glencairn glasses at home, why does the distillery use Copita Nosing glasses vs the Glencairn? Looking for an expert opinion of why they use the Copita.
  11. I watched part of your presentation of change and you gave a good explanation of why people mix their bourbon with coke, explain that
  12. Talk about your other passion of horses

 

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

 

Dec 29, 2016

John Little, VP and Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler, talks about the how the whole operation started from a note his father-in-law from Time. John dives into the roots of his current distillation and the single barrels seen on the market.

  1. Talk a little about your past and how you got into Whiskey
  2. What made you want to start a bourbon company a long time ago outside of KY?
  3. Talk about Smooth Ambler for a bit and what you offer
  4. Talk about the name behind it as well. Smooth Ambler, Contradiction, Old Scout, etc;
  5. So how did you learn about the distilling process since you didn’t have a background in it?
  6. You all don’t hide the fact that a lot of what’s on the market today is sourced from MGP. But there was a question that was brought up by Ryan Lintz that asked “Why Does SA MGP sourced bourbon taste so much better than others? Is it because it’s bottled at Cask Strength? Or is it a mental hype train thing?”
  7. The Old Scout store picks have had wild success. It seems like people can’t get enough of them
  8. Are we ever going to see Very Old Old Scout again?
  9. The biggest news as of late was Pernod Ricard has taken a majority stake in your company. First off, congratulations. I hope we’re going to see a new ferrari in your driveway soon, but what does this mean for your business.

 

Dec 29, 2016

John Little, VP and Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler, talks about the how the whole operation started from a note his father-in-law from Time. John dives into the roots of his current distillation and the single barrels seen on the market.

  1. Talk a little about your past and how you got into Whiskey
  2. What made you want to start a bourbon company a long time ago outside of KY?
  3. Talk about Smooth Ambler for a bit and what you offer
  4. Talk about the name behind it as well. Smooth Ambler, Contradiction, Old Scout, etc;
  5. So how did you learn about the distilling process since you didn’t have a background in it?
  6. You all don’t hide the fact that a lot of what’s on the market today is sourced from MGP. But there was a question that was brought up by Ryan Lintz that asked “Why Does SA MGP sourced bourbon taste so much better than others? Is it because it’s bottled at Cask Strength? Or is it a mental hype train thing?”
  7. The Old Scout store picks have had wild success. It seems like people can’t get enough of them
  8. Are we ever going to see Very Old Old Scout again?
  9. The biggest news as of late was Pernod Ricard has taken a majority stake in your company. First off, congratulations. I hope we’re going to see a new ferrari in your driveway soon, but what does this mean for your business.

 

Dec 23, 2016

This one is going to be a heater in December! Join Bourbon Pursuit along with bloggers from Bourbonr, Subrourbia, and Sipp'n Corn to talk about these following questions and a 2016 Year in Review:

  1. Let's bring the heat. What the hell is Beam doing?!
  2. On the last episode we talked about gifting bourbon in the $50 or $100 range. Now, what bourbons do you "want" to be gifted if you had the choice?
  3. Was 2016 a year of dud bourbons?
  4. What was one thing you were happy about and one thing that pissed you off in 2016?
Dec 15, 2016

Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller and Legend at Wild Turkey, sits down to tell his story. He thinks he’s “Plain Ol’ Jimmy” but once you hear his stories about childhood, befriending the likeness of greats in the industry, and sharing his wealth of knowledge you will see he really is an icon.

  1. I want to talk about your history before Wild Turkey.
  2. Talk a little bit about your childhood and upbringing. Sports, basketball, track, baseball.
  3. I know your father and grandfather were in this whiskey business, is that why you got into the bourbon industry?
  4. Were you always around bourbon?
  5. What made you come to Wild Turkey in beginning?
  6. What was the state of Wild Turkey when you joined?
  7. How big was the operation?
  8. Who were your mentors?
  9. How have you embraced a lot of modern distillation techniques with computers and automation taking over?
  10. What was life like for you before the boom?
  11. Did you ever make any radical changes to Wild Turkey?
  12. You were best friends with the greatest minds in the industry before bourbon was cool. Talk about the comradery between people like you, Elmer, Booker, and the like.
  13. Now that bourbon is in the spotlight, are you hesitant on taking a backseat because at 82 years old, you won’t stop and you continue to travel to talk about Wild Turkey.
  14. Your son Eddie now has taken the spot light. What’s it mean to you that you get to trust the business to him?
  15. From @bourbonooga: Do they wish the old distillery was still down by where Warehouse A sits?
  16. From @Primo55: The eternal debate: Cheesy Gold Foil 12yr or Split Label 12 yr?
  17. What do you think is the best product that ever came out of here?
  18. Give us your thoughts on the 6-8 vs older aged bourbons?
  19. From @BreakingBourbon: Share a drink with anyone past/present/future who would it be and why?
  20. What are some of those things that you want to leave as a legacy?
Dec 10, 2016

Kevin Didio, Manager of Kentucky Visitor Experience at Bulleit Frontier Experience, talks about his career in bourbon with multiple distilleries, dives into the history of Stitzel-Weller and IW Harper, and talks about the visitor attractions you can see at the reinstated Stitzel-Weller Distillery.

  1. Talk about your role here at the Bulleit Frontier.
  2. Before we talk about some of the other positions you've held, Talk about how you got into bourbon. I found my calling in college, what about you?
  3. Talk about your career with various players in the industry
  4. Talk about more about your time at Jim Beam and what you were doing
  5. This is also the historic site of the Old Fitzgerald / Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Now, we do have a lot of people listening for the education, so talk about the history of the distillery itself.
  6. Can you comment on what you think made people Stitzel-Weller crazy?
  7. Talk about what's happening on the grounds here today. Distillation? Aging? Bottling? Brands?
  8. Is there a possibility that Bulleit can have the same product as the famed Stitzel-Weller?
  9. Talk about the bottling happening here
  10. Give people the small run-down of Bulleit history
  11. Talk about Blade and Bow
  12. It's a bit of an odd duck here because this is owned by Diageo. You've got a whole heap of brands that you can talk about. Bulleit, IW Harper, Orphan Barrels, blade and Bow etc. Talk about which one of those you have a bigger fascination with and why
  13. At this point, I guess we never talked about some IW Harper history. Can you school us there?
  14. Talk about a typical tour done here?
  15. How can people schedule tours?

 

Dec 2, 2016

Bourbon Community Roundtable #3 - we discuss best bottles for the dollar, holiday sharing, hunting stories, and Kerry’s #pappyslap

  1. Max Gordian on Bourbonr Facebook: Just curious, how long do you usually let your bourbon breathe after you pour a glass?
  2. What's the -cheapest- bottle worth having?
  3. The holidays are coming up with the family. We've all got family members who like bourbon but not on our level. Do you bring the goods or some of the regular stuff you want to deplete?
  4. What's your favorite $50. That cuts out things like OWA as well as pretty much any LTO
  5. What's the furthest you've traveled for a bottle and what did you get?
  6. So this past week on Twitter, Kerry finally got Julian to drop a bomb.

 

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
Oct 28, 2016

Bourbon Community Roundtable #2 - we discuss bourbon regrets, thoughts on bottle signings, what brand markets best, and weller special reserve.

  1. Watch it on Bourbon Pursuit's YouTube Page
  2. Joined by Blake from Bourbonr.com, Jordan from BreakingBourbon.com, and Brian from Sipp'n Corn.
  3. What's your biggest bourbon regret?
  4. Getting bottles signed. your thoughts?
  5. What distillery or brand does the best job marketing their products?
  6. Why do people really give a shit or go crazy for regular weller special reserve?
Oct 22, 2016

Fred Minnick, acclaimed bourbon author who also happens to have the Amazon #1 Best Selling book in the Whiskey Category Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, shares his history before bourbon, dive into chapters of bourbon history, and get his opinion on barrel finishes if it’s still a bourbon and age statement removals

  1. Acclaimed bourbon author and media pundit on all things bourbon who is always dressed to the 9s and who also happens to have the Amazon #1 Best Selling book in the Whiskey Category Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey
  2. Now lets talk about life before bourbon. What were you doing before then?
  3. What was the turning point that got you into bourbon or just whiskey in general?
  4. Let’s talk about your latest book Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey and I want to read everyone the first line from it so they have an idea what they are in for.
    “Bourbon is more American than Apple Pie, existed before baseball, and has built more roads, schools, and government infrastructure than any other non-petroleum domestic product” and you finish off the thought with “Bourbon is good for America. And it’s time we understand the historic intricacies that make it so unique”
  5. Talk about the inspiration behind writing this piece.
  6. I want to learn a bit about some of the individual chapters without giving too much away. So i’ll give you the title for a few of them and give the listeners an idea of what they can expect when they read
  7. What did you learn through the process of writing?
  8. Last week there was a pretty interesting discussion happening online and everyone has to weigh their own opinion. It was an argument that a bourbon finished in a different barrel can no longer be considered a bourbon and should have it’s own category defining itself. What’s your thoughts on finished bourbon in regards to the technicality of their category?
  9. You can find all of Fred’s books including Bourbon Curious, Whiskey Women and more on Amazon and links on his website fredminnick.com
Oct 14, 2016

Tom Herbruck, Master Brewer and Distiller of Tom’s Foolery, and his wife Lianne, Rack House Manager, share their beginnings when Tom ran a still at the age of 15 and turning his hobby into a business that is producing the first bonded bourbon outside of Kentucky in over 50 years.

  1. Shout out to Ryan Lintz and Edwin Vargas. Both of these guys came to me and said “you’ve got to hear this story”. So thanks to these listener requests, we are making this happen.
  2. Talk about how the distillery began.
  3. What mistakes did you make early on that you’ve perfected
  4. How many different still do you have and do you do different spirits on each?
  5. Any wheated bourbon?
  6. Any interesting barrel finishes?
  7. Update on the new gift shop/distillery?
  8. Brian Harkless from twitter asks: i’ve seen two different colors of wax for BiB. he has white. i have a cool copper color. any differences?
  9. Follow Tom’s Foolery on twitter (@nobodysfool2), Facebook, and Instagram
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