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Bourbon Pursuit

Sep 20, 2018

BP EXCLUSIVE! Get the inside experience of the 2018 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. Hear from icons in the whiskey industry as they stroll down the red carpet and listen to the heart warming speeches delivered by inductees from Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace, Matt Shattock, CEO of Beam Suntory, and Max Shapira, CEO of Heaven Hill. The first time ever this event is being made available to the public.
  • This week's Above the Char has Fred Minnick discussing friendships and choosing that right bottle to celebrate
  • The show starts off interviewing Fred Noe, Freddie Noe, and Matt Shattock of Jim Beam on the red carpet
  • Transitions to the ceremony where Eric Gregory, President of the KDA, introduces everyone
  • Louisville Mayor, Greg Fisher, gives an introduction of Matt Shattock
  • Matt's speech is delivered unedited
  • We transition back out to the red carpet to interview Freddie Johnson
  • The ceremony then kicks off with Eric Gregory talking about Freddie's history
  • A.J. Hochhalter, Film Producer of NEAT, introduces Freddie
  • Freddie delivers his speech and talks about his dad and family - completely unedited
  • The red carpet is alive once again talking to Mark Coffman, Master Distiller at Town Branch
  • The ceremony resumes with Eric Gregory giving a history of Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech
  • A short story from Jerry Summers, HOF 2017 inductee, about Pearse Lyons
  • The final red carpet appearance features Andy Shapira talking about his father Max, as well as Larry Kass with a brief history of Rittenhouse 21-25 year single barrels
  • The ceremony begins the wrap up with Eric Gregory giving Max Shapira's resume
  • Donn Lux, Chairman and President of Luxco, shares some funny stories of Max's attention to the bottom line
  • Max Shapira talks about his family, the history of Heaven Hill, and that growth will continue
  • Listen to all of our Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Town Branch, and Beam podcasts