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The Official Podcast of Bourbon! The best in news, reviews and interviews with people making the bourbon whiskey industry happen. Join hosts Kenny Coleman, Ryan Cecil, and Fred Minnick as they talk with prominent guests and provide insight on American whiskey 3 times a week. Catch all new episodes every Thursday with special Whiskey Quickie reviews on Tuesday and get caught up on bourbon news with This Week in Bourbon on Friday.
 
The Bourbon Road is two Veterans sharing pours and good stories with interesting guests. Each week we sip on bourbon while talking with celebrities, musicians, chefs, authors, industry experts and everyone in between. If bourbon makes it better... or even the other way around, then we want to talk about it.
 
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**EXCLUSIVE** It's This Week in Bourbon for May 20th 2022. Evan Williams Single Barrel is being removed nationally and we've got an exclusive with Heaven Hill spokesperson, Josh Hafer, Freddie Noe has been given the title of 8th generation Master Distiller, $150k in stolen bourbon has been recovered and thieves have been arrested. Show Notes: **EXC…
 
We get lots of random emails. Most of the time it's recommendations for visiting kentucky, but if you are going to come just make sure you check out our Yelp list for of our recommendations. But every once in a while we get questions where people need our advice. This could be from brands or just individuals out there wanting to break into the indu…
 
Today Jim and Mike sit down with Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve. On this show we work through four expressions of Woodford while chatting with Chris about both the history and future of Woodford Reserve. https://www.woodfordreserve.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of b…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Puncher's Chance The D12tance Bourbon. This 12 year old bourbon is 96 proof and $120 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. Thi…
 
Today Jim and Mike review Treaty Oak's "The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon". Meant to be an easy sipper at 80 proof that is gentle on the palate. Lisen in as we give our review and recommendations. https://www.treatyoakdistilling.com/whiskey#dd-header Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon lov…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for May 13th 2022. Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets Go on sale, Longbranch and McConaughey launch the Wonder What If Campaign, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Enters the NFT space. Show Notes: Kentucky Bourbon Festival Tickets are now on sale Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has signed a four-year distribution agreement…
 
When you think of Coors, you are probably like me and you get the image of the silver bullet and the cold blue mountains on the side of the can. Or perhaps you know Molson-Coors as one of the top beverage brands in the world. But you most certainly didn't think of Coors as a whiskey company, until now. David Coors joins the show to talk about the f…
 
Today Jim and Mike discuss how to protect your bourbons from oxidationa dna damaging sunlight. How long should a bottle of bourbon last? Listen in for all the tips. https://thebourbonroad.com Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. You will be welcomed with open arms!…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey. This non-age stated rye is 115.2 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This i…
 
Today Jim and Mike review the new Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon. Priced at around $50 this new expression will get your attention. Listen in to get the entire review. https://www.basilhaydenbourbon.com/subtle-smoke Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. You will be welc…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for May 6th 2022. A new state of the art $72M contract distillation facility will be built in Elizabethtown, KY, Buffalo Trace is fighting backlash from local residents of Peak's Mill as bourbon warehouse expansion begins, and Jack Daniel's introduces Jack Daniel’s Bonded Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash Ble…
 
A few weeks ago on TWiB we talked about Barton 1792 closing the doors for tours indefinitely, but now we get to speculate. Was this because Sazerac feels they can't make it stand up to the current standard people expect of tours? Or was it a way to put all their eggs into turning the distillery into a workhorse for it brands? The Virginia ABC moved…
 
Today Jim and Mike sit down with two great ladies from the Kentucky Distillers Association and The Kentucky Bourbon Trail to talk about the great advances in spirits legislation here in Kentucky and how that effects visitors to the Bourbon Trail. https://kybourbon.com/ https://kybourbontrail.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "Th…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Heaven's Door Bootleg Volume 3. This 13 year old bourbon is 121.2 proof and $545 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is…
 
Jim and Mike review Larceny Barrel Proof A112 from Heaven Hill. It's always nice when you can get your hands on a bottle of this high octane whiskey. Listen in as we give you our thoughts on this release. https://larcenybourbon.com/barrel-proof Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon lovin…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 29th 2022. Heaven Hill will build a new $135M distillery in Bardstown, the American Craft Spirits Association elects an all female board of directors, and Chattanooga Whiskey announces its Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend. Show Notes: Heaven Hill will build a new $135M distillery in Bardstown American Craft Spiri…
 
Have you heard us talk about shipping bourbon on the show before? Of course you have. Heck, I know I sound like a broken record as we try to become more stewards for reform in this space by talking about it almost every week. But this time you get to hear from an Expert. Alex Koral is the Regulatory General Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant, a pionee…
 
This week, Mike sits down with Rob Rubens, Founder and Head Distiller of R6 Distillery out of El Segundo, California. Rob tells a great startup story while the two sip on their bourbon and rye. https://r6distillery.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. You will be wel…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Blue Run High Rye Bourbon (Fall 2021). This non-age stated bourbon is 111 proof and $90 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. …
 
Today Jim and Mike review Jim Beam's Pre-Probibition Style Rye Whiskey. At $22 this one is strongly in the value category. Listen in as we sip on it ang give you our opinion. https://www.jimbeam.com/en/bourbons/jim-beam-rye/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. You will b…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 22nd 2022. The Virginia ABC moves to a new randomized and confusing system for allocated bourbon, Independent Stave Company to open $30 million mill in Arkansas, and Orphan Barrel announces the release of Fable & Folly. Show Notes: The rumor mill says that Evan Williams single barrel is being pulled off shelves a…
 
There's nothing better than getting a fan of the show back on the program... but that fan also happens to be a master distiller at one of the most recognizable names in the kentucky distilling industry. Danny Kahn join us once again to talk about a few topics that we're all interested in hearing about. We cover the 1792 barrel program, then we take…
 
Jim sits down with David Coors of the Coors Whiskey Company to taste their Five Trail Blended American Whiskey. Listen in as Jim and David explore this interesting new whiskey that just earned a double gold at San Fransisco. https://www.fivetrail.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbo…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Chicken Cock Cotton Club Canadian Rye Whiskey. This 20 year old rye is 100 proof and $500 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review…
 
Today Jim and Mike review a rye whiskey from Brown County Indiana called Hard Truth. This is a fine sxample of an Indiana Straight Rye that you may want to give s shot. Maybe travel to Nashville Indiana and check it out. https://hardtruthdistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bour…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 15th 2022. Eboni Major, former blender at Bulleit is now suing Diageo, Barton 1792 Distillery suspends all tours, and Sweetens Cove launches Kennessee. Show Notes: San Francisco World Spirits Competition Results are in. Here's what I discovered Eboni Major, former blender at Bulleit is now suing Diageo Bardstown …
 
You can't run away from it... NFTs have now become the buzzword of 2022. Non-fungible tokens, or better known as NFTs was a prediction of mine at the end of 2021 but moreso looking into 2023. I didn't really think they would catch on this quickly and be adopted by so many in the whiskey industry. Now we are seeing the largest brands dip their toes …
 
Jim and Mike visit te home of Stephen Fante, Brand Ambassador for Limestone Branch Distillery and the Yellowstone Bourbon and Minor Case Rye brands. Listen in as we taste through their lineup. Check out the great give-a-way! https://limestonebranch.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bour…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Woodinville Moscatel Finished Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and $70 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. …
 
Today Jim and Mike review a single malt whiskey from R6 Distillery out of El Segundo California. We are quite suprised by this whiskey and can't wait to tell you all about the interesting flavor profile. https://r6distillery.com/single-malt/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving p…
 
I'm diving into our archives and presenting one of the amazing sessions that we held back in May of 2020 at the first and only Whiskey From Home event. Many people asked if another Whiskey From Home event would ever happen... and I thought long and hard about what it took to make this happen. Whiskey From Home had over 15k people stream it live dur…
 
It's Bourbon Community Roundtable #67 and this time it's all about limited editions. New records are being set for bottles at auction and many of us are thinking twice about opening up bottles. Red Hook went for $47k. The 5L bottle of OFC 1982 went for $60k. With so many LTEs, how do you determine what will make a bottle valuable in the future? Our…
 
Jim and Mike pay a visit to Castle and Key Distillery in Millville, Kentucky. Site of the Old Taylor Distillery and home to the one of the most highly anticipated bourbon releases of the year. Listen in as we give you the details while tasting some of Kentuckys finest spirits. https://castleandkey.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook grou…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon. This 5 year old bourbon is 88 proof and $40 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is…
 
Today Jim and Mike review a whiskey from Franklin, Kentucky near the Tennessee border. A small distillery called Dueling Grounds is producing a wheated bourbon that has our attention. Listen in as we give you the low-down on this cask strength single barrel. https://www.duelinggroundsdistillery.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, …
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for April 1st 2022. Three of the nation’s leading trade associations create ShipMySpirits coalition, Belle Meade Bourbon is being discontinued, and another Wild Turkey 101 bottle change is coming. Show Notes: KY Senate passes House Bill 500 and has now been signed into law by the governor TTB reminds us that advertising re…
 
Welcome back to Part 2 of my interview with Kathleen DiBenedetto. In part 1, Kathleen shared some of her greatest memories with Booker as she learned the business inside and out from him. In part 2, Kathleen talks about her own successes in the industry from going on the road and leading the bourbon tastings herself to eventually have her own batch…
 
Jim and Mike dive deep into their bar this week and grab two bottles that haven't been visited in a while. We encourage you to do the same. Listen in close becasue there is a huge giv-a-way in this episode! https://thebourbonroad.com Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. Y…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review WH McBrayer Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This 4 year old bourbon is 103.6 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. T…
 
It is the day after release of the long awaited Castle & Key Bourbon. Now it is here and we have a bottle to taste and review. Listen in as the guys give you the scoop on this highly anticipated spirit. https://castleandkey.com/pages/small-batch-bourbon-whiskey Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for March 25th 2022. American whiskey tariffs finally come to an end, Sotheby's broke a new record for American Whiskey at auction fetching US$1.63 million, and Michter’s will be waiting until 2023 to release its 10 Year Bourbon. Show Notes: A fake organization has been passing itself off as the genuine Diageo American whi…
 
This episode was never intended to be a two-parter. Once I sat down with our guest, I couldn't bring myself to hit the stop button because I wanted to keep hearing the stories she had to tell. Kathleen DiBenedetto is the Sr. Director, Premium Seed Brands but has had a near 30 year career span at Beam Suntory. And one of her first jobs was working a…
 
The Bourbon Road is on the road. Today Jim and Mike visit Michter's Distillery in Louisville to explore their fine offerings and talk with Andrea Wilson and Dan McKee about all things Michter's. This is an episode you do not want to miss. https://michters.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group …
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Michter's Toasted Barrel Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 91.4 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. Thi…
 
Listen in as Jim and Mike review a a fan favorite for this show. Clocking in a t a minimum of 10 years aged, the Russell's Reserve 10 Year Small Batch Bourbon get's the full attention of the boys today. https://www.russellsreserve.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people.…
 
It's This Week in Bourbon for March 18th 2022. Bourbon and Straight American whiskeys hit a new high for cases sold for the first time in over 40 years, House Bill 500 passes the Kentucky House, and Castle & Key is releasing their first ever small batch bourbon. Show Notes: Diageo, Brown-Forman and Edrington have suspended sales in Russia The Unite…
 
Many of you are listening to this show and you're starting to build your collection of bourbon. I was in your same shoes years ago and I would come home from the liquor store every week with a new bottle when I wasn't even 10% done with the bottle I bought the previous week. That same process goes on, you learn about limited editions, the hunt real…
 
The final stop on Big Chief's Texas Distillery Tour is at Treaty Oak Distilling in Dripping Springs Texas. Listen in as Mike walks us through their expressions while chatting with Daphne Cottrell, Distiller and Princess of Bourbon. https://www.treatyoakdistilling.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a grea…
 
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review OH Ingram Flagship Bourbon. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and $100 MSRP. Let us know what you think. Cheers! DISCLAIMER: The whiskey in this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy of the spirit producer. We were not compensated by the spirit producer for this review. This is ou…
 
A big give-a-way on today's show. Be sure not to miss this great episode as we review some delicious rye whiskey from Blackland Distillery in Fort Worth Texas. https://blacklandfw.com/ Be sure to check out our private Facebook group, "The Bourbon Roadies" for a great group of bourbon loving people. You will be welcomed with open arms!…
 
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