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FBI Agent Phil Carson has held onto a secret for fifteen years, which will prove for the final time that there was a cover-up of the murder of Hip-Hop Superstar The Notorious B.I.G. by officials at the LAPD. Agent Carson is talking, and journalist Don Sikorski has the FBI Files to prove it. This ground-breaking podcast spans twenty years inside the underbelly of crime in the dark forces of the LAPD that used power and influence to hide the evidence and facts. LAPD Officers orchestrated the m ...
 
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With all the new and old whiskey drinkers trying to get the same bottles, there are many expressions that are hard to find. This episode goes through a list of quality shelf available rye whiskey products that are sure to please any whiskey lover. I provide a quick rye review along with a little backstory to help you feel more connected to the bran…
 
Snake River Farms is the United States' largest producer of Wagyu beef. They also produce prime grade steaks through Double R Ranch. While both brands supply many of the top restaurants in the country they had a local customer that was able to help me tackle this topic. Local Yocal is a well respected restaurant located in McKinney TX. What is uniq…
 
Covid has affected us all. Lack of social interaction has created a mental health crisis. Whiskey related gatherings were a natural deterrent to this separation. This is why I interviewed Jamie and Jake. Jamie Biel is the Director of Science and Sustainability for Treaty Oak Distillery. Jake Clements is the founder of the Texas Whiskey Festival. Th…
 
There are two main still types used for commercial whiskey production in the US. In this episode we talk with Phillip Dormont who is the Director of Product Development for Treaty Oak Distilling. He runs both their column still and their pot still. He explains the difference and we taste white dog from both side by side. Enjoy! Please Subscribe, Re…
 
Every bourbon enthusiast I know goes down the bourbon rabbit hole researching the history of the spirit, its makers, its brands, etc. This video is mean to be a jumpstart for those truly interested in the United States' native spirit. We discuss the historical events that influenced the ups and downs of bourbon's history, where bourbon got its name…
 
Journalist Don Sikorski goes in search of David Mack and Rafael Perez. The closing episode of Season One of The Dossier leaves more questions than answers. Will the FBI reopen this case based on the evidence and the story of Phil Carson? Will Miss Wallace and Perry Sanders refile the civil case against the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD? Finally,…
 
If you have gone shopping for bourbon lately you have no doubt noticed that many bourbons that used to be available on the shelf are missing. There are a large number of new bourbon enthusiasts entering the market. I asked my whiskey club (Someone Say Whiskey) why they thought bourbon is so popular. Here are the top 9 crowdsourced reasons. Cheers! …
 
Phil Carson interviewed Eugene Deal in 2004 as part of his sprawling FBI investigation into the murder of Biggie. Now, 17 years later, the two of them are reunited to discuss their individual journeys inside the case and the lies that have evolved over the course of time. Phil and Gene also talk about a mysterious photograph that is in the possessi…
 
The whiskey world is filled with "experts" who want to tell you what you should and should not like. This episode explores seven of the whiskeys whose names are most often brought up when a flavor debate starts. Before you judge please know this episode is meant to create unity. Watch and enjoy. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
Director Brad Furman has spent the last two years working on the feature film City of Lies, starring Johnny Depp and Forrest Whitaker. The film is based on Randall Sullivan's book Labyrinth, which delves into LAPD Robbery Homicide Investigator Russell Poole's work. Don Sikorski, Furman, and producer Jess Fuerst talk through the movie's origin story…
 
With so many great bottles of bourbon disappearing off of shelves single barrel selections have become the big get for whiskey enthusiasts everywhere. Despite their popularity many of the barrel pick hunters have no idea how they get picked. I thought it would be fun to show what happened at 2 real barrel picks. There is the group instruction, the …
 
Author Randall Sullivan has investigated the LAPD cover-up of Biggie for close to twenty years. His two books Labyrinth and the sequel Dead Wrong are really the Bible when it comes to information on how the LAPD, City of Los Angeles, and Us Attorney inside Los Angeles orchestrated the cover-up. Randall sits down with Phil Carson and Don Sikorski fo…
 
Bourbon and Scotch are very different. In this episode we discuss the differences and my dirty scotch loving friend Cullen Lemley tries to convert me to the dark side of Scotch. Watch to see how he does! 0:00 Intro 0:45 Scotch Taste Like Treason 4:03 Differences in how They're Made 22:40 Still Austin Bourbon 23:35 Old Rip VanWinkle 25:30 Elijah Cra…
 
Bourbon Real Talk host Randall Sullivan reviews The Prideful Goat Batch 1. Randall, along with friend Kristopher Hart (host of Whiskey Neat), were given creative control by Gulf Coast Distillers to create a new label for this release of 15 year Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Not only did Randall get to help create the label (Hart did all the creative w…
 
Bernie Lubbers is a titan in the whiskey industry. He has spent his career spreading the good word about the Bottled In Bond Act. We sit down with the man himself and learn about the Bottled in Bond Act and hear about the amazing career Bernie has made over 15 years as a global brand ambassador. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
Bernie Lubbers is a titan in the whiskey industry. He has spend his career spreading the good word about the Bottled In Bond Act. We sit down with the man himself and learn about the Bottled in Bond Act and hear about the amazing career Bernie has made over 15 years as a global brand ambassador. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
With so many brands touting some new production method that makes the whiskey taste old or better how do consumers know what to believe? Nick Scarff is a bioengineer with Next Century Spirits. In this episode, we discuss techniques that show promise and discuss some parameters for consumers to be able to evaluate on their own what is true innovatio…
 
Filmmaker/Journalist RJ Bond sets the record straight with Don Sikorski about his vast work surrounding both the Biggie and Tupac cases. He talks about the final days of Russell Poole and the internal dynamics of the Los Angeles Police Department and the City. RJ also delves into his history investigating the Compton Police Department, Death Row, a…
 
What do a luxury watch store and whiskey have in common? More than you would think. Dan Broadfoot, owner of TLW, has come up with a novel way to combine his passion for a fine timepiece and a fine dram...and there might even be a substantial discount on a luxury watch in the deal. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
Alex Baptista has a whiskey collection somewhere between 500 and 600 bottles that are worth over $200,000. In this episode Alex tours us through his collection, shares stories about some of his most valuable bottles, and explains how he became so involved in the hobby of collecting whiskey. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
Before Phil Carson opened an FBI Investigation into the LAPD corruption and the cover-up of Biggie's murder, he was one of a handful of FBI assigned to a federal task force called RAMFIT. This task force was supposed to look into all the officers inside the Rampart Division and track down the alleged crimes defined by Rafael Perez's deal with the L…
 
In this crazy day of Covid, almost every whiskey expo or festival has been cancelled. Fred Minnick, who would normally be involved with all of the largest whiskey related in person events, has been virtually shut down by social distancing. Fred has come up with an amazing technological solution to this problem, and in this podcast we get to know a …
 
Journalist Don Sikorski tracks down the audio from a rare documentary series done by PBS and Frontline. Sikorski analyzes, criticizes, and deconstructs the story of the Rampart Police Scandal. Audio interviews with LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, Robbery/Homicide Detective Bryan Tyndall, and LA District Attorney Gl Garcetti as it relates to the Rampart P…
 
In the age of Covid we have to find ways to stay connected. The Facebook whiskey group Someone Say Whiskey (Randall Sullivan host of BRT helps Admin) has been trying to keep its community connected and informed by bringing on brand ambassadors from iconic distilleries around the world to educate while we drink their amazing whiskey (and in this cas…
 
In the narrative of Biggie's murder investigations, former LAPD Investigator Greg Kading has stated that he has solved both the murders of Biggie and Tupac. Journalist Don Sikorski explores Kading's theory and statements about Phil Carson and the LAPD cover-up. Misinformation has thrived for years, supported by unchallenged evidence in the murder o…
 
If you have ever had the opportunity to try a whiskey from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s you have been blessed with a taste of history. You would have no doubt noticed that the whiskey tastes very different from the same producer's modern releases. This episode attempts to shed some light on why. This is not an exhaustive list, but we discuss 19 differ…
 
Journalist Don Sikorski interviews Phil Carson on the treasure trove of documents acquired through the Freedom Of Information Act. Phil breaks down an elaborate ruse by LA City Attorney Paul Paquette that involves David Mack taking a lie detector test. Phil Carson also speaks about the ballistic evidence in Biggie's murder and how the LAPD handled …
 
The boom in American whiskey caused an explosion of growth in the form of new whiskey producers and new brands by old producers. Many of these brands have unknown origins despite their prices being extraordinarily high.This piece is an attempt at making sense of the new brands market for consumers who have not done enough research to know the true …
 
Don Sikorski interviews Compton based journalist Michael Carlin about his work and information related to the murder of Biggie. Carlin traces the deep connections inside Compton, California, that led to Biggie's murder. Carlin also shares audio he recorded of Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight. Suge discusses both the murders of Tupac a…
 
The end of every year is filled with drops of the rarest American whiskey. All the Van Winkle line, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and many other rare whiskeys are about to come out. How do you find a retailer that will sell them to you at a reasonable price. This episode will share some of the whiskey hunting secrets I have collected over the y…
 
Phil Carson investigated the murder of Biggie for close to 2 years inside the FBI. With the approval of his bosses, Carson took the prosecutive report to the United States Attorney in Los Angeles to file charges against LAPD Officers David Mack, Rafael Perez, and the LAPD as it relates to the cover-up in the murder of Biggie. Journalist Don Sikorsk…
 
With allocated bottles so hard to find many whiskey lovers have turned to purchasing Barrel Picks AKA Single Barrel Selections. This is a peak behind the scenes of how they happen. If you want to learn how to get a barrel pick or just to get an idea of what had to happen to get the unique bottle into your hand this is for you. Please Subscribe, Rev…
 
FBI Informant Mario Hammonds was deposed in San Quentin Prison by lawyer Rob Frank on behalf of Voletta Wallace during the civil trial against the LAPD. In the deposition, Hammonds implicates Suge Knight, Reggie Wright Jr, David Mack, and Rafael Perez in orchestrating the murder of Biggie. Journalist Don Sikorski reveals a hidden document created b…
 
With so many people becoming interested in bourbon, one of the most popular subjects in bourbon forums is what whiskey should the new drinker buy first. In this episode we talked about the major Kentucky distillers and their readily available low priced bourbons. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!…
 
Phil Carson explains how the LAPD used the LA Times as a tool in the cover-up. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chuck Phillips has secrets buried to this day surrounding the murder of Biggie and his relationship with LAPD brass Mike Berkow. Exclusive audio from inside California's San Quentin Prison ties Suge Knight to David Mack, Rafael Perez, an…
 
Five Points Distilling makes the amazing Lone Elm Whiskey. In this episode we talk with Bill Wofford, one of the founders and the mastermind behind their one of a kind whiskey . He gives us a little insight into why their product is so unique, and announces some very exciting projects never revealed to the public before. Please Subscribe, Review, L…
 
FBI Agent Phil Carson completes his story about the operation to wire up FBI Informant Psycho Mike Robinson to meet with alleged triggerman Amir Muhammad. Former LAPD Homicide investigator Sergio Robleto was hired by Violetta Wallace and her attorney Perry Sanders. Robleto reveals information and evidence secured in the course of his own investigat…
 
Across the country retail stores are marking up allocated bourbon many times the manufacturer's suggested retail price. In some cases they are going far beyond the black market/secondary market price. We discuss possible reasons for this happening and we attempt to answer the question... Is this just capitalism or greed? Please Subscribe, Review, L…
 
Phil Carson continues to break down his FBI investigation into the LAPD cover-up in the murder of Biggie. He goes in-depth about his FBI operation to wire Psycho Mike and confront alleged hitman Amir Muhammad. Richard Valdemar of the LA County Sheriff's Department connects the dots on who Psycho Mike was and why he was a trusted informant for the S…
 
@BourbonBlind is one of my favorite YouTube channels for whiskey. They taste whiskey blind and say what they are willing to pay based on taste. In this crossover episode we sent each other blind sample packs, made our guesses, made fools of ourselves, and had a lot of fun in the process. We drank Elijah Craig 18, Elijah Craig SmB, Pappy VanWinkle 2…
 
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