Bourbon Pursuit

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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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

TWiB: Fireball Drinkers Are Suing Sazerac, Drizly and GoPuff Announce Partnership, Sagamore Reserve Series 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey

2/3/2023
It's This Week in Bourbon for January 27th 2023. Fireball drinkers are suing Sazerac for misleading labels. Drizly and GoPuff announce a new partnership to provide immediate, on-demand delivery of drinks. Sagamore Spirit releases of its limited-edition Reserve Series 8-Year-Old Rye Whiskey.Show Notes: Fireball drinkers are suing Sazerac for misleading labels CeeLo Green joins forces with the Black-owned Victor George Spirits Grain & Barrel Spirits has announced a multi-year partnership with...

Duration:00:44:13

395 - Why Are Master Distillers Leaving? with Jason Callori of The Mash and Drum

2/2/2023
There seems to be a growing trend in the whiskey world and that is when you start seeing the accustom faces you know and trust in a brand leave to go and start their own venture. Can you blame them? There is more opportunity to own a piece of the pie. But could we see a growing problem where we see those brands struggle to take off? To help dive into this conversation we invite Jason Callori of the Mash and Drum on the show. We kick off the show to learn more about Jason and how he built one...

Duration:01:11:54

Whiskey Quickie: Remus Repeal Reserve VI 2022 Review

1/31/2023
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Remus Repeal Reserve VI 2022. 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 our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:05:24

TWiB: Traverse City Whiskey Begins A $20M Distillery, Old Elk Launches Rye Finished in Barbados Rum, Michter’s Releases 2022 Celebration Sour Mash

1/27/2023
It's This Week in Bourbon for January 27th 2023. Traverse City Whiskey Co. has officially broke ground on a $20M distillery. Old Elk Distillery launches its first Rye Whiskey finished in Barbados Rum Casks. Michter’s Distillery will begin shipping the 2022 Edition of its Celebration Sour Mash.Show Notes: Elijah Craig Bourbon and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am announced a multi-year partnership A new bill introduced to the Ohio Senate would allow Ohioans to make moonshine Bourbon with HeART is...

Duration:00:43:32

394 - Bourbon Capital Academy with Sam Lacy

1/26/2023
You listen to this show because you want to be a better educated bourbon consumer. Or maybe you just went off the deep-end and started buying too many bottles and now you're on the hunt for the next great bottle. Either way, I'm glad you're here. But there are all sorts of new opportunities that foster deeper knowledge with some of the premier distilleries in Kentucky, most notably, in Bardstown. Sam Lacy joins the show to talk about everything from the Bourbon Capital Community Alliance....

Duration:01:01:34

Whiskey Quickie: Brothers of the Leaf Bourbon Finished in Toasted French Oak Review

1/24/2023
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Brothers of the Leaf Bourbon Finished in Toasted French Oak. This non-age stated bourbon is 115.4 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. This is our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:05:53

TWiB: Sazerac Sues RNDC In Excess of $86M , Kentucky ABC Raids Justins’ House of Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Releases Double Double Oaked

1/20/2023
It's This Week in Bourbon for January 20th 2023. Sazerac is suing Republic National Distributing Company in excess of $86M. Kentucky ABC seized undisclosed amounts of bourbon from Justins’ House of Bourbon. Woodford Reserve releases its Double Double Oaked Bourbon for 2023.Show Notes: Sazerac is suing Republic National Distributing Company in excess of $86M Kentucky ABC seized undisclosed amounts of bourbon from Justins’ House of Bourbon Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) implements a...

Duration:00:48:29

393 - Forecasting Bourbon's Future with Susan Wahl of Heaven Hill

1/19/2023
If you think there is a lot of bourbon on the shelf now, wait just a few more years. The news over the past year has been flooded with a couple million upwards to a billion dollars in capital investments from everyone in the bourbon industry. When the news dropped that Heaven Hill was going to open a new $135M distillery that will produce 150,000 barrels a year, in addition to their existing Bernheim distillery that already produces 1,500 a day, many of us scratched our heads and thought,...

Duration:01:12:50

Whiskey Quickie: Uncle Nearest Rye Whiskey Review

1/17/2023
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Uncle Nearest Uncut/Unfiltered Rye Whiskey. This non-age stated uncut rye whiskey is 119.7 proof and $150 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 our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:05:32

TWiB: Barrell Purchases A Historic Rickhouse, Announcing The Brindiamo Penthouse, 78 Legends Features a 50 Year Old Bourbon

1/13/2023
It's This Week in Bourbon for January 13th 2023. Barrell Craft Spirits purchases a historic rickhouse in Shively, Kentucky. The Bourbon Capital Alliance has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse. A New Bourbon release called '78 Legends featuring a 50 year old bourbon.Show Notes: The bourbon capital alliance has announced the establishment of the Brindiamo Penthouse Neuroscientists have created a new category of non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ designed to mimic the feel-good effects...

Duration:00:35:16

392 - What Does Sazerac Leaving RNDC Mean For Everyone? and 2023 Predictions on Bourbon Community Roundtable #76

1/12/2023
It's Bourbon Community Roundtable #76 and this is one I'm excited to talk about because as you're well aware, building a brand requires choosing the right distribution partners. The big shake up of the past few weeks is that Sazerac is pulling out of Republic National Distributing Company in favor of smaller, more mid-tier, and beer focused distributors in around 30 different states. So, we want to ask the roundtable a few questions. First, what would motivate Sazerac to break up this...

Duration:01:00:00

Whiskey Quickie: Frey Ranch Single Barrel Rye Review

1/10/2023
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Frey Ranch Single Barrel Rye. This non-age stated rye is 131.8 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 our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:05:51

TWiB: Lisa Wicker Takes Charge at Alltech, New Record For Pappy Van Winkle Set at Auction, Hard Truth Master Distiller’s Reserve Collection

1/6/2023
It's This Week in Bourbon for January 6th 2023. Lisa Wicker takes on the new role as CEO & Master Distiller of Lyons Brewing & Distilling Co. A new record was set at auction for Pappy Van Winkle. Hard Truth Distillery Co. announced the 2022 Hard Truth Master Distiller’s Reserve Collection.Show Notes: Lisa Wicker takes on the new role as CEO & Master Distiller of Lyons Brewing & Distilling Co The partnership between Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey has ended Sazerac is moving away from...

Duration:00:31:45

391 - Tequila Pursuit with Alfonso Esquivias of Drinks with Fonz

1/5/2023
If you listen to our Friday show called This Week in Bourbon, you would hear us talking about tequila being the next rising spirit. I mean, who doesn't like a good margarita? Much like bourbon, there is a lot to know about what goes into making the spirit. To help explain all that, we've invited Alfonso Esquivias, the Founder and Owner of Drinks with Fonz. Alfonso sent Ryan and I 12 different tequilas to sample them as we go through to know more about them. It was a lot of tequila but I...

Duration:01:12:30

Whiskey Quickie: Hirsch “The Bivouac” Kentucky Bourbon Review

1/3/2023
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review Hirsch "The Bivouac" Kentucky Bourbon. Yes, we still didn't pronounce it right. This non-age stated bourbon is 100 proof and $55 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 our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:06:03

Behind The Pursuit: Juggling Multiple Jobs and Technology & Tradition

12/30/2022
Hey everyone, we're back again with a double header episode where you get to know more about Ryan and I. This is a long episode because we both have our own dedicated episodes on Behind The Pursuit. In the first half you will hear Episode 19 with Ryan. You will get to hear about his morning rituals and the businesses he runs and manages outside of bourbon. The second half of the show in Episode 20 with me and talks about my career progression and how I take a very data-centric and analytical...

Duration:01:28:29

390 - The Return of JW (Wally) Dant into Distilling with Wally Dant of Log Still Distillery

12/29/2022
If you've been around bourbon long enough, then you know the name JW Dant. That's because the Dant name is equivalent to bourbon royalty as it is steeped in history. But there is another Dant that is wanting to bring his family name back into the distilling business and that's JW Dant, or better known as Wally Dant from Log Still Distillery. Wally joins the show to talk about his upbringing and how some early career choices he made early on put him in the fortunate position to revive life...

Duration:01:01:11

Whiskey Quickie: King of Kentucky 18 Year 2022 Release Review

12/27/2022
On this Whiskey Quickie by Bourbon Pursuit, we review King of Kentucky 18 Year. This 18 year old bourbon is 130.3 proof and $350 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 our honest opinion based on what we tasted. Please drink responsibly.

Duration:00:05:54

Behind The Pursuit: Brand Loyalty

12/23/2022
Hey everyone, at the end of the year we typically like to post some episodes that aren't our normal types and end up being fun. However, this past year we launched a second podcast called Behind The Pursuit. This new podcast releases every 2 weeks that covers topics of sourcing, forecasting, brand loyalty, raw materials, work/life balance, and more. This is a creative outlet for us to talk to you all about what it takes to build a bourbon brand. This is episode 22 of Behind The Pursuit where...

Duration:00:46:01

389 - Will Celebrities Help or Hurt Bourbon?

12/22/2022
For the longest time, celebrities have been getting into the spirits industry. It first started off as being a spokesperson and putting a recognizable face to a brand. Now, many celebrities are coming out with their own bottles, and bourbon is no exception. In this episode, we look at many of the celebrity bourbon brands that have emerged over the past few years and analyze them. Does a celebrity care about the quality of the whiskey? Are they just in it for an added revenue stream? Are...

Duration:00:47:01