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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk

Release Date: 10/26/2019

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Coronavirus is impacting everyone, but possibly no category of person more than bartenders. In Texas specifically bars are totally shut down because the new laws allows take out alcohol sales requires that food be sold with the purchase.  In this compelling interview we hear about the plight of bar tenders, we find out about what resources there are to help those effected, and we hear the story of someone affected first hand.

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he whole world is dealing with the effects of the coronavirus.  Thankfully not all businesses are affected, but some of the hardest hit industries are in the service business.  In this extremely short recording Tanner Flemming GM for Union Bear explains how Covid-19 has affected the restaurant he runs, and what the public can do to support local restaurants.#whiskey #bourbon #rye #podcast #barrelstrength #Covid-19 #Coronavirus #smallbusiness #restaurantshutdown #shelterinplace, #socialdistancing

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Cork N Bottle was one of the retailing pioneers in bringing whiskey single barrel selections to the consuming public.  Their program was build up by Ed Bley and passed off to Eric Bollmann who is now at the head of the store and barrel program.  In this episode Eric speaks candidly about the changes in the market for retailers and consumers.  You won't want to miss this inside look at small business in the whiskey industry.

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Brad Bonds has been hunting dusties for the last 10 years and has amassed one of the largest collections in the world.  KY enacted a vintage spirits law that allows liquor stores and bars to sell spirits that they acquired from private individuals.   Now he is starting his vintage spirits based liquor store in norther KY. His model will not only change the whiskey collector's game, but will also provide wonderfully inexpensive opportunities to try historic examples of spirits dating back to pre-prohib

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A few weeks ago Whisky Magazine named Ironroot Republic Distillery the world's best bourbon. This came as a shock to many people...not the least of which was the Likarish family who own and operate the distillery. In this episode I talk with Robert Likarish about how this unlikely event came to be, how the judging was done, and address some of the roomers and accusations that doubters have launched since the announcement of the award.

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Damon Pampolina has had an amazing career.  His first big gig was on the Mickey Mouse Club where he gained a nationwide fan base.  Then he moved on to the recording group The Party and became known around the world. We sit down and talk about his fascinating journey, get the inside scoop on what it was like having so much fame at such a young age, and even slide in a few crowd sourced fan questions. This interview is in 2 parts, so please subscribe to be notified when the second half drops.

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Damon Pampolina has had an amazing career.  His first big gig was on the Mickey Mouse Club where he gained a nationwide fan base.  Then he moved on to the recording group The Party and became known around the world. We sit down and talk about his fascinating journey, get the inside scoop on what it was like having so much fame at such a young age, and even slide in a few crowd sourced fan questions. This interview is in 2 parts, so please subscribe to be notified when the second half drops. 

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Ed Bley has been a pioneer in growing the whiskey community's excitement for single barrel whiskeys. During his time at Cork N Bottle he helped raised a bankrupt liquor store into national prominence. His palate was recognized world wide, but then he took it one step further and started making his own blends. Several of his blends earned him a reputation that grew to him moving on to start his own distillery. You won't want to miss this inspiring story.

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Pam started working for MGPI before she was old enough to drink.  She has seen the company change hands 4 times, thought the plant was going to shut down multiple times, and now is in a top level position as master blender at a company that has only recently risen to national conscientiousness. She has broken through the glass ceiling in an industry that historically held talented women back. You won't want to miss this informative and encouraging episode.

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Many people are surprised to find out when water is added to whiskey during the production process. In this short recording we discuss the process of adjusting the proof of whiskey by adding water after aging and before bottling.

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