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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk

Release Date: 10/26/2019

Barrel Picks: How They Happen show art Barrel Picks: How They Happen

Bourbon Real Talk

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.

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Starting a Bourbon Collection: What to Buy and Avoid show art Starting a Bourbon Collection: What to Buy and Avoid

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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.

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Lone Elm Whiskey: History and Surprise Announcement show art Lone Elm Whiskey: History and Surprise Announcement

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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.

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Over Priced Bourbon: Capitalism or Greed show art Over Priced Bourbon: Capitalism or Greed

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Across the county 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?

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The Incomparable Freddie Johnson show art The Incomparable Freddie Johnson

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Simply having drinks and listening to stories with Freddie Johnson. The Facebook whiskey group Someone Say Whiskey set up this zoom. In it you hear some never before told "Freddie Stories" you won't want to miss!

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Blind Whiskey Tasting Challenge with Bourbon Blind show art Blind Whiskey Tasting Challenge with Bourbon Blind

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@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 20 year, Knob Creek CS Rye, Thomas H. Handy 19", Heaven Hill Green Label, Old Charter 13 year Dickel, Four Gate Batch 3, and J. Mattingly Rico Suave. Enjoy!

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How to Pair Chocolate and Whiskey with Yeli Marshall show art How to Pair Chocolate and Whiskey with Yeli Marshall

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Sarahbeth Yeli Marshall is a belly dancer, food scientist, and a chocolatier. In this episode she educates us about pairing "real" chocolate with whiskey and introduces us to her whiskey and chocolate pairing products that she produces in her business Yelibelly.com.

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$7,000,000 Whisk(e)y Collection with Dewayne Poor show art $7,000,000 Whisk(e)y Collection with Dewayne Poor

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Dewayne Poor has one of the largest whisk(e)y collections in the US with 6,500 bottles.  In this episode Dewayne tours us around his fire and tornado proof bunker, shares stories about some of his most valuable bottles, and explains how he came to possess such an amazing collection.

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The Story of The Balvenie Scotch with Neil Strachan show art The Story of The Balvenie Scotch with Neil Strachan

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Balvenie is one of the most respected scotch brands worldwide. In the age of Covid Someone Say Whiskey (a facebook based whiskey club) was looking for a unique way to connect with its members, so we set up this online tasting.  In it the amazing story of Balvenie is told.

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Whiskey Author with Nico Martini show art Whiskey Author with Nico Martini

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Nico Martini is a best selling author, the co-founder of Bar Draught, mobile draught cocktail solutions, is the founder of Hypeworthy, a digital marketing and branding agency, and is a former lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has taught for the USBG, Bar Institute NYC, Bar Institute Portland, and has a TED talk. He wrote the book Texas Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of More Than 100 Recipes.  His humorous personality is sure to entertain in this short piece where we discuss his next bo

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