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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk

Release Date: 10/26/2019

Whiskey novice tries ORVW, GTS, THH, IR Harbinger, Charbay R5, Lagavulin show art Whiskey novice tries ORVW, GTS, THH, IR Harbinger, Charbay R5, Lagavulin

Bourbon Real Talk

In this week's episode of Bourbon Real Talk I bring in a whiskey novice to try Old Rip VanWinkle, George T Stagg, Thomas H Handy, Ironroot Harbinger, Charbay R5, and Lagavulin 16. His reaction was hilarious and his order of preference will shock you!

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Whiskey and Ice: Ice's history and impact on bourbon  show art Whiskey and Ice: Ice's history and impact on bourbon

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Stephen Howard owns Howard and Sons Ice Co which produces flawless large format crystal clear cubes and spheres of ice to high end bars and restaurants. We review Stagg Jr Batch 12 side by side neat and on a rock and discuss how to make clear ice. We also discuss the history of ice its impact on cocktail culture. You won't want to miss this one!

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7,000 Barrels of Texas Whiskey per Month and 40% of the Coffee You Drink Part 2 show art 7,000 Barrels of Texas Whiskey per Month and 40% of the Coffee You Drink Part 2

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Carlos De Aldecoa has been referred to as the scion of a wealthy international coffee family. The coffee companies Carlos’s family own touch roughly 30-40% of the coffee in the United States. He also has started the largest distillery west of the Mississippi with a capacity of roughly 7,000 barrels per month. He also has started a coffee brand that 100% of the revenue (Not Profit) goes to the Down Syndrome Foundation! Carlos may very well be the real life “Most Interesting Man In the World”.

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7,000 Barrels of Texas Whiskey per Month and 40% of the Coffee You Drink show art 7,000 Barrels of Texas Whiskey per Month and 40% of the Coffee You Drink

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Carlos De Aldecoa has been referred to as the scion of a wealthy international coffee family. The coffee companies Carlos's family own touch roughly 30-40% of the coffee in the United States. He also has started the largest distillery west of the Mississippi with a capacity of roughly 7,000 barrels per month. He isn't just about business.  He also has started a coffee brand that 100% of the revenue goes to the Down Syndrome Foundation! Carlos may very well be the "Most Interesting Man In the World".

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1,000,000 stories to tell & 1,000 names to drop with Tony Lucca Part 2 show art 1,000,000 stories to tell & 1,000 names to drop with Tony Lucca Part 2

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Understanding the value of fans, why you need an unlisted number when you are on TV, fan gifts, the most impactful fan experiences, co-writing songs with writers who have written hits, and Tony's vision for his future. A comfortable environment and a little whiskey bring out many of the amazing stories his 30+ year career have created. Pour a drink and sit back and listen to these entertaining stories behind the scenes of a life spent in the arts entertaining people.

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How Intoxicated Will 3 Pours of Cask Strength Whiskey Get You? show art How Intoxicated Will 3 Pours of Cask Strength Whiskey Get You?

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It is common for me to go to a whiskey club lunch, stay longer than expected, and drink 3 pours of whiskey. In this short recording I mimic my drinking at lunch with amount, proof, and timing and measure my blood alcohol content after each drink. The results might surprise you.

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1 million stories to tell & 1,000 names to drop with Tony Lucca show art 1 million stories to tell & 1,000 names to drop with Tony Lucca

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Writing Kevin Costner's engagement song, hanging out in his house, consulting on his movie score, touring with Marc Anthony, private jets, private islands, Tony has experienced it all. A comfortable environment and a little whiskey bring out many of the amazing stories his 30+ year career have created. Pour a drink and sit back and listen to these entertaining stories behind the scenes of a world we all know of but few get to experience.

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Distillery stops production to make hand sanitizer-Soldier Valley Spirits show art Distillery stops production to make hand sanitizer-Soldier Valley Spirits

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Countless distilleries across the country have made the sacrifice to stop production of their regular products to make hand sanitizer to fight the coronavirus.  When the need arose in Nebraska Soldier Valley Spirits didn't hesitate. In this episode we talk about the legal hurdles, the distribution difficulties, production issues, and the overall sacrifice that these modern day heroes (all distilleries making sanitizer) had to make to help the community at large fight the spread of Covid-19.

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2020's Whisky of the World 1792-an interview with Master Distiller Danny Kahn show art 2020's Whisky of the World 1792-an interview with Master Distiller Danny Kahn

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In this short but action packed interview I sit down with the world renowned Master Distiller of 1792 Daniel (Danny) Kahn. We taste 1792 12 year and an experimental batch he had a sample of in his office. Danny is personable and filled with exciting tidbits of information that are sure to entertain anyone who enjoys spirits.We discuss the science behind flavor, why 1792 taste like banana, what it is like to be a whiskey celebrity, and much more.

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Bourbon Real Talk-Episode 44 show art Bourbon Real Talk-Episode 44

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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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