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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk

Release Date: 10/26/2019

Woodinville Whiskey Co-Brett Carlile show art Woodinville Whiskey Co-Brett Carlile

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Woodinville Whiskey Co was co-founded by Brett Carlile and Orlin Sorensen in Washington state. From the beginning they decided they wanted to be authentic so they decided not to sell a product until the whiskey they personally made was ready.  They ensured these whiskey stocks for the future were going to be good by hiring the world renowned consultant Dave Pickerell (former master distiller for Maker's Mark). Now they have a firmly established brand.  This is their story.

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The Anthony Bourdain of Alcohol-Jeff Bradford show art The Anthony Bourdain of Alcohol-Jeff Bradford

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Have you ever fantasized about selling everything you own and traveling the world to learn their local beverage culture! My guest Jeff Bradford did just that! He is basically the Anthony Bourdain of alcohol and his story is amazing. He has over 52,000 subscribers and literally millions of views. In this short candid interview he gives the scoop on what it is like behind the scenes and the dark times he faced finding his success!

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Black Lives Matter with Philip Roberson show art Black Lives Matter with Philip Roberson

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Philip is my best friend. My conversations with him trying to seek to understand the BLM movement was a big motivating factor in me starting my podcast. In this episode we have an honest conversation with each other about our personal perceptions as a black man and a white man in these turbulent times. We don't see eye to eye on everything, but we love each other enough to be able to have the discussion, pick up understanding, let the things we don't agree on go, and walk away as friends.

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Life in review with hockey legend Ed Belfour and son Dayn Belfour show art Life in review with hockey legend Ed Belfour and son Dayn Belfour

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Ed Belfour is a hockey legend. He has also started a spirits company with his son Dayn, and his daughter Reaghan. In this zoom we discuss Ed's early life, many moments of his hockey career, his days as a drag racer, his passion for collecting mopar cars, how the stanley cup got dented at a Pantera party, and whether or not there was vodka in his water bottle. He also spills the beans on some secret Belfour projects against Dayn's wishes.  

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Everything you never knew about Woodford with Random Ward show art Everything you never knew about Woodford with Random Ward

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Random Ward is a brand rep for Woodford. We did a zoom tasting during lockdown. In it we discuss Woodford's history, how owning their own cooperage affects their whiskey, pot still vs column still, and much more. You won't want to miss this one.

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Managing Whiskey Club Drama with Kristopher Hart show art Managing Whiskey Club Drama with Kristopher Hart

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Kristopher Hart is the host of the ESPN radio program/podcast Whiskey Neat and an admin of the largest regional whiskey club in north America (Houston Bourbon Society). In this episode we discuss the immense benefits of getting involved in a social media based whiskey club, but there is a dark side of these communities. Kristopher shares his thoughts on why negativity develops and how to navigate the sometimes dramatic envirionment that develops in these groups.

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Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 2 show art Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 2

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Joe Micallef is a historian, documentarian, wine/spirits judge, wine producer, and many other things too numerous to name here. In this episode we get a behind the scenes look at judging spirits competitions. We discuss how altitude, light, weather, and environment affects your palate. We talk about the impact of aging whiskey in a hot climate, solutions to the Texas whiskey issue, why historically bourbon is aged in new charred oak barrels and how bourbon has influenced the flavor of other aged spirits.

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Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 1 show art Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 1

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Joe Micallef is a historian, documentarian, wine/spirits judge, wine producer, and many other things too numerous to name here. In this episode we discuss alcohol's effect on the development of society, how the Russian navy was financed with alcohol profits, why KY and TN are the hub of US whiskey production, how rum helped the US declare independence from Britain, alchemy's impact on alcohol production, how Tequila was once called Mexian Whiskey, and the un-sexy truth about judging spirits competitions.

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What's the right way to drink your whiskey show art What's the right way to drink your whiskey

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Neat, chilled, diluted, over ice, on stones, mixed...what is the "right" way to drink your whiskey? In this short episode we discuss the various ways to drink your whiskey, their impact on the whiskey, and discuss some general reasoning behind the controversy around this topic. I promise there was no Pappy 23 harmed in the making of this video.

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

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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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In this episode we review all 3 expressions of the newly released Belfour whiskey with hockey hall of famer Ed Belfour.  Ed, his son Dayn, and his daughter Reaghan  have applied their maximum effort attitude to producing world class whiskey.  We discuss his illustrious career and this new journey into the whiskey world.  Listen and you will be blown away at the efforts they have put forth to produce great whiskey, and if you taste the whisky you will be impressed with what they have been able to do in such a short period of time.
 
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