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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk™

Release Date: 10/26/2019

500 Bottle Whiskey Collection with Alex Baptista show art 500 Bottle Whiskey Collection with Alex Baptista

Bourbon Real Talk™

Alex Baptista has a whiskey collection somewhere between 500 and 600 bottles that are worth over $200,000. In this episode Alex tours us through his collection, shares stories about some of his most valuable bottles, and explains how he became so involved in the hobby of collecting whiskey.

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Repeal Day Expo with Fred Minnick show art Repeal Day Expo with Fred Minnick

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In this crazy day of Covid, almost every whiskey expo or festival has been cancelled. Fred Minnick, who would normally be involved with all of the largest whiskey related in person events, has been virtually shut down by social distancing. Fred has come up with an amazing technological solution to this problem, and in this podcast we get to know a little more about Fred and the amazing opportunity he has created for enthusiasts in the Repeal Day Expo.

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Glenfiddich Virtual Tasting show art Glenfiddich Virtual Tasting

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In the age of Covid we have to find ways to stay connected. The Facebook whiskey group Someone Say Whiskey (Randall Sullivan host of BRT helps Admin) has been trying to keep its community connected and informed by bringing on brand ambassadors from iconic distilleries around the world to educate while we drink their amazing whiskey (and in this case whisky) together. This episode is long, but filled with entertaining bits of information about scotch. Enjoy!

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Why Does Dusty Bourbon Taste Different from Modern Counterparts show art Why Does Dusty Bourbon Taste Different from Modern Counterparts

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If you have ever had the opportunity to try a whiskey from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s you have been blessed with a taste of history. You would have no doubt noticed that the whiskey tastes very different from the same producer's modern releases. This episode attempts to shed some light on why. This is not an exhaustive list, but we discuss 19 different possible explanations and attempt to answer the questions of why dusty bourbon tastes different.

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The Whiskey You Are Buying May Not Be What It Seems show art The Whiskey You Are Buying May Not Be What It Seems

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The boom in American whiskey caused an explosion of growth in the form of new whiskey brands. Many of these brands have unknown origins despite their prices being extraordinarily high.This piece is an attempt at making sense of the new brands market for consumers who have not done enough research to know the true origin story of every brand. Every whiskey enthusiast needs to know this information to avoid getting duped into an unwise purchase!

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How To Find and Buy Allocated Whiskey show art How To Find and Buy Allocated Whiskey

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The end of every year is filled with drops of the rarest American whiskey. All the Van Winkle line, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and many other rare whiskeys are about to come out. How do you find a retailer that will sell them to you at a reasonable price. This episode will share some of the whiskey hunting secrets I have collected over the years.

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

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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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