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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk™

Release Date: 10/26/2019

Roasted By My Kids, Wife Makes Me Cry, and Fatherly Advice: Father's Day Special  show art Roasted By My Kids, Wife Makes Me Cry, and Fatherly Advice: Father's Day Special 

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Since this is father's day weekend we decided to do something a little special. Lindsey makes another appearance on this episode, but this time the tables are turned and she is interviewing me. We get the kids in on the fun and they ask me a few questions too, plus everyone takes a turn mimicking my show intro...which is hilarious. We discussed father related topics like how you manage kids and alcohol, how fatherhood has changed me, etc. Please enjoy and happy father's day!

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Neck Pour and Fresh Crack Phenomenons: Myth or Fact? show art Neck Pour and Fresh Crack Phenomenons: Myth or Fact?

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All across the whiskey space rumors abound that the neck pour or fresh crack pour of a whiskey will be different from subsequent pours. In this episode we discuss what the theories really are (because everyone seems to be confusing the two terms) the science behind the phenomenon. Enjoy!

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NFL Pro Bowler Ken Hamlin On His Perfect Cigar show art NFL Pro Bowler Ken Hamlin On His Perfect Cigar

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Ken Hamlin played for the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, and Indianapolis Colts. He was even named to the NFL Pro Bowl team in 2007. After the NFL Ken developed a passion for cigars and applied his same pursuit for excellence that carried him in the NFL to creating his perfect cigar. This isn't just another celebrity brand trying to make a quick buck off of fame. In this interview Ken tells us some amazing NFL stories and walks us through his creation of Arrival Cigars!

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Wine Vs Whiskey Storage: How To Properly Store Your Bottles show art Wine Vs Whiskey Storage: How To Properly Store Your Bottles

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I see a lot of talk about how to store whiskey bottles. Many of the recommendations are cross over elements from proper wine storage. In this episode we discuss the factors that cause degradation in wine and whiskey and how those factors influence storage protocols. Unfortunately there are many misunderstandings about what factors influence whiskey after it has been bottled. If you want to learn how to properly store your bottles of wine or whiskey this episode is for you. 

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Top 5 Best Bourbons Of All Time show art Top 5 Best Bourbons Of All Time

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People are always asking me what my favorite bourbon is.  I purposefully made the list exclusively from bourbons that are still in production. This eliminated dusties and any one time releases.  I also kept it strictly bourbon so no ryes were considered for the list. I didn't plan it this way, but all of my favorites are cask strength aka barrel proof whiskey. Also, back by popular demand is my lovely wife who helps me with tasting notes and makes it entertaining with her awkward charm. 

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Understanding Finished Whiskey with Rabbit Hole Founder Kaveh Zamanian show art Understanding Finished Whiskey with Rabbit Hole Founder Kaveh Zamanian

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Rabbit Hole is one of the hottest new distilleries in KY, and many of their most popular expressions are finished in used barrels. Today we sit down with the founder Kaveh Zamanian to discuss the differences between regular whiskey and finished whiskey. As we discuss we taste two of Rabbit Hole's ultra premium offerings from their Founder's Collection Mizunara Oak and Boxergrail. Kaveh is interesting and informative, so pour a dram, sit back, and enjoy!

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My Whiskey Noob Wife Tries MOST POPULAR whisk(e)ys BLIND show art My Whiskey Noob Wife Tries MOST POPULAR whisk(e)ys BLIND

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My long suffering wife has never made an appearance on my podcast in 100 episodes. This week I blind her on 7 of the top allocated whisk(e)ys while I ask her questions about what it was like from her perspective as I drug our family deeper into the world of whiskey.

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Understanding Yeast's Impact on Whisky with Four Roses' Master Distiller Brent Elliott show art Understanding Yeast's Impact on Whisky with Four Roses' Master Distiller Brent Elliott

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What makes Four Roses different is that they have two mashbills and five different yeast strains that produce 10 different bourbon recipes. Yeast is a tricky little organism that loves to mutate, which is terrible if you are trying to maintain consistency of flavor.  Every whiskey nerd has a drive to understand why our whiskey tastes the way it does.  This short but information packed episode  is a must watch for every whiskey enthusiast. 

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$200,000 Whisky, Cigar, Scotty Cameron Putter, and Gibson Les Paul Collection with Dave Wagner show art $200,000 Whisky, Cigar, Scotty Cameron Putter, and Gibson Les Paul Collection with Dave Wagner

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Dave Wagner is an importer of some of the worlds most recognized gun brands. His appreciation for rare things has pushed him to start a whisky collection, cigar collection, Scotty Cameron putter collection, and a Gibson Les Paul guitar collection. His journey is fascinating and inspiring. Hear how Dave came to possess so many of the wonderful things we all love, and the entertaining stories of how it all came to be.

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The Best Port Finished Whiskey In America show art The Best Port Finished Whiskey In America

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The mad scientist Alex Baptista is on a mission to find the best port finished whiskey in America. He set up a march madness tournament bracket to narrow 32 whiskeys down to one winner. In this episode we discuss the process and reveal the shocking results.  There are surprise winners and losers so pour a dram and enjoy finding out who makes the best port finished whiskey in America.

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