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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 21

Bourbon Real Talk™

Release Date: 10/26/2019

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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Top 6 Available Rye Whiskeys $40-$60 show art Top 6 Available Rye Whiskeys $40-$60

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This episode goes through a list of quality shelf available rye whiskey products that are sure to please any whiskey lover. I provide a quick rye review along with a little backstory to help you feel more connected to the brands. If you are looking for information about how to start a whiskey collection or you are just looking for budget whiskey, this episode is sure to please.

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World's Most Expensive Steak Paired With Bourbon show art World's Most Expensive Steak Paired With Bourbon

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Snake River Farms is the United States' largest producer of Wagyu beef. They also produce prime grade steaks through Double R Ranch. Local Yocal is a well respected restaurant, and what is unique about them is they are owned by an actual wagyu cattle rancher who also runs a butcher shop by the same name. This video was a unique opportunity to bring together a top a top rancher, a top chef, and the top steak producer for an entertaining and educational episode that was amazingly fun to create. Enjoy!

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Social Gathering: How The Whiskey Community Is Doing It Safely show art Social Gathering: How The Whiskey Community Is Doing It Safely

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Covid has affected us all. Lack of social interaction has created a mental health crisis. Whiskey related gatherings were a natural deterrent to this separation. This is why I interviewed Jamie and Jake. Jamie Biel is the Director of Science and Sustainability for Treaty Oak Distillery. Jake Clements is the founder of the Texas Whiskey Festival. This episode explores their experiences as a way forward for social interaction in our post covid world.

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Column Still vs Pot Still Tutorial show art Column Still vs Pot Still Tutorial

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There are two main still types used for commercial whiskey production in the US. In this episode we talk with Phillip Dormont who is the Director of Product Development for Treaty Oak Distilling. He runs both their column still and their pot still.  He explains the difference and we taste white dog from both side by side. Enjoy!

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Top 10 Confusing Whiskey Terms Explained show art Top 10 Confusing Whiskey Terms Explained

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Whiskey jargon can be confusing. I crowdsourced the top whiskey terms that people found confusing when they first heard them. I attempt to explain what they mean in this video. Enjoy!

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