Flight Night XI with Limestone Branch

It’s a bourbon Flight Night as we enjoy a three different pours from Limestone Branch — Minor Case Rye, Yellowstone Select and Yellowstone Family Recipe — with co-founder and master distiller Stephen Beam. In addition to the pours, we talk how they brought back the Yellowstone brand into the family, working with Luxco, giving back to the parks, the family’s legacy, an old yeast jug and more.

Dragon’s Milk Reserve 2022 #2

Taste Test: Dragon’s Milk Reserve 2022 #2. This is the second release in the reserve line this year and is a bourbon barrel-aged stout with stroopwafel cookies, coffee, caramel, and cinnamon. It’s a nice combination but more a dessert pour for me.

Q&A with Heather Wibbels (Cocktail Contessa)

In this Q&A, we chat with author and mixologist Heather Wibbels. Heather talks about how she became Cocktail Contessa, her journey into cocktails, how Bourbon Women played a role in her life/career, what it was like to write “Bourbon is My Comfort Food”, how the book differed from her work in magazines, her next projects and more.

Blue Dogs on their new album, their career and having their own beer

The Americana group Blue Dogs join us to talk music and beer. Band founder Bobby Houck (lead vocals) and Hank Futch (vocals/upright bass) chat with us about going into the studio for the first time in 16 years, why they made a new album, how growing up in South Carolina impacted their sound, their journey in the music industry, creating a beer with Holy City Brewing, and much more.

15 STARS Bourbon 14 Year

Taste Test: 15 STARS Bourbon 14 Year Batch. This is a very enjoyable pour that’s not overly oaky like an older bourbon might be. Definitely worth a try if you’re okay with the price point.

Broken Barrel Whiskey Cask Strength

Taste Test: Broken Barrel Whiskey Cask Strength. This is a solid pour and I like what Broken Barrel is doing with the staves. I enjoyed this more than the Small Batch, but the California Oak might be my favorite so far of theirs.

Q&A with Scout & Scholar

Our latest Q&A is with Scout & Scholar Brewing in Bardstown, Kentucky. We’re joined by Lee Northcutt, Head Brewer, and Matthew Cammack, Brewer, as they talk about how Scout & Scholar got its name, how the name lends itself to the beer, having a full kitchen on site, working with local distilleries on projects, collaborating with other breweries across the state and more.

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It’s a pretty straightforward Q&A — we ask the questions and they talk about the alcohol. From drinks to food to art, listen to the stories of some of your favorite brewers, distillers, chefs, artists, authors, brands and more. Our main focus is on Kentucky, but we’ll go beyond the state each month too. A new podcast is released every week.


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We taste test a new bourbon, whiskey, moonshine, alcoholic beverage or food from the alcohol world. Plus, we give you all the details you need to know! New taste tests happen every week.

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About

With a podcast, videocast and videos highlighting new pours and cocktails, Hops & Spirits has something for everyone. Hops & Spirits was created by Jonathan Greene, who loves craft beer, whiskey, music and sharing great stories.

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