Michter’s sole 2022 release of 10 Year Rye is scheduled for July plus Redbreast Irish Whiskey unveils new Kentucky oak edition and Canteen Spirits reveals new packing design.
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.
Country artist Clay Hollis joins us to talk about working on his next album, how this album differs from his previous efforts, growing up in Texas, his musical influences, being able to tour, whether he prefers cowboy hats or trucker hats and what’s next.
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.
What’s Pouring: Playboy Spirits is created, debuts first super-premium whiskey plus New Holland celebrates 25 years and Sake Hundred heads to the US
PLBY Group announces creation of Playboy Spirits, debuts super-premium portfolio Rare Hare plus New Holland Brewing celebrates 25th Anniversary and Japan’s Sake Hundred enters the US.
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.
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.
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.
What’s Pouring: Angel’s Envy unveils brand home expansion and first virtual distillery plus The Kraken Black Spiced Rum launches new RTD cocktails and a cookie dough flavored whiskey announces national expansion
Angel’s Envy unveils $8.2 million brand home expansion in Louisville and first virtual distillery in Decentraland plus The Kraken Black Spiced Rum launches new ready-to-drink rum cocktails and Dough Ball cookie dough flavored whiskey announces national expansion.
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.
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.
Songwriter and musician John Inghram joins us to talk about his debut solo album, making his Mountain Stage debut, how his solo music differs, his experience recording the album, how the album’s cover art happened, his journey in the music industry, going on tour and what’s next.
No matter how you like it, grab your favorite drink and join us for a fun conversation. Bar Conversations features interviews musicians, personalities and entertainers as they talk about their careers, new projects coming and so much more. A new podcast is released every Tuesday.
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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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