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The Bourbon Road is two Veterans sharing pours and good stories with interesting guests. Each week we sip on bourbon while talking with celebrities, musicians, chefs, authors, industry experts and everyone in between. If bourbon makes it better... or even the other way around, then we want to talk … read more

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281. The Cocktail Contessa

June 29th, 2022


Jim and Mike welcome Heather Wibbels to Jeptha Bend Farm. Heather is the Managing Director of the Bourbon Women organization as well as an accompllished author. Listen in as we sample her cocktails while discussing the …

280. Jack Daniels Triple Mash Blended Whiskey Review

June 27th, 2022


Jim and Mike take on the second new expression in Jack Daniels Bonded Series, the Triple Mash Blended Straight Whiskey. A blend of Rye, Tennessee Whiskey and American Malt all in a bonded expression at 100 proof.

279. Doc Swinsons Alter Ego Whiskeys

June 22nd, 2022


Jim and Mike sit down with Jesse Parker, Master Blender at Doc Swinson's out of the Washington state. We explore their bourbon and rye expressions of the Alter Ego line while we get to know a little more about Jesse, …

278. Leipers Fork Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon Review

June 20th, 2022


Jim and Mike savor a new cask strength single barrel from Leiper's Fork Distillery. Listen in as the boys walk through the tasting notes and discuss those things that make Leiper's Fork a stand out among the many craft …

277. All Things Wild Turkey With Bruce Russell

June 15th, 2022


Jim and Mike welcome Bruce Russell from Wild Turkey to Jeptha Bend Farm. Join in as we sip through some very cool expressions from Wild Turkey and …

276. George Dickel 8 Year Bourbon Whiskey Review

June 13th, 2022

Jim and Mike try George Dickel 8 Year Bourbon Whiskey and give you their take on this well aged bourbon from Tennessee. Listen in as we break this one down and give you our notes and purchase recommendations.

275. Epic Bourbons and Listener Questions

June 8th, 2022

Listen in as Jim and Mike answer a whole lot of listener questions while sipping on some pretty epic bottles. Some of these questions are pretty …

274. Jack Daniels Bonded Tennessee Whiskey Review

June 6th, 2022


Jim and Mike dive into the new Jack Daniel's Bonded Tennessee Whiskey. At 100 proof and a minimum of four years old, this whiskey has been a long …

273. Makers Mark - Denny Potter and Jane Bowie

June 1st, 2022

Mike heads south to Loretto to visit Maker's Mark Distillery. He sits down with Master Distiller Denny Potter and Master of Maturation Jane Bowie to taste and discuss the great wheated bourbon that Maker's is known for. …

272. James Ownby Reserve Tennesse Bourbon Review

May 30th, 2022


Jim and Mike sit down with a bottle of James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Bourbon from Ole Smoky Distillery. If you love their "shine", you're really gonna like this bourbon. Listen in for all the details. 

271. Laws Whiskey House Bonded Bourbon and Rye

May 25th, 2022


Jim and Mike sit down with Sam and James from Laws Whiskey House in Denver Colorado. It's a great day when we get to drink a couple of fine bonded …

270. E.J. Curley Bourbon Whiskey Review

May 23rd, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review the E.J. Curley Straight Bourbon Whiskey out of Jessamine County Kentucky. A revival of an historic distillery from 1867, located in Camp Nelson a famed historic site of the Civil War. Listen …

269. Chris Morris - Woodford Reserve

May 18th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike sit down with Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve. On this show we work through four expressions of Woodford while chatting with Chris about both the history and future of Woodford …

268. Treaty Oak - The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon

May 16th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review Treaty Oak's "The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon". Meant to be an easy sipper at 80 proof that is gentle on the palate. Lisen in as we give our review and recommendations.

267. Protect Your Bourbon

May 11th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike discuss how to protect your bourbons from oxidationa dna damaging sunlight. How long should a bottle of bourbon last? Listen in …

266. Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon Review

May 9th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review the new Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke Bourbon. Priced at around $50 this new expression will get your attention. Listen in to get the entire review.

265. Inside the Kentucky Distillers Association

May 4th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike sit down with two great ladies from the Kentucky Distillers Association and The Kentucky Bourbon Trail to talk about the great advances in spirits legislation here in Kentucky and how that effects …

264. Larceny Barrel Proof A122 Review

May 2nd, 2022


Jim and Mike review Larceny Barrel Proof A112 from Heaven Hill. It's always nice when you can get your hands on a bottle of this high octane whiskey. Listen in as we give you our thoughts on this release.

263. R6 Distillery with Rob Rubens

April 27th, 2022


This week, Mike sits down with Rob Rubens, Founder and Head Distiller of R6 Distillery out of El Segundo, California. Rob tells a great startup story while the two sip on their bourbon and rye.

262. Jim Beam Rye Whiskey Review

April 25th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review Jim Beam's Pre-Probibition Style Rye Whiskey. At $22 this one is strongly in the value category. Listen in as we sip on it ang give you our opinion.

261. Coors Five Trail Blended American Whiskey

April 20th, 2022


Jim sits down with David Coors of the Coors Whiskey Company to taste their Five Trail Blended American Whiskey. Listen in as Jim and David explore …

260. Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey Review

April 18th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review a rye whiskey from Brown County Indiana called Hard Truth. This is a fine sxample of an Indiana Straight Rye that you may want to give s shot. Maybe travel to Nashville Indiana and check it out.

259. Limestone Branch Distillery

April 13th, 2022


Jim and Mike visit te home of Stephen Fante, Brand Ambassador for Limestone Branch Distillery and the Yellowstone Bourbon and Minor Case Rye brands. Listen in as we taste through their lineup. Check out the great …

258. R6 Distillery Single Malt Whiskey Review

April 11th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review a single malt whiskey from R6 Distillery out of El Segundo California. We are quite suprised by this whiskey and can't wait to tell you all about the interesting flavor profile. 

257. At Castle and Key Distillery

April 6th, 2022


Jim and Mike pay a visit to Castle and Key Distillery in Millville, Kentucky. Site of the Old Taylor Distillery and home to the one of the most highly anticipated bourbon releases of the year. Listen in as we give you …

256. Dueling Grounds Linkumpinch SB Bourbon Review

April 4th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike review a whiskey from Franklin, Kentucky near the Tennessee border. A small distillery called Dueling Grounds is producing a wheated bourbon that has our attention. Listen in as we give you the …

255. Those Forgotten Bourbons

March 30th, 2022


Jim and Mike dive deep into their bar this week and grab two bottles that haven't been visited in a while. We encourage you to do the same. Listen in close becasue there is a huge giv-a-way in this episode!

254. Castle & Key Small Batch #1 Bourbon

March 28th, 2022

It is the day after release of the long awaited Castle & Key Bourbon. Now it is here and we have a bottle to taste and review. Listen in as the guys give you the scoop on this highly anticipated spirit.

253. Michter's Distillery

March 23rd, 2022


The Bourbon Road is on the road. Today Jim and Mike visit Michter's Distillery in Louisville to explore their fine offerings and talk with Andrea Wilson and Dan McKee about all things Michter's. This is an episode you …

252. Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon Review

March 21st, 2022

Listen in as Jim and Mike review a a fan favorite for this show. Clocking in a t a minimum of 10 years aged, the Russell's Reserve 10 Year Small …

251. Treaty Oak Distilling

March 16th, 2022


The final stop on Big Chief's Texas Distillery Tour is at Treaty Oak Distilling in Dripping Springs Texas. Listen in as Mike walks us through their expressions while chatting with Daphne Cottrell, Distiller and Princess …

250. Blackland Rye Whiskey Review

March 14th, 2022

A big give-a-way on today's show. Be sure not to miss this great episode as we review some delicious rye whiskey from Blackland Distillery in Fort Worth Texas.

Be sure to check out our private …

249. Still Austin Whiskey Company

March 9th, 2022


Mike drops into Still Austin Whiskey Co. during his Texas road trip. Y'all have been waiting for this one and now it is here. Listen in as Mike goes through the lineup and tells you what he thinks about this awesome …

248. The Gospel Straight Rye Whiskey Review

March 7th, 2022


Listen in as Jim and Mike review a wonderful rye whiskey that was distilled and bottled in Melbourne Australia and available in 27 states here in the …

247. Milam and Greene Whiskey

March 2nd, 2022


Listen in as Mike makes another stop in Texas at Milam and Greene in Blanco. It's more rye and bourbon with the ladies of Milam & Greene, Marlene …

246. Loggerhead Bourbon Whiskey

February 28th, 2022


Today Jim and Mike check out a Florida bourbon from Sanford. This one is a short drive from Orlando and worth the jaunt. Listen in for our give-a-way on this episode. Check out Be …

245. Garrison Brothers Distillery

February 23rd, 2022


Another stop on Mike's Texas Road Trip brings him to Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye Texas. Listen in as Mike sits down with their Master Distiller and tastes his way through several expressions. They even enjoy …

244. Old Overholt 114 Proof Rye Whiskey

February 21st, 2022


Today Jim and Mike check out the 114 proof rye whiskey from Old Overholt. If you haven't tried this one before you definitetly want to listen in to …

243. Blackland Distillery - Fort Worth

February 16th, 2022

The first stop on Mike's 2022 Texas Tour is a great one. He sits down with Markus Kypreos of BlackLands Distillery and Derrick Walker of …

242. Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey Review

February 14th, 2022


With St. Patricks Day just around the corner, Jim and Mike check out an Irish Whiskey with an American story. Listen in as they taste the Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey and discuss the amazing history behind the famous …

241. Green River Distillery First Look

February 11th, 2022


Jim and Mike travel to Owensboro Kentucky for the long awaited launch of the Green River Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Listen in as we sit down with Jacob Call, Master Distiller and discuss the history of Green River while …

240. 911 Bourbon - Avoiding Bourbon Scammers

February 9th, 2022


Mike sits down with Mike from 911 Bourbon to discuss "bourbon scammers" and how to avoid them. Definitely want to check this episode out and be sure to listen in to the end for our give-a-way of some specil swag.

Be …

239. Rebel Cask Strength Single Barrel Review

February 7th, 2022


Listen in as Jim and Mike review the Rebel Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon from Lux Row. THis high strength wheated bourbon is definitely one you want to keep an eye on. Listen in as we taste and review this …

238. Exploring Buffalo Trace Mashbills

February 2nd, 2022


Listen in as Jim and Mike taste through the mashbills of Buffalo Trace Distillery. You might be suprised to learn some of the closely held secrets. Stay till the end for a great give-away.

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237 - Wheel Horse Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

January 31st, 2022


Listen in as Jim and Mike review Wheel Horse Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Clocking in at #19 on Whiskey Advocate's Top 20 Whiskies of 2021, this bottle was long overdue for a Bourbon Road review. Listen in as we walk you …

236. ASW Distillery of Atlanta Georgia

January 26th, 2022


Jim and Mike explore the ASW distillery in Atlanta Georia and discover true craft in whiskey making in the south. Be sure to listen in as we taste bourbons and ryes from this emeriging producer of the south. Check out

235. Duke Spirits Founders Reserve Double Barrel Rye Review

January 24th, 2022


Listen in as Jim and Mike Review the Double Barrel Rye from Duke Spirits. This full bodied 95/5 rye will get your attention. Whille Mike and I were …

234. Top Four Affordable Rye Whiskeys

January 19th, 2022


Jim and Mike explore the top four affordable rye whiskeys today. Listen in as the break them down one-by-one and tell you which ones you should have …

233. Blue Note Crossroads Bourbon Review

January 17th, 2022


Jim and Mike take the time to review another bourbon from B.R. Distilling in Memphis Tennessee. This time it is their Crossroads expression. Listen in as we chat about the Crossroads movie while sipping on this …

232. Dry Fly Distilling with Terry Nichols

January 12th, 2022


Mike sits down with Terry Nichols of Dry Fly Distilling from Spokane Washington. Terry brings four of their many offerings to taste on the show. …

231. Mr. and Mrs. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

January 10th, 2022


Jim and Mike sit down with a new bourbon from local basketball legend Russ Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a three year bourbon with a bit of a spicy attitude. We tried the green label Legends bottle at …

230. The 2022 Bourbon and Biscuits Challenge

January 5th, 2022


Jim and Mike invite their wives to participate in the 2022 Bourbon and biscuits Challenge. Today we pair bourbon and rye cocktails with country ham and biscuits. This is our annual pursuit to find the most worthy …

229. Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Review

January 3rd, 2022


Jim and Mike enjoy another Craft Distillery Monday episode by reviewing Smoke Wagon's Small Batch Bourbon. Listen in as we walk you through our tasting notes on this surprisingly good whiskey. You won't want to miss …

228. The 2021 Bourbon of The Year and Craft Distillery of the Year

December 29th, 2021


Jim and Mike have deliberated and made a decision. Today we announce our 2021 Bourbon of the Year. We also name our 2021 Craft Distillery of the Year. After almost 300 bottle reviewed during the year, it all comes down …

227. Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

December 27th, 2021


Jim and Mike step outside the box a bit and review an American Single Malt Whiskey from Westward. If you haven't been sampling some of the great American single malts, then we suggest you give them a try. It's nice to …

226. Few Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey

December 22nd, 2021


Mike interviews Paul Hletko of Few Spirits about their line of Illinois made "grain-to-glass" whiskies. In particular, they taste and talk about the …

225. Key West Trading Smuggler's Choice Bourbon Whiskey

December 20th, 2021


Jim and his son Chris travel to Key West Florida for a little salt water fly fishing. During their trip, the review a local bottle of bourbon from Key West Trading called Smuggler's Choice. Maybe on your next trip to …

224. Exploring Bourbon Special Releases

December 15th, 2021


Jim and Mike discuss special releases from the distilleries. What to look for and what is coming soon. They also review a couple of recent special releases during the show. Listen in as they deep dive this subject.

223. Peerless Double Oak Bourbon Review

December 13th, 2021


Another Craft Distillery Monday... another great bourbon! Listen in a Jim and Mike review the new Double Oak Bourbon from Peerless Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. We get pretty exited when we here double-oaked and …

222. The Kitchen Table at James B Beam Distillery

December 8th, 2021


Today Jim and Mike talk about the new restaurant at James B Beam called The Kitchen Table. This newly created restaurant gives people one more reason to stop in Clermont Kentucky to visit the distillery. Be sure to …

221. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C921 Review

December 6th, 2021


Today Jim and Mike review the fall release C921 of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon. This is always a crown pleaser and many of us watch the shelves for the next release. You need to get them while they are hot, and at …

220. Old Dominick Distillery with Alex Castle

December 1st, 2021


On this episode, Mike travels to Memphis Tennessee to sit down with Master Distiller Alex Castle at Old Dominick Distillery. Listen in as we explore this great distillery and sample some of their finest whiskies.

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219. Stagg Jr Bourbon Batch 16 Review

November 29th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review batch 16 of Buffalo Trace's Stagg Jr. A high proof and powerful representation of their rye mash bill #1. Stagg …

218. Wigle Whiskey

November 24th, 2021


Mike travels to Pittsburgh to discover the craft of Wigle Whiskey. As always, The Bourbon Road leads us to great craft distilleries doing great work here in the USA. Listen in as we sample and review the work of another …

217. Jeptha Creed Bottled In Bond Rye Bourbon Review

November 22nd, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review the new Jeptha Creed Bottled in Bond Rye Bourbon from Shelby County Kentucky. We've been waiting awhile for this one (four years to be exact), and it has finally arrived. Listen in as …

216. Bourbon Hunting and Allocated Bottles

November 17th, 2021


Jim and Mike host a couple of Roadies to talk about this years bourbon hunting season. We sip on way too many allocated bourbons while discussing the struggles of finding that elusive bottle. Listen in as we talk about …

215. Johnny Fever Bourbon Whiskey Review

November 15th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review a bourbon whiskey from Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, South Carolina. The whiskey is called Johnny Fever …

214. Thanksgiving Roundup with Wild Turkey

November 10th, 2021


Jim and Mike make preparations for Thanksgiving by discussing their favorite recipes, bourbons and past times for the big day. Two different Wild Turkey expressions are on the menu along with a 1977 dusty bottle of .... …

213. Luca Mariano Single Barrel Bourbon Review

November 8th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review a new whiskey from a really exciting distillery called Luca Mariano. After meeting their crew at a couple of whiskey festivals we had to get a bottle of this single barrel for a …

212. Taylor Austin Dye and Old Jack D

November 3rd, 2021


Jim and Mike jam with rising country artist Taylor Austin Dye as she belts out a few of her acoustic singles including, "Water Me Down" which soared on the ITunes Country Chart after release. Listen in as she has a few …

211. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Review

November 1st, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. The boys sip on a little of the Old Number 7 Brand while discussing history and …

210. Chris Thomas - Made South - Birthday Bourbon

October 27th, 2021


Jim and Mike break out a bottle of the 2021 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and celebrate with Chris Thomas of Made South. Also on the menu is …

209. Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer Review

October 25th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review Eli Mason Old Fashioned Cocktails Mixer from Nashville, Tennessee. Our good friend Chris Thomas from Made South introduced us to Eli Mason. Check out this episode to find out what we …

208. Josiah Siska - A Still House Session

October 20th, 2021


Jim and Mike kick back in the still house at Leiper's Fork and host a jam session with rising country artist Josiah Siska. Great bourbon, awesome music and an amazing environment lead to the perfect "Still House …

207. Leiper's Fork Straight Rye Whiskey Review

October 18th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review Leiper's Fork Straight Rye Whiskey. The first episode in the five episode series called "Stillhouse Sessions". Be sure to catch all five episodes in this series recorded in the …

206. Maker's Mark with Rob Samuels

October 13th, 2021


Mike spends the day in Loretto Kentucky at Maker's Mark. He sits down in the Samuels house with Rob Samuels and gets a real history lesson as they sip on two of Makers Mark's Finest expressions. You definitely want to …

205. Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon Review

October 11th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon from the Cleveland Whiskey Company in Cleveland Ohio. With a Mash Bill of 51% Corn, 45% Wheat and 4% Malt, this may be the one of the highest wheat contents …

204. The 2021 Bourbon Blending Challenge

October 6th, 2021


Jim, Mike and Ashley Barnes of The Spirits Group judge the Roadies 2021 Blending Challenge and announce the winners. Ten entries get to compete in the finals and prizes are awarded to the "Best Blend" and the "Best …

203. Walker's Cay Straight Bourbon Review

October 4th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike review Walker’s Cay Straight Bourbon Finished with Sherry Cask Staves. This whiskey is from King Spirits but distilled at Green River Distillery in Owensboro Kentucky. Listen in as we review …

202. Old Elk Bourbon With Melinda Maddox

September 29th, 2021


Jim and Mike spend a little time savoring Colorado whiskies with Mel Maddox from Old Elk. We taste through 4 expressions of their finest and get the …

201. Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series FAE-02 Review

September 27th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike get to taste and review the new limited edition Maker's Marks Wood Finishing Series FAE-02. There may actually be fairies in this bottle! Listen in to get the real story of this new …

200. Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2021

September 22nd, 2021


Mike makes his way through the 2021 Bourbon Festival in Bardstown Kentucky. As a panelist and bourbon celebrity, Mike gets the full treatment as …

199. Cody Road Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Review

September 20th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike cross the Mississippi to taste a single barrel wheated bourbon from the hometown of Buffalo Bill Cody. The distillery is Mississippi River Distilling and the bourbon is Cody Road Single …

198. Buffalo Trace Benchmark Bourbon Collection Review

September 15th, 2021


On this episode Jim and Mike drink each of the six Benchmark expressions of the new Buffalo Trace Bourbon Collection. They give a full review of what …

197. Bulleit Bourbon - Frontier Whiskey Review

September 13th, 2021


On this episode, we finally sit down with our hometown bourbon "Bulleit". We dive into the standard 90 proof bourbon and give it a fair and honest …

196. Four Roses with Master Distiller Brent Elliot

September 8th, 2021


On this episode Mike hangs out at Four Roses with Master Distiller Brent Elliott. They work their way through the expressions of of Four Roses Bourbon including the 2021 Four Roses Small Batch LE Bourbon. A lot of great …

195. First Look - 2021 Four Roses LE Small Batch Bourbon Review

September 6th, 2021


On this episode, we get a first look (and taste) of the new 2021 LE release from Four Roses Small Batch. We give all the details on how you can get your hands on this amazing bourbon. Listen in for details on how to get …

194. A Salute to Horse Soldier Bourbon

September 1st, 2021


On this episode we sit down with Scott Neil, a retired Special Forces Veteran and founder/COO of Horse Soldier Bourbon. Listen in to his first hand …

193. Basil Hayden Toast Review

August 30th, 2021


On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a a new expression from our fiends and Beam. Basil Hayden Toast is a new addition to the Basil Hayden line. An expression representing an reimagined line. Don't miss …

192. Barreled and Boxed - James B Beam Distilling Co

August 25th, 2021


On this episode we sit down with two bottles of Little Book from James B Beam Distilling Company. We taste Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 while discussing the new premium membership subscription called Barreled and Boxed. It …

191. Brindle Straight Bourbon Whiskey

August 23rd, 2021


On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a bottle sent to us by one of our listeners and friend of the show, James Drier. We haven't had an El Paso whiskey yet and are dying to crack the seal on this bottle. …

190. Broken Barrel Whiskey Company

August 18th, 2021


On this episode we sit down with Seth Benhaim, Chief Barrel Breaker at Broken Barrel Whiskey Company. Seth arrives in Shelby County Kentucky with a …

189. Off Hours Bourbon Whiskey Review

August 16th, 2021


On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we review a new bottle of Off Hours Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Surprised by the simplicity of the label and the companies message, Jim and Mike dive into this new expression …

188. Bourbon On The Banks 2021

August 11th, 2021


This week the boys get the lay of the land in Frankfort Kentucky for this fall's "Bourbon On The Banks" event. You do not want to miss out on the all out fun weekend happening October 22nd and 23rd in Frankfort. We will …

187. Union Horse - Reunion SB Straight Rye Whiskey Review

August 9th, 2021


On this "Craft Distillery Monday" episode, we try a single barrel expression of rye from Union Horse Distilling out of Kansas. At 126+ proof, this …

186. Smoke Your Bourbon

August 4th, 2021


This week we welcome on Susan and Traci from Barrel Proof Bourbon Barrel Bark. They take a little time out of their busy schedules to show Mike and I …

185. Russell's Reserve 13 Year Bourbon Review

August 2nd, 2021


On this "Craft Distillery Monday", Jim and Mike try the new Russell's Reserve 13 year Bourbon. This bottle has been out a little under 2 months and has grabbed a great deal of fanfare. Some call ti the 2021 Bourbon of …

184. Pappy Gate - Netflix's Heist - Bourbon King

July 28th, 2021


Jim, Mike join a couple of Roadies to sip on Eagle Rare and Russell's 10 Year while discussing the recent TV series on Netflix called Heist. In this series (Ep. 5 & 6 Bourbon King) explores the details behind the …

183. McMenamins Billy Wheated Whiskey Review

July 26th, 2021


Mike returns from his Oregon fishing trip and wouldn't you know he has a wheated whiskey in hand. So today on Craft Distillery Monday, we review …

182. Westward Whiskey Distillery - Portland Oregon

July 21st, 2021


Mike travels west and discovers some great single malt American whiskies at Westward Whiskey in Portland Oregon. Be sure to listen in as we take a side road and discover some great whiskies of the American Northwest.

181. Kirkland Small Batch Bourbon Review

July 19th, 2021


We look hard at the new small batch bourbon from Kirkland. Kirkland is Costco's store brand and currently they are filling their bottles with bourbon from the Barton 1792 Distillery. Listen in as we analyze this bourbon …

180. Weller Special Reserve and Wild Turkey 101 - A Retrospective

July 14th, 2021


Jim and Mike review both Wild Turkey 101 and Weller Special Reserve in this retrospective episode looking back at the last 2-1/2 years of The Bourbon Road Podcast. Listen in as they review these bourbons and talk about …

179. David Nicholson 1843 Review

July 12th, 2021


Mike brings another "wheater" for a review. David Nicholson 1843 hails from Luxco in Bardstown Kentucky and is a true wheated bourbon with a long …

178. Bourbon Blending Challenge 2021

July 7th, 2021


The week we lay out all the ground rules for this years bourbon blending challenge. Make sure to listen in as we sip on a couple of our own blends …

177. Old Forester Rye Review

July 5th, 2021


Today we review the Old Forester Rye. At 100 proof this rye has earned itself a place in the well at many bars. It's a solid Kentucky Rye with a …

176. TX Bourbon - The Science of Texas Whiskey with Rob Arnold

June 30th, 2021


Mike enjoys a sit down with Rob Arnold, Master Distiller of TX Bourbon (of Firestone and Robertson Distilling Company) in Fort Worth Texas. It's an …

175. Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Style Bourbon Review

June 28th, 2021


Today the boys review a "green" standard in Kentucky. Voted Top bourbon under $15 by Fred himself. We will pick this one apart and let you know if it deserves a place in your suitcase during your next visit to Kentucky. …

174. Legends Distillery - Spirits USA

June 23rd, 2021


Mike enjoys an evening with a couple of Georgia boys who are doing whiskey right!. Legends distillery of Cumming Georgia is taking the world by storm …

173. Three Chord Strange Collaboration Bourbon Review

June 21st, 2021


It's a real treat to sit down with this special whiskey today. Three Chord always hits it out of the park, and this time we expect no less. Today we …

172. Best Bourbon Festivals of 2021

June 16th, 2021


The best bourbon festivals of 2021. Yes, that is right, and there are a lot of them! After being cooped up for a year are you ready to spread your wings and drink a little bourbon... I know we are! Listen in as we drink …

171. Navigator Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels

June 14th, 2021


Today we focus on a finished Kentucky straight bourbon with a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. The three year bourbon is finished in a Navigator Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels from Precision Wine …

170. New Spring and Summer Bourbon Releases

June 9th, 2021


We go over a lot of new bourbons that are hitting the shelves this season. We also talk about the best summer sippers. All this while tasting and reviewing two new releases: Blood Oath Pact 7 and Larceny Barrel Proof. …

169. Copper Fox Dawson's Reserve Bourbon Whiskey Review

June 7th, 2021


Mike brings back a bottle from his eastern road trip. A small Virginia distillery doing everything right. Using Virginia grains and working their own malting floor. This wheated bourbon recipe features a peach smoked …

168. A Trip to Iron Clad Distillery

June 2nd, 2021


Mike loves hitting the road. This time he travels east and visits Iron Clad Distillery in Virginia. Did you know that Virginia has over 75 distilleries? Definitely check out this episode as Mike tastes through their …

167. Legends Barrel Proof Wheated Bourbon Review

May 31st, 2021


Mike gets really excited every time we have a wheated bourbon on for review. This time is no exception as we take a look at the Legend Barrel Proof Wheated Bourbon (115 proof) from Legends Distillery/Spirits USA. You …

166. Tim Smith - Original Discovery Moonshiner

May 26th, 2021


What a better way to spend your day than in a mountain cabin with Tim Smith from Discovery Channel's Moonshiners series. Not to mention he is bringing all the good stuff to taste and talk about. You definitely want to …

165. Country Smooth American Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

May 24th, 2021


We love getting an early look at new releases. This week we take an advanced look at the new American Straight Bourbon from Country Smooth. We have always been impressed with the work being done by Founder and CEO Lori …

164. Introducing Log Still Distillery

May 19th, 2021


On site... first hand.... Jim and Mike view the new Log Still Distillery the day before opening and taste their whiskies. On hand for the interview is Lynn Dant, a descendant of Joseph Washington Dant and head of …

163: Rebel Distiller’s Collection Single Barrel Bourbon Review

May 17th, 2021


It's a wheated bourbon today and Mike just can't contain himself. We've got the Rebel Distiller’s Collection Single Barrel Bourbon open and we are …

162. A trip Down the Rabbit Hole with Seven Beautiful Bottles

May 12th, 2021


Wow!!! What a day! Jim and Mike travel through seven different expressions as they taste their way through the full lineup at Rabbit Hole Distillery …

161. Hillrock Double Cask Rye Whiskey Review

May 10th, 2021


Jim and Mike always enjoy drinking a well crafted whiskey. That is what you can expect any time you see the late Dave Pickerell's name on a bottle. Today we dive into the Double Cask Rye from Hillrock Estate Distillery …

160. Reviewing Old Forester 117 Series with Jackie Zykan

May 5th, 2021


It's always a great day when Jim and Mike get to sit down with Jackie Zykan from Old Forester. Today we get a chance to try the new 117 Series: High …

158. Traverse City Whiskey Company

April 28th, 2021


We travel a bit north this week (virtually) to talk with Chris Fredrickson of the Traverse City Whiskey Company. Chris sent us several samples of his "Whiskies of the North". We dive and and explore these Michigan …

157. Thomas S. Moore Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Casks

April 26th, 2021


Barton has a recent release of the Thomas S. Moore expression featuring a port wine finish. We dive deep and give you all the wonderful details. …

156. Should You Buy Store Brand Bourbons?

April 21st, 2021


You have seen them on the shelf... the bottom shelf. The question is, should you give them a try? On this episode we check out a couple of big box …

155. The World's Top Selling Bourbon

April 19th, 2021


The top selling bourbon in the world is Jim Beam white label 80 proof. It is also the only bourbon on the shelf at our resort here in Mexico. So, Mike and I decide to do a review on our next to last day of vacation here …

154. In Mexico with Weller 107 and Eagle Rare

April 14th, 2021


How could we not travel to Mexico and bring two great bottles to share with Roadies at the pool. We record this episode from Riviera Maya, chest deep …

153. Ironclad Missouri Toasted Oak Cask Single Barrel

April 12th, 2021


Anything maritime gets Mike and I excited. This Missouri Toasted Oak Cask from Ironclad captured our attention. A four grain bourbon finished in Missouri toasted oak barrels. Ours was a little higher in proof than the …

152. Oklahoma Road Trip - Bourbon and Storytelling

April 7th, 2021


Mike and his brother Mitch recount old times telling some pretty revealing stories while sipping on two bourbon whiskies. Today they drink Hochatown …

151. Basil Hayden's 10 Year Rye Review

April 5th, 2021


You all know that Mike and I love some older whiskies. Ten years is a pretty magic number in our books. I also love a good rye. Today we check out …

150. Old Forester 150th to Celebrate the 150th Episode

March 31st, 2021


Jim and Mike sit down with a couple of Roadies to drink some Old Forester 150th and to share their list of the five bourbons to start your home bar with. Join Jim, Mike, Todd Ritter and Matt Simons for a great show …

149. Tahwahkaro Four Grain Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon

March 29th, 2021


You all know that Mike loves his Texas bourbon. Today he brings a four grain from Tahwahkaro Distillery in Palestine Texas. This one is a single …

148. Two Special Bourbons with Cruise Customs Flags

March 24th, 2021


Jim and Mike sit down with a true visionary, combat veteran and entrepreneur Chris Cruise. Chris is the Founder of Cruise Customs Flags and his company employs veterans to make American Flags from Bourbon Barrels. We …

147. Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon Review

March 22nd, 2021


If you have listened to the show, you know how much the two of us respect bottled-in-bond bourbons. Today is no exception as we review Old Grand-Dad Bonded from our friends at Beam Suntory. This spicy 100 proofer is all …

146. Peerless Distilling with Corky Taylor and Cordell Lawrence

March 17th, 2021


Mike is sans Jim this week at Peerless Distilling in Louisville, Kentucky. This time Mike gets to chat with Corky Taylor and Cordell Lawrence while sipping on two great expressions from Peerless. They talk about …

145. Peerless Rye Aged in Absinthe Barrels

March 15th, 2021


If you have not tried something so out of the box as an absinthe finished rye whiskey... we suggest you do. Peerless Distilling in Louisville Kentucky has a 111 proof Kentucky Rye Whiskey finished in Absinthe Barrels …

144. Evan Williams Experience with Bernie Lubbers and Jody Filiatreau

March 10th, 2021


What a day at the Speakeasy Cellar at Evan WIlliams Experience in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We had the chance to spend the day with Bernie Lubbers, The Whiskey Professor... Mr. Bottled in Bond. Also on the show is …

143. Gold Zephyr Straight Bourbon Whiskey

March 8th, 2021


It's Monday here and we are drinking bourbon! Today we have a 4 year old from JK Williams Distilling in Peoria Illinois. Gold Zephyr is a four year …

142. Woodford Reserve Master's Collection

March 3rd, 2021


It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. This week Jim and mike walk their way through the Master's Collection of Woodford Reserve. Over $600 in …

141 Smooth Amber Old Scout 107 American Whiskey

March 1st, 2021


The boys take a zig-zag on the bourbon road and zero in on the buttery goodness of Smooth Ambler's Old Scout 107 American Whiskey. Jim brings the …

140. Old Soul 15 Year and Some Good Times Honey

February 24th, 2021


Jim and Mike stay out of the cold and record a long episode with Woodrow and a couple of great bottles. We drink some 15 year bourbon from Cathead …

139. Knob Creek 12 Year Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon

February 22nd, 2021


Today we put on our "Big Boy Pants" and try the new Knob Creek 12 Year Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon. We are both big fans of Knob Creek, but we have not had a chance to dip into this one yet. Listen in as we pass …

138. Buzzard's Roost Sipping Whiskeys - Bourbons Bistro

February 17th, 2021


Jim and Mike Hang out at the famous Bourbons Bistro in Louisville Kentucky with Jason Brauner. Jason is also the founder of Buzzard's Roost Sipping Whiskeys. He takes time, share his whiskey and guides us on a journey …

137. Thirteenth Colony Southern Bourbon Whiskey

February 15th, 2021


Today we take another look at a Georgia Distillery that is putting out some pretty good product. We had their rye in episode 119 so we had to get their bourbon on as soon as possible. Listen in to find out how we like …

136. Davidson Reserve - Nashville's Pennington Distilling Co.

February 10th, 2021


Jim and Mike get on the road again and head to Nashville Tennessee. On this trip they stop in at Pennington Distilling to sample the many expressions of Davidson Reserve. Don't miss this episode as the guys drink and …

135. Chattanooga Whiskey Cask 111 - Tennessee High Malt

February 8th, 2021


On this episode we try the Cask 111 from Chattanooga Whiskey. It's a Tennessee High Malt ringing in at 111 proof. It is a really surprising bottle, packed with flavor and it can be found for $45 in many markets. You …

134. Inside the Nashville Barrel Company

February 3rd, 2021


Jim and Mike kick back in Zeke's house with Mike and James of the Nashville Barrel Company. Finally on the road again, the boys get to drink some great stuff with a couple of genuine whiskey friends in Nashville …

133. Kings County Barrel Strength Bourbon

February 1st, 2021


As Mike and I travel about trying bourbons and whiskeys from all over, every now and then we get to revisit and get blown away by some true artisans. Today is no exception as this week's Craft Distillery Monday is …

132. The Best of Wheated Bourbons with Josh Bogard

January 27th, 2021


Jim and Mike sip on a few wheated bourbons while hanging out with country artist Josh Bogard. Weller and Makers are on the menu as we listen to a little of his best songs. The ladies are with us and So are a few …

131. Booker's 2020-03 "Pigskin Batch" Bourbon Review

January 25th, 2021


Booker Noe knew how to pick'em. I mean barrels... he could choose the right barrels from locations in different warehouses to make a great barrel …

130. Lucky Seven Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

January 20th, 2021


Jim and Mike hang out with Lucky Seven to review the Jokester and Holdout. Two of the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey expressions from Lucky Seven …

129. Penelope Barrel Strength Bourbon

January 18th, 2021


A Craft Distillery Monday episode featuring the cask strength bourbon from Penelope. We have been pleasantly surprised by the bourbons coming across our bar lately. Penelope is no exception. This one definitely delivers …

128. Moonshiners Donnie & Teresa, The Beattyville Hillbillies

January 13th, 2021


Mike heads to the hills of Kentucky to visit with Discovery Channel Moonshiners Donnie and Teresa the Beattyville Hillbillies. They talk all things moonshine and sip on some of the good stuff!

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127. Sugar House Distillery Bourbon Whiskey

January 11th, 2021


We already know we love some whiskies form Utah. Thanks to a good friend out west, we get a chance to try the bourbon whiskey from Sugar House Distilling in Salt Lake City Utah. Listen in as the boys put this one though …

126. Angel's Envy Cask Strength Bourbon - 2020 Retrospective

January 6th, 2021


Jim, Mike sip on the new "big boy" from Angel's Envy... the 2020 Cask Strength Bourbon release. In this episode they recap 2020 and talk about the highs and the lows and what is in store for 2021.

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125. Leiper's Fork Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whiskey

January 4th, 2021


Something that you don't see very often is a Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whiskey. Jim and Mike are blessed with an early look at this expression from Leiper's Fork Distillery in Tennessee. Join us as we explore this …

124. 2020 Blind Bottle Challenge and Bourbon of the Year

December 30th, 2020


Jim, Mike and a few Roadies gather to fight it our in a "Blind Bottle Challenge". Also hear about our "Bourbon of the Year" and "Craft Distillery of the Year".

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123. Castle & Key's Restoration Kentucky Rye Whiskey

December 28th, 2020


It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here. Castle & Key has released their first whiskey product, Restoration Kentucky Rye Whiskey. A limited release of 60 barrels (~13,000 bottles) is making its way …

122. George Washington's Rye Whiskey

December 23rd, 2020


Jim and Mike try some whiskey made in the period style of George Washington's Mount Vernon Distillery. We also talk about the Christmas of 1777 and the winter encampment at Valley Forge and the part whiskey played.

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121. Oregon Spirit Distillers Bottled In Bond Bourbon

December 21st, 2020


Jim and Mike try for the first time on the show a great bottle from an Oregon Distillery. Although there are quite a few distilleries in Oregon, this is a first for us. We try the Bottled In Bond Bourbon from Oregon …

120. Exploring Vintage Bourbons with Dusty Dan

December 16th, 2020


Jim and Mike hang with Dusty Dan to explore the world of vintage bourbons. In this episode we sample some 1955 Old Crow, a 1963 Very Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond, a 1969 Early Times and a 1985 Old Grandad 114 Barrel …

119. Thirteenth Colony Southern Rye Whiskey

December 14th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a well crafted rye out of south Georgia from the Thirteenth Colony Distillery. This 96/4 rye is a nice surprise and is a fine …

118. Beam Suntory's Legent Bourbon

December 9th, 2020


Jim and Mike sit down with Brand Ambassador Adam Harris and taste the Legent Finished Bourbon from Beam Suntory. This bourbon is a collaboration …

117. Frey Ranch Barrel Proof Single Barrel Bourbon

December 7th, 2020


Jim and Mike sip on a a powerful yet flavor packed single barrel bourbon from our good friends at Frey Ranch Distillery. This bottle represents their …

116. Blue Note Bourbon & Riverset Rye

December 2nd, 2020


Jim and Mike sip on a little "Juke Joint Whiskey" from B.R. Distilling in Memphis Tennessee. The boys sit down with McCauley Williams and try their …

115. Green River Distilling First Look

November 30th, 2020


Jim and Mike get a first look at a barrel pick sample from the new Green River Distilling Company. The release is not set until 2021, but you will not want to miss this review of a restored name from the past.

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114. Virginia Whiskies and a Blue Ridge Weekend

November 25th, 2020


Jim visits Roadie and original co-host Randy Minnick. They sip a few Virginia whiskies while enjoying a true Blue Ridge Mountain weekend. Featured pours include Knuckle and Catoctin Creek.

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113. Lucky Seven - Limited Release Double Oak "The Holiday Toast"

November 23rd, 2020


Jim and Mike break out the first of the holiday bourbons. This week we try "The Holiday Toast" from Chicago based Lucky Seven. It is a 115 proof …

112. Gotta Love Some Whiskey Lore

November 18th, 2020


Jim and Mike drink a little Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey as well as some Angel's Envy Cask Strength Finished Bourbon on this episode as they talk with Drew Hannush of Whiskey Lore.

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111. Calumet Farm 14 Year Old Single Rack Black Kentucky Bourbon

November 16th, 2020


Jim, Mike and his son Jake sip on a 14 year old straight Kentucky bourbon from Calumet Farm. This bottle called "Single Rack Black" is a well aged …

110. Single Barrel Picks from Wathens and Woodinville

November 11th, 2020


Jim and Mike taste their way through a couple of single barrel expressions that are also "store picks". Listen in as they dissect these bourbons and talk about single barrels and store picks.

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109. J.W. Kelly - Melrose Rye Whiskey

November 9th, 2020


Jim and Mike sip on Melrose, the Double Barrel Rye from J.W. Kelly in Chattanooga Tennessee. This gentle sipper will definitely surprise you. Listen in to find out!

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108. Pinhook - Bohemian Bourbon and Rye'd On

November 4th, 2020


Jim and Mike welcome Pinhook's Sean Josephs for a great time sampling their latest bourbon and rye expressions. We also sample the vertical "Bourbon War" series with the 4 and 5 year expressions.

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107. Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength Review

November 2nd, 2020


Jim and Mike take a little time with a new expression from Maker's Mark. The 46 Cask Strength get a close look from the guys in this episode. Will it live up to all the hype? Don't miss this episode.

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106. Knappogue Castle - 12 Year Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey

October 28th, 2020


In this episode, Jim and Mike spend a little time with some well aged Irish Whiskey from Knappogue Castle. Don't miss this episode as we try 12, 14 and 16 year Irish Whiskey.

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104. All About Extra Aged Bourbons

October 21st, 2020


In this episode, Jim and Mike explore a couple of bourbons that spent more than 15 years in the barrel. What can you expect from an extra aged bourbon. What effect does the barrel have after so long?

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103. My Old Kentucky Home Straight Kentucky Bourbon

October 19th, 2020


Jim and Mike try the new My Old Kentucky Home Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Boundary Oak Distillery in Radcliff, Kentucky. Listen in for a great give-a-way near the end of the show.

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102. Fall Sipping Whiskey - Making a Seasonal Choice

October 14th, 2020


Jim and Mike ease into fall with a couple of great choices for the cooler weather. Find out what they guys like when the leaves start to turn and …

101. Wild Turkey 101 - Episode 101

October 11th, 2020


Jim and Mike revisit an old favorite in celebration of episode 101. Jim cut his teeth on Wild Turkey 101 and he is glad to have it back on this …

100. New Riff Distilling - BiB Bourbon and Rye

October 7th, 2020


Jim and Mike sit down with Jay Erisman, co-Founder and Chief Whiskey Man from New Riff Distilling in Newport Kentucky. Jay walks us through their two flagship products, the bottled-in-bond Bourbon and Rye whiskies.

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99. Blackened American Whiskey from Metallica

October 5th, 2020


Jim and Mike sit down with Blackened, the award-winning whiskey collaboration from late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica. It is a blend …

98. Lone Elm Straight Wheat Texas Whiskey

September 30th, 2020


Jim and Mike spend a little time with the folks from Lone Elm and sample their straight wheat whiskies. Bill and Brandon hang out with The Bourbon …

97. Three Chord Whiskey Drummer - 15 Year Bourbon

September 28th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a 15 year Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from Three Chord called Whiskey Drummer. Neil and Ari hit it out of the park with this fine expression.

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96. Bourbon Basics - Finished Bourbons

September 23rd, 2020


Jim and Mike dive into a couple of finished bourbons to talk about what it means to be finished. They taste the Dareringer from Rabbit Hole and the …

95. Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

September 21st, 2020


Jim and Mike review the new Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel produced at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky. We've been watching for this bottle and you won't want to miss this episode.

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94. Woodinville Whiskey Company

September 16th, 2020


Jim and Mike hang out with Ariel Jahn, Brand Ambassador of Woodinville Whiskey Company from Washington State. They try both the straight bourbon as well as the 100% rye in this weeks episode.

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93 Huling Station Straight Wheat Whiskey

September 14th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a straight wheat whiskey from Old Dominick in Memphis Tennessee. A surprising wheat with an interesting one-of-a kind flavor profile …

92. Bourbon Basics with Four Great Pours

September 9th, 2020


Jim and Mike spend a little time talking through some bourbon basics while tasting four very good whiskies. Don't miss this episode as we try a …

91. Blaum Brothers Straight Rye Whiskey

September 7th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a rye from Blaum Brothers in Galena, Illinois. A great tasting rye from the home of Knotter Bourbon.

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90. Barrel Pick Prep Night with Adam Boothby - Sippin' CYBP

September 2nd, 2020


Jim, Mike and Adam sip on a little CYPB and some Stagg Jr. on this barrel pick prep night. A lot of great conversation, good bourbon and anticipation for our Wilderness Trail pick. Adam is one of the moderators on The …

89. Chattanooga Whiskey 99 Rye - Tennessee Rye Malt

August 31st, 2020


Jim and Mike try a rye malt whiskey from our friends at Chattanooga Whiskey. This expression is a four grain, malt forward expression that is aged more than three years. This unfiltered 99 proof rye is a year round …

88. Ashley Barnes Master Blender & Leipers Fork Distillery

August 26th, 2020


Mike invites the team from Tennessee's Leiper's Fork Distillery and Master Blender, Ashley Barnesr for and episode you will not soon forget. Rye and Bourbon are flowing in this episode! Leiper's Fork:

87. Oak & Eden - Bourbon Finished With a Toasted Oak Spire

August 24th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a bourbon whiskey with a new twist. Oak & Eden has a bourbon finished with a toasted oak spire. We're gonna dive into this one and give you a fair look at a distillery who is stepping outside the …

86. Frey Ranch - Bourbon Straight From a Nevada Farm

August 19th, 2020


Jim and Mike site down with Colby Frey of Frey Ranch Whiskey Farmers of Fallon Nevada. We enjoy two of their expressions, a four grain bourbon and a …

85. Woodinville Port Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey

August 17th, 2020


Jim and Mike venture into the great northwest (virtually) to explore a port finished straight bourbon from Woodinville. Not our first time sipping on Woodinville. Listen in to find out if this one stands up to the test.

84. Rare Bird 101 - Sippin' and Talkin' Turkey

August 12th, 2020


David Jennings (Rare Bird 101) joins us to drink some Wild Turkey 17 Year Bottled in Bond as well as the new Rare Breed Rye. We talk all things Turkey including David's New Book, "American Spirit: Wild Turkey Bourbon …

83. Buck - Eight Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

August 10th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a new eight year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Buck is a surprising find at $28 per bottle. We hope you enjoy this review!

82. The Blanton's Trio - A Father and Son Celebration

August 7th, 2020


Mike joins his Son Jake at Barksdale Air Force Base to celebrate Father's day while sipping on three different expressions of Blanton's, They include …

81. Post Quarantine - Old Fitz 9 year and Rhetoric 25 Year

August 5th, 2020


Mike finishes his quarantine and invites Jim over for a couple of epic pours. We enjoy the Old Fitzgerald 9 year Bottled in Bond 2020 and the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 25 year. Don't miss this one!

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80. Boulder Spirits - Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey

August 3rd, 2020


Jim and Mike explore a Bottled in Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Boulder Spirits in Colorado. Don't miss this episode as we taste this high malt …

79. A Four Whiskey Sit-Down with Steve Coomes

July 29th, 2020


Mike spends the day with Steve Coomes, whiskey journalist and event architect of the 2020 Bardstown Bourbon Festival. They discuss whiskey, current times as well as great new plans for the Bardstown Bourbon Festival …

78. TX Bourbon - Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.

July 27th, 2020


Jim and Mike sample another Texas "wheater" on this Craft Distillery Monday episode. Join in as they sip on this fine Texas whiskey fermented with …

77. Country Smooth American Whiskey with Lori Carcich

July 22nd, 2020


Jim and Mike try a smooth and inviting American Whiskey from Country Smooth as they talk with Lori Carcich, Founder and CEO of Country Smooth. Hang out as we take a deep dive into her company and vision for this women …

76. Boondocks Eight Year Port Finished Bourbon

July 20th, 2020


Jim and Mike try the port finished eight year old bourbon from Boondocks. An expression created by Dave Scheurich, a legend of the industry that has …

75. Bourbon and Coke Challenge

July 15th, 2020


Jim and Mike do their best to determine which bourbon (or rye) makes the best whiskey and coke. You might be very surprised to find out who makes the top of the list and who does not.

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74. Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon

July 13th, 2020


Jim and Mike try the new release of Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon from Jim Beam. Historically, this bourbon dates back to the early days of Beam. It has been available in the gift shop in Kentucky, but now widely …

73. Boone County Bourbon - Made By Ghosts

July 8th, 2020


Jim and Mike take a road trip to the northern edge of The Bourbon Trail to visit Boone County Distilling. During our visit we interview Josh Quinn, one of the owners and founders of the distillery. We try their small …

72. J.W. Kelly - Old Milford Single Barrel Select

July 6th, 2020


Jim and Mike sip on a single barrel offering from J.W. Kelly of Chattanooga Tennessee. Chattanooga has it going on when it comes to bourbon whiskey and J.W. Kelly is no exception. Don't miss our review of their 109 …

71. Ironroot Republic Distilling

July 1st, 2020


Mike continues his Texas road trip to Denison to visit Ironroot Republic. The folks at Ironroot pull out all the stops as they scour the warehouse, …

70. Pinhook Rye'd On Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

June 29th, 2020


Jim and Mike sip on the new Kentucky Straight Rye from Pinhook. Rye'd On is a 97 proof, two year rye that was produced at the Castle and Key Distillery in Frankfort Kentucky. Listen in as we review the highly …

69. Balcones Distilling - Texas Whiskey

June 24th, 2020


Mike takes a road trip to Texas and visits Balcones Distillery in Waco Texas. He and the boys from Balcones sample a long list of whiskey expressions as they talk about bourbon, single malts and all things Texas Whiskey.

68. Dry Fly Distilling - From Farm to Bottle

June 22nd, 2020


Jim and Mike drink a little wheat whiskey this week from a distillery in Washington State. Dry Fly is a true "farm to bottle" operation that makes every drop they sell. What goes better together than fly fishing and …

67. Bulleit Blenders Select with The Bourbon House UK

June 17th, 2020


Jim and Mike taste some Bulleit Bourbon with Sam from the Bourbon House in the UK. Sam is a big fan of Bulleit Bourbon and we have a great time …

66. Ragged Branch Distillery - Wheated Virginia Straight Bourbon

June 15th, 2020


Jim and Mike try a Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Rugged Branch Distillery in Charlottesville, Virginia. A wheated bourbon and Double Gold …

65. Bourbon Road Sample Night with Randy Minnick

June 10th, 2020


Jim and Mike welcome back co-host Randy Minnick for a fun filled night of tasting listener samples. Included is a hazmat proof rye and an Old Grandad distilled in 1962. You won't want to miss this episode as the boys …

64. Cadée Distillery - Deceptivus Bourbon Maritime Whiskey

June 8th, 2020


Jim and Mike taste Deceptivus Bourbon from Cadée. This ruby port finished bourbon is one of several Maritime Whiskey's available from Cadée. We hope you enjoy this episode, our second installment in Craft Distillery …

63. Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Showdown

June 3rd, 2020


Jim and Mike face off with two well known classics in this episode. Heaven Hills six year and seven year bottled in bond expressions go head to head. Who will win out in this showdown.

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62. Union Horse Distilling

June 1st, 2020


Jim and Mike are joined by Wilson Torres from Union Horse Distilling Co. out of Lenexa Kansas. We taste and review three of their expressions on our new Craft Distillery Monday series.

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61. Big Chief Hits the Road - Old 55 Distillery

May 27th, 2020


Mike takes another road trip and heads north into Indiana not far from the Wabash River west of Indianapolis. He gets a chance to visit Old 55 …

60. Garrison Brothers - A Bold Texas Bourbon Whiskey

May 20th, 2020


Jim and Mike get a chance to hang out with Dan Garrison, Founder of Garrison Brothers Distillery. A true pioneer in whiskey making and first to tackle the Texas climate for making bourbon whiskey. We try two of his …

59. East Meets West - Bourbon Road Whiskey Shootout

May 13th, 2020


Jim and Mike challenge each other with a selection of whiskies. Mike picks the east and Jim goes west with a shootout that will surprise you. Listen in as the boys bring you five bottles with detailed tasting notes and …

58 . Wilderness Trail Distillery - Haley Perros

May 6th, 2020


Jim and Mike hang out in the virtual Bourbon Road Speakeasy with Haley Perros of Wilderness Trail Distillery. We taste their three primary expressions and talk about all things Wilderness Trail. Check it out!

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57. Happy Birthday Bourbon Road

April 29th, 2020


Jim and Mike celebrate one year of The Bourbon Road. Remembering good times, great bourbon and some awesome guests. They sample six different Knob Creek expressions while remembering 2019.

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56. Spirits of French Lick - Alchemist of Indiana

April 22nd, 2020


Jim and Mike explore Indian bourbon whiskey with Alan Bishop and Jolee Kasprazak of Spirits of French Lick. We sample the Lee Sinclair 4 grain …

55. The Bourbon Roadies - Listener Guest Exclusive

April 15th, 2020


Jim and Mike get to sit down and drink a little bourbon with two listeners and fellow "Roadies" who are in town to visit distilleries. Jason and Jennifer are great people and we welcome them on a show to talk about …

54. Meet the Carters - Old Carter Whiskey Co.

April 8th, 2020


Jim and Mike hang out in Jim's basement with Mark and Sherri Carter of the Old Carter Whiskey Company. The Carters are old friends with new …

53. Steve Coomes - Author, Journalist, Copywriter and Speaker

April 1st, 2020


What a treat to hang out with Steve Coomes. A master storyteller and well known bourbon country personality. Steve spends a little time with Jim and Mike at Justins House of Bourbon in Louisville Kentucky, drinking …

52. Previewing Old Forester 2020 Birthday Bourbon with Jackie Zykan

March 25th, 2020


Jim and Mike hang with Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan in Louisville. They are among the first 5 people to taste the new 2020 Birthday Bourbon. They also sample the Presidents Choice (barrel 6) and talk all …

51. Kickin' Back by the Fire with Some Ol' Fo'

March 18th, 2020


Jim and Mike get a chance to try the new Old Forester Single Barrel Select expressions of Old Forester. At 100 proof and barrel strength they are giving a choice to barrel select customers. You will be surprised at what …

50. May the Road Rise Up to Meet You...

March 16th, 2020


This St. Patricks Day is still a celebration, even though we're doing it from home. Jim and Mike sit down with a bottle of Slane Irish Whiskey to make the best of things. We hope this extra episode will "Shorten Your …

49. Dads Drinking Bourbon

March 11th, 2020


Little did we know that John Edwards from The Dads Drinking Bourbon podcast had plans to take over our show. He turns the tables in the interview and suggests we "Free Big Chief". Lots of laughs and some great bourbons …

48. Breakfast of Champions with Peggy Noe Stevens

March 4th, 2020


What a great time as Jim and Mike sit down with Peggy Noe Stevens for a bourbon and food pairing. Peggy announces her new book "Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, …

47. Nelson's Greenbrier - The Original Tennessee Whiskey

February 26th, 2020


The boys visit Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery in Nashville Tennessee to talk with Andy Nelson. This distillery has a great history and a very unique story to go with it. They are making some great whiskey expressions …

46. Leiper's Fork Distillery - Spirit of Tennessee

February 19th, 2020


Mike visits Leiper's Fork Distillery to talk with Lee Kennedy and the rest of the crew. These guys are crafting spirits using local ingredients, bringing back a bit of lost history and heritage in their mall batch …

45. Bourbon Jam Session With The Mash and Drum

February 12th, 2020


Jim travels to Columbus Ohio to visit his old friend Jason Callori. Jason hosts the madly popular YouTube Channel "The Mash & Drum". With nearly …

44. It's The Bourbon Life

February 5th, 2020


Today we get to raid the very best of Mark Rucker's bar. Mark is behind "The Bourbon Life" Instagram page. With over 30,000 followers Mark is a real …

43. A Day with Angel's Envy and Wes Henderson

January 30th, 2020


Angel's Envy is firing on all cylinders! In this episode, Mike chats with Wes Henderson and talks, bourbon, business, family and all things Angel's Envy. They taste several expressions and Wes introduces a new Cellar …

42. BONUS - Buffalo Trace Bourbon History and Review

January 29th, 2020


We needed to delay our episode this week by one day to coincide with an amazing bourbon release. But, we didn't want to miss our regularly scheduled …

41. Weller Whiskey Wednesday with Woodrow

January 22nd, 2020


Every now and then it's good to kick back in front of a roaring fire and enjoy some good bourbon. This week, Jim and Mike walk their way through four expressions of W.L. Weller. With Mike's good dog Woodrow at their …

40. Bluegrass Distillers - Sam Rock

January 15th, 2020


Jim and Mike join Bluegrass Distillers' Co-Founder Sam Rock in the barrel room of his Lexington distillery to sip on some locally made bourbons. We …

39. Michael Veach - Bourbon Historian and Author

January 8th, 2020


Jim and Mike kick back in with Michael Veach in his upstairs whiskey room. Michael, an inductee into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame is considered the foremost authority on bourbon history. Join us while we chat and …

38. Third Pour - Fifty Dollar Blind Bottle Challenge

January 1st, 2020


In this "Third Pour Episode", Jim and Mike join friends Paul and Troy for a blind bourbon bottle challenge. With their wives in the audience, they …

37. Big Chief's Southern Bourbon Adventure Part 2

December 25th, 2019


In the 2nd of a two part series, Big Chief talks with three distilleries in his tour of the south. He tastes products of Stone Face Distillery, the …

36. Big Chief's Southern Bourbon Adventure Part 1

December 18th, 2019


In the first of a two part series, Big Chief visits three distilleries in his tour of the south. He talks and tastes the products of Old Dominick …

35. Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

December 11th, 2019


The Getz Museum has a 50 year collection of rare items related to the Bourbon Industry dating to pre-Colonial days. Director Linda McCloskey joins us …

34. Widow Jane Distillery - Lisa Wicker Head Distiller

December 4th, 2019


Lisa Wicker, Head Distiller at Widow Jane joins us at the Oscar Getz Museum to talk about her products, her journey in the business and the …

33. Josh Moore – Louisville’s Volare Restaurant and Chopped Champion

November 27th, 2019


We head to Volare Restaurant in Louisville to sit down with Chef Josh Moore. Josh is an accomplished chef who has recently added "Chopped Champion" …

32. A New Blend of Bourbon Makers - Bardstown Bourbon Company

November 20th, 2019


We head to Bardstown Bourbon Company to talk with Mark Erwin and Dan Callaway about the company as well as their Fusion and Discovery expressions. We also take explore the history, operations and future of the company.

31. Distilled With Discipline - Hotel Tango Distillery

November 13th, 2019


We travel Hotel Tango Distillery in Indianapolis. Travis Barnes joins us to talk about his journey to start America's first Disabled Combat Veteran …

30. A Proper Kentucky Salute on Veteran's Day

November 6th, 2019


Our hosts join fellow veterans David and Gina to drink a little bourbon and talk about the Veterans Club. At over 2500 members strong, they help provide connection, healing, recovery, housing, and employment for …

29. Kentucky's Bourbon Brotherhood

October 30th, 2019


A sit down with Bruce Corwin, Founder of the Bourbon Brotherhood. We discuss the club's humble beginnings, and how it has become 1300 members strong. Sipping on bourbon, we recall past events and look at what's to come.

28. Fine Bourbon and Great Country Music with Dustin Collins

October 23rd, 2019


Mike gets a chance to hang out with rising country music artist Dustin Collins. His recent album "It's Been Awhile" debuted on four separate …

27. Inside Kentucky Peerless with Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn

October 16th, 2019


Jim and Mike get a rare peek behind the scenes of the Worlds Top Craft Distiller, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Caleb Kilburn takes us on his journey to becoming Kentucky Peerless' Master …

26. Third Pour - Basement Bottle Kill and Private Bourbon Blend

October 9th, 2019


It's early October... and it's 95 degrees outside! We take a break from interviews and decide to enjoy a bottle kill episode in Jim's 65 degree basement studio. Join us while we finish off three near empty bottles to …

25. Colorado Whiskey - Rugged, Refined, Rebellious

October 2nd, 2019


The awards keep coming as Michael Myers of Distillery 291 blazes a trail for his western whiskies. Join us as we sit down with Michael and sip on his …

24. Collaboration - A Look Through The Bourbon Lens

September 25th, 2019


In this episode we collaborate with Michael and Scott from "The Bourbon Lens" podcast to record a joint episode. We explore five cask strength ryes …

23. Big Chief - The 2019 Kentucky State BBQ Festival

September 18th, 2019


You'll enjoy following Big Chief as he make his rounds at this year's Kentucky State BBQ Festival. He talks with Steve Coomes, Susan Reigler, Haley …

22. Boundary Oak Distillery - Brent Goodin Master Distiller

September 11th, 2019


Jim and Mike talk bourbon with Brent Goodin from Boundary Oak Distillery. We sip on the well-known Abraham Lincoln bourbon. A few bottles of this …

21. Some Big News While Tasting Three Bourbons

September 4th, 2019


Jim and Randy drop some breaking news. They discuss changes to The Bourbon Road podcast and what the future holds. We taste three different bourbons …

20. Talking Turkey with Bo Garrett of Montgomery Gentry

August 28th, 2019


Our guest is Bo Garrett, guitarist for Montgomery Gentry and tour guide at the Wild Turkey Distillery. Bo talks about coming up with Montgomery Gentry. He also talks about leading tours at Wild Turkey.

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19. Wilderness Trail - An Authentic Kentucky Bourbon Distillery

August 21st, 2019


Our guests are Shane Baker and Pat Heist from Wilderness Trail. We sip on their whiskeys as we chat about the amazing story that led to the creation of Wilderness Trail Distillery.

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18. Third Pour - Bourbon Under $20 - Blind Bottle Challenge

August 14th, 2019


Jim and Randy host a blind bottle share with their close friends Mike and Brian. Each brings a bottle under $20 shrouded in a brown paper bag. Tastings are done, scores are given. Winner gets his choice from the top …

17. Elizabeth McCall - Assistant Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve

August 7th, 2019


Our guest is Elizabeth McCall, Assistant Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve. We chat about her life both at work and at play while sipping on some incredible Woodford products. There is also a special appearance by …

16. Mark Klein - Comedian - The Funny Side of Bourbon

July 31st, 2019


Our guest is Mark Klein, comedian and self proclaimed bourbon aficionado. Mark talks about his comedy, history and horse racing. Jim and Randy sip on a little Michter's Toasted Bourbon and Peerless Bourbon.

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15. Brian Haara - Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America

July 24th, 2019


Our guest is Brian Haara, author of Bourbon Justice. We discuss why bourbon is uniquely qualified to tell the story of our American History. They sip on the BBC Fusion #1 and Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond.

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14. Whiskey River - Good Music and Good Bourbon

July 17th, 2019


Jim and Randy sit down with Cole and April from Whiskey River to drink some Weller 107 and talk about their music. We discus their military service …

13. Bourbon Air Tours - A New Way to Visit the Bourbon Distilleries

July 10th, 2019


In this episode, Jim and Randy sit down with Terry Welshans, owner of Bourbon Air Tours in Bardstown Kentucky. We sip on two expressions of Rebel Yell while talking about his service to our country in Vietnam as well as …

12. Mert's Cakes - The Sweet Taste of Bourbon

July 3rd, 2019


Jim and Randy spend time with Virginia Rankin from Mert's Cakes in Louisville, Kentucky. They sip on Blanton's and Angel's Envy Finished Rye while talking about bourbons and their uses in baking cakes. They also talk …

11. Chris Zaborowski - Barrel Selection Deep Dive and Bourbon Steward Certifications

June 26th, 2019


In this episode, Jim and Randy sit down with Chris Zaborowski, co-owner at Westport Whiskey & Wine in Louisville Kentucky. They talk in detail about barrel selections at each of the distilleries. We also talk about …

10. Third Pour - Blind Bourbon Bottle Share with Our Whiskey Tube Friends

June 19th, 2019


Our first "Third Pour" episode is a blind bourbon bottle share challenge with the popular YouTube whiskey channels, "The Mash and Drum Whiskey Room" …

9. Bourbon Releases and Listener Questions - Pours include Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye and Old Maysville Club Rye

June 12th, 2019


Jim and Randy talk about some upcoming bourbon releases and address some listener questions. They also review some of the show's past episodes. Jim explains sour mash -vs- sweet mash and Randy finally talks about his …

8. Mark & Sherri Carter - Old Carter Whiskey Company, Tasting Includes Bourbon #2, Rye #3 and #4, VOC American 27 Year #9 and #6

June 5th, 2019


We talk with Mark and Sherri Carter of the Old Carter Whiskey Company about what it's like to start a Bourbon and Whiskey company. We talk about barrels and blending and much more while sipping on their products.

7. Lexington Bourbon Society - Pours Include Knob Creek Rye LBS/Wine+Market Single Barrel Select, Wilderness Trail Rye Bourbon Pick Sample

May 29th, 2019


We talk with Lexington Bourbon Society about events, barrel picks and what it's like to be a member of a local bourbon group. Pours include a Knob Creek Rye Barrel Pick and an sneak peak of the new Wilderness Trail Rye …

6. David Jennings - Rare Bird 101, Bourbon Includes Whiskey Bear/LBS Russells, Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey #16-313

May 22nd, 2019


We talk all things Wild Turkey with David Jennings of Rare Bird 101. We also discuss his up coming book while sipping on the Whiskey Bear/LBS Russells pick and the Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey #16-313 10 year.

5. Jeff Irish - Bourbon Barrel Rehab, Four Roses SB Select and Glenn's Creek OCD #5

May 15th, 2019


We interview Jeff Irish of Bourbon Barrel Rehab. We sip on bourbon while Jeff talks about barrel art and his many bourbon friends. Featured pours are Four Roses SB Select and Glenn's Creek OCD #5.

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4. Noah Glanville - Pit Barrel Cooker, W.B. Saffell Bourbon and Booker's Backyard BBQ

May 8th, 2019


We interview Noah Glanville, President of Pit Barrel Cooker Company and Iraq War Veteran. We sip on bourbon while Noah talks about his youth, …

3. David Danielson - Churchill Downs, Old Stone Inn, Finished Bourbon includes Legent and Jeffersons Rum Cask

May 1st, 2019


We interview Chef David Danielson, Executive Chef of Churchill Downs and Chef/Proprietor of The Old Stone Inn and Tavern in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Featured pours are the new Legent from Beam Suntory and Jefferson's …

2. Sipping Bottled in Bond Bourbon - Jim Shannon and Randy Minnick

April 23rd, 2019


The hosts discuss bourbon country life, culture and a bit of personal history. Touching on friendship, family and the love of bourbon while sipping …

1. The Bourbon Road Podcast Trailer

March 27th, 2019


The Bourbon Road is a journey through the culture and community of America’s native spirit. Each week we sip on Bourbon while talking with …

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