Bourbon…The BS Frontier – Bourbon & Banter Podcast #31

The 31st episode of the Bourbon & Banter podcast – Bourbon…The BS Frontier – is now obtainable to your listening and ingesting pleasure. It’s a brand new 12 months, however we’re nonetheless bringing you a similar brutally trustworthy commentary on the bourbon and whiskey world.

Part of the Drink Curious Neighborhood, the Bourbon & Banter Single Barrel Membership hit the motherload on the finish of 2022, with half a dozen incredible picks launched inside a span of some weeks. In the event you haven’t signed as much as be a group member, we urge you to take action. The barrels we’ve chosen are actually distinctive in contrast to what’s often obtainable. As a reminder, we’re additionally in a position to ship NATIONWIDE now.

The WHISKEY NEWS kicks off with the large announcement that Elizabeth McCall will succeed Chris Morris as the brand new Grasp Distiller at Woodford Reserve. McCall, who has been coaching for the Grasp Distiller position for over a decade, will oversee high quality and innovation efforts and convey new Woodford Reserve merchandise to market. She is going to lead the model’s particular, uncommon bourbon releases, together with the Grasp’s Assortment and Distillery Sequence, bringing her distinctive contact and standpoint to new whiskies.

We sit up for seeing what Elizabeth’s tenure will carry to the model.

By no means one to draw back from lawsuits, we’re intrigued to see Sazerac on the opposite facet of the gavel, as they’re underneath a swimsuit for deceptive prospects with their Fireball Cinnamon model. Is it a malt beverage? Is it whiskey? Does anybody care?

Canada is underneath new alcohol pointers, which we predict could also be influenced by our archenemies in South Africa. We additionally focus on the highest ten % of drinkers in the USA who devour round three instances of beer every week, eighteen bottles of wine, or 4 750ml bottles of whiskey. That’s loads of ingesting, and we’re questioning how anybody would have time to do the rest.

Our take a look at new releases consists of Heaven Hill’s announcement of a twenty-year-old corn whiskey as a part of their Heritage Assortment and a barrel-proof Bernheim wheat whiskey. Our mates at Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado introduced their 2023 launch of Attractive Motor Oil, a beer barrel-aged bourbon, and Yellowstone has introduced an American single malt whiskey.

The Bourbon and Banter FUCKS crew (forensic under-cover data seekers) have uncovered the subsequent line extension from New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distillery, which infuses bourbon with a really distinctive merchandise that we haven’t seen utilized in whiskey earlier than.

The CRAFT SHOOT takes a break this episode as we take a more in-depth take a look at Alan Jackson’s Silverbelly Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The place does this fall within the celeb whiskey pantheon? Will it rock the jukebox? Or is it higher poured out within the Chattahoochee River?

We shut the episode with probably the most trustworthy section in all of bourbon podcasting…BOURBON BULLSHIT. Brace your self people, and perhaps flip your audio system down a notch or two, as a result of Bob will get labored up fairly good this month. The title of this episode is impressed by the primary story right here on Mystic Galactic bourbon. This can be a bullshit encounter of the worst sort. Three-year-old whiskey is thrown up into area for a 12 months. Appears like a recipe that solely Charmin Extremely Sturdy can accommodate.

We go from space-aged bullshit to a whiskey that was left someplace for 50 years and forgotten about. 78 Legends is rolling out whiskey they couldn’t promote the primary time, now aged even longer. It tasted like filth and wooden the primary time, now it’s…older filth?

Blue Run Spirits has introduced a brand new single barrel program, which comes at a value that no one we all know might ever afford. At double the value of a superb barrel of 4 Roses, we think about the traces can be so long as our persistence when listening to about this ridiculousness.

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