When I started professionally reviewing whiskey, I never understood why many critics were low on Wild Turkey. They all expressed love for master distillers Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie, but never seem to quite have the same feelings on their whiskey. In 2016, I … Continue readingWild Turkey’s Taste Isn’t For Everybody. Fine By Me.
By Kevin Gibson Five more whiskeys entered the running for Fred Minnick’s Best Whiskey of the Year this past weekend: Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series Batch 2. Four Gate Batch 6 Finished Whiskey: This bourbon is finished in rum and cognac casks. Fred especially liked … Continue readingFour Gate, Larceny, Three Others Join Race for 2020’s Best Whiskey of the Year
This is going to be a great week in the tasting department. Starting the week off is IMAJ and we get deep talking about the issues facing our country, while I’m sipping on Blanton’s, Barrell, Yellowstone and more in blind tastings. With country music sensation … Continue readingBlanton’s, Barrell, AH Hirsch 16-year, Lee Brice and More: This Week’s Schedule
When tasting whiskey, your palate picks up what you taste in a moment. I think I always knew this, but it was hammered into my skull when researching my book, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of American Whiskey. In the 1940s, a chemist challenged … Continue readingWild Turkey Bottled in Bond: This Is Why I Taste Three Times
This week joining the podcast is Canadian Country music star Meghan Patrick, who seems to be up for just about every Canadian country music award every year. Meghan tasted Woodinville, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Smooth Ambler Contradiction and Russell’s Reserve’s Single Barrel. You won’t believe … Continue readingThis Week In Live Tastings and Musical Guests: Willett, Meghan Patrick, Wild Turkey BIB and More
Darryl Hall, one half of legendary hitmakers Hall & Oates, talks with Fred about his transition from wine to whiskey, the transformation of how modern listeners find music, five decades of entertaining fans both young and old and, of course, his favorite bourbons. During the … Continue readingDaryl Hall: 50 Years of Hits, New Music in the Works and Embracing Bourbon