Bringing People Together Through Bourbon

Bourbon is a unique part of the United State’s culture.  Most people do not know the roll whiskey played in US history, but without it the US would not be what it is today.  US whiskey has produced more tax dollars than any other product barring petroleum. The US is a great nation, but unfortunately it is divided today.

Bourbon as a product takes time to make, enjoy, and tends to bring friends and family together when people drink it. Bourbon Real Talk hopes to use bourbon’s communal nature to sitting down with people, drinking some good whiskey, and having real conversations to get to know the reasons why we are different. Bias is broken down by connection, and connection is formed by compassion and understanding.  Pour a dram, relax, and learn real stories of people so that we can develop compassion and build connections that make us all better.

Bourbon Real Talk Episode 34- $7,000,000 Whiskey Collection with Dewayne Poor

In this short episode we drink a Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection. Dewayne has been collecting whiskey for over 20 years. He has over 5,000 bottles of scotch and over 2,000 bottles of bourbon. This is fascinating, but what is way more fascinating is hearing the amazing stories that he has collected along with the whiskey. Even people who do not love whiskey will love this episode. #whiskey #bourbon #rye #podcast #singlebarrel #singlebarrelselect #singlebarrelbourbon #barrelstrength, #scotch #scotchwhisky #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whiskeycollection #whiskeycollector #whiskycollection #whiskycollector

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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 33- Whitmeyer Distilling Co with Travis Whitmeyer

In this episode, we taste a number of Whitmeyer’s recent releases. Travis candidly talks about the struggles with growing a distillery in Texas and shares his vision of the future of the craft movement. We also discuss his veteran status and the distillery’s commitment to serving the veteran community. Whether you are a whiskey lover, small business advocate, or a supporter of vets you are going to love this episode. #whiskey #bourbon #rye #podcast #singlebarrel #singlebarrelselect #singlebarrelbourbon #barrelstrength #TexasWhiskeyAssociation #TexasWhiskeyTrail #whitmeyersdistilling #traviswhitmeyer

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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 32- The Ralph Nader of Whiskey Wade Woodard

In this episode we sample a Balcones Rumble (not a whiskey but neither of us could stop referring to it as one), L’encantada brandy, and a EH Taylor Barrel Proof. Wade is widely considered the most knowledgeable person when it comes to whiskey labeling regulations, and has made a name for himself publicly calling out companies that have illegal labels. We talk about his collection experience, labeling violation efforts, and why he comes across so aggressively in online forums. You won’t want to miss this interview! #whiskey #bourbon #rye #TTB #COLA #whiskeyclub #wadewoodard

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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 30- Nancy “The Nose” Fraley

In this episode we taste the current version of the unreleased Joseph Magnus Limited Edition. Trained under Hubert Germain-Robin, Nancy is a titan in the spirits industry. She has had a hand in creating many of the brands we know and love and trained countless others on how to make world class whiskey and spirits. We discuss her path through Harvard, law school, rise to prominence in spirits, the obstacles she faces as a openly gay woman, and the future she is working hard to create in the whiskey/spirits world. Her infectious laugh and warm nature will draw the whiskey lover and the average curious person in during this entertaining interview. #whiskey #bourbon #rye #masterblender #josephmagnus, #americandistillinginstitute #nancyfraley #cognac #armagnac #germainrobin #adi #harvard

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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 29- Being a Master Blender with David Whitmer

In this episode we drink a whiskey David blended…Rossville Union Rye. David is extremely knowledgeable and has a storied history in the whiskey world. He has had a hand in so many of the whiskies that we drink (under countless labels) they can not be counted. If you love whiskey, business, or engineering you will love this episode! #Rye #whiskey #masterblender #masterdistiller #mgp #mgpi #davidwhitmer