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.

Top 6 Available Rye Whiskeys $40-$60: Bourbon Real Talk Episode 95

With all the new and old whiskey drinkers trying to get the same bottles, there are many expressions that are hard to find.  This episode goes through a list of quality shelf available rye whiskey products that are sure to please any whiskey lover. I provide a quick rye review along with a little backstory to help you feel more connected to the brands. If you are looking for information about how to start a whiskey collection or you are just looking for budget whiskey, this episode is sure to please.
 
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World’s Most Expensive Steak Paired With Bourbon-Bourbon Real Talk Episode 95

Snake River Farms is the United States’ largest producer of Wagyu beef. They also produce prime grade steaks through Double R Ranch. While both brands supply many of the top restaurants in the country they had a local customer that was able to help me tackle this topic.  Local Yocal is a well respected restaurant located in McKinney TX.  What is unique about them is they are owned by an actual wagyu cattle rancher who also runs a local high end butcher shop by the same name. This video was a unique opportunity to bring together a top a top rancher, a top chef, and the top steak producer for an entertaining and educational episode that was amazingly fun to create. Enjoy!
 
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Social Gathering: How The Whiskey Community Is Doing It Safely-Bourbon Real Talk Episode 94

Covid has affected us all. Lack of social interaction has created a mental health crisis. Whiskey related gatherings were a natural deterrent to this separation. This is why I interviewed Jamie and Jake. Jamie Biel is the Director of Science and Sustainability for Treaty Oak Distillery. Jake Clements is the founder of the Texas Whiskey Festival. These two were uniquely affected by the corona shut down. This episode explores their experiences as a way forward for social interaction in our post covid world.
 
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Column Still vs Pot Still Tutorial-Bourbon Real Talk Episode 93

There are two main still types used for commercial whiskey production in the US. In this episode we talk with Phillip Dormont who is the Director of Product Development for Treaty Oak Distilling. He runs both their column still and their pot still.  He explains the difference and we taste white dog from both side by side. Enjoy!
 
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