Bourbon

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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.

Managing Whiskey Club Drama with Kristopher Hart Bourbon Real Talk Episode 56

Kristopher Hart is the host of the ESPN radio program/podcast Whiskey Neat and an admin of the largest regional whiskey club in north America (Houston Bourbon Society). In this episode we discuss the immense benefits of getting involved in a social media based whiskey club, but there is a dark side of these communities. Kristopher shares his thoughts on why negativity develops and how to navigate the sometimes dramatic envirionment that develops in these groups. This will be a very informative piece for any whiskey enthusiast.
 
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Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 2 Bourbon Real Talk Episode 55

Joe Micallef is a historian, documentarian, wine/spirits judge, wine producer, and many other things too numerous to name here. In this episode we get a behind the scenes look at judging spirits competitions. We discuss how altitude, light, weather, and environment affects your palate. We talk about the impact of aging whiskey in a hot climate, solutions to the Texas whiskey issue, why historically bourbon is aged in new charred oak barrels and how bourbon has influenced the flavor of other aged spirits. If you have not already done so please watch part 1 of this episode.
 
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Whisky Historian Joe Micallef-Part 1 Bourbon Real Talk Episode 54

Joe Micallef is a historian, documentarian, wine/spirits judge, wine producer, and many other things too numerous to name here. In this episode we discuss alcohol’s effect on the development of society, how the Russian navy was financed with alcohol profits, why KY and TN are the hub of US whiskey production, how rum helped the US declare independence from Britain, alchemy’s impact on alcohol production, how Tequila was once called Mexican Whiskey, and the un-sexy truth about judging spirits competitions.
 
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What’s the right way to drink your whiskey-Bourbon Real Talk Episode 53

Neat, chilled, diluted, over ice, on stones, mixed…what is the “right” way to drink your whiskey? In this short episode we discuss the various ways to drink your whiskey, their impact on the whiskey, and discuss some general reasoning behind the controversy around this topic. I promise there was no Pappy 23 harmed in the making of this video. Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!

Whiskey and Ice: Ice’s history and impact on bourbon with Stephen Howard-Bourbon Real Talk Episode 51

Stephen Howard owns Howard and Sons Ice Co which produces flawless large format crystal clear cubes and spheres of ice to high end bars and restaurants. We review Stagg Jr Batch 12 side by side neat and on a rock and discuss how to make clear ice. We also discuss the history of ice its impact on cocktail culture. You won’t want to miss this one! Please Subscribe, Review, Like, and Comment!