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 17- Chasing your dreams with Ken Wimberly

In this episode we review Willet 3 year rye. Ken has gone through sever difficult times chasing his dreams, and has a lot to say about what helped him get through to the place he is now!  His story will be a major encouragement to anyone trying to give birth to a vision.  He also discusses his newest business venture that will be of interest to any parent wanted to maintain a close relationship with their kids.
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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 16- Behind the Scenes of Nasa Liquor with Alex Le

In this episode we review a “bourbon drinker’s brandy” L’ Encantada Armagnac with Alex Le from Nasa Liquor.  Nasa helped bring that barrel selection to TX which was a HUGE financial risk.  Alex’s family owns Nasa Liquor and he give us a behind the scene look at how independent liquor stores get rare and exciting items, how and why they decide any particular consumer with get a particular product, and he gives us some tips on how you might get access to that Pappy VanWinkle or BTAC you have been hoping for at retail. If you are interested in small business or the liquor/whiskey industry this is a must see episode!
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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 15- Facing Racism with Philip Roberson

In this episode of we drink MGPI’s new label Rossville Union Barrel Proof Rye. We also talk about what it has been like for Philip to be profiled as a larger than average black man who is married to a white woman.  Philip is not what he appears to be at first glance.  We talk about how those times where people prejudged him have affected his outlook on life and influenced him to change some of his behaviors. It is a refreshing look at how we can further the movement to reduce racial bias in our society.
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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 14- Texas Whiskey Laws with Texas Whiskey Life

In this episode we drink an assortment of Texas whiskies.  Josh and Gretchen Golladay are Texas whiskey advocates. They started Texas Whiskey Life and have been trying to promote Texas whiskey to help these mavericks get their product into the hands of curious consumers. We discuss the history of Texas producer laws, the current state, and some common sense changes that would make operating a spirits production company in Texas much more viable. If you are a whiskey nerd you need to know this information. If you are a capitalist or a small business advocate this information will blow your mind. The information in this video explains why it is so hard to get the whiskey you want at liquor stores, bars, and restaurants. 
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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 13- Life in whiskey club with Kristopher Hart

In this episode Kristopher Hart shares his Four Roses Single Barrel Selection (that tastes exactly like cigar smoke), and we talk about what it is like to be an active member in the whiskey community.  We even get a little psycho analytical on ourselves and try to interpret why we respond to drama the way that we do. Light hearted and very informative for anyone wanted to get involved in the whiskey community or a whiskey lover who is trying to develop connections to get access to rare and allocated bottles.
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Bourbon Real Talk Episode 12- Life In Law Enforcement with Craig Smith

In this episode we review Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) William Larue Weller (WLW) and we discuss what life is like as a law enforcement officer. We discuss police training, stresses, how to properly interact with LEOs, and what it is like in law enforcement with so much media scrutiny. He tells amazing tails and discusses how the Black Lives Matter movement has impacted law enforcement. I was so shocked at how much information is missing in the general public that EVERYONE should know about interacting with law enforcement.  The information in this episode could save lives!
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