Dads Drinking Bourbon
By Dads Drinking Bourbon
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Two dads from Nashville that trade their kids' bottles for whiskey bottles after bedtime. They focus on blind tastings, side-by-sides, as well as interviews with the people behind the whiskey to determine the true review without bias on brand names and hype with a goal to make you #rethinkhowyoudrink.
||CleanBruce Russell: A Rare Breed||The dads are joined by the one and only Bruce Russell for a great conversation. We answer all your burning questions around Wild Turkey and learn more about Bruce, what he likes, and what he'd like to see in the future. Plus, we have a call to the...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1/2 oz Pour: Clyde May's Rye||We're lucky to be sent some whiskey and from time to time, we just can't think of what to put it up against for a full episode. So, we've decided to get these to you in what we're calling 1/2 oz pour episodes. These are just quick 10-15 min episodes...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost of "Perfection"||In this week's episode, the dads discuss an absence of more talked about OWA picks in 2018. Has the quest to craft a perfect bourbon come at the detriment of a trusted "antique" bourbon? We discuss and then have a blind tasting of some of the best...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHas MGP Jumped the Shark?||The anticipation has been building for months. Fresh off of time off for the birth of his new daughter, Zeke is back and ready to tackle one of the biggest issues in bourbon today: Has MGP jumped the shark? We’ve seen great whiskey from...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Roses 130th Anniversary SmBLE||In our last episode before Zeke makes his triumphant return, we offer something up to you that previously was only a release on Facebook video, our review of Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch. Although the audio may not be what...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlinded by Ohio||Before Zeke took time off for the birth of his daughter, we recorded some episodes so you wouldn't miss him featuring some blinds sent to us by you, the listeners. This particular blind was sent to us by our friend Eric Black featuring whiskey he...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNashville Whiskey Festival Aftershow with Barrels and Brews||John is joined by his friends Justin and James from Barrels and Brews as well as their friend Daniel as they recap their night at the Nashville Whiskey Festival. They talk about everything they had including 2018 Birthday Bourbon, Wild Turkey Revival,..||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener Blind Number 1||We know you all miss Zeke and his mustache, so we planned ahead. Before his daughter was born, we caught up on some blind samples that you the listeners had sent us, this is the first round of it. Hear the Dads sample three bourbons blind that they...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRed Eye Rye||Have you ever thought of mixing Coffee and Whiskey? Michael St. Pierre fills in for Zeke while he's tending to his new daughter and Robert from Red Eye Rye sits down with us to discuss his coffee infused rye whiskey. Hope you enjoy! Intro/Outro:...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKentucky Owl Batch 8 and Pinhook Bourbon Country||Zeke is off tending to his new baby, so John is joined by our friend Gideon Boley to catch up over two new releases: Kentucky Owl Batch 8 and Pinhook "Bourbon Country". These are two blends of bourbon doing similar things a little differently. How do...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy Lang and Leatherwood Spirits||How does a former Green Beret and Army Ranger go from distilling on deployments in the Middle East to opening his own distillery? It's a great story and we were lucky enough to sit down with Andy Lang to hear it. Listen as they walk through the...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaying it Forward||We're humbled at the opportunities we have had through this podcast, and this episode was an example. Although much was not recorded, we held a tasting to benefit St. Jude. Listen as the group recaps what they learned, and have a blind tasting of...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDads Drinking Bourbon: The Dram Awakens||In the second half of our night with our friends Denver, from Denver and Liely, Brett, the Scotch Trooper, and Brodie from the Empty Glass Resistance, we actually tried to drink some whiskey. Tried being the key word in that sentence. This really was...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDads Drinking Bourbon: A Rogue One||If you are looking for a typical Dads Drinking Bourbon episode, this is definitely not it. We were joined by our friends Denver, from Denver and Liely, Brett, the Scotch Trooper, and Brodie from the Empty Glass Resistance for a fun night of random...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener Mailbag, Two Bitch Bourbon, a Blind from a Listener, and Zeke's Surprise||In this week's episode, the Dads dive into our listener mailbag and answer some of your questions. Then we review Two Bitch Bourbon's newest release Eureka Gold, that they were nice enough to send us. We follow up with a blind tasting from one of our...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: Old Fitz BiB 9 Year & 11 Year and Parker's Heritage 12 with Bernie Lubbers||In the second part of our sit down with Bernie Lubbers, we finally get to the whiskey. Listen as the group drinks the new, set to be released in the fall, 9 year Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond and compare it to this year's already released 11 year old..||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 1: A Day at School with the Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers||The Dads are joined by our friends Ryan Yamada from Cooper Spirits and Vinny from Headquarters Beer Cave for an amazing two-part sit down with the one and only Whiskey Professor from Heaven Hill himself, Bernie Lubbers. In our first episode, we talk...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Firewater Review Takeover and Weller C.Y.P.B.||People have been wondering where Seth Brown and Aaron Cave from the Firewater Review have been. Well the Dads found them squatting in Zeke's attic and decided to bring them, along with Aaron's brother Jeremy, downstairs to review Weller C.Y.P.B. in an..||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBelle Meade Reserve and Old Fitz Bottled-in-Bond by Candlelight||The Dads are joined by our friends Jacob and JR from Spirits Scents in which we learned a little bit more about what they do, drank and reviewed some Old Fitz Bottled-in-Bond 11 year and then reviewed the newest Belle Meade Reserve by doing what we do..||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere in the World is Zeke Baker?||Zeke has been busy lately, and he updates John of all his adventures like a pick at Four Roses and picking some blends at Elixir Spirits. While John and Zeke catch up, they drink two Russell's Reserve picks from the Barrels and Brews crew at Carothers..||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo. 38 - Filibuster Distillery - Not Your Average Craft||The Dads were joined by a member of the Dilawri family, owners of Filibuster Distillery in Virginia. Now in 21 states, this craft is redefining rules of what you think of a craft whiskey with their finished offerings at a palatable price point. Join...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk Turkey||You asked and we listened. In this episode, we talk turkey... Wild Turkey that is. We did it by having a blind of two picks of Russell's Reserve, one from Flight Club and one from Motor Supply Co Bistro, against a Kentucky Spirit picked by 404 Kitchen..||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoc.52 Batch 2, Crown Royal Blenders' Mash, Mystery Blind, and #Jamesearltones||The Dads are joined by their friend @gideonboley for tastings of Batch 2 of Doc.52, their store's pick and lottery bottle, Crown Royal Blenders' Mash, and a mystery blind side-by-side to review without knowing the answers. In addition, Zeke fell...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoopers' Craft, Michter's Toasted, and Old Forester Whiskey Row||In this week's episode, Zeke tries to use his brain too much by making both of John's blinds much more complicated than they needed to be. Either way, the Dads compared Cooper's Craft to Michter's Toasted Bourbon in a blind and had a second blind of...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanH Clark Distillery and Craft Brewed||We were joined by one of our favorite guests, Heath Clark, from H Clark Distillery along with Chip and Hunter from Craft Brewed to discuss some good things going on at the distillery as well as Craft Brewed being the first store to have a store pick...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlanton's Silver, SAOS 12 year, and Whiskey from Maine||In this week's episode, the Dads chat about what is the sweet spot in age for MGP bourbon over pours of Blanton's Sliver and Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12 Year. For their Maine event, they put 5 whiskeys from Maine up in a blind tasting. This one has a...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMailbag, Balcones, and Makers Seared Bu 1-3||The Dads open up some virtual mail and answer questions from the listeners. While they're answering questions, they try out a sample of Balcones that a friend sent them. Then, in true Dads Drinking Bourbon fashion, there is a blind tasting and review...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOld Carter and Boxed Whiskey with the Barrels and Brews Crew||To say this episode is one of our favorites would be an understatement. Join the Dads as we spend a night with our friends Justin, James, and Dan who just so happen to be the driving force behind one of our go-to Nashville stores, Carother's Wine and...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlright Alright Alright||The Dads are alone for this episode, which is a rare event lately. After talking about some things that have happened recently, they review Matthew McConaughey's first release from his work at Wild Turkey, Longbranch, the only way they know how, by...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHangin' with Mr. Cooper (Spirits)||The Dads are joined by Ryan Yamada, Corporate Mixologist and Brand Educator for Cooper Spirits, for a great conversation about his brands and offerings. Slow and Low is enjoyed from a can before moving into the main event for the night, a blind...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZeke's Friend Elmer and Some Other Buffaloes||When we say open door policy, we mean open door policy. On this episode, the Dads are joined by our new friend Will @chitownbourbonguy and his fiancee, who just happened to be spending a weekend in Nashville, for a blind tasting of Buffalo Trace...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Sean Josephs of Pinhook Bourbon||The Dads were joined by Sean Josephs of Pinhook Bourbon for an incredibly candid and interesting interview about his story and finding his way into bourbon as well as his brand. What better way to get ready for the Derby than a show dedicated to a...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Runaway Ice Cream Truck Gathering||The Dads were joined by 4 of our friends: Jesse, Aaron, Glen, and Travis for a blind tasting to remember. Have you ever been interested in Willett? We give the rundown of what it's all about, and then have a blind tasting of six bottles of Willett...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPigs on a Podcast||This is the true story of 7 people in a house and who had their night taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and pick a barrel of WhistlePig Rye Whiskey. The Dads were joined by Tarak from Elixir Spirts, JB and Michael from the...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Beam for Me||The Dads are joined by our friend TJ, who can be found working at Elixir Spirits in Spring Hill, TN or also on Instagram @morebeamforme. He also happens to be our resident expert on Jim Beam, so naturally we had to bring him in. Listen as the group...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Up Doc?||The Dads briefly touch on the new Weller C.Y.P.B and then sample and review four whiskeys: Doc.52 from Doc's Wine and Spirits in Memphis, TN, Uncle Nearest, and two selections from New Holland Spirits in their Beer Barrel Bourbon and Beer Barrel Rye....||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Drink Y'All||The Dads are joined by Andy Chapman from Eat Y'all (www.eatyall.com) in an epic blind tasting in which we all brought two bourbons that were a mystery to each other. We drink these blind and rank them, but the conversation flows and meanders, as it...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Grenade Full of Barrel Proof||Listen as the Dads challenge themselves to one of their hardest blinds yet as they take on Elijah Craig. They put up a Grenade vs. the old 139 proof barrel proof vs. Batch B517 and Batch C917 from 2017. Can they pick these similar offerings out in a...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're Full of 1792||The Dads honor "Bottled-in-Bond" day by putting Early Times BiB against 1792 BiB. Although we were late to the party (it was a week or two by the time this came out) we hope you still enjoy. Also, in finding new ways to challenge ourselves, we blind...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Chat with an Icon of Whiskey, Al Young||The Dads sit down with Al Young, Brand Ambassador and Historian for Four Roses. Although we briefly touch on the history, we go in-depth to answer all the questions you want to know like: "Are there honey warehouses?", "Will Four Roses put out a...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything but the Kitchen Sink||The Dads return to what they do best, drinking whiskey, with some whiskey they had lined up waiting to taste. Join us as we dive into Pinhook Rye, Lot 40 Cask Strength, and Taconic Barrel Strength with a special surprise from our friend @scott_in_mn...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 2: Spotlight on Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery - The Whiskey||Part 2: Spotlight on Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery - The Whiskey||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 1: Spotlight on Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery - The History||Zeke was busy with dad duties, so John took a drive down the road to our visit our friends Andy and Charlie Nelson for an afternoon in only the way that the Dads can bring it to you. Listen to Part 1 to hear the story behind Charles Nelson, their...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS SHOW: Dads Drop the Mic||Start your weekend off right with a bonus show as the dads dive in to one of the hottest topics in the bourbon world right now: Mic Drop. They put this 8 year MGP blend up against two other MGP distillates in a 12 year Boone County Single Barrel and...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Whiskey to the People with Chattanooga Whiskey||In a preview of a future visit later in the year, the dads sample three offerings from Chattanooga Whiskey: Cask Strength, Native Finish, and Experimental High Rye. Join the dads as they learn more about their friends to the South and all the good...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShining a Light on Clyde May's with LC May||The dads are joined by LC May, the brand ambassador for Clyde May's whiskey and the grandson of Clyde May, for an amazing episode where we talk about his grandfather, moonshine, and his legacy. We also talk about Clyde May's Whiskey, what makes an...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Colonel, a Stagg, and His Son Walk Into a Bar...||The Dads are joined again by our friend Ryan Lay as well as our friend Deshon Batts in a jam packed episode full of first a side-by-side of four different proofs of Stagg Jr. in order to pick our favorite. We then gave Ryan a shot at redemption as we...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDads Drinking Beer???||Wait, what?! Yes, you heard it right, John and Zeke dive into the world of bourbon barrel stouts with Black Belle from Blackstone, Willettized Coffee from Lagunitas, and Bourbon County from Goose Island. We apologize in advance for not stating (it's...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dads Review 2017 (and Crown our Whiskey of the Year)||John and Zeke do a side-by-side of four of the most touted whiskeys in 2017: E.H. Taylor Four Grain, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Barrell Batch 011, and Four Roses Al Young 50th Anniversary to crown our first ever Dads Drinking Bourbon Whiskey of the...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow||John and Zeke are again joined by Ryan Lay, and although it didn't snow in Nashville, the dads brought some to town through Stranahan's by reviewing their "Snowflake". To make it interesting (and more accessible), they put it up in a blind tasting...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraft Distilling with Heath Clark||So you want to open a craft distillery? Sounds good in practice, but listen as the dads were lucky enough to sit down with Heath Clark to learn what actually goes into it. This episode is full of great information as to how the H Clark Distillery...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs this Bourbon the "Key" to the Millennials?||The dads discuss Blade and Bow and Zeke's time at their Nashville whiskey release party with our friend Ryan Lay. Diageo is hoping to make this an "everyday rare" which begs the question if it beats the everyday rare that we already know in Weller...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Tis the Season to Bourbon on a Budget||Happy Whiskey Wednesday! Since it is the holiday season and we know you all are spending money on gifts for family and friends, so we reached down low and pulled out a Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond, Old Grand Dad Bottled-in-Bond, Eagle Rare, and Larceny..||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 'Lil Dab, A Distillers Cut, and Some Yellowstone||We were lucky enough to have one of our good friends @alildabofbourbon visit us in person in Nashville to help us drink some of the 2017 Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon that the good folks at Limestone Branch were nice enough to send us, as well...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe War of the (Four) Roses||2017 SmBLE vs. Al Young||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sip of Old Rip||It's Pappy season, and although we aren't lucky enough to say we've got our hands on one this year (Nashville's rough y'all), we relied on some kindness and generosity to put up an Old Rip Van Winkle against two Weller Antique 107 store picks, one...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDads' Den Peerless Rye||Welcome to the Dads Den! The place where we get together Sunday nights live on Instagram and take a deeper look at the whiskey we tried earlier in the week in a quest to #rethinkhowyoudrink. What happens when we get together a bourbon newbie, a food...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Dads (and we review Peerless Rye)||Welcome everyone and thank you for stumbling upon the first episode ever of the Dads Drinking Bourbon podcast. We know you may have seen us on Instagram or Facebook, but we figured it was about time that we made it easier for you to listen. The wives...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Approachable and fun insight into the American whiskey scene.
Great info. about the whiskey scene from distillers, to distributors, to retail, to consumers, and the secondary market. This podcast runs the gamut of all of the bourbon industry in an approachable format without pretense. John and Zeke cut through the BS and hype, and give good reviews and recommendations. Their different tastes and blind flights add to the validity of their reviews. This podcast is good for all experience levels, and is fun listen to. I would recommend Dad’s Drinking Bourbon to anyone that wants to know more about the industry and hobby.
Two boring dads!!
The two unoriginal hosts in the podcast world !!!
Worst podcast ever !!
Why don’t you tell Dixon Dedman to his face that his bourbon is not worth buying, you cheapskate !!
Perhaps you two unoriginal hosts should just stick to Tennessee whisky because you know nothing about Kentucky Bourbon!!
Love This Podcast!
If this isn’t on your regular rotation, you’re missing out!