The 27th episode of the Bourbon & Banter podcast – Sleep Disadvantaged & Bourbonized – is now obtainable on your listening and ingesting pleasure. We’ll dedicate this podcast to these of you who’re awake at 3 am, occupied with all of the limited-release bottles popping out this fall that you simply’ll by no means see. We really feel your ache.
The Bourbon & Banter Members Neighborhood has shifted to a brand new platform and with the change, there are some nice new content material alternatives for members, like Bourbon Bullshit Dwell and distinctive tasting alternatives. It’s additionally residence to fixed, high quality dialog between whiskey lovers, be they outdated or new. The Neighborhood is freed from crotch pictures and different tiresome developments present in different bourbon social media teams.
The Bourbon & Banter Single Barrel Membership continues to roll alongside, having chosen barrels from Traverse Metropolis Distillery in Michigan and Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado final month. We’re headed to Kentucky this week for Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek barrel picks, and our long-awaited Wyoming Whiskey choose can be taking place in just a few weeks. All this 12 months’s single barrels can be extra accessible to members too, as we’re capable of ship nationwide. (And all are priced at or under retail with no markup.)
The WHISKEY NEWS leads off with a recap of the Kentucky Bourbon Profit public sale of uncommon and signed bottles, non-public barrel choices, and extra that raised greater than $1.4 million to assist ease struggling and restore hope for Japanese Kentucky residents whose communities had been ravaged by historic flooding final month. All proceeds from the Kentucky Bourbon Profit public sale are going on to the state’s official Crew Japanese Kentucky Flood Reduction Fund.
The Nice Resignation continues to strike Kentucky distillers, as Maker’s Mark Grasp introduced that distiller Denny Potter, and Grasp of Maturation, Jane Bowie, have departed their longtime employer.
Upgraded Factors, a journey firm that routinely supplies related research of curiosity to each its clients and basic vacationers, lately unveiled the outcomes of a brand new examine on the favourite liquors loved by People throughout the nation, damaged down and displayed in a collection of totally illustrated coloration maps – state by state, with liquor kind and model. Some locations depart us scratching our heads.
A few winners determined to embezzle Virginia ABC’s stock record, however had been caught (think about that). Everybody’s favourite distillery of truthful practices and consumer-focused operations, Buffalo Hint introduced that they are going to be doubling their manufacturing by way of a challenge that began TEN YEARS AGO! Lastly, Blue Run Spirits has introduced they’ll construct a fifty-one million greenback distillery challenge in Georgetown, KY.
We spotlight a few new whiskies, together with 4 Roses’ annual Restricted Version Small Batch, Freddie Noe’s Little Guide Chapter 6, and Previous Forrester’s 2022 Birthday Bourbon, to which everybody acquired an electronic mail ensuring they knew they wouldn’t get any. Extra releases from Michter’s, Barrel Craft Spirits, Ross & Squib Distillery, which we refuse to not name MGP, and a launch from Wild Turkey that makes us query what the hell they had been considering.
Lastly, we deliver you the investigative reporting that you simply’ve come to know and anticipate from Bourbon Banter. Our FUCKS staff (Forensic Below Cowl Information Seekers) breaks the information on 4 Roses Bourbon’s mother or father firm Kirin trying to launch a brand new product that celebrates the Japanese ingesting tradition.
We shut the episode with probably the most sincere phase in all of bourbon podcasting…BOURBON BULLSHIT. We had been lately reminded that it’s been a 12 months because the ridiculous bullshit that was the entire Slapdick whiskey scenario final 12 months with our pal A Lil’ Dab of Bourbon. For these unfamiliar with that complete story, you’ll be able to try Erin Petrey’s interview discussing harassment, bullying, and sexism in whiskey from September of 2021. No shock to most of us, this crap remains to be happening. Famous whiskey and drinks journalist Becky Paskin, who known as out Jim Murray’s bullshit just a few years in the past, shared a ridiculous story that’s on the coronary heart of one other ignorant model’s launch. We’ll have extra on this subsequent month, however c’mon, BE A BETTER BRAND YOU ASSHATS!
Fall tends to roll out quite a lot of bourbon “scented” and “flavored’ crap that we discover as housewarming and vacation items, and we’re TIRED OF IT! The individuals making this stuff have by no means had a glass of bourbon, which is why these things smells like pretend sugar and over-spritzed fragrance. We undergo what we’d prefer to see from distilleries who’ve develop into too snug charging all of us absorbent quantities of cash for whiskey.
Lastly, we put the decision out for the 2022 Bourbon Bullshit Awards. Tell us who’s deserving of a BBS award by emailing us at email@example.com.