Whiskey Lore: Stories
Summary: Join Best Selling Author Drew Hannush as he explores the rich stories, myths, and legends that surround a world of whisky. From the origins of Bottled-in-Bond, to finding the real Whisky Capital of the World, to dispelling myths about how we smell, taste, and enjoy whisky. Bourbon, scotch, rye, Irish, etc - no matter your favorite, Drew is telling the stories that will enrich your experience.
Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues - Part 2 (Featuring Poe of WABG-AM)
Juke Joints, Whiskey, and the Blues: Memphis to Clarksdale
The Fight Inside: The Crossroads of Robert Johnson (Part 2)
Whiskey, Death, and the Devil: The Crossroads of Robert Johnson
It's always great to chat with someone who love to share information about their town. Jimmy Rout (Shelby County Historian) had a chance to see the rebirth of Beale Street in Memphis and he is going to take us around the town that was and the town that now is. We'll hear about W.C. Handy, Boss Crump, and even Old Hickory makes an appearance in a tavern in Memphis...or did he?
Back in October, Lindsay reached out to me on behalf of B.R. Distilling Company. She mentioned that they had just won 5 gold medals at the 2020 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards and wondered if I wanted to chat with their CEO McCauley Williams about their Blue Note Juke Joint Bourbon and Riverset Rye. Always looking for a tie into history and being a music fan, I found it the perfect opportunity to learn about this new entry into the whiskey market, blue notes, and juke joints.
Steve and I continue our discussion of George Washington's distiller James Anderson and I get a chance to taste two of the rye whiskies made on-site using 18th century methods. We also talk about researching whiskey history and whether it is better to stick to traditions or evolve. And I'll also tell you how, as a Whiskey Lore Society member, you can hear more with Steve, including tips on when to visit.
Enjoy my conversation with Steve Bashore, Director of Historic Trades at George Washington's Mount Vernon, Distillery and Gristmill. In this interview, we walk around the distillery and Steve talks about recreating an 18th century distillery, George Washington and James Anderson, and the use of Mount Vernon's crops. He also walks me through the process of making George Washington's rye and brandy.
The Life and Times of Washington's Distiller (feat Steve Bashore from Mount Vernon)
How did George Washington go from dealing with the whiskey rebellion to opening his own distillery? Well, I went to Mount Vernon to find out the answer to that question and ended up learning so much more. Join me as I talk with Jim and Jeanette about Washington's management style, his distiller and distillery, and some of the myths that surround him.
The Whiskey Rebellion: Military, Diplomacy, or Bust?
Join me as I chat with Will about this historic Lowland Scotch Whisky that has seen mothballing several times in its history. Recently it was purchased by Australian David Prior and Dr. Nick Savage has joined as master distiller (after his time at Macallan). We'll talk about that transition and I'll get to taste a couple of their expressions - Bladnoch 10 and Samsara, which utilizes casks from California. And find out more about Whiskey Lore at whiskey-lore.com
I was approached by a whiskey distiller whose namesake's were poets with a passion for the land. Listen as I talk with Fugitive Spirits co-founder Jim Massey about his whiskey, the inspiration of Vanderbilt University's Fugitives, and getting laws changed so he can benefit Tennessee agriculture by producing whiskey.
The Whiskey Rebellion: Bower Hill
The Whiskey Rebellion: Danger at The Forks