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Whiskey Lore: The Interviews

Aug 31, 2021

Blue Note Bourbon is quickly spreading across the country and a few months ago, I had a chance to walk the warehouses at B.R. Distilling and chat with McCauley Williams - a lawyer turned whiskey brand owner.

In this interview, we chat about hist the transition from the law, how he created Blue Note Juke Joint and...

Aug 30, 2021

Royce is an 11th generation distiller with roots going back to back in Ireland. But many of the in-between years were based in Moonshine and if you head to the distillery, you'll see a lot of that moonshining history including a video about the feud between the Allens and the Neeleys that rivaled the Hatfields...

Aug 27, 2021

Who was this man who talked George Washington into the distilling business?

Scotsman James Anderson is a fascinating character and one that master distiller Steve Bashore hopes to keep learning more about (and he already knows quite a bit).

In this episode, we'll talk about the similarities in Anderson and Bashore's...

Aug 26, 2021

How hard was it, making whiskey in the 18th century? There is actually a place you can go to find out.

Thanks to Mount Vernon, director of historic trades and master distiller Steve Bashore, and a cast of all-stars from all over the distilling world, we can see for ourselves.

Join me as Steve and I walk through the...

Aug 25, 2021

When it comes to whiskey, George Washington is an interesting character. He had just seen his countrymen up in arms over Alexander Hamilton's whiskey tax and then he got into business with his Scottish farm manager - making whiskey of his own.

How did this happen?

Listen as I chat with Dr. Jim Ambuske, host of the...