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Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill

June 15, 2018

We've got 3 words for you. Cabernet. Bourbon. Jefferson's.  Dusty & Wayne are once again exploring the "finished whiskey" world that seems to be gaining in popularity.  Jefferson's Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished is on the bar top this episode.  We also get a unique story about recent podcast research done by Wayne involoving vodaka.  Wayne gets tested in a new game called "Name That Jefferson!" Frank del Franko calls in for a chat, bourbon news, and much much more.  All aboard the Bourbon Train!

Tasting Notes – Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill

Taste – hint of wine at the tip of the tongue, cocoa nibs, almond, hint of wine on finish, well-balanced

Smell – raisiny, oaky, sugary

Sight - light, not much evidence of the cabernet

Touch – sand dune at dusk

Sound – Jeffrey Osborne a la “On The Wings of Love”

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Little Book “The Easy” by Jim Beam

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Little Book “The Easy” by Jim Beam

May 18, 2018

IMG_3785.jpgIn the words of the great Pointer Sisters, "I'm so excited, and I just cant hide it..."  Dusty & Wayne are back again for a super exciting tasting of a brand new Jim Beam product called Little Book "The Easy".  But thats not all, we answer listener questions, and we answer them well.  Wayne shares his opinions on the rankings of bourbon by the media.  Dusty drinks a liitle too much moonshine.  So buckle up, strap in, mow the lawn, and put out the cat because the Revue de Bourbon train is running on overdrive!

Tasting Notes - Little Book “The Easy” by Jim Beam

Taste – sweet burnt corn, gingery rye blast, long autumn finish

Smell – hints of sweet, rye comes through well, almost nutty, browned butter

Sight – darker, slight blood-orange tint, colors found in a desert sunset

Touch – camel fur

Sound – Johnny Cash “Live at Folsom Prison”

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - The Brown Hotel - LIVE Urban Bourbon Trail Edition

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - The Brown Hotel - LIVE Urban Bourbon Trail Edition

April 6, 2018

IMG_2788.jpgHey Now!  All aboard the bourbon train, we are on a one way trip to the famous Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville on the Urban Bourbon Trail!  Bourbon steward/sommelier Troy Ritchie sits down with Dusty and Hot Rod to explain how The Brown Hotel does the classic Old Fashioned cocktail.  We also chat about about a suprise bourbon and Hot Rod's love for Hot Brown's.  So pack your bags, put out the cat, and stop the mail because we're headed down the dusty trail. See you on the podwaves!

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Peerless Distilling Co.

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Peerless Distilling Co.

March 17, 2018

IMG_2332.jpgOn this episode of the Revue de Bourbon Podcast we head to Peerless Distiling Co. and chat with Head Distiller Caleb Kilburn.  This is our very first distillery visit and it's right here in downtown Louisville, Ky.  Caleb educates us on history, distilling, and Whiskey Advocates "15th best whiskey worldwide" for 2017, their 2yr Rye Whiskey.  You're not going to want to miss this one, the train's leaving the station so hop on!

Tasting Notes - Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 2yr.

Single Barrel / Fruit & Floral / Proof - 108.4 / MSRP - $125

As mentioned in the podcast the small batch is a blend of approximately 6 barrels from 3 pillars of flavor. This is a single barrel, specifically from the ‘fruit & floral” pillar.


Taste – honeysuckle, cherry, fresh cut wood, strawberry malt, bitter chocolate

Smell – lemon, dandelion, dark berries, sheet cake

Sight – dark tea with a hue of cherry, gorgeous bottle that captures the essence of tradition whilst distinguishing itself amongst the rest

Touch – gentle, in a Clint Eastwood kind of a way

Sound – Little Jimmy Dickens

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Old Bardstown

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Old Bardstown

February 23, 2018

Pathon.jpgHey, look out! The Revue de Bourbon train is coming in hot to trot! On this episode Dusty & Wayne discuss not one, not two, but three bourbons from the great Kentucky Bourbon Distillers.  The main feature is Old Bardstown coming in at 101 proof, along with a blind tasting of Rowan's Creek and a Willett Family Estate 7yr. Bourbon.  We also take to social media to answer listener questions and things get a little out of hand when Wayne gets a question about tequila. There's train loads of bourbon comin' down them there tracks so hop on, satisfaction guaranteed!

Tasting Notes - Old Bardstown Estate Bottled

Taste - corn husk, burnt sugar, fresh leafy herbs, peanuts

Smell - orange, corny, nectar, vanilla, oily

Sight - light tobacco, bottle leaves a little to be desired, wax covered top is mismatch for the basic unrecognizable label

Touch - medium-firm, like a handshake in a job interview

Sound - early Bonnie Raitt

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit

February 2, 2018

IMG_1231.jpgOn this episode of Revue de Bourbon Wayne falls ill and guest host Frank del Franko steps in to chat with Dusty.  Our featured bourbon is John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit by the A. Smith Bowman Distillery.  But you can't talk about Johnny J. without bringing up the Buffalo Trace Distillery and their common bond.  We do a blind tasting of other whiskies with the same mashbill and see how they stand up to eachother.  Frank del Franko lets us know what's in his liquor cabinet.  Dusty delivers some whiskey news you probably don't know about.  It's all about the John J. Bowman (1/3)Virginia (2/3's Kentucky) Straight Bourbon Whiskey.  Sit down, strap in, and lock up, the Revue de Bourbon train is leaving the station, all aboard!

Tasting Notes - John J. Bowman

Taste - french toast w/ powdered sugar, lemon, spiced oak

Smell - sweet, vanilla, fresh citrus, apple pie

Sight - lightly tanned leather

Touch - medium-gentle, like holding a golf club

Sound - Allman Bros. (ramblin' man)

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Russell’s Reserve Rye

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Russell’s Reserve Rye

January 12, 2018

image1.jpegLet's keep this Rye train a rollin' all night long! On this episode of Revue de Bourbon we cover Russell's Reserve 6yr Rye by Wild Turkey. It's no secret this is one of Waynes favorite distilleries, so we feature a cocktail using the rye called the Cynar Totonto.  Quickdraw is an all "Russell" theme, and Dusty talks about hate mail.  This and much more on Revue de Bourbon Podcast!

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Basil Hayden Rye

Revue de Bourbon Podcast - Basil Hayden Rye

December 29, 2017

Attachment-1.jpegDusty and Wayne return to the podwaves after a brief hiatus/sabbatical with a brand new episode!  The whiskey up for review is a two for one, Basil Hayden Rye and Dark Rye.  Long-time listener and second time caller Brian phones in and consfuses everyone.  We also have the privilage to ask the man himself, Mr. Merideth Basil Hayden Sr., 20 questions in a new segment called "20 Questions with a Famous Person".  Theres also whiskey filled chocolates from Andalusia Whiskey Co., a Christmas themed Quickdraw, and much much more!!

Tasting Notes -

Rye (Exclusive Release) - Nicely balanced yet not quite achieving the rye punch we were looking for.  Although once again Basil Hayden comes through with a very flavorful 80 proof whiskey.  Like its bourbon contemporary, the Rye has a lot to offer with strong but suble hints of orange, ginger, and perhaps a sprinkling of baseball mit leather. 

"...i've never had it." - Caller Brian

"A beautiful rye finish." - Wayne

Dark Rye - Not just a clever name, it's dark, and delicious.  If you like port then you will certainly be pleased with this new product from Basil Hayden.  The rich bitter raisiny sweetness of the California port is  a nice juxtaposition to the spiciness of the rye.  Best enjoed with an ice cube after dinnner.

"It's almost refreshing!" - Wayne

"I'm going to pour a little bit more." - Dusty

Revue de Bourbon Podcast: Kings County & Westland Distilling

Revue de Bourbon Podcast: Kings County & Westland Distilling

February 6, 2017

IMG_5866.jpgHurry up and get to the podwaves! Dusty & Wayne are back in action and coming in hot with a new epidode featuring two top-flight craft distilleries. Kings County Distilling from Brooklyn, NY and Westland Distilling from Seattle, WA. 

Tasting Notes

  • Westland Distillery

Sherry Wood American Single Malt - Color is deep with slight redish as you would expect coming from a sherry barrel. Fruity nose. Palate is brandy like, cherry, fruity, maintaining the whiskey integrity throughout for a mature hot finish. Quite nice for a picnic.

– “a good transition for that scotch drinker looking to try whiskey” – HotRod (RDB guesthost)

 American Oak Single Malt – Light in color. Cinnamony, nutty, almondy, chocolatey, stouty!

- “that was a really good one” – Bill Clemson (RDB interrupter)

 Peated American Single Malt – Nose comes with a nice dose of smokey sweetness. Not as scotchy as one may think. Robust, and should be enjoyed often.

- “it’s a lot like an islay scotch, just a bit sweeter” – Wayne (RDB Co-Host)


  • Kings County Distillery

Single Malt Whiskey – Nose has an incredible freshness, light and floral. A Sunday morning kind whiskey.

- “…that’s nothing to shake a stick at.” Dusty Pockets (RDB Co-Host)

 Peated Bourbon – Rich and bourbony, old timey, mature. A nice cigar would enhance the experience but certainly not needed.

- “… i want to keep drinking it to figure it out, I’m going to need a lot more.” – Wayne (RDB Co-Host)

 Barrel Proof Bourbon – Hot candy smell. Reminischent of mellow corn, and we like that. This one kicks things in to overdrive.

- “man look at the color of that!” – Wayne (RDB Co-Host)

Revue de Bourbon Podcast: George Dickel Review

Revue de Bourbon Podcast: George Dickel Review

August 4, 2016

image1.jpgWhat is George Dickel's middle name.....?  Find this out, and much more on this episode of the Revue de Bourbon Podcast!  We have two selections up for review from George Dickel, the Rye Whisky & No. 12 Whisky.  Wayne starts a new segment of the show called, "Wayne Reads Whatever Is On The Bottle!"  Very exciting stuff!  Our featured cocktail is named the Southern Simplicity taken straight from the George Dickel website.  We have a guest in the house named Derrick, and we get personal with Wayne.  You don't want to miss this one!

Tasting Notes - (W)George Dickel No.12 & (R)Rye Whisky

Taste - (w)butterscotch, sawdust, hazlenut                                                 

           (r)lime, gingerbread, late peppery spice

Smell - (w)kettle corn, grilled ribeye

            (r)fresh lemons, western blazer w/tassels, riesens candy

Sight - (w)dirt road in Georgia

           (r)dirt road in Tennessee

Touch - (w)200 grit sandpaper

            (r)180 grit sandpaper

Sound - Merle Haggard

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