RDB: 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)


RDB: 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 Whiskey & No. 12 Whiskey.  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!


RDB: Bottom Shelf Blind Challenge

July 18, 2016

IMG_9566.jpgDusty & Wayne return once again for the final first round of "Bottom Shelf Blind Bourbon Taste Test Challenge!" That's right, we've blindly tasted 15 bourbons from the bottom shelf or $15 and less.  For this episode we brought in special guest Les Wilhelm, a jack of many trades.  On the menu for tonight's review is Kentucky Tavern, Rebel Yell, and David Nicholson 1843.  We also have a spirited round of "Quickdraw" where Wayne and Les answer some bottom shelf questions, but probably not the kind you're thinking of.  Look out! Revue de Bourbon podcast train is coming through full steam ahead....


RDB: Barterhouse by Orphan Barrel Review

July 8, 2016

IMG_9278.jpgDid you know that for every year that passes bourbon grows another year older?  This is just one of the many revelations discovered on this episode of the Revue de Bourbon Podcast!  We are taking a scenic ride down bourbon highway and you'll be sitting shotgun.  Get your cameras out, coming up on your left is a 20 year old Barterhouse by Orphan Barrel.   A few miles past that on your right will be a Mellow Eagle, those are rare! Strap in and suit up, time to ride.... 


RDB: LIVE Heaven Hill Cocktails at Doc Crow’s

March 30, 2016

IMG_5168.jpgWell we're back on the dusty Urban Bourbon Trail at Doc Crow's in downtown Louisville, KY.  On this episode of the Revue de Bourbon podcast we speak with head bartender Keri Smith about the industry, classic cocktails, and even a few guilty pleasures.  Heaven Hill is the featured distillery, tasting several cocktails made with Evan Williams and Rittenhouse Rye.  Keri also tells us whats been on her mind as far as creating new cocktails for the spring season, this is an episode you shan't miss!


RDB: LIVE Pappy Van Winkle Review at Corner Restaurant & Bar

February 17, 2016

IMG_3913.jpgOn this episode of Revue de Bourbon we revisit the infamous Van Winkle family! Last year we were able to write a blog with tasting notes (see below), this year we are coming at you LIVE from Corner Restaurant & Bar at Aloft Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY.  Bourbon enthusiast and spirit mix-master Matt Burlingame joined us for the second time on the show to share his thoughts and grievances toward people who order Pappy 23yr. with ginger beer.  Matt also serves up a new twist on an old favorite called the "Bourbon Reviver" cocktail.  Tasting notes and cocktail recipe listed below, see you on the podwaves!

The Bourbon Reviver –

            1.5 oz. Wild Turkey

            1 oz. Lillet Blanc

            1 oz. Fresh Lime

            1 oz. Grand Marnier

            ¾ oz. Honey Syrup


Tasting Notes:

Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr. – A dry initial spiciness, honey, nuttiness, lemon peel, long finish with slight corn, very good

 Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yr. – Even and smooth from start to finish, vanilla, quick finish, typical smooth wheat profile, hints of sweet earthy flowers

 Van Winkle Family Reserve 15yr. – Beautiful color and nose, rich molasses, vanilla, buttery leather, finish lingers with warm oak notes. 

 Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yr. – Not a typical rye, fresh morning dew nose, fruity, blackberry, and dark chocolate. We enjoyed this the most, largely unnoticed amongst the Van Winkle family.



RDB: Review of Rhetoric by Orphan Barrel

February 2, 2016

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RDB - Japan Edition - Evan Williams & Four Roses Review

December 25, 2015

IMG_2269.jpgIts the Holidays, and Dusty & Wayne have a special Japanese Edition for a gift. Hot Rod returns to the show with some selections from both Evan Williams and Four Roses for review.  An additional guest barges into the show, Bill Clemson who has never listened to the podcast, very interesting.  Wayne wraps things up with an all Japanese QUICKDRAW!  Merry Christmas


RDB: Old Scout Review - Blind Challenge

December 16, 2015

IMG_1909.jpgIt's been a while but Wayne and Dusty return with the second installment of the "Bottom Shelf Blind Challenge!" and you may be surprised at who prevails.  Lawrence Rainwater joins us as a special guest from the Bourbon Society to talk shop, he also brings a special selection from Smooth Ambler, the Old Scout 9yr.  Wayne talks briefly about his escapades squirrel hunting and more.....


RDB: Magic w/ Bourbon!

November 5, 2015

IMG_1001.jpgHocus Pocus.....Abracadabra!! On this very special episode of Revue de Bourbon Dusty and Wayne explore the wild wonders of Magic! We know this isn't a magic podcast but take and listen and you will find out why. The featured bourbon of review is the first "dusty", an old airplane bottle that was found from the 70's, Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  We also provide some tips on how to most efficiently drink in an airport.  Finally Wayne is put to the test in yet another Quickdraw, this is an epsidoe not to miss!