February 17, 2016
On 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
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.
February 2, 2016
The RDB train is rolling back into town a-snortin'-and-a-fussin'! On this exciting episode we review a really really really really old bourbon, Rhetoric by Orphan Barrel 20yr. Daryll Campball from Liquor Store comes back to chat about business and where he sees the industry trends heading. Dusty concocts a cocktail loosely called the "carmel apple sucker". This and much more from Dusty & Wayne!
December 25, 2015
Its 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
December 16, 2015
It'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.....
November 5, 2015
Hocus 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!
August 30, 2015
Who likes bourbon???............ If you raised your hand you came to the right place. On this action-packed episode of Revue de Bourbon we venture to The Bar at Blu Italian Grill in downtown Louisville, which happens to be on the Urban Bourbon Trail. We decided to take advantage of the vast array of bourbons and ended up reviewing three offerings from both E.H.Taylor and Wild Turkey. We are also joined by the country/bluegrass band Hickory to liven things up a bit. Bartender Matt from Blu joins us to talk a little bit about Wild Turkey and today's trends. Lastly you get to hear Wayne talk about his favorite distillery......... which one is it?
August 6, 2015
We are coming at you LIVE from Down One Bourbon Bar in downtown Louisville on the Urban Bourbon Trail. On this episode we review wheat bourbons with a focus on a couple offerings from Old Fitzgerald. Accomplished cocktail-master/enthusiast/pyromaniac and manager Beth Burrows joins us to talk about what she's doing to push the boundries of bourbon in cocktails, as well as what's happening in the wonderful world of bourbon. Our featured cocktail is specifically designed for a milder wheat bourbon named "Lost Thyme". Let's go trail-blazin'!
July 1, 2015
Did you know Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, has 13 skylights? Want to learn more about our 3rd President and have fun with bourbon?........ You came to the right spot Jack! On this fact-filled episode of Revue de Bourboon Podcast Wayne & Dusty share their thoughts on three selections from the good folks at Jefferson's Bourbon. Brian calls into the show as our very first guest caller....... it may also be the last. Wayne wraps up the show with his presidential knowledge in a bang-up round of "Quickdraw!"
June 2, 2015
Many of you have been asking for a review of Basil Hayden, here we go! On this episode of Revue de Bourbon Podcast its all about the Basil. Wayne spits some mad Basil Hayden history and fun facts! Dusty mixes up a cocktail called the Murphy St. Raspa 2.0 using our featured bourbon. Then to finish things up we play a spirited round of "Quickdraw!" Hya!
March 29, 2015
On this episode of Revue de Bourbon Podcast Dusty & Wayne review a couple of Jim Beams latest products in the Bonded and Rye market. We then shift focus to the great state of Missouri where we taste some exciting products from Mid-Best Distillery. Finally, Wayne provides an education in Missouri history that may or may not be 100% historically accurate. So grab your notepad, and dont forget your pencil, class is in session!