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Fred Minnick

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Milk N Bourbon Ep 8: Bourbon by Fred Minnick

Milk N Bourbon

Double-blind of bourbons from Kentucky, Ohio and Texas!  Listen and see who wins.


9 Sep 2021

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Episode 19 feat. Fred Minnick

Sounds Delicious

Mara is joined by bestselling author Fred Minnick to discuss the secrets of bourbon tasting, what goes into perfecting a bourbon palate as well as drinking with various celebrities on his podcast 'The Fred Minnick Show.'


8 Sep 2021

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Distillers Talk #52 - Fred Minnick

Distillers Talk

Alan Bishop and Christi Atkinson chat with Fred Minnick about music, the whiskey industry and public impressions of whiskey critics

1hr 15mins

1 Apr 2021

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Black & Brown - Fred Minnick - Season Finale

Black and Brown

The guys from Black and Brown welcome "da Palate", Fred Minnick to the show for the season finale.  Fred Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, bourbon curator and taster who has spent the last fifteen-years reviewing wine and spirits professionally.  He hosts The Fred Minnick Show Podcast, co-hosts The Bourbon Pursuit Podcast and has a modest 15,000 subscribers on YouTube.  He joins the guys and they talk bourbon, the industry, and at the time of this recording, a little Football. Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dablackandbrownpodcast/support

1hr 23mins

31 Jan 2021

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Developing a Tasting Vocabulary with Fred Minnick

Around the Barrel with Jack Daniel's

Enjoying whiskey engages all your senses, but taste is undoubtedly the most difficult to define. Sight, smell and memory all feed into our taste. On this episode of Around the Barrel, host Lucas Hendrickson joins veteran whiskey journalist Fred Minnick to learn more about the time and practice needed to develop a whiskey vocabulary to articulate this concept of taste, how a person’s palate can be as unique as a fingerprint and how his years as a whiskey expert have spawned a slew of magazine, book and video creations that explore whiskey from different angles.


17 Aug 2020

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Ep. 115: This is The Fred Minnick Show + NEW Jim Beam Single Barrel Review, w/It's Bourbon Night

This is My Bourbon Podcast

Perry is so happy to welcome back not one, but two very special guests to the show: the incomparable Fred Minnick and Chad "It's Bourbon Night" Perkins (not necessarily in that order). Join Perry as he discusses Fred's brand new podcast that combines whiskey and music to create one of the most unique listening experiences in the podcast world. Then, he and Chad review the newest addition to the Jim Beam stable of products: the 108 proof Jim Beam Single Barrel. It's a great couple hours of conversation and fun times. Enjoy. Please give us a 5-star rate and review! Donate to our Movember charity campaign: https://mobro.co/mybourbonpod?mc=1 Become a patron of the show at http://www.patreon.com/mybourbonpodcast Thanks to our sponsor, Distilled Experiences https://www.distilledexperiences.com Send us an email with questions or comments to thisismybourbonshop@gmail.com Check out all of our merch and apparel: http://bourbonshop.threadless.com/ Leave us a message for Barrel Rings at (859)428-8253 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybourbonpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mybourbonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybourbonpod/ PayPal, if you feel so inclined: PayPal.me/pritter1492

1hr 52mins

5 Feb 2020

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Episode 7 -- Bourbon 101 - (w/ Kenny Coleman & Fred Minnick)

The Player's Perspective: Uncensored with Larry O'Bannon

On this episode, our guests of the day are bourbon enthusiast Kenny Coleman and bourbon analyst Fred Minnick of the Bourbon Pursuit Podcast. We sit down with two of the best minds in the bourbon world to discuss some of the basic principles of how to analyze and break down bourbon.  We converse about our progressions from some of our first pours to some our favorites that’s are on the market today. The bourbon of the day is a blind tasting of multiple bourbons, so tune and see what pours we have in store on this episode.


22 Jan 2020

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BONUS: This is Festival Season w/Fred Minnick

This is My Bourbon Podcast

Please give us a 5-star rate and review! Become a patron of the show at http://www.patreon.com/mybourbonpodcast It's Fred Minnick's triumphant return to This is my Bourbon Podcast! Perry welcomes the master of bourbon authorship back to talk all about the wonderful month of September and the festivals that he is catering through Danny Wimmer Presents. Enjoy, and hope to see you at the fests! Send us an email with questions or comments to thisismybourbonshop@gmail.com Check out all of our merch and apparel: http://bourbonshop.threadless.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybourbonpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mybourbonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybourbonpod/ PayPal: PayPal.me/pritter1492


8 Sep 2019

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Moxie Talk with Kirt Jacobs #242: Fred Minnick

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Fred Minnick is a national bestselling author & nationally recognized bourbon & spirits connoisseur, as well a U.S. Army veteran. While growing up in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma County News published his 1st story at the age of 15. Fred states he will never forget the feeling of seeing his name in print-he was hooked. In 1996, Minnick, joined the National Guard to help pay for college. After Fred graduated in 2001 from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Comm./Journalism, he joined the Army as an infantryman, but once he learned the Army had jobs for Army journalists-he reclassified. By the time he graduated & started his career with a marketing firm in Wisconsin, he found himself serving in a mobile public affairs detachment, the week before 9/11, becoming an Army staff sergeant & ultimately a public affairs photojournalist who in 2003 served a 1-year tour of duty deployment to Mosul, Iraq with the 139 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ending in 2004. During this time, Minnick suffered from various physical wounds & PTSD during the time-frame of roughly 2004-2009, sparing you the details, the “day-to-day” became a real challenge for him after Iraq, & while working for Networld Alliance as a restaurant trade editor, until fall 2006, Fred took the giant leap to go out on my own, & 1 of the 1st things he did as a new freelancer was write a list of categories he could write about. BOURBON was on that list.  From a technique he learned called Mindfulness on how to deal with his PTSD, it, in turn, became a GREAT technique for learning how to taste bourbon. Which is how he has become the industry’s leading spirits taster, traveling all over the world there was no one specializing in bourbon & spirit tasting at that time, YET publications wanted the information. There was a broad audience & the market could handle it. Before he knew it, a new career was born! His 1st bourbon story was published shortly thereafter, & never looked back as they say! In 2009 he penned his 1st book about his tour of Duty in Iraq called Camera Boy: An Army Journalist’s War in Iraq. The success of that book led Fred to author 6 different books & become a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author from 2009 until this interview with such titles as: 2016’s Bourbon-The Rise & Fall & Rebirth of an American Whiskey or 2015’s Bourbon Curious: A Simple Guide for the Savvy Drinker, or 2013’s Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey or total diversionary topics away from distilled spirits such as 2010’s Certified Angus Beef History Book. Today he serves as a judge on the San Francisco World Spirits Competition & the World Whiskies Awards. He’s also judged multiple cocktail contests, including the national competitions for Old Forester, Four Roses & Citadelle Gin. Is the official “Bourbon Authority” for the KY. Derby Museum, has been the Chairman of the Brain Injury Alliance of KY.’s Brain Ball. Not to mention a spirits writer for multiple national & international periodicals such as USA Today/Scientific American/Parade Magazine/Caviar Affair /Whisky Advocate/Whisky Magazine/Tasting Panel/Wine Spectator/Sommelier Journal/Wine Enthusiast/Bourbon Review-a Hunting Magazine named Covey Rise & yes even the Costco Connection! As you have heard it wasn’t an easy road to where he sits atop the bourbon world, waiting on a new batch to write about and taste. But looking back at Iraq as a father, husband, successful author, and a sought-after spirits expert–he said he is in a good place now. Minnick resides with his lovely wife Jaclyn and in Louisville, Ky.


5 Mar 2019

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2: Rum vs. Whiskey: Bailey Prior and Fred Minnick

The Spirit Guide Society

Six time Emmy Award winner and Founder of The Real McCoy Rum, Bailey Prior and Author/Journalist Fred Minnick, (Bourbon Curious, Rum Curious, Bourbon+ Magazine) join Pedro for a friendly debate between the Rum and Whiskey. They'll discuss all the ways that Rum has the historical edge and how the Revolutionary War was actually a major catalyst to Whiskey gaining prominence in America! Who says drinking can't teach you history?--Follow us:spiritguidesocietypodcast.comfacebook.com/spiritguidesoctwitter.com/spiritguidesocinstagram.com/spiritguidesoc--"Samba Isobel" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 15mins

12 Oct 2018