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The Fred Minnick Show Podcast

The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking. 

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Southern Rapper Jelly Roll: 'Jesus Would Drive A Harley'

In this episode, Fred talks Jesus, drugs and political idiots with Southern Rapper Jelly Roll, who freely admits he wanted to kiss Fred on the air. In this deep-and-comedic interview, Jelly Roll talks a lot of common sense on his path to Fred selecting a bourbon perfect for his palate. The fact Jelly Roll liked all the flavors he suggested made it easier to pick a great bourbon. If you’re not following Jelly Roll, you’re missing out on one of the hip hop scene’s most unique individuals. He recently did a film with Chelsea Handler and has collaborated with  Tech N9ne, Lil Wyte, Haystak and Struggle Jennings. But full warning: This interview contains explicit language. Do not listen to around children. This week’s trivia question: What major whiskey brand hired a salesman to follow around and supply a famous musician with their whiskey? Also, a heckler heckles Fred during his reads. Can he handle the insults? Recording Location: Louder Than Life Festival Sponsors San Francisco World Spirits Competition  Michter's American Whiskey Follow Fred YouTube FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Spirits Network Bourbon Plus Bourbon Pursuit Subscribe to Jelly Roll https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtyzzW6rIQiGP7gfGTXkhDwSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Greensky Bluegrass Talks About Artificial Tongues and Drinks Kentucky Owl Rye, Wilderness Trail bourbon and Richland Rum

Before jumping on the stage of Bourbon & Beyond Festival, Greensky Bluegrass members Anders Beck and Paul Hoffman join Fred for some backstage sipping. They drink Kentucky Owl, Wilderness Trail, Richland Rum Elijah Craig and more. Fred and the fellas discuss Artificial Tongues, drinking on the road and much more. SPONSORS Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/ Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line (Northern Kentucky Bourbon Trail): https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ San Francisco World Spirits Competition: http://www.sfspiritscomp.com/ ABOUT Greensky Bluegrass (From their website) Listen to their latest release. Follow Greensky Bluegrass Catch them at: https://www.campgreensky.com/ After 18 years together, up to 175 shows per year, nearly 1,000 different setlists, six studio albums, and a litany of live releases, Greensky Bluegrass embodies more than just music for members Anders Beck [dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [upright bass], and Paul Hoffman [Mandolin]. Truthfully, it embodies an ironclad creative bond, familial brotherhood, and a lifelong commitment to fans. At this point, it goes without saying the band means everything (and more) to the Kalamazoo, MI bluegrass mavericks. So, with a wink and a smile, they offer up a cleverly titled seventh full-length, All For Money, in 2019. ABOUT Fred Minnick American whiskey critic Fred Minnick has appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef, Discovery’s Moonshiners, CNBC, CBS This Morning, NPR, Fox News and many more, just to discuss the state of whiskey. He's the host of the Amazon Prime show Bourbon Up and Spirits Network's Frontier Filmmakers. In addition, the Wall Street Journal-bestselling author wrote seven books, including Whiskey Women, Rum Curious, Bourbon Curious, MEAD, and Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. He has written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Parade Magazine, Forbes Magazine and is the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ Magazine. Minnick is a co-founder to Bourbon & Beyond and curates both B&B and the Hometown Rising Festivals, as well as being 1/3 of the popular Bourbon Pursuit podcast. But most importantly, he wears ascots. FOLLOW FRED New Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fred-minnick-show-podcast/id1490483021 Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fredvip/ Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Minnick/e/B002N1IVXW?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1581362119&sr=8-1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Talks Drugs in Music, Extension Cords and Ascots

Wayne Coyne, the frontman for The Flaming Lips, and Fred go back to their roots—Oklahoma—and determine there’s a slight chance they could be related. Of course,  The Flaming Lips are a multi Grammy Award-winning American rock band  and were on Q magazine's list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" in 2002. Around since 1983, The Flaming Lips are an unquestioned pioneer for the alternative genre. And Wayne is their leader.  Recorded at Bourbon & Beyond Sponsors B-Line, a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail San Francisco World Spirits Competition  Michter's American Whiskey Follow Fred YouTube FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Spirits Network Bourbon Plus Bourbon Pursuit Follow Wayne / The Flaming Lips https://twitter.com/waynecoyne https://www.instagram.com/waynecoyne5/ https://twitter.com/theflaminglips https://www.facebook.com/flaminglips/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Drinks Michter's 20, Four Roses LE Small Batch, Talks Idol, Getting Hacked and More

What happens when you put Fred in the room with American Idol winner country music star Trent Harmon? Well, bourbon gets sipped.  Trent's a huge bourbon fan. And Fred's a fan of Trent's remarkable songwriting / singing talent.  The two hit it off like they were old friends, chatting about ascots, social media hackers and the drawbacks of fame. It didn't hurt Fred poured rare gems Michter's 20-year-old, Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch and Angel's Envy Tawny Port finish, among others.  They sipped, laughed and solved some of the world's problems.... all over good bourbon and song. Listen to Trent's Music Amazon Music Spotify Apple Music YouTube Sponsors B-Line, a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail San Francisco World Spirits Competition  Michter's American Whiskey Follow Fred YouTube FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Spirits Network Bourbon Plus Bourbon Pursuit Follow Trent TrentHarmon.com Facebook Twitter InstagramSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Alex Ebert Drinks Gin, Grappa and 'Hates Set Lists'

Alex Ebert has become a music festival legend. As the front man for Ima Robot and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, people have been known to climb trees just to get a peek of him from afar.  People love to see what he’ll say or do. Alex, as he says in this interview, is “unpredictable.” In this epic interview, Alex and Fred sip and talk gin, drink grappa and go down a road that cannot be turned back. Alex’s new solo album drops Jan. 31. Listen to Fluid, I vs. I. Sponsors San Francisco World Spirits Competition  Michter's American Whiskey Follow Fred YouTube FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Spirits Network Bourbon Plus Bourbon Pursuit Follow Alex Facebook Instagram Spotify YouTube Apple MusicSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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LIVE's Ed Kowalczyk Talks Jack Daniel's, Oklahoma City Bombing & a Potential Band Whiskey

Before he gets into an entertaining interview with one of his favorite all time bands, Fred goes off on a nacho kick. Yeah, he loves nachos and it shows around his belly.  After the nacho affair, an incredible interview commences with Ed Kowalczyk, the lead singer for LIVE, who's celebrating 25 years of its hit album "Throwing Copper." Fred confesses to Ed how a LIVE song deeply touched him as a teenager. Then, it was whiskey time, and Ed's a dynamic whiskey fan, who may have snuck a red solo cup on stage from time to time. Ed, a banana fan, gets accurately paired a Jack Daniel's barrel pick and gets the last drops of Fred's Elijah Craig barrel proof. That made Ed happy. After answer a series of food flavor questions, Ed ends up sipping three beautiful bourbons and wanted to take them home. Recorded at Bourbon & Beyond Sponsors B-Line, a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail San Francisco World Spirits Competition  Michter's American Whiskey Follow Fred YouTube FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Spirits Network Bourbon Plus Bourbon Pursuit Follow LIVE LIVE Ed Kowalczyk on InstagramSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Willie Nelson's Granddaughter Raelyn Nelson Drinks Woodford Reserve, Talks About Weed & Family

Raelyn Nelson joins Fred on the set and sips some great whiskey, talks marijuana, her grandpa, Willie, and much, much more. About Raelyn Nelson Band (from her website) As an emerging female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson? You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band. Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember. Having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music, a gift from her grandpa in the form of a guitar during her teenage years was the inspiration she needed to begin writing her own country and folk songs. Looking for a place to record these songs, a mutual friend suggested JB (Jonathan Bright), a veteran of the underground rock scene and independent producer. After recording some of these early songs, they decided to try to write some things together and see what happened. The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid referred to by some critics as "Country/Garage Rock." When they aren't recording their songs or making music videos, they are on the road taking their high energy live show to the people. Having shared the stage with such diverse musical acts as country superstar Tim McGraw, indie rock icons Drivin' n Cryin', and jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans, the RNB is proving that you don't have to fit neatly into any particular "genre" to find success. "I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that? We try to keep it simple: Write songs we like, record them, make a video, then go out and play them for people."- Raelyn Nelson Listen to Raelyn https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Vx77xLxSTiRQNdZisatNa Follow Raelyn https://www.instagram.com/raelynnelsonband/ FOLLOW FRED Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fr... Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Minnick/e...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Clare Dunn Drinks Booker's Bourbon, Talks Christianity and How Musicians Get Taken Advantage Of

Born on a farm in southeast Colorado near the Oklahoma panhandle, Clare’s roots run deep in the heart of Dust Bowl country. Working cattle, hauling water, driving combines, tractors and eighteen wheelers from a young age all were a part of everyday life. When your closest neighbor is six miles away, and many hours are spent behind the wheel of a John Deere Tractor on the family farm, a work ethic becomes ingrained in your soul. During the miles burned up hauling water to cattle, Clare dreamed of creating her own music. Fred talks to Clare about life in Colorado and nails down her palate as a cornbread fan. This interview is like two friends catching up. Recorded at: https://hometownrising.com/ Sponsors 291 Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/ Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line (Northern Kentucky Bourbon Trail): https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ San Francisco World Spirits Competition: http://www.sfspiritscomp.com/ Follow Clare: http://www.claredunn.com/ FOLLOW FRED New Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fred-minnick-show-podcast/id1490483021 Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fredvip/ Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Minnick/e/B002N1IVXW?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1581362119&sr=8-1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton Songwriter Jessi Alexander Launches Album, LOVES bourbon, because 'Momma Drank''

Jessi Alexander is the type of songwriting talent that only comes around once in awhile. She's penned “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice, which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards and 2013 NSAI Awards. Jessi also wrote the hit No. 1 Blake Shelton songs  “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It," as well as Miley Cyrus' “The Climb,” which became the anthem for her box office hit “The Hannah Montana Movie” and won the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Song From A Movie’.  In addition, she's written songs for Tim McGraw, Celine Dion, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Trisha Yearwood, and Ashley Monroe, among others. Hit after hit, Jessi's become the envy of songwriting Nashville. Now after all the songwriting cred, Jessi launches her own album, Decatur County Red, with a song called 'Momma Drank.'  Jessi's a huge bourbon fan! In this interview, Jessi drinks the last of Fred's King of Kentucky and gives him all the secrets to the songwriting trade.  Jessi Alexander on Spotify  Jessie Alexander on Apple Music Follow Jessi https://www.instagram.com/jessilalexander/ https://www.facebook.com/JessiLAlexander/ https://twitter.com/JessiLAlexander Sponsors 291 Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/ Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line (Northern Kentucky Bourbon Trail): https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ FOLLOW FRED New Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fred-minnick-show-podcast/id1490483021 Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fredvip/ Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Minnick/e/B002N1IVXW?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1581362119&sr=8-1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Rock Legend David Byrne Talks Kentucky, First Car, Underwear and Drinks Bourbon

Rock N Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Award, Oscar and Golden Globe winner David Byrne joined Fred, who's wearing a horrible suit and covered in mud, shortly after performing at Bourbon & Beyond. Follow Fred Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com/ Bourbon Pursuit: https://www.bourbonplus.com/ Bourbon Plus: https://www.bourbonplus.com/ Sponsors: Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line: https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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5-Time Grammy Winner Neil Giraldo Talks MTV, His Latest Passion--Whiskey--and the Future of Music

The great Neil Giraldo joins Fred for a chat about life, grappa, MTV, whiskey, vodka hate and more. Neil also gives advice to rising musicians and talks about his new venture--a spirits company--including a solid whiskey called Three Chord. NEIL GIRALDO Neil is a professional musician, producer, and film composer with over four decades experience. A songwriter with a back catalog of more than 100 songs and more than 45 million records sold, he has worked with some of the greatest artists in the music industry, including Rick Derringer, Pat Benatar, John Waite, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, and Beth Hart. His work has produced many Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning hits, and he holds the distinction of being the first guitar player appearing on MTV. Today, he continues to expand his creative portfolio: in addition to writing new songs for stage and screen, he is writing screenplays for feature films, touring, and reaching out into the community to work with musicians young and old. Giraldo began his professional career in 1978 as a key member of the Rick Derringer band after competing against 200 other guitarists for the position. It wasn't long before Rick discovered Giraldo’s piano playing prowess and quickly put those skills to work in the studio for the recording of Guitars and Women. In the spring of 1979, Mike Chapman introduced Giraldo to an up-and coming singer named Pat Benatar who had recently signed to Chrysalis Records. While impressed with the young vocalist, Chapman felt she needed a musical partner who could facilitate the creation of a sound both identifiable and powerful. Over the years Neil has produced some of their biggest hits, including “Love is a Battlefield” and “We Belong.” With a back catalog of more than 100 songs written and more than 45 million records sold, Giraldo has written, produced, arranged, and recorded for Pat Benatar, John Waite, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart, The Coors, and others, which included many Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning hits. Neil was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. Immersed in the culture of his beloved Sicilian ancestry, his parents Anthony and Angela instilled the love of music at a young age, giving Neil his first guitar at the age of six, with the hopes that he and his sister, Priscilla, who played the accordion, could entertain family and friends with songs from the old country after church on Sundays. As Neil got older, his mentor, Uncle Tim, introduced him to revolutionary bands like The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, and all the other great guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll bands of the 1960s. Finding new and innovative ways to shadow path his way into songs, Neil developed a discipline early on of not just playing along to his favorite artists, but creating different parts for himself within those tracks. At the same time, the budding guitar artist also became proficient on piano by continuously practicing along to Chuck Berry (Johnnie Johnson), Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis records. His interest in percussion instruments soon followed; practicing the drums to Simon & Garfunkel albums, he explored how different rhythms could alter the complexion of songs. These practices and disciplines created the basis for his future success as an innovative record producer and musician. FOLLOW NEIL https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNeilGiraldo/ Follow Fred https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ https://twitter.com/FredMinnick https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Sponsors 291 Colorado Whiskey: https://distillery291.com/ Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line (Northern Kentucky Bourbon Trail): https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Rock Band Dead Posey Talks 'Making It' In Music, Drinks Jack Daniel's and EH Taylor

What happens when Fred sits down with one of rock's rising stars in Dead Posey? He busts out EH Taylor, talks about the ups and downs of music and just has a good old time. Meanwhile, Dead Posey teaches Fred a thing or two about the business.  Listen to Dead Posey. These are Fred's picks.  Don’t Stop the Devil: https://open.spotify.com/track/7EEUIC8bIJsb17zzH32wpy Freakshow: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Ghn8HuqlN80ewDKR7GnKN?highlight=spotify:track:7EEUIC8bIJsb17zzH32wpy Boogeyman: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Ghn8HuqlN80ewDKR7GnKN?highlight=spotify:track:7EEUIC8bIJsb17zzH32wpy About Dead Posey (from their website) IT COULD DOUBLE AS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE WITCHING HOUR.  A BREW OF ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE GUITARS, MELANCHOLY LYRICS, AND FEMME FATALE VOCAL INVOCATIONS, DEAD POSEY CASTED A SONIC SPELL THAT SEDUCED AS IT SCORCHED. THE LOS ANGELES-BASED BAND—VOCALIST/CO-PRODUCER DANYELL SOUZA AND PRODUCER/MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST TONY F [FORMERLY OF EVE 6]—IMMEDIATELY ENCHANTED ON THEIR DEBUT EP “FREAK SHOW” RELEASED IN 2018.  WHILE FORMING DEAD POSEY, THE TWO TAPPED INTO AN INTENSE CREATIVE CHEMISTRY WHILE QUIETLY WORKING IN THE STUDIO FOR NEARLY A YEAR TO HONE IN ON THEIR SOUND RATHER THAN DIVING INTO THE LIVE SHOW CIRCUIT. BEYOND EARLY ACCLAIM FROM HUFFINGTON POST AND MORE ON THEIR FIRST EP THEY LANDED HIGH-PROFILE SYNCS EVERYWHERE FROM FOX’S LUCIFER, MTV'S TEEN WOLF, MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER, MACY’S, SONY PLAYSTATION, AND MORE. DEAD POSEY IS CURRENTLY ANTICIPATING THE RELEASE OF THEIR SECOND EP IN SPRING 2020. Follow Dead Posey  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deadposey/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deadposey/ Follow Fred  FOLLOW FRED Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fr... Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Minnick/e... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Chase Rice Talks Football, Moonshine, Jack Daniel's and Falls in Love with a Wheated Bourbon

One of Country Music's greatest talents drinks some real moonshine, falls for Old Fitzgerald 15 year old and talks with Fred about his time with a NASCAR pit crew, playing college football at North Carolina, touring with Garth Brooks and his interest in having a moonshine distillery.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

15 May 2020

Rank #13

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The Simpsons in a Pandemic: What Harry Shearer Character Would Drink Wine? Plus, Shearer Is On A Mission To Save Live Music and More

Harry Shearer is one of the most talented and funny people on Earth, and perhaps other worlds given he’s an alien in ‘The Simpsons.’ On this week’s show, over Skype and with wine, Fred sits down with the heralded voice of ‘Ned Flanders’ and ‘Mr. Burns’ and sips wine, while discussing music, the Pandemic and more. Along the way, Harry talks about a host of topics, from cooking at home to life in New Orleans being lived "in the streets" to Spinal Tap. Harry’s list of ‘The Simpsons’ characters include: Principal Skinner Kent Brockman Mr. Burns Waylon Smithers Ned Flanders Reverend Lovejoy Dr. Hibbert Lenny Leonard Otto Mann Rainier Wolfcastle Scratchy Kang Dr. Marvin Monroe Judge Snyder, among others Learn more about Harry at: https://harryshearer.com/ Follow Fred Minnick Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Sponsors Michters - https://michters.com The BLine - https://findyoursippingpoint.com Distillery 291 - https://distillery291.com RackHouse (enter ‘Fred’ at checkout for $25 off new membership) - https://www.rackhousewhiskeyclub.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

7 May 2020

Rank #14

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Mick Fleetwood Sips George T. Stagg, Reveals He Misses Hugs While Isolated, And Talks About Bandmates Peter Green And Neil Finn

When the great Mick Fleetwood sips some good whiskey with Fred Minnick over Zoom, the iconic Fleetwood Mac drummer digs deep into his personal life and shares details of his life he never has before. Along the way, he talks olfactory, missing hugs and restaurants during the pandemic and Peter Green, whom he credits for founding Fleetwood Mac. Follow Mick Fleetwood Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickFleetwood Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realmickfleetwood/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mickfleetwoodofficial/ Fleetwood Mac: https://www.fleetwoodmac.com/ Follow Fred Minnick Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Sponsors Michter's: https://michters.com/ B-Line: https://findyoursippingpoint.com/ RackHouse Whiskey Club: https://www.rackhousewhiskeyclub.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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BONUS: NFL All Pro Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph Sips Bourbon With Fred

Kyle Rudolph is one of the best tight ends in the game and is an even better person. When, through a mutual friend, Fred found out Kyle was a bourbon fan, he made sure to connect and sip some whiskey! The pair enjoyed tastes of Weller Full Proof, Four Roses 2014 Single Barrel, Barrel Bourbon Gray Label 15 year and more while talking football, life in the Twin Cities, protecting your best bottles and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Amigo The Devil Hates Vodka, Loves Good Bourbon And Talks About His Time on Tinder

Is he country? Death metal? Or acoustic genius? Amigo The Devil is a brilliant musician who doesn't exactly fit in a genre with his guitar and hard lyrics. He's also one helluva conversationalist. And like Fred, he hates vodka. Good man! As they sip Old Fitzgerald Birthday Bourbon and Belle Meade Bourbon, they talk about why vodka sucks, food favorites (including nuts) and why Amigo will never drink a martini. Follow Amigo The Devil https://amigothedevil.com/ Follow Fred FredMinnick.com Instagram Twitter Facebook Sponsors B-Line 291 Distillery Michter's  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Slipknot's Clown: 'I Drink Bourbon Out of' of Grammy Award, Reveals 'True' Feelings About Band's Music

In a rare, full-on tell all, the legendary Clown (real name: M. Shawn Crahan) explains the meaning of the mask, what he thinks about the Grammys and reveals candidly what Slipknot's music means to him. And, of course, he and Fred sip the band's signature Cedar Ridge whiskey, No. 9 Reserve. Clown lets it all loose in this interview.  FOLLOW FRED Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ SPONSORS 291 Colorado Whiskey B-Line Michter's See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Lindsay Ell, a Banana Fan, Finds Her Perfect Whiskey. She Also Talks About Stalkers, Losing Equipment and Her Fans

Lindsay Ell is a dynamic musician with a bright future ahead of her. Shortly after owning the stage at the Hometown Rising Country Music and Whiskey Festival, she sat down with Fred and opened up about many personal details. What’s it like to be on the road? What does she drink? What are the challenges of being a famous musician? And most importantly, as Lindsay’s eyes gazed upon the sea of bourbon in Fred’s trailer, the whiskey critic started asking a series of questions that made her mouth water and get her excited to taste a bourbon she found quite tasty. In this first episode, there’s also a little whiskey trivia and more about Fred than he intended to share. Sponsors: The San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Michter’s American Whiskey WHISKEY TRIVIA answer below the show notes.... KEEP UP WITH FRED Free Drinks Newsletter: https://www.fredminnick.com Bourbon Plus: https://BourbonPlus.com Spirits Network: https://explore.spiritsnetwork.com/fr... Bourbon Pursuit: https://BourbonPursuit.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FredMinnick Books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=fred+minni... FOLLOW LINDSAY https://www.lindsayell.com/ https://twitter.com/lindsayell https://www.instagram.com/lindsayell/ https://www.facebook.com/officiallindsayell/ BMG granted a license to use Lindsay Ell’s music on this podcast. TRIVIA Answer: President William Howard Taft  When President William Howard Taft took office in 1909, there was mass confusion as to what whiskey was. The Pure Food & Drug Act had placed some limitations on medicinal marketing and given consumers an added layer of protection, but it really didn’t define whiskey types. So many distillers were adding food coloring to distilled molasses and calling it bourbon. In what became known as the Taft Decision, the president gave whiskey its first federal definitions. In his lengthy writings, he specifically called out the quality, noting: “Some time during the Civil War it was discovered that if raw whiskey as it came from the still, unrectified and without distillation, and thus containing one-half to one-sixth of 1 percent of fusel oil, was kept in oak barrels, the inside of the staves of which were charred, the tannic acid of the charred oak which found its way from the wood into the distilled spirits would color the raw white whiskey to the conventional color of American whiskey, and after some years would eliminate altogether the raw taste and the bad odor given the liquor by the fusel oil and would leave a smooth, delicate aroma, making the whiskey exceedingly palatable without the use of any additional flavoring or coloring. The whiskey thus made by one distillation and by the aging in charred oak barrels came to be known as “straight whiskey,” and to those who were good judges came to be regarded as the best and purest whiskey…” For this decision, Taft is in the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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The Fred Minnick Show features spirits author, historian and curator Fred Minnick, who interviews musicians and pairs whiskeys to their palates. Through the journey, the artists open up to Minnick about life tribulations, what it's like on the road and their favorite foods. Really, it's just two people tasting and talking.  Upcoming Guests Lindsay Ell, Country Music Sensation  LIVE's Ed Kowalczyk Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Pearl Dillon Carmichael Clare Dunn Jelly Roll & MoreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1min

5 Dec 2019

Rank #20