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American Whiskey Podcast

The American Whiskey Podcast focuses on the intersection of American History and American Whiskey. The American timeline is filled with anecdotes centralized to whiskey. We aim to shed a little knowledge on this distilled-past and hopefully give you a few nuggets to share at your next whiskey club meeting.
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Oct 11, 2016

In this episode we are going to talk about the birth of bourbon. Up until now in our historical whiskey journey, we’ve talked about early american whiskey that was primarily unaged. But at what point did they start putting this unaged whiskey into barrels that had been lit on fire? And much like the first person who watched an egg come out of a chicken’s butt and thought, hmmm let’s crack that and put whatever is inside in my mouth, who thought of the idea of lighting the inside of barrels on fire and aging whiskey in them? Whiskey advertisers would have you believe it was a certain man who’s name is scrawled across labels in every liquor store in the US. But those mad men have been known to stretch the truth a time or two. At the end of this episode we’ll be trying some Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, so if you’ve got some, pour it in a glass and let it breathe as we explore a tale of stretched truth and duplicity.

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