The 15th episode of the Bourbon & Banter podcast – My Pewter Pony - is now available, just in time for your Memorial Day Weekend. Sit back, grab a pour, and join us for the most honest podcast in bourbon, with the one-of-a-kind reporting that you only get from Bourbon & Banter.
We have some updated info regarding our single barrel club, including new barrel pics coming from Stellum and Old Forester. We also discuss our BETA bourbon community, one that takes out all the crotch shots and other crap that abounds most bourbon communities. We also address the “I need to gift a $200 bottle” question. That’s one that we have STRONG opinions on…but you knew that already.
This month’s Whiskey News addresses the shocking revelation that the global spirits market saw a decrease in sales during 2020. At a time when most of us were imbibing in our bunkers during the pandemic, the majority of the world wasn’t buying as much whiskey. But never fear, the U.S. only saw a 0.02% decline. We’re drinkers, surprise! Devil’s River Whiskey can’t even be given away, and we have a personal testament to this fact! New releases just announced from Orphan Barrel, Heaven’s Door, Weller, and Woodford Reserve are discussed, as we contemplate a Discovery Channel hit in the making – Orphan Barrel Hunters!
The most in-depth and investigative team in bourbon hits another home run with the discovery of Buffalo Trace’s plans for a series of toy ponies that will be coming to market later this year. My Pewter Pony is sure to be a hit not only with children but the surprising fan community of adult My Pony fans.
The craft shoot delves into some finished whiskey. Will a port cask finish improve a craft distillery’s offering. Is it worth the price point?
Finally, the most honest segment of the most honest podcast in all of bourbon is ready and waiting for you to close out the episode. Bourbon Bullshit comes at you with the attitude and honesty you’ve come to expect from Bourbon & Banter. Some topics get us riled up a little more than others. Spirits competitions happen to be one of those topics, and we go right at ‘em from the get-go. We’re tired of these damn things popping up everywhere, giving whatever medal to anyone who has enough money. Don’t worry, blood pressure readings were taken immediately following the segment, and Pops and Bob are okay.
Uncle Boogie’s just announced a limited edition series of three whiskeys bottled in stoneware jugs. We have thoughts…and yes, you’re pretty safe in betting that we’re not thrilled. The recent news that Four Roses is sending letters to various bourbon groups and retailers, addressing after-market stickers, was a surprising one to us. We look at just what this means for everyone.
As the most honest podcast in bourbon, we don't pull any punches and we tell it like we see it. If you've been searching for a bourbon podcast that provides honest commentary, to the point information, and doesn't take itself too seriously – welcome home!
Here's a complete breakdown of Episode 15 – My Pewter Pony:
- Whiskey News (13:08)
- Craft Shoot (36:05)
- Bourbon Bullshit (45:12)
Are you ready? Pour yourself a drink, get comfortable, and listen to episode #15 using the player above or via your favorite podcast player.
Warning: If you're not comfortable with unapologetic, independent thinking, plus a healthy dose of swearing, you might want to skip this one folks. It's recorded at barrel strength with full-throttle banter.
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We sure hope you enjoyed episode #15 of the official Bourbon & Banter podcast and that you'll consider sharing it with your friends. We'd love to hear what you think in the comments below or by sending us an email via our podcast email address.
Have a great weekend and remember to stay safe while you're spreading the bourbon gospel and learning to #drinkcurious.
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Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.