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  • Whiskey Row Speaker Series with the Van Winkles

    Chris Blandford hosts the inaugural Whiskey Row Speaker Series event, featuring Julian Van Winkle III, Andrew Duncan, and Preston Van Winkle. Julian is the legendary 3rd generation distiller, from the Van Winkle family, known around the world for their incredible bourbons. He is joined by Andrew Duncan, Global Brand Director at Sazerac, and his son…

  • Everything She Ain’t – Singer/Songwriter Hailey Whitters

    Wrapping up our Bourbon and Beyond appearances, we welcome Hailey Whitters to the show. Hailey is coming off a 2023 win for Academy of Country Music New Female Artist of the Year and is currently nominated for Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year. She shares stories of her hometown and what songwriting means to her. We sip on…

  • Blood Brothers – Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley

    Continuing our Bourbon and Beyond live shows, this week we’re joined by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley of Vampire Diaries fame. They have created an excellent product over the last few years as founders of Brother’s Bond. Join us as we taste through their lineup and enjoy a great time on the stage. Special guest…

  • A Father’s Son – Stephen Wilson Jr

    This week we have Stephen Wilson, Jr kick off our Bourbon and Beyond live shows. Stephen hails from Seymour, Indiana, where he grew up training to be an Indiana Golden Gloves finalist. Upon moving to Nashville to study microbiology, Stephen found a special love for songwriting and performing. His debut double album, Son of Dad, released…

  • The Warchief – Bottled in Bond

    Graham McTavish, a renowned film, television, and voice actor, known for roles in Rambo, The Hobbit, Outlander, The Witcher, and countless other roles, joins us this week to try out his new whiskey, Warchief, from McTavish Spirits. This is a very special episode, featuring a talent for the ages. We discuss the birth of this…

  • Wine, Bourbon, and French Horns

    This week we are joined by Dan Callaway of Bardstown Bourbon Company. We talk orchestras, wine, and bourbon as we sample some excellent pours from Bardstown Bourbon Company. Learn why you need to get down to Bardstown on your next bourbon tour!

  • Superfood Mixers with Modica

    This week we’re joined by Modica, a superfood cocktail mixer company that is making waves with their variety of mixers. We find out about how this simple business plan grew into a product that is now available in 11 states and growing. 

  • Live from Starlight Distillery

    This week we are live from Starlight Distillery and Huber Winery, in Southern Indiana. We run through an incredible line of bourbons with a great lineup of guests. To begin the show, we welcome Ted Huber, owner of Starlight Distillery and Huber Winery to discuss the history of the farm and business. Next, we welcome…

  • Bourbonism – Greg Fischer, Former Mayor of Louisville

    Greg Fischer started out as a businessman where his team at SerVend International was responsible for creating the first ice and drink combination dispenser. Leveraging his quest for innovation and desire for finding the good in people, he made a move into the political sphere, being sworn in as Louisville Mayor in 2011. Greg served…

  • Colonel PawPaw’s Brandy – Brandon O’Daniel of Copper & Kings

    This week we’re joined by Brandon O’Daniel, Head Distiller at Copper & Kings. We sample through an awesome line of brandies and hear the stories of Brandon and the distillery. Brandon gets a new nickname and builds out his perfect brandy playlist.  Brandon’s story begins with a love for plants, growing up on a Kentucky…