The Fred Minnick Show Podcast

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.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 79 min
On this week’s episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Matthew Shafer – better known as Uncle Kracker – chimes in to chat with Fred over a whiskey flight. As Uncle Kracker, Shafer was rocker/rapper Kid Rock’s turntablist as part of the backing band Twisted Brown Trucker. Uncle Kracker would go on to have two Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning with “Follow Me” from his 2000 debut album Double Wide. In 2002, “Drift Away” lande...
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On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, musician and co-founder of The Crystal Method Scott Kirkland stops in to chat with Fred and sip some whiskey. Scott and musical partner Ken Jordan founded the band in 1993, becoming pioneers of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). The due released its debut album, Vegas, in 1997, and that record would go on to achieve platinum sales. The Crystal Method would go on to release five more club music a...
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#WhiskeyTube #FredMinnick #BestBourbon Best Bourbon of the 21st Century.... This Is Number 1 This is it. The number 1. Best Bourbons of the Century So Far....  Four Roses' former master distiller Jim Rutledge: https://www.fredminnick.com/2015/07/01/greatness-retires-rutledge-leaves-four-roses-bashes-flavored-whiskey/ About the Best Bourbons of the Century So Far, longtime whiskey critic Fred Minnick has tasted the majority ...
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On the latest episode of The Fred Minnick Show, sports broadcasting great Trey Wingo joins in to hang out with Fred and sip some whiskey over some lively conversation. Trey has been with ESPN for two decades, having hosted SportsCenter, NFL Prime Time and been a co-host of Golic and Wingo. He also is on the celebrity board of Ronald McDonald House Charities. On the show, he talks with Fred about his love of bourbon, they talk whisk...
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Ever wonder how artists get to appear on the Grand Old Opry? Well, Jordan Pettit is the answer. He’s the artist relations representative who helps decide who gets onto the stage at the country music tradition, so he’s seen a little of everything over his years spent in the music industry in Nashville. In this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Jordan sits down with Fred to talk about the music business, bourbon, the city of Nashvill...
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In this week’s episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by Jared Allen, a 12-year player in the NFL, a defensive who tallied 136 quarterback sacks and won a Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers after having played for the Chiefs, Vikings and Bears. In this episode, they talk a little football and sip a little whiskey. Jared talks about how he got into bourbon, talks about some of his favorite quarterbacks to sack, Irish Wh...
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American rapper and activist Killer Mike (Michael Render) joins The Fred Minnick Show this week, checking in to do a tasting and chat with Fred about a variety of topics. Mike has appeared in several films and frequently speaks on issues such as social inequality and police brutality. As a musician, he has released five albums since 2003 and also founded Grind Time Official Records. On the episode, he and Fred talk everything from ...
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Famed sports commentator Mike Golic and his son Mike Golic Jr. joined Fred Minnick on this episode to sip five different bourbons, talk sports and, of course, talk whiskey. Golic Sr. is a veteran of ESPN, and was one half of the long-running Mike and Mike in the Morning radio show, which lasted 18 years. Golic Sr. was part of the show Golic and Wingo from 2017-2020. Golic Jr. also is a commentator on ESPN Radio. Both appreciate goo...
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In May, musician/producer Dave Sitek, of Brooklyn (TV on the Radio) and Sweden born/Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer Daniel Ledisnky created the new group The Neverly Boys. And the music is absolutely fantastic. When I learned Daniel was a whiskey fan, I knew I had to get him for the show. We taste: Redbreast 12 year, Weller Antique, Johnnie Walker Green Label, McKenzie New York Bourbon and Rare Breed. See omnystud...
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In this episode, Fred interviews country music artists Hannah Ellis and Nick Wayne, who recently got engaged. Ellis, a Kentucky native, appeared on Rolling Stone’s “Artists To Watch” list, while CMT named her one of their “Next Women of Country.” The outgoing singer spoke with Fred after a show, and they talked palate preferences, bananas foster and tasting whiskey. Wayne, meanwhile, as a 2019 ‘Listen Up’ Artist by CMT, while Rolli...
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TFMS Podcast Derek Trucks On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks joins Fred for a spirited conversation with plenty of whiskey sipping along the way. Trucks, co-founder of the Tedeschi Trucks Band (with wife Susan Tedeschi) and member of the Allman Brothers Band, has been a professional musician since his teen-age years, when he performed with Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Stephen St...
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Fred’s guest on this episode is country singer Jordan Davis, whose eponymous EP was released in May as a follow-up to his 2018 debut, Home State. The whiskey-centric show starts with a brief discussion about beard grooming, then gets into Jordan’s first hand experience with Jefferson’s Ocean barrels, Fred’s 1-year-old son Julian and his fascination with Fred’s stuff, the evils of bad whiskey, Jordan’s family’s whiskey bootlegging t...
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In this episode, Fred does a bourbon tasting with Kyla Jade, a Nashville-based singer who was a contestant on Season 14 of “The Voice.” During their time together, they cover a number of diverse topics, Kyla – who is a tequila fan – gets a lesson in how to taste whiskey, and they also talk about life during the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted her to write more songs and to set up a music studio so she can record at home since ...
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In this episode, Emerson Hart, front man for platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated band Tonic, talks with Fred about the music business, life in a pandemic, "Animal House," the power of music, wine and plenty more. One key topic of conversation is just how much our culture misses live music during the age of coronavirus. Of course, whiskey was involved, as Emerson is huge fan and an experienced taster, and the two made thei...
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National Football League defensive star Ndamukong Suh, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sips bourbon with Fred, talks about his role in female-led Saint Liberty Whiskey, his new team and reveals his favorite quarterback to sack is none other than Tom Brady -- who now is his teammate. Along the way, they sip a Boone County barrel pick, vintage Four Roses from the WWII era, Jefferson's Reserve and more. FOLLOW NDAMUKONG: https://tw...
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On this episode, Fred interviews country singer-songwriter Lee Brice, who this year won an American Country Music Award for his single "Rumor." He also has won ACM awards for songs such as "I Don't Dance" and "I Drive Your Truck." During the show, Fred and Lee sip several bourbons, including a vintage Hirsch, which Fred calls one of the greatest bourbons ever made. Here's what they tasted and discuss...
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Black Country music singer / songwriter IMAJ opens up about the problems facing the United States and how racism is a systemic issue. This episode does not include a whiskey tasting, but rather delves deep into Confederate monuments, the death of George Floyd and much more. This important interview also showcases a rising star, who let's people in on her creative process for letting her emotions into music.  See omnystudio.com...
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Talented country artist Meghan Patrick sits down virtually with Fred this week to sip and talk whiskey. The conversation goes from a mutual love of Cheez-Its, wearing sweat pants during quarantine, bear hunting in Canada, dealing with “miserable” Internet trolls, and her bitter breakup with Jack Daniel’s. Meghan surprisingly picks Woodinville Whiskey over contenders like Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, Smooth Amber Contradiction, ...
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Darryl Hall, one half of legendary hitmakers Hall & Oates, talks with Fred about his transition from wine to whiskey, the transformation of how modern listeners find music, five decades of entertaining fans both young and old and, of course, his favorite bourbons. During the chat, they sip Wild Turkey Revival, Four Gate, vintage Old Shenley and a couple of craft distillery bourbons. The two also bonded over a common tragedy in ...
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"Nobody wants to see their baby burn," said Chris Montana, founder of Du Nord Spirits, who lost his distillery in the Minnesota riots. A break from regular programming, Fred takes a moment of solidarity and shares a snippet of his recent diversity panel that included Fawn Weaver (New York Times Bestselling Author and CEO, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Clay Risen (Deputy Op-Ed Editor, New York Times), Tracie Franklin (Glen...
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