The Fred Minnick Show

The Fred Minnick Show

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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December 6, 2021 77 min
Country music star Clay Walker kicks back in his wine cellar and pours himself Michter's 10 Year, 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey and Seelbach's Bourbon. Fred and Clay talk about the impact of music on Fred's life, including a Clay Walker show he saw in his teenage years. They talked about the FFA, Rodeos, fallen friends, multiple sclerosis (Clay was diagnosed at 26) and upcoming shows, including a CMT appearance. Clay Walker...
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Fred takes a look at all the possible gifts to get a bourbon drinker, but also exposes things that bourbon drinkers definitely do not want. His list includes non-bourbon spirits and 5 bourbons that likely are not on your radar. New York City December 8 Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/fred-minnick-live-he-is-cutting-room-tickets/11558035?pl=cegpresents To learn more about bourbon's price fixing schemes, check out...
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Hiphop icon BReal of Cypress Hill does something nobody has before on The Fred Minnick Show: He lights up and pairs rare bourbon to cannabis. Over an hour, they tasted 291 Colorado whiskey, Michter's 10 Year, 1970s Jim Beam Beam White Label, Barrell Seagrass and Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion Series. They talked about BReal's career, his new video game and celebrities who smoke as well as break down the rich pairing not...
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With their new album, "Good For You," hitting streaming services now and jumping in the tour van, Houndmouth's Matt Myers joins the show to talk about the band's last couple years. They talk Arby's vodka, how Matt nearly gave up his singing career and more over Spirits of French Lick's latest, St Lucian Distillers Chairmans Reserve, Dettling 6 year, and Beam's 15 year Legacy. 

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This week’s guest on The Fred Minnick Show is country singer Kelleigh Bannen. Kelleigh not only is a successful singer, with hits like “Sorry on the Rocks” and “Famous,” she also is host of Apple Music's Beats "Today's Country" radio show and host of the "This Nashville Life" podcast. On this episode, they talk about the things that got them to where they are today, ascots and marathons while sipping some ta...

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On this week's show, Fred Minnick pulls one out from the vault. Interviewed in 2019 at Hometown Rising Country Music Festival, Dillon Carmichael's the nephew of John Michael Montgomery and has carved out his own country music fame. 

A native of Kentucky and with his traditional country flare, Dillon is the next wave of Bluegrass roots tearing up Nashville. His latest album, Son of A, is out now.

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Controversial celebrity gossip personality Perez Hilton joins The Fred Minnick Show and tastes some ultra rare bourbons for the first time: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Old, Michter's 10 Year, 1940s Old Schenley, Wild Turkey Bottled in Bond and 291 Colorado Whiskey. He nearly gagged on them all. But the conversation was far more stimulating than just what was in the glass. 

Perez talked about the state of cancel culture, saying...

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Award winning country band Whiskey Myers joins The Fred Minnick Show and gets an education on bourbon. But they flip the script and have some big news to share: They're starting a bourbon. 00:00 01:00 Why the whole band isn't on the zoom 02:15 Treaty Oak interview about Whiskey Myers Collaboration 09:05 Bottle photo of Red Handed Whiskey from Whiskey Myers 09:42 Rundown of what's being tasted 11:00 Michter's Toast...
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In 2019, Fred met the newly crowned Miss America at a USA banquet. Nia Imani Franklin, who just released an EP Extended, showed a great interest in bourbon and the two have stayed in touch since. Nia is now a rising star in the composer circuit, having worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Festival Napa Valley, among others. In the episode, Nia and Fred sip Laubade Armagnac 1978, damoiseau rhum xo and Basil Hayden 10 y...
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With hits 'One Big Country Song' and 'I Love This Life,' LOCASH's become woven into the fabric of modern country music. Members Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively, are also big bourbon fans. In 2019, they joined Fred at the H. Clark Distillery in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Things got crazy when Preston breaks a glass. Lots of laughs in this o...
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Faith No More’s Billy Gould joins the show and shares his passion for Serbian Brandy. Billy starts his own brand, Yebiga, a Serbian brandy called Rakija made in Croatia. In turn, Fred offers up some rare rye whiskeys, including WhistlePig Boss Hog and Michter’s 10 year. All the while, the two become instant friends over good drink and solve the problems. Bill sheds light on something Fred knows little about—Serbian Drinking Customs...
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Known for his Tony, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning role as Belize in the Broadway production Angels in America and its acclaimed HBO miniseries adaptation, actor Jeffrey Wright joins the show and sips Uncle Nearest with Fred. They discuss the state of the world and how Wright is on a mission to tell true stories that can cut through fake news and misinformation.
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Fred's friends Mark Ford and John Rudolph join the show to discuss the insider financial world of music. They also raid Fred's traveling bar, nearly drinking all his bourbon.
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Oxford Road Ad agency owner Dan Granger joins the show to sip some ultra rare bourbon, including a 1978 Eagle Rare. Fred talks to the young businessman about the state of podcasting and the analytics business, while Dan drops his love and knowledge for former President Teddy Roosevelt, who, of course, played a major role in American whiskey. Some history tidbits dropped: What happened to studying the aging of barrels? Why did disti...
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Our Lady Peace's frontman Raine Maida is a veteran hitmaker. From Clumsy to Superman's Dead, the iconic Canadian rock band has held strong since 1992. On The Fred Minnick Show, Raine sips with Fred: Michter's 10 year, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B521, Wyoming Whiskey National Parks Edition and Kentucky Senator. The two talk about the classic Our Lady Peace songs, even the ones Raine doesn't like to play, and the rare ...
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Former UK and Sweden Ambassador Matthew Barzun (Obama administration) joins the show to talk about what it's like to serve at the highest levels of government, to be a member of the Brown family of Brown-Forman and his new book, The Power of Giving Away Power. Buy his book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0525541047/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=httpwwwfredmi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=934b64658668c3bfedbd33a76...
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On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, former National Football League quarterback Jay Cutler, who enjoyed stints with the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, drops by. Cutler, who was an NFL Pro Bowler in 2008, talks candidly with Fred about a lot of topics, including dishing on former teammates. He also talks candidly about Aaron Rodgers, his relationship with the Green Bay Packers, and more. Of course, they drin...
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On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred is joined by Sony Music recording artist Hannah Dasher, who grew up in Georgia, fell in love with country music and became a successful singer-writer in the genre. She also has a popular TikTok cooking show titled, “Stand By Your Pan.” Her latest musical release, The Half Record, features her newest single, “You’re Gonna Love Me.” On the episode, Hannah and Fred engage in a spirited in...
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On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Paul Charchian joins Fred for whiskey sipping and spirited conversation. Charchian is an fantasy sports pioneer who launched Fanball.com in 1993, currently serves as the Chairman of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and makes regular appearances on AM-1130 KFAN and Fox Sports Radio as well as ESPNews. They sip Pappy Van Winkle 15-year and other bourbons on the show.
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In a rare opportunity, Fred Minnick sat down with heavy metal icon Shawn Crahan, aka Clown of Slipknot, They blended Iowa Bourbon at Cedar Ridge and Clown opened up about his favorite foods and more.
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