Master Distiller Podcasts

Podcasts done by Master Distillers

100 – Charlie Downs, Artisanal Distillery Manager at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience



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Charlie Downs, Artisanal Distillery Manager at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (a part of Heaven Hill Brands) talks about the operations, his mentorship with Parker Beam, and the recollection of events that took place at the Heaven Hill fire of 1996.
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087 – Brent Elliott, Master Distiller at Four Roses


Brent Elliott, Master Distiller at Four Roses, talks about how he never owned a bottle of Four Roses until he interviewed and how the conversation went when he was tapped to be the new Master Distiller.
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079 – John Little, VP and Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler


John Little, VP and Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler, talks about the how the whole operation started from a note his father-in-law gave him from Time magazine. John dives into the roots of his current distillation and the single barrels seen on the market.
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077 – Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller and Legend at Wild Turkey


Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller and Legend at Wild Turkey, sits down to tell his story. He thinks he’s “Plain Ol’ Jimmy” but once you hear his stories about childhood, befriending the likeness of greats in the industry, and sharing his wealth of knowledge you will see he really is an icon.
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074 – Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey


Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey, joins the show to discuss growing up around the distillery, apprenticeship, and what tradition has taught him about the business.
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063 – Trey Zoeller, Founder and Master Blender of Jefferson’s Bourbon


Trey Zoeller, Founder and Master Blender of Jefferson’s Bourbon, shares his story with some new information about a new Presidential special release.
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061 – Mark Coffman, Master Distiller for Town Branch at Alltech Brewing


Mark Coffman, Master Distiller at Alltech Brewing, which is the home of Town Branch bourbon, talks about being a Brewmaster as well as a Master Distiller.
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047 – Andrea Wilson, VP and GM of Michter’s Distillery


Andrea Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of Michter’s Distillery, gives us the history of Michter’s, her rich history influencing the bourbon industry behind the scenes, and hints at a new 20 year bourbon release and potential Celebration.
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045 – Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve


Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, gives an insight into the historic grounds and the $1000 Mint Julep in time for Derby.
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044 – Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam


Fred Noe, Global Ambassador and Master Distiller at Jim Beam, talks about the history of Jim Beam, his celebrity encounters and the new Booker’s Rye release.
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033 – Greg Davis, Master Distiller Maker’s Mark


Greg Davis, Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, talks about how is continuing the tradition that has been set and more about day to day operations. (more…)

027 – Dixon Dedman, Partner in Kentucky Owl Bourbon


Dixon Dedman, Owner Operator of Beaumont Inn & Partner in Kentucky Owl, joins us to talk about his family history and how they revitalized a brand that died during prohibition. (more…)

021 – Brent Goodin, Master Distiller at Boundary Oak


Brent Goodin, Master Distiller at Boundary Oak Distillery, discusses his new startup distillery and how his first bottle of bourbon off the line sold for $28,000. (more…)

018 – Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller of former Old Taylor Distillery


Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller at The Distillery Formally Known as Old Taylor, discusses her new role, what everyone can expect coming from this revitalization, and insights into what it takes to be a master distiller. (more…)

012- Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller Four Roses (Part 2)


Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, joins us for Part 2 of this 2-Part podcast and discusses his travels, limited edition releases, one floor warehouses, and how he’s shaping their future. (more…)

011 – Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller Four Roses (Part 1)


Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, joins us for Part 1 of this 2-Part podcast and talks about his education, job history, his love for bowling, and how he brought Four Roses straight bourbon back to the US.
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006 – Wes Henderson, Angels Envy Chief Innovation Officer

Wes Henderson, Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy, joins us to talk about the start of this brand, his father’s heritage, and more
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002 – Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller Buffalo Trace

Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller at Buffalo Trace, joins us we discuss multiple facets of his history and life at the famed Buffalo Trace Distillary (Read Show Notes)