438 – What is Over, Under, and Properly Rated?

We rate bourbons all the time. But we’ve never really rated things that surround the product and the bourbon culture. In this episode, Ryan, Fred, and myself look at a bunch of subjects and ask whether it’s under rated, over rated, or properly rated. From single barrel picks to bourbon-themed weddings, there’s a lot to cover. We’ll break down whether booker’s boxes and wax dipping are gimmicks or genuinely enhance the experience. And what about all those whiskey influencers on YouTube, Instagram and Tiktok – are they spreading valuable knowledge or just hype? We’ll also discuss whether tasting notes and bottled-in-bond really mean anything and if the Fred Minnick effect is real.

Show Notes:

  • Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks about taters and hype around allocated products.
  • Under rated? Over Rated? Or Properly Rated?
  • Single Barrel picks
  • A single barrel bottle from a brand
  • Spirit awards
  • Booker’s boxes
  • Wax
  • Whiskey YouTube’rs
  • Instagram and TikTok
  • Bourbon tattoos
  • Distillery weddings
  • Bourbon barrel furniture
  • Cooking with bourbon
  • bottled in bond
  • Tasting notes
  • The Fred Minnick Effect
  • Support this podcast on Patreon

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