Bourbon, Beards, and Belvederes

A podcast providing reviews on bourbon, beard products, and cigars

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Episodes

Jerry's Special

5 days ago

5 days ago

Welcome to a special episode of Bourbon, Beards, and Belvedere's! In celebration of our upcoming one-year anniversary, Adam, Paul, and Jerry will each take the reins to present their personal favorites in pours, cigars, and beard products.
Jerry kicks things off with a unique selection of Florida-based products. He introduces us to the Wild Turkey 101 Rye as a palate warmers. The main pour of the week is the Kozuba High Wheat Rye Whiskey, a seven-year cask strength delight from St. Pete, Florida.
The featured cigar is the J.C. Newman 'The American,' a 100% USA-made cigar that pairs perfectly with the rich, oily notes of the Kozuba Rye. For beard care, Jerry recommends Valkyrie Beards, a veteran-owned brand from Jacksonville, known for their Norse mythology-themed products.
In the 'This Pours on Me' segment, Jerry shares the Marlin and Barrel Cask Strength Shoreline, a limited annual release from Amelia Island, Florida. With flavors reminiscent of a Whopper candy, it's a rich, complex whiskey that leaves a lasting impression.
Join us for an episode filled with expert tastings, intriguing stories, and a celebration of our journey over the past year. Don't miss out on this special edition of Bourbon, Beards, and Belvedere's!

Episode Forty Three Part 2

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Monday Jun 10, 2024

In part two of this episode, we explore an inspiring story of transforming from a bourbon novice to a whiskey expert. Our guest began his journey by picking up a book on bourbon by Clay Risen, which ignited a passion that led to reading nearly 480 books on the subject. He shares his experiences of visiting distilleries and taking photographs, which he combines with his newfound knowledge to enrich his hobby.
We also dive into the creation of "Coming Whiskey," a popular Instagram account that started anonymously but has since become a go-to source for whiskey enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. The account is known for its insights into upcoming whiskey labels, thanks to the guest's deep dives into the TTB website.
The episode wraps up with a detailed review of Flat Boat Bourbon, distilled at Barton 1792 and available exclusively at Liquor Barn. The hosts and guest share their tasting notes, discuss the history behind the name, and reflect on their experiences at the distillery. Whether you're a seasoned bourbon drinker or just starting your journey, this episode offers valuable insights and entertaining stories.

Episode Forty Three Part 1

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Welcome to another exciting episode of Bourbon Beards and Belvederes! Today, Adam, Paul, and Jerry are joined by a special guest, Jacob from Coming Whiskey. Known for his expertise in uncovering the latest in whiskey labels and brands, Jacob shares his insights and experiences in the world of whiskey.
The episode kicks off with a review of various whiskeys, including a standout from Griffo Distillery and the newly released Penelope Architect Blend. The hosts and Jacob then dive into an in-depth tasting of the Wild Turkey 12 Year Japanese Release, breaking down its complex flavor profile and sharing their personal notes on its unique characteristics.
Jacob also provides a fascinating look into his background, from his roots in Owensboro, Kentucky, to his professional journey as a licensed clinical counselor and spirits writer. He discusses the importance of responsible drinking and how he balances his love for whiskey with his professional image.
Additionally, the conversation explores the impact of craft distilleries and the innovative approaches they bring to the industry. Jacob sheds light on the significance of smaller distilleries taking risks and pushing boundaries to create unique whiskey experiences.
Tune in for a rich and engaging discussion that not only celebrates the world of whiskey but also offers a heartfelt connection to personal stories and professional journeys.

Episode Forty Two

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Join hosts Adam, Paul, and Jerry on a captivating episode of Bourbon Beards and Belvederes as they welcome a distinguished guest, Jason Spencer from Warriors and Whiskey. Dive into a lively discussion about unique whiskey blends, the perfect cigar pairings, and the inspiring story behind the Veterans Whiskey Club.
Discover the intricate flavors of Brass and Anchor's Batch One and the exclusive Founders Blend, while learning about the meticulous blending process and the dedication to quality that drives Warriors and Whiskey. Jason shares his journey from active duty Navy Master Chief to whiskey connoisseur, along with his commitment to supporting veteran charities and fostering camaraderie among veterans.
Whether you're a whiskey enthusiast, a cigar aficionado, or someone who supports the veteran community, this episode is packed with engaging conversations, expert insights, and a heartfelt mission to give back. Don't miss out on this exceptional blend of flavors, stories, and service.
Follow us on Instagram at @bourbonbeardsandbelvederes and visit our website at bourbonbeardsandbelvederes.com for more information. Cheers!

Memorial Day Special

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Join Adam, Paul and Jerry in this Memorial Day episode as they dive into their favorite reviews of cigars, bourbon, and beer products. While there are no guests this time, the trio takes a moment to reflect on the recent tornadoes in Hopkins County, Kentucky, and extend their prayers and support to those affected.
The episode kicks off with a heartfelt tribute to Memorial Day, honoring the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Adam, Paul and Jerry discuss their Memorial Day plans, including cookouts, fireworks, and, of course, some quality whiskey and cigars.
For the whiskey of the week, the spotlight is on James Pepper Barrel Proof, a 105.8 proof bourbon that impresses with its rich flavors and storied history. The trio also reviews the Rocky Patel Freedom cigar, perfectly paired with the day's theme of honoring freedom and sacrifice.
In the beard product segment, they explore the Freeborn Beard and Supply Company's offerings, highlighting the Holliday and Wallace beard oils. Adam, Paul and Jerry share their positive experiences, praising the quality and natural ingredients used in these products.
The episode concludes with a special tasting of Blue Note Juke Joint whiskey, a pick by Major League Bourbon. The rich flavors and high proof make it a standout choice, leaving all the hosts eager for more.
Don't miss this episode filled with heartfelt tributes, expert reviews, and a strong sense of community and support. Cheers to a memorable Memorial Day!

Episode Forty One Part 2

Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

Crack open the world of bourbon with our richly informative episode. We dive deep into the intricacies of Amburana, as our experts discuss its unique flavors and how it enhances the overall drinking experience. We then switch gears, taking you through Kentucky's thriving distillery district and highlighting iconic breweries such as James Pepper, Barrel House, Dark Arts, and Wise Bird. We discuss elements that contribute to the complete bourbon experience, featuring attractions like Galligan's sandwich shop and the Burl music venue. The conversation, like a good bourbon, comes full circle with a focused discussion about Amburana and the potential for a unique bourbon Amburana candle. Our episode distinguishes itself by exploring the intricacies of trademark laws, from the expert gaze of our guest Cohen. He sheds light on the imperative role trademarks play for brands keen on maintaining their exclusive rights. We also explore bottled perfection with special guest RD1 Spirits, examining their marvelous products and what helps them stand out in the bourbon industry. Discover their innovatively approachable tasting notes and learn about the brand's commitment to make bourbon drinking an enjoyable experience for all. Stay tuned as we delve into RD1 Spirits’ vision for manifold expansion, unveiling a sneak peek into their imminent release of a 10-year Kentucky straight bourbon and their interesting associations with the sporting world. Join us in this relaxed conversation, overflowing with information about bourbon's rich world and much more. Keep abreast with us through our social media for more such learning opportunities, while remembering to always drink responsibly.

Episode Forty One Part 1

Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

Join us in this immersive episode as we delve into the fascinating world of bourbon with Barry Brinegar, founder of RD1 Spirits. From his time in the Navy to his exciting transition into whiskey distilling, Barry's personal journey is a captivating tale. Despite the challenges of establishing RD1 Spirits amidst a global pandemic, Barry paints a vivid picture of success, bringing a unique product to the market in less than a year.
We also enjoy a taste of RD1 Spirits’ signature bourbons, beginning with a special honey-barrel pick. With bold notes of stone fruit, leather, and tobacco, we delve into the intricate palate interactions that set this bourbon apart. Relish in these elegantly crafted spirits from RD1 and let them unfold their story.
Taking a detour, we dive into the thriving distillery district in Lexington. Discussing the relocation from the historic James Pepper district to their current establishment, we explore their broadening spectrum of offerings and the promise to maintain the charm of the Pepper Rick House. The emphasis on thoughtful craftsmanship, evident in their unique Amburana wood-finishing process, coupled with the tasting of an exclusive bourbon variant, further enriches this episode.
We conclude with an honest conversation about the local challenges in traffic and transportation and the importance of addressing them for a future-ready distillery district. A perfect blend of appreciating bourbon, addressing local issues, and anticipation for a thriving distillery district - this podcast episode is a bourbon lover's delight.

Episode Forty Part 2

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Dive with us into a rich journey of tastes, history, and culture as we delve into all things liquor. Our discussion ranges from the nuances of sipping an 18-year-old scotch to the art behind moonshine distillation. Unearth hidden historical and cultural insights while savoring a symphony of flavors. Stay till the end for an exploration of our favorite drink aesthetics, the bourbon boom during the pandemic, and our unique techniques for sipping pleasure. Get ready for a liquored up journey!
From Moonshine to Craft Beer - Unraveling Distillation Journeys
Join Josh, Tim, Tickle, and Richard as they recount their intriguing distillation journeys across various states. Reminisce on the Moonshiners TV show adventures and get an exclusive peek into their distillation operations. The episode takes a delightful detour into the vibrant craft beer scene in North Carolina, concluding with the bittersweet tale of Master Sergeant Parker’s struggle against societal bias. Fill your glass and tune in for a hearty brew of distillation truths and societal concerns!
Military Grooming to Outcast Beards - A Warrior's Unique Journey
In this invigorating episode of 'Bourbon Beards and Belvederes', we host the founder of Outcast Beards, who shares a tale of grit, growth, and beard care. Learn about his journey through military grooming standards to fostering an inclusive culture in the military and launching innovative beard care products. Listen as we discuss scent balance, skin health, and customers’ reviews.
Quality Over Quantity - The Small-Batch Approach of Outcast Beards
Immerse yourself in Outcast Beards' dedication to quality as we explore their principles, inspirations, and mission. Learn about their brewing and distilling influences, their unique small-batch approach, and upcoming growth plans. Manage your excitement as we reveal their new product lines and strides to challenge industry norms.
Upcoming Launches and More - A Glimpse into Outcast Beards' Future
Don't miss our sneak peek into Outcast Beards' advancing product lines, including a pet line to kiss pet irritation and itchiness goodbye. We finish with a discussion about veteran and active military support, and the perennial reminder to enjoy your libations responsibly. Join us as we bridge the gap between military discipline, creative entrepreneurship, and the ever-expanding catalogue of Outcast Beards.

Episode Forty Part 1

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

In this enchanting episode of Bourbon Beards and Belvederes, hosts Adam and Jerry chat with special guesst Michael Arimia, the mastermind behind Outkast Beard Products. With bourbon and cigars kickstarting their conversation, the listeners are invited to a warm and engaging exploration of tastes and personal passions. From Michael's love for Buffalo Trace to Angel's Envy bourbon, the world of spirits offers a delightful escapade.Steering from bourbon and cigars, the trio dives into a profound discussion on beards and the vision of Outkast Beards - a company born not simply for grooming beards but to foster a sense of belonging and combat societal challenges including bullying. The hosts offer their listeners a thoughtful insight into the world of beard products, beard competitions, networking, and the striking unity within the beard community.The episode wonderfully pivots to narrate the inspiring journey of Michael. His transformation from an IT professional to a passionate creator of beard products undeniably strikes a chord. Michael's courage in overcoming bullying, and how his beard became a symbol of his strength is bound to inspire and uplift many.From childhood adversities to nurturing his 'bonus children' in martial arts, Michael's story unfolds with a powerful message of resilience and self-discovery. Featuring a discussion on his favorite 'Highland Park 12 Years', a single malt scotch whiskey, the episode ends on a delightfully crisp spirit note. This episode serves a rich, enlightening discourse, whether you are a bourbon enthusiast, a part of the bearded brotherhood or simply interested in uncovering the unique junction of the two.

Cinco De Mayo Bonus

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Gather around the table with hosts Adam, Paul, and Jerry in this special Cinco de Mayo episode of Bourbon, Beards, and Belvedere's as they delve into the enigmatic world of tequila. Ditching their usual bourbon discourse, the trio draws parallels between the sophistication and variation of whisky and tequila, encouraging listeners to discard any ill-conceived notions about this iconic Mexican spirit. Get personal insights and experiences as they reveal everything from favorite tequilas to unheard-of tequila-based mocktails.
Famed Instagram tequila enthusiast, Luis Fernández takes the spotlight in this episode. Expect tips on selecting the best tequila, as well as illuminating discourse on Cinco de Mayo's real roots, beyond the drinks and festivities. With a deep-dive into distilling nuances, listener's knowledge of spirits from bourbon to rum is sure to be enticed.
The show doesn't stop at discussing tequila production rules in Mexico. Comparative complexities around whisky, bourbon, and tequila shed light on how distinct regulations breed unique spirits. Discover the importance of storage, the influence of agave's sweetness, the value of aging your tequila, and even pointers on discouraging teenagers from sneaking a sip.
The episode culminates in an appeal to listeners to perceive tequila from a fresh lens, recognizing it as more than a budget college beverage - presenting it as an exploration of flavors and experiences. Join us in raising a glass to tequila and more on our website, Instagram, and TikTok. Here's to more spirit-rich discussions!

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