A few weeks ago @WhiskyMagazine named @IronrootRepublicDistillery the world's best bourbon. This came as a shock to many people...not the least of which was the Likarish family who own and operate the distillery. In this episode I talk with Robert Likarish about how this unlikely event came to be, how the judging was done, and address some of the roomers and accusations that doubters have launched since the announcement of the award. We discuss that Kentucky bourbon will always be king, but that the whiskey world is changing and awards like this help bring to light some smaller producers that might not have ever been on the average consumer's radar. We discuss all this while sipping an EH Taylor Barrel Proof to pay homage to bourbon's roots. You won't want to miss this one.
Tags: whiskey, bourbon, rye, podcast, single barrel, single barrel select, single barrel, single barrel select, single barrel bourbon, barrel strength, Whisky Magazine, Ironroot Republic Distillery, Robert Likarish