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Bourbon Real Talk

Bourbon: Real Talk is a podcast where the host Randall Sullivan sits down with a guest over a drink and listens to their story. The purpose of the show is to used whiskey's connective nature to bring people together who might not have otherwise formed a relationship. We are building cultural bridges one drink at a time.

Mar 27, 2020

The whole world is dealing with the effects of the coronavirus.  Thankfully not all businesses are affected, but some of the hardest hit industries are in the service business.  In this extremely short recording Tanner Flemming GM for Union Bear explains how Covid-19 has affected the restaurant he runs, and what the...


Mar 20, 2020

Cork N Bottle was one of the retailing pioneers in bringing whiskey single barrel selections to the consuming public.  Their program was build up by Ed Bley and passed off to Eric Bollmann who is now at the head of the store and barrel program.  In this episode Eric speaks candidly about the changes in the market for...


Mar 13, 2020

Brad Bonds is one of the US largest vintage "dusty" whiskey collectors.  He has been hunting dusties for the last 10 years and has amassed one of the largest collections in the world.  His passion turned into a business opportunity when his home state of KY enacted a vintage spirits law that allows liquor stores and...


Mar 6, 2020

A few weeks ago Whisky Magazine named Ironroot Republic Distillery 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...


Feb 28, 2020

Damon Pampolina has had an amazing career.  His first big gig was on the Mickey Mouse Club where he gained a nationwide fan base.  Then he moved on to the recording group The Party and became known around the world. We sit down and talk about his fascinating journey, get the inside scoop on what it was like having so...