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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.

Jul 16, 2021

The lincoln county process (LCP) is a charcoal filter process used in making Tennessee Whiskey. In this episode we sit down with Lexie Phillips the assistant distiller with Jack Daniel's. Jack Daniel's is largely responsible for popularising the practice along with the idea that LCP turns bourbon into TN Whiskey. In...


Jul 10, 2021

Jack Daniel's is the largest or second largest whiskey producer in the world (depending on what stats you follow). Jack Daniel's uses a charcoal filtering process prior to being put in a barrel for aging called the Lincoln County Process. A debate has raged for decades as to whether the LCP makes Jack into a...


Jul 3, 2021

Bourbon is as American as apple pie. Some might argue it is more American than apple pie, but most of the rest of the world makes their whiskey from malted barley. In the US there is a growing trend toward producers making American Single Malts. It is a fast growing and exciting category for whiskey enthusiasts. In...


Jun 25, 2021

The first video made by a bourbon lover for bourbon enthusiasts actually explaining how bourbon is made! We talk about grain, moving things about the distillery, what a mash bill is, milling, what grist is, cooking the mash, fermentation, distillation, head/heart/tail cuts, maturation (aging), deciding when a barrel is...


Jun 18, 2021

Since this is father's day weekend we decided to do something a little special. Lindsey makes another appearance on this episode, but this time the tables are turned and she is interviewing me. We get the kids in on the fun and they ask me a few questions too, plus everyone takes a turn mimicking my show intro...which...