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Black and Brown

By A. Culbert, D. Joyce, W. Stephens

An African American perspective on Bourbon. We're just 3 guys exploring the world of whiskey and sharing it with the people, from our point of view. Tune in and subscribe to stay up on what's going down, with that brown.
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Mamba - An MGP What's Cracking
Mamba - An MGP What's Cracking
Sup yo?  Da Plug here, welcome to another install of what's cracking.  As always we're cracking bottles and dropping the ratings and the palate on your ears, but as always, when you're enjoying bottles and pours, conversations take place.  We didn't realize until a mid point during the episode that all joints were MGP sourced, so take note and experience the heat!  Back to conversations, this episode one such conversation takes place as we experience one such bottle.  We ask you to be open-minded, we ask you to stay engaged but most of all, Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Cheers Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
46:18
November 27, 2022
Sneak Moves - Capitulation
Sneak Moves - Capitulation
The fellas want to help you get to where you need to be, get ya game ready!  Sneak moves comes directly from the listeners on how they get their bottles in and around the crib.  Grab your pen and pad or whatever you want to take notes with.  It's class time.  Let get it.  Pour on up and vibe.  Stay Black and keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
53:05
November 20, 2022
What's Cracking - Make the Cut
What's Cracking - Make the Cut
It's What's Cracking!!  The fellas pop bottles, give you fists and let you know if the juice is worth the squeeze.  They also drop a new segment on you, Buy or Don't Buy...  Let the Silverback loose and this is what he comes back with.  Check in and crack one as they break down what they're cracking.  Pour one up.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
38:44
November 13, 2022
The Mamba
The Mamba
Welcome to the Mamba season!  Season eight begins with the fellas at the table talking about holiday pours and with the holidays fast approaching this could be a little guide on what or what not to do.  They're back after a super long break and ready to get into it.   Shout out to all the listeners for the patience and hanging in there as the vacation ran a little long.  Check in and pour one up as they get into it.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
01:07:53
November 06, 2022
Black Bourbon Run 3 - The Wrap Up
Black Bourbon Run 3 - The Wrap Up
In the last episode of the season the fellas wrap up BBR3 with a bottle share and a podcast with the homies.  They get a chance to catch up and talk with the virtual homies for the first time face to face.  They all recount the Black Bourbon Run from their point of view.  There were barrel picks, personal meetups and events that changed the game.  Get somewhere safe, pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @blackbourbonrun @black.bourbon.maverick @brbnkp @bodymorebottles @asteadypour @soberbourbongirl @d_wilk1 @bodymorebottles @bourbyourenthusiasm @yourfamilynp Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
01:08:54
October 02, 2022
Guest Crackin - The Lou
Guest Crackin - The Lou
The Fellas run down a what's cracking from The Planet of Louisville and talk about tours, tastes and what bourbon really means to the coalition.  They have Von Ghost von Yeezus, T Penn 3 Stax, Skratch Tickets and Colonel G step to the mic and talk about picks flavor and bourbon tours.  They do what they do and you should join and pour one up.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @von_ghost Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
51:49
September 25, 2022
Live at Bin 110
Live at Bin 110
The fellas hit the streets and bring you an episode from Bin 110, a local Bourbon Speakeasy, with a menu that will blow your socks off.  If you're ever in the area and looking for a premium spot to get pours, this is it.  They talk BBR3, hunting bottles and if some of the finds are worth the price.  Would you pull the trigger if the number was too high, or did you matriculate at The Peoples Choice finishing school?  How we supposed to do that?  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @bin110lkn Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
41:10
September 18, 2022
What's Cracking - Fresh Bottles
What's Cracking - Fresh Bottles
(Don't adjust your audio, the level will go up). Less than two weeks the Black Bourbon Run 3 kicks off in Kentucky.  In this episode the fellas crack fresh bottles and give you the run down on what's poppin.  The round table covers, spirits and a little bit of everything.  As they gear up to take the podcast to Kentucky, check out what they get on their ears and palate.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @oldelkbourbon @mojomaddx  Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
59:39
September 11, 2022
The Cocktail Show
The Cocktail Show
Do you struggle ordering cocktails in these streets?  Have you ever wondered what cocktail would make the Mount Rushmore of cocktails? Well, the fellas are back to drop some information to make your choices in the wild easier and put you on game as to what should be sitting next to Abe Lincoln.  Pour you up something tasty and vibe with them.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @stevesmithfdn @bluerunspirits Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
01:15:31
September 04, 2022
What's Cracking - Storytime
What's Cracking - Storytime
The fellas are back with a What's Cracking spanning Whisky and Whiskey, they get into a few dope bottles and even give the listeners some information on an upcoming Auction they don't want to miss.  They catch up around La Mesa and give you the raw unfiltered reviews of bottles they've been hunting and some surprise gems that have found their way into their stashes.  You need to pour one up and vibe with them.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it BrownInstagram:  @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @stevesmithfdn @bluerunspirits Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown Steve Smith Family Foundation:  https://www.stevesmithfamilyfdn.org A link to the Plug's ear | From My Heart and My Soul:  https://youtu.be/EL185N79YtY
53:33
August 28, 2022
CEO Micah McFarlane of Revel Spirits
CEO Micah McFarlane of Revel Spirits
In our Black Future Series with Spirited Media Inc., we interview Revel Spirits CEO Micah McFarlane. Micah has over twenty years as an executive in the entertainment industry. His experience spans logistics planning, contract negotiations, sales & marketing, extensive festival production, sponsorship sales and talent buying. He is an entrepreneur, co-founding and operating a successful management company, which engaged in active and aggressive promotions, tour coordination, booking, career planning and scheduling. He has managed all aspects of multi-million dollar tours for artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Dwight Yoakam, Bob Newhart and Blondie.  Avila blends the manufacturing processes of tequila and mezcal to create a smooth, slightly smokey flavor profile—almost a hybrid of the two agave industry leaders.  He stops by the podcast to discuss his spirit and where he sees his brand fitting into the new mold he's created.  Pour one up and learn something new.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @revelspirits @micahmcfarlane @justinehartley Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
01:05:31
August 21, 2022
Three Bottle Monte
Three Bottle Monte
In a combined two part What's Cracking the fellas take an unscripted taste of Baby Unicorn 3, a TSR Single Barrel pick, Golden Rye from Blue Run Spirits and EH Taylor Straight Rye, from Buffalo Trace Distillery.  They don't know what the other reviews or the ratings they give.  Jump in and listen and find out as they do, what's going down!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @phiid_me @thecrunkletoncharlotte Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merchandise: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown
54:37
August 14, 2022
Old Hillside Bourbon Company
Old Hillside Bourbon Company
Old Hillside Bourbon Company is a black and veteran owned bourbon brand founded by four partners originating from Durham, NC. Co-Founder Jesse Carpenter drops by the studio and talks about the brand and what he sees as the future of diversity in the bourbon industry.  They talk whiskey, derby and what it's like to start something new and exciting on the humble.  Join Old Hillside and the Fellas of Black and Brown as they chop it up.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @oldhillsidebourbonco Twitter: @dablackandbrown
01:04:54
August 07, 2022
The Second Go Round
The Second Go Round
Disclaimer: this episode contains music from the Outkast album ATLiens. (not intended for monetary gain). The fellas, finally in Studio, connect to crack a few bottles and give you their collective ratings on pours, palates and ears.  It's the usual, but it lends time for catching up and dialogue, while enjoying a few drams.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they take you on a certified bottle review show.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Merch: www.bonfire.com/store/dablackandbrown 
37:15
July 31, 2022
The Wellers Effect
The Wellers Effect
The Peoples Choice moderates an episode based on The Mandela Effect; do you know it to be fact, or what you think you know!?  The same applies to bourbon and the fellas are going to check your line as they check their own.  Is it fact of fiction?  Before you press play, you need to be sure of what you think you know.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Cheers.  Stay Black and keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
58:45
July 24, 2022
Silverback Birthday Bottle Pop
Silverback Birthday Bottle Pop
Disclaimer: this episode contains music from Supreme Clientele by Ghostface Killah (not for monetary gain) On this episode of What's Cracking, the fellas celebrate another rotation around the Sun for The Silverback!  They crack bottles and talk about some joints they've seen, but were hesitant on buying.  Being pleasantly surprised, they give you their ratings as only they can.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they crack bottles.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
43:46
July 17, 2022
Sober Bourbon Girl
Sober Bourbon Girl
The Sober Bourbon Girl is a social media personality who provides education and bourbon commentary for her followers. Although she doesn’t drink, she buys whiskey for her husband and provides reviews through his perspective.  She drops into the Studio to chop it up with the fellas and discuss how she curates her picks for her husband and where she hopes her social media will push the industry.  Let's go.  Stay Black and Keep It Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @soberbourbongirl @cbell252 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
50:26
July 10, 2022
Sample Buffet
Sample Buffet
*Disclaimer: This episode contains music by the Wu Tang Clan, we are fans and this is Not for monetary gain. The fellas pulls samples sent to them by the homie @yourfamilynp a dope connect they met on the Black Bourbon Run; they pour up and rate picks on the fly.  The ears and fists are dope!  Strap in and vibe as they kick off the first What's Cracking of Season 7.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @my_government_name_is  @agbk06  @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
43:15
July 03, 2022
On the Ear
On the Ear
In the first episode of Season 7, the guys break down Rolling Stones, 200 Greatest Hip Hop Albums of All Time.  It isn't pretty and it gets heated, but they do what they do, and pair their Top Fives with the pours they would enjoy with their picks.  As they kick off this season, join The Silverback, The People's Choice and The Plug as they put the "Pistol Pete", in motion!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
01:12:27
June 26, 2022
Alisa Langer, Founder of Spirited Media Inc.
Alisa Langer, Founder of Spirited Media Inc.
Spirited Media Inc. is a marketing, public relations and digital media agency specializing in the spirits/beverage industry. Founder and industry veteran, Alisa Langer joins us for a discussion about the company she created and the direction she hopes to take her vision.  She joins us fellas live at the Bourbon Beach House for a face-to-face; it was a dope meet and greet.  Pour one up and vibe as we discuss what's new with Spirited Media Inc.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @alanger12345 @spiritedmediainc Twitter: @dablackandbrown
42:21
June 05, 2022
In The Middle of It
In The Middle of It
We are back; things in Our country make it hard to enjoy bourbon, but We, like all of you are in a place where pain, is hard to explain.  We are with you, in every measure and our hearts break with yours.  Not to diminish the loss and the pain, we will, try to push through it.  Although we have lost loved ones, our resilience, is strong.  To Buffalo and Uvalde, we dedicate to you, our resolve, to push on.  On this What's Cracking, we do what we do, but it comes with reluctance.  Be safe Be Strong.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!   Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
39:29
May 29, 2022
Blue Run Spirits, CEO Mike Montgomery and Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon
Blue Run Spirits, CEO Mike Montgomery and Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon
The fellas welcome CEO Mike Montgomery and Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon of Blue Run to the podcast. Mike is a return guest, but Shaylyn drops in to meet the team and tell the listeners about her thoughts as the First Lady of Blue Run Spirits.  They drop gems on the direction of Blue Run; the special meaning of Reflection 1, and how Blue Run is positioning itself to change the face of the industry. This is a certified Butterfly drop.  Let's get it.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @bluerunspirits @ellasdadmike @shay.gam Twitter: @dablackandbrown
56:07
May 22, 2022
What's Cracking - The Renovation Adjacent
What's Cracking - The Renovation Adjacent
The fellas are back in the middle of a renovation, popping bottles and doing big things.  You know the format, but what you don't know is what they're popping, but as soon as you hit play, you're gonna find out!  Let's get it.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @ my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
52:31
May 15, 2022
Shook Ones
Shook Ones
The fellas are back with a list that is sure to get your mind flowing; fresh off bars, they’re dropping a list of Kings that are currently at the top of their games and they’re dropping contenders to dethrone the Kings.  See what you got and if you think the Champ is here.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep in Brown Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown Tryna get a piece of this pie, we don't share Prepare for the worst 'cause I been there -Prodigy, Mobb Deep, Shook Ones Part 1 He ain't a crook son (son) He just a shook one (shook one) We live the life that of diamonds and guns And numerous ways that we choose to earn funds -Mobb Deep Part 1 Son, they shook 'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks Scared to death, scared to look, they shook 'Cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks Scared to death, scared to look -Mobb Deep, Shook Ones Part 2
01:21:40
May 08, 2022
What’s Cracking - Elevation
What’s Cracking - Elevation
The fellas are back and they're talking bottles; they're talking Rossville Union; they're talking Smooth Ambler Contradiction; they're talking Spirit of French Lick, and they're also talking about the NBA and that young'n that's jumping out the gym, Ja Morant.  But since it's all about the bourbon, clock in and see what they're talking about!  You might catch some #Bars.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
42:32
May 01, 2022
C.M.P.B.
C.M.P.B.
You know about Weller CYPB, but what if you could craft your own perfect joint?  Create it from the ground up!  Join the fellas as they breakdown what they would want in their own perfect bourbon; this one will get you thinking and have you up late nights.  This is a warmup to what may jump off during Black Bourbon Run 3.  So, pour one up and vibe with them as they get into it!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Cheers. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
55:26
April 24, 2022
Spring Break Edition
Spring Break Edition
With Spring Break over, the fellas are back on the mics and in the Studio, virtually, anyway.  They pick up where they left off, rewind to a What's Cracking.  This one is as Spring Break winds down and comes to an end and trips have wrapped or are wrapping up.  They crack some oldie but goodies; some hidden in plain sight gems and a new up and coming heavy hitter!  Pour one up and vibe as they slide into your DMs!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Happy Easter!! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
41:11
April 17, 2022
What's Cracking - Bourbon Room Adjacent
What's Cracking - Bourbon Room Adjacent
The fellas are back with another What's Cracking and you won't believe how this is gonna play out.  Be careful out there, with Sweet Wheat on the loose, the courts aren't safe and your game could be in jeopardy.  With the NCAA Finals right around the corner, they're getting you ready to sit court-side with the right bottle for the Championship game.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they drop buckets!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
43:58
April 03, 2022
Sean Hallman, CEO - SR Distilled
Sean Hallman, CEO - SR Distilled
Shadow Ridge Spirits Company specializes in premium small-batch, hand-crafted spirits. Their whiskies are 100 percent grain to glass and are aged in American White Oak barrels. They currently offer Bourbon, Rye, Peated Single Malt, and an American Single Malt. All of their whiskies feature unique grain bills that include specialty grains and malted barley. They age in charred oak barrels, which enhances the grain flavors and helps to develop vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon flavors. They primarily use 5 gallon, 10 gallon, and 15 gallons barrels. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown SR Distilled
46:19
March 27, 2022
What's Cracking - The Championship Run
What's Cracking - The Championship Run
Join the fellas as they follow up the What's Cracking back-to-back run with a trophy pick!  The Peoples Choice comes through with a number one stunna!  It hits everybody in the mouth!  Weigh in and see what you think.  This is definitely one for the record books.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they do what they do.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Follow: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
41:25
March 20, 2022
Black and Brown - Don't Be A Tater
Black and Brown - Don't Be A Tater
The fellas are out on the innanets and the innanets are talking about Taters; Reddit was ablaze with a list of behaviors to know if you're a Tater.  Join the fellas as they take the test to see if they have Tater tendencies.  Ride along as they play a "never have I ever" format.  Pour one up and vibe with them as they take the Tater Test.  Stay Black and keep it Brown. Follow: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
01:15:09
March 13, 2022
What's Cracking - The Sample Packs
What's Cracking - The Sample Packs
The fellas are going back-to-back like the '91-'92 Chicago Bulls, with a back-to-back, first of its kind, What's Cracking.  The team has come through heavy on the #bruhub, and the fellas talk about it.  They also welcome @puertoricanchris and @von_ghost to the joint to help consume and rate the offerings; they try to give you on the spot tasting notes and what they get on the ears.  This is one you definitely don't want to miss!  Pour on up and vibe with them. Stay Black and Keep it Brown Follow: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @puertoricanchris @von_ghost Twitter: @dablackandbrown
55:21
March 06, 2022
What's Cracking - The Bottle
What's Cracking - The Bottle
We sit down and crack, "The Bottle", you know, the one that made it to People magazine, (stunt); the joint that's out there in the wild hiding in plain sight!  In this rare occasion, we all crack and review the TSR - Black and Brown pick.  We're not only fans, we're members of Taste Select Repeat, and love what's happening in the industry right now.  Pour one up and vibe as we dive into and try to remember, The Bottle!  Stay Black and keep it Brown Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33  Twitter: @dablackandbrown Website: tasteselectrepeat.com 
47:24
February 27, 2022
What's up Ol' School??
What's up Ol' School??
This episode the fellas focus on some of the most prominent African American male, fictional tv characters and their opinions on which bourbon they would likely drink based on that character’s personality. Check in and see if you agree or disagree.  Pour one up and kick it with the fellas as they get Season 6 on and poppin'. Stay Black and Keep it Brown Follow: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
01:05:08
February 20, 2022
Freddie Noe - Little Book Chapter 5 - Virtual Tasting
Freddie Noe - Little Book Chapter 5 - Virtual Tasting
Freddie Noe is an 8th Generation whiskey professional for Jim Beam who is son of Fred Noe and Grandson of the legendary Booker Noe. This episode will focus on his Little Book series with a live virtual tasting experience with Black Bourbon Run attendees.  Check in and poor one up for this finally of Season 5.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown Follow the crew: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter @dablackandbrown
01:19:56
January 30, 2022
El Ultimo What's Cracking
El Ultimo What's Cracking
This is our penultimate episode for season 5 and we crack bottles, that coincidentally, all were gifts or samples.  We also give you some information about the last show that you don't want to miss.  We're headed for Colorado to kick if with our fam at Old Elk and cook up something special, you definitely don't want to miss out on that.  So, pour one up or crack a bottle.  Stay Black and keep it Brown! Follow the crew Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
35:09
January 23, 2022
The Resolutions
The Resolutions
This episode will outline some of the outlandish drinking New Year’s Resolutions that we’ve heard throughout our bourbon community and each cast member’s assessment as to whether they personally could actually stick to it. Pour one up.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
53:09
January 16, 2022
What's Cracking for the New Year - 2022
What's Cracking for the New Year - 2022
The fellas open the new year with the same energy that closed out 2021; they break down a few pours they like including Thomas S. Moore, Woodford Double Oaked™, and Bardstown Ferrand.  They leave it all on the table and even the bloopers make the cut.  You don't want to miss the ears on these joints #bourbonsoundslike.  The wish list for 2022 is short but deep, they're trying to get that one G.O.A.T. interview, check it out and check in.  Cheers.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!! Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
32:48
January 09, 2022
Black and Brown 2021 Award Show
Black and Brown 2021 Award Show
By now you know the format, but this year the fellas add a new category, as they rate their best pours of the past year, you're going to want to check in to find out what it is.  Cheers!  Happy New Year!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. 1. Best Whiskey under $25 2. Best ultra-aged bourbon 3. Best flavored whiskey 4. Best finished whiskey 5. Best finished rye 6. Best super high-proof bourbon 7. Best wheated bourbon 8. Best straight rye 9. Best straight bourbon and finally: 10. Best Whiskey of the Year Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
01:21:45
January 02, 2022
Elizabeth O'Neill McCall, Assistant Master Distiller - Woodford Reserve
Elizabeth O'Neill McCall, Assistant Master Distiller - Woodford Reserve
Elizabeth says she rides horses, drinks bourbon and loves hanging with good friends and family, per her Instagram.  She is a second-generation bourbon industry professional and one of the youngest female distillers in the United States.  We welcome her to the show and chop it up about the industry; what Woodford Reserve has cooking up, and what the future looks like from her perspective.  You don't want to miss this joint, trust us!  Pour one up! Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @Elizabeth_oneill_mccall Twitter: @dablackandbrown
56:51
December 26, 2021
What's Cracking - Christmas Edition
What's Cracking - Christmas Edition
Happy Holidays, hide ya kids!  The fellas come through with well wishes for Christmas, spoilers about Old Saint Nick, and what bottles they plan on popping with friends and family.  It's been a whirlwind of a 2021 and they want to wish all their listeners well with their families.  They'll be dropping more joints for you before New Year hits!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter @dablackandbrown
42:20
December 19, 2021
Brent Elliott - Master Distiller - Four Roses
Brent Elliott - Master Distiller - Four Roses
Brent Elliott is the acclaimed Master Distiller at Four Roses Bourbon, taking over for legendary Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge in 2015.  He drops in with the Black and Brown team to discuss the industry, what's new at Four Roses and what he gets on the ear on his favorite pour.  It's one you don't want to miss.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.  Instagram @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @fourrosesbourbon Twitter @dablackandbrown
47:08
December 12, 2021
What's Cracking - After Major
What's Cracking - After Major
In the follow up to our dope episode with Eboni Major, the fellas get together and crack new and different bottles,  The Silverback leads off with his review of Wild Turkey One, and what he gets on the ear is worth the listen alone; The People's Choice hits you with his review of Copper and Cask, a store pick that came part of a trifecta.  We didn't know too much about it, and now you can join us and learn too!  The Plug is still riding his Single Malt high and drops his review of Stranahan's Blue Peak, possibly coming in at the lowest proof of the three, the nose is sure to surprise, if you've never had it.  Our Intern, joins us to fact check on the fly, so, pour one up and vibe along.  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram @dablackandbrownpodcast @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @theculbert12 Twitter @dablackandbrown
01:02:18
December 05, 2021
Master Blender - Eboni Major
Master Blender - Eboni Major
Eboni Major is the whiskey industry’s first African American Blender. She has worked on numerous projects for Diageo in her previous role with the company including Dickel Bottled- In-Bond and her signature project Bulleit Blender’s Select.  She has a palate that can't be messed with and she joins us to talk industry, spirits and dopeness.  Pour one up and vibe.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Cheers. Follow us on Instagram: my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 @majorinwhiskey Twitter: @blackandbrown
54:09
November 28, 2021
What's Cracking with GasHouse Von Ghost aka Piano Fingers
What's Cracking with GasHouse Von Ghost aka Piano Fingers
We catch up with the elusive homie, Gashouse Joe, as we dive into this weeks bottle crack.  As you will see, it's a roundtable that should not be missed.  And as a bonus, we'll be dropping a visual of the session later this week on the YouTube Channel.  Link to follow.  Subscribe to stay informed.  Pour one up and vibe with us.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.  Cheers Follow the Podcast: Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast The fellas: @my_government_name_is @delvinj33 @agbk06 Twitter: @dablackandbrown
50:44
November 21, 2021
Chef Bren Herrerra - Culture Kitchen
Chef Bren Herrerra - Culture Kitchen
Chef Bren Herrerra is an award winning celebrity chef, based in Washington DC and the unofficial fourth member of the Black and Brown Podcast.  She comes through and tells us about her new dope show, Culture Kitchen.  If you don't know, now you know.  Check in a learn you something as she breaks bread and let's us know what's been going on.  Pour one up and vibe with us.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Follow Us: Instagram: @my_government_name_is @delvinj33 @agbk06 @brenherrerra
59:12
November 14, 2021
What's Cracking - Shipping Issues
What's Cracking - Shipping Issues
The Squad kicks off Season 5ive cracking bottles found on the hunt, while dealing with low product, at local ABC stores; we talk a few current events and weigh in on a beef that really should be chicken!  Where you at?  Crack one, and pour one up, as we start this off with the usual, but unusual bottle reviews.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Follow the Podcast @dablackandbrownpodcast Follow the Squad @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Twitter @dablackandbrown
45:00
November 07, 2021
Black and Brown - Slang Editorial
Black and Brown - Slang Editorial
In the premiere of this season, we let you know what's going down with some of the slang you occasionally hear on the podcast.  That's right, we're clearing up some things for those of you that have been lost over the past four seasons!  So pour one up, grab a pad and pen, it's not just for tasting notes anyway, sip your dram and listen along.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Follow the Podcast: @dablackandbrownpodcast Follow the fellas: @my_government_name_is @delvinj33 @agbk06
53:33
October 31, 2021
Black and Brown - Jackie Zykan, Master Taster from Old Forester
Black and Brown - Jackie Zykan, Master Taster from Old Forester
Jackie Zykan, Master Taster from Old Forester Distillery drops in for the final episode of Season 4 to talk bourbon, mash bills and as always hip-hop.  A bonafide bourbon-celeb (she doesn't like that btw) she's got her mind and palate on what's popping at "Old Fo'". We talk about Louisville, the industry, and find out which Old Forester bottle would be Ol' Dirty Bastard.  Plus, you don't want to miss what her actual Wu name is!  Pour one up and vibe with us as we drop this last joint.  Stay Black and keep it Brown Follow us: @dablackandbrownpodcast Follow JZ (see that...): @jackiezykan Follow the fellas: @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33
54:06
October 10, 2021
What's Cracking - Season 4 - Finale - BBR2
What's Cracking - Season 4 - Finale - BBR2
The fellas wrap the last What's Cracking with the OG's of the Black Bourbon Run; the second annual joint went off like clockwork.  Sixteen bourbon heads hit Louisville, enjoyed Spirits, Distillery tours and the Bar at Willett Family Distillery.  There were some major underground spots that you definitely need to know about.  Clock in and check out the episode.  It's a Black Bourbon Run vibe!  Stay Black and Keep it Brown! Follow the show: @dablackandbrownpodcast Follow the fellas: @delvinj33 @agbk06 @my_government_name_is Follow the OG's: @black.bourbon.maverick @qantgetright @swishagboh @rich_life9_99
01:55:42
October 03, 2021
Black and Brown - Will Price, Editor at Gear Patrol
Black and Brown - Will Price, Editor at Gear Patrol
Will Price is Gear Patrol’s home and drinks editor. Originally from ATL but living in Brooklyn. He’s interested in bourbon, house plants, cheap Japanese pens and cast-iron skillets!  He drops by the Podcast and chops it up with the fellas about bourbon, the industry, and what he gets on the ear when he drinks his preferred spirit.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast The fellas: @agbk06 @delvinj33 @my_government_name_is Will Price (writes about Bourbon) on Gear Patrol
01:00:59
September 26, 2021
What's Cracking - The Gifts Episode
What's Cracking - The Gifts Episode
The fellas are back with the usual bottle pops and fist ratings.  They drop opinions as a precursor to the Second Annual Black Bourbon Run in Louisville, KY, they talk about what they're cracking and what you should be cracking too.  You can find them in the Louisville streets next weekend, and if you do, say "Whaddup"!  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!   Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast @delvinj33 @agbk06 @my_government_name_is Organizer of the Back Bourbon Run: @black.bourbon.maverick
51:09
September 19, 2021
Black and Brown - CEO Mike Montgomery of Blue Run Spirits
Black and Brown - CEO Mike Montgomery of Blue Run Spirits
Mike Montgomery is Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Run Spirts who came into the bourbon industry from a diverse background that includes politics and advertising.  He drops in and chops it up with the fellas about his journey into bourbon and how an idea can spiral into a full blown monster.  Blue Run is poised as a new up and comer into the bourbon space and the fellas find out how they are looking at changing the landscape. Instagram: @dablackandbrownpodcast   Follow the fellas on Instagram: @delvinj33 @agbk06 @my_government_name_is Follow Blue Run on Instagram: @bluerunspirits
01:01:57
September 12, 2021
What's Cracking with Body More Bottles
What's Cracking with Body More Bottles
The fellas catch up with the mastermind behind the number one bottle show in Baltimore City, Body More Bottles, you can find and follow him on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter @bodymorebottles.  He talks bottles, bourbon and why he is the number one rated show, cause HE said so!!  In this rare occasion, he is the "Ichiro", and leads the team in the reviews, black fists and what they get on this weeks #bourbonsoundslike.  Get ya glasses and join them as they crack bottles.  Cheers. Follow the Squad on Instagram: @my_government_name_is @agbk06 @delvinj33 Tell a friend to tell a friend!!
48:10
September 05, 2021
Black and Brown - The Questions
Black and Brown - The Questions
In this episode, the fellas answer the questions....you know, the ones that keep popping up now that you’re all in on the bourbon game. Well on this show... just call them all Allen Iverson, because they got the answers. So sit back and chop it up with them as they answer, the QUESTIONS! Subscribe on Apple Podcast, Anchor, or Spotify Find them on Instagram: @delvinj33 @agbk06 @my_government_name_is Call and leave the show a voicemail, tell us what's poppin': (502) 383-9433
01:21:04
August 29, 2021
Black and Brown - What's Cracking - The Unicorns
Black and Brown - What's Cracking - The Unicorns
With the keys in hand, the fellas are officially welcomed to the now famous, "Bourbon Room (closet)", at the secret lair of The People's Choice.  And in good southern hospitable fashion, he rolled out three hard hitting bottles they crack open and talk about.  In an unscripted setting, they pour up Blue Run, 13-year-aged, straight Kentucky Bourbon whiskey, Weller C.Y.P.B. and Old Fitzgerald 8-year, yes, you read that correctly.  The fellas taste, review and give you a ride along to the ear.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown. Find them on Instagram: @delvinj33 @agbk06 @my_government_name_is
01:14:48
August 22, 2021
Black and Brown with Andrea Meriwether
Black and Brown with Andrea Meriwether
The fellas finally link with Andrea Meriwether, she is an experiential food and beverage curator, owner of BarFare Concepts and certified bourbon expert based in Louisville, KY.  Andrea stops by to talk Bourbon, Lifestyle and the proper way to make an Old Fashioned.  She also hits the fellas off with the intricate world of the "brown bag".  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
56:37
August 15, 2021
What's Cracking w The Whiskey Epicure
What's Cracking w The Whiskey Epicure
We chop it up with Patrick Lynch, founder of The Lake Norman Bourbon Club, who can be found on Instagram @the_whiskey_epicure, he tells us about his journey into whiskey; about the upcoming Thought Parlor Podcast with Jay Scott and Ryan Flowers, where they will discuss, business, economics, lifestyle and relationships, but NO sports!  We'll find out why on this edition of What's Cracking.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
53:48
August 08, 2021
Black and Brown - Hypothetically Speaking
Black and Brown - Hypothetically Speaking
The fellas are back after a break, with current events and what's going on after a cross country trip; a vacation at the beach and a major move.  They discuss The Heist: Pappygate and what they would potentially do, if it they could hit their top three distilleries for the profit.  Remember this is only theoretical and NOT actual facts!! Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:04:08
August 01, 2021
What's Cracking with Keith Barnes
What's Cracking with Keith Barnes
Keith Barnes, CEO and Owner of Bainbridge Organic Distillers stops by and chops it up with the guys as they discuss his craft organic distillery.  He also talks about his love of vintage whiskey and how he's paying homage to the style and production of vintage spirits.  The fellas crack his Bainbridge Whiskey Forty Saloon Bourbon, talk black fists, what they get on the ear, #bourbonsoundslike, and take advantage of a dope opportunity to talk about what they get on the palate with the "man", himself!  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown. Hit Apple Podcast, review and rate the Podcast.
01:22:20
July 18, 2021
Black and Brown - The Sleepers
Black and Brown - The Sleepers
Of course we all know and love all the allocated bottles but let's not forget about the joints that everyone's sleeping on, the hidden gems; the heavy darts, that hit on the low low, in this episode the guys give you an idea of some of the bottles you should be checking for and adding into your arsenal.  You might be surprised that you've seen them, but didn't give them a second glance.  Pour one up and vibe with them.   Also, head over to Instagram and wish the Silverback a Happy Birthday: @agbk06  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
58:30
July 11, 2021
What's Cracking - Season 4 - Bottle Crack 4.1
What's Cracking - Season 4 - Bottle Crack 4.1
The guys are back....and popping bottles for Season 4.  The Silverback comes through as the "Ichiro" and drops a review of Yellowstone Select Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a handpicked blend of 4- and 7-year-old bourbons; The Peoples Choice drops his review of Remus Repeal Reserve, a big time hitter from MGP, the supplier to the people.  And the plug drops in with his review of McKenzie, a wheated joint from Finger Lakes Distilling.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!
43:07
July 04, 2021
Black and Brown - Joe Dumars - The Microwave
Black and Brown - Joe Dumars - The Microwave
The guys are back for Season 4...the Joe Dumars Season. They kick it off by reflecting on what they wish they had known when they started their bourbon journey and drop a new segment where they let you know “what we not gon’ do”. Pour one up and vibe with them. Stay Black and keep it Brown!
55:39
June 27, 2021
Black and Brown - Sleepless in Seattle
Black and Brown - Sleepless in Seattle
The guys check in for a quick drop, Pre-Season 4, and discuss how barrel picking with the guys from Taste Select Repeat has given them a greater insight into the bourbon industry.  From the craft operation of Bainbridge Distillery on Bainbridge Island, Wa. to the well known, Woodinville Whiskey Company tasting facility in Woodinville, Wa., they pick barrels, learn tips and taste the interesting offerings the Northwest has to offer.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
38:06
June 13, 2021
Black & Brown - Woodinville and Chill - Finale Season 3
Black & Brown - Woodinville and Chill - Finale Season 3
This episode, the fellas build hype and anticipation for their upcoming Seattle trip and barrel picks in partnership with TSR. OJ Lima will join them for the discussion and share best practices that he’s learned in the barrel picking game.  OJ drops gems, gives tips on tasting... and what the fellas can expect hitting up a distillery for a barrel pick.  Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
01:18:32
May 30, 2021
What's Cracking - Season Finale w black.bourbon.maverick
What's Cracking - Season Finale w black.bourbon.maverick
Paul Holmes, known as black.bourbon.maverick is a bourbon enthusiast based in Orlando, Florida who documents his whiskey journey through photography.  He is co-owner of FHK Studios, a Promotional Advertising Company and supports his bourbon hobby by working as an Aerospace Engineer, he joins the fellas on the podcast finale to talk about some special bottles he's cracking and some future adventures he and his team are lining up.  Pour one up vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown
59:50
May 23, 2021
Black & Brown - Jeff Hill of OC Bottle Shop
Black & Brown - Jeff Hill of OC Bottle Shop
The OC Bottle Shop, based in Orange County, CA specializes in Whiskey, Tequila and Craft Beer and was founded by Jeff Hill during the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. The store is thriving and Jeff now also creates his own content on YouTube with the OC Bottle Shop Show.  He stops by the Black & Brown Virtual Studio to chop it up with the guys and talk about his inspiration and ideas for the future. Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
01:00:20
May 16, 2021
What's Cracking - Live from Paradise
What's Cracking - Live from Paradise
The fellas are back, cracking bottles and giving you the ratings they're known for, the black fists and what they get on the ear.  WH Stephens reviews Makers Mark 46; A Culbert gives up a review of an Island find, Woodford Reserve Distillers Select Rye Whiskey and D Joyce comes through with the heat on Old Pepper Distilleries Single Barrel Rye.  Pour one up and strap in.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
40:05
May 09, 2021
Black & Brown - Deal or No Deal
Black & Brown - Deal or No Deal
Join the fellas as they explore the Secondary Market and try to guide the listeners through the process of buying, spending and thriving, while trying to find and acquire those highly coveted bottles.  They also offer tips how to make safe and legal transactions.  Pour on up and come along with them.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
01:23:44
May 02, 2021
Black & Brown - What's Cracking
Black & Brown - What's Cracking
The fellas come through again and talk about bottle pops.  Bill gives you his review of the TSR Old Forester Single Barrel release and Delvin drops a bombshell and reviews Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star from Wu Tang Distillery or as the people say, Buffalo Trace.  And, finally, Ant comes through with a store pick review from Total Wine and More, a single barrel release from Clyde May's, the gurus of Alabama Style whiskey.  Pour one up and ride with the fellas as they drop knowledge.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
46:31
April 25, 2021
Black & Brown Draft - The War Room
Black & Brown Draft - The War Room
The guys drop an episode that serves as a guide to new bourbon drinkers looking to build their collections by letting them know which bottles they should grab first.  In honor of the upcoming NFL Draft they make their picks for Rounds 1 through 7, including Unrestricted Free Agents.  Pour one up and ride with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
56:13
April 18, 2021
What's Cracking w Hood Sommelier
What's Cracking w Hood Sommelier
The Hood Sommelier is a social media influencer with a goal of educating consumers on the World of Spirits. He has a presence over multiple platforms including Facebook and Youtube and has over 10K Instagram followers.  He comes through and chops it up with the fellas and discusses bottles, and what keeps him interested and fresh in the game.  Pour one up and ride with us.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:04:12
April 11, 2021
Black & Brown - Ether
Black & Brown - Ether
The fellas review bottles that didn’t live up to their expectations and they attribute a line from a dis track or battle rap lyric to their level of disappointment. Each cast member chose 3 bottles and 3 lyrics for each bottle.  Get ready to listen as they do rap, bottle, battles.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:04:13
April 04, 2021
Black & Brown - What's Cracking with that Rye
Black & Brown - What's Cracking with that Rye
The guys come back through popping bottles all across the US, from the West, and California, with Redwood Empire Monarch, to the East coast, and Baltimore's Sagamore Double Oak Rye, they round it out with New Riff Single Barrel Sour-mash Rye, pour one up, and listen along as they break down the nose, the palate and the ear.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!
36:22
March 28, 2021
Black & Brown - Ray Walker of Saint Cloud Bourbon
Black & Brown - Ray Walker of Saint Cloud Bourbon
Ray Walker founded Saint Cloud Bourbon after transitioning from the wine industry where he was the first African American to make wine in Europe as well as writing a New York Times Best Seller, The Road to Burgundy.  He comes through and chops it up with the guys and gives them the full rundown!  Cheers.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown!
01:10:12
March 21, 2021
What's Cracking with So_DramGood
What's Cracking with So_DramGood
The fellas welcome So_DramGood to the podcast to crack bottles and drop knowledge.  She is a whiskey enthusiast and Certified Bourbon Steward based in Virginia.  They sip drams and tell you what you might like to add to your selection, so, pour one up and listen along.  Stay Black and Keep it Brown.
41:22
March 14, 2021
Black & Brown - Da Black Story II
Black & Brown - Da Black Story II
Sequel to the Season 1 episode, Da Black Story, we feature Dr. Erin Wiggins Gilliam, Associate Professor of History at Kentucky State University.  She adds additional perspective on the role of African Americans in the development and history of the American whiskey industry.  Sit back, grab a dram, and go back in time with us, as we explore Da Black Story Part II.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:02:35
March 07, 2021
Black & Brown - We're back with What's Cracking
Black & Brown - We're back with What's Cracking
Yo, they're back, kicking off Season 3hree with The People's Choice's review of a single barrel store pick that he's giving you all the juice on; The Silverback goes on the hunt back into his own bourbon stash, and an oldie but tricky pour he had to revisit and da Plug, finally pops the cork on a bottle he's had for a minute, but never pulled the "plug" on!  The guys are back and ready to give you all the details on the bottles they're popping' and the ones you need to check out as well.  Pour one up and ride along.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!!  Cheers.
44:47
February 28, 2021
Black and Brown Thrones - Winter is Here
Black and Brown Thrones - Winter is Here
This is a debate show between W.H Stephens and the People’s Choice as fans of Game of Thrones, where we attempt to match Game of Thrones “houses” to bourbon distilleries. Conversation is moderated by da Plug as an objective non-fan. This will build on the excitement of the recent “House of the Dragon” announcement from HBO.  Let's get it!
01:18:28
February 21, 2021
Black & Brown - Fred Minnick - Season Finale
Black & Brown - Fred Minnick - Season Finale
The guys from Black and Brown welcome "da Palate", Fred Minnick to the show for the season finale.  Fred Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, bourbon curator and taster who has spent the last fifteen-years reviewing wine and spirits professionally.  He hosts The Fred Minnick Show Podcast, co-hosts The Bourbon Pursuit Podcast and has a modest 15,000 subscribers on YouTube.  He joins the guys and they talk bourbon, the industry, and at the time of this recording, a little Football. Pour one up and vibe with them.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!!
01:23:39
January 31, 2021
What's Cracking with Melinda Maddox
What's Cracking with Melinda Maddox
In this special edition of What’s Cracking, we crack bottles and make cocktails with Melinda Maddox. So if you’re tired of the same old whiskey cocktails and looking for something new to spice up your mixology game in 2021....pour up a dram and vibe with us as Melinda drops knowledge.  Melinda is Beverage Director and Lead Mixologist at the Reserve by Old Elk Distillery. Over her 20 year bartending career, she’s competed in several bartending competitions and even been featured in GQ magazine.
01:01:52
January 24, 2021
da 2020 Black and Brown Award Show
da 2020 Black and Brown Award Show
Join the fellas as they run down their 2020 awards for the best pours of the year : 1. Best Whiskey under $25 2. Best ultra-aged bourbon 3. Best flavored whiskey 4. Best finished whiskey 5. Best finished rye 6. Best super high-proof bourbon 7. Best wheated bourbon 8. Best straight rye 9. Best straight bourbon and finally: 10. Best Whiskey of the Year
01:22:53
January 17, 2021
What's Cracking!? New Year, New Bottles!
What's Cracking!? New Year, New Bottles!
Join the guys as they hit the new year with a fresh look at Garrison Brothers Hye Rye, Wild Turkey's Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel, a store pick by Austin Liquors from Southbridge, Ma., and Chicken Cock out of Paris, Kentucky.  We made it to 2021, thanks for the support and the ears.  Pour one up and vibe with us.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
35:30
January 10, 2021
Black and Brown - Dan Garrison of Garrison Brothers
Black and Brown - Dan Garrison of Garrison Brothers
Dan Garrison joins the guys from Black and Brown and talks about hanging out with Elmer T. Lee.  Based in Hye, Texas, Garrison Brothers Distillery holds the distinction of being the first legal Texas whiskey distillery.  They are a force in the bourbon industry with an enthusiastic following.  We talk barrels, bottles and how Garrison Brothers is moving towards the future of bourbon distilling.
50:58
January 03, 2021
What's Cracking with the Queen, Chef Bren Herrera
What's Cracking with the Queen, Chef Bren Herrera
Celebrity Chef, Bren Herrera makes her return to Black & Brown to let us know what’s she’s cracking and to assume her role as the honorary 4th member of the crew.  The People's Choice gives us a review of Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye, The Silverback breaks down Rebel Yell Distillers Collection and works on a new call sign, while da Plug give you a rundown on the Taconic Double Barrel Bourbon Whiskey with Maple Syrup. As always, settle in and listen along.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:03:08
December 27, 2020
Black and Brown - Marianne Eaves on what's going on and what's next!
Black and Brown - Marianne Eaves on what's going on and what's next!
Marianne Eaves is Kentucky’s first female Master Distiller. She’s already had an illustrious career that started at Brown- Forman and has evolved into several endeavors of the whiskey world including most recently her own consulting service and the Sweetens Cove project.  She joins the fellas from Black and Brown and explains, wood species, and how many white oaks it takes to make a bourbon barrel. Pour one up and settle in.  Cheers.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:05:43
December 20, 2020
What's Cracking - A TSR Single Barrel breakdown
What's Cracking - A TSR Single Barrel breakdown
Join the guys as they take an unbiased view of  single barrel picks from Taste Select Repeat.  The Silverback reviews a TSR New Riff single barrel and compares it against a single barrel from Westport Whiskey & Wine, based in Louisville, KY; The People's Choice calls an audible and gives us a review of Old Carter as he goes from mo' money to mo' proof and da Plug gives us a review of the Hillrock Estate Distilleries, TSR Cask 2 - Double Cask Rye Whiskey selection.  Vibe with them as they sample two offerings hand selected by OJ Lima and Pierre Auguste, available for purchase at their website: Tasteselectrepeat.com Stay Black and keep it Brown!
49:44
December 13, 2020
Black and Brown - Taste Select Repeat, and why their barrel picks are like the hottest, in demand, Mixtapes!!
Black and Brown - Taste Select Repeat, and why their barrel picks are like the hottest, in demand, Mixtapes!!
Based in NYC, TSR is a modern liquor store/club specializing in single barrel whiskey picks by collaborating with distillers to deliver limited edition spirits. TSR was founded by media veteran OJ Lima and Photographer Pierre Auguste and they serve a diverse membership with a large social footprint.  They join the guys from Black and Brown and give a little insight into their secret sauce for collaboration and how their barrel picks are, in our opinion, some of the hottest in the industry.  Pour one up and vibe with us.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:46:05
December 06, 2020
Whats Cracking - Angel's Envy Finished Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Old Elk Wheated Bourbon
Whats Cracking - Angel's Envy Finished Rye, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Old Elk Wheated Bourbon
The fellas are back with a What's cracking after having guests on for the premiere segment and The Plug is reviewing a group favorite, Angel's Envy Finished Rye while The People's Choice tells us why Elijah Craig Barrel Proof may be giving Stagg Jr. a run for it's money. The Silverback follows up our Distillery interview by giving you the 411 on Old Elks' Wheated Bourbon and why he thinks it is going to be a monster in the future.  Join the guys as they review the bottles you need to be poppin'.    Stay Black and keep it Brown!  Cheers. 
48:05
November 29, 2020
Black and Brown - Old Elk Distillery
Black and Brown - Old Elk Distillery
Old Elk Distillery, based in Fort Collins, Colorado has a diverse portfolio of spirits including a premium whiskey brand and was named Colorado Distillery of the Year in 2016 and 2017.  Master Distiller Greg Metze and CEO Luis Gonzalez join the guys from Black and Brown for a candid discussion about their brand.
01:00:28
November 22, 2020
What's Cracking, the Guest Episode
What's Cracking, the Guest Episode
With our first What's Cracking of what we're calling our "second season", we welcome a few listeners of Black and Brown to flip the script and tell us what they're cracking, @jowthe3rd, @chokolate_gyrl, @da_illest_villain and @mikelacy drop in to the virtual round table and tell us about the bottles they popped, what they nosed, the palate and of course what the Bourbon has on the ear, #bourbonsoundslike.  Pour one up and give us a listen, stay Black and keep it Brown.
01:12:06
November 15, 2020
Black and Brown - 10 Whiskey Commandments
Black and Brown - 10 Whiskey Commandments
We’ve been in this game for years, it’s turned us into animals, there’s rules to this here...we wrote you a manual. A step by step booklet for you to get your game on track, not your wig pushed back. That’s right, in this episode, we give you the 10 whiskey commandments. You might want to pull out a pen and pad and take notes so you don’t get caught slipping!  Whiskey is meant to be shared and enjoyed however you choose. But In the spirit of Biggie’s 10 Crack Commandments, we provide a guide for our listeners for how to properly engage with the brown.
34:05
November 08, 2020
Black and Brown - The Return of Da Fellas
Black and Brown - The Return of Da Fellas
In the final episode of Season 1, we take you back to the genesis of this podcast...our trip to Kentucky back in March. We’re joined by 2 other members of our so-called “Mob” who were there with us from the beginning and they help us give you some insight into what makes a successful trip to the land of the brown.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
55:50
October 25, 2020
What's Cracking - Wild Turkey - Master's Keep 17 Year Bottled-In-Bond
What's Cracking - Wild Turkey - Master's Keep 17 Year Bottled-In-Bond
The guys from Black and Brown take a look at Master's Keep, a bourbon, at 17 years-old, hand-selected by Master Distiller Eddie Russell for its perfectly balanced flavor, Master’s Keep is the longest-aged whiskey released by Wild Turkey in the United States.  Only the second bottled-in-bond release from Wild Turkey, the guys weigh in on the flavor and give you their black fist ratings for this 100 proof entry.  Pour one up and listen along.  Stay Black and keep it Brown!
36:31
October 18, 2020
Black and Brown - da Black Story
Black and Brown - da Black Story
Throughout history, African Americans have been instrumental in the production of American whiskey although a lot of their stories have been forgotten and never told. With the recent emergence of the Uncle Nearest Brand, there’s a renewed interest in the contributions of African Americans to the whiskey industry.  Join the Guys as they dive into what they found looking for da Black Story in Bourbon.  W.H. Stephens gives us the run down.  Let's get it.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
42:06
October 11, 2020
What's Cracking - Buffalo Trace Kosher Wheat, Stagg Jr. and Fighting Cock
What's Cracking - Buffalo Trace Kosher Wheat, Stagg Jr. and Fighting Cock
In this episode the guys continue their bye-week schedule of short bottle reviews.  W.H. Stephens breaks down Buffalo Trace Kosher Wheat and tells you why he is about to blow up the rating scale; D. Joyce hits you with his review of Stagg Jr., don't trip. and A. Culbert gives you his take on Fighting Cock out of Heaven Hill Distillery, don't let the name fool you, it's a mouthful too!  Settle in and enjoy.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
28:07
October 04, 2020
Black and Brown - The Duke and Dame Story
Black and Brown - The Duke and Dame Story
Chima Burey and Amani Macaulay founded B&M Craft Spirits after developing an idea for a Salted Caramel flavored whiskey while at dinner with friends.  They are currently distributed through Total Wine and ABC stores in Florida, Michigan and New York.  For ordering info, check their website and social media information.  Follow them, as we have!  The guys from Black and Brown were lucky to have them both on to talk about their spirit and just interact with the brains behind this award winning flavored whiskey.
42:14
September 27, 2020
What's Cracking JTS Brown, Makers Mark and Peerless Bourbon
What's Cracking JTS Brown, Makers Mark and Peerless Bourbon
In this episode the guys continue their bye-week schedule of short bottle reviews.  W.H. Stephens breaks down JTS Brown and tells you why it's the best price point bourbon for the party; D. Joyce hits you with his rediscovery of Makers Mark and A. Culbert gives you his take on Peerless Bourbon, a lucky unicorn find.  Sit back and listen.  Stay Black and keep it Brown.
29:55
September 20, 2020
Black and Brown - A Whiskey For Every Occasion
Black and Brown - A Whiskey For Every Occasion
Now that we have created this podcast, people see us as a resource for helping them to select bourbons.  Since the most common question is what to buy for what occasion, this episode will serve as a guide, but using classic black movies to describe the occasions.  Cheers.
01:10:26
September 13, 2020
What's Crackin da Bottles Episode
What's Crackin da Bottles Episode
Join the Fellas of Black and Brown as they bring you an off week episode and talk about the bottles they're currently cracking.  The People's Choice, The Silverback and Da Plug crack open the current favorite of the week.  Grab your bottle and listen along or download it and play it when you can enjoy a pour.  Cheers.
19:10
September 06, 2020
Black and Brown - The Hunt
Black and Brown - The Hunt
In this Episode, the guys answer the age-old question: “Is the hunt sweeter than the kill”? If you’ve been in the bourbon game for a minute, you know what we’re talking about.  Trying to find those unicorns. But what do you do when you finally find them? Drink it? Save it for a special occasion? What happens when the juice isn’t worth the squeeze? We tackle that and more in Episode 4.
52:08
August 30, 2020
Black and Brown - Chef Bren Herrera talks Bourbon and Food
Black and Brown - Chef Bren Herrera talks Bourbon and Food
In our first guest episode, The Guys from Black and Brown welcome Celebrity Chef Bren Herrera to the Podcast to talk about Bourbon and Food.    We spend an exhilarating time talking recipes, bourbon and living a responsible life.  You can find her on all Social Media platforms under Bren Herrera.
46:13
August 16, 2020
Black and Brown - How Covid19 Has Affected Our Drinking Habits
Black and Brown - How Covid19 Has Affected Our Drinking Habits
The guys are back, and in Episode 002 they talk about how Covid19 has affected their drinking habits; the bottles they're drinking, what bottles are being saved and why.  They also deal with added challenges operating from separate locations and the technological hurdles that presents. Sit back and listen along.  Keep it Black and Brown!!  Cheers.
39:26
August 02, 2020
Black and Brown - Why we think Buffalo Trace Distillery is the Wu Tang Clan of the Bourbon World
Black and Brown - Why we think Buffalo Trace Distillery is the Wu Tang Clan of the Bourbon World
In our initial podcast we take an unscripted look at Buffalo Trace Distillery; break the ice on a new Podcast space and have some general discussion about our jump into the podcasting arena.  We hope to offer a little insight into why we drink bourbon and why you should too.
45:60
July 19, 2020
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July 18, 2020