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The Bourbon Library

By The Balas Brothers
The Balas Brothers connect memories from their life with a different bourbon each episode. To drink is to live!

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AH 14: Old Tub

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Making Highballs with Fistful Of Terry
In this episode, we talk with brand ambassador and expert mixologist Terry Bohlinger of Fistful of Bourbon. Terry talks about his bartending career, how to make the best highball, and what excites him about the future of the whiskey industry.  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
36:09
July 04, 2022
We Tasted a Dusty 15 Year Jim Beam From 1967
In this week's After Hours, we are joined by our buddy Craig who shared a dusty 15-year-old Jim Beam from 1967. You won't believe what happens when we try it. To Drink Is To Live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:48
June 24, 2022
How Whiskey Changed My Life
In this episode, Alec tells the story of how whiskey changed his life, creating a deeper and more fruitful connection with his family.  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com  Review the show on Apple Podcasts.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
10:49
June 15, 2022
Little Book Chapter 5: The Invitation
In this week's After Hours, we sip on Little Book Chapter 5 from Jim Beam. Join us! Little Book Chapter 5: The Invitation Little Book® Chapter 5, “The Invitation,” is the fifth chapter in the Little Book Whiskey series. The Invitation offers a chance for any curious whiskey drinker to expand their palette - both seasoned connoisseurs and newcomers alike. The name of this year’s chapter offers fans of American whiskey an opportunity to experience liquid that I personally had a hand in creating and blending and showcases the innovation of Little Book chapters over the last five years.  - Freddie Noe Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
13:09
June 10, 2022
Empire Rye Whiskey Flight with Dad
In this week's episode, we sip on the entire lineup of Empire Rye style whiskeys from the original six Empire Rye Association founders + Van Brunt Whiskey, with our Dad as the special guest. Grab a glass and join us!  LINEUP: Empire Rye Whiskey - Black Button Ragtime Rye - NY Distilling Do The Rye Thing - Hudson Whiskey Empire Rye - Van Brunt Still House Empire Rye - Kings County Single Barrel - McKenzie - Finger Lakes Distilling Single Barrel - Coppersea Distilling Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
27:57
June 07, 2022
Bonticou Crag Bottled-in-Bond Rye Malt Whiskey
In this week's After Hours, we sip on a BONTICOU CRAG BOTTLED-IN-BOND RYE MALT WHISKY from Coppersea Distillery. Join us! LIMITED RELEASE OF COPPERSEA’S 100% RYE MALT WHISKY The Bottled-in-Bond release of the Bonticou Crag fulfills our mission of creating spirits of historic significance. The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was one of the first consumer protection laws in the United States, and mandates (among other things) that the whisky be made, aged, and bottled by the distillery on the label. We floor malt the rye in our own malt house in the traditional manner, hand-raking daily to ensure proper aeration in the sprouting grain and then lightly kiln-toasting to dry and preserve. As with all Coppersea spirits, the 100% malted rye is fermented in open-top fermenters and distilled twice in direct-fired alembic stills, which imparts a richer flavor. Our low-barrel proof of 105 really shines in the Bottled-in-Bond expression, which is bottled at almost barrel strength and receives only a dash of water to bottle proof. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:40
June 03, 2022
The Most Unique Whiskey We've Ever Had
In this week's After Hours, we sip on Big Angus Green Malt Whiskey from Coppersea Distillery. Join us! All About Angus Green Malt Whiskey (from Coppersea): 100% Hudson Valley barley, malted on our malt floor, mashed while still green and without kilning.  THE RAREST EXPRESSION OF AN ANCIENT WHISKY STYLE Big Angus Green Malt honors our founding Master Distiller, Angus McDonald. We make this unique spirit from 100% un-kilned, sprouting green barley malt fresh off our malt floor. This style of whisky-making evolved in the days when Scotsmen could be killed for illegal distilling, and the need to avoid the malt-drying peat smoke that alerted the Crown’s tax authorities was absolute. We floor-malt the barley in our own malt house in the traditional manner, hand-raking daily to ensure proper aeration in the sprouting grain. Then, at the moment when we would normally kiln-dry the malt to preserve it for later use as necessary, we mash directly with that green, germinating malt. As with all Coppersea spirits, the 100% green malted barley is fermented in open-top fermenters and distilled twice in direct-fired alembic stills, imparting a richer flavor, and then barrel at low proof of 105. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:48
May 27, 2022
Surprise Bottle Night
In this episode, the fellas all bring a surprise bottle and make each other guess what they have and why...Kyle has a CRAZY story about how he got his very special bottle. MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:24
May 24, 2022
Coppersea Empire Rye
In this week's After Hours, we sip on an empire rye whiskey from Coppersea Distillery. Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:58
May 20, 2022
Kings County Empire Rye Whiskey
In this week's After Hours, we sip on an empire rye whiskey from Kings County Distillery. Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
15:40
May 13, 2022
$100 Bourbons Debate
What bottles of bourbon would you spend $100 on? That's the question we ask this episode and the debate gets deep, detailed, and at times a little fiery. Listen now for what the fellas decided to drink and why. MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
28:45
May 09, 2022
Basil Hayden Dark Rye
Basil Hayden Dark Rye is a subtle exploration of blending, a perfect introduction to wine drinkers, and one way to look back...This week's After Hours comes as a solo tasting, when Ryan finds himself deep in northern Wisconsin in a cabin, waxing poetic about the fortified good times. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
16:28
May 06, 2022
Pot Still Whiskey Distilled From Barley and Oat Mash
In this week's After Hours, we talk about the Pot Still Whiskey from Brian McKenzie at Finger Lakes Distilling. It's distilled from a barley and oat mash that gives it a creamy mouth feel. Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
10:55
April 29, 2022
Angels Envy
In this episode, the boys sip Angels Envy, find a Reddit thread with a direct source, and debate whiskey finishes.  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com  Review the show on Apple Podcasts.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
16:19
April 26, 2022
Eagle Rare VS Buffalo Trace
In this week's After Hours, we take on the great debate: Eagle Rare VS Buffalo Trace. Who will win!? Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
13:13
April 22, 2022
Thoughts On Four Grain Bourbon
In this episode, the boys sip Four Grain Bourbon, do blending experiments, and share stories about Alec.  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:05
April 11, 2022
Early Times With Grandpa B
In this episode, the boys are joined by the OG... Original Grandpa. They sip Early Times and talk about old times, World War 2, and Ukraine. MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:08
April 01, 2022
Ryan Goes Cold Turkey
In this week's After Hours, we talk about Ryan's recent break from alcohol and our trip to Lousiville where we interviewed Head Distiller Nicole Austin of Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. for our upcoming documentary about Empire Rye Whiskey. Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:55
March 28, 2022
AH 30: 7UP Vs. Root Beer
In this week's After Hours, we sit with our niece and nephew for the ultimate faceoff, 7UP VS. Root Beer. We taste, review, and even mix the two to find out which soda is better. Join us! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
13:15
March 18, 2022
Basil Hayden
In this episode, Alec remembers one of his best birthdays as a kid and the group tries a bourbon that debuted in the year 1992. MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
14:39
March 14, 2022
AH 29: There is Something in the Water
In this week's After Hours, Ryan is speaking again with filmmaker and friend Brian "Georgie" Randles. They question the magical powers of place and time while sipping on Willet Straight Rye. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:09
March 11, 2022
AH 28: Old Forester Statesman
In this special episode of After Hours, Ryan drinks Old Forester Statesman with his good friend and filmmaker Brian Randles in Los Angeles. They talk about Adding lemon to your bourbon and Brian’s desire to explore his Kentuckian grandfather's life through a documentary. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
26:39
March 04, 2022
The Hunt for a Stagg Party
In this episode, Ryan reminds us that he wasn't a very good boy scout and the gang gets into a heated debate about George T. Stagg MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:02
February 28, 2022
AH 27: McKenzie Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try McKenzie Single Barrel Rye from Finger Lakes Distilling. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:33
February 25, 2022
AH 26: Bardstown Fusion Series
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Bardstown Fusion Series from Bardstown Bourbon Company. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:32
February 18, 2022
The Accusations Against Bulleit
In this episode, we discuss the complicated relationship between a bourbon and its brand and the accusations against Bulleit, that unjustly made the once "first lady of bourbon" a pariah in her namesake's business. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors. MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:56
February 14, 2022
AH 25: Fort Hamilton Rye Whiskey
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Fort Hamilton Rye Whiskey from Fort Hamilton Distillery in Brooklyn, NY. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
16:08
February 11, 2022
AH 24: Van Brunt Stillhouse Empire Rye Whiskey
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Empire Rye Whiskey From Van Brunt Stillhouse in Brooklyn, NY. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:55
February 04, 2022
Does Big Whiskey Actually Make Better Bourbon?
The group is split on one of their favorite bargain bourbons...Very Old Barton. In this episode, we discuss how sazerac owns A LOT of brands and how for bourbon...it's actually a pretty damn tasty enterprise. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
31:29
February 01, 2022
AH 23: Single Barrel Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Casks
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Single Barrel Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Casks from Black Button Distilling. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
16:44
January 28, 2022
AH 22: Ragtime Rye
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Ragtime Rye from NY Distilling Co. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:31
January 21, 2022
Favorite Bourbons Of 2021
In this episode, we name our favorite bourbons from 2021, Kyle strikes out, and we look ahead to all the great bourbons in 2022. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
31:08
January 17, 2022
AH 21: Colkegan American Single Malt
Each Week On After Hours, Ryan and I sit down to explore further into the wide world of whiskey by tasting and reviewing whiskies without the limits of our featured bottle being bourbon. I hope you join us in this journey to challenge and expand our whiskey knowledge. This week we try Colkegan American Single Malt Whiskey from Sante Fe, New Mexico. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:16
January 14, 2022
Drinking Exceptional Whisky at Kyle's House
In our first episode 0f 2022, we drink together in Kyles Home Bar. Sipping from two different Blantons bottles, a single barrel EH Taylor, Weller Full Proof, and MORE...We discuss whether or not it's worth collecting some percentage of your special bottles as a future legacy. To drink is to live!  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com  Review the show on Apple Podcasts.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
37:01
January 11, 2022
AH 20: The X Series
In this episode, Ryan and Alec taste and discuss the experimental "X Series" from Brendan O'Rourke at Hudson Whiskey. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:54
January 07, 2022
Oh Well, It's Thanksgiving
In this very special episode, Ryan and Alec are joined by their Dad and taste test four expressions from the Weller lineup. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:27
November 25, 2021
Does Big Money Equal Great Bourbon?
In this week's episode, we drink and discuss New Riff Bourbon while pondering how long is too long and how much is TOO much. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
28:09
November 22, 2021
AH 19: Larry's Blind Test #3
In this episode, Ryan and Alec blind taste test the final four samples from our friend Larry. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:05
November 19, 2021
What's Your Deepest Fear?
In this week's episode, we discuss our deepest fears and fatherhood while drinking Smoke Wagon Bourbon. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
40:56
November 15, 2021
AH 18: Larry's Blind Test #2
In this episode, Ryan and Alec blind taste test four more samples from our friend Larry. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:31
November 12, 2021
Is Whiskey Better When Aged At Sea?
In this week's episode, we discuss if whiskey is better when aged at sea while drinking Jefferson's Bourbon. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
27:15
November 08, 2021
If It Looks Like Wine
In this week's episode, we discuss Noah's Mill while Ryan explores the art of blending. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
22:60
November 01, 2021
AH 17: Larry's Blind Test #1
In this episode, Ryan and Alec blind taste test four samples from our friend Larry. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
25:09
October 29, 2021
The Man That Gave Us Double Oaked
In this episode, we have a conversation with whiskey legend Chris Morris from Woodford Reserve. We talked about coming out of the whiskey depression, creating double oaked, and Chris' journey to Master Distiller. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live!  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com  Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com
33:11
October 25, 2021
AH 16: E.H. Taylor
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit E.H. Taylor from Buffalo Trace Distillery. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com Sponsorships: on for this episode
20:04
October 22, 2021
Does Good Beer Make Good Whiskey?
In this episode, we have a conversation with Marko Karakasevic from Charbay Distillery. We talked about making whiskey from beer and how Marko became a 13th generation Master Distiller. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live!  MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com  Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com
28:16
October 18, 2021
Hudson Whiskey With Brendan O'Rourke
In this episode, we have an in-depth conversation with Site Lead and Chief Distiller Brendan O'Rourke of Hudson Whiskey. We talked about New York whiskey and Hudson Whisky's new four-grain offering 'Four Part Harmony'. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
33:14
October 11, 2021
Campin' Whiskey
In this week's episode, we discuss the difference between a distillery and a bottling factory while Ryan explores why Dickel is the best whiskey for camping. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:10
October 04, 2021
Committing Larceny
In this week's episode, we drink Larceny Bourbon while discussing the history of John E. Fitzgerald and the times we may have POTENTIALLY committed larceny.  To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
26:43
August 23, 2021
Everything's Better in Michigan
In this week's episode, we drink Coppercraft Distillery Straight Bourbon while discussing the best moving advice Ryan ever received and the time Alec accidentally knocked Devon's skull with an old wooden baseball bat. We dive deep into the Coppercraft experience and Ryan comes up with a genius marketing concept. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
30:29
August 16, 2021
Worth The Wait with Kyle Merklein
In this episode, we have an in-depth conversation with Master Distiller Kyle Merklein of Holladay Distillery. We talked about the art and science of whiskey making and why it's all worth the wait. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
25:45
August 09, 2021
Brothers-in-Bonding - Community
On this episode of Brothers-in-Bonding, the guys sip a Mississippi Bourbon and discuss creativity and community. To Drink Is To Live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
36:27
August 06, 2021
Life of a Tree with Caleb Kilburn
In this episode, we have an in-depth conversation with Master Distiller Caleb Kilburn of Peerless Distilling Company about how the life of a tree has a serious impact on the flavor of the whiskey. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
33:47
July 27, 2021
AH 15: Smooth Ambler
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Contradiction from Smooth Ambler. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
20:40
July 23, 2021
Savoring Bourbon
In this week's episode, we pause and try to savor the moment with Evan Williams. We ask life's biggest questions like, Is Jack Daniels bourbon? And does whiskey age in the bottle? I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
24:01
July 19, 2021
AH 14: Old Tub
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Old Tub from Jim Beam. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:35
July 16, 2021
For The Love of Buffalo Trace
In this week's episode, we dive into the glory of Buffalo Trace Distillery by sipping its namesake, Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon. We remember our trips there, the excitement of walking the grounds, of course, our run-ins with Freddie Johnson. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
34:33
July 12, 2021
AH 13: Hillrock Distillery
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we enjoy a Hillrock tasting. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
23:10
July 09, 2021
Legacy With Whiskey Legend Greg Metze
In this week's episode, we talk to the whiskey legend Greg Metze from Old Elk. He tells us about how he got started in whiskey, how much whiskey he's made, and his legacy with Old Elk. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
27:30
July 05, 2021
AH 12: Russells
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we drink Russells. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:07
July 02, 2021
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
 In this week's episode, we discuss living legends while sipping Old Elk. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
23:26
June 28, 2021
After Hours 11: Knob Creek
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Knob Creek. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
16:52
June 25, 2021
Meet The Beam Brothers You Don't Know
In this week's episode, meet the Beam brothers you don't know, who are responsible for Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:12
June 21, 2021
After Hours 10: Four Roses Single Barrel
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Four Roses Single Barrel. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
12:53
June 18, 2021
Brothers-in-Bonding - Birthday Bourbon
On this episode of Brothers-in-Bonding, the guys sip two mystery bourbons and a birthday bourbon as they talk about aging and time. To Drink Is To Live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
36:16
June 16, 2021
TBL 27: King of the Bootleggers
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 27. Get to know the king of the bootleggers, George Remus. To drink is to live!  Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
28:46
June 14, 2021
After Hours 09: Fistful of Bourbon
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Fistful Of Bourbon. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Twitter: @LibraryBourbon Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
13:00
June 11, 2021
TBL 26: Wheated Flight 26
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 26. In this VERY SPECIAL episode, the guys take a flight to space where they get to experience some of the best wheated bourbons in the universe. To drink is to live! Are you loving the show? If so, please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback will be invaluable in helping more listeners discover what we're doing here at The Bourbon Library. Thank You!! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:34
June 07, 2021
After Hours 08: Rocktown Distillery
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we try Rocktown for the first time. To drink is to live! Rocktown: https://www.rocktowndistillery.com/ @Shotsauceshow Shot Sauce Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6On7U45JSv4 Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
22:44
June 04, 2021
TBL 25: The Sweet Spot
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 25. Once again from the real "Bourbon Library", the guys drink a huge 12-year flight. To drink is to live! Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
37:36
May 31, 2021
After Hours 07: Eagle Rare
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Eagle Rare. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
24:01
May 28, 2021
TBL 24: Creativity with Paul Hletko
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 24. In this episode we talk to Paul Hletko, he remembers his first batch of FEW whiskey, talks about the creative approach to distilling and we consider if FEW can out rock n roll Jack Daniels. To drink is to live! Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
22:44
May 24, 2021
After Hours 06: 1792 Aged 12 Years
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit 1792. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:29
May 21, 2021
TBL 23: To Infinity & Beyond
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 23. At long last, the boys return home and surprise their mother on her birthday, sharing an infinity bottle in the REAL bourbon library. To drink is to live! Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
26:40
May 17, 2021
TBL 22: Grandma's Cocktail w/ Urban Bourbonist
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 22. In this episode, we speak with Chris from @urbanbourbonist. He shares his earliest whiskey memory, the moment that launched him into his whiskey journey, and gives us tasting notes on Uncle Nearest 1856. To drink is to live!  Find Chris on IG @urbanbourbonist and @sundaynightfights  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
22:24
May 09, 2021
After Hours 05: Old Grand-Dad
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit OGD. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
14:56
May 04, 2021
TBL 21: Flavor Memory Lane
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 20. In this episode, we dive into flavor memory while sipping Woodford Reserve. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
23:14
April 13, 2021
TBL 20: Oprah & Popcorn
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 20. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar, The Bourbon Library is a show where we dive into a different bourbon each episode, discussing family, friendship, and of course bourbon. To drink is to live!  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
21:58
April 06, 2021
TBL 19: The Time Traveler
In this week's episode, we travel back in time with our friend Brian while sipping on Willet Pot Still Reserve. He tells us about growing up in Kentucky and playing soccer. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod  Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com  Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
29:12
March 29, 2021
After Hours 04: Old Forester
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Old Forester. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
14:29
March 26, 2021
TBL 18: Kentucky Colonel
In this episode, we drink Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. while discussing the history of OFC Distillery, the different expressions from E.H. Taylor, and what it means to be a Kentucky Colonel. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:31
March 22, 2021
After Hours 03: Michters US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Michter's. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
19:50
March 18, 2021
TBL 17: Visiting Jack
In this episode, we drink Jack Daniels while discussing its history, Uncle Nearest, and the classic campfire whiskey. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
26:45
March 15, 2021
After Hours 02: Blanton's Original Single Barrel
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Blanton's Original Single Barrel. To drink is to live! Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:45
March 11, 2021
TBL 16: Sunday Breakfast
In this week's episode, we drink Makers Mark while discussing Sunday breakfasts and the lineage of one of the most consistent whiskies on earth. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
22:38
March 08, 2021
After Hours 01: Elijah Craig
On this podcast, Ryan and Alec reflect back on past episodes, give the bourbon another taste, and explore a little deeper into the family dynamic. In this episode, we revisit Elijah Craig. To drink is to live! IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Facebook: @thebourbonlibrary
18:23
March 04, 2021
TBL 15: Caramel Apple Pops
In this week's episode, we look back at the candy Old Tub made us think of and Jim Beam's legacy. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Please consider giving us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
21:12
March 01, 2021
Find A Bourbon That Speaks To You
The Balas Brothers connect memories from their life with a different bourbon each week. We drink Smooth Ambler and Alec realizes he's in love with Contradiction. To drink is to live!  Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
25:54
February 19, 2021
TBL 13: Wild Turkey
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 13. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar, The Bourbon Library is a show where we dive into a different bourbon each episode, discussing family, friendship, and of course bourbon. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
19:53
February 10, 2021
The Bourbon Library TRAILER
Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar, The Bourbon Library is a show where we dive into a different bourbon each episode, discussing family, friendship, and bourbon. To drink is to live!
00:25
February 09, 2021
TBL 12: Four Roses
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 12. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we sip 4 Roses. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
14:16
January 28, 2021
TBL 11: Fistful of Bourbon
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 11. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we sip Fistful of Bourbon. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live!  Follow us: @thebalasbrothers  Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com  Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com  Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
15:50
January 21, 2021
Knob Creek
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 10. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we sip Knob Creek. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
16:35
December 21, 2020
The Bourbon Library 09: Henry Mckenna Single Barrel
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 9. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we sip McKenna Single Barrel. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
17:31
December 14, 2020
Three Boys
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 8. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we tackle Three Boys. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
11:47
October 08, 2020
The Bourbon Library 07: Eagle Rare
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 7. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we tackle Eagle Rare. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
18:59
October 01, 2020
1792
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 6. Named after our dad's bourbon collection and bar we gather on the phone with our brother Devon, our Uncle Timmy, and our dad to dive into a different bourbon each episode. In this episode, we tackle 1792. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
18:53
June 30, 2020
Bottled In Bond With Old Grand-Dad
In this episode, we tackle one of the 'Olds', Old Grand-Dad Bottled In Bond. We hope you drink along. To drink is to live! Follow us: @thebalasbrothers Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: hello@thebalasbrothers.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
27:48
June 01, 2020
The Perfect Christmas Whiskey Gift
In this episode, we sip Old Forester Old Fine Whiskey, discuss how Christmas got easier when buying for our Dad. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
18:46
May 16, 2020
A Brief History & Sour Mash
In this week's episode, we give you a brief history of Michters US 1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon. We find out what small batch means and give the details on sour mash. I hope you join us. To Drink Is To Live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
14:10
May 01, 2020
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
In this episode, we drink Blanton's, discuss its history and the iconic Buffalo Trace Distillery. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
14:39
April 24, 2020
A Love Of Bourbon Grows
In this episode, we discuss Three Boys Distillery and our growing passion for bourbon. To drink is to live! MERCH: the-bourbon-library.creator-spring.com Review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers.com
17:57
April 17, 2020