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The Bourbon Library

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

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AH 18: Larry's Blind Test #2

The Bourbon Library

AH 18: Larry's Blind Test #2

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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
TBL 44: 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
TBL 43: 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
TBL 42: 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 8, 2021
TBL 41: 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 1, 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
TBL 40: 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
TBL 39: 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
TBL 38: 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
TBL 37: 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 4, 2021
TBL 36: 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
TBL 35: 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
TBL 34: 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 9, 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 6, 2021
TBL 33: 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
After Hours 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
TBL 32: 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
After Hours 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
TBL 31: 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
After Hours 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 9, 2021
TBL 30: Chatting 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 5, 2021
After Hours 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 2, 2021
TBL 29: 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
TBL 28: 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 7, 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 4, 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 9, 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 4, 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 6, 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 8, 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 4, 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 1, 2021
TBL 14: 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 9, 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
The Bourbon Library 10: 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
The Bourbon Library 08: 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 8, 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 1, 2020
The Bourbon Library 06: 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
TBL 05: Bottled In Bond
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 1, 2020
TBL 04: Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whiskey
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 4. 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 Old Forester 1910. 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
18:46
May 16, 2020
TBL 03: 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 IG: @thebourbonlibrarypod Like Us on Facebook: @TheBourbonLibrary Visit Us: www.thebalasbrothers.com Reach out: thebourbonlibrarypod@gmail.com Ryan: ryan@thebalasbrothers.com Alec: alec@thebalasbrothers
14:10
May 1, 2020
The Bourbon Library 02: Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 2. 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 Blanton's. 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
14:39
April 24, 2020
TBL 01: A Love Of Bourbon Grows
Welcome to "The Bourbon Library" episode 1. 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 Elijah Craig. 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
17:57
April 17, 2020