World’s Leading Bourbon Authority Fred Minnick Launches “Fred’s 5 Notes” Bi-Weekly Curated List Includes Interviews From The Fred Minnick Show Podcast, & Insider Insights From Bourbon & Spirits World

This Week Includes Conversations & Tastings With
NFL Star Ndamukong Suh & Country Superstar Lee Brice,
Tasting Matthew McConaughey’s New Collaboration With Wild Turkey &
A Talk With Country Singer / Activist IMAJ About Racism In America
There’s more for fans of The Fred Minnick Show to sip on with the launch of “Fred’s 5 Notes.” This bi-weekly list is exclusively curated by Minnick–the Wall Street Journal-bestselling author, television personality and world’s leading bourbon authority–and will act as a roundup of the latest news from the spirits world. Each new edition will include highlights from his popular podcast The Fred Minnick Show, insider insights and tips from the bourbon and spirits industry, as well as whiskey and bourbon tastings and ratings.
“Fred’s 5 Notes” for the week of July 13 include:
  • NFL defensive star Ndamukong Suh of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sips bourbon with Fredtalks about his role in female-led Saint Liberty Whiskey, and reveals his favorite quarterback to sack is none other than Tom Brady — now his teammate. Along the way, they sip a Boone County barrel pick, vintage Four Roses from the WWII era, Jefferson’s Reserve and more. Check out the interview here: and
  • Country superstar Lee Brice did some sipping on Fred’s podcast and got to experience what Fred proclaimed to be the greatest whiskey ever made. Any guesses what that whiskey is?
  • Fred talked with country singer and activist IMAJ about racism in America and what we can all do to help bring about meaningful change.
  • Fred wrote about why the greatest asset of Blanton’s Single Barrel – its packaging – is also its biggest problem. As in, there are better bourbons out there that nobody is “losing their shit” over.
  • Matthew McConaughey teamed up with Wild Turkey to release a whiskey called Long Branch. The questions Fred set out to answer in a live tasting were: “Is it any good? And can it beat out a pair of ryes from craft distillers located outside Bourbon Country in a taste-off?”
Fred Minnick, a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author and television personality, is a renowned drinks writer who started The Fred Minnick Show in January to showcase his two passions: music and whiskey. Look for Emerson Hart of Tonic, Nashville-based gospel singer / The Voice contestant Kyla Jade, Louis The Child and Derek Trucks to appear on upcoming episodes of The Fred Minnick ShowPast guests include Daryl HallMick FleetwoodChase RiceAshley McBryde, actor Harry Shearer, tennis legend Andy RoddickSlipknot’s ClownJohnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold and Lindsay Ellamong others. It pairs musicians, athletes and actors with good drinks, and airs every Tuesday.
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About Fred Minnick and The Fred Minnick Show
The Fred Minnick Show is a weekly podcast with host Fred Minnick, a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author of seven books and the world’s leading bourbon authority. Minnick interviews noted musicians of all genres and sips whiskey with them. In addition, Minnick is the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ magazine, Senior Contributor for Forbes and the Bourbon Curator for the Apple station The Spirits Network. Minnick hosts the Amazon Prime show Bourbon Up, and has appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef! and Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners. He co-founded the music festival Bourbon & Beyond with Danny Wimmer Presents. Learn more at:
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