big-podcastModernThirst and the Bussclub sat down on the Saturday before the Bourbon Classic to record the mother of all bourbon podcasts. We discussed our adventures from the previous two days of distillery visits, the Bourbon Classic itself, and general bourbon topics. We give you: THE BIG PODCAST!

This is also available on iTunes and wherever you download your podcasts!

The Bussclub podcasters are:

Eight Piece Box – Jonathan & Tamara

Sips, Suds, & Smokes – Mike & Zane

The Modern Thirst – Bill & Matt

Bottom of the Barrel – Chris & Darren

Bourbon & Banter- Melissa

Charlie Tonic Hour – Charlie & Ginny

Big thanks to Dan and Four Roses Bourbon for hosting many of these events and Cary Ann at Straight Up 615 for pulling all this together. Big thanks to Mike and Zane for serving as the engineers who recorded this podcast and provided the equipment, and to Jonathan for serving as MC and herding all of us cats into one somewhat coherent audio recording!



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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for, and Founder and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at

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