Bourbon Pursuit Episode 29: Bourbon Christmas Gift Exchange

, | December 8, 2015

John Kowalczyk reveals how he started a Bourbon Christmas Gift Exchange that grew from just a handful of friends to an event that is sponsored by liquor stores and distilleries.

– Overview of the past few bottles to come out and Ryan is becoming a dusty hunter after attending Whiskey Pig at Willett Distillery.
– What’s your bourbon story? How did you get into it?
– Tell us about your Bourbon Gift Exchange
– Are there rules to your gift exchange?
– Throw out some of the names of the brands you had your first year
– How did more people find out about it and spread?
– Is there a certain bottle that stands out among the crowd?
– How did you get sponsorships from local stores and even distilleries?
– What are the plans for this year? Are you trying to step it up?
– After the exchange is over, do people just immediately open their bottle and start sharing?


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Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil host the Bourbon Pursuit podcast from Louisville, KY. Together, they share a passion for the stories that made an industry flourish with a focus on history, personality, and of course, great bourbon. Their guests include master distillers, bloggers, historians, local events and more.