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Fred Minnick Revitalizes Centuries-old Culture of Bourbon and Spirits in the 21st Century

Minnick’s media realm reaches more than 15 million people across the web

Multifaceted entrepreneur Fred Minnick is best known as the world’s foremost bourbon authority, reaching celebrity status on multiple platforms with a burgeoning fan base. He’s also a dynamic podcast host, tv and radio personality, Wall Street Journal-bestselling author, festival producer and social media tastemaker who continues to revive a cultural celebration of bourbon and spirits with a new generation.

Minnick has become a mainstream media personality and iconic storyteller, widely sharing a lifestyle through his specialized knowledge and deep passion.

His current projects include:

The Fred Minnick Show – With 15 million monthly listeners across all platforms, the podcast features celebrity interviews over whisky. Guests have included Ludacris, Darryl Hall, Mick Fleetwood, Ashley McBryde, NFL star Ndamukong Suh, Lindsay Ell, Harry Shearer, and many others.

Bourbon Pursuit Podcast - available on all podcast platforms, it’s dubbed “The Official Podcast of Bourbon.”

DASH Radio’s “Minnick Minute” - Minnick joins DASH Radio’s celebrity host roster, which includes DJ Skee, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Tech N9ne and Emcee N.I.C.E.

Stay tuned for more exciting news in the coming weeks.



Oklahoma-bred, Louisville, KY-based Fred Minnick, an Iraq war veteran, is an esteemed bourbon critic, Wall St Journal-bestselling author, celebrity spirits expert, festival producer and entrepreneur. His popular podcasts include “The Fred Minnick Show” and “Bourbon Pursuit” and he serves as one of Dash Radio’s celebrity hosts. Minnick is an authority in his field who has appeared on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Discovery’s “Moonshiners,” and hosted Amazon Prime’s “Bourbon Up!” and Spirits Network’s “Frontier Filmmakers” and “The Curation Desk.” He has 15 million listeners across platforms, over 100,000 social media followers, and is acknowledged for introducing and growing an informed appreciation of whiskey.

Minnick has authored seven acclaimed books, including Whiskey Women, winner of the ForeWord INDIES’ Gold Medal and optioned by Paramour Films; Bourbon, winner of the Spirited Awards’ World’s Best Spirits Book in 2017 and named top ‘food book’ by Smithsonian Magazine; and Bourbon Curious, a Wall St Journal-bestselling ebook. Minnick has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, Parade, and Wine Spectator, and is the founder/former editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ magazine.

He is also a festival producer, co-creating and curating the Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival, which has featured Zac Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, and others. He founded the Repeal Day Expo in 2020; held virtually, it features spirits exhibitors, speakers, and music.


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