What’s the difference between blended whiskey and spirit whiskey? What are the origins of rye whiskey? If you’re at all interested in the history of whiskey, this episode of The Speakeasy is for you. Tune in as Damon Boelte sits down and chats with friend of the show Nick Jarrett over some 1951 Old Overholt Rye Whiskey. Learn more about bonding regulations, excise taxes, the bottled-in-bond act and more history as it relates to rye whiskey. Bottoms up! This episode was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


“You would make your own whiskey back in the day just like you would salt your own pork or chop your own trees down.”

“The bottled in bond act was actually an attempt to achieve purity in whiskey.”

–Nick Jarrett on The Speakeasy