Fred Minnick creates new Amazon Prime series

11th February, 2019 by Amy Hopkins

Best-selling drinks author Fred Minnick has released a new series on Amazon Prime featuring talks with key Bourbon personalities and famous fans, including the late WhistlePig master distiller Dave Pickerell.

Bourbon Up is the new Amazon Prime series by Fred Minnick

Produced by Minnick’s Bourbon+ Magazine film division, the Bourbon Up series launched in December and will release a new episode every month.

Series one includes celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez, Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett, and the Lovell sisters from rock band Larkin Poe, among others.

The series features the final on-camera interview with Dave Pickerell

The latest episode in the series features the final on-camera interview with Dave Pickerell, the celebrated late master distiller of WhistlePig who died suddenly on 1 November 2018 at the age of 62, just a month after the film was shot.

In the episode, Pickerell discusses his legacy, how he deals with critics and what they do with pigs at the WhistlePig farm. The 20-minute interview is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime in the US and UK.

Minnick said: “Dave Pickerell was an incredible distiller. He consulted on more than 100 whiskey distilleries and served as master distiller for Maker’s Mark, Hillrock and WhistlePig. I cannot believe he’s gone, but I hope this interview gives us one more memory of the talented man.”

Fred Minnick is also author of Whiskey Women, Bourbon Curious, Rum Curious, MEAD and Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey.

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