The Science of Bourbon

The Science of Bourbon

While making whiskey is definitely an art, it is also definitely a science. 

On this special episode of Fix Me a Drink hosts Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich delve into the actual science involved in whiskey making and how subtle differences can have huge effects on the finished product. They are joined by special guest Dr. Pat Heist, co-founder of Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville, Kentucky. Over glasses of Wilderness Trail Wheated Bourbon, Dr. Heist gives them a master class on the chemistry, biology and physics involved in whiskey production and shares how he went from being a medical school professor to a distiller.  

So pour yourself a glass of Wilderness Trail bourbon or rye and listen to this new episode of Fix Me a Drink. Cheers!  

Fix Me a Drink with Noah Rothbaum & David Wondrich · The Science of Bourbon - Fix Me a Drink


Fix Me a Drink is hosted by liquor experts Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich. On each episode, the award-winning duo enjoys a delicious drink while uncovering lost liquor history, exploring modern cocktail culture and interviewing an incredible array of spirited guests. 

Please drink responsibly. This podcast is produced in sponsorship with Wilderness Trail Distillery. Wilderness Trail® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 50% alc./vol. (100 Proof). Distilled and Bottled by Wilderness Trail Distillery, Danville, KY. ©2023 Campari America, New York, NY. Drink Responsibly.

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