Is Bourbon Named after the Street in New Orleans?

Is Bourbon Named after the Most Famous Street in New Orleans?

Today’s episode is all about bourbon, whiskey, and its ties to New Orleans. We’ll cover history as well as places to imbibe in the Crescent City, and we’ll answer the question of whether bourbon is named after Bourbon Street.


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Previous Episodes

March Music Madness #113
Richard Campanella discusses the history of Bourbon Street #68
Explore the Southern Food and Beverage Museum #41
Business During COVID – a Discussion with Polly Watts from The Avenue Pub #130


Elizabeth Pearce – Drink & Learn
Elizabeth Pearce’s Book, Drink Dat )
Richard Campanella’s book

Barrel Proof
Bourbons House and the New Orleans Bourbon Society
The Avenue Pub New Orleans

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
The Sazerac House

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Thank You

Thanks to Elizabeth Pearce for joining me today. Be sure to check out her Drink & Learn podcast.

Thanks to the team here at Barrel Proof NOLA for hosting us today.

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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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