In the age of celebrity whiskey, it’s rare to find a brand whose namesake loves the brown spirit as much as Josh “Warmaster” Barnett. Since he teamed up with Sespe Creek Distillery, he’s been working with Dr. David Brandt to create the Warbringer whiskey. The three whiskies we tasted on today’s episode feature big smokey flavors that put your taste buds in a choke hold (and we meant that in a good way!)
What we drank:
Warbringer Mesquite Smoked Southwest Bourbon
Warbringer Mesquite Smoked Southwest Bourbon Small Batch
Warbringer Warhammer Edition
About David (from Sespe Creek’s website)
After a long career in biotechnology, David stepped off the beaten path to start his own distillery. His career in biotech and pharmaceuticals spanned 20 years, where he contributed to many milestones of drug research and development. David received his Ph.D. from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his research interests have been focused in the development of novel therapeutics and developing technologies that can improve the process of patient diagnosis, treatment, and overall care.
David’s extensive experience with chemistry, technology and medicine has given him a unique perspective on the distillation process. David’s lab is located inside our Oxnard, California distillery where everyday he brings the spirit of innovation and exploration to the field of craft spirits.