Jeremiah Weed Explains the Secret Behind Early Times’ Mint Juleps

April 29, 2009

I guess Early Times didn’t like me telling everyone about the secret behind their Kentucky Derby mint juleps… whoops!  (read the release below):

WEED, Kentucky (April 29, 2009)—Bourbon legend Jeremiah Weed issued an unusual statement today about Early Times, the big horse race this coming weekend, and mint juleps.

Speaking from Weed, Kentucky, Mr. Weed said:

“You know the folks at Early Times… that’s a bourbon made out here out in Kentucky, and they’re good folks, they work hard and they’ve been sponsoring the Early Times Mint Juleps at this big race for a long time. This is the 20th year that they’ve been doing this and I wanted to tell you the reason that people like those. I don’t think it went that well the first year, but the second year I went down there to the track where my friend Cotton Hatfield was a security guard, bought a ticket and I had a bottle of Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur so I just walked right up to this great big container that the Early Times people had laid out there near the track and they were making these mint juleps, makin’ and pourin’ all kinds of sugar and water and the Early Times stuff.  It was OK, but I thought you know if we pour some of this Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur right into the vat that it tastes better and you know what I just did it and people just liked it a lot and you know what, they’ve just done it every year since. Been down to the track and I poured a bottle of Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liquor right in with the Early Times and people been liken em a lot and you know what, they won’t put anything about Jeremiah Weed in their press release. I saw it the other day it wasn’t nothing in there about it so I felt like we ought to talk about it some, but watch for it on the TV and we’ll see if they mention Jeremiah Weed when they talkin bout the mint juleps. I hope they’ll do that because it’ll explain why so many people like these Early Times Mint Juleps.” (View YouTube video)

Pressed for details, Mr. Weed demurred and when asked if the story was simply part of the Jeremiah Weed Legend or was indeed based in fact he smiled and said, “Well, you’ll just have to ask the Early Times people. Of course, we put a line from one of the Early Times people on our YouTube video that said “Don’t believe a word this guy says.” So, there you have it,” Mr. Weed said.

Mr. Weed also made a number of race predictions, calling for “General Quarters” to WIN, “I Want Revenge” to PLACE, and “Dunkirk” to SHOW. (View YouTube video)

Mr. Weed also reminded all his fans and all race fans to enjoy the big race responsibly.

About Jeremiah Weed:

Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur is a 100-proof bourbon liqueur distilled in Kentucky. People have characterized its flavor as relatively strong and somewhat sweet. Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur has earned notoriety and has become a favorite drink of the American fighter pilot, especially in the United States Air Force as well as horseback, fishing and hunting enthusiasts. Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea is 70 proof sweet tea flavored vodka and is the second product in the Jeremiah Weed line. You can learn more about Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur, Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and “The Legend” Mr. Jeremiah Weed himself at, and on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.


Jeremiah Weed Visits the St. Patty’s Day Parade

March 16, 2009

Now you know, I don’t get away from Weed, KY all that much, but Bobby Lee Johnson was asking me about the time I went all the way up to NEW YORK CITY to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  It was crazy with all the boys in dresses and leprechauns and green beer.  So I made a video about it since St. Patrick’s Day is here… take a look!

My trip to the St. Patty’s Day Parade

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

– Mr. Jeremiah Weed

Mr. Weed’s Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 10, 2009

Now we all know that Valentine’s Day can be sort of tricky for some of us fellas. Fortunately, I’ve had some luck over the years in getting some presents for my lady that I’m happy to share with all of you. What are friends for if they’re not going to help out in a time of crisis? And believe me, I know some of you all are in crisis mode this week. So without further a due, here are my top Valentine’s Day gifts for your lady in 2009:

1. C3 Compact Lithium 1/2 in. Reversible Drill/Driver – I know what you’re saying. “I do all the drilling in my house.” Fair enough. But why not let the little lady have a little fun around the house too while you’re watching the race on Sunday. You might be surprised what she can do. And this drill is the perfect starter for her. Plus, what’s she going to do with an angle grinder anyway?

2. West Virginia Chocolate Deer Drop Cookie Mix – Sometimes a box of chocolates just isn’t enough. And when it’s not, what is a man to do? Chocolate Deer Drop Cookie Mix is what. They taste even better than they sound. Check them out. She’ll love you forever.

3. Ugly Stik Fishing Rod – Does your lady give you a hard time about fishing too much? Then, take her with you and get her this nearly unbreakable rod. You really can’t beat this rod for the price, and it’s the perfect rod for her. If she gets to be a lot more experienced she might want a rod with more sensitivity, but for this special day, nothing says “I love you” like an Ugly Stik rod.

4. Bottle of Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur – Did you really think I could leave this off the list? I mean, what would Valentine’s Day be without sharing an evening with your lady and a bottle of JWB. Valentine’s Day will never stress you out again.

Destiny vs. Defense: Who Wins Out?

January 27, 2009

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Current Line:  Pittsburgh by 7

After a wild and unexpected NFL season and playoffs, we are left with two teams in the Super Bowl that got here two very different ways. I’ll break it down here and tell you which way it’s going to go. Then, as you probably guessed, I’m going to get straight to preparing one of my famous turduckens for Sunday’s game according to mama’s recipe (check the site for the recipe). But for now, here’s how it’ll play out:

The Arizona Cardinals – a team that no one thought would be here at the beginning of the season – seem like a team of destiny as veteran quarterback Kurt Warner somehow got his sluggish team to peak just in time for the playoffs to get them to Tampa. Warner has put up some of the best stats in playoff history as has his freakish wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has already passed Jerry Rice for most yards in a postseason in NFL history. Anquan Boldin has had 2 weeks to rest his injured hamstring and should be close to full strength. Edgerrin James has found new life and is running better than he has all year. The Cardinals have been clicking, that much is obvious. Whether the Steelers can trip them up is the question.

Pittsburgh, as usual, has relied on its impressive defense to plod impressively through the regular season and playoffs. Even though they benefited from a depleted Ravens secondary in the AFC Championship game, Pittsburgh did their job in proving they are the best team in the AFC this year. Ben Roethisberger has been even a better leader than during the Steelers’ Super Bowl season a few years ago, and Willie Parker, much like Anquan Boldin, should be close to 100% after struggling with injuries this season. The Cardinals had trouble with the run on the edges, and Parker should find some space there to keep the Steelers offense respectfully moving. All of this is to say that the Steelers’ offense is poised to keep the ship steady so that their defense can dominate. So will they?

Even though the Steelers seem like the better team on paper, few have noted that they only played 7 teams with winning records this season, compared to the Cardinals who played 8. You might also be interested to know that Big Ben’s TD to INT ratio is close to 1:1 whereas Kurt Warner’s is 2:1. Not to mention that this will be Warner’s third Super Bowl appearance. Besides the misconceptions on which team is actually stronger on paper, the Cardinals are riding high. Warner, the ultimate underdog, leading an underdog team, seems like they are playing with some sort of magic ingredient that can defy what any defense can throw at them, even the Steelers. But will the real Cardinals please stand up? Like the team that lost to the Patroits 47-7 in late December? The Cardinals have been up and down all season, which means we are due for a dip. The Eagles exposed the Cardinals and gave their confidence a big chink in the armor during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship. The Steelers defense will take up right there. And Troy Polamalu is a difference maker. The Steelers aren’t afraid to blitz and keep Warner guessing, and we saw what happened when the Eagles finally rattled him. No, the dream is over for the Cardinals, although it’s hard not to root for this storybook ending. But we don’t root, we predict. And the Steelers win.

Steelers defeat the Cardinals, 26-20

NFL Playoff Predictions and Analysis

January 14, 2009

Just like many of you, I can’t wait to watch this weekend’s NFL Conference Championship games. And keeping with tradition, I’m preparing one of my famous fried turduckens and giving you my annual predictions. Let’s dive right into this weekend’s games, shall we?

Baltimore at Pittsburgh
Current Line: Pittsburgh by 6

The weather forecast for Pittsburgh calls for mid 20s and snow showers. Perfect weather for a physical, ugly third meeting between two teams that do not like each other. Pittsburgh won both earlier meetings in close and controversial contests that many thought Baltimore would have won without the help of some creative officiating (I mean REALLY creative). Correct call or not, Baltimore will be playing with a chip on their shoulder which will make this even better for our purposes. This could end up being one of the grittiest, most physical games we have seen in many years.

It’s no secret that both teams have great defenses as both are ranked at the top of the AFC in that respect. That’s what we’ve come to expect from these two teams over the years ­ smashmouth football. What’s been surprising has been the play of rookie quarterback Joe Flacco for the Ravens who has come of age and stealing a page out of Ben Roethlisberger’s book after his remarkable rookie season with the Steelers. The way Flacco is playing now, he’s right there with Big Ben in his ability to lead his team. And is anyone feeling a little déjà vu, as in the sort of 2001 Super Bowl underdog Ravens kind? Back to that in a second.

These teams are evenly matched, so this one is going to be close and down to the wire even though the line currently has Pittsburgh by 6. The Ravens are a team on a mission, similar to 2001, and believe they are the better team. They are confident. Really confident. The two close and controversial loses have the Ravens motivated more than the Steelers, and it’s hard to beat a team three times, especially a close rival that is evenly matched. Yes, the magic continues for the underestimated Ravens and rookie Flacco. It’s back to Tampa for the Ravens and another playoff upset. With the way this year has gone, I don’t think anyone believes the top seeds were actually playing the best football. Déjà vu anyone?

Ravens win, 13-9

Philadelphia at Arizona
Current Line: Philadelphia by 3.5

Um, wait. Who’s playing again? So it is. Not exactly what we expected, but we’ll play it anyway. The two old leaders of these squads, Donovan McNabb and Kurt Warner have both been here before. We just didn’t think they’d be here this time ­ with mediocre teams and with Donovan being benched mid-season and Kurt taking over from Matt Leinert.

So what happens on Sunday? Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald ripped apart the Panthers’ secondary last week, but the Eagles’ Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson seems to be at the top of his game. Don’t expect the Eagles to allow Fitzgerald to run around unguarded like the Panthers did. Even with the success the Eagles have had with their zone blitz, Warner is in the zone and in incredible sync with Fitzgerald. They’ll continue to be successful, although it won’t be as easy as it was last week.

So how about the Eagles offense? Brian Westbrook reinjured his knee against the Giants and rumors are that it is really hampering him. And although McNabb has had a couple of magical games, do we really believe that he’s not due for a disaster? He is.

University of Phoenix Stadium provides the electric backdrop for one of the most improbable Super Bowl runs in recent NFL history. At least since the 2001 Ravens. Or 2009 Ravens. Arizona and Baltimore? Believe it.

Arizona wins, 37-20.

Check back next week for my Super Bowl predictions and post your own thoughts in the forum, here on my blog, or at my Facebook page.

Deep Fried Turducken and Holiday Recipes

December 15, 2008

Hello all,

I hope you’re having a great start to the Holiday Season.  I just wanted everyone to know that I posted my famous recipe for our deep fried Turducken on the Jeremiah Weed website in the Recipe Section.  I also posted a video about it on my YouTube site.  We made it again this year for Thanksgiving and have gotten so many e-mails about it, I thought I would share Mama’s secrets for everyone to enjoy.  We’ll make it again for Christmas dinner, and I figure so will some of you.  Also, if you’d like to send in any of your own holiday recipes that involve Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur, send those in through the Contact Us section of the website.  We’ll post them in the Recipe Section for all of us to enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

Mr. Jeremiah Weed


November 11, 2008

With all the attention on NASCAR here at the end of the 2008 Season, I’ve been taking quite a bit of heat regarding my comments on the 2009 NASCAR season.  The controversy ensued when I was asked by reporters to comment on Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur’s NASCAR tire air sponsorship for 2009 (Here is the video in question).  In those comments, I proposed that NASCAR should do a few races (or maybe all races in 2009) that would require the drivers to drive the wrong way around the track.  I have been surprised at the great debate that has ensued.  Either people think it’s a great idea or the worst idea ever.  I happen to think it’s great.  You can vote on what you think over there at the site (  Let me know what you think.  The 2009 Season is just around the corner.

Sincerely yours,

I remain,

Mr. Jeremiah Weed