A Taste for Life with Chris Williams; Turner Wathen Releases a New Rum

On Saturday, an all-star lineup of local chefs will come together to remember the brilliance of Anthony Bourdain. It’s happening at Four Pegs, and it’s happening because of a Facebook thread started by Chris Williams. Money raised, you can get in for $35, will go to charities involved in mental health. Williams, who took the operation of Four Pegs in Germantown in March, is bringing his reputation as a barbecue master to the place, with an upgraded menu that this week features a wild boar hot dog.

Listen in for Chris’s fascinating story. After the interview, he told me a little secret — he’s getting married after Saturday’s festivities.

Back in the Re/Max Properties East studio, I welcome in Turner Wathen, who tells me about the happy accident that resulted in his first distilled product — a mix of rye whiskey and rum called Fortuitous Union. This week his second product, Rolling Fork Rum, is debuting at liquor stores in Louisville. He tells me the story of how he was moved to the business by his heritage – he’s a seventh generation spirits maker.

The city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast also fills you on on some important news — the Metro Council passed its budget and a state law allowing you to carry your loaded gun around almost anywhere went into effect. The show is sponsored by Passport Health, Plan, the Eye Care Institute, Heuser Health, and the Sokoler-Medley team at Re/Max Properties East, where you can call me, Rick Redding, for expert service on any real estate question at 502-439-6391.

Chris Williams at Four Pegs
Turner Wathen with his Rolling Fork Rum