Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

The Black Story: A Conversation with the hosts of Da Black and Brown Podcast

Derrick sits with the co-hosts of Da Black and Brown podcast to discuss their introductions to bourbon, diversity in the spirits industry, and bourbon as a means of fellowship and celebration. 


Known on the show as Da Plug, A. Culbert found his way to bourbon by accident, but quickly immersed himself in all things whiskey. In addition to his role on Black & Brown, he also serves as an editorial contributor to the online e-zine, Bourbon Zeppelin. An Air Force veteran, he has lived abroad for the majority of his adult life but now currently lives in North Carolina with his family and sips Bourbons on the regular.


D. Joyce The People’s Choice is a former NFL player for the New York Giants and current Financial Planner. He became a bourbon enthusiast after years of trying to force Scotch as his go-to spirit. A trip to Old Forester Distillery while visiting friends in Louisville sealed the deal. D. Joyce lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and 3
children where he’s very involved in the community and has a passion for helping disadvantaged adolescent teens reach their true potential.


W.H. Stephens, aka The Silverback, is a bourbon enthusiast and one-third of the Black & Brown podcast. Although fairly new to the game, he’s quickly amassed a plethora of knowledge about bourbon that has made him the de facto technical resource for the show. In addition to B&B, he’s worked as an IT professional for over
20 years and is a husband and a father of a daughter and twin boys. Besides bourbon, his other passions are golf and music.


The first episode:

The Black Story, part 1:

The Black Story, part 2:

Fred Minnick interview:

Eboni Majors interview:



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