Drink with Me Episode 10: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

It's time to drink with me (American Whisky Jesus) and my friend and whisky sidekick Murdina Flummery! This time (if you're legal), go get yourself a bottle of Crown Royal's Northern Harvest Rye and drink along with us as we spout Whisky Wisdom mixed with quite a lot of amusing nonsense. This whisky was named World Whisky of the Year by Jim Murray, curator of the Whisky Bible a couple years ago, but it's also a very inexpensive bottle, only about $25 here in the United States. We get into that issue, and many others, including Murdina's obsession with her Canadian heritage, her even stronger obsession with Mounties, what it means to be #JoanCrawfording, and taking Bag Selfies.

And of course, we've got a candy pairing!

Drink with Me Episode 9: Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

In this episode, American Whisky Jesus and fan favorite, Murdina Flummery drink Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmates, Stout Edition. This is the Jameson with a finish in a Stout barrel. We cover a lot of ground, including explaining Triple Distilling and what difference it makes, we imagine what Star Trek would be like if Scotty had been Irish instead of Scottish, we learn a couple weird things about Murdina, and we candy pair...What do you need to do? Buy yourself a bottle (if you're legal) of Jameson Caskmates, Stout Edition and a big bag of espresso beans enrobed in dark chocolate and join us!

Drink with Me Episode 8: Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Bourbon

Join me and King Arthur as we drink and discuss Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whisky. Our first bourbon on the podcast, Henry McKenna is the Rick Astley of Bourbon, in that he won't give you up, let you down, run around or dessert you. I fill in for Murdina (who's on her annual skydiving trip) with the candy pairing, Art describes the time someone who looked exactly like him was mocking him and a fight ensued, and we go shopping for gangs for Art's kids to join. But you know, gangs that only dance fight. Also, we get a little negative talking about a whisky whose label is basically covered in lies...oh, if you're not sure what "bourbon" is and how it compares to "whiskey" or "scotch," never feel bad about not knowing! We'll talk you through it, and if you already do know those things, we talk about what 'bottled in bond' means. And if you know that too, just drink along anyway and enjoy...

Drink with Me Episode 7: Aberlour A'bunadh

One of American Whisky Jesus’s favorite distilleries, Aberlour produces new batches all the time of A’bundah. The word (probably) means “the original” in Scottish Gaelic, and that’s because…well, no spoilers here, but in this episode, we tell the amazing Origin Story of this whisky. It includes some of the most knuckle-headed behavior you can possibly imagine, but there’s a happy ending…

Also Murdina shares her usual candy pairing.

Drink with Me Episode 6: Ardbeg 10

Ardbeg 10 is the epic flagship whisky of Islay distilling legend, Ardbeg. Although their brand is somewhat less known in the US than Lagavulin and Laphroaig (also both legendary), they do an amazing job.

Anyway, in this episode, Murdina and I drink and discuss Ardbeg 10, the core of the Ardbeg range, and truly a thing of beauty. As usual, Murdina provides a candy pairing and things occasionally get a little silly.

If you’re legal, go get yourself a bottle, get a friend and a couple of glasses and Drink with Me (I mean, us.)