This time, American Whisky Jesus and King Arthur are drinking Highland Park Valkyrie! This is a slightly smoky, super flavorful, knockout of a whisky from masterful hands of Highland Park. Orkney Island representin'! Arthur and Jesus openly have no chill about how good this whisky is. Highland Park is on Orkney, which is closer to Norway than London, so this is the most Viking Scotch you can imagine. Arthur goes into great detail on who does and doesn't qualify for a ride from a Valkyrie when killed in combat and whether Gronk would get a ride if Arthur killed him in a bar fight. You can listen as Jesus comes to the gradual realization that his candy pairing is terrible and he should leave that to Murdina. We talk about what kind of a person would want to make other people drink arm and realize that whisky is vegetarian! And vegan! Finally, we end on a Jesus Confessional...this is a great whisky and we had a great time drinking it and talking about it. Pick up a bottle (skip the candy pairing) and drink along with us as we do!
Episode 15. This time, Murdina and Jesus are drinking Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon Whisky. After AWJ's recent trip to Kentucky and visits to 15 distilleries in Bourbon country, he and Murdina are talking bourbon. And drinking it too. After clearing up any basic confusion about bourbon vs scotch vs whisky, they move on to other exciting topics, such as whether it's possible to make bourbon by aging it inside the peglegs of influential pirates. (The answer is yes, if their legs are made of oak.) There's also an EPIC candy pairing. Really, Murdina almost dies of delight and Jesus only manages to save her by putting pipette drops of water into her mouth. It's a good one!
In this episode, Jesus and Murdina drink Colorado distiller Stranahan's Original Single Malt! This is a true American original, so naturally Murdina brings in Haribo Gummy Bears as the candy pairing. We cover a lot of ground before breaking down into some nonsense, including what it means to be a single malt and/or an American single malt, why Murdina has a persistent crush on Popeye, and what happened when we pushed the champagne button in Las Vegas.
Stranahan's should go on your list not just as a bottle to try out as you Drink with Us, but as a place to visit! A rustic bar, food trucks, and a full mile of elevation make it a place where one day Murdina is almost sure to pass out...
Oh, and listen to the end because there's a contest!
In this episode, Murdina and Jesus drink Springbank 10 Year Old Scotch Malt Whisky, the first Campbeltown whisky in the Drink with Me podcast and the first whisky selected by Murdina herself.
Shockingly, Jesus and Murdina start with Serious Whisky Talk, educating themselves and you on Campbeltown, its history, what it means to be distilled 2 and a half times. They listen to folk music from Campbeltown, which is focused on wishing the local Loch was whisky rather than water. Still, it is legitimately Serious Whisky Talk.
Things devolve from there as they move on to the candy pairing, picked by Jesus this time. No spoilers, but you'll need to get yerself to Trader Joe's to pick it up.
Things devolve still further from there as they cover the inevitable rise in popularity of Sexy Mummies (not "mommies" but the gauze-wrapped bodies), Jesus demonstrates his skeptical drinking skills. They describe their plans for a Saltine Truck and the Be Hungry Restaurant, all to the brutal rhythms of the Oompah band.
Finally, Murdina tries to pay Jesus in hugs, and he's ok with that.
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!