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...
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.
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.)
The time has come! If you haven't already, go on down to your local purveyor of fine spirits and pick up a bottle of Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Whisky. In this episode, we're drinking the cask strength version, but I'm actually recommending that YOU pick up this one.
This is an interesting one, with stories and quirks abounding including stories about fancy trees, journeys around the world, the A-team, and Murdina cursing a blue streak when she spills her drink. But we had fun drinking it and talking about it, and I think you will too.
Oh, and our first official Candy and Whisky pairing comes with this episode too. Are you ready?
Stop by a 7/11 and pick up a Payday bar to go with this whisky. By the end of the episode, we both would have figuratively killed an intern for one...poor Geoffrey.
The next Drink with Me whisky is Kaiyo MIzunara Oak Whisky!
Here's how our podcast works: I pick a whisky and tell you about it. You go buy yourself a bottle (if you're legal of course) and drink along with me and my whisky co-conspirators, including the nearly-perfect-in-every-way Murdina Flummery.
Then, we publish the podcast and you drink it while we do!
This time, I'll admit I agonized over the choice. This is sorta, kinda a Japanese whisky, and it's got some quirks, but still, we had a good time drinking it and I think you will too.
The podcast will be out later this week, so stay tuned!