Drink with Me! Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon

In this episode, Jesus and Murdina drink the Pot Still Texas Bourbon offering from one of their faves, Balcones!

It's a high-rye (according to Jesus...no confirmation on mashbill from Balcones, but trust in Jesus on this one), grain-to-glass bourbon using real Texas Blue Corn, Texas Rye, Texas water and probably Texas glass for the bottles. It's a Tex-up! 2 years aged, good for cocktails, just as good neat.

Find out what just one listener can make Murdina do with the perfectly placed Twitter comment. Listen as Jesus and Murdina fish for attention for all their fan-boy and girling of Balcones...isn't it time Jared, the Balcones Master Distiller, at least shared his cool t-shirt collection with us?

Murdina rants about whisky stones, we discover how AM/PM is unexpectedly flying the flags of excellence and we share the best (and worst) date idea ever.

And of course, we drink a little Balcones Bourbon!

Drink with Me , Highland Park Valkyrie

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!

Drink with Me, Maker's Mark Cask Strength

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!

Drink with Me Episode 13: Stranahan's Original Single Malt

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!

Drink with Me Episode 12: Springbank 10

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.