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, 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 14: Macallan12 Year Old Triple Cask Matured

Whether you’re looking for advice on how to raise a Helper Monkey (or maybe Helper Monky, since we’re talking Scottish) who will respect your guard dog, or a Dirty Limerick by Murdina…

Or perhaps you actually want to find out more legit information about The Macallan’s excellent 12 Year Old Triple Cask Matured whisky, you’re in luck.

And of course, we’ve got the candy pairing that American Whisky Jesus called the best one yet!

Enjoy!

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 2: Teeling Single Grain

It's time for another episode of Drink with Me! Well, with me and my whisky side, Murdina Flummery.

Meanwhile, in the Temple Bar...

Meanwhile, in the Temple Bar...

This time, we drink Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey. Drink with Me is best listened to with your own fresh bottle of whatever we're drinking, or anyway, that's the idea. If you listen to podcasts in your car or if you're 12, do NOT do it that way. Just listen.

In this episode, we cover such burning topics as what's the whole issue with "whisky" versus "whiskey" and whether or not Teeling whiskey in particular has value as part of your dental hygeine routine.

Also, not wanting to do spoilers, but this is a great whiskey. If you're a whisky newb (or is it n00b?), this makes an awesome first step, but if you're a might whisky warrior (you know you picture yourself that way), you're going to like it too. 

So, with no further delay, subscribe or download from iTunes or just listen here.