Drink with Me! Kilchoman Machir Bay

Join Jesus and Murdina as they drink Kilchoman (pronounced "kill-hoe-man") Machir Bay. They cover the fascinating story of the first new distillery on the island of Islay in 124 years, as they celebrate Feis Ile (the mega-festival on Islay), which they couldn't actually attend this year. They try not to let that make them bitter...and they succeed!

Murdina shows off her Gringa Lass pronunciation of a variety of Scottish words, and Jesus advises against sticking your nose right into a whisky glass like "some kind of cartoon bird," right before he does it anyway. Murdina nearly has to call the paramedics.

Our former intern, Peet, is having her ups and downs at the sewing machine factory, poor thing. Bless her heart.

Jesus imagines the verbal threats hurled at sprouted barley before it gets dried and the best he can come up with is "You're going to be whisky, dummy!"

Murdina admits that she doesn't have any murdering experience, as such, but then reveals a childhood secret involving a pre-haunted house in her neighborhood...spooky!

Finally, Jesus and Murdina develop a no-miss competitor to Next Door, and need a little input from their worldwide listeners on what animals your neighbors are most freaked out about.

And they drink and discuss Kilchoman Machir Bay (plus a little note for the package designers. Constructive input, that's all)

Drink with Me Episode 4: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010

We'll be drinking Bruichladdich's truly impressive Islay Barley 2010. Here's how we play the game:

I go and buy a bottle of the whisky I choose (in this case, the Bruichladdich).

You (if you're legal), do the same.

I invite somebody awesome to drink it with me and talk about it, while we drink. You press 'play' on the podcast and drink along with us.  You can't talk to us, but at least we can imagine being together.

In this episode, Murdina ditched me and went on vacation, so I call in the never not funny Arthur, and we get into some mess...and quite a lot of good whisky. Let me tell you, there's nothing like taking down some fine whisky while simultaneously trying to be entertaining and cogent for a podcast to really find out about a person. And that's what we did. The result is, well, you take a listen. It's funny.

And the whisky of course was awesome.