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!
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!
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.
In this episode, American Whisky Jesus and fan favorite, Murdina Flummery drink Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmates, Stout Edition. This is the Jameson with a finish in a Stout barrel. We cover a lot of ground, including explaining Triple Distilling and what difference it makes, we imagine what Star Trek would be like if Scotty had been Irish instead of Scottish, we learn a couple weird things about Murdina, and we candy pair...What do you need to do? Buy yourself a bottle (if you're legal) of Jameson Caskmates, Stout Edition and a big bag of espresso beans enrobed in dark chocolate and join us!
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.