This time, Jesus and Murdina drink and discuss Glenmorangie Original. This is a very nice Scotch whisky from a great distillery, and you can tell because Jesus and Murdina seem to drink a lot of it. They walk you through the tasting, the whisky's history and whose probably going to like this whisky, and then proceed to explain the (totally fake) science behind a barrel of monkeys. Scottish ones. In charming little kilts. Also, and as a service to you, they cover Things You Can't Call Yourself...these are faux pas that you can't commit, so don't miss this episode. And somewhere about two or three drams in, Murdina reveals her candy pairing. It's spectacular.
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)
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!
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.