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!
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!
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!
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...