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Welcome to The Cask Mates! Follow along with Jason, Anthony, Marcus, Maleek, and Mike as we make this journey through fine liquor and life. Join us as we discuss whiskey and other fine spirits and beers as well as pop culture and whatever else we think of!

Welcome to The Cask Mates! Follow along with Jason, Anthony, Marcus, Maleek, and Mike as we make this journey through fine liquor and life. Join us as we discuss whiskey and other fine spirits and beers as well as pop culture and whatever else we think of!

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Welcome to The Cask Mates! Follow along with Jason, Anthony, Marcus, Maleek, and Mike as we make this journey through fine liquor and life. Join us as we discuss whiskey and other fine spirits and beers as well as pop culture and whatever else we think of!

Language:

English


Episodes

A Final Quarantine Check-In

5/27/2020
We're back with a final remotely recorded check-in. Today Jason and Mike check-in with Marcus to see how he has been dealing with the quarantine. We'll be coming in with these shorter episodes as soon as we can make them, and have some ideas for remote tastings for the future. Stay tuned and we'll be sure to be back to full regular recordings as soon as the pandemic is passed. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.

Duration:01:07:12

Yet Another Quarantine Check-In

5/20/2020
We're back with another remotely recorded update. Today Jason and Mike check-in with Anthony to see how he has been dealing with the quarantine. We'll be coming in with these shorter episodes as soon as we can make them, and have some ideas for remote tastings for the future. Stay tuned and we'll be sure to be back to full regular recordings as soon as the pandemic is passed. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.

Duration:01:04:17

One More Quarantine Check-In

5/6/2020
We're back with another remotely recorded update. Today Jason, Maleek, and Mike check-in with Tim to see how he has been dealing with the quarantine. We'll be coming in with these shorter episodes as soon as we can make them, and have some ideas for remote tastings for the future. Stay tuned and we'll be sure to be back to full regular recordings as soon as the pandemic is passed. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.

Duration:00:59:50

Another Quarantine Check-In

5/2/2020
We're back with another remotely recorded update. Today Jason and Mike check-in with Marisa and Misty and see how they have been dealing with the quarantine. We'll be coming in with these shorter episodes as soon as we can make them, and have some ideas for remote tastings for the future. Stay tuned and we'll be sure to be back to full regular recordings as soon as the pandemic is passed. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.

Duration:00:42:48

A Quarantine Check-In

4/29/2020
Hey all, it's been a while since we have been able to get together, so the Cask Mates thought it would be nice to get a couple of us online and remotely record a series of updates. Over the next few episodes we'll be releasing some shorter check-in episodes with each of the Cask Mates. Today is a brief update with Jason, Maleek and Mike. We'll be coming in with these shorter episodes as soon as we can make them, and have some ideas for remote tastings for the future. Stay tuned and we'll be...

Duration:00:33:37

COVID-19 Update

3/21/2020
The Cask Mates will be on hiatus while the COVID-19 pandemic is making the rounds. While we do live in Texas, which as of this post has not experienced any large outbreaks, and none of our regular hosts have shown any symptoms of the virus, several of us do work in high-contact jobs. Because of that, we thought it would be a good idea to hold off on getting together and recording new episodes until the general population is advised to return to their usual routines. In the meantime, we...

Duration:00:02:10

The Sexton Whiskey

3/18/2020
This week we are trying The Sexton Irish Whiskey. This is a 100% Irish malted barely whiskey triple distilled in copper pots and finished in Oloroso sherry cask barrels. More information and show notes can be found at https://caskmatespodcast.com/the-sexton. Afterwards the nerds take over and talk all about our favorite movies that were based on video games, ranging from the classics to the most recent. We also chat about what upcoming video game based movies or shows that are in...

Duration:01:14:45

Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey & Coffee

3/11/2020
This week we are trying Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey & Coffee. This is Jameson Irish Whiskey infused with natural cold brewed Arabica coffee. More information and show notes can be found at https://caskmatespodcast.com/jameson-cold-brew. Afterwards we pose some hypotheticals to the group and see what their answers end up being. Examples include; If you find a briefcase with $1 million in it as well as a bloody note saying "don't", do you take the money? Or would you rather know all the...

Duration:01:19:18

Jura 10 Year Scotch

3/4/2020
This week we are trying Jura 10 Year Aged Scotch. This is a single malt scotch whisky from the Jura distillery on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. This scotch has been matured in American White Oak bourbon barrels and finished in aged Oloroso Sherry butts. More information and show notes can be found at https://caskmatespodcast.com/jura-10-year. Afterwards we play a game of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Jason went and found 20 questions from an online quiz that have been given to actual...

Duration:00:57:08

El Jimador Blanco Tequila

2/26/2020
This week we are trying El Jimador Blanco Tequila. This is a hand-harvested 100% blue agave tequila from Casa Herradura in Jalisco, Mexico. More information and show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/el-jimador-blanco. Afterwards we have a session of Do You Feel Old? It's a new decade and we decide to go back and find some things that turned 10, 20, and 30 years old in 2020. We go through some of the big movies, TV shows, games, music, and news events. Above all, thanks for...

Duration:01:14:24

Garrison Brothers 2019 Cowboy Bourbon

2/19/2020
This week we are trying the fifth release of Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon. This is a limited production, hand crafted barrel proof bourbon from the Balcones Distillery in Hye, Texas. More information and show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/garrison-cowboy-2019. Afterwards we finally get around to our decade in review episode, only 6 weeks late! That's what happens when you get a late start on the year. We go through some of the biggest movies, TV shows, music, games, sports...

Duration:01:40:42

A Flight with Amber Bixby

2/12/2020
Today we have a special guest joining us for a flight. Amber Bixby is a friend and local comedian in the Austin, TX area. Below are the whiskies we are trying with her and getting her input on which she prefers. We have tried all these whiskies on the podcast before, and you can find links to each episode below. Bruichladdich The Classic LaddieSuntory Hibiki HarmonyGreen Spot Throughout the episode, we talk about Amber's journey to becoming a comedian over the last decade and how it has...

Duration:01:19:30

Penderyn Legend & Westland Garryana 4|1

2/5/2020
This week we have another double whiskey episode. The first up is Penderyn Legend Single Malt Welsh Whisky from the Penderyn Distillery in Wales. Afterwards we try Garryana 4|1 Whiskey from the Westland Distillery in Seattle, Washington. More information and show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/penderyn-garryana. Afterwards it is that time of the year again where the Oscars are on the mind. This year we break down some of the top categories and give our opinions on the nominees...

Duration:01:27:26

Balcones Texas Rye Whiskey

1/29/2020
This week we are trying Balcones Texas 100% Rye Whiskey. This is a pot distilled rye whiskey from the Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas. More information can be found at www.caskmatespodcast.com/balcones-texas-rye. Afterwards we welcome everyone back from a long winter break with an episode all about Super Bowl LIV! We get into the teams, our predictions, as well as some of the upcoming player awards. Thank you for being patient with us as we took a longer break than normal, but episode...

Duration:00:53:06

A Flight with Sean

11/27/2019
Today we have a special holiday episode with our friend Sean joining us again in a flight of Texas whiskey's. We are trying 5 Texas whiskey's and seeing how Sean likes them. Three of these whiskey's we have featured on various episodes before. The list of what we are trying is below and links to those and more can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/a-flight-with-sean. Crowded Barrel Alliance Texas Whiskey Festival BlendIronroot HubrisAndalusia Stryker Throughout the episode, we talk about...

Duration:01:36:46

Suntory Ao and Royal Whisky

11/20/2019
This week we are trying both Suntory Ao and Suntory Royal whisky. Both of these whisky's are made and distributed by the Beam Suntory Company. More information and show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/suntory-ao-and-royal. Afterwards Mike and Maleek have a quick recap of their visit to the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest. They hit on what were their favorites, what fell flat, and what were the biggest surprises. Then, Jason found a list of questions online that as we answer, make us...

Duration:01:32:50

Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Whiskey

11/13/2019
This week we are trying Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon. This is a bottled in bond straight bourbon whiskey made at the Buffalo Trace distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky. Additional show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/colonel-e-h-taylor-small-batch. Afterwards we have our mid-season NFL update. We go through our previous picks from the pre-season, and see how they are holding up. We revise where we need to revise, and give some small predictions of MVP and player...

Duration:01:11:51

GlenDronach Port Wood Scotch

11/6/2019
This week we are trying GlenDronach Port Wood Scotch. More information and show notes can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/glendronach-port-wood. Afterwards we have a simple episode and go through some of our least favorite music artists and bands, as well as the worst songs ever. You know, those songs that you will go out of your way to skip, or those musicians that you can't help but rage about whenever you hear them. Above all, thanks for listening and we will see you again next...

Duration:01:05:29

Halloween Cocktail Showdown

10/30/2019
This week we are back celebrating Halloween in a new way. We are doing a showdown of four Halloween inspired cocktails and seeing which is our favorite. Show notes and additional information can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/halloween-cocktail-showdown. Jason and Marissa found these cocktail recipes online, and along with Mike and Maleek, try them all and rank them. We also chat some between cocktails about our favorite Halloween TV shows or movies to watch during the holiday. The...

Duration:01:18:14

Rabbit Hole Rye Whiskey

10/23/2019
This week we are trying Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. More information about Rabbit Hole can be found at caskmatespodcast.com/rabbit-hole-rye. Afterwards we chat briefly about the recent Texas Monthly article about the Texas whiskey boom (you can read it here), before moving onto the gig economy. Here on the podcast, we have all tried several of the different gig jobs out there, and go over even more of them that we haven't tried. What are some of the ins and outs, benefits...

Duration:01:14:02