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Welcome to The Friskey Whiskey Podcast with your hosts MikeD and TI! Whether you’re a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of whiskey, we’re excited to share our passion for this timeless spirit with you. Join us every Wednesday at 4pm as we explore the history, flavors, and culture of whiskey from around the world. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, we’ll cover everything you need to know to enjoy this complex and nuanced spirit.

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Welcome to The Friskey Whiskey Podcast with your hosts MikeD and TI! Whether you’re a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of whiskey, we’re excited to share our passion for this timeless spirit with you. Join us every Wednesday at 4pm as we explore the history, flavors, and culture of whiskey from around the world. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, we’ll cover everything you need to know to enjoy this complex and nuanced spirit.

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Episodes
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EP 54: Scotch, A Coastal Collection

5/15/2024
Join MikeD and TI as we take a different trip around Scotland and try three unique whisky from the Scotland coast. The Classic Malts: Coastal Collection Caol Ila 12 year Single Malt Clynelish 14 year Single Malt Talisker 10 year Single Malt

Duration:00:59:50

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EP 53: The Blind Tasting

5/1/2024
On this episode join MikeD and TI as they welcome guests Steve and the legendary Ebon to a blind tasting. While not following the rules of a typical blind tasting the group is challenged to use their nose, tastebuds and intellect to decipher which whiskeys are which. Jack Daniels Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey Woodford Reserve Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Special Bottle: Chickencock Cotton Club Rye

Duration:00:48:27

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EP 52: Scotch in the Box Part 5

4/17/2024
Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the fifth part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 8: Tormore distillery Age: 5 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Nutty barley and juicy pear, with a whisper of tropical fruit zestiness Palate: Malted milk biscuits, fried dough, white pepper and sawdust Finish: Lemon, salted caramel, and a hint of heather Sample 14: Linkwood distillery Age: 5 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Rancio, raisins, white wine, white grape, cinnamon, oak, malt, green tea Palate: Red fruits, Rancio, white wine, oak, malt, lime, green tea, white pepper Finish: Medium finish with oak, malt, white wine, ending with nutmeg and lime Sample 16: Benrinnes distillery Age: 5 years Cask: Hogshead; 225 - 250L Nose: Sweet, herbal and oily Palate: Fruit and spice Finish: A long, satisfying finish with a hint of sandalwood

Duration:00:48:50

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EP 51: Whiskey Hang

4/3/2024
In this episode join MikeD and TI as they just hang out and enjoy a couple of fantastic whiskeys! Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Select

Duration:00:46:35

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EP 50: The Bar Book Interview

3/20/2024
In this episode join TI as he interviews Dolly and Mike of The Bar Book! Make sure you check out their site or download their iOS app. Keep an eye out for their Android app coming soon! The Bar Book Website The Bar Book iOS app

Duration:00:39:17

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EP 49: One Rye, One Bourbon, One Tennessee Whiskey

3/13/2024
In this episode join MikeD and TI as they partake in tasting some higher end and hard to come by American whiskeys.

Duration:01:01:01

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EP 48: Scotch in the Box Part 4

2/28/2024
Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the fourth part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 5: Ardmore distillery Age: 5 years Cask: Bourbon barrel Nose: Gingerbread, flamed orange peel, damson and stewed plums Palate: Oatcakes, toasted barley with a touch of nuttiness (almond flakes and honey roasted peanuts), brown sugar Finish: Soft peppery smoke, contrasted by a sweet hint of strawberry Sample 6: Tamnavulin distillery Age: 9 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Plenty of oak, backed up by rounded cereal notes Palate: Runny caramel, punchy malt and a hint of black tea Finish: Earthy spices Sample 7: Invergordon distillery Age: 15 years Cask: 1st fill bourbon barrel Nose: Sugared rum, ripe Mirabelle plums, Bailey's, cream, vanilla, toffee, hot coffee Palate: Sweet, almost liqueur-like, oily, caramel, Bailey's, marzipan, vanilla Finish: Menthol, honey, bitter

Duration:00:48:29

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EP 47: The Birthday Episode

2/14/2024
Join MikeD and TI as we welcome back to the show Steve! Together we celebrate a couple of our favorite whiskey from over the last year of The Friskey Whiskey Podcast!!

Duration:00:54:50

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EP 46: Scotch in the Box Part 3

1/31/2024
Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the third part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 13: Girvan Distillery Age: 10 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Tropical wafts of pineapple, fruity pastries, some creamy notes of coconut, chai, and granola Palate: Dried oranges, buttered brioche with honey, softly spiced with sweet vanilla fudge Finish: Butter biscuits and more vanilla, sweet, roast barley, and peppery zest Sample 17: North British distillery Age: 13 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Fragrant fruits, melon, vanilla, and gentle oak Palate: Wonderfully creamy, hints of lemon meringue with subtle grassy, vegetal notes Finish: Light, bright and fruity, hints of butterscotch and vanilla Sample 21: Undisclosed distillery; Lowland Age: 7 years Cask: Hogshead; 225 - 250L Nose: Aromas of honey, white pepper and fresh malt Palate: Toasted oak, barley sugars, sweet malt and white pepper Finish: Cloudy lemonade, honeyed barley, granary bread with thyme honey

Duration:00:50:36

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EP 45: The Chattanooga Mystery

1/17/2024
Join MikeD and TI as they revisit Chattanooga Bottled in Bond from episode 7! Only this time with a twist! Chattanooga Whiskey History: Inspired by the city's rich distilling history, Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 with a mission to bring back "Whiskey to the People." Due to Prohibition whiskey production stopped in Chattanooga in 1920. And the post prohibition act only allowed 3 counties in Tennessee to make whiskey. In 2009, a law was passed to allow 41 more counties to make whiskey. Chattanooga Whiskey, eventually became the first distillery in Chattanooga in over a century. Chattanooga Bottled in Bond - Spring 2018 Tasting Profile: Toasted oatmeal cookie, sweet crêpe, dried herbs, slightly smoky Chattanooga Bottled in Bond - Spring 2019 Tasting Profile: Pecan praline, vanilla custard & figgy pudding, with a warm, toasty oak finish

Duration:00:40:37

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EP 44: A Night with Jack Daniels

1/10/2024
In this episode join MikeD and TI as they dive into a Tennessee whiskey classic, Jack Daniels! Jack Daniels Old No 7: With only the finest grains, pristine water from the Cave Spring Hollow,and mellowed drop-by-drop through sugar maple charcoal. We proudly age in new, handcrafted white oak barrels, the same way we’ve been doing for more than 150 years. And our Tennessee Whiskey doesn’t follow a calendar. It’s only ready when our tasters say it is. We judge it by the way it looks. By its aroma. And of course, by the way it tastes. It’s how Jack Daniel himself did it over a century ago. And how we still do it today. Palate: Balance of sweet and oaky Jack Daniels Bonded: Tennessee- Jack Daniel's "Bonded" Tennessee Whiskey is Bottled-in-Bond, aged in select barrels for added depth and character. At 100 proof, the flavor delivers layered notes of caramel, rich oak and spice giving way to the pleasantly lingering finish. Jack Daniels Triple Mash: Tennessee- Jack Daniel's TRIPLE MASH Blended Straight Whiskey is a blend of Bonded American Malt, Rye and Tennessee Whiskey at 100 proof. It delivers notes of honey, malt and soft oak leading to a long lasting well rounded finish.

Duration:01:16:26

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EP 43: Mixologist Series - Keeper’s Heart

1/3/2024
MikeD and TI are back with another mixologist episode! In this one they decided to go with a single distillery and their recipes. Mamie Taylor: A classic whiskey-ginger with a dash of lime; perfect for an afternoon session or an evening aperitif. Ingredients 2 oz Keeper’s Heart Whiskey ½ oz lime juice 6 oz ginger beer Method Build ingredients in order given in a highball glass with an ice rod. Stir once, briefly. Keeper's Boulevardier: A slightly obscure whiskey cocktail that complements the herbal notes of Keeper's Heart with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. Ingredients 1 oz Keeper’s Heart Irish + Bourbon Cask Strength 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet vermouth Method Stir drink on ice cubes and strain into rocks glass with ice sphere. Garnish with a grapefruit twist. Cowboy Killer: This cocktail showcases a complexity and richness accessible only beyond 100 proof Ingredients 1½ oz Irish + Bourbon Cask Strength 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 dash Habanero or other spicy bitters (optional) ½ oz Fresh lime juice Coca Cola made with cane sugar Method In a highball or pint glass filled with ice, build all ingredients in order given. Stir briefly. Add Coca Cola and stir briefly once more.

Duration:00:24:28

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EP 42: Happy Holidays!

12/20/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we celebrate Christmas the best way we know how. With some nice bottles of bourbon!

Duration:00:44:18

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EP 41: Tour of Scotland Part 2

12/13/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the second part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 4: Port Dundas Distillery Age: 15 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Buttery and sweet with vanilla and brown sugar, and a zesty kick of citrus Palate: Maple syrup on pancakes, cereal and milk, gingerbread Finish: More ginger, more citrus, more vanilla Sample 11: Caol Ila distillery Age: 4 years Cask: Hogshead; 225 - 250L Nose: Woody, distinctly salty and lots of smoke Palate: Maritime notes of iodine, seaweed and tar, with smoke swirling on the palate. These notes fade into floral layers, alongside toasted seeds and malt Finish: Smoky peat, a hint of menthol, a slight maltiness Sample 23: Undisclosed; distillery in Islay Age: 12 years Cask: Hogshead; 225 - 250L Nose: Smoked pheasant, fatty and rich. Some old passive sherry notes. Cigar ends, a flinty minerality, antique books, clove cigarettes Palate: Clove oil, eucalyptus, leather-bound books, waxed oak floorboards, pickled brine, smoked pineapple salsa Finish: Menthol rolling tobacco, dry peat hearth, sandalwood, camphor, chilli

Duration:01:04:04

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EP 40: The Winter’s Wheat is Coming

12/6/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we invite Steve back onto this episode! We go through a few of the unique expressions from Maker's Mark! Maker's Mark was created by T. William "Bill" Samuels Sr., who purchased the Burks' Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky in 1953. Production began in 1954 and the first bottles were bottled in 1958. The brand's signature red wax seal is still hand-dipped today. The story of Maker's Mark began when Bill Samuels Sr. accidentally set fire to the family's 170-year-old recipe. He then experimented with different grains to create his own mash bill. The family's quest was to create a bourbon they enjoyed drinking and sharing with friends. Maker's Mark was the world's first premium bourbon. The brand was acquired by Hiram Walker in 1981. The Wood Finishing Series first hit shelves in 2019, as a spin-off of sorts to the company's Private Selection program. The idea was to take everything Maker's Mark had already learned about wood science and really push the boundaries of their signature, steadfast bourbon in the form of limited releases. Maker's Mark Limited Edition Wood Finishing Series Bourbon Whiskey 2019 Maker's Mark Limited Edition Wood Finishing Series Bourbon Whiskey 2023 Maker's Mark Cellar Aged

Duration:01:09:34

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EP 39: Icelandic Whisky

11/29/2023
In this episode join MikeD and TI as they discuss the whisky, Floki, that TI brought back from his trip to Iceland. Eimverk Distillery, founded in 2009, is the creator of the first Icelandic single malt whisky. All of their single malts are created from 100% Icelandic barley. Flóki Single Malt Flóki Single Malt Sherry Cask finish

Duration:00:49:30

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EP 38: It’s Rabbit Season

11/22/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we go down the Rabbit Hole and try some interesting whiskeys! History: Rabbit Hole Distillery is a relatively new player in the world of whiskey, founded in 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky, by Kaveh Zamanian. The distillery was born out of Zamanian's passion for whiskey and his desire to create something unique within the spirits industry. Zamanian, originally from Iran, immigrated to the United States and settled in Louisville. He was inspired by Kentucky's rich bourbon heritage and decided to start Rabbit Hole Distillery to craft his own distinct style of whiskey. One of Rabbit Hole's notable releases is their bourbon, which undergoes a unique maturation process in barrels made from wood sourced from France's Vosges region and finished with a toasted barrel technique, distinguishing it from traditional Kentucky bourbons. Rabbit Hole Dareringer Double Barrel PX Sherry Cask $74.99 93 proof Mash bill 65% corn, 25% Wheat, 10% Malted Barley Aged in Spanish casks. Partners with the Cabello family in Spain. The Dareringer Double Barrel PX Sherry Cask is a bourbon that undergoes a special aging process, starting with its maturation in new charred American oak barrels, which is a standard practice for bourbon. What sets it apart is its secondary aging in Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry casks. PX Sherry is a sweet, dark, and rich style of Sherry known for its luscious, raisin-like flavors. This secondary aging process in PX Sherry casks adds a layer of complexity and imparts unique flavors to the bourbon. The interaction between the bourbon and the Sherry-soaked wood influences the whiskey, infusing it with notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, and a rich sweetness, along with the classic bourbon characteristics like vanilla, oak, and spice. The term "Double Barrel" refers to the fact that the whiskey undergoes aging in two different types of barrels, contributing to the depth and complexity of the final product. Nose: Sherry, caramel, cherry Taste: Raisins, currants, cherries, almond, vanilla Rabbit Hole Boxergrail rye whiskey (pink label). 4yr 4 months $145 ($300) 105.1 proof Mash Bill ???? Rabbit Hole second Single Barrel release, they have hand-selected casks from an extremely limited number of Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey barrels. Each is a study in patience and creativity. To complement this one-of-a-kind whiskey, the packaging for each season of barrel releases will be unique and feature a different series of six original Limited Edition illustrations from renowned artist Sue Todd, commissioned by our Founder, Kaveh Zamanian. The result is a true work of art inside and out that could only be bottled at cask strength. Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey with a sour mash rye mash bill bottled at full cask strength. Proof will vary by bottle - but will generally fall between 100 and 125. Approximately only 150-200 bottles produced at 750mL. Yield will vary by barrel. Aged in #3, wood-fired, toasted & charred new American Oak barrels for 4+ years. The bottle side label includes the following personalization: • Handwritten ALC/VOL and Proof • Release Date • Individual Bottle Number • Artist Signature • Handwritten Name of Customer

Duration:01:14:22

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EP 37: Tour of Scotland Part 1

11/15/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we start the first part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 1: Glentauchers Distillery Age: 4 years Cask: 1st fill bourbon barrel Nose: Lemongrass and fresh orange, with oily barley Palate: Cherry bakewell, spicy cassia, brown sugar and buttered crumpets Finish: Salted caramel and sponge cake Sample 2: Tullibardine distillery Age: 7 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Apricot wheats, fresh pancakes and melted butter, and a dusting of cinnamon Palate: Honeyed toast and toffee apple, with oak spice and juicy raisins Finish: Lemon curd and buttery pastry, with toasty oak and sweet malt Sample 3: Undisclosed; distillery in Orkney Age: 5 years Cask: Hogshead; 225 - 250L Nose: Blackcurrant, ripe peaches, fruit jelly, hay Palate: Black pepper and strawberries, peach syrup, cherries Finish: Sweet and sour cherries, grassy, sea salt

Duration:01:02:22

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EP 36: Vermouth Takes Manhattan

11/8/2023
Join MikeD and TI as we dive into a classic whiskey cocktail, the Manhattan! We use three different vermouth to determine if they really do impact the flavors of a Manhattan. We go with the classic rye version of this legendary cocktail. Michter's Straight Rye Martini & Rossi Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Carpano Antica Recipe Used: 2oz whiskey of choice 1oz sweet vermouth 2 dashes angostura bitters

Duration:00:35:12

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EP 35: Howl at the Owl

10/31/2023
Kentucky Owl was founded by Charles Mortimer Dedman in 1879, operating until prohibition became law in 1916. At this point, the government seized some 250,0007 gallons of Kentucky Owl, taking it away for safekeeping. One night, the warehouse where the bourbon was stored burned to the ground. Oddly, for a building filled with alcohol, the fire lasted only a matter of hours, leading many to suspect the entire Kentucky Owl stock had been whisked away by organized crime to fuel their booming speakeasies. Number one suspect was Al Capone. A hundred years later, the great, great-grandson of C.M Dedman, Dixon Dedman revived the family business and set about blending a bourbon worthy of the Kentucky Owl name. Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Edition $99 (-$135) 100 proof Mash bill: Unknown. . blend of 4-11 year old bourbons In celebration of the long-standing ties that bind Irish and Kentucky whiskey making together, Kentucky Owl has partnered with Irish Whiskey Bonder, Louise McGuane to bring her craft in selecting rare whiskey barrels for their unique flavor profiles to this collaboration with Master Blender, John Rhea, to deliver this exceptional blended bourbon together. Nose: Caramel, honey, spice Taste: caramel, butterscotch, frosted cinnamon roll, chocolate orange, citrus peel, fruit, vanilla , wood Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition $119 (- $150) proof. Mash bill unknown. blend of 4, 5, 6, and 13 year old bourbons A collaboration with John Rhea, Kentucky Owl’s master blender, and Yahisa Yusuke, Japanese whiskey master blender for Nagahama Distillery in Japan. Takumi means "master" [or “artisan”] in Japanese, with the name of the release celebrating the art and craft of modern whisky blending. Rhea and Yahisa worked together to create the resulting Takumi Edition blend, with Rhea selecting four different formulations and sending the samples to Japan. Yahisa evaluated those samples, which represented different ages and mash bills available from Kentucky Owl. Yahisa then created different blends with those formulations to develop one most reflective of his Japanese whisky style. Nose: rye, caramel, fruit salad (bread, caramel, fruit, tobacco, oak) Taste: butter rye bread, caramel, cinnamon, apple , pear (caramel, cinnamon, apple pie crust, leather, oak, raisin)

Duration:01:34:24