American Whisky Jesus
Drink with Me Episode 7: Aberlour A'bunadh
In this episode of drink with me, we're having Aberlour's very interesting and exciting A'bunadh. It's got one of the best Whisky Origin Stories out there, including a tale of true knuckle-headedness from the 70s. Murdina and I cover a lot of ground, including the correct pronunciation of "neanderthal," which extinct animal we'd most like to eat (Murdina shares her family Mammoth recipe), and of course her candy pairing. This is one of AWJ's favorite whiskies and favorite distilleries, so go...
Drink with Me Episode 6: Ardbeg 10
The first peated whisky we've done on the podcast, the Ardbeg 10 is going to knock your socks off. If you're not wearing socks, put some on, because they're going to get knocked off...seriously, though Murdina and I invite you (if you're legal) to buy yourself a bottle of Ardbeg 10, get a couple glasses and a couple friends and Drink with Us! We talk about why whisky is (and isn't) "smoky" and why a lot of people get stuck on that, when they really shouldn't. I also tell the story of getting...
Drink with Me Episode 5: Kaiyo Cask Strength
Before you hit Play, head down to your favorite spirits purveyor and pick up a bottle of Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Whisky. We are drinking the cask strength version, but I recommend you buy the non-cask strength version instead. Anyway, your pick. Oh, and stop by a 7/11 or something and pick up a Payday bar. Why, you ask? You'll find out. Murdina Flummery and I talk about this interesting and quirky whisky, and then our minds wander and we talk about a bunch of other stuff. Also Murdina spills a...
Drink with Me Episode 4: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010
We drink the superb Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010. Ah, you can taste the terroir! This week, Murdina ditched me and went on vacation, so I'm drinking with the never not funny Arthur. We get into a range of topics, including the planes, trains and automobiles it takes to get to Islay (where Bruichladdich is made), Arthur discovering surprising Russian roots, the wisdom (or not) of Mel Gibson, Onion Dreams, and we take a couple unexpected turns to the Dark Side...all while really enjoying...
Drink with Me Episode 3: Balcones Baby Blue
A great American whisky to drink along with me (American Whisky Jesus) and Murdina Flummery on Independence Day (or whenever.) Go to your local fine purveyor of spirits, buy a bottle of Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky, and press play. In this episode...wasn't there a movie where a genius baby with a giant head ruled the world?...Our intern Jeffrey falls down on the job of bringing us blue corn tortilla chips...we organize a field trip to Waco, Texas to visit the Balcones guys...Murdina...
Drink with Me Episode 2: Teeling Single Grain
Go to a purveyor of fine spirits, buy a bottle of Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey and drink along with American Whisky Jesus and Murdina Flummery. In this episode...the strange and glorious recent history of Irish whiskey...what "triple-distilling" is all about and whether you should care...Murdina can't think of anything in the entire world that's newer than Cabernet Sauvignon...the dental health benefits of Teeling Whiskey...how they're always after me lucky charms...and the whole thing...
Drink with Me Episode 1: Glenfarclas 12 Year Old
Drink Glenfarclas 12 year old with me! A perfect whisky for both whisky lovers and whisky newbies. Join AWJ and his good friend, Murdina Flummery, as they open this little masterpiece, drink it and talk about it. You can do the same! We just won't hear you.