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Bourbon Of The Year 2018: Live Recording

Hello, long time no see! The Gents are back with their first podcast in 6 months. So what momentous event could have caused this return you ask? Well it just so happens to be that time of year again, where the Gents get together to deliberate over their choice of ‘bourbon of the year’ and record it for your listening pleasure. This is a raw unedited recording of Mav and Mr Pie sitting down trying to work out their top ten bourbons of 2018, and of course pick an overall winner to be crowned...


Episode 28 - You Can't Stop The Squeak

This is last ever episode of the Bourbon Gents podcast. Ever! We would like to thank all of our listeners who have been with us on this journey over the last 2 years. Both Myself (Mav) and Mr Pie have had a blast recording the show and getting all your feedback - which admittedly at the start was mainly about how bad the audio quality was :) We decided this would be the last episode about 15 minutes before we recorded so we ended up throwing the normal format out of the window and instead...


Episode 27 - It Makes Your Hands Look Bigger

In this episode the Gents manage to get the audio back under control and don't sound as much like they are recording in a tunnel. Among other things we also review Hudson Baby Bourbon, discuss Wild Turkey's new offering, and keep up our terrible track record in the Blind Taste Test section. For those #TOOFT fans out there we do another theme tune related favourite (we get the most feedback about those ones) along with 2 quick fire faves as we realise we've run out of time. Enjoy!


Episode 26 - The Jingling

In this episode (the first numbered one in over a month) we get back to basics. No World Cup draw, no April foolery, just the good old Bourbon Gents podcast you know and love - or at least kinda like. The Gents tiptoe through a gender minefield, face off in a Bourbon Battle, review Weller 12, and do a blind side by side comparison of Elijah Craig 12yo and the new NAS Small Batch. Can we tell the difference? Listen on to find out. And, as always, we bring you another round of #TOOFT. One...


Archive Episode

As the Gents have been busy with the World Cup for the past month we haven't been able to record our regular scheduled podcast. Never ones to disappoint their loyal listeners we have instead a rare 'treat' for you. Long long ago, before the Bourbon Gents even existed, and before we had a website, we used to record podcasts to pass the time while we worked abroad. We never published these anywhere and only our work colleagues ever heard them... until now. For one time only, sit back and...


Bourbon Gents World Cup Draw: 2018

It's that time of year again! Try to contain your excitement as the gents draw the bourbons' who will be entered into this years tournament. The Bourbon Gents World Cup starts on the 9th March and this time there will be twice as many entries as last year. That's right a whopping 64 teams (bourbons) will be picked from a hat (bowl) to see who will play who in the first round. So if you like the idea of listening to Mav and Mr Pie read a loads of names from a bits of paper then this is the...


Episode 25 - The One With The Curly Haired Magician

In this podcast the Gents talk excitedly about the up coming Bourbon World Cup, review Makers Mark, fumble around in the dark trying to guess the blind taste test dram, and muse yet again on the lack of jingles our listeners haven't sent us. Bee Gee fans will find #TOOFT at 01h 04m 40s, and it sees the return of an old friend of the Gents. For those of you that want to hear the draw for the World Cup live then download our special podcast and listen along with the Gents as they draw the 64...


The Mailbag - 1

The Gents are getting so much feedback from our lovely listeners these days that we have decided to dedicate whole podcasts to answering them - and this is the first. So if you ever wanted to know what Mr Pie thinks of De Niro comedies, or how the Gents became friends, then this is the podcast for you. Enjoy!


Episode 24 - The Blade, the Bow, & the Brookers

In this slightly delayed episode of the podcast we discuss Mav's trip to Scotland, rant yet again about the crazy world of whiskey scoring systems, and make Bourbon Gents history in the blind tasting section. For our review we taste the lesser spotted (at least in the UK) Blade and Bow bourbon and attempt to explain the solera system. In the bourbon battle we face off 2 heavyweights of the bourbon world, and for TOOFT fans we have a bit of a mixed bag. Enjoy!


Episode 23 - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

In this episode we kick off the first podcast of the new year by introducing a new snappier (we hope) format, intended to cut out some of the waffle and focus on the things that make the Bourbon Gents... well the Bourbon Gents! We review our Bourbon Of the Year G. T. Stagg, try our hand at tongue twisters, and have our best attempt yet at guessing a blind tasting. Enjoy!


Bourbon Of The Year - 2017

One for the fans this.... No TOOFT. No Bourbon Battle. Not even Mr Pie's Boring Bit. This is just a recording of Mav and Mr Pie sitting down trying to work out their top ten bourbons of 2017, and of course pick an overall winner to be crowned our BOTY (Bourbon Of The Year). We just hit record and then set about discussing the list, so we really mean it when we say this is for the fans. If you're still with us after that warning, and want to see behind the scenes of how the Gents come to...


Episode 22 - Happy Xmas Bee Gees

In this (not very) Xmas episode we prove that we are complete bourbon amateurs by doing a blind taste test. We tried Mav's advent dram live on the podcast and are shocked to say the least when we get the reveal. Also in this episode we review Maker's Mark Cask Strength, talk about the worlds oldest aged bourbon, and face off in another Bourbon Battle. We round off the final TOOFT of the year (and possibly ever) with 3 of our favourite Christmas things. Happy Xmas to you all from the Gents!


Episode 21 - The word of the day is 'Voluptuous'

In this episode the Gents come back to earth with a bump as we are guest free again, so normal service is resumed with just regular old Mav and Mr Pie to entertain you (and we are using the word 'entertain' loosely). Highlights include - Mr Pie wearing a scarf, the word 'voluptuous' being mentioned too many times, and the Gents knowledge of musicals is exposed as nill. Other areas of interest is our review of Jeffersons Reserve, a revisit of Eagle Rare, and a discussion on the latest...


Episode 20 - The Urban Gents

On this bumper episode of the Bourbon Gents podcast we are joined by a very special guest - The Urban Alchemist (@urban_alchemacy) bartender extraordinaire, ambassador for Heaven Hill Distillery, and all round good guy. We review Old Forester 'Statesman', face off another 2 bourbons in our Bourbon Battle section, and do our best attempt at a professional interview. Finally we manage to squeeze in a quick #TOOFT at 01:38:08 where amongst other things you can find out what Mr Pie & Mav's...


Episode 19 - The Unofficial Podcast of Bourbon

In this episode we respond to some bourbon banter and officially become the unofficial bourbon podcast! More importantly we review our first product from Jack Daniels, as we try their 'Single Barrel Select' offering. We also try our hand at accents - it doesn't go well. There is another Bourbon Battle, and as always we finish with #TOOFT - which for those of you who are new to the podcast is shorthand for 'Three Of Our Favourite Things' and can be found at 01:00:38. Enjoy!


Episode 18 - Bourbon Battle

In this episode we take a long hard look at ourselves over the realisation that our 3rd ever highest scoring bourbon review was for Wild Turkey 81. We've had so much feedback questioning our sanity that we thought the only right thing was to re-review it live on the podcast. So were we nuts and need to correct our scores? Or is Wild Turkey 81 really that good? Listen on to find out! That's not all though, we also introduce a brand new segment to the show where we pit bourbons off against...


Episode 17 - Alexa's Creek

In this episode we have a special guest (don't get your hopes up), review Rowan's Creek, and discuss Mav's long list of recent purchases. #TOOFT can be found at minute 51:16 for those of you that only tune in for that (and we know there are a few of you!). Enjoy.


Episode 16 - You Son Of a Gun

In this episode we review 'Bulleit bourbon' (yes we were also surprised we hadn't done this already) and take a look at an interesting drink that Mav found on his travels called 'Son Of A Gun' that has been aged in ex Jim Beam casks. Due to popular demand from now on we will be publishing the #TOOFT time in the notes, so if you want to skip straight to the (bizarrely) fan favourite part of the podcast then head to 48:12 and listen to the Gents discussing 3 more of their favorite...


Episode 15 - And The Winner Is ...

In this episode we apologise a lot, salute our new friends over at the Techdown podcast, bathe in the glow of Four Roses master distiller Brent Elliott holding our trophy, and draw the winner of our competition to win Mav's infinity bottle. In our love it or hate it 'Three Of Our Favourite Things' section #TOOFT we get slightly out of control and spend most of it laughing at ourselves. We hope you enjoy the podcast and good luck to all those who entered the competition! Cheers.


Episode 14 - Mr Pie's High Rye

At this point in time the Gents are experiencing technical issues on a level never seen by man before (or at least by the geniuses at iTunes). Somehow our podcast feed has been hijacked by someone else's, so for now this episode will only appear on android devices. We're working on it! In this months episode of the podcast we review Willett Pot Still bourbon, give out the details of our competition to win Mav's awesome infinity bottle, and insult just about every American sport (sorry)....