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Santa Rosa, CA


Sonoma County Comedians Steve Ausburne & Casey Williams taste a different whiskey each episode. Spend an hour with us as we drink the whiskey, discuss the whiskey, drift into 20 year old pop culture references and icons, drink more whiskey, talk about upcoming shows and happenings in the Bar Area Comedy Scene, and finally, drink more whiskey.




Ep 157 Preacher's Pardon Bourbon

The Boys kick off the show trying to figure out the plural for Netflix, The recent Point Arena trip is recapped, Casey Williams has a hot take on Get Out. Florida and Hurricane Irma is discussed. Steve Ausburne spent a summer in Tennessee. Whiskey Tasting Time! Preacher’s Pardon Bourbon is on the menu. The Untouchables and Sour Candy are given some love. James Harden has his own sour candy! Smelly markers are a new tasting note. Back to School Night is better with booze. Nazis have ruined...

Duration: 01:18:12

Ep 156 Hoolis C. Nation at Sign of the Whale in Point Arena

LIVE from Sign of the Whale in Point Arena, CA! Hoolis C. Nation joins us along with Crispin Cain and Tamar Kaye from American Craft Whiskey Distillery. Hollis is their official mixologist, and boy did he deliver. He started with a Tea drink based on a fedora. We take the apothecary filter test. All kinds of booze Science. Chill filtered is explained. Russel Henry Dark Gin joins the party. Gin history is explored. Hoolis concocts a Bijou with Yellow Chartreuse from the 1970’s. Crispin saw...

Duration: 01:27:57

Ep 155 Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

The Boys open the show with a little Night Court action. Marijuana now legal in California and there are some thoughts on the subject. Whiskey Tasting Time! Bulleit Barrel Strength is on the menu and if you like the part where the alcohol kicks in, you won’t have to wait long on this one. Classic Breyers Ice Cream Commercials are discussed so of course the career of Fred Myers comes up. Shhh…conspiracy talk! The Ewoks from Return of the Jedi finally get the credit for their math skills they...

Duration: 01:18:02

Ep 154 Low Gap Whiskey 2

We re-visit Crispin Cain from American Craft Whiskey Distillery, Greenway Distillers, and Low Gap Whiskey. We taste unreleased booze from the barrel and have the best time ever. Crispin tells us all about the Odd Fellows and his favorite bartender. We also get into his famous Rose Liqueur and dive deep into Greenway Distillers Absinthe. LET’S GET WEIRD! iTunes Website =...

Duration: 01:41:19

Ep 153 Sonoma County Distilling Co. 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey

The Boys open the show revealing their new door to door marketing plan. Steve Ausburne reveals tips for how to deal with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Joke stealing comes up, BEEEEEF!. The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon seems to be doing okay. We learn all about Canadian Jesus. Candied bacon sounds delicious. Favorite 90’s cartoons like Duck Tails, Rescue Rangers, Animaniacs, Tiny Tunes, & Darkwing Duck are remembered fondly. Whiskey Tasting Time! Sonoma County Distilling Company 2nd Chance Wheat is...

Duration: 01:14:28

Ep 152 Old Forester 1870 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

“We’re back! Unplugged! Well, we forgot mic cables, so we’re using an ambient stereo mic, but we missed you, so here you go.” -BPCP The Boys open the show telling you everything you never wanted to know about Tarmac. The Internet is trying to make us dumber. iTunes Reviews dovetail nicely into The New Zoo Review, Buster and Me, The Bloodhound Gang, Weekly Reader, 321 Contact, and Mathnet…all those learnin’ shows. Whiskey Tasting Time! Old Forester 1870 Signature Kentucky Straight Bourbon...

Duration: 01:16:09

Ep 151 Big Bottom Small Batch Barlow Trail American Blended Whiskey

The Boys open the show with some timely Facts of Life talk which of course dovetails into Happy Days. The career of Ted McGinley is explored. Steve Ausburne nails a Wordsworth from Heathcliff impression. Casey Williams counters with a Fonzie. The first ever bad iTunes review is read. Whiskey Tasting Time! Big Bottom Small Batch Barlow Trail American Blended Whiskey is on the menu. Zippo tricks! Vaping would be so cool if it wasn’t for the people who vape, Mamba vs Now and Laters. Why it’s...

Duration: 01:22:45

Ep 150 LIVE From Sally Tomatoes Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Live from Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park! The Boys open the show with some Kirk Cameron talk. They taste Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery and host hilarious stand up comedy sets from James Rowan, Chey Bell, and headliner Jesse Fernandez. Link us that smile again… iTunes Website = Facebook =...

Duration: 01:40:48

Ep 149 JP Wiser's Deluxe Canadian Rye Whisky

The Boys are back in the studio and Steve Ausburne opens the show with the story of how he got his Glasses…careful ladies. Casey Williams takes us on a long journey through decades of GI Joe theme songs. Whiskey Tasting Time! JP Wiser’s Deluxe Canadian Rye Whisky is on the menu today. Is cologne still legal? Zima is coming back, and they know why. Cartoons we were too old to watch but did anyway such as Animaniacs, Duck Tails, Tiny Toons, Rescue Rangers, & Batman The Animated Series are...

Duration: 01:12:11

Ep 148 Elijah Craig Small Batch Whiskey

Live from Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park, CA. The Boys taste Elijah Craig Small Batch Whiskey and host standup comedians. Ian Kung Ricky Del Rosario Frankie Marcos Victor Pacheco Butch Escobar They also give out fun prizes and the whole thing is mixed live by Legendary Sonoma County DJ Rob Cervantes. Your digital Celebration Destination... iTunes Website = Facebook...

Duration: 01:45:41

Ep 147 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2008

The Boys open the show confounded by how the Brits can’t seem to spell. Casey Williams dropped his son off at the mall to “hang out” which inspires a nostalgic trip to the mall from the 90’s. Aladdin’s Castle, Mrs. Fields, Copeland’s Sports, International Imports, and Hot Dog On A Stick are all remembered fondly. Whiskey tasting time! Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2008 is on the menu today. Remember Dirt clod fights in vacant lots? That’s what we need today. The NBA All Star Weekend...

Duration: 01:42:10

Ep 146 Four Roses Small Batch Whiskey

(NSFW) Live from SF Sketchfest with special guest Chad Opitz! The boys open the show with a shameless plea for a Goorin Brothers sponsorship. It just makes sense right? Casey Williams already doesn’t like the new ChiPs movie. A new darker, grittier ALF film is pitched. Steve Ausburne and Chad get into some video store classics. The career of Robert Picardo is explored. Whiskey tasting time! Four Roses Small Batch is on the menu today. Chad tells us about a party he went to at Yanni's...

Duration: 01:24:15

Ep 145 Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The Boys open the show with some hot Knight Rider talk. KITT should have been a character on Mask. Casey Williams went to school with the son of Jack Blades from Night Ranger. Remember the Nintendo Game & Watch? Better voice actor: William Daniels or Peter Cullen? Whiskey Tasting Time! Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is on the menu today. Wild Turkey fans tune in! The classic film, “They Live” is re-imagined. The career of John Carpenter is explored. Steve...

Duration: 01:17:41

Ep 144 Oola Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey

The Boys open the show with a discussion about correcting people when they mispronounce your name. This is mostly because Casey Williams accidentally mispronounced Steve Ausburne's name at the top of the show and tried to make it sound like it was intentional. Or was it? A lengthy Social Media discussion ensues. Donald Trump is discussed without making it political somehow. There's talk of Amazon and iTunes Reviews, why? Because we want some! Review us on iTunes. Whiskey Tasting Time!...

Duration: 01:23:24

Ep 143 Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15yr

The Boys open the show with some timely Perfect Strangers discussion Casey Williams gets heightsick (New Word!) What are we going to do with Star Wars now that Carrie Fisher is gone? The ending of Lost is spoiled. Whiskey Tasting Time! Steve Ausburne breaks out some Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15yr and a whole lot of Garth Brooks. This leads to a whole Country Music discussion that probably goes on too long, but hey! Charlie Daniels! New Year's Eve is recapped, and there's some talk...

Duration: 01:16:49

Ep 142 Fremont Mischief Whiskey

The Boys open the show with some timely talk about Moonlighting (yes, the 80's TV Show with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd) Which is a great excuse to talk about the best Christmas movie of all time...Die Hard. The big Sonoma County Holiday Comedy Jam is Recapped, Casey Williams was recently defeated by a Manhattan. Whiskey Tasting Time! Fremont Mischief Whiskey is on the menu this evening. Teddy Grahams were delicious. It turns out Nickelodeon's Double Dare stole their idea from the...

Duration: 01:19:32

Ep 141 Sonoma County Holiday Comedy Jam

A Very Special Episode! Casey Williams and Steve Ausburne (with the help of some Templeton Rye) host their annual Sonoma County Holiday Comedy Jam! Featuring some of our favorite local comics, this epic saga of a comedy show was an absolute blast. We recorded the whole thing for you! Why? Because we care! Get ready to laugh your jingle bells off with Josh Argyle, Brian Thomas, Chris Ferdinandson, Ricky Del Rosario, KC Chandara, Jill Maragos, Mike Olson, Juan Carlos, and Nick Hoffman! It’s...

Duration: 02:21:49

Ep 140 Old Weller Antique 107

The Boys dive right into the huge Three’s Company Lyrics Controversy. Does Richard Kline get residuals from Leisure Suit Larry? Wheel of Fortune has sure changed over the years. Silver Spoons origins are explored. Alan Thicke –RIP. Whiskey Tasting Time! Old Weller Antique 107 is on the menu today. Reece’s Pieces vs Peanut Butter M&M’s. Steve Ausburne has a timely review of Vibes with Jeff Goldblum which leads right into the career of Wes Anderson’s. John Larroquette had a movie career too,...

Duration: 01:24:53

Ep 139 Dark Northern Straight Rye Whiskey

Old show, new to you! This was recorded on Election night 2016. The Boys open the show with some hot Fraggle Rock talk which dovetails nicely into Shannon Tweed, Cinemax, The Movie Channel and Showtime After Dark. Old School Nintendo is missed by everyone. Whiskey Tasting Time! Dark Northern Straight Rye Whiskey is on the menu today. It’s Election Day, who will win? Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? A 3rd party robot overlord? The real issues in this country are broken down: Chip Card Readers...

Duration: 01:11:09

Ep 138 Ol' Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon

The Boys open the show with some hot Greatest American Hero talk. We need William Katt on the show. Steve Ausburne has a weird selection of warm up songs. The career of Shannon Tweed is discussed. Remember Super Fuzz? Casey Williams sure does. Whiskey Tasting Time! Ol’ Major Bacon Flavored Bourbon is on the menu today. Why you should be careful when you eat beets. Best Vampire Movie, Lost Boys, Once Bitten or Love at First Bite. Finally the review you didn’t ask for Zorro the Gay Blade....

Duration: 01:06:16

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