First, Will and Greeze try a dusty sample of Benchmark 6 year from 1975. This was a sample from our friend Jerome. Greeze gets greezy. Then they revisit Evan Williams 12yr. Then Greeze gets greezy. Then they go to the 15 and drink Jack Daniel's Straight Tennessee Rye. Greeze gets greezy. Then Will blinds Greeze. He gets even more Greezy. Then he goes on a rant. Merry Christmas.
The 2nd Annual ChristmasBourbonPaloozaExtravaganza happened this week. It's our Christmas tasting we through for our buddies with Chris from Made South and Joe Bourbon. This year we went crazy and did 16+ whiskeys in the tasting. It was an epic night, and a feat most mere mortals couldn't handle. Here is the list:
Old Taylor 6 Year (pre-game)
Kentucky Owl Rye Whiskey Batch 1
Kentucky Owl Bourbon Batch 7
Evan Williams 23 Year
Dusty Wild Turkey (1993)
1969 Old Crow Chessmen 10 Year
Four Roses Al Young
2017 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition
2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
E.H. Taylor Four Grain
Belle Meade Bourbon “Carother’s” Store Pick
Joseph Magnus “NASA” Store Pick
2017 George T. Stagg
2017 Thomas H. Handy
2017 William Larue Weller
2017 Parker’s Heritage
Plus, Chris threw in a brown bag. Listen along with our night and hear how crazy it got. Hope you all have a great week preparing for Christmas, because it may take you a while to get through all this!
First, Will and the Greeze talk about prohibition, because they recorded this on Dec. 5 (repeal day). As to be expected, that goes off the rails. Will also talks about some fine whiskeys that he drank at a buddy's house. Then after the 15, they take Evan Williams 12 year (Red Label) for a spin. Enjoy.
This week let you listen in to a Friday tradition we like to call Old Fashioned Friday. Basically, we sit around the office of Chris from Made South, drink Eli Mason Old-Fashioneds, and come up with bourbon fueled ideas. Then, after the 15, we try Early Times Bottled-in-Bond and argue about it for a bit.
Important note: if you want a chance to win a slot at our Christmasbourbonpalooza Extravaganza, visit the link below to bid. The proceeds will be going Davis House Child Advocacy Center. Merry Christmas!
In this episode, Will and the Greeze give four items each that bourbon lovers may want for Christmas. This is the first time the guys have done a holiday "wish list" type episode, so buckle up. Then after they each give their four, Greeze gives a fifth, because he didn't listen to the instructions. Then, after the 15, they drink Cabin Still bourbon. Because of their experience with that, Will makes up for it with a special throwback pour.
First, Will and the Greeze talk about traveling with an open bottle of whiskey. A question about this came from a listener and hopefully we can help you with some tips for your Thanksgiving travels. Then, they talk with distiller Sam Mead about Wyoming Whiskey. Then, after the 15, they try three different offerings from Wyoming Whiskey: Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon, Wyoming Whiskey Double Cask Bourbon, and Outryder Bottled-in-Bond Straight American Whiskey. Enjoy.
The Barrels and Brews crew: Justin, James, and Dan the Bearded Dram met us at Greeze's house for a little whiskey drinkin'. We learn quite a bit about the process of picking single barrel "store picks" from retailer's perspective. We hype Justin's picks a lot, so we figured it was time we had him on to hear from the source about his experiences. Then, after the 15, they have Ezra B. 12 year-old Single Barrel and give it the buy, bar, pass treatment.
Will and the Greeze make it out to the Made South barn after what feels like an eternity. Will, the Greeze, Chris, and Joe Bourbon all bring a secret bottle in a brown bag and pour it for everyone. Then after everyone gives their thoughts/guesses, it is revealed. Our friends Chris and Phil provided the Krystal burgers for the night. After making it through the first four bourbons, things sort of go off the rails and the guys just hang out and talk. Enjoy.
P.S. Go to www.MADESOUTH.com/holiday to get tickets to the Made South Holiday market in Franklin, TN on Nov. 17-18. It's a blast!
A lot is covered in this episode. Some embarrassing facts about Will are revealed. Then they fawn over the Belle Meade pick from Carothers. Then Will blinds Greeze. Then, after the 15, they crack the 2017 George T. Stagg.
First, the Greeze offers a retraction on some faulty reporting. Then, Will and the Greeze drink Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale & Stout in a second beer edition of the PodCask. Finally, after the fifteen, they try Peerless Stright Rye from Louisville, KY. It's a 24 month old rye, sweet mash, non-chill filtered. Thanks to Joe Bourbon (@bourbonfindoftheday) for the generous sample to try.
We change gears a little bit this week. Our buddy Logan comes back over to drink some whiskey and talk about the Podcruise. We themed our bourbon in this episode to relate to the cruise, so we drank Jefferson's Ocean. We talk A LOT about whiskey and sprinkle in some random stories. You'll like this one.
Pretty straightforward episode. First, Will and the Greeze decide to do a blind tasting for each other. Then, after the 15, they try Black Maple Hill Premium Small Batch Oregon Bourbon. Plus, there is a Greeze rant thrown in.
First we hear about Greeze's trip to Chicago, which took a detour through Bardstown. He also met up with a PodCask listener, and somehow scored a Weller 12. Then, after the 15, we try a High West American Prairie Bourbon single barrel pick from Elixir Wine and Spirits in Spring Hill, TN. This one is finished in Barreled Manhattan barrels for 1 year and 7 months. Enjoy.
Will and the Greeze try some Southern Belle red wine, which is finished in Pappy Van Winkle Barrels. Then Greeze decides to throw some Buffalo Trace in the wine. Then things really get out of hand when they mix Old Weller Antique with Mellow Corn and call it "Old Yeller" for the 15... Pour yourself a drink for this one folks. You'll need it.
Will and the Greeze take on a controversial topic and list 5 whiskies that they each think are over rated. *trigger warning* you most likely will disagree with many of their choices. Then, after the 15, they try the new Kentucky Owl Rye. This is an 11 year old, 110.6 proof small batch rye.
Greeze brings over some real, backwoods West Virginia blackberry moonshine to drink today. Being about as high proof as it gets, the two quickly delve into issues like college football and other important matters. Then, after the 15, they decide to drink EH Taylor Straight Rye.
Will is a bit sleepy because of the birth of his daughter, so he catches Greeze up on what has been going on -- including drinking at the hospital. They also talk about some tasting notebooks called "33 Glasses of Whiskey" which help you take notes on the whiskies you're drinking. Then, after the 15, they bring up Will's mother-in-law to try the Whistle Pig Old World Bespoke Blend from Carother's Wine and Spirits.
It's September, which means it is now Bourbon Heritage Month. Will and the Greeze talk about what that means, read a US Senate resolution from 2007, and discuss Bourbon & Banter's 30 Days of Bourbon challenge. Check it out!
First, Will and the Greeze talk about a lot of random things before getting to their topic of adding water to whiskey. They talk about this article, loosely. Then, after the 15, they drink Rowan's Creek. Enjoy.
We were super excited about doing a clever Wheel of Fortune-style "before & after" for this week's title. First, we try Leisuremann's Travel Old Fashioned Mix. You can check it out here. Then, after the 15, we try Fighting Cock. We somehow get off on a tangent about the ethics of rooster fighting. Enjoy.
First, Will surprises Greeze with a sample that a friend sent them. It's a delicious member of the BTAC family that Greeze has not had before. Then they discuss great bourbons to drink with your buddies when you need to go all night. Thanks Brian for the topic. Then they try Willett 3 year rye in the 15. This one is 108.6 proof.
In this bonus episode, we take you to the Southern Whiskey Society event, which happened on Aug. 5, 2017. You hear from our friends Chad and Sara from It's Bourbon Night, Chef Cole Ellis, Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois, Dixon Dedman of Kentucky Owl, and Chris Thomas from Made South. You'll hear the guys go 0-60 in a Tesla with Dixon Dedman, eat delicious food, and drink delicious whiskey.
Will and the Greeze get into a discussion about liquor stores that offer "bourbon clubs," in light of a recent local shop that decided to offer one. These clubs offer many perks, but the main reason many folks join is a chance to buy highly allocated releases like Pappy and BTAC. Greeze has been a fan of these groups for a while, but a new shop's offering has caused quite a stir in our local bourbon community. The two analyze this new offering and talk about the pros and cons of stores offering these types of groups. Then, after the 15, the guys drink 1792 full proof.
Will and the Greeze talk about Greeze's favorite YouTube channel, play scratch-off lottery and drink an Eli Mason cocktail. Then, after the 15, they try Peg Leg Porker 12 year old Tennessee Bourbon, courtesy of Joe Bourbon (@BourbonFindoftheDay).