Will and the Greeze make a trip to their buddy Logan's house to drink in his home bar. He's a collector of movie memorabilia, and decided to call his home bar the "Geek-easy," as a play off of the work speakeasy. Three out of the four whiskies they try even have tie-ins to movies. Will and the Greeze took over some Thomas H Handy for Logan to try, since he hadn't had it.
Will had to make a last-minute, whirlwind trip to DC for work, and while he was there he decided to stop into the famous Jack Rose Dining Saloon for some dinner and some whiskey. Even though he knew it was a "must do" for whiskey fans, he failed to grasp the immensity of the place. He went on a whiskey journey that may not be topped ever, drinking unicorns throughout the night. Then, after the 15, the guys try Rittenhouse Rye.
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Will and the Greeze start talking about changes in the bourbon industry, Greeze starts ranting, and they do a side by side of Elijah Craig Small Batch vs 13 year age stated... then Greeze rants some more. Then, after the 15, they try Maker's Cask Strength.
Last week the guys were talking about drinking bourbon and coke, so this week they decided to do a showdown. Using red solo cup style shot glasses, they mixed up this classic gameday cocktail with 5 different whiskies: Booker's, Old Fitzgerald, EH Taylor Single Barrel, Heaven Hill 6yr (90 proof), and Sazerac Rye. Then, they blind taste tested each of them and ranked them to find the perfect whiskey 'n coke. Then, after the 15, Will and the Greeze try Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel neat and give their buy, bar, pass rating for it. Enjoy.
Paul Steele of the Steele Speakeasy (sometimes called the Patron Saint of Bourbon by the PodCask) had Will and the Greeze back over for some good bourbon. As you'll hear, we planned on drinking 6 whiskies and ended up drinking 9. Two bourbons we drank were dusties bottled in the 60s: Austin Nichols Wild Turkey and Ezra Brooks 12 year. Among other things tasted: 4 from the Parker's Heritage collection, Old Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond, William Larue Weller 2016, 1792 Port Finish.
ALSO -- the great Brita experiment with Wild Turkey happens in this... don't miss it!
It's a new year, and Will and the Greeze have a casual conversation about some of the things they've learned. Specifically, they talk about how they love the relationships built around whiskey, the progression from mixed to neat bourbon, and a few stories mixed in. Then, after the 15, they try Jim Beam Bonded bourbon. They thought it would be a good idea to try something more accessible, after last week's BourbonPaloozaExtravaganza. Enjoy.