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).
First, Will and the Greeze try their hand at being armchair economists. They take some harder to find whiskies and say what they would price it at to keep it on the shelf. Then, after the 15, they drink Pure Kentucky XO.
Southern Whiskey Society (www.southernwhiskeysociety.com) will not only have amazing whiskey, but food from 9 amazing Southern chefs. These are highly celebrated chefs coming from all over the South to make food for us. We talk to them bout delicious food and delicious whiskey they like to drink. Check it out.
In this episode, we talk to:
Andy Chapman of Eat Y'all, who organized the chefs
Kelly Fields of Willa Jean in New Orleans
Jean-Paul Bourgeois of Blue Smoke in New York City
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food in Atlanta
Cole Ellis of Delta Meat Market in Cleveland, MS
Will and the Greeze finally get Jeff Schwartz on the show to talk about whiskey and writing for Bourbon and Banter. He has some great pieces up, but we specifically talk some about "The Life and Times of a Whiskey Reviewer". Check it out and also follow him on Instagram @WhiskeyFellow.
Then, after the 15, they drink Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond.
Will and the Greeze visit Chris from Made South and Joe Bourbon to have another Made South drinking night and to discuss the Southern Whiskey Society. This is an event in Franklin, TN on Aug. 5, 2017. There will be over 30 different whiskies represented, so we drink whiskey from some of the folks that will be at the event.
THEN, Chris gives the guys a pour of an unreleased bourbon making its debut at Southern Whiskey Society's VIP hour. You aren't going to want to miss this surprise!
www.southernwhiskeysociety.com -- go here and get tickets now. They will fly off the shelves when you hear what you get to try.
First, Will and the Greeze discuss their top 5 whiskies they consider "dark horse" picks. These are whiskies they don't necessarily talk about much or they don't get a lot of praise in the bourbon community, but see they see as go-to picks. Then they try a random mix of a bourbon and rye that was recommended by Ralfy. Then after the 15, they try Basil Hayden's Bourbon.
Will read an article on BreakingBourbon.com written by Eric called "A Different Perspective Changed My Buying Habits." He thought it was an interesting take, as its so hard to not get caught up in the hype all the good bourbon being released. He decided to share it with the Greeze to see what he thinks. Check out the article, too.
Then, after the 15, Will and the Greeze try Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon.