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The PodCask: a Podcast About Whiskey

A podcast about bourbon, whiskey, and sometimes scotch. Will and the Greeze learn about the culture, history, and enjoyment of various whiskies.
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Nov 29, 2021

Will and Greeze went back to the live event where it all started: Whiskey Warmer in Westhaven. Back in 2017, Whiskey Warmer was the first live podcast event that we were a feature of. This year, we went back and had some fun drinking whiskey, schmoozing, and generally distracting folks from a Tennessee football game on the tv behind us.

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Nov 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Will tells Greeze a story about a liquor store in Eastaboga, AL. Then Greeze talks about hanging out with their friends Leon & Tricia. After the pleasantries are out of the way, they each give 3 whiskeys they are thankful for this year. Then, after the 15, they give a Buy, Bar, Pass rating for 1792 Bottled In Bond Store Pick from Red Dog Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN.

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Nov 22, 2021

The PodCask is back with another Buy Bar Pass review. This time we try Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon. This new release is 90.8 proof and will cost you in the $50-60 price range. It is a blend of wheated and high rye mashbills, and contains 4 year, 5.5 year, and 8.5 year old whiskey. Subscribe to our channel for more bourbon reviews and updates.

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Nov 16, 2021

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On this episode of the PodCask, Greeze got to pick the topic. A few weeks back on social media, Greeze claimed a "divisional shift" was coming to whiskey. Will tries to coax out of him what he means by that, and a lively discussion about ethics, laws, secondary markets, and retailers follows. 

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Nov 12, 2021

Benchmark Bourbon has been an 80 proof shelf dweller for a long time. Recently, the kind folks at Buffalo Trace expanded the lineup with 5 more offerings of varying proofs and expressions: Top Floor, Small Batch, Bonded, Full Proof, and Single Barrel. Will was in Kentucky recently to pick up the full line up for us to try on the show and give our critiques. 

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Nov 5, 2021

The Podcask is back with another Buy Bar Pass review of Remus Special Reserve V as the latest offering from MGP. This 100 proof minimum age 13 year old whiskey is making an impression on whiskeytube. We had to try it and see what the fuss is about! You might be surprised of the outcome! Subscribe to our channel for more bourbon reviews and updates.

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Nov 3, 2021

Greeze went on a get away with his wife to San Antonio, and was given a very specific rule going forward about live streaming. Then after the 15, Will and the Greeze review a barrel pick of Hillrock Estate Solera Aged Cask Strength Bourbon picked by our friends at Red Dog Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN.

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Oct 12, 2021

"Best Lists" are a popular thing in the whiskey world. We love to hate them. Many times they seem like they just threw top big named brands on a list to get clicks. Will found one from Vinepair touting "the 11 Best Single-Barrel Bourbons (2021), and he thought he would get Greeze's thoughts on it. 

Then, after the 15, they try a product that made the list that they had not had: Jim Beam Single Barrel 108 proof. 

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Oct 4, 2021

Back when we first started the show in 2016, we did a review of some glassware. We thought it would be a good time to update our review and expand that glassware list, as we have used a lot of different glasses over the years. We use the Norlan, Kenzie, Glencairn, SPIEGELAU Premium Whiskey Snifter, Terrane Franklin Glass, to see how they change the nose and palate of the same whiskey. 

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Sep 27, 2021

Will and Greeze were joined by Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Chris Fletcher for this latest edition of “Drinkin’ With…” Chris was named Master Distiller of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN in October of 2020. Will and Greeze get to know him a little, what this last year has been like for him, and asked what’s to come at the distillery. Chris has worked in many roles at this distillery in his career, including as Assistant Distiller prior to taking the helm as Master Distiller. He is also the grandson of legendary Jack Distiller Frank Bobo. We hope you enjoy this and learn as much as we did, and look forward to the Chris Fletcher era at Jack Daniels.

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Sep 19, 2021

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Will talks about getting IV therapy in Texas after birthday party indulgences. Greeze borrowed some whiskey from friends so we try that in the body of the show. Then, after the 15, we try 2021 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and give it the buy, bar, pass treatment. This was also a borrowed bottle :) 

Sep 9, 2021

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Dixon Dedman (Previously of Kentucky Owl) is joining Will and Greeze of the PodCask for an exclusive interview and much anticipated update. Sparked by Dixon’s recent “fireside chat” on Instagram, Will and Greeze wanted to sit down with their friend Dixon to find out what he is working on, what his future in whiskey is, and his exit from Kentucky Owl. Join us for what is sure to be a memorable interview.

Sep 2, 2021

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With the announcement that Molson Coors is getting in the whiskey game with a premium blended American whiskey named 5 Trails Whiskey, Will and the Greeze decided to cut them off at the pass by making their own blend. Using only the finest Kentucky bourbon and blending it with Coors Banquet Beer. 

Then, after the 15, they review Maker's Mark 46. While not a new product by any means, this is the first time that Will and Greeze have had it on the show. 

Aug 27, 2021

This is a little bit of a different episode. We did a give away for "stock the bar" give away over on our YouTube channel. We thought we would release this audio, which was less focused, but still a lot of fun. If you're not subscribed on our YouTube channel, check it out so you never miss another give away.

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Aug 6, 2021

Our good buddy Troy, AKA the Teeze, was in town for a little vacation, so we brought him in for some drinking. We open up two bottles of Ohio Bourbon from Watershed Distillery in Columbus, Ohio and give it the "buy, bar, pass" treatment. Then, when Teeze is sassy enough, we let him spin the Wheel of Irresponsibility from Whiskey Weekend. He's good at spinning, so we ended up drinking Kentucky Owl Batch 1 & 2 Bourbon! 

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Aug 3, 2021

Will and Greeze talk about the two episodes of the Netflix Series "Heist" which deal with the infamous Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon heist, now known as Pappygate. Then they talk about the southern road trip that Will and his wife took to eat and drink across the south. Then, after the 15, they try the newest Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series release FAE-01 and give it the buy, bar, pass treatment. 

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Jul 21, 2021

Will blinds Greeze with 4 different samples to get him ready for the finals of Matt Madness, so he can bring home the gold. Then, after the 15, they try George Dickel 8 year Bourbon. 

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Jul 2, 2021

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It's been a few weeks but we are back from vacation and ready to party! Join us this week on The PodCask with some fun discussion about the whiskey community, what NOT to order while you are crushing golf balls at Top Golf, and hear what the boys think about the Makers Mark 46 Cask Strength offering. Makers 46 Cask Strength reemerged last July but was only available in the gift shop of the distillery. In 2021 it was released more widely to certain markets. With the expansion of the release we are now excited to give this one a whirl! Is it a Buy, Bar, or Pass?!?!

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Jun 21, 2021

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Whiskey hunting has completely changed over the past few years with the increase in popularity of whiskey with select bourbons and ryes. Control states have gotten a bad rap as far as how they operate for their spirit allocations. Throw in the mystery of the "store" pick and now it can be a cluster with a lack of personal relationships with a store owner and patron. Will and Greeze give some insight on a very easy way to obtain some sought after whiskey.

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Jun 12, 2021

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A few weeks back, Will and Greeze got to spend some time with Freddie Johnson over on their YouTube series "Drinkin' With." Freddie Johnson is a third generation employee at Buffalo Trace Distillery and serves as its Distillery VIP Visitor Lead.  This conversation is one of the most memorable PodCask moments, and one you wont soon forget. 

 

Jun 3, 2021

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Support our Friends at the Blue Collar Bourbon Show: JP, JD, and D-Rock from the Blue Collar Bourbon Show had us over to their studio to do some fun collaborative episodes. We will be on their show soon, so make sure to subscribe to them so you wont miss it. We brought 4 Eagle Rare expressions to be blinded on: Eagle Rare Special Forces Pick, Bed Pour, a pick from Elixir, and a standard Eagle Rare. Then we ranked them blind and reveal the winner. 

May 28, 2021

Will and Greeze do a showdown between Evan Williams 1783 from the 90s, the 86 proof on the shelves, and the new 90 proof version. Our results may surprise you. Then, after the 15, we try Obtanium Light Whiskey from Cat's Eye Distillery. 

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May 20, 2021

First, we are joined by our buddy Casey to pick a barrel of Staves + Grain Straight Rye which will be available for our Patreon members to purchase soon! If you're not a member, it'd be a great time to join... this is a heck of a barrel of cask strength MGP rye. 

Then, after the 15, we try Three Chord Strange Collaboration Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon. Strange Collaboration is a blend of Kentucky Straight bourbon (aged between 2-6 yrs.), selected for low fusel oil content and light body, finished for 3 months in Strange Family French Oak pinot noir casks, and bottled at 99 proof. We give it the buy, bar, pass rating.

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May 4, 2021

Will and Greeze walk through a recap of the fun had at Whiskey Weekend Batch 3, and give some details about Whiskey Weekend Batch 4. Then they are joined by Bob and James from BS & Bourbon. After the 15, they review Stellum Bourbon and Stellum Rye -- two new products from the folks who make Barrell Whiskey -- and give them the buy, bar, pass treatment.

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Apr 12, 2021

Will and Greeze talk about the Spokesfist competition from Fistful of Bourbon, in which you could win $100k. Then we try Fistful of Bourbon and give it the buy, bar, pass treatment. 

Then, we are joined by Bob and James from BS and Bourbon and Daniel from Cork & Keg in Georgia. 

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