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Neil and Christopher start the show off with a Dickel 9yr store pick, then move onto testing each other with a blind tasting of Barrel Craft Spirit's 16yr Seagrass and Markers Mark's RC6. Sniffling noses add to the challenge and Neil is conflicted on if the Seagrass 16yr is really worth the price tag... Enjoy!…
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In this episode Neil and Christopher introduce their Private Barrel Selection for Starks Sport Shop and Liquor Store. This bold and beautiful offering was done in collaboration with The Deathless Dogs and the Stark Family at the wonderful 45th Parallel Distillery. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Cheers…
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Have you ever gotten into something that you had every intention on hating? Neil and Christopher did just that with Bespoken spirits Bourbon and Rye. Can you reduce the aging process of whiskey down to just a few months and get a palatable and enjoyable product? Is this flat out cheating, or is the the sustainable answer to all your Whiskey woes. S…
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The day has finally come where Belle Meade Reserve Bourbon will no longer be available nation wide. but fear not... Has Nelson Brothers Reserve arrived to take its place?? Will be it as good? Will it take over as the "house wine" in our home bars? Will it suck?!? All these questions will be answered in this episode as Neil and Christopher compare t…
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The guys are joined by Neighbor Joe and special guest Uncle Don! In this episode the guys get a special treat from Uncle Don from the Starlight Distillery. Don Brings the Honey cask Finish, Family Reserve and Master Distiller Blake Huber's Hand picked barrel Bourbons. He also tells they guys about his amazing experience at the distillery. From one …
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They guys head south to Texas (not literally) to try a few different offerings including Devils river Texas Bourbon and two Garrison Brothers Bourbon variations. While Texas Whiskey has not been a show Favorite, the Guys find some enjoyable options. And what Whiskey show would be complete Without a “best of” list, and to make it better they also di…
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While Beer finished in whiskey barrels is fairly common, Whisky finished in Beer Barrels is not quite as popular. In this episode Neil and Christopher dive in to a couple of these obscure offerings and discuss if it really imparts flavor to the spirit... or is this just another way to cover up sub-par sauce. Also the guys talk about the lack of lim…
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In this episode the boys are joined my US Paralympian Silver medalist Joe Delagrave. You may know him as #Neighborjoe. The guys Enjoy some of the finest Japanese Whiskey money can buy. Also Discussion about McDonald's Samurai Big Mac, the names we give our vehicles and how Christopher's bald head looks Phallic. Basically guys being dudes and talkin…
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In the season 3 finale, the guys bring out the big guns and share some of the best Rye Whiskey money can buy. The affordable and abundant Pinhook 4 yr. The prestigious E.H. Taylor BIB. The elusive and collectable Michters 10 yr. And of course our heavyweight, the Whistlepig 18 yr Double Malt. While each expression nearly DOUBLES in price as we go d…
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In this episode, the guys each bring a bottle for a "what's in the bag" blind tasting showdown. Christopher brings a delicious Starlight Distillery Bourbon that is Sherry cask finished and is a Starks Sports Shop Store Pick. On the other side of the spectrum, Neil brings a obscure Peated Scotch Barrel Finished Double Rye from High West Distillery, …
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This week the guys feature Rockfilter Distillery and their latest experimental expression known as "Test Acre". At 95% Rye and 15% Hulless oats, this Whiskey is amazing throughout the entire tasting experience and its easy to see (or taste) why it won Double Platinum at the recent ASCOT Awards. RockFilter may just be best kept secret in the whiskey…
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The guys do a tasting featuring Rye Whiskey from From craft distillers. Balcones 100% Rye and Wilderness trail Settlers Select Rye. While each one is very different in region and flavor, they both bring the unique goodness you expect from true craft distilleries. Also the guys discuss childhood celebrity crush's, old school MTV and there go-to hang…
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The Guys explore the "Classic Malts Collection" box set. Caol Ila 12 Clynelish 14 Talisker 10 A delicious and affordable way to wrap your head around the many flavors of Scotch Whisky, without going too far in either taste profile. Not too sweet, Not too Smokey! Also #neighborjoe sits in and brings the dynamic content while discussing guilty music …
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The Guys share 3 Whiskies that have been sourced from MGP. Joseph Magnus - Triple Cask Belle Meade - Reserve Smoke Wagon - Uncut/Unfiltered . In this side by side comparison they explore the qualities and the benefits of sourcing your Whiskey when starting your own company, as well as the potential downfalls. Also the guys discuss obnoxious "store …
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The guys start with a nice little EC Small Batch Store Pick to warm things up. Then Neil unveils a "what's in the bag" that happens to be EC Toasted Barrel, diving into the differences between Seasoned, Toasted and Charred. Last but not least Joe Brings the big flex with the EC 18yr! Also a discussion and what an ideal Whiskey tasting event would c…
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The guys taste 2 great bottles of 1792 Bourbon. a 12 year offering and a special store pick Bottled in Bond. whilst drinking these two offerings they discuss the value of age statement vs. a single barrel store pick and which plays a bigger factor when purchasing. Also whether or not secondary price is worth the cost for a once in a lifetime bottle…
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