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Whiskey reviews with Charles, Devo, Chris and Rob. Our goal is to find the best bottle of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey under $30, along with other enjoyable Whiskeys. We are Whiskey enthusiasts that are learning more about Whiskey by the bottle and we hope you will join us on the journey. From our experience with Whiskey (AKA Whiskey Nights) we always enjoy some good discussion and would not want you to miss out. With that being said, our normal podcasks will consist of 2 parts: 1 part Whiskey and ...
 
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Join me for My Chat about all things Dunville's Whiskey, where 5 of my buddies and I sat down on a Zoom and shared 4 fabulous Dunville's expressions from our bottle-share group. Dylan Coakley, JP O'Riordan, Aidan McGovern, Matt Kelliher and John Coomey and myself had a great laugh sharing a drop.....and we even had a surprise guest gate-crash! Drop…
 
Welcome back, fellow whiskey sippers!! We have a special bourbon this week. This was recommended and sent to us by a fellow BourbonTikToker. For this episode, we are reviewing and rating Early Times Bottled in Bond, which is the first bottle we have reviewed that is only available in 1L bottles. It is a nice sipper, especially at the price point. T…
 
Join me for My Chat with Michael Cowman, The Paddy Prince and business development manager with Hi-Spirits in Ireland. But more importantly, Mick has now become a Global Whisky Icon 2021 as American Whiskey Ambassador of the year. He's always game for a laugh and I really enjoyed hanging out and having a chat. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC70w8…
 
Welcome back y'all. This week we have a rye on the menu. We are tasting and reviewing Templeton Rye 4 Year. This is an old fashioned recipe that has it's roots tied to the prohibition. It is a tasty and easy sipping rye with a cool story. After our review we hit on a very similar topic, the prohibition and stumble into a few rabbit holes on the way…
 
We got a special episode for you this week!! Devo's Cask Pick, Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye. An amazing sipper with unique flavor thanks to the whiskey being aged in a second, highly charred barrel. Following our review, we discuss laws and the ones that are regularly broken. Listen in for our full review and discussion about laws. As always, than…
 
Join me for My Chat with Michael O'Boyle, who owns Baoilleach Distillery in Donegal. He sells Mulroy Bay poitín and gin, distilled at his home distillery in the wilds of Co. Donegal. He is a passionate distiller who has learned the art, not from books, but from experience. He is living the distilling dream and I had a great chat with him. http://ww…
 
Welcome back y'all. If you have not yet listened to the Whiskey Madness first round, you should take a look at that episode before starting this episode. With that being said, we have our final 4 playing against each other to determine the winner. Following the finals matchup we discuss our favorite fast food restaurants and like usual fall into a …
 
Join me for My Chat with Dan Humphries from The Summerton Whisky Club. Summerton is a bi-monthly whisky subscription service started by Dan, who also has branched out into running whisky festivals. He is the epitome of a whisky advocate and hugely enthusiastic whisky fan. Check out his website. https://www.summertonclub.com/ Drops of the night: Dea…
 
For our first Pot Still Bourbon review, we are tasting Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon. It is a tasty bourbon with a very unique taste which makes for a nice sipper. This week, the layout is the same but we have a familiar voice filling in for Devo and Chris. Charles is back!! After our review, we discuss a funny, hot topic in social media (at the…
 
In this special episode we taste a bottle that you have likely seen at your favorite whiskey stop, Cooperstown Doubleday Whiskey. What makes it so memorable is the bottle. It's shape is like no other bottle, it is in the shape of a baseball with the base in the shape of a baseball field. It is an easy sipper with very unique flavoring. Following ou…
 
Join me for My Chat with Ger Garland, whiskey ambassador for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. Ger is one of the custodians of Irish Whiskey tales and he has regaled the Irish whiskey community for many years at many a Redbreast, Powers, Midleton or Spot tasting around Ireland. He is one of the gentleman of Irish whiskey and I really enjoyed our chat…
 
This episode we review a whiskey that was decided on by our followers, Old Forester 100 Rye. This was an exciting pick as Old Forester 100 was one of our top rated bourbons. This flavorful rye is nice on the palate and easy on the wallet. Following our episode, we discuss a very secretive group, who loves hiding in the shadows and may be in more co…
 
Join me for My Chat, opening Cúige Poitín, with Brendan Carty from Killowen. This was a project by Brendan, to 'rest' a peated poitín in 5 different beer barrels for 10 weeks. There were 190 sets of this wonderful set and I was privileged to open my with the Master Distiller himself. "This unique wood seasoning experiment combines historic mashbill…
 
In honor of the upcoming March Madness, we decided to do a bracket of our own. We picked our top 8 rated under $30 bottles of bourbon and put them head to head to see who would come out on top. For this episode we go through all of the 1st round matchups. Check out our Instagram page to see our bracket as well as our predictions. Following the matc…
 
Join me for My Chat with Ralfy Mitchell, who is the gold standard in whiskey reviews and blogs. He has entertained whiskey folk from his bothy on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea for 10 years. We hooked up on Zoom and settled in for a nerdy chat, https://www.youtube.com/c/ralfystuff https://www.patreon.com/ralfy/posts https://www.garavans.ie/ Drops…
 
This week we have a special guest joining us. Bourbon of the Week joins us to give us a little breakdown of his YouTube channel, give his review on Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon, and discuss how predominant streaming is now. Listen in to hear our full review and our discussion that starts out talking about streaming and jumps down a few rabbi…
 
This special episode we review Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength, a high octane tasty sipper with a lot going for it. It is quite smooth for being the highest proof bourbon that we have tasted so far. After our review we talk bourbon and our lineup if we only had $200 and wanted 5 bottles. Listen in for our full review and our whiskey picks. Thank yo…
 
Join me for My Chat with Marty McAuley from Irish Whiskey Review & Ulster Whiskey. Marty and I nerded out on whiskey, discussing new and old whiskey & distilleries, poitins and a whole lot more. https://ulsterwhiskey.com/ https://visitbelfast.com/partners/ulster-whiskey/ Drops of the night: Killowen Poitin, Dunvilles 18yr old Bushmills Causeway Col…
 
Welcome back to another episode. This week we review Suntory Toki Whisky. It was a change of pace for us since we all tend to prefer bourbon and this is the first non-U.S. whisky we have had. It has a unique taste and is an easy sipper. After our review, we discuss some more paranormal things like Japan's suicide forest and a few related rabbit hol…
 
In this special episode, we review a new favorite and quite possibly our highest rated to date, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. A nice bourbon that was aged differently than most we have had. Instead of aging it in the same barrel, Woodford decided to age it as they did for the standard Woodford Reserve then age it an additional 6 months to a year i…
 
Join me for My Chat with Chris Hennessy, manager of the Dylan Whiskey Bar in Kilkenny, one of the brains behind Aqua Vitae and all round whiskey oracle. Chris's knowledge of Irish whiskey and it's history is captivating. I always enjoy learning from Chris's rambling rants and I hope you do too. My drops of the night: Belfast Coffee 1960's 10yr old …
 
This week we have an interesting find, Hickory Hill Bourbon. A bourbon that is not only nice on the shelf and on your wallet but also nice on the palate. It is a good bourbon with nice flavor and just enough bite to satisfy any bourbon lover. Following the review, we go back in time and go through a couple games we used to play when we had a few fr…
 
Join me for My Chat with the Irish Whiskey Guild's Louise McGuane & Daithi O'Connell. Louise is owner and founder of JJ Corry Irish Whiskey Bonders and Daithi is owner and founder of WD O'Connell Whiskey Merchants. They, along with Peter Mulryan of Blackwater Distillery & Brendan Carty of Killowen Distillery, have come together to form a lobby and …
 
We're back with another exciting episode. This week we have a new guest, Four Roses Small Batch. A bourbon that makes you feel satisfied and still want more. After our review we discuss music. What music is best to listen to when drinking bourbon? What should be the music of bourbon? Along with other music related topics. Listen in for our full rev…
 
Join me for My Chat with Mark Reynier from Waterford Whisky & Renegade Rum. He is one of the stars of the whiskey world, from resurrecting & innovating with Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay to bringing 'Teireoir' to Irish Whiskey with Waterford Whisky. Now he's bringing terroir to Carribean rum with his new venture in Grenada with Renegade Rum. He…
 
The main reason we started this podcast was to find a low cost (under $30) bourbon that we could call a diamond in the rough. This week we definitely found one in Old Tub Bourbon. It is a nice tasting and easy on the wallet as well as the pallet. After our tasting we talk about pride. What is it? Is it good? Can it be bad? Listen in for our full re…
 
You're in for a treat this week. We are tasting and reviewing another special bourbon over the $30 price point, Redemption Wheated Bourbon. It is a nice sipper with good flavor and spice. Following the review, we hit on a more typical, but controversial topic. Listen in to hear our full review and our whiskey talk. As always thank you for listening…
 
With some dreary weather upon us in So Cal, we figured what better way to bring some sunshine than drinking some whiskey made in California? This week we discuss Cali Whiskey. It is a easy drinker that tastes like a sophisticated Fireball. Listen in to hear our full review and our whiskey talk where we discuss commercials. As always keep it neat fr…
 
This special episode we review Bradshaw Bourbon. It is a new bourbon to the market and has a big man standing behind it, Terry Bradshaw. It is strong and memorable as its owner. One thing we can tell you is Bradshaw's football career is not the only thing that he will be known for. Listen in for our full review (we even try it in an old fashioned).…
 
We are back with a good old fashioned episode. This week we try old fashioned drinks with the different bourbons that we have reviewed. The bourbons that we chose were Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Wild Turkey, and Knob Creek. We also added in a little twist by adding a little smoke. After the tasting, we discuss interviews. Some things we have experienc…
 
With the new year already here, we thought what better way to start the year than with a cigar and glass of whiskey. This episode, we do our regular review then add a little twist by pairing it with a cigar. As you may already know, we love whiskey and enjoy a nice cigar too. The whiskey was decided based on our preference of pairing a rye whiskey …
 
Welcome back to another fun filled episode. This episode we review and rate Quarter Horse Rye. Some of you may have seen this one when walking down the Whiskey aisle at Bevmo. It appears to be a Bevmo exclusive and can be found on the bogo for $.05 when the sale is going on. It is a sweet rye that is different than most that we have tasted. Listen …
 
Join me for My Chat with Dave Marra who brought #CaskStrengthCrusade to the Irish whiskey masses during Lockdown 2020. He is a home brewer and self admitted wine geek, so we had plenty to waffle on about. I had alot of fun geeking out with Dave. #CaskStrengthCrusade https://twitter.com/DavidMarra Have a listen in on our chat, Sláinte.…
 
This week we review and rate a great whiskey for the holidays, Sazerac Rye. A whiskey that is best shared with friends and family. There is no better time for that than Christmas. Grab a bottle and bring it with you for whatever plans you have. After our review, we talk Christmas. Join in and share our Christmas favorites with us. Merry Christmas a…
 
Join me for My Chat with Dave Stapleton, Co-Founder of Connacht Whiskey Co. & outgoing Chairman of the Irish Whiskey Association. Dave is in the middle of handing over the baton to Vice-Chair John Quinn. I asked him onto the podcast to get his perspective on the current position of Irish Whiskey. I also wanted to find out more about what Connacht W…
 
This week we have another cask favorite. A nice rye heavy whiskey with plenty of flavor to leave you happy with your decision. Bulleit Rye is a great addition to anyone's liquor cabinet. To follow up our full review of this whiskey, we talk about a topic that is a bit touchier than many of our other topics. This episode, we discuss the death penalt…
 
Our 2nd to last special episode of the year. This is a fun one as we taste test 5 of our top rated bourbons to date. The best part was we were able to blind taste them all and see if we could figure out which was which. The results were interesting and brings up a good point as to the best way to taste test multiple bourbons at the same time. After…
 
Join me for My Chat with Bill Linnane, Ireland's Whiskey Journalist and blogger. Bill's dark humour and self depreciatingly honest style of writing always leaves me giggling and wanting more. His carefully researched articles on whiskey are always fascinating and I've wanted to sit for a chat for a while now. So when Bill, not Billy, invited me dow…
 
Woodford Reserve, a Charles favorite, takes center stage in this episode. We give an in-depth review of this well known bourbon and then discuss our topic for the week. This week's topic has deep roots and impacts time as we know it, our bi-annual time change, or better know as daylight savings time. For some it is annoying and others it is a benef…
 
Join me for My Chat with Conor Ryan from Pearse Lyons Distillery & The Folk House Bar in Kinsale. We settled in for a chat on Zoom, on a wet & windy November evening, with Storm Aidan 'raging' outside. Conor's depth of knowledge and enthusiasm always makes for great conversation and our chat was no different. https://www.pearselyonsdistillery.com/ …
 
This week we review Longbranch Kentucky Straight Bourbon by Wild Turkey. This bourbon is the result of a collaboration between Wild Turkey and Matthew McConaughey. The flavor profile is very impressive and the flavor balance is amazing for this under $30 bottle of bourbon. Following the tasting and review, we hit on a topic that many prefer to not …
 
Join me for My Chat with Dave O'Connell, owner of #SundayNightSup on Twitter & Powers Whiskey collector extraordinaire. There's not much gets past Dave when he's speaking with passion about Powers Whiskey & we had a great chat about the brand, and alot more besides. My drops of the night were: 1970's Powers Gold Blend export Powers Gold Label Power…
 
Join me for My Chat with Mark Lonergan from The Shelbourne Bar in Cork, one of Ireland's iconic whiskey bars. I called in for a socially-distanced chat during Ireland's lvl 5 Covid lockdown, to find out how Mark & the owner of The Shelbourne, Philip Gillivan, are diversifying the business during this period of closure. Mark and I, being kindred whi…
 
In this episode, we taste and review the uniquely named 1792 Small Batch Bourbon. A rye heavy bourbon that would be a great addition to your liquor cabinet. After the review we go over some of the do's and don'ts of dating as well as online dating. Listen in to get our full review on the bourbon and our thoughts on dating. Keep it neat friends.…
 
Las Vegas Special. We are sharing our love of Whiskey with Vegas. We recorded and released this episode while in Vegas, which is one of our favorite vacation stops. This special episode we rate and reviewed a bottle that is slightly above our normal price point, Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon, a solid and enjoyable bourbon for all. Check out our…
 
Join me for My Chat with my Bottleshare Group - JP O'Riordan, Alan Corcoran, Aidan McGovern, Dylan Coakley, John Coomey & Matt Kelleher. I believe everyone should be in a bottle-share group, it's a great way to share a bottle of whiskey with friends, maybe even stretching to an expensive bottle, taking the opportunity to share the cost & experience…
 
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