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Welcome to The Friskey Whiskey Podcast with your hosts MikeD and TI! Whether you’re a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of whiskey, we’re excited to share our passion for this timeless spirit with you. Join us every Wednesday at 4pm as we explore the history, flavors, and culture of whiskey from around the world. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, we’ll cover everything you need to know to enjoy this complex and nuanced spirit.
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Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the fourth part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 5: Ardmore distillery Age: 5 years Cask: Bourbon barrel Nose: Gingerbread, flamed orange peel, damson and stewed plums Palate: Oatcakes, toasted barley…
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Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the third part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 13: Girvan Distillery Age: 10 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Tropical wafts of pineapple, fruity pastries, some creamy notes of coconut, chai, and…
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Join MikeD and TI as they revisit Chattanooga Bottled in Bond from episode 7! Only this time with a twist! Chattanooga Whiskey History: Inspired by the city's rich distilling history, Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 with a mission to bring back "Whiskey to the People." Due to Prohibition whiskey production stopped in Chattanooga in 1920. An…
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In this episode join MikeD and TI as they dive into a Tennessee whiskey classic, Jack Daniels! Jack Daniels Old No 7: With only the finest grains, pristine water from the Cave Spring Hollow,and mellowed drop-by-drop through sugar maple charcoal. We proudly age in new, handcrafted white oak barrels, the same way we’ve been doing for more than 150 ye…
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MikeD and TI are back with another mixologist episode! In this one they decided to go with a single distillery and their recipes. Mamie Taylor: A classic whiskey-ginger with a dash of lime; perfect for an afternoon session or an evening aperitif. Ingredients 2 oz Keeper’s Heart Whiskey ½ oz lime juice 6 oz ginger beer Method Build ingredients in or…
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Join MikeD and TI as we continue with the second part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 4: Port Dundas Distillery Age: 15 years Cask: Barrel; 180 - 200L Nose: Buttery and sweet with vanilla and brown sugar, and a zesty kick of citrus Palat…
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Join MikeD and TI as we invite Steve back onto this episode! We go through a few of the unique expressions from Maker's Mark! Maker's Mark was created by T. William "Bill" Samuels Sr., who purchased the Burks' Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky in 1953. Production began in 1954 and the first bottles were bottled in 1958. The brand's signature red wax …
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Join MikeD and TI as we go down the Rabbit Hole and try some interesting whiskeys! History: Rabbit Hole Distillery is a relatively new player in the world of whiskey, founded in 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky, by Kaveh Zamanian. The distillery was born out of Zamanian's passion for whiskey and his desire to create something unique within the spirits …
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Join MikeD and TI as we start the first part of an eight part series! We'll be taking a unique tour around the various whisky regions of Scotland from a carefully crafted whisky box. Sample 1: Glentauchers Distillery Age: 4 years Cask: 1st fill bourbon barrel Nose: Lemongrass and fresh orange, with oily barley Palate: Cherry bakewell, spicy cassia,…
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Join MikeD and TI as we dive into a classic whiskey cocktail, the Manhattan! We use three different vermouth to determine if they really do impact the flavors of a Manhattan. We go with the classic rye version of this legendary cocktail. Michter's Straight Rye Martini & Rossi Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Carpano Antica Recipe Used: 2oz whiskey of cho…
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Kentucky Owl was founded by Charles Mortimer Dedman in 1879, operating until prohibition became law in 1916. At this point, the government seized some 250,0007 gallons of Kentucky Owl, taking it away for safekeeping. One night, the warehouse where the bourbon was stored burned to the ground. Oddly, for a building filled with alcohol, the fire laste…
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Join MikeD and TI as they take another tour through some of TI's personal collection. Yellowstone Bourbon: $36.99. 93 proof. Mash Bill 75% corn 13% rye and 12% malt Yellowstone Bourbon was originally launched in 1872 to honor the establishment of our country's first National Park, Yellowstone, The distillery was started by J. B. Dant (son of J.W. D…
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Join MikeD and TI as they discover some unique Canadian whiskeys! **Canadian whisky was the best liquor category in the US until 2010 **The Hiram Walker’s Distillery was one of the key suppliers during prohibition. Al Capone being one of their biggest customers. Capone paid $7 a case and sold them in the US at $75 a case Swear Jar 6yr Canadian Whis…
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Join MikeD and TI as we welcome our special guest from Fox Cigar, Rob! We discuss The Davidoff Experience while enjoying a unique wheated bourbon! If you order from Fox Cigar between 10/4/23 at 4pm until 10/11/23 at 4pm and mention you came from The Friskey Whiskey they'll throw something special into your order! Willett 8yr old Wheated Kentucky St…
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Join MikeD and TI as they welcome back their guest Vivian to enjoy some bourbons under $20! Benchmark Small Batch Bourbon $17.99 90 proof Maybe a Mash bill of 75% corn, 10% rye, 15% barley The Seagram company started as a Canadian distillery back in 1857 and grew to become one of the biggest spirits companies in Canada. Sometime in the late 1960s, …
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Join MikeD and TI as they continue bourbon heritage month with some classic bourbons! Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon finished in White oak, Sherry and Cognac Casks. $109.99 100 proof. Rumored to be 9 years old. Mash bill, undisclosed. History: In the midst of the Civil War in 1864, young Joseph Magnus received news that his father had been killed i…
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Join MikeD and TI as they observe bourbon heritage month with some newer players to the bourbon industry. Milam & Greene Triple cask bourbon $57.99 96 proof. Mash bill: 70% Texas corn, 22% malted rye from Oregon & Washington, 8% Wyoming barley This a woman owned distillery out of Texas. Marsha Milam visited Kentucky and wanted to do her own Whiskey…
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In this episode join MikeD and TI as they go through some unique ryes with our guest Steve! Chicken Cock Island Rooster Rye $210.99 95 proof Mash bill 95% rye, 5% malted barley Cask Type: New charred American oak; finished in Caribbean rum casks History: First established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, Chicken Cock Whiskey rose to popularity during th…
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In this episode join MikeD and TI as we try some wheated bourbons! What is Wheated Bourbon: Typically, bourbon distillers use rye and malted barley in the other 49% of the mash bill. Wheated bourbon simply replaces the rye with wheat, either in whole or part. Wheated bourbons meet the requisite requirements for being a bourbon yet have their own di…
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Join MikeD and TI as we bring back the Japanese for some blended whiskys. Sensei Whiskey: $39.99 (as high as 54.99). 80 proof. Blend of ?? (maybe scotch and other world whiskeys) Very little information is out there on Sensi Whiskey. Part of Aiko imports family. Sensi Whiskey hails from Yamanahsi Prefecture, the birthplace of Japanese Whiskey. Sens…
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Join MikeD and TI as they dip into the private collection that TI has built up. Calumet Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon $53.99 86 proof. 74% corn, 18% rye , 8% malted barley William Monroe Wright established Calumet Farm in 1924 on a small farm in Lexington, Ky. After Wright’s death in 1933 his son Warren began to move the farm’s business tow…
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Join MikeD and TI as we go through another round of ryes! Only this time it isn't a battle but three unique ryes. Quarter Horse Rye: $25.99 90 proof. 95%rye 5% malted barley Issued the 10th distillery license in KY, opened its doors as the Green River Distillery in 1885. The distillery in Owensboro has been producing Bourbon and Rye for nearly 130 …
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Join MikeD and TI in this episode as we try whiskeys with a purpose! Both whiskeys lend a hand in some way and support causes we can get behind! One Tree Planted Green Beret Foundation Noble Oak: Double Oak Bourbon (Finished in sherry oak) $32.99 90 proof (51%corn, ???) Story: Founded in 2017, Noble Oak was created with a goal of offering a great w…
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In this episode join MikeD and TI as we have some age old whiskeys. We discuss the history of these classics and touch on our vacation woes. Willett Pot Still Reserve 94 proof $60 - $120 History: The Willett family name goes as far back as 1684 where Edward Willet was a master pewter. From 1692 - 1792 the Willets would call George’s County, Marylan…
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Join MikeD and I as we take a trip over to Ireland to try some of their fine Irish whiskys. Drumshanbo Single Pot Irish Whiskey $58.99: Started by PJ Rigney in the heart of rural Ireland at The Shed Distillery. PJ Rigney wanted to create smooth flowing whiskey of exceptional quality. His obsession with excellence, tradition, and innovation has give…
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Join MikeD and TI as we go through a lineup of Virginia Distilling Company's VHW collection. Virginia Distillery - VHW Series: The late Dr. George G. Moore had a great passion for single malt whisky and his adopted home in Virginia. A native Irishman, George came to the U.S. in the 1970’s to seek new opportunities. In 2011, after many years of buil…
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Join MikeD and TI as we welcome our guest Chef Christophe of Piknik. In this episode Chef Christophe walks us through some traditional French dishes while we pair them perfectly with Scotch whisky. London Square 12 year old: 80 proof Founded by Charles Edge. He began his journey into the world of spirits over two decades ago in France, where he lea…
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Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye 84 proof (46.99) (KY) : Part of the Whisky Row collection in Kentucky. The Whiskey recipe dates from 1753. Originally known as Shenk’s whiskey when John Shenk founded his whiskey in Pennsylvania. It was America’s first production distillery. Historical lore has this Rye as the whiskey Georoge Washington purchase…
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History: Heaven’s Door is a collection of handcrafted American Whiskeys co-created with Bob Dylan. The perfect blend of art and craft, a collection of stories to be savored and shared. Each bottle of Heaven’s Door showcases Dylan’s distinctive welded iron gates he created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks. Their Master Blender collaborates wit…
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Join MikeD and TI as they give an update on some of the happenings going on with The Friskey Whiskey. We introduce some of our merch we have been working on, talk about ideas for where we're headed as well as dive into a couple of bourbons. If you want to see the merch rather than hearing about it, head on over to our YouTube channel! Noah Mills ($…
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In this episode MikeD and TI do the third battle of the ryes! We are back for round 3 and this one proved to be an interesting experience! Join us as we taste and give our opinions on Braddock Oak Rye, Sazerac Rye and New Southern Revival Rye. Braddock Rye (41.99) (VA) History: Produced by Catoctin Creek distillery. Braddock Oak Rye is produced in …
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Join MikeD and TI as we take another trip around the US. This time we're heading from Florida up 95 to New York then taking the long way over to California. Stolen (42.99) History: Started St.Petersburg, FL. Stolen Whiskey begins with a group of whiskey enthusiasts who are passionate about discovering new and innovative ways to create exceptional s…
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Join MikeD and TI as we take a stroll through the misty hills of Scotland and the flavors of some of the well known Scotch whisky of the area. We're taking a look at The Balvenie, Compass Box, Johnnie Walker and The Dalmore. The Balvenie (Speyside) Caribbean Cask 14yr: History: The history of The Balvenie whiskey begins in the picturesque region of…
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Join MikeD and TI as we discover the flavors of the Sazerac family of whiskeys. Tonight we sip on some of the popular whiskeys; Buffalo Trace, Weller Special Reserve and Eagle Rare. Buffalo Trace: History: Buffalo Trace bourbon is a premium bourbon whiskey produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The distillery has a long an…
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Join MikeD and TI as we try some bourbons under $30. We welcome our guest Vivian to join us as we try bourbons from Buffalo Trace, Cooper's Craft and George Dickel! Ancient Age: History: The Ancient Age Distillery has been in operation since 1896. Over the years it changed hands a number of times until it ultimately came under the ownership of Buff…
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In this episode MikeD and TI do a battle of the ryes! We are back for round 2 and this one proved to be an interesting experience! Join us as we taste and give our opinions on Knob Creek Rye, Uncle Nearest Rye and WhistlePig Small Batch Rye. Knob Creek Rye: History: First released in 1992, by Booker Noe the 6th generation Master Distiller, who is t…
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Join MikeD and TI for a trip across the Pacific as we try whiskys from Japan! In this episode we try out whisky from Suntory, Kaiyō and Tenjaku! Suntory Toki Whisky: History: Over a century ago, the House of Suntory was built on one man’s dream. Shinjiro Torii wanted to create something new and special. Against the backdrop of the Japanese Meiji Er…
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Join MikeD and TI as we take a trip across the US via whiskey! In this episode we go coast to coast trying the whiskeys from distilleries in Oregon, Wyoming and Virginia. Oregon Spirit Distillers Bourbon: History: Founded in 2009, was born out of Brad Irwin's desire and passion for distilling, his interest in different styles of whiskey, and what m…
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Join MikeD and TI as we welcome our first guest to the show, Jacob! Jacob walks us through some history of his hometown, Chattanooga, while we sip on whiskeys that are bottled in bond. Chattanooga Whiskey: History: Inspired by the city's rich distilling history, Chattanooga Whiskey was founded in 2011 with a mission to bring back "Whiskey to the Pe…
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In this episode MikeD and TI enjoy St. Paddy's Day. We have some homemade corned beef and cabbage while tasting Irish whiskeys. Bushmills Single Malt 10 year: History: World's oldest licensed Whiskey Distillery, started in 1608. They are the original ‘Single Malt’ Bushmills is named for the mills that made the barley and the River Bush, which remai…
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In this episode MikeD and TI discuss our Big Smoke Meets Whiskey Fest 2023 experience. We'll be enjoying some of our favorites that were discovered during the event. Blackened Cask Strength: History: Collaborative effort between Metallica and Master Distiller & Blender Dave Pickerell. The venture started in early 2018. Sadly, Dave passed away in la…
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In this episode MikeD and TI introduce the Home Mixologist Series. In the first of many we'll be discussing Old Fashioned ready made mixers. Great if you have a party where you want your guests to be able to mix their own Old Fashioned without all the steps. Also we will be discussing the much anticipated Big Smoke Meets Whiskey Fest! As we gear up…
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In this episode MikeD and TI discuss single malt Scotch! We touch on some interesting takes of single malt Scotch whisky. First up we have The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve then the Glenfiddich 12 year Amontillado Sherry Cask and finish with The Macallan 12 year Double Cask. The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve: History: George Smith started learning his …
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In this episode MikeD and TI do a battle of the ryes! Truly a battle between legacy distillers and new age distillery with this one. Join us as we taste and give our opinions on Old Forester Rye, Michter's Single Barrel Straight Rye and Milam & Greene Port Wine Cask Rye. Old Forester Rye: History: Part of the Whisky Row collection in Kentucky, Old …
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