Well there is always a whiskey that a friend says, you gotta try this.. Well this whiskey is certainly one of those whiskey’s. Our hosts brought in a familiar name to most whiskey drinkers in the southern US, Buffalo Trace. While each of us had “tried” it once in the past, we wanted to bring it in for a second chance at a first impression. We talked good whiskey, we talked bad whiskey and we talked certain ways to mix this whiskey. So if you are ready to find out where the buffalo roamed in our glasses, this is certainly the podcast for you.
As we have started to do with our blogs, we do leave the content of our review in the podcast but pull a something from it and include it on our blog. Well again, we are talking about a shot that we have done and it was mentioned on their site for a way you can mix this whiskey.. It has many different names and many different whiskey’s you can mix it with but we are going to talk about Buffalo Sweat (or also commonly known as Prairie Fire with 151 rum).
When you put a mixture of “fire” into a shot of “whiskey” you can either step up your whiskey experience or you can cash in a painful “exit plan” of that said whiskey. I have plenty of friends who enjoy some fire with their foods with including anything from tabasco to a more painful ghost pepper in their sauces, cheeses and general cooking. Well a time in the past, we decided to mix up a habanero / jalapeno sauce for our wings and keep it bottled in the fridge for those perfect times when it was needed. Well an opportunity for a buffalo sweat came up and we knew this would be the perfect addition to the shot.
So we fire up some shot glasses, we filled them with some great whiskey and opposed to just 2-3 dashes of the hot stuff, we gave each of the glasses a generous pour. While this seemed like a great idea from testing our man-hood, our inner responsible person probably should have spoked up and said this isn’t a good idea. Well down the hatch the shots go and the misery started at that point.. Holy crap, that mixture of this whiskey (which honestly wasn’t the best) and pure fire gave a burn that isn’t very pleasant when you enjoy whiskey’s that have that awesome burn.. It was more of a melt your throat, stomach and where-ever the rest of the beverage went in your body. You certainly had the “wooooooooooooo’s” but it wasn’t one that you enjoyed and wanted to do again.. A little time later, you certainly got the “woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow’s” when that lovely beverage officially checked out in its long run from originally being a shot suggestion.
While that type of enjoyment used to be great when people were younger, I think both hosts learned it is better to sit back and enjoy some whiskey’s opposed to doing shots.. Awwww, who are we kidding.. If somebody is buying, we might be shooting… As always, we gotta thank our sponsors because without them we would be two guys with nothing to drink, nothing to drink out of and more importantly nothing to keep our drinks cold. If you want to learn more about them, please click on the individual links below or feel free to click on the sponsor’s link at the top right corner of our webpage. You can find each of their website, facebook and twitter links.
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