Episode 35 – North Bound Roadtrip With Michters

Episode 35 – North Bound Roadtrip With Michters

Alright, let me start off this description with an apology that was said in this podcast..  The Kansas City Chiefs won in the first round, my bad..  With that being said, we are back with our old fishing buddy Skip has we are heading north for our Whiskey On The Rails roadtrip.  We are north bound and down with a full bottle of Michters and our drinking buddy Skip.      We talk some great whiskey in this episode with some new stories and bold predictions for our roadtrip.  What is going to happen in Whiskey On The Rails town?   Well enjoy this podcast and follow our pictures this week..   Train Train….

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North Bound Roadtrip With Michters

Alright, let me start off this description with an apology that was said in this podcast..  The Kansas City Chiefs won in the first round, my bad..  With that being said, we are back with our old fishing buddy Skip has we are heading north for our Whiskey On The Rails roadtrip.  We are north bound and down with a full bottle of Michters and our drinking buddy Skip.      We talk some great whiskey in this episode with some new stories and bold predictions for our roadtrip.  What is going to happen in Whiskey On The Rails town?   Well enjoy this podcast and follow our pictures this week..   Train Train….

As we are gearing up for our departure north, we want to talk about some of the great moments in this podcast.   It starts with Ken bringing in this Michters Small Batch Bourbon.   We were very greatful for him to not only bring in this bourbon for this episode but joining us for our Whiskey On The Rails roadtrip to the great frozen tundra of Wisconsin.

Now in each of the episodes since almost episode 1, Rob has mentioned if you were on a frozen lake, drinking whiskey (or bourbon) would this be one that has warmed you up.   It is a valid statement because when we broke out this roadtrip a few years ago, we were literally at the coldest spot in the United States during an artic freeze that went through the United States..  It was -30 (F) outside with 25-40 mph winds, which made it feel like -60 to -75 (f) degrees..   Yeah, it was freaking that cold!!!!

However we did have our collections of beers in our tent location while we were on the ice but our old fishing buddy Skip was out on the ice taking some nips from a bottle of bourbon..   As he put it, staying warm with his own bourbon fire..   Oh yeah, it was pure bourbon fire and sure..  It did warm you up..  For about 3.2 seconds until that next round of ice cold wind reminded you that it sucks outside..   However the taste stuck around and kept you wanting to come back for more..  As his cruel joke, he left the bourbon about 30 yards from the tent, so you had to go and get it..    While it would make sense to bring it back and enjoy it while in the tent, that break of being around people and enjoying the pure beauty of the land while enjoying the bourbon made it worth the time..  Until 3.2 seconds went by and the wind came back.

As we head north, we look forward to fun times with friends.   We look forward to our Whiskey On The Rails town..  More importantly we look forward to the stories that are made from our experiences.

Now we will leave a lot of the descriptions in the podcast on how we tried the whiskey across the board and our personal opinions during our tasting..   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.

Sponsors Information:

Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/

Glencairn Whisky Glass – http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

Whiskey Stones –  http://whiskystones.com/

Episode 34 – The Combination Revisited For Maximum Enjoyment

The art of drinking comes in a variety of sizes, flavors and experiences.   You might have the perfect combination on one day that seems out of place on another.   Well when you put together the mixture of some great times, it helps to bring your drinking experience to the next level.   Cheers for the mixtures that you enjoy, cheers for those moments which are awesome and more importantly cheers for a great combination in winning..   Train..  Train….

We do love our sponsors and want you to learn more about them..   If you want to learn more about them, please click on the individual links below or feel free to click on the sponsors link at the top right corner of our webpage.  You can find each of their website, facebook and twitter links.

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Check out this episode!

The Combination Revisited For Maximum Enjoyment

The art of drinking comes in a variety of sizes, flavors and experiences.   You might have the perfect combination on one day that seems out of place on another.   Well when you put together the mixture of some great times, it helps to bring your drinking experience to the next level.   Cheers for the mixtures that you enjoy, cheers for those moments which are awesome and more importantly cheers for a great combination in winning..   Train..  Train….

Enjoying your whiskey shouldn’t be a great enigma where you need to piece and puzzle together a variety of solutions hoping for one great response.    There is a ton of trial and error to find out what really works best for your maximum enjoyment and rinse and repeat actions.    Well it took both of the hosts a good deal of time to bridge the conversation on whiskey and more importantly what would we like to see when it comes to our maximum enjoyment of our spirits.   In our podcast, we certainly talk about that combination but for this blog, we are going to talk about our general enjoyment for our experiences during this podcast.

As we crossed over into our 30’s for podcasts, we had the opportunity to try some great whiskeys and bourbons but every one of them told a story.   While some are better known stories about the whiskeys which most of the general public knows however there are some have some very unique stories on how the whiskeys were developed.  From the casks to the barrels to the white lighting and to the aging, each whiskey told a story when you tasted it.   It was somebody’s dreams, vision, sweat and tears which went into the creation of the whiskey to help build it to reality.

Our whiskey wall of bottles has been a combination of everything we have both enjoyed and hoped that we could mix it with our favorite beverage.    The great ones, we have kept in our studio for a repeat tasting with our friends “while” the not so great ones were always immediately shared with anybody who wanted to drink it so we wouldn’t have a problem with an empty bottle.   While that second statement has been far and few between on whiskey’s, we have found a couple that mixing it wouldn’t overly help its case.     However in the end, we have learned that each whiskey has a great combination for enjoyment..   Go out and find yours…

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.

Sponsors Information:

Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/

Glencairn Whisky Glass – http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

Whiskey Stones –  http://whiskystones.com/

Episode 33 – A Walkabout With Hotel Tango

When it comes to drinking for our episodes, we are usually priming with a bottle of Hotel Tango Whiskey.  What we realized, we haven’t brought in the whiskey in 2016 for a quick review and discussion.   Well that primer Whiskey took the main stage in this podcast.   We gave a quick review, we talked about some of the great spirits at the distillery and more importantly we got to talk about one of our sponsors.   Stay tuned for our next venture down to drink and record with our friends.   Train.. Train..

We do love our sponsors and want you to learn more about them..   If you want to learn more about them, please click on the individual links below or feel free to click on the sponsors link at the top right corner of our webpage.  You can find each of their website, facebook and twitter links.

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Check out this episode!

A Walkabout With Hotel Tango

When it comes to drinking for our episodes, we are usually priming with a bottle of Hotel Tango Whiskey.  What we realized, we haven’t brought in the whiskey in 2016 for a quick review and discussion.   Well that primer Whiskey took the main stage in this podcast.   We gave a quick review, we talked about some of the great spirits at the distillery and more importantly we got to talk about one of our sponsors.   Stay tuned for our next venture down to drink and record with our friends.   Train.. Train..

We have had plenty of empty bottles sitting around our studio and outdoor activities.     Whether it has been us stopping down at Hotel Tango before events, having friends bring us a bottle of spirits or picking up great spirits at our local stores.   These guys have put together a great business model and one that both Eric and Rob can easily get behind.    What we really enjoy is bringing together people for an awesome relationship opportunity.    What really made both of our hosts happy was a trip down to Hotel Tango to snag some Whiskey and Rum.     We had made the introduction between GlenCairn and Hotel Tango because Hotel Tango was having their whiskey release party and David at GlenCairn wanted to see if there was a place for their beautiful glasses.   Well that relationship was an easy sell because we saw GlenCairn whisky glasses sitting around the tasting area at Hotel Tango.

So you might ask, why does that make us happy?    Well it is simple, Eric and Rob aren’t doing this podcast for fame and fortune.    We both have normal jobs and this is an outlet for each of us to sit back, have some drinks with friends and find new and great whiskey’s.   All we have wanted to do is make a connection between people, companies or great spirits and bring those great moments together for whiskey enthusiasts.     When we saw some outstanding Hotel Tango Whiskey inside an awesome GlenCairn Whisky Glass, we were proud because we nailed one of our mission statements that we put together for Whiskey On The Rails.   It is great moments that come together and we are so grateful for our friends and sponsors.

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.

Sponsors Information:

Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/

Glencairn Whisky Glass – http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

Whiskey Stones –  http://whiskystones.com/

Episode 32 – Four Roses Small Batch

The traditional drinking logic says, “If you know what you like, then you will drink it.  If you mistake what you know then you avoid.” Well, our two hosts had made a wrong assumption in the past about Four Roses and confused them with somebody else.   We were hood-winked, bamboozled and lead astray.  Well today, we brought back in our mistake and lined up Four Roses Small Batch for our three phased approach.   Did we like it?  Did we admit our mistake?   Who can that be knocking at my door?   Well all of those answers can be answered in this great review.   Train..  Train…

We do love our sponsors and want you to learn more about them..   If you want to learn more about them, please click on the individual links below or feel free to click on the sponsors link at the top right corner of our webpage.  You can find each of their website, facebook and twitter links.

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Check out this episode!

Four Roses Small Batch

The traditional drinking logic says, “If you know what you like, then you will drink it.  If you mistake what you know then you avoid.” Well, our two hosts had made a wrong assumption in the past about Four Roses and confused them with somebody else.   We were hood-winked, bamboozled and lead astray.  Well today, we brought back in our mistake and lined up Four Roses Small Batch for our three phased approach.   Did we like it?  Did we admit our mistake?   Who can that be knocking at my door?   Well all of those answers can be answered in this great review.   Train..  Train…

Well in this blog, we wanted to talk about something that really caught our attention during the podcast and we talked about it a good half hour after we stopped recording..   The simple phrase, around the world comes into play..   That would describe the history of history of Four Roses and their ticket around the world and second chance at a first impression.

When you think of whiskey, you immediately think of Kentucky.   Where the rivers flow with whiskey and there is a bottle on every corner and a “stills” waiting for that next batch of booze in the barn or back country..  Alright, maybe I confused that with the Dukes of Hazzard (based in Georgia) but would be good to have it available in hundreds of different styles.   Well Four Roses has been around since the late 1880’s and while has been extremely popular during the early to mid 1900’s it seemed like they were a game of hot potato and eventually hide and go seek..

What we meant by hot potato was that new owners really seemed to be part of their mid-aged history.   There was some talented names who steered the ship for Four Roses but with change, somebody else would either take over or move to another distributor..   This is really where the hide and seek analogy comes into play.    Up until 2000, they weren’t extremely popular and didn’t have a high demand so really they went and hid to wait for their return to the major market.   Well their return to the market and visibility was fueled by a distributor across the pond in Japan.    They brought back the Four Roses name to the US market and really kick-started their bourbon dream again to the drinkers.   Now, this is where our conversation kept going after our recording.

People have always said, if you are going to re-invent the wheel, why don’t you create a stronger wheel so you can capitalize on a new market of individuals.   If people had a bad taste before (or might have confused it with another product) they weren’t going to run out and re-invest in their drinking ways and besides you are looking at a new generation of drinkers who might not even heard of the old name.   So launch with a splash and re-invest something new and create a new active movement for your whiskey / bourbon.    That we what we discussed when we were off-air and then one of our local bar patrons reminded us, society is what really drives demand.   That is a valid statement..  Very valid however in the same breathe, if they had a re-energized whiskey / bourbon that has been gone for years, a fresh new paint, name and marketing effort what might have changed..   Well who knows??  We are just two guys drinking whiskey..  However go out and find yourself a bottle and tell us what you think..

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.

Sponsors Information:

Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/

Glencairn Whisky Glass – http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

Whiskey Stones –  http://whiskystones.com/