Episode 40 – Bernheim Is Well Worth The Wheat

You ever have one of those days when you just feel like picking on your buddy, spouse or in this case your co-host?    If you have never heard Eric fired up over stupid comments, well this is certainly the podcast for you..  Apparently Rob stepped up his annoyance on this podcast and it really showed as we brought in our first wheat to the whiskey line up.     While we gave our review, you can certainly side with Eric on this podcast.   Tune in and find out..  Train..  Train..

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Bernheim Is Well Worth The Wheat

You ever have one of those days when you just feel like picking on your buddy, spouse or in this case your co-host?    If you have never heard Eric fired up over stupid comments, well this is certainly the podcast for you..  Apparently Rob stepped up his annoyance on this podcast and it really showed as we brought in our first wheat to the whiskey line up.     While we gave our review, you can certainly side with Eric on this podcast.   Tune in and find out..  Train..  Train..

As we do with every episode, we bring a bottle onto the rails and do our best to give our feedback on the whiskey.   Well for this bottle, we took the suggestion from our 3x guest, Skip on how great this whiskey is and how it is a staple of his home bar.   Skip knows his whiskey and we had to take his suggestion on trying it for our 40th podcast.

You will hear our feedback on the whiskey during the podcast but we want to give a little bit of a post recording story on the bottle of whiskey.   Well our good buddy Skip was having a surprise birthday party later in the evening, so we decided to get him a bottle of whiskey and then give him the bottle of Bernheim since we only had enough to go through our testing.     Well that night, he got enough whiskey and bourbon to start his own bar but of course he got two bottles from the hosts of Whiskey On The Rails.

The problem with this story, when you give a man a bottle of whiskey he will enjoy every drop of it because that is just common logic.   However if you leave an opened bottle out with a bunch of whiskey drinkers, odds are that bottle won’t be too full when you get it home.    Well that was the case the next day when skip shook off his drinking memories and started going through his gifts.   He noticed that he got a bottle of Bernheim (and knew who gave it to him) however when we got the text the day he mentioned that the bottle might have been defective because there was a lot of whiskey missing in the bottle..  Only an 1/8th of the bottle was left, ooooops..   Must have been the bottle..   We don’t know and nobody else really knows what happened to it and/or who might have drank it.    The mystery will never be truly answered….

Moral of the story, if an opened bottle of whiskey is left at a party full of whiskey drinkers, I guess you gotta first blame the hosts of a whiskey podcast.   We seem like the logical suspects..

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Luxco Releases Blood Oath Pact No. 2

(St. Louis) March 28, 2016 – St. Louis-based Luxco has launched Blood Oath Pact No. 2 –the second expression in the limited release, ultra-premium bourbon series, Blood Oath.   Blood Oath combines rare, top-notch bourbons, blended and bottled by hand for a distinctively exclusive and unimagined Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Pact No. 2 is a masterful union of three well-bred bourbons ranging in age from seven to 11 years. The first, a seven year rye bourbon finished in port barrels, is artfully joined by an 11 year wheated bourbon and an 11 year rye bourbon. Pact No. 2, bottled at 98.6 proof, is available in limited quantities nationally in 750ml bottles, with a suggested price of $99.99.

“Pact No. 2 is a rich marriage of three carefully selected bourbons, hand blended and bottled for a unique combination and exceptional taste,” says John Rempe, creator of Blood Oath and Director of Corporate Research and Development at Luxco. “The rye mash bill of the 11 year offers an oaky and spicy flavor, which is smoothed out by the extra-aged wheated bourbon – while the port-barrel finished rye brings it all together with a velvety sweet finish.”

Blood Oath Pact No. 2, just like its predecessor, is topped with a custom, eco-friendly natural cork, sealed and labeled with certificate-style paper stock signed by John Rempe. New for this year, each bottle of Blood Oath Pact No. 2 will be sold in a commemorative fire-branded wooden box. The Blood Oath series launched in 2015 with Pact No. 1, and will highlight a different variant, or Pact, each year.

“Pact No. 2 has a slightly fuller mouthfeel than Pact No. 1 with an oaky, caramel and cocoa aroma and a smooth flavor. The port-barrel finish really brings out the spice and fruit finish flavors,” says Rempe. “The freedom to choose the bourbons with the most complementary flavor profiles for Blood Oath allows us to create something truly special.”

Pact No. 2 is limited release, with only 7,500 3-packs created – this bourbon will never be made again.

For more information on Blood Oath, visit http://www.bloodoathbourbon.com

About Luxco

Luxco, Inc. is a leading producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products. Our mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our consumers, associates and business partners. Founded in St. Louis in 1958, where it is headquartered, it is owned and operated by the Lux family. Its portfolio of brands include: Juarez Tequila & Triple Sec, Pearl Vodka, Everclear Grain Alcohol, Arrow Cordials, El Mayor Tequila, Ezra Brooks & Rebel Yell Bourbons, Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, Salvador’s Cocktails, Yago Sant’ gria and other well-recognized brands. For more information about the company, visit www.luxco.com.

For more information, contact:

  • Pia Reinhold at preinhold@commongroundpr.com
  • Maggie Hallam at mhallam@commongroundpr.com

Episode 39 – How Old? Very Old Jefferson Reserve

We have mentioned our good buddy Dabber in the past for the man who is going to donate a bottle of Jefferson Reserve to the hosts for our review.   Well, while we are still waiting for that donation to show up in the studio, we are drinking some Very Old Jefferson Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon.   Thanks to this recommendation from our local liquor store, we put this recommendation to the test.   We even went against his wishes on trying this whiskey a particular way but for the name of drinking, we had to take that risk.    Listen to this great podcast and find out more about Very Old Jefferson Reserve.   Train…  Train….

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How Old? Very Old Jefferson Reserve

We have mentioned our good buddy Dabber in the past for the man who is going to donate a bottle of Jefferson Reserve to the hosts for our review.   Well, while we are still waiting for that donation to show up in the studio, we are drinking some Very Old Jefferson Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon.   Thanks to this recommendation from our local liquor store, we put this recommendation to the test.   We even went against his wishes on trying this whiskey a particular way but for the name of drinking, we had to take that risk.    Listen to this great podcast and find out more about Very Old Jefferson Reserve.   Train…  Train….

Alright so when we hit up our teaser blog we like to talk about some of the items that we discussed in the podcast or what might have hit the floor during editing.    Well this blog is going to be about something we enjoy talking about and viewing during our podcasts, our Hotel Tango Periscope Line.   Granted, we don’t usually post the episodes of our live recordings because they are unedited and a lot of time un-air able pieces of our podcasts.   However what we do enjoy during them is the interaction with some of our followers.   Lets face it, we don’t keep a good schedule on our recordings to people join us in the morning, afternoons or evenings during the week when we are tasting new whiskey’s for our reviews.

During this podcast recording, both Eric and Rob had a case of the stupid’s which were captured during our Hotel Tango Periscope recording which we felt like we only wanted to showcase in this blog..   If you ever heard in a past podcast, Eric trying to smell the whiskey to catch the aromas from our GlenCairn Whisky Glass but only smelled his microphone, we had that situation sort of happen during this podcast.  That microphone is a tricky character and can catch up on you without any notice.   Maybe if you are smoking an un-lit cigarette and decide to talk into your microphone and forgetting that you had a cigarette.   Well that happened during our recording and the laughter and mocking really lit up the Hotel Tango Periscope line.    Eric was just responding to a question when he went in full speed to his microphone..   The wind-sock on the microphone took the full smack from the cigarette but Eric’s face was completely priceless when he first got hit in the face with the cigarette, second realized what he did and third hoped that Rob didn’t see.    However Rob and our followers got to experience the same enjoyment because it not only happened, we left it in the podcast.    Granted some of the language was removed but you can still hear our enjoyment and also his pain at the same time.

Miracles do happen during a podcast and we enjoy all of them one drink at a time..

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Episode 38 – Great State Of Alaska Is On The Clock

As we are going to continue our 50 on 50 whiskey series, we are enjoying a bottle from the great state of Alaska.    We might only be early in our series but we have certainly enjoyed our second entry into this series.  When you think of Alaska, you think of beautiful wildlife scenery, Alaskan King Crab and know you better think of Alaska Outlaw Whiskey.    We had an old buddy join us because he learned we had a new whiskey in the studio and he was thirsty..    Where did this whiskey rank?    What is our take on it?   Well listen to this podcast and find out more..  Train..  Train…

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Great State Of Alaska Is On The Clock

As we are going to continue our 50 on 50 whiskey series, we are enjoying a bottle from the great state of Alaska.    We might only be early in our series but we have certainly enjoyed our second entry into this series.  When you think of Alaska, you think of beautiful wildlife scenery, Alaskan King Crab and know you better think of Alaska Outlaw Whiskey.    We had an old buddy join us because he learned we had a new whiskey in the studio and he was thirsty..    Where did this whiskey rank?    What is our take on it?   Well listen to this podcast and find out more..  Train..  Train…

When we started our trek of 50 on 50, we knew we might have some problems trying to find whiskey from each state but in our opinion, every problem gives us an opportunity for a drinking solution.   Well in this case, we lucked out and found a way to order it online and have it delivered via FedEx..  That little experience was shared during our podcast but going to give that teaser in this blog.

So while surfing the internet, we not only found an available Alaska whiskey that we could purchase online but found one that could be delivered to Indiana (which has some strange and awkward blue laws at times).    Our blue laws is a completely different rant for another time but for now, we had the opportunity to purchase this bottle of Alaska Outlaw Whiskey.    You can’t see it from the picture but the bottle itself is a very small 375 ML bottle..     I am creative when I take pictures so I can make something that looks small appear to be much bigger that goes for whiskey, ahhhhhhhhhhh, let’s just leave it at whiskey bottles.

Well when the bottle was delivered, you would have thought this was a 1500 ML bottle because the box was 5 times the size of the bottle both height and width.     I thought I had struck the best alcohol deal ever because not only do I got the wife who has a Mendoza line on the cost of the whiskey’s that are purchased but apparently size does matter when it comes to those purchases.   She saw the delivery and wanted to see how big of a bottle that we got for our podcast.   Trust me when I say, no whiskey is left behind in our drinking experience and we ensure that good or bad whiskey is drank just the same.   However once I pulled this whiskey out of the box, I almost felt like I had some explaining to do on this purchase.   Because the cost of the bottle was almost as expensive as the cost of delivery of the bottle to the great state of Indiana.   Whiskey is fine in my eyes, however I had to do some creative marketing spin to explain why this was such a great deal.

Now I am going to leave a lot more of that story in the podcast for you to enjoy.    Both of our hosts got to enjoy this whiskey from Alaska and even got to enjoy one of our past guests who just happened to be in the studio.    He must have some whiskey-radar because he has a keen sense to show up at the right time when a new bottle of whiskey is opened.   Whiskey-Radar, yes it is a real thing…

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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Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/

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Episode 37 – 1792 Is Excitement In Kentucky

You never know what you are going to get until you open up a bottle and give it a sip to experience something new.   Well, we have added a bottle of 1792 to our extensive whiskey collection and introduced another whiskey to both of the hosts.   What makes 1792 so special?   Could it be the year that Kentucky joined the United States?   Could it be a spirit that made Rob both laugh and cry at the same time?   Could it be the moment that Eric learned something new about the state he calls home (that would be Indiana, not Kentucky)..    Well all of those questions can be answered during this great podcast from Whiskey On The Rails.  Train..  Train..

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1792 Is Excitement In Kentucky

You never know what you are going to get until you open up a bottle and give it a sip to experience something new.   Well, we have added a bottle of 1792 to our extensive whiskey collection and introduced another whiskey to both of the hosts.   What makes 1792 so special?   Could it be the year that Kentucky joined the United States?   Could it be a spirit that made Rob both laugh and cry at the same time?   Could it be the moment that Eric learned something new about the state he calls home (that would be Indiana, not Kentucky)..    Well all of those questions can be answered during this great podcast from Whiskey On The Rails.  Train..  Train..

Well who knows what we are going to talk about today when it comes to our teaser blog for our most recent whiskey.    Well I guess we gotta talk about the overall naming convention of the 1792 small batch bourbon.    Old whiskey logic says, if you learn more about you are drinking, you will discover some history in every single bottle.   Well I am not sure if that is whiskey logic or general wisdom that both of the hosts are saying but either way there is a lot of validity in that statement and this 1792 bottle.

For those who don’t know, 1792 is the year that Kentucky joined the United States (24 years before Indiana joined) and has laid its claim for a variety of great things..   Most importantly some outstanding whiskey that flows like rivers in the state but they also have a lot of exciting events that people flock hundreds of miles to experience every single year.    While we could start by saying some awesome sporting events (i.e Kentucky Derby for starters) but really for every single event there seems to be a great whiskey experienced tied to it.    Kentucky Derby = Mint Julips..   I think we rest our case..

What we are looking forward to doing in the next month or so is our next venture down to the Bourbon Trail.   Whether it is laying camp in one specific center and venturing out OR taking in a bus experience and let somebody else drive while we fully enjoy the spirits; either way you can’t go wrong.   What we have asked our friends and followers over the past year has been a simple question, if you could choose one distillery to enjoy for the entire day, what would it be?    Hmmm, see that is a good question..  One that we won’t answer on this blog or podcast but one that we will certainly answer in a future podcast.

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 36 – Clyde May’s Alabama Masterpiece

Taking a stroll around the United States, you can certainly find yourself a bottle of whiskey in any state.  Well we are kicking off our 50 for 50 podcast tour in Alabama with some Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey.    We learned how his roots have established some great stories in Alabama that goes across whiskey, laws and Watergate.   Give the podcast a list and find out more about what we are drinking with this bootlegger..  Train..  Train..

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