When we started this podcast, we had three goals we wanted to accomplish during the first year. We wanted to expand our whiskey palate by trying as many different varieties of whiskeys that we could get our hands on both regionally and globally. We wanted to do our best to bring people together with different ways to enjoy their whiskeys.. Finally, we wanted to complete our puzzle by bringing together some outstanding cigars to pair with these whiskeys.
We originally paired with GlenCairn Whisky Glass Company to bring together some awesome whisky glasses for people to really enjoy their whiskeys. The overall appearance of the glasses really stepped up your appreciation of the whiskeys because not only did the look cool but helped your senses by really catching all of the smells before you enjoyed your spirits. The Glencairn Whisky Glass is a revolutionary whisky glass that really lets one savor the taste and complexity of fine whisky. These are great to use for any of your Single Malt Whisky’s, Irish Whiskey’s, and also your single barrel bourbons. With the tapered mouth, you are able to really smell all of the nuances the whisky has to offer. Any malt advocate will love this glass!
The second partner we partnered with really helped one of our hosts appreciation for his enjoyment of whiskey. He loved his whiskey cold but didn’t really want to add ice to his whiskey and dilute it down. So we brought on board Whisky Stones and they do exactly what they say, chill down your whiskey with no dilution. Whisky Stones – the original. Simple. Straightforward. Useful. These are the principles we had in mind when we invented Whisky Stones beverage cubes back in 2007. We’re proud to now include other products which deliver on this same distilled philosophy.
Finally, we knew we needed a great whiskey sponsor that we could get behind with an outstanding product and a great overall message. That is when we engaged Hotel Tango out of Indianapolis, IN. This is a great company that not only puts out a great selection of spirits but they also have a great background and message. The name Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery reflects the military roots of the company’s founder, Travis. Returning home to Indiana after serving three combat tours as a Recon Marine, Travis wanted a special way to honor his wife and their marriage. Hotel Tango opened its doors on September 15th, 2014 featuring its one-of-a-kind tasting room, bar, and retail establishment. Hand-crafted cocktails as well as bottles of each artisanal spirit are available for purchase including gin, moonshine, vodka and of course, whiskey (although it is currently aging in the rickhouse next door). Manufactured on site, Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery uses only the highest quality, locally sourced raw materials, including Indiana-grown corn.
Our newest addition is going to be announced on Wednesday, May 4th. We are excited about this new partnership and really looking forward to all of the great items that our friends and followers will enjoy on a monthly basis. We are so very appreciative for everything our sponsors and partners have done for Whiskey On The Rails over this past year. We are looking forward to another great year and bringing people together for everything great about Whiskey..
Rob Branson / Eric Stanley
Whiskey On The Rails