Kicking off the recording rust is never easy to do following a vacation. Well in this episode, we certainly had some rust since we hadn’t recorded in a week however thanks to a venture through Wisconsin we picked up some new great whiskeys and bourbons. We are drinking some youthful bourbon from the Central Standard Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We paired the bourbon with a Bugatti San Andres Claro Cigar, which you can pick up at Cigars International. It took us a minute or two to get going in this episode however we had two great products to get us up and going. Train.. Train..
Alright, so we want to apologize upfront with this podcast and blog because we were kicking off some serious rust and getting our recording out for this week. We try to stay within a few days of recording (usually about three days) however we recorded and put out this podcast within 24 hours of our normal podcast release time. Given that information and one that we were a little rusty thanks to some vacation time, we came out slow in this recording. While this isn’t a normal occurrence, we did have a great combination of both bourbon and cigars in this podcast. Each has it own story..
While we were cutting through Milwaukee, on our way up north for vacation, we stopped in to Central Standard Distillery to snag some of their bourbon they released back in October. We knew that because we went to their Year 1 party back in 2015 and wouldn’t you know it, we hit the same location again for their 2nd Annual extravaganza. To make sure we had the whiskey and it wasn’t forgotten during the celebration, we tried to stop in right when they opened to pick up a bottle.. Wouldn’t you know it, they were closed for another hour while they were prepping. Now to some, that might have just been a sign to turn around and find a bar and wait an hour. Well not for this host, I happened to notice somebody going into a back door and I was more than happy to hold the door. Now since I have bartended for years, I always hate it when people come in before we are officially opened (especially on a big celebration day) but when you say I just want to buy a bottle and leave, people seem very happy to help you.. Heck, they even upsold me on another whiskey.. I mean seriously, why get one whiskey when you can get two different kinds and review them later. So more of this story will be saved for the podcast but we do appreciate the folks from Central Standard Distillery hooking me up with my whiskey and for a great event.. Congrats for year two!!!
Now Bugatti, well this has been a discussion we have been having for about two months. It all started around a sample question.. Would you care to sample and review some of our cigars? Ummmmmm, yes!!! Now we aren’t talking about a small sample, I am talking enough cigars for both hosts to enjoy and a variety that seemed to fit almost every situation. We are talking, cigars that burn extremely slow, have a great flavor profile and live up to the Bugatti name.. Now this section will be a little bit shorter than the one above because we plan to do something different in the next few blogs. When we have a Bugatti cigar as part of the whiskey review, we are going to give that cigar a bit more love in the blog. We want to throw out a few more cigars reviews on the Bugatti cigars and give you some insights on what we like and might not like on the cigars. Which is great about all of these cigars, you can pick them up at our friendly Cigars International sponsor.. How great is that?
Now, we have said it before and we will keep saying it again. We are so very greatly with the awesome line up of companies we are working with during this podcast. We like to think of each of our sponsors / partners as part of our extended Whiskey On The Rails family. When you get to pair up such great products, it is really fun to come out and record every week because we stand behind everything we talk about and enjoy each of the products we get to use during the show. Even Eric and Rob get along during the podcast because of these great products and that right there is a miracle..
You can find our sponsors at the following sites:
- Hotel Tango – http://hoteltangowhiskey.com/
- Cigars International – http://cigarsinternational.com/WOTR
- Glencairn Whisky Glass – http://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/
- Whisky Stones – http://whiskystones.com/
- Bugatti Cigars – http://bugatticigars.com