Just like back to the future, we all gotta go back in time. Well for our hosts, today’s bourbon was sort of a trip down memory lane. We broke out some Beer Barrel Bourbon from New Holland Brewing. A stout barrel housing some aged bourbon equals what in a drinking equation? Well you can certainly find out in this episode. Plus we got to enjoy one of Eric’s favorite cigars, Nub by Oliva (Connecticut) as we took a walk down memory lane and enjoyed his favorite cigar. What was the answer to the equation? What was the final result? Why did we have to make an apology to Bono? All these answers can be answered in our podcast.. Train.. Train..
Well in this blog, we are talking about some of our history that is going to come full circle in this podcast. As we say during the podcast, we are going back to the future when it comes to this beer barrel bourbon. Well as some people might not know, Eric and Rob were in a long standing beer podcast prior to Whiskey On The Rails. So we ran the gauntlet when it came to different types of beers and more specifically the vice versa of this bourbon in a bottle of Bourbon Barrel Beer. Which the vice versa was a great quality experience because you were getting all of those season nodes from the whiskey and bourbon coming through the flavor of the beer.. In this case, they tried to do the reverse of it by aging it three months in a stout beer. Which we won’t get into our review of the bourbon in this thread, we will save it for the podcast.
Now here is where we did some planning when it came to our cigar pairing because we had read the company overview from New Holland on this beer. We made an assumption that with the creamy taste of the stout, it would be a great combination with the lively and cream taste of the Connecticut Nub and it would be a great step in the enjoyment process. We can’t tell you how many Nubs we have enjoyed on this podcast because it is one of Eric’s favorite and go-to-cigars when we are sitting around drinking, bartending or out on the golf course. The cigar isn’t one that you gotta make that day long, evening long or golfing round commitment to smoking. It is one that goes as long as you need it because lets face it.. It is a 4” cigar.. So it is perfect for almost every cigar opportunity because it does the trick… It doesn’t need to be touched up all day if you are keeping on it and not hot boxing the cigar experience. You want some more information on this cigar, well check out our first-third segment and hear more about one of our most commonly smoked cigars..
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