Crown Royal Has Officially Traveled On The Rails

When you sit down at a bar, there are always common bottles that are staples for drinkers..  One of those bottles is a beautifully designed bottle of Crown Royal.   The crown jewel of our brothers to the north and one of the most popular Canadian whiskey’s across the world.   Well we hadn’t brought this bottle into the rails and it was not overly received by one of the hosts.    What did we think?   How did it end up?   Where did we get those Cuban cigars?   All of those questions will be answered during our podcast..   Train..  Train…

Alright, as we said in the introduction, this is a staple whiskey that you will find in almost every bar around the world.    Crown Royal has became a staple when it comes to Canadian Whiskey’s and most whiskey drinkers would stay whiskey in general.   However, neither of the hosts have been really big fans of the spirit and almost found it a chore to review this whiskey.   The game must go on and we wanted to bring another spirit onto the rails.

So where do we go from here in this blog?    Hmmmmm..   Because we want to save a bunch of a positive and mostly negative comments for the podcast.   However the one thing we can say during this blog is something we discussed during the podcast.    How do you see most people enjoying Crown Royal?    With the exception of a select few, we are bartenders rarely see people coming up to the bar and asking for a shot of Crown..  Granted, we see plenty doing it with Jim and Jack but you rarely see people taking a shot of crown..   The bulk of people will order a Crown and Coke, a Crown and Diet or Crown and something else..  You rarely see Crown Royal standing on its own for people’s drinking enjoyment.

Now with that being said, we aren’t slamming Crown Royal as a shooter because we do know people who order them straight up.   Which again, we don’t see most people shoot them but sipping on them like a fine bourbon or scotch.    Which again, we are still scratching our heads..   Then you do see people ordering buttery crown and shooting those (or maybe even in a Duck Fart shot) but again you don’t see people taking shots of them..   So we again have to ask ourselves, is Crown Royal really a mixing beverage vs being something people would drink straight up?     At the end of the podcast, we gave our thoughts but that might have been a longer conversation to answer one question..  To Mix or Not To Mix..  That is the Crown Royal question…

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..

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Taking A Tour In Door County With A Single Malt Whisky

The guys are back from their Caribbean hiatus and are thirsty for something to drink.    Well in this week’s episode, we are still drinking some whisky that Rob brought back from the great state of Wisconsin.   Thanks to the Mars Cheese Castle (yes it is a magical place) we were able to pick up some Door County Single Malt Whisky for our drinking pleasure while we were getting back behind the mics.   We have some great stories, we got to enjoy new whisky and finally we are back drinking again..  Check out this podcast and get you some Door County Whisky..   Train..  Train..

Alright, in this podcast we had a slight change from our usual program agenda and didn’t’ include a cigar into our discussion.    No major reason why but we felt that it was a great time to just sit down, circle the wagons from our past vacation and enjoy some new whisky.   This week, we introduced Door County onto the rails for our drinking pleasure.    We say that because this was an impulse purchase while leaving the state of Wisconsin.   Rob wanted another local bottle of whiskey (or in this case whisky) and the bottle from Door County caught his attention.

Now this Single Malt Whisky certainly surprised both hosts when we opened it.    Now we are going to save a bunch of the reviews for the podcast but the one thing we will discuss in this blog is how smooth this whisky was during our review.     We say that because a lot of spirits that we get from local distilleries, we find they are white lightening when it comes to the burn of that spirit..  Now we aren’t complaining, we do enjoy the burn but that burn never even showed up for this review.  This has to be one of the smoothest whisky’s we have tried in quite a while.     Granted the 3-5 times distilled process of this single malt really plays into that smooth taste.      We did have some variance in the taste and ways to enjoy this whisky, which we talk more about during the podcast..   You know what, just stay tuned for the podcast coming out on Whiskey Wednesday..

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..

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Come Sail Away With The Boss

We have been talking about it for a few episodes but both Eric and Rob are out sailing in the Caribbean Seas..    We got our flippie floppies, we got our Bugatti Cigars and we certainly have a whiskey in our hands.   Well this episode, we are dedicating our conversations all about cigars..   We busted out The Boss, which we got from Bugatti Cigars and completed our Bugatti discussion on the cigars they provided to our fine hosts.  So enjoy this cigar cast, which yes were did have a whiskey we will be reviewing in the future to fuel our discussion..   Train..  Train…

The over-all joy of this blog is centered around our cigar discussion.   Since we had a full whiskey review in our last podcast, we wanted to follow up that discussion with our final cigar that was sent to us in our Bugatti Cigars sampler.    Now this was a cigar that we were certainly looking forward in our review discussion process because it was an inter-changeable cigar for our overall top spot.   What I mean by that, both of our hosts had labeled The Ambassador and The Boss 1 and 1A, which at either time we could swap out the top spot..

Yes, we talk all about this during our podcast review of this cigar and make a few comparisons.   Now this is the section we want to talk about some of the cigar that we had both agreed upon when we were first introduced to the sampler and what ultimately drove us to make the box purchase so we had plenty of cigars to enjoy on our 1st Annual Whiskey On The Rails Caribbean Cruise / Birthday Extravaganza.

The Boss cigar (when you purchase the box) gives you a feeling that you have just won a major prize or gotten the best gift under the Christmas tree when you were a kid.  It is the adult version of adding that perfect piece to your man cave so your friends have to ask, what in the beil is that?     Well let me show you, it is THE BOSS..   So presentation alone, it stands out in my book..   Now, I will say the box is sitting in my man cave right next to my Ditka box because I am a Bears Fan..  Sorry, both of the hosts are Bears fans..  Yes, we drink a lot and yes Jay Cutler sucks..  We can move on, we know..    We drink for a reason..

Now the cigar itself is a very bold cigar in my honest opinion.   However I say that with the ultimately disclaimer because when I think of bold cigars, I label them as “the right time” cigars.  What I mean by that, I usually love a bold cigar right after a great steak with either a smooth bourbon or rye.     When I am just sitting around drinking any random beverage, I won’t always go and pull out a bold cigar..  Now let me be fair, what Bugatti Cigars and what we read on Cigars International indicated this cigar is right in the middle of that “Mild” to “Full” scale but I completely disagree.   It smokes like a very bold cigar but don’t create a “situational smoke” for me because of the overall ease of smoke, the burn of the tobacco and the flavor palette of the cigar.

When we recorded our first podcast of the day, we lit up these cigars and smoked them for about two hours.  Now during that time, we recorded two podcasts (second on the cigar review) and had a few ADD breaks / interruptions during that time.   The one thing that was completely consistent was the amount of times we had to touch up these cigars.  Granted one of the hosts had a few meetings he had to take with our bar patrons so his breaks were a little bit longer but over two hours we had to touch up the cigars once (for Rob) and twice (for Eric because he is more popular with the people).   That right there is saying a lot on the overall burn of this cigar.   Granted, we tried not to ash that much during our recording and funny enough that ash stayed together.    Solid across the board in both hosts opinion..  Now we will let you hear the podcast for more information but this is our quite blog on the podcast.

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..

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