Party With Canadian Club Across The River

Who knew that prohibition could cause somebody to cross a river and become extremely successful in Canada?    This week’s spirit was successful in the United States, got pushed out of the country because somebody thought prohibition was a good idea so got successful in Canada and now is successful all over the world.    We had some 12 year Canadian Club Small Batch Whisky in this weeks episode.   This episode can prove one point to one of the hosts, a name doesn’t mean the whisky is going to be bad..  Try it, you might like it..   So check out this great podcast..  Train..  Train…

As bartenders, we both tend to have a different idea on Canadian Club when it comes to mixed drinks.    We reviewed Crown Royal and we got exactly what we thought we would get with Crown Royal.  So Eric was extremely leery about getting another Canadian whisky for our review and Rob poked Eric by saying he was going to get some Canadian Club.   Well in this case, I didn’t get the regular bottle but I got the more upscale and better tasting Canadian Club with the 12 year Small Batch Canadian Club whisky.   So what does this do for the story?

Well this is going to be our shortest blog because the entire answer to that one simple question, did Eric like this whisky is going to be answered during this podcast.   Over and Over and Over..   Trust me, he judged a whisky by its cover and it is time to figure out if he was right or wrong?

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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Thanksgiving Whiskey Feast With Wild Turkey 101

We are some hosts when it comes to Thanksgiving.   We aren’t only lining our tables with some great Turkey and fixing but quenching our thirst with some Wild Turkey 101.   Our GlenCairn Glasses were filled with Whiskey and we were entertained by our original guest sitting in the Hotel Tango Guest Seat, Patrick.   Patrick made his return after a day of waiting over night for his spot on the show, so really this was his attempt at getting ready for Black Friday.   Well what happens when you mix 101 proof whiskey with guys who were ready to drink?   Pure magic..   Train..  Train…

It is really that perfect time of the year when some awesome family holidays are lined up back to back.   Each of the hosts have a list of family traditions that really make the holidays.   While we were discussing this across each of the hosts, we found that we both have a completely different approach to our holiday festivities during Thanksgiving.    The biggest seems to be around a simple game..  Football..  While our pre-game seems to be the same:   food, whiskey and family..  The end of the story really seems to be completely different..  An American result depending upon how you look at it..

Most people will sit down with their Thanksgiving lunches (or dinners) and catch a days worth of football.  When you have three NFL games and a handful of College Football games, there is plenty of opportunities to watch some pigskin.    Well that is where Rob lives during his Thanksgiving experience with his friends and family..   Eric has a unique spin that seems like it should be replicated during the 4th of July timeframe.   As he describes it, they are the post office of Cornhole players..  No matter rain, sleet, snow or shine, they are playing Cornhole as a family..   Which again, traditions are great things when you are spending them with family.

Now we will say this during the podcast.   We had a great time bring back our buddy Patrick.   Everybody should have a friend like Patrick.   He always makes you laugh, he would do anything to help you out and he almost never says no to a whiskey drink.    Perfect guest for this holiday episode.   We hope that everybody enjoys their holidays with friends and family..

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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Out And Drinking On The North Forty Creek

It is never a bad time when you find a spirit you haven’t seen in years..  Even better when you get to have that experience all over again with some George Thorogood..  One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer with some awesome Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky..  Yes, for the second time in the past few episodes, we brought in a Canadian Whisky for our review and drinking pleasure..  How did this turn out?   Did we declare a winner OR do we need to keep drinking??   We all know that answer but check out this podcast…  Train..  Train…

This blog won’t be as long as our blogs usually are when we are talking about our whiskey experience.  However this blog is going to be just a friendly word of advice..   When you are walking through cities and people want to invite you to try out something new, just say yes.   Whether it would be new food, new movies or new spirits..  You never know what you are going to get..   Well this whiskey was originally experienced about six years ago while we were attending a tradeshow in Dallas.   Forty Creek was doing a sampling for some local bars and distributors so get their spirits into the stores and bars.  Well we weren’t either of those but a simple yes, got us into the event to try the whiskey.  Granted the question was are we here for the whiskey sampling and your answer should ways be YES… Yes Ma’am, we are certainly here for that event..

What is the worst that can happen?    Now we aren’t going to discuss that during the podcast and on the blog.   I signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement that doesn’t expire until 2020 but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the whiskey and still have the t-shirt…  With that being said, if you can get yourself a bottle of Forty Creek, do yourself justice and get it!!!   You will certainly enjoy this bottle…

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 Celebrates Its 2nd Year With Whiskey

When you have great company to drink with, you will never have a bad day..     That phrase doesn’t even begin to explain how much we enjoy drinking with our great sponsors…   On a beautiful fall morning, we invaded Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery in beautiful downtown Indianapolis.  Travis and Maggie opened their doors and bottles of whiskey for our discussion on the great things happening at their location.  If you are downtown on the 11th of November, stop by their location for their 2nd Anniversary extravaganza and grab a bottle of their newest whiskey!!!   Enjoy this great podcast and check out their awesome spirts..   Train..  Train…

Our blog is very special for this podcast because we got to go down and hang out with our friends down at Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery..   Hotel Tango was our original partner on Whiskey On The Rails partner line up and we have enjoyed a great deal of their whiskey.   Now we have had their whiskey before our recordings, while we have been bartending, while we have been playing golf, while we have been sailing, while we have been arguing and heck while I am typing out this blog.    We talk specifically about their whiskey (because we are a whiskey podcast) but they have a lot of award winning spirts across the board.

What makes them great is the people..   We haven’t met one person that we haven’t walked away saying hope to never talk with them again..   Everybody has a great story..  From the owners, to the distillers and to the mixologists.   Everybody has a great piece of this company and a great story to tell and that makes the place even that much more special.     Now you can come in and grab a bottle and leave and that right there would be a mistake..    Stay a while..  Get a drink..  Sit infront of the fireplace..  Enjoy the atmosphere..  Find Fletcher and know that Eric is honestly terrified of their bobcat..  Well terrified might not be the right word but he gets heckled by Fletcher…

End of the day..  We plan to be down there a lot more for recordings..   We plan to hit them up for more bottles of spirits..   Drinking their seasonal spirits and drinks..  Getting fueled before we head down to Pacers games and watch the misery..    More importantly, drinking some awesome whiskey and waiting to see what is next??   Find out what is next by coming into Hotel Tango and finding out more..

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:

Monkey Shoulder Could Be A Great Holiday Gem

It is always special when we get to have some returning guests to the rails.   It is even easier when the trio of individuals are bartending and this is a great way to fuel the day.   As we were recording just before Halloween, we saw some promotional advertising for Monkey Shoulder.  It was labeled as Halloween’s Dracula Blood and we figured tis the season to scare and drink..   Lets bring it into the rails.    Did we scare anybody during this episode?    Are we still alive following the ghosts in the bar?   Did Uncle Bob make it through another episode?   All of these questions will be answered during this podcast..  Train..  Train…

With the guys not overly being Scotch guys, we had only brought in our second Scotch in the past 71 episodes.    So that is what made it a special return to the rails because this was completely an impulse purchase while at the liquor store..  Yes, while we enjoy plenty of donated bottles, we always enjoy something that catches our eyes and we need to buy..   Now the guy behind the bar thought that he used the monkey mind trick for me to buy it because they put it at the right level behind the cashier so people would see it and be intrigued.    Honestly, as I told him, I saw a facebook advertisement as it was the Halloween’s Blood for the season..  Which honestly, he told me I was wrong..

We did bring back our buddy Uncle Bob for this episode..   We brought him in for Uncle Bob Root Beer, so we felt bad after that recording.      He didn’t have a choice during that podcast but we let him choose his flavor of the day.    We did break out something during this episode which we hadn’t done during the 70 prior episodes and what we plan to do in the future.    We talked sports..  Yes, we talked a lot about this scotch but we did have a great little sports run during the end of this podcast.   As a teaser for the future, we will have him back for our super bowl episode where we talk shop and drink some whiskey.

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: