Category Archives: Cigars

Giving Pappy Another Drink

Alright, so we wanted to take a second look at a bad first impression.   As everybody has always chased that allusive Pappy Van Winkle, one of the hosts had luckily won a bottle during Indianapolis Bourbon Fest last December.   As a true gentleman and whiskey drinker, he gave that bottle of Pappy Van Winkle to his co-host and buddy.    Yes, you are reading that correct.  As a gift, gave the bottle of Pappy to his co-host.

So, Rob and Eric went through the normal reviews of their bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.   We tried to straight, we tried it with whiskey stones and we tried it with local ice.   The verdict, pure disappointment.   We couldn’t believe the unicorn of whiskey in our eyes was just that much of a disappointment.   Did we set our expectations too high?   Could we believe that we couldn’t do any wrong with it?    Were we just drunk and stupid?   Well any of those could probably be the right answer.   Never-the-less, the bottle of Pappy has sat in our recording studio since that faithful day.

Well, we decided that it was time to break out the bottle of Pappy Van Winkle on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and fire it up with a cigar and give it a second chance.   No microphones, no true review conversations just two pals arguing about Cubs and Cardinals while drinking some whiskey and smoking a cigar.      Let us set the mood.   We are smoking an Isla del Sol from Drew Estates (we are at Rob’s house and that is one of his favorites), we have Pappy Van Winkle (12 year) sitting at room temperature sitting in our beautiful Glen Cairn whiskey glasses and the sun is shining.   Can we pick a better day for a whiskey and a cigar?

As I said, we were smoking a pair of Isla Del Sol “Robusto” Cigars from Drew Estates.  If you had drank with Rob in the past, we are sure you would have found a few of these in his traveling humidor.   Reason being, they have a great sweet taste on the light and mellow out completely over an hour or so smoke.   Burns fast but keeps a great flavor during the entire burn of the cigar.     We thought this might help the pairing of the Pappy during this review.   Of course, we could completely be wrong yet again and be disappointed with the whiskey.

Now, bring on the pappy.   This wasn’t going to be watered down, this wasn’t going to chilled down with whisky stones but it was going to be poured and drank how it was meant to be..   That and honestly, we didn’t want to do a full review on the whiskey.    We just wanted to try the whiskey again as normal, everyday guys but weren’t trying to do a review.   If we keep saying that, it might be true.    Well on the pour, we had that perfect caramel look of the whiskey in our glasses.   The same great look that we had the first time we went down this road.    We noticed that it did have some great hints of spices when we gave it a spin.   Almost the same comment we made before when we tried it out but made the mistake of saying it was almost like a “Rye” because of the spices.  Mistake #1 because we both love spices.

Now it is on to the face that the Cardinals are in first place for a hot minute and the Cubs are barely over .500 and we are just sipping and arguing like two guys would do at the sports bar.   Touching back up our cigars while we are going through our first round with honestly a different sort of response and approach with our Pappy this time.    When you are just drinking with your friends, you don’t overly care what you are drinking and when they are talking a bunch of crap, you need that extra alcohol to tolerate their constructive criticism on your favorite baseball team.   What we did agree upon, the whiskey wasn’t as bad as we remembered.    We aren’t changing our disappointment level by anymeans but we are willing to give it a second chance.

That second chance made us look past that spice flavor that we smelled upfront, it made us look past the iconic name in whiskey and honestly it made us look past our humbled ways and enjoy the whiskey for what it is..   Charred and aged barreled whiskey produced in the United States.    As we said, we aren’t going to give you a review on the whiskey but set a story.  Maybe in the future, we will talk more about this story and give you a full review on our second chance at Pappy Van Winkle.

V2 Rebooted With Russell’s Reserve 10 Year

We have kicked the rust off the wheels and are out of the gate running in 2017.   With each week, we are bringing in a new whiskey for our tasting and review sessions.   Well this week, we have the 10 year Russell’s Reserve Bourbon sitting in our great GlenCairn Whisky Glasses ready for our review.   This was a cliff hanger choice after our week 1 selection of 2017..  How is the best way to you enjoy it?  Well you are 30 minutes away from that answer..   Train.. Train…

It is tough when you already start 2017 and Pappy Van Winkle is moving down the list on the best tasting Bourbon’s of 2017..  Yes, you read that correctly..  We got a new number one but that isn’t overly suprising if you listened to our last podcast.    That is all we are going to say in this blog..   Not that we are disappointed with Russell’s Reserve at all, just that Pappy Van Winkle didn’t measure up..

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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2017 Begins With Pappy Van Winkle

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand..  We back!!!   After our holiday break to re-charge some batteries, we kicked off 2017 with a unicorn..   We kicked it off with a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle (12 year) thanks to the outstanding efforts of Eric..   Not only did he win a bottle at Pappyfest (or Bourbonfest) in Indianapolis but he gave it as a house-warming gift as we officially opened our new studio.   How did 2017 start?   How will it end?   You know what, we are so excited to be back behind the mics..  Check out the podcast and find out how the Pappy went..  Train..  Train..

We don’t know how long this blog is going to be today.  The reason being, we were completely blown away by the mystery and unicorn nature of Pappy Van Winkle.   As a podcast and a couple of buddies, we had tried to get our hands on this for the past couple of years.    Well lets face it, for longer than that but since we were part of the podcast, we just put the two year guarantee on that search.   We didn’t really care what year we got, the 10 year or the 23 year, we just wanted a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.

When you got that allusive bottle, you don’t know what to do with it..  If it is the 23 year bottle, you know exactly what you are going to do with it..  Not a blooming thing but find a great display case of it and have it on your bar..  But when it is a drinkable bottle, you know you gotta try it..  And that is the case for the hosts with our 12 yr bottle..   Now, we are going to save both our excitement and disappointment for the podcast.   However it is nice to have a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle sitting on our trophy case at Whiskey On The Rails..   Our new bar is already more classy with this new 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:

Bugatti Cigars – http://bugatticigars.com

2016 Year In Review

When you look down the line of whiskey’s you have sampled over the past year, it is really difficult to find those who would be the best of the best.    Granted, it doesn’t take as much effort to remember those that didn’t make the cut during our podcast reviews.   Some we loved, some we hated, some we wouldn’t even share with our buddies when we wanted to mess with them..    Which ones made the cut to be labeled our favorite of 2016?   Check out our year end podcast to find out!!!   Train..  Train..

Now while we are recording all of these podcast, we have our gut reviews on all of the whiskeys that come onto the rails.    What we have learned, we don’t always dislike the whiskeys we have lower on the list when we give it a second or third try down the road.   Anything could have affected our tasting palate during the sessions…   Multiple tastings, multiple flavors, multiple spices or even just the way we were feeling on that specific day, anything can change our taste buds for that review.

Now, one whiskey that Rob wants to give credit back was one that we really bashed on earlier in the year.   In Episode 43, we brought in a Dickel 10 year whiskey for our review and this whiskey was blasted by both hosts.   It was a sour mash whiskey from Tennessee and we couldn’t find a way to enjoy it from neat, on rocks and using whiskey stones.    Just didn’t cut the mustard when we were reviewing it.    Now that same day, we reviewed Colonel E.H. Taylor first (because lets be honest, we usually record two episodes when we get together) and it was one of our top 5 whiskeys in 2016.   One that had a great flavor profile and built up our expectations for that day of recording.    So when we got into our recording session with Dickel, we had already been jaded for that day..

Now, take 2 of Dickel..   I won’t say that my second or third time of Dickel dramatically changed my opinion of the whiskey..  It didn’t..  However at Bourbon Fest and down at a tradeshow, I had the opportunity to try it again..  Not because I ordered it but because it was free for sampling and honestly, I don’t know if I was overly thirsty or just wanted whiskey but it wasn’t as bad as a remember from the podcast recording.    Granted, the best way to enjoy it at the end of the day was mixing it in a Coke but still straight, it wasn’t all that bad..    It goes to show you, first impressions aren’t always the best impression when it comes to whiskey tasting..  Give it another try and it might change your mind..   Then again, it might not

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:

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..

You can find our sponsors at the following sites:

Bugatti Can’t Save Eric From Evan Williams 1783

Well the Wild Hogs couldn’t take it easy on the road and the gentlemen from Whiskey On The Rails can’t take it easy when it comes to our whiskey reviews.  Well today, we broke out another bottle of Evan Williams for Eric’s tasting enjoyment.  We snagged a bottle of Even Williams 1783 and paired it up with another Bugatti Cigar.  This week, we are trying out some Bugatti Signatures, which we picked up from Cigars International.    Is this another week where the hosts are saved from the whiskeys thanks to the cigars or vice versa?   Well check out the podcast and find out..  Train..  Train..

While we have said that our cigar has saved our whiskey in the past, this episode we did have a split panel since Eric can never say a bad thing against Evan Williams.   Well in this blog, we wanted to talk about our Bugatti Signature that we snagged from Cigars International.    Bugatti has been extremely awesome at not only the cigars for our reviews but the information upfront on what we are smoking.   It is a good thing and a bad thing because we both go into an expectation of certain flavors but then we are surprised because we find sometime completely different..  That is the beauty of having different palate, you never know what you are going to get..

Now this week, we did go out and snag a Bugatti Signature to go with our whiskey review.   We had the entire line up that was provided initially and we wanted more..  We wanted to try something new..   We had the Maduro..  We had the Ambassador..  We have had the Boss (which that is in a future podcast / blog review) but didn’t have an opportunity to try the Signature.   Which we know that we can’t snag that cigar at our local brick and mortar establishment, so we jumped on that inter-webs thing and went to Cigars international.    When you can pick up a five pack with expedited delivery, the only thing you have to worry about it who is going to smoke the extra cigar among the two hosts..

With all of that being said, lets fire up the cigar and enjoy the first-third of this Bugatti Signature.    The information that was provided from Bugatti Cigars said this line is adorned with a lush Ecuadorian wrapper and a complex blend of tobaccos from Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil and Pennsylvania..  Yes, you read that correctly, Pennsylvania..   That is what threw both hosts for a quick loop when we read that because you don’t think of tobacco coming from Pennsylvania..      Steel production sure, you think of that all day but don’t picture cigars coming from the lush land of PA.

This cigar immediately lived up on the full body smoke when we fired it up to go with our whiskey.   As a side note, it continued being a full body smoke from the first smoke until the last puff.   We smoked on this entire Signature for about two hours.   The flavors changed from start to end because as we discussed during the podcast, we should have had notes of cocoa and spice but only the spice was coming out during our recording session.   As the smoke continued, we started to notice that cocoa flavor and at times smell as we pushed through the cigar enjoyment.   Smooth from front to end is an understatement when we talked about this cigar later in the day.

Now we do have to give this disclaimer because it was said repeatedly towards the end of the podcast.  While we did enjoy smoking this Signature, one of the hosts couldn’t get the Ambassador out of his mind.    It isn’t overly fair to rank these from 1-4 (since that is how many we have tried from Bugatti), so a lot of the time 1A, 1B is coming into play.    With this Signature, we certainly would be saying it is right behind that Ambassador as far as favorite and even with The Boss sitting in the wings, we might slide it within the “1” identification but doesn’t change our overall opinion of this cigar..  Hit up Cigars International, get yourself a 5 pack and try out this cigar.   You will find yourself a new way of luxury with Bugatti Cigars.

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:

Bugatti Quattro Maduro With A Bulleit Straight To Number One

When we have produced our past blogs, we have always given a bit of a teaser on our podcast or given some non-aired entertainment value that we enjoyed but just hit the editing room floor.  This blog is going to be a little bit different, since we have some awesome partnerships with Bugatti Cigars and Cigars International, we want to provide some cigar reviews of the cigars we enjoyed during our podcast recordings.   While we do talk about the pairing during the podcast, here is some more specific information on our review.

During this podcast, we decided to break out the bourbon brother of a favorite rye we had in the past.   We are huge fan of Bulleit Rye and really use that as our “compare against” flavor when it comes to almost any rye we review on our podcast.  Well in this podcast, we brought out Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey and paired it up with a Bugatti Quattro San Andres Maduro cigar for a complete flavor experience.    Of course, we only have 30 minutes during our podcast so lets talk about the “First-Third” cigar experience during our blog today.

We fired up our Bugatti Quattro San Andres Maduro cigar and got to experience this full flavor cigar in all its glory.   When you think of Bugatti, you are thinking of speed, excellence and over all car driving excitement.   Well why should that experience only end with your driving experience?    That experience is rolled into our whiskey experience because we had this full flavor Maduro punched and ready to light up..   Our cigar has a beautiful chocolate appearance with a black and gold wrapper with the Bugatti Quattro branding blazing out and just needing a lit on the cigar to begin our experience.

As we indicated, we punched our cigar because that is our usual course of smoking them based upon our Jet Lighter.   While we find it gives a better draw on the cigars, especially when you fire it up, it has become our choice for the cut.     The four channel burners give a straight and consistent burn when you are firing it up and with this cigar, it certainly does it justice on ignite.   With the blend of seeds (per Bugatti, Dominican and Nicaraguan Cuban seed) it only gives a few strong seconds of burning and your day is immediately getting better…    Because mine is with this cigar fired up and bellowing savoring flavor coming off this Maduro.

The flavor profile of this cigar is quite flavorful on the first-third of this cigar.   Now I am basing this off of the bourbon profiles I am mixing it with but up front it has a great pepper profile on each draw.   My bourbon has a lot of sweet profiles and this cigar has a lot of spice in each draw.   When we are saying spicy, we aren’t talking like you are having a mouth full of habanero peppers which makes you want to drive yourself into your next drink to save your palate.   It is completely a masterful mixture of ying-yang now here is a bit of a twist we want to say with this cigar.    While we were recording we were smoking the cigars but had to take a break since we needed to get a bar open and start bartending so I got half way through my first-third of this Bugatti Cigar and left it sitting in my ashtray.

A few hours after letting my cigar settle, we fired it back up since we had some down time and friends who were smoking their own cigars and drinking their variety of spirits.   What we immediately learned, we were picking right back up in our cigar experience because the flavor profile, the burn and more importantly the enjoyment haven’t been replaced with this cigar.   While the spice was still there, we had a refreshing hint of sweetness that joined the cigar as we were burning through the first third of the cigar.    It is very apparent in the smell with our bellowing smoke that we have a cigar that isn’t one that people want to avoid or move away from but ask one simple question..  What are you smoking?    You want to know?   Well that is easy..  We are smoking a Bugatti Quattro San Andres Maduro which you can quickly purchase at Cigars International…

Uncle Bob Mishap Saved By A Diesel Rage

Whoever said that flavored whiskey is a good idea?   Yes, we have all had fireball and yes we admit after a certain amount that is a bad idea.   Well we topped it in this podcast.  Thanks to a suggestion on our Hotel Tango periscope line, we brought a root beer flavored whiskey on the rails.   Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored Whiskey has both joined and officially departed Whiskey On The Rails.   We brought in Uncle Bob (not the real one but our buddy Bob) for the first time so he could try the whiskey and enjoy watched Rob and Eric smoking a Diesel Rage Cigar from Cigars International.   How did this experiment end?  Will check out the podcast and find out..  Train..  Train…

There are times when we do have friends who come in and join us for a drink while we are recording.   This time we had a few people (only Paul was mentioned) who came in and out of our recording area during this podcast.   It was sort of odd, we wanted to get all of their feedback of this week’s root beer flavor whiskey.   It is almost too painful to keep writing root beer flavored whiskey but gotta do it for this people..  Just gotta remember that..  Doing it for the good of the whiskey drinking community and those 22 somethings who are wanting another shot during their mid-night drinking adventure.

So after we got done recording, the three of us were bartending a charity event with a bunch of drinkers and people wanting to give money to the greater good of the community.  We decided we would introduce Uncle Bob’s whiskey to the people, of course giving those free samples to help get rid of this bottle of whiskey.   We learned something real quick.   There was a couple who was there first and got the skinny on the bottle of Uncle Bob’s and majorly choose to avoid any tasting of it but certainly enjoyed the faces of people who took a shot of it..  Some good..  Some bad..  Some root beer lovers who were looking for a chaser of beer, whiskey or a cold glass of water.

Now here is what we learned, if you have a group of ladies who were already doing shots with people, they are the perfect customers for this whiskey.    After doing a round of fireballs and cinnamon toast crunches, a shot of root beer whiskey was almost perfect for these ladies.   After they all took a round of shots, they immediately became the WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO people..   That means, they were turning into Ric Flair and became wooooo people because they enjoyed the shots..   Now if you take the time to listen to the podcast, you will learn that this whiskey wasn’t our cup of tea..   Even Uncle Bob didn’t overly enjoy Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Flavored 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:

Uncut Diesel Fueled Rails With Sazerac Rye In The Tank

With our episodes, the greatest joy is sitting down together and having a drink with your buddy..    Our plans are simple, find a whiskey, snag a cigar out of the humidor and hit record.   This week, we are tasting the flavor of New Orleans spirts with our Sazerac Rye Whiskey..   Only thing missing during this recording was some gumbo to feel the region..  What we did enjoy was an Uncut Diesel, provided by Cigars International.    July is going to be a Diesel giveaway from Cigars International that we spoke about during this podcast.  Tune in and learn more about this Sazerac Rye via our podcast.  Train.. Train..

Well here is a snip it of our recording that you might have only seen on our Hotel Tango Periscope Line during our recording.   We have added in some Facebook live recording messages over the past couple of episodes and will continue to do it in the future.   The problem with doing that, one of the two of us know how to do it and the other has no clue.    Yes, in this case Eric is the expert and Rob really had no clue..    Which we learned a lesson from this experience, have somebody else do the recording so we can stay on track with our recordings..

Here is the story..  We of course were smoking our cigars and drinking whiskey and we got the idea to talk about our cigar information from Cigars International.   So after Eric showed Rob how to get the facebook live stream up and going, we completely started to derail during the recording.   You won’t hear the detail because we stopped the recording and then never cared to hit record again.   Yeah, we spoke for about 15 minutes until Eric noticed we weren’t recording..   We talked everything from Tombstone to the Rolling Stones to our awesome followers on Facebook..  Yet, we never hit record and you guys got to hear on the podcast result of two guys who had been drinking and couldn’t remember what we said..

However we remembered what we were drinking and what we were smoking.   And then once we were finished up, we recorded a second video and that seemed to go a lot smoother and we never stopped recording..  Yes, we are learning..  We figure video is the wave of the future and why not put out some un-edited youtube videos of our recording..  Boom..  That might just happen..

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:

 

Being Hungover With A Eagle Rare And Cask-Strength To Save The Day

When you break out a year celebration of podcasts, you gotta believe there is going to be a hangover episode.  Well, guess what happened??   Dr. Jägermeister showed up the night before and made the morning sort of rough.  Well not rough enough where we couldn’t grab a bottle of Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and fire it up for a whiskey review.   We paired it up with a 5 Vegas Cask-Strength cigar.   We found something quite interesting in this episode when we did the review..  What was it?  No, it wasn’t the people watching us, which did happen but it was a strange brew of a combination..   Check out our podcast..  Train..  Train..

We found the night prior to this recording a great night to hang out with some friends and smoke some cigars.   Yeah, that sounds like a great idea until that one guy shows up..  We all know him..  He shows up quietly and then comes in with a boom..   We shall call him Mr. Jägermeister.     While he is a friendly gentlemen, he can sneak up on you and then really reminds you the next day why he shouldn’t be invited to the party..      In this case, both of the hosts shared a moment with this guy and when the evening starts out, he is just a little voice on your shoulder saying this is a great idea.   Granted by the end of the night, he is making the drinks and giving you some bad advice..   So choose wisely..

Never-the-less, we both fired up the equipment for this episode with a great deal of people looking into our podcast studio trying to figure out what is going on..   The scene would look like this, two guys sitting in a dimly lite room, smoking cigars with ball caps pulled down low to keep out the light..   Our headsets were on but weren’t the same volume that we were used to having during the recordings..   The smoke was in the room and we were hidden behind two microphones.    We wouldn’t say this was Hollywood attention that we were getting from our recording but one that you might expect from two guys trying to avoid all aspects of the light.

Regardless, we had our own fun recording this episode.   We took a lot of breaks, talked with a lot of people and at the end of the day, we got to review another whiskey and another cigar.   Can’t say that is a bad day by any means because when you get to drink with one of your buddies, it is never a bad day.  Just our advice to you, avoid Dr. Jägermeister at your next event.

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:

Whisky Stones – http://whiskystones.com/