Sep 17th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Join us and a couple of friends as we taste the latest release from Beam Suntory, their first new brand in almost 30 years. (That's not a typo!) It's a blended bourbon, yes, but with an interesting twist. It's all the same famous Kentucky mashbill spirit, but a portion of it was finished in ex-wine barrels and another portion was finished in ex-sherry barrels, after which it was all blended together with some good ol' Japanese know-how.
Plus, we were lucky enough to score an interview with Senior Brand Ambassador, Adam Harris, and things got downright belligerent! Lol we're kidding. Adam's a great guy, and we had a great chat about some great whiskey. (Now if only Ed and Gabe could get along so well.)
Music Credits: Freedom by Choc Mic McNeil | Link: https://soundcloud.com/chocmic/freedom • Porch Blues, Temple of the Manes, and Corncob by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sep 10th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Round 1: Original Manhattan – Bulleit Rye, Cocchi Tornio Italian sweet vermouth, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, atomizer spray of absinthe, served in a coupe glass
Round 2: Original Mint Julep – Smith & Ross Jamaican Rum, mint simple syrup, Angostura bitters, served in a silver cup with Sonic pebble ice and a sprig of mint
Round 2B: Traditional Mint Julep – Buffalo Trace Bourbon, mint simple syrup, Angostura bitters, served in a silver cup with Sonic pebble ice and a sprig of mint
Round 3: Traditional Sazerac – Sazerac Rye, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters, atomizer spray of absinthe, served in a rocks glass
Tangents: Anders and Gabe join us for an in-depth tasting, history, and discussion of three classic cocktails! • Scott and Anders both separately went to New Orleans and neither had a Sazerac #epicfail • Can the original recipe for the Manhattan be found on the Rosetta Stone? • The coupe glass was modeled after Marie Antoinette’s breasts? • Manhattan history and tasting • Anders would have gotten a lot of action on the Love Boat (but not from Scott Baio) • How to serve absinthe • Mint Julep history and tasting • Muddling mint can release chlorophyll and make it too bitter • Ernest Hemmingway once got belligerent about the terrible Mint Juleps in Paris • Tornadoes make another appearance on a cocktail episode! • Sazerac history and tasting (and maybe some porn) • Ed wants to make an anise/anus joke SO badly right now • Wow the Sazerac is delicious • Anders gets belligerent and a little cocky
Music Credits: Whiskey on the Mississippi and Five Card Shuffle by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sep 3rd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
So if you've been listening for awhile, you know that Ed is 0-3 in Quiskeys. He lost once to Anders and twice to Gabe. But now he has a chance to get his revenge on both of them at the same time in our first threeway! Wait, no, that came out wrong. It's our first threeway competition, featuring... New questions! New buzz-in system! New scoring penalties! New sound effects! And a new winner? Well, there's just one way to find out! (Um, by clicking "Play" if that wasn't already clear. Oh sure fine, go get a sandwich first. Sheesh. God forbid you wait 18 minutes to eat again.)
Aug 20th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Basil Hayden’s • Knob Creek • Booker’s • Baker’s Small Batch • Baker’s Single Barrel • Old Ezra No. 7 • Little Book Chapter 3
Tangents: Baker’s is like the lesser known members of The Supremes and Destiny’s Child • Baker Beam’s Backstory • Baker’s Small Batch Tasting • How small does a small batch have to be? • Why Baker’s changed from Small Batch to Single Barrel • Baker’s Single Barrel Tasting • Baker’s v. Baker’s blind tasting (as in a Whiskey Madness 2020 bracket) • Scott’s weekend: Fresh brownies and leather • All the Single Barrels! All the Single Barrels! Uh oh oh! • Ed likes 6-oz pours • Infinity Bottle III Pouring Ceremony • We make a high-proof Manhattan with the Single Barrel (as in Episode #25) • Baker’s v. Little Book side-by-side tasting • We really need a yearly expression of Little Book Chapter 3 • Top 10 Cookies! (because Bakers make cookies, get it?) • Wow Scott get belligerent about cookies (as in Episode #4) • Seriously, don’t sleep on the Baker’s
Music Credits: Whiskey on the Mississippi, Porch Blues, Corncob, and Cantina Blues by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • Fight Back by Neffex | Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus • Deep Sea Blues by Clara Smith (1923, public domain)
Aug 13th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Take one venerable Scotch company, add two talented whiskey blenders, give them five completely different tasting bourbons, and what do you get? Well, you get another fine expression in the continuing trend of blending American whiskeys, something once considered to be just about the worst thing you can do. But, really, that's because "a blend" used to be just a cover for truly terrible whiskey. Today, we use Fireball for that. #sorrynotsorry
Aug 6th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Sazerac Rye • WhistlePig 12 Year: Old World Style Rye • Sazerac 18 Year Rye • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye • James E. Pepper 1776 Rye • James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon • Barton’s 1792 • Blanton’s • Buffalo Trace • Eagle Rare • Col. E. H. Taylor • Elmer T. Lee • George T. Stagg • Pappy Van Winkle • W.L. Weller • Whistle 6 Year: Piggyback • WhistlePig 10 Year Rye • WhistlePig 15 Year: Estate Oak Rye • WhistlePig 18 Year: Double Malt Rye • WhistlePig Boss Hog VI: The Samurai Scientist • WhistlePig Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve • Willet Family Estate Rye
Tangents: Shavonne and Gabe join us again! • Kinda hard not to get laid at a Luther Vandross/Vanessa Williams concert • Rye History Recap • We get the yips • Sazerac Tasting • Ed wants to get a $600 (Thomas H.) Handy • Gabe has anger issues • What are the ingredients in a “Tonya Harding” cocktail? • Ed hates on the 1776 whiskeys again • Sazerac History (company, cognac, cocktail, whiskey) • Gabe gets belligerent about cheesecake • We get the yips again • Ed confuses Antoine Peychaud with Jean Luc Picard • The ridiculously long list of Sazerac-owned distilleries and brands • WhistlePig History - Part 1 • We try to get some free Ben & Jerry’s • WhistlePig 12 Tasting • WhistlePig History - Part 2 • Ed gets interrupted (a lot) • WhistlePig actually has pigs! • Vermont oak has tightly packed rings • MGP has tightly packed barrels • Wow there really are just way too many anise/anus jokes right now
Interlude/Background Music Credits: Corncob, Fireflies & Stardust, Porch Blues, and Wah Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Jul 23rd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Having been big fans of Irish whiskey for awhile now, we're excited to see the many new distilleries and expressions coming out of Ireland after decades of languishing behind the other countries enjoying the benefits of a resurgent whiskey industry. And The Sexton is one of these new expressions. Not only is the bottle cool as hell (just look at it!), it also has an interesting backstory. But none of that truly matters unless the whiskey itself is actually any good. So... is it? Tune in and find out!
Interlude Music Credits: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod • Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin • License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Jul 16th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Halley’s Comet 1986 Blended Scotch • Macallan • Port Ellen • Chivas Regal • Johnnie Walker • Monkey Shoulder
Wormholes: Jeff and Sue join us in the Wormhole! • Sue’s our little WhiskeyPixie™ • Jeff describes how he got ahold of a Scotch from 1986 • Why did our parents drink such sad liquor? • Halley’s Comet History (the whiskey) • We were children when this was bottled • Halley’s Comet History (the comet) • Halley’s Comet Tasting (and a small emergency) • Why Scotch tastes so different from Bourbon • Who doesn’t like a little cork in their mouth? • We drink a tribute to Jeff’s late father • Fun Facts About 1986 • Scott had a handful of Stiff Stuff • Ed paid way too much for a Tandy computer • The Challenger, Chernobyl, and Mad Cow Disease all explode • Poor Bill Buckner • The Top 10 Movies (and Songs) of 1986 • Jeff gets belligerent about Top Gun • Scott gets crap for refusing to watch It’s a Wonderful Life • Ed Murphy was really living it up in ’86
Intro/Background Music Credits: Political Action Ad, Ouroboros, and The Pyre by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Jul 9th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon • James E. Pepper 1776 Rye • Old Oscar Pepper • Old Crow • Woodford Reserve • Bulleit Rye • Angel’s Envy Rye • WhistlePig 10 Year Rye • Redemption Rye • Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish Rye • High West Double Rye!
Tangents: Sue and Jeff are back again! • James E. Pepper History (Part 1) • Whiskey is an incestuous business • Marketing was important to whiskey, then as now • James E. Pepper changed whiskey laws, owned racehorses, hung out with captains of industry in Manhattan, and popularized the Old Fashioned • 1776 Bourbon tasting • The menthol in the bourbon makes Ed want to start smoking again • Jeff puts us in the Whiskey Wormhole™ • James E. Pepper History (Part 2) • Ed creates a new word! • 1776 Rye tasting • Is copper on the nose like a penny in your mouth? • Sue compares whiskey to vegetable dip • Scott sings Donna Summer • Is this episode a complete failure? • Bulleit Rye comparison • James E. Pepper Rye is well-named • Sue’s mother ruined spicy ryes for her forever • Scott & Ed tell some podcast-saving whiskey jokes
Interlude/Background Music Credits: Corncob and Fireflies & Stardust by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Jul 2nd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Yes, yes, another Top 10 list. But THIS time it's actually TWO lists! Anders is back to help us with ranking the Top 10 Ryes that we like, and then we check Ranker.com's Top 10 Ryes to see how we match up against the masses. Fun right? RIGHT?! *crickets* Sigh.
Jun 18th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Suntory Whiskey Toki • Nikka Coffey Malt Whiskey • Suntory White Label • Suntory Kakubin • Suntory Single Malt • Yamazaki 12 Year • Yamazaki 18 Year • Yamazaki 25 Year • Hibiki Harmony • Hibiki 17 Year • Hibiki 21 Year • Bushmills • Green Spot • Four Roses • Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year • Evan Williams 23 Year
Tangents: Our friend Anders joins us for a virtual trip to the Far East • Crazy-flavored Japanese snacks! • Suntory Distillery history • Toki tasting • Japanese spots in Philly’s Chinatown • We all want to travel to Tokyo • Ed’s come a long way in liking Scotch (which is all Anders’ fault) • We almost outbid Suntory when they bought Jim Beam (we were only $15.999999 billion short) • Coffey Still v. Pot Still • Nikka Distillery history • Nikka Coffey tasting • Korean fire-breathing squirrels! • Cambodian sniper monkeys! • How Japan saved the Bourbon industry (no, seriously) • How Ed talked Scott down off the Whiskey Madness ledge • Anders bought his way onto the podcast (but not really) • Anders defends Gabe against Ed • Star Blazers and naked anime • What do Japanese people call Easter Eggs? • Anders really misses the Lounge (and so do we)
Background & Interlude Music Credits: Shenyang, Ishikari Lore, Living Voyage, and Temple of the Manes by Kevin MacLeod | Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io | License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • Saikai no Yakusoku by Kuyuri | Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBW7nDmFM2Y | License: https://www.tandess.com/en/music/free-material/material.html
Jun 11th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Pop quiz, Whiskey Peeps! What does maple syrup, the Brooklyn Bridge, 10-year-old whiskey, and the Magna Carta all have in common? If you need a hint, it has to do with some old abandoned limestone mines located in Upstate New York, but seriously, that's all you're getting. You can find out in just 14 minutes if you just press play. I mean, if we reveal everything in the description, then there's no reason to listen at all. Hmm... maybe we should just do a blog. It would probably be a whole lot easier than dragging out all the equipment, recording an hour of material, editing out our dumb crap, publishing it on our podcast site, etc., etc. Hell, we had to come up with this description, why not just write the entire damn thing out in an article and be done with it?!
Jun 4th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Round 1: Maker’s Sour – Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon (109.6), simple syrup, lemon juice, cherry, lemon peel
Round 1B: Bulleit Sour – Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength (125.4), less simple syrup, more lemon juice
Round 2: The Scofflaw – Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye (127), dry vermouth, grenadine, lemon juice, orange bitters, lemon peel
Round 3: Bourbon 76 – Old Ezra 7 Year Bourbon (117), Champagne, honey, lemon juice
Tangents: The history of the traditional Whiskey Sour • The ubiquitous and terrible Whiskey Sours everyone made in the 1970s • Ed’s Aunt Scottie: The Last of the Classy Dames • Dry vermouth is terrible by itself • Scott’s Aunt Oceana: Vodka Martini Aficionado • The history of the Scofflaw (the word and the drink) • Old Ezra’s distillery also produces Blood Oath • Murder hornets do not make honey • Bee is for belligerence • Scott stole his ex’s Champagne flutes (shhh) • New name for the Bourbon 76: The French Foreplay! • The history of the French 75 (the drink and the war cannon) • The terrible conditions of World War I • Spoiler Alert: We just had the first and last Bourbon 75s in our lives
Interlude Music Credits: “One Dime Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson (1927, public domain) • “Ragtime Annie” by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers Group (1926, public domain) • “Deep Sea Blues” by Clara Smith (1923, public domain) • “Titanic Blues” by Virginia Liston (1924, public domain)
May 21st, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Finally! At long last we scored a bottle of Blanton's! And naturally we wanted to share it with you. So join us for a tasting of the Grandaddy of Single Barrel Bourbons and discover all the rich Japanese history of this seemingly singular American spirit. Yeah, that's right, Japan. As in the country where you can find several Blanton's expressions you can't get anywhere else. #notjealousatallohmygodyesweare
May 14th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon • WR Wheater Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon • Larceny • W.L. Weller • Henry McKenna • Blanton’s • Kinsey Zinfandel Finish • Journeyman Last Feather Rye • Angel’s Envy Rye • Knob Creek • Hillrock • Jefferson • Larceny Barrel Proof • Maker’s Mark • Maker’s Mark 46
Tangents: Local v. national wheated Bourbon brands go head to head! • We interview one of the owners of Banash Liquors in Cherry Hill, NJ • How does a liquor store create its own whiskey? • How many delicious local whiskeys are we missing? • WR Wheater Barrel #1 tasting • WR Wheater Barrel #2 tasting • Scott makes an Infinity Glencairn! • Whiskey industry innovation • Ed could survive on whiskey and toilet paper • The real reason why there still isn’t any toilet paper on the shelves • Uncle Ed’s toilet paper tips • How wet wipes create Fatbergs (seriously, stop using those) • Maker’s Mark 46 is the Newman to our Seinfeld • Take a chance on your local liquor store’s selections
Interlude/Background Music Credits: "Corncob" and "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/
May 7th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Ok, so we lied. Whiskey Madness 2020's The Final Pour was not, in fact, the final pour. But here we switch up the guest taster, remove the under-$60 restriction, allow ourselves more whiskey to taste, and taste them double-blinded so that nobody knows which whiskey is which. So what does all that mean? It means we drank too much, got a little belligerent with each other, and it all nearly spiraled out of control. Enjoy!
Music Credits: “Fight Back” by Neffex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus
Apr 30th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
This is a special announcement regarding a change in our schedule for the forseeable future, which brings to mind that time Beavis & Butthead were watching TV and the video of Culture Club's 80s hit "Karma Chameleon" came on...
Butthead: "Hey Beavis, is this supposed to be, like, in the future?"
Beavis: "Yeah, the future sucks. Change it."
Butthead: "I'm pretty cool, Beavis. But I can't change the future."
But we can, Beavis. We can.
Apr 23rd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Ardbeg Scotch • Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch • Lagavulin 8 Year Single Malt Scotch • Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch • Glenmorangie 10 Year Single Malt Scotch • Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Scotch • Glenfiddich • Balvenie • Kininvie • Chivas Regal • Stranahan’s American Single Malt • McCarthy’s American Single Malt • Hillrock American Single Malt • Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey • Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye • McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon • Henry McKenna Bourbon • Woodford Reserve Bourbon • Basil Hayden’s Bourbon • Knob Creek Bourbon
Tangents: Finally a Scotch episode! • Scotches for Bourbon and Rye drinkers • Ed doesn’t want smoky peat shoved up his anus • Monkey Shoulder history and tasting • Is 15 times a day too much? • Scott has an issue with Ed saying “my” locker • Stop hating on blends, people • What is “monkey shoulder”? • Glenmorangie history and tasting • We’re on a journey into Scotch • “Modicum” = 20 minutes • The NJ & PA Coronavirus Lockdown • Extroverts v. Introverts v. Isolation • Our word of the day is “wonderful” • Top 10 Scots! • Scott is supposedly Scottish (and possibly admits to some light crossdressing) • McKenna v. Glenmorangie tasting • 50 Shades of Brown • #letgabeout • We have a surprising amount of knowledge about corn • Cat food fish tacos • Expand your horizons with whiskey (not anal beads)
Scottish Intro/Background Music Credits: Fiddles McGinty, Hidden Past, and Moorland by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Apr 16th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Join us as we open and taste our second attempt at building an Infinity Bottle. (And if you don't know what one of those is, please do go back and listen to our previous Sho(r)t on "How to Build an Infinity Bottle" from early October 2019). But that's not all! We actually saved some of our first bottle to compare! AND we have a guest who made their own! Hilarity ensues! You know the drill by now. ;-)
Apr 9th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Winter 2020 may be officially over, but we’ve still got one thing to say. Ok, SEVERAL things. So, won’t you join us for a look back as we revisit the past 6 months, give some shout-outs, recap all the epsiodes, and generally try not to talk too much about the #coronapocalypse.
Topics: We got this recorded *just* before the NJ coronavirus shutdown • It’s our 1-year podcast-release anniversary! • Listener Shout-Outs: Derek, Callum & Anders (Local Lounge managers), Marty & Rachel (Local Lounge patrons), Nancy (Ed’s Cousin), Rich & Bill (Banash Liquors managers), Bill (Johnny Appleseed), Gabe (The Sherpa), Shavonne (The Mayor), Chelbi, Nari, and Drea (The Ladies) Christian & Jay (Beer Bros), and Sue & Jeff (Comrades-in-Drunks) • Listener Demographics: 6 Continents! 24 Countries! 38 States! • Episode Recaps: Ed has a problem with Utah • Pucker: The reason we have a podcast • There’s no pitcher and there’s no catcher • Ed has a problem with Everest climbers • Ed has a problem with glassware • Scott has a problem with Pluto lovers • The men smoked the women in our Battle of the Sexes • Ken Burns needs Scott as his editor • Ed’s son has a problem with his delayed podcast appearance • Gabe gets a jacket, a cake, and maybe a handy? • We spoil the Whiskey Madness bracket finals • Anders validates our tasting methodology • Coming Soon: Infinity Bottle 2 • Double-blind tastings • Scotch for Bourbon lovers • Japanese whiskey • More cocktails • Blanton’s QuickTaste™ • Bourbon-barrel-aged wine • And of course, many, many tangents ;-)
Apr 2nd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
In The Before Times (aka, The Pre-Corona-Lockdown Era; aka, Life), we tasted a trendy peanut butter whiskey, made some cocktails from it, did a couple things you shouldn't do (share drinks, joke about pedophilia), and a couple things you absolutely should (promote vaccinating your childen, make obscure references to old movies). So, the good outweighs the bad, right?
Mar 26th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Get your bracket at https://sites.google.com/view/whiskeytangent/the-final-pour
Whiskeys: Willet Pot Still Small Batch Bourbon • Old Forester 1920 Bourbon • McKenna 10-Year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon • Larceny Bourbon • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye • Pikesville Rye • Willet Family Estate Rye • Bulleit Rye • Lagavulin 8 Year • Auchentoshan American Oak • Chivas Regal 12 Year • Johnnie Walker Red • Redbreast 12 Year • Green Spot • Powers Gold Label • Jameson • Chivas Regal 18 Year • Michter’s Toasted Almond
Madness: The Semifinals and Final Pour matchups! • Ed still doesn’t like Lagavulin • We pretend we have sponsors • Winner of the Most Surprising Whiskey Award? Chivas Regal 12 Year • Anders wishes Gabe was helping out • Really bad Archie & Edith Bunker impressions • The joyous and heartbreaking documentary “Waiting for Superman” is an analogy for our final matchup • Omg! Double Overtime! • Wow definitely try blind tasting whiskeys at home
Music Credits: Intro/Outro – “Fight Back” by Neffex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus • British Isles Interlude – "SilvermanSound - Fiddle-De-Dee" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/o6Y1vqxTgOA • American Interlude – “On a Mission” by Choc Mic: https://soundcloud.com/chocmic • Final Interlude – “Make It” by Neffex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GiAL4XBHjE
Mar 19th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Get your bracket at https://sites.google.com/view/whiskeytangent/the-final-pour
Whiskeys: Willet Pot Still Small Batch Bourbon • Old Forester 1920 Bourbon • McKenna 10-Year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon • Larceny Bourbon • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye • Pikesville Rye • Willet Family Estate Rye • Bulleit Rye • Lagavulin 8 Year • Auchentoshan American Oak • Chivas Regal 12 Year • Johnnie Walker Red • Redbreast 12 Year • Green Spot • Powers Gold Label • Jameson • Chivas Regal 18 Year
Madness: Ed’s mispronunciations (and Scott’s correcting him) is kind of our brand • Scotch distillers use smoke to stop the malting process • Whose job is it to pick coffee beans out of a civet’s shit? • Hey did we say this matchup was going to be close? • Ed gets screwed by Wegman’s • Holy shit, movie popcorn costs how much?! • We have no cool physical geek tricks, dammit • Bulleit Rye won a double-blind whiskey tasting at Scott’s house years ago • Marvel : DC :: Bulleit : Willet
Music Credits: Intro/Outro – “Fight Back” by Neffex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus • American Interlude – “On a Mission” by Choc Mic: https://soundcloud.com/chocmic • Scottish Interlude – Across the Snow by Tartalo Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DhUIeXOBqU • Irish Interlude – "SilvermanSound - Fiddle-De-Dee" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/o6Y1vqxTgOA
Mar 12th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Get your bracket at https://sites.google.com/view/whiskeytangent/the-final-pour
Whiskeys: Lagavulin 8 Year • Auchentoshan American Oak • Chivas Regal 12 Year • Johnnie Walker Red • Redbreast 12 Year • Green Spot • Powers Gold Label • Jameson • Chivas Regal 18 Year • Chivas Regal 25 Year • McCallan • Glenfiddich • Laphroaig • Ardbeg • Johnnie Walker Black • Johnnie Walker Double Black • Johnnie Walker Green • Johnnie Walker Gold • Johnnie Walker Platinum • Johnnie Walker Blue
Madness: The Chivas Regal Effect is real • The four major Scotch regions • Anders walks us through all the Johnnie Walker colors • Holy damn Lagavulin is smoky • We have a well-deserved bartender-befriending rep • My god that new Powers label is f**king ugly • The Flyers mascot looks like a cracked-out muppet • Philadelphia should be part of South Jersey
Music Credits: Intro/Outro - “Fight Back” by Neffex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus • Scottish Interlude – Across the Snow by Tartalo Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DhUIeXOBqU • Irish Interlude – "SilvermanSound - Fiddle-De-Dee" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/o6Y1vqxTgOA
Mar 5th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Get your bracket at https://sites.google.com/view/whiskeytangent/the-final-pour
Whiskeys: Willet Pot Still Small Batch Bourbon • Old Forester 1920 Bourbon • McKenna 10-Year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon • Larceny Bourbon • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye • Pikesville Rye • Willet Family Estate Rye • Bulleit Rye • Noah’s Mill Bourbon • Rowan’s Creek Bourbon • Pure Kentucky XO Bourbon • Jack Daniels • Woodford Reserve • Henry McKenna Bourbon • Mellow Corn Whiskey •
Madness: Anders takes his first drink on the opposite side of the breakfast bar • Ed’s “Ed-iquette” needs some work • Eating dragon fruit is like having sex with Lady Gaga • Scott casts shade at the Scotches • Also, Scott sucks at this • Anders is a sucker for dill (it’s a sweet thing about his mom and we’re not crying you’re crying) • Once you go black garlic you never go back garlic • Anders trolls us a bit on Bulleit Rye
Music Credits: Intro/Outro - “Fight Back” by Neffex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDP_8UTAus • Interludes - “On a Mission” by Choc Mic: https://soundcloud.com/chocmic
Feb 27th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Redbreast 12 Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey • Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey • Teeling’s Irish Small Batch • Seagram’s • Old Crow • Bushmills • Jameson
Tangents: Shavonne and Gabe join us again! • Celebration #1: It’s our 1-year recording anniversary! • We have an Episode #0 that nobody will ever hear (because it’s awful) • Celebration #2: It’s Gabe’s 50th birthday! • Scott almost lights his microphone on fire • Celebration #3: It’s Gabe’s 5th Episode as co-host! • Gabe is a coal miner’s daughter • The history of Redbreast whiskey • There’s a reason why “edit” begins with “Ed” • Redbreast tasting • Steve Perry had a big nose • Ed has a problem with marzipan and papaya • Who doesn’t like Spanish butts, amiright? • Redbreast loves Redbreast • The confusing types of Irish whiskey • Oh there’s nothing twink about Gabe • Shavonne and Gabe do some terrible Irish accents • Green Spot tasting • Ed might be the baby on the cover of Van Halen’s album 1984 • Creamy long finish was Ed’s college nickname • Scott’s glass gets fingered • The history of Green Spot whiskey • What do our names mean? • Ed interrupts Shavonne (twice)
Interlude Music Credit: "SilvermanSound - Fiddle-De-Dee" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/o6Y1vqxTgOA
Feb 20th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
A few months ago we debated the merits of Ranker.com's Top 10 Bourbon list. This time, we're getting both more and less specific: Less specific because we're considering all American whiskeys, and more specific because we're considering only the patrons of a single bar in our home state. And if you've been listening to us for any amount of time, you know the one. So, will this list mirror Ranker's Top 10? Or will we, in true Jersey fashion, give the middle finger to the rest of the country and pick our own damn whiskeys? (Haha right, we all know the answer to that.)
Feb 13th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Heaven’s Door Whiskey • Crown Royal XO • Crown Royal Signature Series • Crown Royal Blender’s Mash • Crown Royal Black • Crown Royal Wine Finish • Crown Royal XR • Lambay Irish Whiskey Cognac Finish • Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish Rye • Belle Meade XO Cognac Finish Bourbon • Chivas Regal XV • Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve Scotch • Brenne French Single Malt • Jameson Irish Whiskey • Teeling’s Irish Whiskey • Tullamore Dew XO • Angel’s Envy Rye
Tangents: Ed’s son Mike (aka Choc Mic) finally joins us! • Celebrity spirits aren’t automatically terrible • The Laws of Cognac • Hennessey Cognac tasting • Mike throws shade at Ed for not inviting him earlier • Cognac age statements • The list of people who co-hosted the podcast before Mike • Ozzy Osbourne drank Cognac and Coke every day for years • The history of Crown Royal • Barney has a purple sack • Crown Royal is the #2 brand of whiskey in America (!) • The hip-hop world loves flavored spirits • Millennials like mixed drinks more than straight spirits (but Gen-X did too) • Crown Royal XO vs. Crown Royal tasting • The extremely short history of Lambay whiskey • Mike, Scott, and Ed’s worst puking tales • Lambay tasting • Even alcohol is all about race! • Mike’s Jamaica Cognac drinking story and advice
Interlude Music Credit: “Accordion Romantic French Music - French Cafe Music” by Relax Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOanEMfQ_Yg)
Feb 6th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
A few months ago, your bourbon boys unboxed basically the best barrel-proof small batch you can buy when we imbibed some Booker's. But now we try its grandson spirit (literally) -- a blend of four different whiskeys with a surprising origin. And then we compare the two spirits. Which one's better? Listen in and find out!
Jan 30th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Old Crow • Old Grand-Dad • Basil Hayden’s • Knob Creek • Baker’s • Booker's • Knob Creek Single Barrel • Henry McKenna 10-Year Bourbon • Willet Family Estate Rye
Topics: Part 3 Recap • The state of the post-Prohibition whiskey industry (from a 1933 Fortune magazine article) • National Distillers Products Corporation owned half of all whiskey in America at the end of Prohibition • Ed steals Scott’s idea about drinking whatever the hell we want • The Enduring Legacy of Prohibition: A Discussion • Counties and towns where you still can’t buy alcohol today • States where you can’t buy alcohol on holidays • Get your shit together Mississippi! • Women actually gained rights during Prohibition #fuckthecorset • The War on Drugs is worse than Prohibition ever was • How to stop gang wars with saltwater taffy • Utah serves high-alcohol beer at room temperature • Luxembourg is the #1 alcohol-consuming country • Organized crime and speakeasies are still with us today • We Haven’t Learn a Damn Thing: An Essay
Music Credits: “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” by Sara Martin (1922, public domain)
Jan 23rd, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon • Knob Creek Bourbon • Russel’s Reserve Bourbon • Wild Turkey 101 Rye
Topics: Part 2 Recap • The state of the whiskey industry mid-Prohibition • The surprisingly high quality of prescription whiskey • The Top 5 Reasons Why Prohibition Failed • Mob bosses go to the beach! • Pauline Sabin: Mother of 'peal • 1920s drinkers were like freshman college students • The Volstead Act was stupid • A $10,000 fine for violating Prohibition was HOW much in today’s money?! • The Great Depression killed Prohibition dead • Al Capone was a publicity whore who thought the stock market was a scam • Bootlegger George Remus killed his wife and defended himself at his own trial • Wild Turkey 101 QuickTaste: The most underrated bourbon on the market • How to trick your friends with a glass decanter
Music Credits: “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?” by Bessie Smith (1923, public domain) • “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” by Edward Hamilton (1916, public domain)
Jan 16th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: I.W. Harper • Jack Daniels • Old Fitzgerald • Cabin Still • Kentuky Tavern • George A. Dickel • Old Forester 1920 Prohibition • Old Overholt Rye • Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whiskey • Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond • Four Roses • Wild Turkey • Heaven Hill • Henry McKenna • Chicken Cock • Maker’s Mark
Topics: Part 1 Recap • In 2050, the 7-armed illegal aliens from Ganymede will be stealing our jobs • The state of the whiskey industry in 1920, fellas! • Dudes in Tennessee must have been acting like absolute assholes • 25 million people worldwide died from the Spanish Flu in 1918 • People had a year to stock their liquor cabinets before Prohibition’s enactment • Rabbi O’Shaughnessy? • Enforcement was a little bit maybe sorta kinda little bit lacking • Alcohol consumption increased during Prohibition (just ask your taxi driver) • Two-thirds of all distilled liquor is quite bad • The rise of organized crime • The surprising careers of Al Capone’s brothers • George Remus: The King of Bootleggers • Amazon: The King of the Bootlegger’s Legacy • Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style QuickTaste • 6 million pints of whiskey per week were consumed via whiskey prescriptions • Why are most flagship brands so bad?
Music Credits: “It Had To Be You” by Marion Harris (1924, public domain) • “The House of the Rising Sun” by Tom Clarence Ashley (1933, public domain)
Jan 9th, 2020 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Old Forester Bourbon • Old Fitzgerald Bourbon • James E. Pepper 1776 whiskeys • Old Grand-Dad Bourbon • Four Roses Bourbon • Old Overholt Rye • Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye • Pikesville Rye
Topics: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union wanted to ban alcohol... everywhere on Earth • Carrie Nation: The Crazy Old Hatchet Lady • Some states outlawed alcohol years before the 18th Amendment • Americans at the turn of the 20th Century were drinking A LOT of whiskey (and beer) • The powerful German immigrant breweries (still around today!) • Wayne Webber's Anti-Saloon League turned the country against booze • The surprising anti-alcohol connections between income tax and the 1920 census • “Liberty Cabbage” was the original “Freedom Fries” • Somebody edited the Bible (!) to remove all references to alcohol • Significant whiskey events prior to 1900 • Old Overholt Rye QuickTaste
Music Credits: “Hello Ma Baby” by Arthur Collins (1899, public domain) • “Over There” by George Cohen (1917, public domain)
Dec 31st, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Round 1: Ward 8 – Fenwick’s Rye, Grenadine, lemon juice, orange juice
Round 2: Bacon Old Fashioned – Bacon-washed PiggyBack Rye, maple syrup, bitters, orange peel
Round 3: Baltimore Egg Nog – MuckleyEye Bourbon, brandy, chai syrup, half-and-half, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg (and possibly methamphetamines)
Tangents: All our cocktail episode friends are back again! Anders, Ariel, Chelbi, Drea, Gabe, and Nari • A short history of New Year’s Eve celebrations • Ed likes to babble on (Babylon) • Seriously, where do you pee in Times Square on NYE? • Pucker returns! • Women think women drive better (of course) • How to “bacon wash” your whiskey • We like our bacon thick and cut • WhistlePig’s new PiggyBack whiskey • The men (and Drea) hate on egg nog • Gabe likes a good rim job • Anders’ apothecary of homemade liqueurs • 70 is when ladies start vajazzling • Chelbi issued a challenge for next year • Ariel’s ridiculously good Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie • Three incredible 2020 whiskey tastings coming to the Local Lounge in Mt. Holly, NJ • Happy New Year everybody!
Dec 24th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Well, it's Christmas Eve, so what better way to celebrate than with 1) a bottle of whiskey with the word “winter” on it and, 2) a friendly fight about the merits (or lack thereof) of Christmas itself?
Also, Ed raps his side of the argument. Yep. That's right. He tries to outdo Scott’s anti-Thanksgiving rap. How does he fare? Press play and find out!
Dec 19th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Hillrock Solera Bourbon • Hillrock Solera Bourbon Cabernet Finish • Hillrock Double Cask Rye Port Finish • Hillrock Solera Bourbon Pinot Noir Finish • Hillrock Solera Bourbon Sauternes Finish • Hillrock Peated Single Malt Whiskey • Ardbeg • Hillrock Double Cask Rye Sauternes Finish • Hillrock Single Malt Whiskey • Hillrock Double Cask Rye PX Finish • Hillrock Double Cask Rye Madeira Finish • Maker's Mark • WhistlePig • Blackened American Whiskey
Tangents: Hudson Valley, New York's whiskey connection • Hillrock Distillery’s “field-to-glass” philosophy • The Hillrock tasting (with food!) at the Local Lounge in Mt. Holly, NJ • The solera process and infinity bottles • Ed gets viole(n)t • Scotch lovers are masochists (wait, sadists? eh, probably both) • The Whiskey Jug guy knows us! (no he doesn’t) • Hillrock’s giant-cologne-like bottles • The late master distiller Dave Pickerell • Ed’s incredibly fast (sorta) football days • Why craft whiskeys cost more • Scott drops some Pluto science • Why isn’t Goofy a planet?
Dec 12th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
In the grudge match sequel to last summer's Quiskey about offensive drink names, Ed and Gabe square off once again. Although Ed lost the last one, he's hungry, angry, and looking to even the score. Does he have any chance at all to win back the Crown of Impropriety? Listen in and hear!
Dec 5th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Beers: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (1st round) • Goose Island Bourbon County WheatWine Ale • Goose Island Bourbon County 2-Year Reserve Stout • Goose Island Bourbon County Double Barrel Stout • Allagash Barrel & Bean Tripel Ale (2nd round) • New Holland Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout (3rd round) • Innis & Gunn Bourbon Barrel Porter (4th round) • Yuengling Black & Tan • Jack’s Abby Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter (5th round) • Victory Hop Devil • Troegs Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator Double Bock (6th round) • Troegs Mad Elf • Allagash Curieux Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels (7th round) • Hoegaarden • Chimay • Orval • La Fin Du Monde
Tangents: Our bros Christian and Jay join us! • Ed broke Jay’s crystal glass • The history of barreling beer • We sound like NPR a bit • Jay throws so much shade at Ed • Christian is approximately 700 years old • Mumm-Ra and the Thundercats • Ed almost breaks another glass • The circle of life • Jay confuses Brooks & Dunn with Innis & Gunn • Ed’s a Free Mason (and possibly Illuminati) • We sing the Jefferson’s theme for no reason • Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Stars Shortbread Cookies • Our dream guests: Nelle Carter, Mother Theresa, and Meryl Streep • We rate all the beers 1-10 • Young Wive’s Tales • Jay likes his lovers big, black, and bold
Nov 28th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Well, it's Thanksgiving, so what better way to celebrate than with 1) a bottle of whiskey with a giant turkey on it and, 2) a friendly fight about the merits (or lack thereof) of Thanksgiving itself?
Also, Scott raps his side of the argument. Yep. That's right. He raps. Is it the disaster it sounds like? Press play and find out!
Nov 21st, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon • Heaven’s Door Double Barrel Whiskey • Pritchard’s Double Barreled Bourbon • Jim Beam Double Oaked Bourbon • Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye • Michter’s US-1 Toasted Barrel Bourbon • Sagamore Spirit Double Oaked Rye • Jefferson’s Reserve Twin Oak Bourbon • Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Bourbon • Wild Turkey Longbranch • Willie Nelson’s Old Whiskey River • Pogues Irish Whiskey • Darius Rucker’s Backstage Pass Whiskey • Anthrax’s Indians Bourbon • Anthrax’s Knob Creek Single Barrel • Motorhead Whiskey • Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey
Tangents: Our buddy Gabe is back again! • The Heaven’s Gate Cult • Charring v. Toasting • What does double-barreled even mean? • Gabe’s terrible Bob Dylan impression • Ed still can’t say Michter’s SMH • Scott wigs out about his noisy washer • Casamigos Tequila and Jay-Z’s Cognac • Ed and Scott’s terrible Bob Dylan impressions • Ed kinda has a beef with people who climb Mt. Everest • The kid who climbed the highest mountain on each continent • The Kenyan who ran a marathon in under 2 hours • Ed walked a half-marathon in Amsterdam • MGP makes it rain whiskey on the world • Musical whiskeys • Ed and the Blowfish! • Your neigbhor is a dick
Interlude Music Credit: From a privately recorded video of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan performing live at the Bellevue Biltmore Hotel’s Starlight Ballroom in Clearwater, Florida on April 22, 1976. (Posted to the “I Love Old Songs” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=436864786841724.)
Nov 14th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Ok, folks, real talk: Ed is 0-2 in quizzes on this podcast, and he's not happy about it. This time, however, Scott (inadvertantly, he swears) ends up stacking the deck against Ed by placing him in direct competition with an actually whiskey lounge bartender (Anders from Episode #15) in a quiz about whiskey slang.
So, listen in as we all learn a bit about whiskey slang (as defined by four master distillers) and find out how Ed does!
Nov 7th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Breckenridge Port Cask Finish Bourbon • Angel’s Envy Port-Finished Bourbon • Angel’s Envy Rye • Larceny • Bulleit Rye • Woodford Reserve • Eagle Rare 10 Year • Spirits of the Apocalypse • Knob Creek
Tangents: Our friends Sue and Jeff join us! • What does Port taste like? • Ed steals Scott’s Port • Who is the boss of the podcast? • Jeff implies... things • K-Tel Records • Scott fists his wine glass • Bin 27 Fonesca Reserve Porto • Sue’s sexy air traffic controller voice • Breckenridge distillery background • Sue’s the blonde we had at Scott’s house • The Banging Ho Podcast • Don’t sh*t on people who water their whiskey, ok? • Ed’s dubious drinking and driving advice • Why small distilleries charge more • Angel’s Envy background • Courtney Love at the liquor store
Interlude Music Credit: “Portugal a Bailar Com Boa Música Portuguesa” by picavideopica
Oct 31st, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
TRIGGER WARNING! Please do not listen to this podcast if you find any of the following distressing: Spooky noises • Repeated mentions of the word “Boo” • Comic-Con • Popcorn bowls made from the heads of zombies • Delicious whiskey • Puns • Things made into alcohol that shouldn't be made into alcohol • Scorpions (the arthropods, not the band) • Whale balls • Yogurt • Scottish lakes • Herring • Cobra farms • Tiny adorable dead baby mice • Amputated limbs • Jokes involving any of the above
Oct 24th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Round Un: Chancellor – Blue Comet Single Malt, Port, dry vermouth, bitters
Round Deux: Godfather – McCarthy’s Pot Still Single Malt, Amaretto, bitters
Round Trois: Vieux Carré – Dad’s Hat Rye, Benedictine, Cognac, sweet vermouth, bitters
Tangents: Our friends Ariel and Anders from The Local Pub & Eatery in Mt. Holly, NJ, join us! • Anders's bartending history • The TGIFriday’s liquor scandal • Hop Sing’s Laundromat's crazy intake process • The Local Lounge's speakeasy farm door/beer menu • Ed’s new nickname: The Chancellor! • Whiskey Tangent: The Musical (off-off-off Broadway) • Ariel is totally out-drinking the men • Bartender pet peeves • The Whispering Nazi • How to build your whiskey palate • Tornadoes! Again! • Pucker: Worst. Mascot. Ever. • Mantress: Worst. Superhero. Ever • Burger King: Worst. Tacos. Ever. • Ariel’s delicious desserts • Cinnamon Rolls v. Sticky Buns
Interlude Music Credit: “Pour Vous Encore” by Trabant 33
Oct 17th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Listen as your bourbon boys unbox basically the best barrel-proof small batch you can buy, whose boisterous yet balanced brilliance begs to be imbibed with about a barrel of branch!
Oct 10th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: High West Double Rye! • Willet Family Estate Rye • Pure Kentucky XO Small Batch • Rowan’s Creek Bourbon • Noah’s Mill Bourbon • Willet Pot Still Reserve Bourbon • Redemption Rye • Maker’s Mark • High West American Prairie Bourbon • High West Rendezvous Rye • High West Campfire Whiskey • High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whiskey • High West Bourye • High West Midwinter Night’s Dram • High West 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan • High West Silver Whiskey Western Oat
Tangents: Back to basics: No guests! No thunder sound effects! No crazy lists! (Spoiler alert: Those last two are lies) • Ed wants Scott to oil his stool • Ed’s extremely odd experience at the liquor store • The Willet tasting at the Local Lounge • The very old history of the Willet distillery • Ariel’s caramel whiskey sauce • The rise and fall and rise of ryes • The very recent history of the High West distillery • Ed likes anise on his lips • The Whiskey Tangent Montana Tour • Courtney Love impressions • Stolichnaya is the Bulleit Rye of vodkas • The Vodka Tangent Podcast! • Ranker.com’s Top 10 vodkas
Oct 3rd, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
As you know by now, we drink a LOT of whiskey. So, we wondered what would happen if we took a little bit of each one and blended them together using a concept known as an Infinity Bottle, which is a pretty exciting experiment. But to be completely honest, now that we've done it, we're terrified that we've just wasted hundreds of dollars on a Frankenstein's monster’s ass trainwreck. But there's also a chance it'll be the best damn thing we've ever tasted. Welp, only one way to find out! #stillafraid
Sep 26th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Summer may be officially over, but we’ve still got one last thing to say. Ok, several last things. So, join us for a look back as we revisit our podcast origins, give some listener shout-outs, recap all the epsiodes, and talk about why we couldn’t have done any of it without you. Yes, you. No, not you. YOU. Yeah, we’ve been watching you for a while now. And, man, the things we’ve seen. But don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. Especially about that thing you did with the pudding. Dude. So gross.
Last Things: The impetus for the podcast • Van Halen’s brown M&M rider • Hannibal Lecter & our bad mic discipline • Listener shout-outs • We promise to do a Canadian whiskey episode • Brazil needs to start listening dammit! • Scott’s simple rules for editing podcasts • We got a free bottle of Bulleit Rye • Ed’s simple rules for getting better pours • EPISODE RECAPS • Scott makes “Scotthattans” • Why we don’t talk politics • Ed gets his drink taken away • Whiskey Sho(r)ts • Heaven Hill distillery might win our year-end whiskey count • Scott has to “get it up” • We promise to do a Scotch episode • A sincere thank you to our listeners
Sep 19th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Should just anyone be allowed to choose the top 10 of anything? Or should it be left to experts who are knowledgeable about the things they're ranking? Well, just like top 10 lists themselves, that's endlessly debatable. And yet! Crowd sourcing is a huge thing now. Big Data uses your info to sell you useless crap. Astronomers use volunteer computing power to search for exoplanets. And now randos use the internet to argue about the best bourbons. So, listen in as we debate the merits of these lists and then injure our shoulders by patting ourselves on the back for getting it all so f**king right. After all, we're part of the great unwashed, too. (But not really, we totally shower. Sometimes every week!)
Sep 12th, 2019 by WhiskeyTangent
Whiskeys: Russel’s Reserve 10 Year Bourbon • Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Botted-in-Bond Bourbon • Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Rum Rye • Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon • Wild Turkey 101 Rye • Wild Turkey Bourbon • Wild Turkey Rye • Wild Turkey Longbranch • Wild Turkey Rare Breed • Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel • Wild Turkey Revival Sherry Finished • Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year • Wild Turkey Decades • Wild Turkey American Honey • Wild Turkey American Honey Sting • Russel’s Reserve 6 Year Rye • Russel’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon • Russel’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye • Russel’s Reserve 2002 Barrel Proof 15 Year Bourbon • Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon • Redemption 10 Year High Rye Bourbon • Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Bourbon • Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year Bourbon • Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon • Blanton's Bourbon • Angel's Envy Rye
Tangents: Our friend Shavonne joins us for some much-needed estrogen! • Whiskey Tangent Podcast: Whiskey Hall of Fame Class of 2034 • What’s a mash bill? • What’s a straight Kentucky Bourbon whiskey? • What’s Bottle-in-Bond mean? • Scott was the Grim Reaper of Ed’s marriage • Wild Turkey, Matthew McConaughey, and our pretty ok impressions of him • Scott and Shavonne’s mutual admiration society • New Jersey: Land of Liquor Stores • Ed rages at red licorice • SweeTart ropes and pearl necklaces • What does Cardamom taste like? • Scott apologizes for gaslighting Ed about McKenna • Our drunken introductions to Shavonne • We end up doxing Shavonne (then she does it to herself) • Ed’s giant meaty hands f**k up the music • Egregious liquor store markups: The secondary market in the primary market