Whiskey Comparison: High Proof Bourbon including Elijah Craig B520 and C290
Time to do some high proof tasting. Thanks to my Instagram buddy Todd Ritter (a great fan of the show) I had the opportunity to blind taste 5 different bourbons. All were great, one blew me away.
Texas Whisk(e)y Comparison: Ironroot Harbinger 115 vs Balcones Blue Corn
The tale of two Texas whiskey's. No, these aren't a perfect match - Balcones is 46% ABV and Ironroot Harbinger 115 is 57.5% ABV but both are corn forward whiskeys created in pot stills (one a Kentucky pot still, the other from Speyside Scotland). But my main objective was to give you an idea of the diversity of spirits coming out of the Lone Star State.
Whisk(e)y Comparison: Dalmore 12 v Beam Suntory Legent
For having said I wanted to avoid putting a bourbon vs a scotch, it seems that Beam Suntory teased me into trying it out - since they were so willing to collaborate between Japan and Kentucky. And Dalmore 12 seemed like an interesting scotch to pair it up with.
Whisky Comparison: Flaviar Big in Japan Tasting Box
In a bonus episode, I open my "Big In Japan" Flaviar tasting box. Japanese whisky is still a bit of a mystery to me and this box actually gave me a chance to double up on my palate experience. Tasting boxes provide a chance to dip your toe in the water and see which whiskies you might be interested in investing in.
Whiskey Comparison: S.E. Callahan's vs Junction 35 Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Driving through the hills of East Tennessee, a variety of craft distilleries reveal themselves. What is surprising is how many of them are choosing bourbon over Tennessee whiskey. But maybe it's not so surprising.
Whisky Tasting 101 with Richard Paterson of Whyte & McKay
While in Glasgow, I had a chance to interview Richard "the Nose" Paterson, Master Blender of Whyte and McKay for my episodes about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the bottle of 100 year old whisky that Richard had the honor to match in a blend.
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