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    Entries in Bourbon (22)

    Tuesday
    Sep102019

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Coffee Bourbon Barrel-aged Papua New Guinea Cold Brew

    The first thing one probably thinks of when they hear the words “Modern Times” is beer. We know that is where our focus goes as they are one of our all-time favorite breweries. One of the original inductees into our beer Hall of Fame, if we had one, which we should. What you might not realize is that in addition to beer, they also roast their own coffee. This episode features a beverage from Modern Times Coffee, as we will be trying their Bourbon Barrel-aged Papua New Guinea Cold Brew. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy! 

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    Wednesday
    Feb062019

    Give It A Shot - Jefferson’s Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon

    Welcome to part two of this Cabernet theme week here at About Beverages. What a wonderful meaningful coincidence it was to find that we had a new Cabernet to try for our previous podcast and that it had a connection to another beverage that we wanted to share with our viewers, listeners and friends. This particular item was given to Andrew by some good friends who also happen to be regular watchers of our live-streams on twitch.tv/aboutbeverages on Thursday nights. The beverage we are trying for this episode is the Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon. We have actually tried this before, but it was a couple of years ago and not for a podcast. This was also a particularly exciting podcast for us because we are going to be trying this bourbon in Andrew’s new Norlan whisky glasses. They have a really cool design which we are hoping will take our spirits enjoyment to another level. 11, perhaps? Join us as we find out! What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Wednesday
    Jan232019

    Give It A Shot - Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend

    We have often spoken of our unabashed affinity for most things barrel-aged. We say “most things” because while barrel-aging certainly can add wonderful depth and complexity to a beverage, if it is not done well, things can go awry in a most disturbing way. This podcast features a beverage aged in whiskey barrels and while it is not uncommon to see this type of product available on your favorite retailers shelves, it is still somewhat uncommon. Today we will be trying the Cooper and Thief Red Blend. It is a blend of red wine varietals aged for 3 months in bourbon whiskey barrels. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Wednesday
    Aug222018

    Give It A Shot - Basil Hayden's Bourbon

    As we look back over the years at About Beverages, we realize that we have a slight affinity for bourbon (wink, wink). While there are many bourbons out there that we have not tried, we recently came across one that we were surprised by the fact we hadn’t tried it. It is from a well known family of bourbons that we have experience with, but this particular offering is one that has never darkened our palates. Well, that all changes with this podcast. We will be trying the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Wednesday
    May232018

    Give It A Shot - Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

    We realize that since we have resumed podcasting, we have taken it kind of easy on you and on ourselves. We have done lots of beer, a few wines, and while we did do an Irish Whiskey, it was aged in IPA barrels. Delicious yes, but not your typical whiskey. For this podcast, we returned to one of our longtime favorites, bourbon. More specifically, the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon. This bourbon blends four original and limited recipes and we were quite excited to Give It a Shot in every sense of the phrase.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Saturday
    Dec122015

    Give It A Shot - Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

    It has been far too long since we have posted a show and we thought what better way to make up for that than enjoying some bourbon with all of you.  The Angel's Envy bourbon from Lincoln Henderson comes in three expressions:  Cask Strength, Rye Finished in Rum Barrels and the one we have today which is finished in Port Barrels.  The aging process on the bourbon side takes about six years while the finishing in port barrels is only three to six months depending on taste.  Time now for us to follow their lead, give this one a taste, and see if the angel's are right to be envious.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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    Tasting Notes - Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

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    Wednesday
    Aug212013

    Give It A Shot - Burly Gentlemen Whiskey Mixed Drink

    The Burly Gentlemen.  These two words when put together simply cry out to be the name of a mixed drink.  Not just any mixed drink mind you.  A blended concoction that is sweet, smooth and delicious while also giving you a stern smoky kick that lets you know it's business time!  Now that you're done laughing after watching the Flight of the Conchords video we linked to, we can begin to talk about what comprises the drink.  Bourbon (Jefferson's), Scotch (Laphroaig Triple Wood), Agave nectar and Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6.  While it has some things in common with a traditional Manhattan, the addition of scotch adds a little smoke and the gave nectar adds a touch of extra sweetness.  Mix one up with us and taste along as we explore this new cocktail together.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Thursday
    Mar082012

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - Jefferson's Small Batch Bourbon (Video)

    It is time once again for our "Give It A Shot" podcast where we share with you, our valued listener, something we discovered that needs to be shared immediately.  If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.  When we're not tasting beer apparently we seem to have a soft spot for bourbon and that's exactly what we'll be trying today.  Jefferson's small batch bourbon is distilled by McLain and Kyne using limestone water from Kentucky.  What does "Very Small Batch Bourbon" actually mean?  Well instead of selecting 200-300 barrels of whiskey to be blended together for small batch bourbon, they only use 8-12 barrels of varying ages to ensure consistency.  Let's see if that pays off in the flavor.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy! 

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