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    Entries in Whiskey (4)

    Thursday
    Mar282019

    Give It A Shot - Metallica Blackened Whiskey Batch 88 

    We believe the saying goes, “patience is a virtue.” If this is true, and why wouldn’t it be, then Andrew is truly one of the most virtuous people you will ever come across. In this episode we will finally be trying a beverage who’s journey to the tasting table was literally months in the making. We will go over the story of how we came to taste it in more detail during the show, but there were several challenges along the way. First, Andrew had to locate a place selling it that would ship it to us. Then, we had to wait to receive the batch that we were actually looking for. Then Keith had hip surgery which delayed us a few weeks. Since Andrew was determined not to have any until we could podcast on it together, he has patiently waited all this time with the bottle just sitting there, lonely and unopened in his kitchen. Finally, at long last the time has come and we are happy to bring you this episode where we try Blackened, a collaborative whiskey made by Dave Pickerell and Metallica. It is a blended whiskey consisting mostly of bourbon and part of the time it spent in the barrel it was exposed to music from the band. Each batch was influenced by a different playlist and those playlists were selected by members of the band. The batch we are trying is number 88 and the playlist was curated by Kirk Hammett. 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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    Friday
    Jan042019

    Give It A Shot - Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19yr Single Barrel Whisky

    The podcast you are about to watch was about 9 months in the making. Actually the more we think about it, the time it took to get to this point was longer. Much longer. The reality is that this podcast was a journey that took about ten years to reach the destination. We say ten years because the idea for us to start our website happened over ten years ago. We will talk about that in more detail over the next few months as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with all of you. The events that directly made this possible began about 9 months ago. It is hard to believe, but we have now been streaming live via Twitch since early last year and it is because of those of you who support us in any way that we were able to try the beverage that we will feature in this video. Because of your appreciation for what we do, we found ourselves in the position of being able to purchase a beverage well outside of our normal budget. As our way of saying thank you, we did not try this particular beverage until we could be on camera to record a podcast live and share it with you. We narrowed our choices down to materials in the spirit world, specifically a bourbon or scotch. With a little bit of research and the help of Scott at Total Wine, we narrowed our choices down to a final four and ultimately to the winner. Without further adieu, the beverage we chose was the Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19 Year single malt scotch whisky.  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
    Apr182018

    Give It A Shot - Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Whiskey

    Irish whiskey and an IPA. At first glance these two may not have much in common. A combination not often thought of, at least not as often as Irish whiskey, Bailey’s, and Guinness, but I digress. Look closer, however, and you will possibly see a match made in heaven, or at least in Ireland. For this podcast we wanted to celebrate the milestone of reaching 50 followers (which we have now moved past) with something special so we chose the Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition whiskey. Watch and drink along with us as we explore the sensory revelations of this interesting pairing. We also want to say a big Thank You to all of our followers and subscribers! We couldn’t do it without you. Well, we could and we have, but it’s definitely not as much fun!  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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    Tuesday
    May042010

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast: Give It A Shot - George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve

    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.  As always, we would love to hear from you!  Let us know about something that you have had recently and we will be happy to try your suggestion.  So without further ado the "Give It A Shot" featuring the George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve.

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