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It's Whiskey #FFS | First Fill Spirits

It's Whiskey #FFS | First Fill Spirits

By Holly Seidewand
Holly and Charles, the owner of First Fill Spirits, a boutique whiskey shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, discussing all things whiskey and single cask spirits. New products to the shop, blind tastings, distillery reviews and more in a compact 30 or so minutes.
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First Fill Spirits | Wolfburn, Soon to be Mainstream Bourbon Brands
While tasting our latest store pick single barrel, Nulu Toasted Rye, we discuss Burn's Night, new bottles to the shop, and the most northerly distillery in Mainland Scotland, Wolfburn.  New Bottles to the shop: Leopold Dickel Collaboration Rye Whiskey Ohishi 8YR Sherry Cask Fukano 2021 Limited Edition Rice Whiskey  Blackadders: Chimera Blended Malt 59% abv Sherry Snake Single Cask Single Malt 1st & 3rd Edition at 61.9% abv / 58.2% abv Smoking Islay 10YR 59.3% abv 10YR Barbados Foursquare Rum 61.2%  Fukano 2021 Limited Edition Rice Whiskey Barrell 16YR Seagrass If you haven't yet, sign up for all of the latest Whiskey News & Deals and become a member of our Middle Cut Club! Current Single Barrels: Starward Australian Single Malt 55.7% ABV Stellum Bourbon 60.91% ABV - SOLD OUT!  Tumblin' Dice Bourbon 59.01% ABV Town Branch Bourbon 53.25% ABV Nulu Toasted Rye 58% ABV - A rollercoaster of a whisky!  Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
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January 27, 2022
First Fill Spirits | Town Branch, Breckenridge & Jameson News
January can be a bit odd for whiskey and the beginning of 2022 is proving to be quiet and bizarre already. We do have a fantastic new single barrel of Bourbon hitting the shelves from Town Branch so that is some great news! They will be our featured distillery today, along with Holly guessing the totally wrong country on her blind tasting, Breckenridge is now owned by a cannabis company and Jameson Orange was just released? Let's get whiskey weird!  New Bottles to the shop: IWAI Chestnut Cask Wemyss Glenrothes 19YR Single Cask, Hogshead The Single Malts of Scotland Teaninich 12YR Single Cask, 57.7% ABV LAWS San Luis Cask Strength Rye, 65.7% ABV and more! If you haven't yet, sign up for all of the latest Whiskey News & Deals and become a member of our Middle Cut Club! Current Single Barrels: Starward Australian Single Malt 55.7% ABV Stellum Bourbon 60.91% ABV - ONLY 6 BOTTLES LEFT! Tumblin' Dice Bourbon 59.01% ABV Town Branch Bourbon 53.25% ABV - BRAND NEW!  Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
31:44
January 13, 2022
First Fill Spirits | Fuji Gotemba, Whiskey Advocate Awards
An episode for you to listen to while sneaking away from your family for a quick breather this holiday weekend! Our featured distillery is Fuji Gotemba in Japan right at the foot of Mt. Fuji and that's because we got another one of their first-ever US releases this month! Also, what do you think of Whiskey Awards? We talk about Whiskey Advocate's latest Top 20 Whiskeys of 2021.  New Bottles to the shop: Single Cask Nation Inchfad (Loch Lomond) Finished in Bordeaux casks 53.5% ABV Single Cask Nation Linkwood Ruby Port Finish 54.4% ABV Single Cask Nation Water of Life Undisclosed Island Distillery 48.8% ABV Blackadder Single Cask Rums including: 10YR Guayana Diamond Rum @ 56% ABV // 9YR Fiji Rum @ 64.1% ABV IWAI Japanese Whisky - 1.8L! What?! Komagatake Chichibu Malt Duo Partnership Pinhook Artist’s Series - Castle & Key Fuji Blend and more! Don't forget about our single barrels. The full story of how we chose them can be found here: www.firstfillspirits.com/learn-explore/ Starward Australian Single Malt 55.7% ABV Stellum Bourbon 60.91% ABV Tumblin' Dice Bourbon 59.01% ABV Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
39:37
December 23, 2021
First Fill Spirits | Starward, The Launch of firstfillspirits.com
Happy December! Charles and I have been working hard on our website and we want to tell you all about it! We are live at www.firstfillspirits.com. We also want to share details on our three latest single barrels and the barrels due to the shop soon. Starward is our feature distillery.  New Bottles to the shop: Murray McDavid -- so many to mention, we have over 12 new expressions in the shop (thanks 700mL law change) but here are a few highlights. - Murray McDavid Craigellachie 12YR, matured in sherry hogsheads & finished in Murca Tawny Port 50% ABV - Murray McDavid Caol Ila 6YR, matured in bourbon hogsheads & finished in first-fill Cognac 50% ABV  - Murray McDavid Tobermory 20YR, matured in a Bourbon barrel and finished in a Madeira Barrique 50.4% ABV Douglas Laing Rock Oyster Cask Strength 56.1% ABV Kings County BIB Bourbon 6YR 50% ABV Resilient 16YR Tennessee Whiskey Single Cask 52.47% ABV IWAI Tradition Napa Red Wine Cask and more! Don't forget about our single barrels. The full story of how we chose them can be found here: www.firstfillspirits.com/learn-explore/ Starward Australian Single Malt 55.7% ABV  Stellum Bourbon 60.91% ABV Tumblin' Dice Bourbon 59.01% ABV Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
40:30
December 02, 2021
First Fill Spirits | Peerless, Coors Whiskey Release
We're back! Charles was in Kentucky, no excuse for the delay in releasing episode 2 but at least it was for a whiskey reason. Since we have Kentucky on the brain we discuss Peerless distillery along with the new release from Molson Coors: Five Trail Whiskey.  New Bottles to the shop: Mars Tsunuki Peated | 50% ABV Compass Box Canvas | 46% ABV Sagamore 8YR Rye | 57.45% ABV Ardnamurchan Single Malt Scotch | 46.8% ABV Teerenpeli Port Cask| Finnish Whisky | 43% ABV Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
36:59
November 04, 2021
First Fill Spirits | Clynelish, The Whisky Exchange
Our first episode! Charles and I walk through a few new products to arrive in the shop and then a blind tasting! Charles brought in a sample of something special and by nosing & tasting, I had to try and guess the age, distillery, cask type etc. My grade was a B- according to Charles, I'll take it! We do reveal live, on the show, what the whisky was but we will also list it in the next podcast release notes. Then we go on to discuss Clynelish, one of our favorite distilleries in Northern Scotland and what makes it so special. Ending on the big, big news in the whisky industry; the purchase of The Whisky Exchange, an online retailer, by Pernod Ricard - holy crap!  New Bottles to the shop: Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Rye Single Barrel | 4YRS | 58.4% ABV New Riff Balboa Straight Rye | BIB | Balboa Heirloom Rye Grain | 50% ABV Wemyss Malts Single Cask Clynelish "Coastal Orchard" | 19YRS | 269 Bottles | Hogshead | 46% ABV Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal
32:55
September 24, 2021
First Fill Spirits | Welcome Episode
Holly & Charles are two whiskey friends who have waited months and months to open up their dream, boutique whiskey shop called First Fill Spirits. Coming to you live from our shop in downtown Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York, you are about to listen to our "Welcome Episode". We will be hosting a weekly podcast to talk about what is new to the shop, whiskey news, blind tastings, distillery features and more. Our Podcast Name: It's Whiskey #FFS (For F****'s Sake!)  #FirstFillSpirits @firstfillspirits www.firstfillspirits.com Podcast Music: Isaac Joel, Goldenseal And yes, I did say "123.8 % ABV". Dang you proof & WE WISH!
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September 20, 2021