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Whiskey Chasers

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Nick, Chris, and Steve talk about whiskey! we talk about what makes different whiskeys different, where to find them, and how to get started in your drinking hobby!
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An Elijah craig Barrel Pick from Bristol Republic!
An Elijah craig Barrel Pick from Bristol Republic!
On todays episode we have a glass of Elijah craig Barrel pick from Bristol Republic in Columbus. At 128.3 proof, it drinks SO Smooth for its proof. If you are in Columbus, come over to Bristol for this bottle! We also talk widow Jane, and a few other samples we got from Elijah craig. All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Our Website is www.whiskeychaserspod.com, check us out! Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.bristolrepublic.com https://elijahcraig.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkruVBhCHARIsACVIiOyKtuG-Xp0TGDEE13lmRS8J6H2DQsLAo7H4isN9HmojwLmy6xXJOQAaAh-0EALw_wcB Some of the best bottles can be found at an inexpensive price and seem cheap, but they come with loads of history and experience. This bottle is no different. Elijah Craig was a preacher, teacher and entrepreneur who built the first paper and wool mills in Georgetown KY and the father of bourbon. He was also the first distiller who decided to age his bourbon in new charred oak barrels. No one really knows if this was on purpose or on accident, but what we do know is that it set the standard for the barrels that bourbon was aged in. Bottle: Elijah Craig Private Barrel Picked by Bristol Republic Age: 11 years old Proof: 128.3 This sample was graciously provided to us by Bristol Republic for review on the podcast. Nose: Does not smell its proof Mild Authentic Corn Elijah Craig Smell Palate: Does not drink its proof Light in color, light in flavor Crisp Red apple, Like a red Delicious Fruity sweet (not candy) The flavor grows. The flavor layers on top of itself Not a lot of caramel Strong Vanilla Bean Finish: High proof doesn’t taste it but it drys your mouth and gives you a numbing sensation Not very oily. The drying effect of the high proof burns the flavor into your taste buds, allowing you to taste the vanilla and apple for a long time The tail end has the lightest hint of nutmeg and other baking spices Final Thoughts: Bristol did not disappoint in this private pick. Not only is this the oldest barrel pick that we have seen out of Elijah Craig, but it is also the best barrel pick we have had. Now this is not a bottle you can buy retail, but it is one you can go and enjoy a glass of! Bristol Republic is located in Columbus Ohio and is one of the best Bourbon, BBQ, Country Bars in Columbus. You can find yourself enjoying a glass of this bottle for around $20 Thursday-Sunday and might we add that the palate compliments the BBQ they serve as well!
56:20
June 23, 2022
Happy Fathers Day with Lagavulin Guinness Edition!
Happy Fathers Day with Lagavulin Guinness Edition!
On todays episode we have a glass of Lagavulin Guinness Offerman Edition! Lagavulin Is nick Offerman’s Daily drinker, and Guinness is much loved by his father. So for fathers day, Nick had them combined by finishing an 11 year old Lagavulin in Guinness barrels for 4 months. The result is your classic Lagavulin boldness, with an added layer of chocolate that is hard to beat! Happy fathers day to all the dads out there, and we hope you have a day with few chores, and many memories! All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Our Website is www.whiskeychaserspod.com, check us out! Lagavulin Guinness Edition 11 years 46%/92 proof Finished in barrels used by Guinness for 4 months Lagavulin has been around since1816 and their 16 year old has been a staple of their portfolio since 1989. Nick Offerman has been a fan of the company for almost as long as their 16 year bottle has been around! So, it should be no surprise that he collaborated with them for a second time to release this special bottle. To make things even more special, Nick decided to have this 11 year old lagavulin bottle finished in one of his dad’s favorite beers. As the story is told, after a long day of work Nick would find him and his dad enjoying a glass of their favorite drinks. For Nick, it was a dram of Lagavulin and for his dad, it was a pint of Guinness. Nick, having such admiration and respect for his dad, decided to finish this bottle in Guinness barrels and then have it released around Father’s Day in 2021. This limited edition has a suggested price of $79.99; however, if you can find it now you are looking at paying over $100 for the bottle. Nose: It’s classic Lagavulin with campfire smoke, brine, and citrus notes, along with a fresh new layer of vanilla and chocolate. Palate: The aromas translate onto the palate with salted caramel, campfire, sea spray, and fruit. The dark chocolate and vanilla notes are joined by a touch of chili pepper. Finish: The finish lingers with smoky peat and baking chocolate. Final Thoughts: If you ever wondered if some of the most smoky, peaty scotch could blend well with a rich, dark stout, then you’d be thrilled to know that it is possible! Nick Offerman and his father should be proud of this bottle! It is one that we struggled to not finish and one Chris did not go light on the pours for.
44:39
June 16, 2022
Lets go Skiing with Stranahans Blue Peak!
Lets go Skiing with Stranahans Blue Peak!
On todays episode we have a glass of Stranahans Blue Peak American Single Malt. If you are looking for a bold, complex American single malt, this is the one for you. Like the Blue peaks while ski’ing, it's not for the beginner, but if you can roll with the punches, it rewards you greatly. All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Our Website is www.whiskeychaserspod.com, check us out! Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.stranahans.com/whiskey/blue-peak/ imagine showing up to put a barn that is on fire out and by the end of that event, you become good friends with the owner of that barn and start a distillery with them. That is exactly how this company got their start Jess Graber and George Stranahan went into business together, in 2004, over the shared love of fine whiskey Together they developed a recipe for a distinctively smooth and flavorful American single malt whiskey The mash bill is simple 100% malted barley and then cut with rocky mountain water This distillery is very interesting Their bottles are hand-bottled by a rotating crew of volunteers and, at least, used to contain a handwritten date of when the whiskey was distilled. It also contained a comment by the person who was bottling it There are now 14 team members on staff there They have 6 bottling that they offer and they also do a single barrel program What intrigues me the most about this distillery is that, even though American single malt is still struggling to be a thing, they have a lot in their lineup Stranahan’s original Claiming to be the #1 American single malt whiskey So small batch that they cannot guarantee that any two batches are the same Blue Peak Uses the Solera process to age this bottle The blending and marriage of old barrels with young barrels it is a way of getting younger product out on the market quicker without it tasting young Mountain Angel (10 year) Colorado is higher altitude and colder, meaning more evaporation of alcohol More goes to the angel’s share it is comparable to a Scotch that is twice it’s age Snowflake What was once created as a special thank you for the volunteers has now turned into a once a year release that can only be purchased at the gift shop Past bottling have been finished in multiple barrels from multiple spirits, including mezcal Diamond Peak Aged for 4 years in American oak and then aged for 3 more years in used Bushmills barrels Sherry Cask Take their 4 year old whiskey and let it sit in 500-liter oloroso sherry barrels for an undisclosed amount of time
38:34
June 09, 2022
Pinhook High Proof Bourbon
Pinhook High Proof Bourbon
On todays episode we have a glass of Pinhook High Proof Bourbon. A truly pretty bottle of truly great juice. We learn a lot about horses, mainly that we don’t know a lot, but we sure know how to measure them now! All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. For more information, our website is www.whiskeychaserspod.com Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.pinhookbourbon.com/products/bourbon-heist-high-proof Pinhook might have the classiest bottles out there. They are tall, with a pastel color and white label, with a horse on it. The tops are sealed with the same pastel color that is on the label. There is no real rhyme or reason behind the colors, as each bottle has a different one. This caught both the eyes of Chris and I when we first saw the bottle, but when you turned it around it said “distilled in Indiana” our least favorite words to find on a bottle that is $50+ a bottle. The company got its start in 2010 with its name and 20 barrels of bourbon from MGP By 2014 bottles started to make their way onto shelves and into the hands of people Since 2017, Pinhook has been distilling their own proprietary mashbills at Castle and Key. Pinhook is not owned by Castle and Key, they simply use their stills to distill and their rackhouse to age The names of each bottle is based off of a race horse They even go to the extent of putting how big the horse is in hand sizes. They also give a brief story about the horse on their website. They also release a new blend each year. Their 2021 normal proof bottle has beat out EHT Taylor as far as taste, price and availability aged “more than 3 years”. It is made from a mash bill of 75% corn, 15% rye and 10% malted barley, and is bottled at cask strength. High proof is the same as cask strength, but Full proof is different. Strength of the whiskey In the United States, whiskey must enter the barrel at no higher than 125 proof. In Scotland, it can be higher than that, with some distilleries reportedly barreling whisky up to 70% alcohol (140 U.S. proof). That means all bourbon distilleries, and most Scotch distilleries, add some water to their new whiskey before it’s barreled. Length of Maturation Time Barrels are porous, which means a little bit of their contents evaporate every year. The “angel’s share,” can amount to up to 5% volume annually, depending on the weather (more on that in the next section). Depending on the ratio of alcohol and water that evaporates from the barrels each year, the proof of a whiskey can go up or down over time. The conditions in which a barrel is stored is an essential factor in determining the eventual final proof of its contents. Temperature and humidity are both critical factors. In a cool, temperate environment, more alcohol than water evaporates, and the proof drops over time. In a warm, dry environment, water can actually evaporate faster than alcohol, driving the proof of the whiskey up over time. this can be seen by comparing cask strength Scotch with cask strength bourbon. Cask strength Scotch, which matures for a longer time and is stored in damp conditions, is almost always lower proof than cask strength bourbon, which matures in warmer, drier conditions.
42:47
June 02, 2022
Pikes Creek 10 with the Whiskey Noobs Podcast!
Pikes Creek 10 with the Whiskey Noobs Podcast!
On todays episode we have a glass of Pikes Creek 10 year while chatting with Chris From the Whiskey Noobs Podcast! Whiskey Noobs is a podcast for whiskey lovers of all experience levels. Whiskey knowledge, tips, and tricks for beginners. Reviews, stories, and entertaining conversation for ALL whiskey lovers. Learn to Drink, Drink to Learn. Lets learn about Pikes creek and the Whiskey noobs today on the whiskey chasers podcast! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. You can find the Whiskey Noobs Podcast and social media at the following link: https://linktr.ee/WhiskeyNoobs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Made by Corby distilling in ontario. Henry corby opened a bakery in 1832 and in 1855 is bought a gristmill, he began distilling his extra grains and in 1859, opened corby distilling There master blender, Dr Don Livermore, has his PhD in Wood sciences Because of this lots of attention is paid to the barrel selection process, and he understands what is left in the barrel for aging. It was originally aged in port barrels, but due to sourcing issues switched to rum in 2016 Pikes creek started in 2012, and came to the US in 2013 Whiskey noobs: How long have you been going? What made you start? Are you a noob or is that your audience? Tasting notes: Ending; Where can people find whiskey noobs? Mooch or buy?
32:05
May 26, 2022
An Interview with Chef Prince Board on Pairing Whiskey with Food!
An Interview with Chef Prince Board on Pairing Whiskey with Food!
On todays episode we have a glass of Weller While interviewing Chef Prince Board of Boardroom Catering! Prince is the chef for the whiskey chasers club and today we are sitting down with him to talk about pairing food with whiskey. All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ About Prince: Prince Board is an Ohio native and culturally adept chef that isn't afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to cooking and flavor combinations. He graduated from Sullivan University with a bachelor's in culinary arts and traveled the world looking to add a variety of knowledge and understanding of food and cooking styles. www.boardroomcateringco.com www.instagram.com/boardroomcateringco www.instagram.com/chefprinceb
31:34
May 19, 2022
Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye!
Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye!
On todays episode we have a glass of Woodford Reserve Chocolate Malted Rye, a part of their masters collection. Its like drinking a dark chocolate bar. Woodford is a very popular brand, but their past lives are more infamous than famous.  All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! If you enjoy the show, be sure to tell your friends about us! it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.woodfordreserve.com/whiskey/masters-collection/ Intro: Woodford has never been a favorite bottle or distillery of mine. I can be very picky and judgey when it comes to my bottles and distilleries. However, they came out with a bottle that I was more than happy to have in my collection and mainly because I read the label and found it misleading. Chocolate Malted Rye Body: The Woodford Distillery, as we know it today, was actually previously owned by Elijah Pepper and was called the Oscar Pepper Distillery. The distillery itself has been through 4 sales. Brown Forman bought it in 1941, sold it in the late 60’s and then decided they wanted to re-purchase it in 1993. By 1996 it became the Woodford Distillery As much as I do not love Woodford, it is the better of the three others before it Old Crow (The distiller who worked at the pepper distillery) James E Pepper They have several products, but this master’s collection is only released twice a year and each release is said to be different due to it being an experimental series The fall release focuses on variation, while the spring release focuses on proof. They have released 17 master collection series so far. This bottle is the fall of 2019 and the bottles no longer look this cool or unique Mashbill: 70% Corn, 15% Chocolate Malted Rye, 15% Distillers Malt The rye is what is so special and makes this bottle more unique. According to Chris Morris their master distiller, “the rye malt was roasted to a level that its natural sugars caramelized into a dark chocolate note.” Bottled at 90.4 proof and priced at $130 MSRP
34:44
May 12, 2022
Bristol Republic Knob Creek Single Barrel Select!
Bristol Republic Knob Creek Single Barrel Select!
On todays episode we have a glass of Bristol Republic’s Knob Creek Single Barrel Select! If you are looking for barrel picks to try, Bristol Republic is the place to go! This Knob Creek Single Barrel Select threw us for a loop in the best way! If you are in the Columbus area, be sure to stop and have a glass, it will be well worth it! Be sure to rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.knobcreek.com https://www.bristolrepublic.com I thought for the longest time that Knob Creek was named after some family member or some weird relative of the Noe family or the Beam family seeing how the majority of their bottles are that way. This one is named after a legit creek that supposedly ran behind Abraham Lincoln's house. Knob Creek 9 year was first released in 1992 by Booker Noe (6th generation distiller) Created with the aim to recapture pre prohibition style bourbon, with more time spent in the barrel and higher proof. The one we have today is Knob Creek Single Barrel Select that Bristol Republic picked out and were kind enough to give us a sample of. Each barrel select that Knob creek does remains unblended and a true single barrel for the place that bought it. There are some places that will allow you to pick barrels and blend them, we had one that did that (or was rumored to) the Alpha by Cornerstone In true Noe fashion, they do ensure that every barrel and every drop is held to the very rigorous standards of Booker Noe. (The public got a taste of those standards a couple of years ago when Bookers only released three bottling’s due to the fourth one not meeting the standards that Booker Noe would have held to) The whiskey is said to go in around 125 proof and they bottle it at 120 for all barrel selects All of the barrels for knob creek are at a level 4 char They believe this allows for the most flavor to be pulled All of the barrels are stored and aged in Clermont Apparently it has the best climate for the best results. All of the bottles are a minimum of 9 years old before they will bottle it There are several ways for stores to participate in the Knob Creek Single Barrel Experience: they can come to Kentucky for the grand tour, they can sample remotely via a custom sampling kit, or they can leave it up to the distiller. They work with each account to make sure they get their own barrel, exactly how they like it. Tasting notes: Just because I know the owner and have worked with him in picking barrels before, I knew this was going to be on the sweeter side for a Knob creek. Others that have tried it and compared it to another, different, store pick I have, say it does have sweeter notes to it but a high proof finish Ending; Since we cannot buy a bottle of this, the question is not mooch or buy, but rather would you recommend going to Bristol for several glasses of this? And would you recommend people visiting Bristol Republic to have a glass or two of any of their barrel picks?
52:11
May 05, 2022
Johnnie Walker Blue!
Johnnie Walker Blue!
On todays episode we have a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label! We went for the high end this week and had the best of the best in blended scotch. It comes with a big price tag, but its a deal when you think about what all is in it. All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. If you are interested in starting or joining a whiskey chasers club, shoot us an email!  whiskeychaserclub@gmail.com!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.johnniewalker.com/en-us/our-whisky/core-range/johnnie-walker-blue-label/ Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whiskey-chasers/id1586461111 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5leNrmoiZtISX6qSGwtqNZ?si=69de4e968a8540bd Price: $275 Johnnie Walker and Sons have been around since roughly 1854. Johnnie, known as John, owned a grocery store and became known as the guy that could get you things. By things we mean tea, fine wines, and spirits. He found his way into the whiskey world by blending the whiskey that he got in Creating something new John passed away in 1857 and his son, Alexander, took over when he was old enough In 1843, with railroads in place, Alexander was able to create a distribution network which shipped his whiskey worldwide. In 1862, sales averaged 100,000 gallons each year. “Old Highland Blend” was the first copyrighted blend to hit shelves in 1867 Johnnie walker Black label Johnnie Walker Blue was released in 1992 and hit the shelves at $150 a bottle. It was the most expensive whiskey on the market and Diageo believed it would sell well in bars as bottle service for companies wooing potential clients This bottle comes from hand selecting rare scotch whiskies and blending them. Only 1 in 10,000 casks make the cut. Diageo operates about 28 distilleries across Scotland, many producing whisky casks utilized for Johnnie Walker products. These include single malts like Clynelish, Talisker, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Oban, Glendullan, Dufftown, Glen Ord, Glenkinchie, Craagganmore, Mortlach, Royal Lochnagar, Glen Elgin, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchi, Inchgower and Cardhu. The large single grain distilleries in Diageo’s portfolio include the massive Cameronbridge Distillery north of Edinburgh, the home of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky. Since this is a blended bottle and the best of the best, it is rumored that barrels that are as old as 60 years are used in Johnnie Walker Blue and barrels as young as 28 years. This bottle gives a whole new perspective on what blended scotch is and the quality alone that goes into it. All of the distilleries that Johnnie Walker pulls from are all incredibly different in palate alone
43:49
April 28, 2022
A Private Select from Makers Mark!
A Private Select from Makers Mark!
On todays episode we have a glass of Makers Mark Private Select from Handy Spot in Ashley, IN! This is our second barrel pick from handy spot and we are once again impressed! Though this bottle can’t be reproduced due to the stave selection process being different, we’ll help you find the right stave selection for you! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.makersmark.com/makers-mark-private-selection Handy Spot Ashley Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069965346493 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whiskey-chasers/id1586461111 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5leNrmoiZtISX6qSGwtqNZ?si=69de4e968a8540bd Started in 1953 by Bill Samuals Took his families 170 year old recipe and set it on fire By accident of course The original recipe was made with rye Not gonna lie kind of upset now that he set it on fire Bill decided to have a little experiment since instead of time to come up with mashbill He made loaves of bread Markers is famous for their distinct bottle shape and that red wax dipping, which was all thanks to Bill’s wife. He had everything to do with the flavor and nothing to do with the look Barrel picks vs Maker’s Private Selects Barrel picks tend to be single barrels that people pick out Private selects is something Makers created to be original Thought creating your own flavor was better than picking a barrel that you could never recreate. How it works They start with a barrel of Makers cask strength Aged about 6 years People then get to select 10 finishing staves to put in the barrel that sits for an additional 9 weeks The go through a makers 101 first to get an idea of what the staves add flavor wise P2 or Backed American Pure Virgin American oak and French oak are the woods of choice for Private Selection finishing staves. P2, or Baked American Pure, is made from American oak and is the first stave sampled in the program. It adds notes of brown sugar, vanilla, caramel and spice. Seared French Cuvee Next in the tasting order is Cu, also known as Seared French Cuvée. Cu is made from French oak that's ridge-cut and seared with infrared heat. It gives off toasty notes of oak and caramel. Makers 46 The next finishing stave is the one used to finish Maker's Mark 46. It's made from seared French oak and delivers dried fruit, vanilla and spice. A barrel fitted with 10 of these staves would give you a cask-strength version of Maker's Mark 46. Bottled at cask Strength Ranges from 107-114 That is incredibly low for cask strength 2nd barrel pick highly recommended handy spot store pick Ashley
55:29
April 21, 2022
Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye!
Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye!
On todays episode we have a glass of Buffalo Traces Kosher Rye Recipe! The process to become kosher is long and complex, but has a big pay off for those of the jewish faith. With Passover starting this week, we wanted to delve into the Kosher process. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Our email is whiskeychaserclub@gmail.com. if you want to meet up with other whiskey lovers in your area, please email us there!  We have clubs all around Columbus and Indiana but looking to go all over! Buffalo Trace is a very popular and very well known brand. They started releasing three bottles under the “Kosher” label in 2020 There are more bottles of whiskey that are Kosher than what you realize. However, buffalo trace claims that this is the first authentic Kosher Whiskey Sazerac who owns buffalo trace is run by a jewish chairman, which is what caused the spark of trying to create a kosher whiskey. William Goldring is the chairman In 2012 William sold new American oak “kosher” barrels to a non-jewish executive employee. Which was the start to the kosher line up What makes a barrel kosher? Is there a cooperage that is kosher certified? They were then filled with buffalo trace whiskey and set aside. Now in order to remain kosher these barrels have to be overseen and touch by people who were non jewish It could not be touch by a jew in order to remain kosher These barrels were then aged for at least 7 years, some rumor 8 years, and then the barrels were ready to be bottled The bottling lines had to be cleaned prior to having the kosher juice running through them. All of this had to be overseen and approved by cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) Now in true Sazerac fashion, they believe that their product is Superior to all other kosher whiskey Quoted saying “We realize having a truly certified Kosher whiskey is important to not only the Jewish community, but also a broader audience, and we are pleased that we have the ability to offer it each year to reach this audience” But it took them 10 years to even start this process. Other companies have been doing it for years Now what does it take to be kosher? Just like food, the rules of Kashrut (also known as kashrus or kashruth), has to be followed A set of dietary laws from the Hebrew bible dictating which foods Jewish People can eat and how those foods may be prepared. All of the ingredients and equipment used has to be certified Kosher and has to be cleaned if it contained anything that was not kosher. Here are the other companies that have had Kosher for years Journeyman distillery = 13 years Glenrothes Scotch = 10 years Glenmorangie =9 years Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/our-brands/kosher-whiskey/rye-recipe.html
57:38
April 14, 2022
Kaiyo Signature Mizunara Oak Whisky!
Kaiyo Signature Mizunara Oak Whisky!
On todays episode we have a glass of Kaiyo Signature Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky. A Japanese Whisky, aged in Mizunara Oak, and sent on a voyage to ocean age for at least 3 months. Japanese whisky is a lot like scotch, but very much its own thing. And as it becomes more popular, hopefully we will get a lot more options here in the states! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Racket: https://racket.com/whiskeychaserspod Notes: Kaiyo Whisky Blend from different Japanese distilleries Aged in mizunara Oak This oak is very knotty and the barrels have a leakage problem, but you get really interesting flavor and aroma It leaves Osaka Japan on a 3 month voyage then returns This actually makes it technically not a Japanese Whisky because it leaves Japan. What is Japanese whisky? Must be  mashed, fermented, distilled, matured, and bottled in Japan Malted or un-malted cereal grains only 3 years in wooden casks no larger than 700 L Min 40 ABV Odd things The wood type is not specified Plain Caramel coloring can be added without disclosure If a whiskey does not meet this standard, but was around before April 1 2021, it can continue as is and still call itself Japanese whiskey until March 31, 2024 videos/resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMvbT2a6r4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RykRQpHqirs What makes mizunara oak distinct from European oak and White oak? For one, it enjoys a unique sweet and spicy flavor profile which can be attributed to the oak lactones ratio and high level of vanilla. Aromas evoked from the mizunara oak are kara, a type of oriental incense, sandalwood, and coconut. Research studies have shown that mizunara matured whisky contain more lactones (parts per million) than whiskies matured in either European oak or White oak. An even more riveting discovery was the prevalence of “trans-oak” lactones in Mizunara whisky. This was a remarkable find as it was thought that “cis-oak” lactones can possess a smell up to ten times stronger than “trans-oak” lactones. With it being ocean-aged: The movement ensures there’s always contact with the wood Along the way they experience high temperatures which accelerates the aging process There are also frequent air pressure changes that force the mizunara wood to contract and expand Aroma Smells of continental breakfast, apple juice, Flavor notes Very scotch like, speyside Red Apple Light smoke Not strong, easy drinking Watered down (in a good way) Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://kaiyowhisky.com/the-collection
38:49
April 07, 2022
Speak Softly and carry a bottle of rough Rider!
Speak Softly and carry a bottle of rough Rider!
On todays episode we have a glass of Rough Rider, Wilderness hunter. A Straight Bourbon Whisky from Long Island Spirits. This whiskey Embodies the relationship of the high falutin New York high society type (the childhood of teddy Roosevelt) with the hard life of the unknown western wilderness (Teddies Adult life). It is decadence, with a bite. This is another barrel select from handy spot Liquor in Ashley, Indiana. They haven’t steered us wrong yet, so be sure to check them out in our show notes. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.lispirits.com/spirits/ Handy Spot Liquor: https://www.facebook.com/Handy-spot-Ashley-Indiana-110990354557216
43:29
March 31, 2022
The Clock Strikes Midnight (Cask) on the Whiskey Wars!
The Clock Strikes Midnight (Cask) on the Whiskey Wars!
On todays episode, we have a glass of Midnight Cask, a bottle from Ohio’s own High Bank Distillery. We also grab a glass of port wine so we can get a true feel for this blend. If you are a wine drinker, you are gonna Love this bottle, if you love whiskey…. Well, that’s Up to you I suppose. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Racket: https://racket.com/whiskeychaserspod Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.highbankdistillery.com/midnight-cask
46:09
March 24, 2022
Happy St. Patricks Day with Writers Tears Double Oak
Happy St. Patricks Day with Writers Tears Double Oak
On todays episode, in Honor of St. Patricks Day, we have a glass of Writers Tears Double Oak, a truly great Irish Whiskey, dedicated to the great writers of Ireland, who spent many a night in a pub, and cried tears of whiskey onto the pages of their melancholy stories. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.walshwhiskey.com/our-whiskeys/our-whiskeys-writers-tears/
43:33
March 17, 2022
Whipsaw Rye, A Finishing Masterpiece!
Whipsaw Rye, A Finishing Masterpiece!
On todays episode we try whipsaw Rye, sourced and finished by the splinter group, a wine maker from California. THIS is what finishing is all about. A new ferrite for all three of us. Our only complaint was availability. But great news on that front! Since we recorded this, Whipsaw is now available in Ohio! Get out there and grab a bottle before people know what they have! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! http://thesplintergroupspirits.com/whipsaw
36:52
March 10, 2022
22. Jim Beam's Devils Cut!
22. Jim Beam's Devils Cut!
On todays episode we have a glass of Jim Beam Devils Cut. When liquid evaporates from the barrels, that is called the angels share. While the Liquid that seeps into the barrel and stays there, is called the devils cut. Jim Beam came up with this idea and found a way of stealing the Devils Cut from him and giving it back to us! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.jimbeam.com/en/bourbons/jim-beam-devils-cut/ Here is the video mentioned in the show, thanks to Bourbonblog: https://youtu.be/6PN7DC1aeEk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/
43:39
March 03, 2022
21. Down to the Last Feather! Last Feather Rye by Journeyman Distillery
21. Down to the Last Feather! Last Feather Rye by Journeyman Distillery
And on todays episode are drinking feathered Rye from Journeyman's distillery in Michigan!  A Great rye from a great distillery with a storied history! From their distillery in an old buggy whip and corset factory owned by a prohibitionist, to their fight for their distillery name, there is no shortage of fight in this group! Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. We are hosting an Irish Whiskey Tasting! Come see us on March 12th at buckeye Lake Winery. For details and to purchase tickets go to https://buckeyelakewinery.com/events2/ Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Journeyman Distillery: https://journeyman.com/spirits
50:01
February 24, 2022
20. Balcones Baby Blue!
20. Balcones Baby Blue!
On todays episode we have a glass of Baby Blue Corn From Balcones. Why blue corn? What makes blue corn so special? And why does types of corn we can or can’t eat keep coming up on this podcast?! All that and more on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://balconesdistilling.com/spirit/baby-blue/
29:23
February 17, 2022
19. Oban Distillers Edition
19. Oban Distillers Edition
On todays episode we have a glass of Oban Distillers edition. How is it that a Name that is well known in the Scotch world, can have only 7 employees? And why is the distillery less than a football field from water, but they ship in their water? All that and more, on todays episode of Whiskey Chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! https://www.obanwhisky.com/whiskies/distillers-edition
43:22
February 10, 2022
18. Drink Sexton to protect you from the Headless Horseman!
18. Drink Sexton to protect you from the Headless Horseman!
On todays episode we have a glass of Sexton, an Irish Whiskey aged in Sherry casks. A squat, black, English gothic look, complete with a Coiste Badhar on the back. A sweet intro to Irish that is sure to impress! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! The Sexton: https://www.thesexton.com
31:10
February 03, 2022
17. A Drink for Mad Men! Canadian Club 12/1858
17. A Drink for Mad Men! Canadian Club 12/1858
On todays episode we have a glass of Canadian Club 12 year! There isn’t a big cost difference between the original 1858 and the 12 year, so why would anyone still buy the 1858? We grab an extra glass on this one to talk about the role of nostalgia on the palette. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Canadian Club: :https://www.canadianclub.com/us/
47:01
January 27, 2022
Making the 82nd Airborne Proud!
Making the 82nd Airborne Proud!
On todays episode we Have a glass of 82nd airborne by Boundary Oak Distillery! The bottle that proves Patriotic marketing can be done without being gimmicky by being honest, and having a great Bourbon to back it up! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Boundary oak Distillery: https://boundaryoak.distilleryspirits.com/default.aspx
37:38
January 20, 2022
A Distributors pick, the Cornerstone Alpha!
A Distributors pick, the Cornerstone Alpha!
On todays episode we Have a glass of the unknown! Cornerstone Alpha! A blend brought to us by none other than a distributor! Should distributors be taking a part in blending and barrel picking? Will there be a batch number two? All that and more on todays episode of whiskey chasers! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram, as well as rate and review the show wherever you are listening, it really helps us out. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Cornerstone distributing: https://cwsindiana.com Starlight distillery: https://www.huberwinery.com/starlight-distillery/
41:09
January 13, 2022
I Have The Best Ugly Sweater, But Savage and Cooke Win Bad Sweater!
I Have The Best Ugly Sweater, But Savage and Cooke Win Bad Sweater!
On todays episode we drink a holiday whiskey, Bad Sweater by Savage and Cooke! Have you ever wanted to taste the holidays, this is your chance! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! As well as follow and rate the show! Thank you for listening and enjoy the show after todays sponsor. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Savage and cooke website: https://www.savageandcooke.com/spirits/bad-sweater/
47:51
January 06, 2022
An Interview with Watershed's Owner, Greg Lehman
An Interview with Watershed's Owner, Greg Lehman
On todays episode we finish up our series on watershed with an interview! Greg Lehman is the owner and founder of Watershed Distillery, which opened its doors in 2010. We talk about the past, present, and future of watershed, and what it all means for those that love them. Thank you Greg for letting us chat with you and learn more about what you will be bringing us. Stay tuned you won’t want to miss this! If you enjoy listening, please take just a moment to rate and review the podcast wherever you are listening, it really helps us get the word out. Our Email is whiskeychaserclub@gmail.com, send us any feedback or ideas you may have for future episodes! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Watershed Distillery: https://www.watersheddistillery.com https://www.instagram.com/watersheddistillery/ https://www.facebook.com/watersheddistillery/
22:06
December 30, 2021
We Say YES to NOcino finished!
We Say YES to NOcino finished!
And on todays episode we continue with our journey through watershed distillery with their most unique bottle yet, their Nocino finished 4 year old bourbon! The walnut flavor was a big hit and perfect for winter! If you enjoy listening, please take just a moment to rate and review the podcast wherever you are listening, it really helps us get the word out. Thank you for listening, and after this real quick note from our sponsor, enjoy the show! Our Email is whiskeychaserclub@gmail.com, send us any feedback or ideas you may have for future episodes! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Watershed Distillery: https://www.watersheddistillery.com
35:58
December 23, 2021
The names Bond, Watershed's Bottled In Bond!
The names Bond, Watershed's Bottled In Bond!
On todays episode we continue with our journey through watershed distillery with the bottled in bond! We talk about the bottle, as well as the process of having a bottle in bond, and is the idea outdated? All that and more on todays episode of the Whiskey Chasers! If you enjoy the show it would really help if you rated and reviewed the show, it really helps others find us. Enjoy the show! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Watershed Distillery: https://www.watersheddistillery.com
43:28
December 16, 2021
The proof is in the barrel-Watershed barrel proof!
The proof is in the barrel-Watershed barrel proof!
on todays episode we continue with our journey through watershed distillery with there barrel strength bourbon, finished in their apple brandy barrels. With a 6 year age statement, its their oldest bottle so far, and we can taste it! We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed drinking it! Thank you for listening and enjoy the show! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Watershed Distillery: https://www.watersheddistillery.com
33:37
December 09, 2021
Our First Look at Watershed Distillery
Our First Look at Watershed Distillery
And todays episode is the first in our series on watershed distillery, right here in Columbus Ohio. We take a look at their standard offering, a four year old blended bourbon finished in Apple brandy Barrels, and boy did it not disappoint! Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us on instagram! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ Also, Be sure to show some love for the company that brought you todays bottle! Watershed Distillery: https://www.watersheddistillery.com
34:10
December 02, 2021
We are Thankful for Horse Soldier!
We are Thankful for Horse Soldier!
And on today episode we talk about horse soldier! A great whiskey from a new distillery, or should I say soon to be new? Either way, it was founded by a group of guys who served in Afghanistan together, and bonded over a love of whiskey! This episode is coming out on thanksgiving day so I want to say that All of us at Whiskey chasers, are thankful for you, our listeners! Thank you so much for listening! Enjoy the show! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/
59:51
November 25, 2021
Basil Hayden Toast
Basil Hayden Toast
on todays episode we are joined by a special guest! Cody is a member of our whiskey group and he came to talk about one of his favorites, Basil Hayden Toast. We talk about toasted barrels and the different char levels, and what they bring out in a drink, stay tuned! Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast  Check out our Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/whiskeychaserspodcast/ 
42:33
November 18, 2021
7. Scotch!
7. Scotch!
This episode we talk scotch!
42:53
November 11, 2021
Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey has a long, storied history.  we get into what makes Irish whiskey Irish, what flavors are prominent, and how Irish whiskey matches up with Irish culture.   If you enjoy the show be sure to rate and review us on apple podcast.  if you want to follow us we are on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/whiskeychaserspodcast If you are so inclined to want to buy us a cup a coffee (Or glass of whiskey) we wouldn't say no!  https://anchor.fm/whiskey-exchange/support
37:02
November 04, 2021
5. American Single Malt
5. American Single Malt
In todays episode, we discuss American Single Malt while drinking Cedar Ridge’s the Quintessential American Single Malt, made in Iowa. Check out Cedar ridge: https://crwine.com Like our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyexchangeclub If you feel you would like to support us so that we can continue to improve this podcast, we won't say no! https://anchor.fm/whiskey-exchange/support
43:33
October 28, 2021
4. Rye!
4. Rye!
Episode 4 is on rye!  We try Cardinal Rye, made in Indiana, and discuss the world of Rye Whiskey! Check out Cardinal Spirits: https://www.cardinalspirits.com Like our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyexchangeclub If you feel you would like to support us so that we can continue to improve this podcast, we won't say no! https://anchor.fm/whiskey-exchange/support
35:58
October 21, 2021
Whats your Source?! is sourcing Whiskey a bad thing?
Whats your Source?! is sourcing Whiskey a bad thing?
in todays episode, we sit down to have a glass of Jefferson Reserve to discuss sourced whiskeys.  Are they bad? are they good? are they ugly? we talk about what we believe is there place in the whiskey world and what they can do to be great! (Or not)
43:49
October 14, 2021
Episode 2: Canadian Whiskey!
Episode 2: Canadian Whiskey!
In todays episode, We drink Crown Royal XO as we discuss Canadian Whiskey!  what makes it Canadian as well as the history and notes. Come Along! make sure to like our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyexchangeclub 
31:31
October 07, 2021
Whiskey 101
Whiskey 101
In the first episode of the whiskey exchange, Nick, Chris and Steve talk about Bourbon.  how it came to be, what makes it different than other whiskeys, and recommendations on bourbons to try for the new bourbon drinker!  
32:54
September 18, 2021