11 episodes

Two enthusiastic amateur whisky tasters are given samples of whisky to taste blind. Their descriptions are scored for accuracy, poetry, and intrigue. At the end of the series the person with the most points will win a prize bottle of whisky worth £150.

Damp Rocks and Fish Boxes: The Whisky Tasting Game Joe Lindley, Ralph Connolly and Nathy Connolly

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Two enthusiastic amateur whisky tasters are given samples of whisky to taste blind. Their descriptions are scored for accuracy, poetry, and intrigue. At the end of the series the person with the most points will win a prize bottle of whisky worth £150.

    Ep11. Young Man with Red Devils Sponsor - SEASON FINALE

    Ep11. Young Man with Red Devils Sponsor - SEASON FINALE

    This is the SEASON FINALE of  The Whisky Tasting Game !! At the end of this we will know who has won the series our £150 prize whisky. In a departure for the format we recorded this episode live and in person at Glossop's premiere Irish Bar, McO'Connollys.

    Let's not beat around the bush, we're all fairly inebriated by the end of this... caught up in the sunshine at the end of the summer, the significance of finishing the series, and excitement about all hanging out together for the first time in many, many months.

    Includes a lesson on how to stop cats peeing on fake grass, we learn that Ivy (Ralph's daughter) "needs a poo", and guest tasting notes from Lidia Facchinello. 

    The whisky is smoky, but is it mechanical or organic? Pears, apples, or gooseberries? Briney, but is it pickled onions or gherkins?

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ... leave a 5 star review on your Podcast app... share with your friends..  and let us what you'd like us to taste in season 2! 

    Thanks for coming on the journey.. see you in season 2?

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep10. Star-like Performance Playing Keys

    Ep10. Star-like Performance Playing Keys

    In this week's Whisky Tasting Game Ralph's lost his sense of smell leaving an 'open goal'. Nathy strikes and detects, amongst other things, a sweaty palm.

    Spicy wood, opal fruits, singed heather on the glorious 12th. "Bang, bang" go the grouse shooters, as they celebrate a wedding anniverssary. 

    "Are we picking up a bit of bagpipe in this?"

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ... leave a 5 star review on your Podcast app... share with your friends..  and let us what you'd like us to taste in season 2! 

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    • 50 min
    Ep9. Pedestrian in Credit Chasing Cash

    Ep9. Pedestrian in Credit Chasing Cash

    The Return of The Whisky Tasting Game after an unplanned break mid-season break to accommodate house moves, baby arrivals, and the end of the summer.

    The dram we taste in this episode is subjected to the sweaty palm test, and Nathy's verse "Whisky my Bouba" sees the poetry stakes reach new heights. Meanwhile Ralph reveals his homemade Islay blend and the political allegiances of the whisky-drinking public are revealed.

    Expect winter spice, white pepper, a bit of a fruit and a slight whiff of smoke.

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ... leave a 5 star review on your Podcast app... share with your friends..  and let us what you'd like us to taste in season 2! 

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    • 52 min
    Ep8. Swot Revised During Illness

    Ep8. Swot Revised During Illness

    This week in The Whisky Tasting Game... 'Eyeballing' gets turned into a musical interlude, Ralph sees puppy dog eyes in this whisky as he gets smothered in honey while snorting toffee, while Nathy evokes the memory of salty stickiness on a trip to Leith. 

    This week's dram is all about fresh fruit, apricot, maybe a bit of cream, spice, banoffee. This friendly is a 'welcome you in and sit you in front of a fire' kind of a whisky.

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ... leave a 5 star review on your Podcast app... share with your friends..  and let us what you'd like us to taste in season 2! 

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    • 46 min
    Ep7. Globe Stunted by Coal Extraction from Venice

    Ep7. Globe Stunted by Coal Extraction from Venice

    This week in The Whisky Tasting Game... We find out what the most expensive Whisky in the world is, learn how to spell "Betjeman", Nathy demonstrates how to get 5 points for poetry, and you'll discover what whisky's cryptic crossword clue is 'Globe Stunted by Coal Extraction from Venice.

    A tickle of peat, some oatyness, plums, brioche, a woody overtone and a dry finish... we try to decide whether this dram is for drinking in a Bothy or a fancy Edinburgh flat and Ralph tests out his theory that Glenfiddich is a flavour enabler of other whiskies.

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube ... leave a 5 star review on your Podcast app... share with your friends..  and let us what you'd like us to taste in season 2! 

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    • 43 min
    Ep6. Mature Liquid Ecstasy Swallowed in Southwest London

    Ep6. Mature Liquid Ecstasy Swallowed in Southwest London

    In this week's episode of The Whisky Tasting Game the life and works of David Hayman are discussed in and amongst the tasting of this week's dram... but who or what has been swallowed in Southwest London? Cacao nibs, coconuts, pickled walnuts, and crusty dried tomatoes.... is this one from the seaside? There's a lady of means and she's confronted with a sleepy Phil Daniels. Nathy pens his most acclaimed poem yet: "As I stare at this glass ...."

    If you like the podcast please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (tell us what you'd like us to taste in season 2!) and if you like the podcast then please share it with 5 friends and you can help us grow! Thanks :)

    • 45 min

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