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Nick, Chris, and Steve talk about whiskey! We review whiskey, and also talk about the history of the distilleries and people that make our favorite drink. Join us every week for a glass!

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Nick, Chris, and Steve talk about whiskey! We review whiskey, and also talk about the history of the distilleries and people that make our favorite drink. Join us every week for a glass!

    Still Austin Cask Strength Bourbon!

    Still Austin Cask Strength Bourbon!

    On today's episode we have a glass of Still austin Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey! We talk about a common topic for us, CORN! As well as the Elevage process, and FFA and the cattle business.  All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 


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    https://stillaustin.com 



    History: 
    -Founded in 2015 by three Austin families, Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a true grain-to-glass distillery, located in the heart of Austin, Texas. 
    -All spirits are handcrafted using grains grown by Texas farmers. 
    -Still Austin places a high value on sustainability, with a focus on cutting carbon emissions through local sourcing, increasing the biodiversity of the region through heritage grains, returning spent grains to local ranchers to feed their animals, and operating a distillery that is designed for energy efficiency and water conservation.
    -Still Austin Whiskey Co. performs a very unique process during the aging of its bourbon. Referred to as “Élevage”, a small amount of water is added during each month of aging to gradually proof down the bourbon and accentuate its interaction with the wood.


    Bottle:
    -In 2021 they decided to release their cask strength bourbon. This bottling does not use the same unique process to proof it down. 
    -Mashbill: 70% Non-GMO White Corn, 25% Elbon Rye and 5% Wildfire Malted Barley
    -It would seem that most distilleries in Texas have started to us White corn instead of yellow dent corn. 
    -Specialty and white corn are typically grown for specific purposes. White corn contains higher levels of starch, which make it perfect to be used in corn chips, tortillas, and other popular food products. 
    -Texas is a large producer of dent corn and white corn.
    -They have two permanent bottling offerings 
    -Cask Strength and the “Musician” 
    -They have over 11 different special releases that they have done. 

    • 40 min
    Interview With Journeyman Distillery Part 2!

    Interview With Journeyman Distillery Part 2!

    Journeyman Distillery Part 2


    today's episode is the second and final part of our interview with Journeyman Distillery.  We talk about their expansion into Valparaiso as well as try a few more bottles, including one that has never been released, until now!  If you are planning a trip to Journeyman, check out their calendar page at journeyman.com. There you can find events as well as event spaces and tours of the distillery.


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    https://www.journeyman.com 


    For a list of upcoming events or to visit the distillery: 

    https://www.journeyman.com/calendar 

    • 48 min
    Journeyman Distillery Interview Part 1!

    Journeyman Distillery Interview Part 1!

    Journeyman Distillery Part 1


    On today's episode is part one in a two week series on Journeyman distillery!  We had their last feather Rye on the show a while back, and we liked it so much we decided we had to get to the distillery, so that’s what we did! Join us as we talk to brand ambassador Grant and Production manager Tom as we drink a line up of their bottles and talk journeyman!


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    https://www.journeyman.com 


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    • 51 min
    Hotel Tango Reserve number 3!

    Hotel Tango Reserve number 3!

    On today's episode we have a glass of Hotel Tangle Reserve number 3.  Hotel Tango is the first disabled veteran owned whiskey company.  Number 3 is sourced out of Fairbanks, Ohio from some old barrels.  Since this is released right before the 21st anniversary we talk about our experience on 9/11, and what it meant to us.  All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 


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    https://shop.hoteltangodistillery.com/products/reserve-bourbon-003 



    Smell
    Chocolate smell (dark or milk depending on who you ask)

    Flavor
    Drinks above its weightComplex flavorMaltinessDry dustinessSome rye spicinessCocoaDark cherry 



    History: 
    -Travis saw what happened on 9/11 and after being profoundly affected by the attacks decided to enlist on 4/14/02. 
    -He serves three tours in operation Iraqi freedom and is given an honorable discharge after being hit by several IEDS during his tours. 
    -For this alone, most people would say you did well, you deserve to take a break, but Travis had other plans. 
    -Travis decides to attend and graduate Law School, where he meets his wife Hilary. 
    -He graduates and decides why don’t I put all of the rigorous, meticulous, training that I had from the military to good use and decides to start making whiskey. 
    -Apparently the whiskey is so good that his friends encourage him to start a company, and in true military fashion, he decides to name is based off the NATO phonetic alphabet and calls it Hotel Tango
    -Hotel - for Hilary
    -Tango - for Travis
    -Hotel Tang starts in 2014



    Bottle: 
    -This is the Reserve Bourbon (Batch 003) 
    -Middle west distillery is where they currently make their bourbon, but they decided to do a reserve bottle a couple of years ago and it did so well that they are on their 3rd batch.
    -For the “Reserve” they purchase barrels from other distilleries and either blend them themselves. 
    -Batch 002 was from George Dickel
    -Batch 003 is from Flat Rock Spirits Distillery in Fairborn OH
    -Stillwrights
    -According to Hotel Tango, the bourbon in this bottle and in their batch 3 is no longer being produced. 
    -They bought the last remaining barrels(of this juice) for this batch and they believe it is their best one yet
    -Mashbill: 75% corn 15% wheat 10% barley 
    -Aged 6 years. 

    • 53 min
    Oak and Eden Spire Select Store Pick!

    Oak and Eden Spire Select Store Pick!

    On today's episode we have a glass of  Oak and Eden Spire select, a Store Pick from Handy Spot Liqour in Ashley, Indiana.  A revolutionary new way of finishing whiskey with a stave in the bottle! We talk french oak, Finishings, and sourcing.  All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 
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    https://oakandeden.com 
    -Oak & Eden was born out of an ideal for innovation in 2017 by Joe Giildenzopf (CEO), his brother Jamie Giildenzopf (Co-Founder) and Brad Neathery in Texas. 
    -They believe authority is released when a creator creates, and we believe everyone carries the spirit of creation in them. 
    -Oak & Eden Whiskey created and pioneered a precious technique that would become the lifeblood of Oak & Eden
    - in-bottle finishing™.
    -They follow the traditional distillation process and aging to the letter. 
    -They age 3 years in american oak barrels 
    -They then break the tradition in the finishing (or double barrel) process. 
    -Instead of finishing a whole barrel in a second one, they take a Spire and put it in the bottles 
    -A spire is a spiral cut piece of oak that is made from the same species and goes through the same treatment as the barrel oak goes through. 
    -They started this method with the belief that it will allow each bottle to change in flavor and has the potential to change the flavor of the bottle over the years 
    -If you look at the back of every bottle it gets religious, but it becomes less standoff-ish as the founders talk about it. 
    -They are Christians. That being said, this is not a Christian whiskey. They are not attempting to convert anyone with this whiskey. They do however, because of their faith and their understanding of Scripture, see the world through that lens, including the production of whiskey. As they see it, when He turned His attention to making mankind, he did not speak us into existence, he instead used his hands. Taking the elements of the earth and forming a being… breath(ed) into us, which is translated in Hebrew (as) ‘inspire.’ … We call the whiskey Oak & Eden, in-bottle finished, inspired whiskey. And because that great creation story began with God in the garden, we named our product Oak & Eden. Oak is emblematic of wood in the bottle. Eden is the perfection of God’s creation. 
    -The founders were pressed once, during an interview, on how much religious undertones there was in their company and their response was “This is merely our perspective on the world” 
    -The company plans on making their own juice as soon as possible and replacing what is in the bottle, currently, with their own stuff; however, until that time they are pulling from MGP. 
    -This Specific Bottle of Oak and Eden is a store pick from Handy Spot Liquor
    -It is a wheated bourbon that has a port wine soaked french oak spire in it and is bottled at 116 proof.
    -FUN FACT: This is the only bottle that I know of that has the potential to change flavors over time, and depending on climate
    -The wood spire inside allows the juice to interact with it as it wood in the barrel

    • 43 min
    Glenfiddich Fire and Cane!

    Glenfiddich Fire and Cane!

    On today's episode we have a glass of  Fire and Cane from Glenfiddich.  A speyside with a highland feel.  This is the fourth of Glenfiddich’;s experimental series, and it combines sweet and smoky in a delectable way! All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 


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    https://www.glenfiddich.com/en-gb/fire-and-cane/ 


    Notes
    A mix of smokey and sweet.
    Speyside
    43% (86 Proof)



    Brief History: 
    William Grant was the creator of the Glenfiddich brand, but he had some help in creating this. He had a 20 year old dream off creating the best dram of whiskey in the valley In 1886 William, along with his 7 sons and 3 daughters, built the Glenfiddich distillery by hand and it only took 1 year to complete the constructionThey named the distillery Glenfiddich, which is Valley of the Deer.Christmas of 1887 they had the first drop of whiskey madeWilliams great grandson hired coppersmiths through the distillery so that they could be there all the time in case any of the stills needed worked on or new ones needed to be built 2 years after that, he built a cooperage to be onsite to build their own barrels. It is one of the few distilleries that has a cooperage on site.The shape of the bottle was said to be created to resemble the trinity of water, air and malted barely 

    Experimental series
    India Pale AleFinished in pale ale casksProject 20 (XX)A blend of 20 spiritsWinter stormFinished in ice wine barrels for 6 monthsIcewine is VERY sweet, almost a syrupNow Fire and caneBourbon aged glenfiddichPeated whisky from speyside peat, which is from the hills vs the coastMix those together and finished in Latin Dark Rum casks for 3 monthsNo age statement (rumored to be 12-15 years old)Orchard experiment (UK only)Somerset Pomona Spirit casksBlend of apple juice and cider brandyn liquorMalt master Brian Kinsman
    He worked to start the belvenie lineHelped launch monkey shoulderScientist by trade but says blending is more art than scienceSays the key to good blending is in the nose.  My thought is Taste can be changed based on what you had that day, but nose is easier to clear to get an accurate read.

    About peat
    Peat is basically moss.  It is harvested and dried.Its very dense and burns for a long timeSome areas of scotland still use peat as a heating source for homesWhen the peat is burned to dry out the barely, phenols are released in the smoke, and the barley takes in thome phenols, which give scotch that peaty flavor.PPM (Phenol Parts per Million is a way of measuring this.Fire and cane is a 5 PPM, which makes it high for a speyside, but overall low

    • 58 min

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