This is a great one if you are a whiskey nerd. This week, Mike and Tom welcome Robert “Bobby” Burns (from the Forest Hills Station House and the soon-to-be-opened Astorian) who is as passionate about whiskey as anyone we know. He brings a sampling of 7 different whiskeys- from scotches to bourbons to ryes. He even cracks open, for the first time, a 35-year-old bottle of Jim Beam commemorating D-day that he found in an antique shop.
Bobby talks about how to properly drink whiskey, the differences between different types of scotch, rye, and bourbons. He talks about the American whiskey revolution and how whiskeys from the US are far more interesting and diverse than ones from more traditional distilling countries.
Some of my favorite things from today’s podcast are:
“One Sip? One sip is like one date! You need to get to know the whiskey before passing judgment”
William Howard Taft was the one who gave us the modern whiskey industry (and the 7th inning stretch).
By the way, it took me over 2 weeks to edit this. It got more and more “rambly” as we drank. The hardest part about editing was trying not to consume all of the whiskey in my house while doing it. Don’t take it from me, within 20 minutes of listening, you’ll be craving that aged, amber, woodsy, spirit.
Whiskeys We Tasted on This Episode
- Cuddy Sark Prohibition- Great blended scotch at an everyday price point
- Highland Park 18
- Michters 10 Single Barrel Bourbon
- Buffalo Trace Bourbon
- James Pepper Straight Rye
- Kentucky Owl 11 Year Old Straight Rye – Our favorite!
- Vintage Jim Beam 1944-1984 Commemorative D-Day Whiskey – This held up well for a 30+ year old bottle!