Tales Podcast 5- 7/27/16

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Peach Colada Daiquiri and frozen cocktails generally. What we missed. Best swag. Mr. Boston. Best kids’ swag. Best thing we stole. Coziest interview. All podcasts and a photo gallery can be found here.

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Tales Podcast 4- 7/24/16

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On episode 4 we bid farewell to Tales of the Cocktail 2016, but not before some beignets, a peach frozen daiquiri and amazing interviews with Jim Meehan, Matthew Rowley, Willy and Nils from Jägermeister and Rick Bayless.

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Tales Podcast 3- 7/23/16

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On episode 3 we talk about Mr. Boston Drinks, go to a Milk Punch seminar and see Bartender at Large. Interviews with Gary Regan, Bill York, Lizzie Asher, and Charlotte Voisey.

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Tales Podcast 2- 7/22/16

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On episode 2 we talk seminars with Fred and Camper, big-brand parties and big names. Interviews with Fred Minnick, Cocktails for You, Sarah Lohman and Steven Soderbergh.

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Tales Podcast 1- 7/21/16

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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 podcast #1! Parties, party buses, and seminars! Interviews feature Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Paul Clarke, and Adam Ford (who wrote “Vermouth“).

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Podcast 97- Sukkah Hill Liqueurs and Southside

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Off to Tales with our sponsors Catoctin Creek and Macchu Pisco! Harry Potter spirits? We taste Sukkah Hill liqueurs Etrog and Besamim. “Lemonade with croquet and shit.” Lisa can taste the 1%? “I always sneak booze into that thing.” We reference the Southside Fizz, then make a Southside. The list of cocktail podcasts.

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Baker’s Bourbon

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A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to meet Bobby “G,” Beam’s Master Mixologist, and we talked about whiskey and cigar pairings briefly. If you’d like, you can hear that interview on the podcast.

Bobby suggested that Baker’s Bourbon is a great cigar pairing, as the aging for Baker’s puts their barrels higher up in Beam’s rickhouses, creating a rich, bitter and quite spicy bourbon. Baker’s is a 7-year-old, 107 proof bourbon, too, bold enough to pair with even the boldest cigar as well.

Baker’s is shockingly smooth and easy to drink for being 107 proof. I’ve tried it with a bold cigar (Gurkha Red Witch) and a mild cigar (Arturo Fuente Dominican Seconds), and really enjoyed the interplay Baker’s had with both. The Red Witch is flavorful and Gurkhas tend to have lots of smoke output, so it was richness that was the stand-out in this pairing. The Fuente was a milder and earthier smoke, highlighting Baker’s nutmeg flavors. Alone as a nightcap, Baker’s spiciness is exceedingly clear: pepper and nutmeg are the standout flavors.

Baker’s is definitely a cigar smoker’s bourbon and those who prefer their whiskies spicy, like rye drinkers or even Four Roses drinkers, may want to give this bourbon a shot as well.

Podcast 96- Sacred Bond Brandy and Spymaster

Vacation = Greg’s a lobster. We stare at the Club 33 door. Stay at The Whitney for TOTC! We taste (Christian Brothers) Sacred Bond Brandy. Greg thinks he remembers what “bottled in bond” means. We make a Spymaster cocktail with Reyka Vodka. Greg mentions Robert Hess’s channel on Small Screen Network. Kuhn Rikon knives. Lisa considers making a list of every cocktail at Tales of the Cocktail…

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Podcast 95- Jade 1901 and Rob Roy

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Greg’s book releases next week! Get it here. Staying humble? We taste Jade 1901 Absinthe. Anne of Green Gables’ lemonade at church picnic glasses. Greg reads from Whiskey by Michael Dietsch. We make a Rob Roy cocktail. We mention Dashfire Bitters. We mention Camper English’s Tales seminar this year. Greg hates banana ice and Lisa hates paper plates.

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