We have a new segment to our show called the Brown Bag Special!
Just Mike gets full credit for the creation of this one.
With each Brown Bag Special, it will be a complete mystery whiskey for me.
Just Mike will go out and purchase a whiskey, which can be from any price point. Any where from bottom shelf and upwards. He won't tell me anything about the whiskey and he wants me to critique the whiskey and guess a price.
In some cases, he won't even know what he's buying as he tells the store clerk a price point and to bag it without giving him any information, which is what happened for the first installment.
You will then watch us do our normal review process (3 way tastings), giving notes on the nose and taste before scoring it and moving on to the other two tasting methods.
For the first episode we reviewed a bourbon.
Shockingly it tasted so much better with a drop of water, which may be a first for us. It was a huge difference (for the better) over the other two methods.
The eventual reveal of the bottle was McAfee's Benchmark no 8! Which is something I never seen or heard of prior to the video, but the label told us it's bottled, distilled and aged by Buffalo Trace!
Bottled at 40% abv.
Price: Mike bought this from Village Bonsall Market for $12!
I called the first Brown Bag Special a success.
You can watch the full review below:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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