Update and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Countdown

Hello fellow Bourbon Evangelists! Darren and I wanted to give you a little update about why it’s been so long since we uploaded a full cast and some upcoming highlights. Darren is currently, and has been for the last 90 days or so, in the horrible purgatory that is studying for a forensic board exam. As such, most of his time has been dedicated to learning the intricacies of what a bullet hole looks like, and probably some other important stuff. Fortunately he will be done with this evil tribulation within the next week or so, and we can get back to waxing quixotically about bourbon, as is our true passion. So thanks for bearing with us, and we should be back soon!

There are a few exciting things on the horizon for us that we’d like to tell you about too. The first is the release of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength on September 1 at the distillery. I’ve been informed retail will be 39.99 and it will only be for sale at the distillery and to bars for an unspecified amount of time. I plan to be there and will put up a review as soon as possible about what I think. 

Our next podcast should be a lot of fun and will likely be starting on a multi-part series regarding the dreaded Prohibition. We’ll also be getting to the effects of proof on flavors and aromas in bourbon. This September we’re hoping to have an interview and distillery tour piece with Jim Rutledge of Four Roses if all goes as planned. And our first live tasting and cast (that you can come and enjoy with us!) will hopefully be taking place early this fall! Lots of exciting things on the way, but in the meantime, enjoy a glass of your favorite brown water and know that we’ll be back soon! Cheers!


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