In Which We Introduce a New Tasting Scale and Taste Some Albino Bears and Giraffes

So we swear the plan was to record the first part of our Prohibition Trilogy this weekend while we were both in the same place, but due to some additional sources being found and Judas Priest blowing our minds, we didn’t get it done. Never fear, we did get something recorded for our loyal Bourbon Evangelists though! Enjoy as we review a couple finds from bourbon season and get Darren’s opinion on Maker’s Mark Cask Strength. Guest taster Michaela joins in on the fun (not the gymnast).

We also introduce our new rating system in this cast. In an effort to combat traditional 1-100 scales where even the likes of Colonel Lee and Yellowstone seem to manage 75/100, we are starting a 1-5 barrel rating. We describe it in the cast, but basically a 0.5 is rubbing alcohol (or Yellowstone) and a 5 is something reserved only for transcendent bourbon experiences. We also introduce our rarity scale, which goes from Squirrel to Unicorn. I’ll let you listen to the cast to get how we came up with that. Hope you enjoy!

Listen here!

Here’s what we’re tasting:

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014

Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Barrel Strength 2014

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength 1st Release


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