The Friskey Whiskey Podcast

The Friskey Whiskey, LLC

Welcome to The Friskey Whiskey Podcast with your hosts MikeD and TI! Whether you’re a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of whiskey, we’re excited to share our passion for this timeless spirit with you. Join us every Wednesday at 4pm as we explore the history, flavors, and culture of whiskey from around the world. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, we’ll cover everything you need to know to enjoy this complex and nuanced spirit. read less
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EP 38: It’s Rabbit Season
Nov 22 2023
EP 38: It’s Rabbit Season
Join MikeD and TI as we go down the Rabbit Hole and try some interesting whiskeys!   History: Rabbit Hole Distillery is a relatively new player in the world of whiskey, founded in 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky, by Kaveh Zamanian. The distillery was born out of Zamanian's passion for whiskey and his desire to create something unique within the spirits industry. Zamanian, originally from Iran, immigrated to the United States and settled in Louisville. He was inspired by Kentucky's rich bourbon heritage and decided to start Rabbit Hole Distillery to craft his own distinct style of whiskey. One of Rabbit Hole's notable releases is their bourbon, which undergoes a unique maturation process in barrels made from wood sourced from France's Vosges region and finished with a toasted barrel technique, distinguishing it from traditional Kentucky bourbons. Rabbit Hole Dareringer Double Barrel PX Sherry Cask $74.99  93 proof  Mash bill 65% corn, 25% Wheat, 10% Malted Barley  Aged in Spanish casks. Partners with the Cabello family in Spain.  The Dareringer Double Barrel PX Sherry Cask is a bourbon that undergoes a special aging process, starting with its maturation in new charred American oak barrels, which is a standard practice for bourbon. What sets it apart is its secondary aging in Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry casks. PX Sherry is a sweet, dark, and rich style of Sherry known for its luscious, raisin-like flavors. This secondary aging process in PX Sherry casks adds a layer of complexity and imparts unique flavors to the bourbon. The interaction between the bourbon and the Sherry-soaked wood influences the whiskey, infusing it with notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, and a rich sweetness, along with the classic bourbon characteristics like vanilla, oak, and spice. The term "Double Barrel" refers to the fact that the whiskey undergoes aging in two different types of barrels, contributing to the depth and complexity of the final product.   Nose: Sherry, caramel, cherry Taste: Raisins, currants, cherries, almond, vanilla Rabbit Hole Boxergrail rye whiskey (pink label). 4yr 4 months $145 ($300)  105.1 proof  Mash Bill ???? Rabbit Hole  second Single Barrel release, they have hand-selected casks from an extremely limited number of Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey barrels. Each is a study in patience and creativity. To complement this one-of-a-kind whiskey, the packaging for each season of barrel releases will be unique and feature a different series of six original Limited Edition illustrations from renowned artist Sue Todd, commissioned by our Founder, Kaveh Zamanian. The result is a true work of art inside and out that could only be bottled at cask strength. Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey with a sour mash rye mash bill bottled at full cask strength. Proof will vary by bottle - but will generally fall between 100 and 125. Approximately only 150-200 bottles produced at 750mL. Yield will vary by barrel. Aged in #3, wood-fired, toasted & charred new American Oak barrels for 4+ years. The bottle side label includes the following personalization: • Handwritten ALC/VOL and Proof • Release Date • Individual Bottle Number • Artist Signature • Handwritten Name of Customer
EP 35: Howl at the Owl
Oct 31 2023
EP 35: Howl at the Owl
Kentucky Owl was founded by Charles Mortimer Dedman in 1879, operating until prohibition became law in 1916. At this point, the government seized some 250,0007 gallons of Kentucky Owl, taking it away for safekeeping. One night, the warehouse where the bourbon was stored burned to the ground. Oddly, for a building filled with alcohol, the fire lasted only a matter of hours, leading many to suspect the entire Kentucky Owl  stock had been whisked away by organized crime to fuel their booming speakeasies. Number one suspect was Al Capone. A hundred years later, the great, great-grandson of C.M Dedman, Dixon Dedman revived the family business and set about blending a bourbon worthy of the Kentucky Owl  name. Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Edition $99 (-$135) 100 proof  Mash bill: Unknown. . blend of 4-11 year old bourbons  In celebration of the long-standing ties that bind Irish and Kentucky whiskey making together, Kentucky Owl has partnered with Irish Whiskey Bonder, Louise McGuane to bring her craft in selecting rare whiskey barrels for their unique flavor profiles to this collaboration with Master Blender, John Rhea, to deliver this exceptional blended bourbon together. Nose: Caramel, honey, spice Taste: caramel, butterscotch, frosted cinnamon roll, chocolate orange, citrus peel, fruit, vanilla , wood Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition $119 (- $150) proof. Mash bill unknown. blend of 4, 5, 6, and 13 year old bourbons A collaboration with John Rhea, Kentucky Owl’s master blender, and Yahisa Yusuke, Japanese whiskey master blender for Nagahama Distillery in Japan. Takumi means "master" [or “artisan”] in Japanese, with the name of the release celebrating the art and craft of modern whisky blending. Rhea and Yahisa worked together to create the resulting Takumi Edition blend, with Rhea selecting four different formulations and sending the samples to Japan. Yahisa evaluated those samples, which represented different ages and mash bills available from Kentucky Owl. Yahisa then created different blends with those formulations to develop one most reflective of his Japanese whisky style. Nose: rye, caramel, fruit salad (bread, caramel, fruit, tobacco, oak) Taste: butter rye bread, caramel, cinnamon, apple , pear (caramel, cinnamon, apple pie crust, leather, oak, raisin)