So, Just Mike wasn't available to record this week. Instead, my editor aka my wife, stepped in to take on co-host duties. What's special about this, is that she doesn't like whiskey or any other strong tasting alcohol. She's a sweetened cocktail kind of gal. Looking at my lineup I grabbed what I thought would be the most friendly of whiskies to help ease the inevitable pain she's going to endure. I took my bottle of The Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask Scotch whisky down off my shelf and get everything ready for us to start the recording. I don't have a bar height table like Mike, so we had to sit, which I always feels looks weird on videos and made me feel uncomfortable while recording this one. Lisett aka Wonder Woman, knows the format already since, as I mentioned, she edits the videos so she already knew how things were going to play out.
The bottle was donated to me by one of my friends from the SoCal MBs, Jonathan.
I'm going to include the video at the bottom of this post.
Spoiler alert: We found a scotch that she likes!
Nose: Light, vanilla, toffee (Lisett said banana)
Palate: Sweet, light peppery spice, oily
Finish: Medium-long, lingers
She enjoyed this one so much we may have hopes to convert her into a whiskey lover!
Later that night, we had a private tour of a local distillery that's not open to the public yet and we had the honor to sample some of their offerings. All of which are super unique and damn good. We will be reviewing some sample bottles for Youtube soon and I'll be interviewing the owner/distiller for the podcast later this week so stay tuned for those.
Anyway, check out the debut of Wonder Woman on Brolic Whiskey here:
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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