Jamie and Matt are joined by a ton of guests. We broadcast live at La Casa with owner Ismail Houmani and the crew from Zim’s Vodka Terry Olsen and Bruce Carroll. We enjoyed Ismail’s ’20 Minute in Detroit Cigar’ and got the story on how it came to be. Zim’s tall skinny bottle has a story as well and we get that tonight. Paul Camilleri cigar aficionado from the facebook group Cigar Smokers of Michigan was on hand to help with cigar talk. A great night in the Man Cave.
Jamie & Matt are at High Score eSports Lounge in Ferndale for a private episode of the Man Cave. Thanks to Neil the owner of High Score for sponsoring the show. We have some fun with Ryan Gallimore a cigar distributor here in the midwest. Ryan brought us a Hoyo de Montery – la Amistad. He has the story of the history behind the name and cigar. We are pairing this stick with ‘Down River’ a whiskey from Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery.
Jamie and Matt visit Motor City Gas Whiskey Distillery. It has just been voted to the top 25 distilleries in the US. We get the story from owner Rich Lockwood and bartender/distiller Eric. An amazing hidden gem in downtown Royal Oak, Mich. on 4th Street. Whiskey is the only game in house but with over 50 different blends since their inception just a few short years ago, there are plenty of choices and some fantastic craftcocktails whipped up by the Motor City Gas staff.
Jamie & Matt venture downtown to the HockeyTown Cafe and the MusicTown recording studios on the second floor. They are joined by Mike Forsyth of the Detroit City Distillery. Mike one of the founders talks to us about the amazing origin story behind the distillery and the Bespoke Bourbon collection. 3 special bourbons coming out over the next 3 months. Very limited release and by all reports very tasty. On hand to savor is a release of what was the original bourbon from DCD. Bloodline Whiskey Reserve, it is only available at the tasting room or factory and is smooth.
Live at the Wine Garden with Beau Beckman from Buffalo Trace Distillery for a release of E. H. Taylor Small Batch. We talk to a few of the patrons who showed up to get the Taylor and Beau talked to the crowd. Wasn’t sure that audio would turn out, glad it did… great stories. Then we had a chance to talk a little more in depth after the signing. http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/brands/eh-taylor
Here is a link to the MBC
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Angel’s Envy and the Michigan Bourbon Club hosted a tasting at the Sugar House in Detroit. On the menu was all three picks from Angel’s Envy. First up the Kentucky Bourbon, then the Rye and finally the very exclusive Cask Strength. Cory from Angel’s Envy breaks them down for Jamie and Jason.
Jamie heads to a special event at Wright & Co. in downtown Detroit for a tasting of some great cocktails from Monkey Shoulder. Product rep Vance Henderson gives a break down of the whisky and the drinks. Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky brought one of 2017’s World Best Bar’s to Detroit for a one night only pop-up from Attaboy in New York celebrity bartenders SamRoss, Michael McIlroy, and Andrew Rice served up a signature cocktails at Wright & Co.