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Dads Drinking Bourbon

Two dads from Nashville that trade their kids' bottles for whiskey bottles after bedtime. They focus on blind tastings, side-by-sides, as well as interviews with the people behind the whiskey to determine the true review without bias on brand names and hype with a goal to make you #rethinkhowyoudrink.

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A Sip of Old Rip

It's Pappy season, and although we aren't lucky enough to say we've got our hands on one this year (Nashville's rough y'all), we relied on some kindness and generosity to put up an Old Rip Van Winkle against two Weller Antique 107 store picks, one that was non-chill filtered and one that was chill filtered, in a blind tasting in an attempt to see if there's really that much of a difference besides a few extra years of aging. Cheers!

27mins

17 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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2019 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch

The Dads give our review of 2019 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch. This media sample was provided by Four Roses, but in no way did it influence our review (as always). All glassware for tasting was provided by www.distilleryproducts.com Visit our friends at www.caskcartel.com and get your whiskey shipped right to your door.

16mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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A Colonel, a Stagg, and His Son Walk Into a Bar...

The Dads are joined again by our friend Ryan Lay as well as our friend Deshon Batts in a jam packed episode full of first a side-by-side of four different proofs of Stagg Jr. in order to pick our favorite. We then gave Ryan a shot at redemption as we put the Stagg Jr. in a blind against George T. Stagg and 128.1 Proof EHT Barrel Proof in order to see if hype prevails or if an underdog will emerge. Intro/Outro: springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

52mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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2019 William Larue Weller

Our all-star panel is back recording with us on a Saturday night from the Whiskey House in Nashville. Join the Dads and their friends Chris, Gideon, John, and Sasha as they review 2019 William Laure Weller, and give each other a lot of hell in the process. Get your 10% off Nose Your Bourbon kit by using DDB10 at https://www.etsy.com/shop/NoseYourBourbon Get your liquor shipped to your door at www.caskcartel.com All glassware provided by www.distilleryproducts.com

31mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Chattanooga Whiskey, the Only Tennessee High Malt

While Zeke was away on vacation, John was joined by Jared Thatcher from Boothill Blades for a behind the scenes look at Chattanooga Whiskey with Tim Piersant and Jon Lawrence. We discussed the challenges in opening a distillery, changing the laws in TN so they could distill, and going from sourcing to now releasing their flagship distillate, Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and 111. Hope you enjoy as much as we did! Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

1hr 26mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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The Runaway Ice Cream Truck Gathering

The Dads were joined by 4 of our friends: Jesse, Aaron, Glen, and Travis for a blind tasting to remember. Have you ever been interested in Willett? We give the rundown of what it's all about, and then have a blind tasting of six bottles of Willett from the 8XX bottles. These are bottles you can't get in a store, and you'll be pressed to find tasting notes, but we hope you enjoy the conversation between friends over some pours! Intro/Outro: springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

48mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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2019 George T. Stagg

The Dads review 2019 George T. Stagg and go through their first major scandal of 2020... #corkgate Get your liquor shipped directly to your door with www.caskcartel.com All glassware provided by www.distilleryproducts.com

26mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Angels Envy Cask Strength Rye Unicorn Blend

Every once in a while we get our hands on a special bottle that is one of a kind. This Angel's Envy Rye Cask Strength Unicorn Blend is one of those bottles. Not released to the public, Zeke worked some magic to have this bottle find its way into the Dads hands. Although you can't find it in the stores, we hope you enjoy this episode anyway. Cheers! Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

22mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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The Dads Review 2017 (and Crown our Whiskey of the Year)

John and Zeke do a side-by-side of four of the most touted whiskeys in 2017: E.H. Taylor Four Grain, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Barrell Batch 011, and Four Roses Al Young 50th Anniversary to crown our first ever Dads Drinking Bourbon Whiskey of the Year. They also review 2017 in general and talk about other releases and things that they liked about the year. Thank you for all your support over the past year! Intro/Outro: springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

39mins

3 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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Rabbit Hole Bourbon

The Dads talk about a couple of picks for Old Elk they were just on as well as give a preview for the Leiper's Fork Distillery Col. Hunter's Select pick that will be happening while they are podcasting at Whiskey Warmer on March 30 (get your tickets now). In addition, they review Rabbit Hole, a four grain straight Kentucky bourbon. Cheers! Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

29mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Bardstown Bourbon Company

The crew at Bardstown Bourbon Company hooked the Dads up with a sample pack of their Fusion, Discovery, and Phifer Pavitt releases so naturally we did what we do. Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

46mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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The War of the (Four) Roses

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We wanted to make sure you had something fun to listen to if you had to drive, so we made sure we got this one out to you in time. This week, we put two Four Roses juggernauts against each other: 2017 SmBLE vs. Al Young. For good measure, we also put two picks from two of our favorite stores in the blind tasting because their recipes can be found in the other expressions: an OESK from Elixir Spirits in Spring Hill, TN and an OBSV from Carothers Wine and Spirits in Cool Springs, TN. Which comes out on top, listen and find out! Cheers!

30mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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Bacon and Barrel: The Whiskey

Bacon and Barrel was such a big event we had to split it into two episodes. In the first one, we focused on the food, but this one we focused on the whiskey. Our friend Tim, @nashvillebourbonenjoyment, sat down, and then we closed down the event with the one and only Dan Gardner from Four Roses. If you listened to our first sit down with him, you know this is gonna be good.    All glassware provided by www.distilleryproducts.com   Use www.caskcartel.com to get your spirts shipped to your door

49mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Old Forester Rye

The Dads were waiting in anticipation for Old Forester Rye to make its way to Nashville. When it finally did, they jumped at the opportunity to buy one and share their thoughts with all of you. Who did you agree with more, John or Zeke? We want to hear from you! Reach out to us in our Facebook group or on Instagram and tell us what you thought. Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

24mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Pinhook: Bourbon War

It's Bourbon Heritage Month so that means we're full of surprises, and extra episodes. The Dads take a look at Pinhook's latest offering, Bourbon War, which is the first release in a 9 year vertical that is starting off in a four year offering. Each release will age subequently for a year, and will consist of 150 barrels. If you're like Zeke and you don't like to get off the couch much, check out www.caskcartel.com and get your liquor shipped directly to your door.

18mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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'Tis the Season to Bourbon on a Budget

Happy Whiskey Wednesday! Since it is the holiday season and we know you all are spending money on gifts for family and friends, so we reached down low and pulled out a Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond, Old Grand Dad Bottled-in-Bond, Eagle Rare, and Larceny to give our tasting notes and talk a little bit more about finding a quality bourbon for under $30 dollars. #rethinkhowyoudrink and you can have a great experience on a budget. Cheers! Intro/Outro Music: springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

30mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #16

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Social Distancing with Dan Gardner from Four Roses and Mike Hinds

What better way to spend the quarantine than with two of our good friends Dan Gardner from Four Roses and Mike Hinds. Hope you enjoy this one, we know we did.  Get your liquor shipped to your door with www.caskcartel.com All glassware provided by www.distilleryproducts.com 

1hr 6mins

4 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Kentucky Owl Confiscated

We're a little late getting this week's episode out because Zeke was under the weather. In this episode, we catch up on our time at Nashville Cocktail Festival, discuss the Old Elk pick we were a part of that's now available at Elixir Spirits, and review Kentucky Owl Confiscated. Cheers and enjoy! Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

48mins

3 May 2019

Rank #18

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Blanton's Gold

During the quarantine time, we figured we'd keep the review train rolling, so John left Zeke a box of samples on his porch so we can get back to doing what we do best. The folks at Cask Cartel sent us over some Blanton's Gold to try and that seemed like a great place to start. Get your liquor shipped directly to your door with www.caskcartel.com All glassware provided by www.distilleryproducts.com

17mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Four Roses with Dan Gardner

Anyone who has had the pleasure of spending time with Dan Gardner from Four Roses knows how awesome he is. With almost 40 years in the business, he is a treasure trove of knowledge and he just happens to be one of the nicest guys we know. Listen as he came in on a Friday night to chat with the Dads and share some great pours. You'll definitely learn a thing or two in this one. Intro/Outro: Springtide "Fall Asleep Under the Millions of Stars"

1hr 22mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #20