Episode 6 heralds the triumphant return of the hosts of Apropos of Nothing. On the business end, we taste The Speyside 12yr and Ardbeg 10yr, talk about the Deadly Sins as they apply to us, and Salsa takes us out with a toast.
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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for–the first of two crossover episodes with Apropos of Nothing! We had a lot of fun recording this, as I’m sure you’ll gather. Not only do we discuss the Dalmore Gran Reserva and The Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel, but also fruitcake, coopering, the dangers of single barrel expressions, and the AON podcast origin story.
We also launch our first official segment and decide to make a tradition of the closing toast.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we at Xtreme Tasting League: Scotch bring you an episode filled with Irish single malts and musicians! That’s right, our guests this episode are John Sjogren and Neil Jonhston from the band The Tim Malloys and we taste the Knappogue Castle and Connemara 12yrs. Sláinte!
So, here’s the pilot recording Dave and I did with the other friends with whom we were doing an informal Scotch club. What you’ll hear is a completely unedited recording, and it’s pretty obvious we had no clue what we were doing at first, but found our feet relatively quickly. Having Matt from AONPodcast present was a blessing, as he helped us minimize the dead air and provided an excellent interview such that we hope you get a good idea of where we are coming from and what we hope this podcast will be.
Note: this was recorded in October 2012, so the November 30 steak and Scotch dinner Dave speaks of has come and gone–sorry. It’s likely the sponsoring group will do something similar again next year, and we’ll try to keep you posted.
Which Glenmorangie is which? We couldn’t remember, so here’s the list of what is finished in the varied casks.
La Santa – Sherry
Quinta Ruban – Port
Nectar d’Or – Sauternes