Ryan Alexander joins us at OmegaCon for Glen Scotia Victoriana and Highland Park Sigurd.
May the Fourth be with you!
Movie maven Melissa Kaercher recently invited Cetius over to record for one of her podcasts, Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome, and so we’re having her on (again!) with us. She’s joined us for a Special Edition, but we give her the full episode treatment this time while we taste the last of Highland Park’s Valhalla series, Odin, and the Glen Deveron 16yr.
Our first-ever guest taster, Peter Buckholtz, returns to talk about custom leather tooling, his job during the 2014 RenFest season; the trials and tribulations of buying and selling one’s house; and, of course, scotch. This time around, we sample some independent bottlers, which means that while they are responsible for the finished product, they did not distill the whiskey themselves and craft the expression from the casks they were sold by a distiller. This time around, we taste a Gordon & MacPhail bottling of Macallan and a Murray McDavid Highland Park. Confused? Listen to the episode for clarification.
We at Xtreme Tasting League: Scotch had the privilege of being able to sit down with some of the Guests of Honor and other notables of Convergence 2014 before the convention actually started. We recorded three separate episodes due to the time constraints these folks were under, though two people were able to attend all three recordings, one of whom was CVG 2014 Musical Guest, Matthew Ebel, who was kind enough to donate a couple of tracks to the second episode.
OmegaCon 2013 was this last weekend and I was actually able to record a show with a number of new and returning guests. The show runs surprisingly fast considering the number of voices we have discussing the two bottles we tasted: the Laphroaig Quarter Cask and, in honor of Thor 2’s opening weekend, the Highland Park Loki. My thanks to returning guest Perrin Klumpp, who stepped in for Dave as he was unable to attend the convention, for reading the tasting notes so wonderfully.