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Sports and Spirits

A weekly podcast that takes you into the biggest sports events of the week and what you should be drinking with them. Product reviews and ratings. Matt East and Hank Allen have a combined 30 years experience in broadcast television. We're using that experience to bring you the latest news and topics in the world of sports and to highlight some of the great spirits in the United States and abroad. It's a little sports, spirits, and travel all in one place! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to listen.
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Jan 30, 2017

Widow Jane Distillery is located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. We were able to try their 10 year bourbon offering and discuss that with master distiller Vince Oleson in this interview. 

The first thing that jumps out at you is the tremendous smell. In the glass this has a welcoming sweet smell. The first sip of the bourbon is a little on the hot side, likely due to the 10 years of aging. However it rounds out nicely on the finish again bringing out the sweeter notes. 

As Vince told us the whiskey is from Kentucky, but the water added at proofing is from the Widow Jane mine in New York. Our official rating for this offering is 7.5. It's very good, but the taste doesn't quite live up to the amazing smell. 

A really interesting part about what Vince and the company is doing is on the agricultural side. They will be coming out with a variety of whiskies in which they use heirloom corns that they have grown themselves. 

Between that and the flagship 10 year old bourbon, exciting things are happening at Widow Jane. 

Disclaimer: A sample was provided for tasting 

Jan 26, 2017

In this episode Hank is joined by our third team member Nathan Moore (@Nathan_weather) while Matt is still away on vacation. We break down the AFC and NFC championship games and look ahead to the Super Bowl as Nathan makes his pick for the big game. 

As a craft beer aficionado and Houston resident, Nathan will also give you his top three picks for craft beer in the city if you are planning a trip in for the Super Bowl. 

We also have a great interview with Ciaran Mulgrew from Quiet Man Irish Whiskey talking about the story behind the brand, as well as their plans to move forward with their own distillery. 

 

Ciaran Mulgrew

Quiet Man Irish Whiskey 

http://thequietmanirishwhiskey.com/

 

Jan 19, 2017

Hank is flying solo in this episode while Matt is on vacation. Get his commentary on the NFL playoff picture, including an in depth breakdown of the Packers and Falcons as well as game predictions. We'll also talk college basketball as it stands at the moment and talk about the recent MLB Hall of Fame Inductees. Plus a great interview with Widow Jane Distillery out of Brooklyn. 

We talk with Aaron Freeman of the Locked on Falcons podcast. 

Aaron Freeman

@falcfans

@lockedonfalcons

 

Vince Oleson

Head Disiller

Widow Jane Distillery

http://widowjane.com/

Jan 12, 2017

It's NFL Divisional Round Playoff Weekend, and we have full previews and predictions for you of the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta Falcons, the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys. 

We also bring Ryan Tracy from the @LockedonChiefs podcast joins us to take us inside the Chiefs- Steelers matchup. 

Ryan Tracy
@RyanTracyNFL

This week's exit music is 'Where is my Mind' by the Pixies. It is the seventh track on their 1988 debut album Surfer Rosa.

http://www.pixiesmusic.com/

Jan 5, 2017

Getting set for Wild Card Playoff Weekend in the NFL and the College Football National Championship Game. We break down and predict the AFC and NFC Wild Card games and give the College Football Playoff Championship game the same treatment. We also have a great interview with Joe from Copper and Kings Distillery.

Joe Heron - Copper and Kings Distillery
Louisville, KY
http://www.copperandkings.com/

 

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