Episodes

May 1, 2022

Other whiskey options if you like Jameson Irish whiskey

Stacey Moses joins me again and we talk about options for her longtime go-to whiskey, Jameson Irish Whiskey. Other Irish whiskey …

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March 27, 2022

My friend Stacey has some whiskey questions.

My friend Stacey Moses has some whiskey questions. Until just a few months ago, we'd worked together in various capacities for ma…

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Dec. 6, 2021

How practical can $85 bottles of whiskey be?

We were working on some other productions for Dan's Slow Guy on the Fast Ride cycling content and we decided to take a few minute…

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Nov. 4, 2021

Drinking Some Islay Scotch Whisky

There are so many delicious whiskies to drink from around the world that no one person will probably ever come close to tasting t…

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Sept. 26, 2021

Are practical whiskeys waiting for us even in this crazy bourbon mark…

We started The Practical Still podcast about 18 months ago with the premise that there are wonderful bottles of bourbon, rye, and…

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Aug. 18, 2021

Do we really need so many bottles to be happy whiskey drinkers?

Dan and I always say that we don't have whiskey collections. We just have bottles of whiskey we haven't opened yet. The reality i…

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July 13, 2021

Finding whiskey away from home and alcohol control states

Shopping for whiskey can be very different depending on where you are. The biggest difference you'll see is when states where the…

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June 19, 2021

Finished versus Matured Whiskey: Is there a difference?

Maybe it's just splitting hairs but there is a difference between a whiskey finished in a barrel that previously held wine, sherr…

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May 31, 2021

Deerhammer Distillery Visit: Before the Drinking Started

Owner, co-founder, and head distiller of Deerhammer Distillery in Buena Vista, CO, Lenny Eckstein invited us up to visit after he…

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May 31, 2021

Deerhammer Distillery Visit: After Drinking from all the Barrels

After we recorded an introductory podcast (if you haven't listed to it yet, it's a good idea to pause this episode and give it a …

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May 7, 2021

Are whiskey brand stories worth anything to us when deciding which bo…

I've decided something important. At least it is important to my whiskey drinking enjoyment. I'm going to pledge from this moment…

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April 24, 2021

Whiskey Resources: It's about more than just money

Dan and Mark talk about resource considerations for whiskey consuming enthusiasts beyond just the money. Space on the shelf, what…

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April 16, 2021

Young Whiskey: Sometimes surprisingly good but more often, not.

Why is it that some very young whiskeys can be surprisingly tasty while other are about what we'd expect, bad? Could it be that s…

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April 7, 2021

How should we welcome new people into whiskey?

Every hobby faces the same dilemma - how do we welcome new people into our world without scaring them off before they even have a…

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April 6, 2021

Where is our whiskey?

It has been a while since Dan and I published a podcast episode. Why? Who knows. We've been busy with other projects but probably…

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Jan. 26, 2021

Has the pandemic changed the way you enjoy your whiskey?

The pandemic is changing how we relate to all sorts of life events, hobbies, and other things we perhaps took for granted before.…

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Jan. 17, 2021

The price of bourbon and rye whiskey just keeps going up and up and u…

It sure seems as if bourbon and rye whiskey prices are continuing to accelerate. Bottles that one day are gathering dust are gone…

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Dec. 27, 2020

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021 and more whiskey and maybe rum and tequila t…

Dan and Mark talk about starting The Practical Still in 2020 and what's coming up in 2021. There will be guests on the podcast an…

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Dec. 6, 2020

Only one brand of whiskey for the rest of your life. Which would you …

If you could only drink one brand of whiskey for the rest of your life, which one would you choose? You still have to pay for it …

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Nov. 21, 2020

Does the color of a whiskey tell us anything useful about that whiske…

What, if anything, can be learned simply from the color of whiskey? We all talk about the color when we find new whiskey and colo…

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Nov. 17, 2020

A $1,000 whiskey budget for an entire year? I learned a lot.

For years, I didn't pay much attention to how much money I spent on whiskey. 2019 was just a mess where I bought whatever I wante…

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Nov. 2, 2020

What should you do with that last little bit of whiskey in the bottle?

I don't know why but I often end up with quite a few bottles with just a little bit of whiskey left in them. For some reason, I'l…

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Oct. 24, 2020

Where did all the Scotch whisky go?

One day, we looked at our whiskey shelves and noticed there were no open bottles of Scotch. What happened? Why did we suddenly st…

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Oct. 12, 2020

What is sourced whiskey and why should we care?

If you've been into whiskey for even a little while, you've likely learned that some brands don't distill their own whiskey and i…

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