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We made a trip down to Cape Canaveral and visited Oceanside Distillery. Ron Folino, owner and distiller does a flash review of his double bourbon and gives us the low down on all their spirits. They are one of the few distilleries that carry the fresh from Florida on their label and check out how Ron the mad scientist makes all of his spirit concoctions. Plus, Ron generously donated a bottle of their signature bourbon for our #whiskeyventure Back Pack that we are auctioning off at Jax Bourbon Social. To top it all off, we were in time to catch Chase Harvey who was performing at Oceanside and he definitely set the drinking mood!
Review and sampled the St. Augustine Distillery Company lineup plus, the brand new Cognac finished release! In this review we learn about the distillery, their process and if there is a Florida Style bourbon. Plus, we ask if there is a right and wrong way to nose and taste. Find out what hyper local means and how craft distilling is a labor of love. We highly recommend taking the tour, then stopping the in gift shop for samples and support local and pick up a bottle for yourself (watch the review, the cognac finished is awesome and limited supply) Huge thanks to Will and Ric, check out the review and the tour!
Have you been to the St. Augustine Distillery yet? We just took a tour and it was awesome! We got to hang with Will Hensler the Chief Operating Officer and we learned about the over 100 year old building it’s housed in. Will runs down their process, milling, distilling, barreling and bottling all done on site! Watch the full vid on our site or YouTube channel to see where the magic happens, learn what goes into the labor of love of craft distilling. The tours are free along with samples, why aren’t you headed down to St. Augustine already? Plus, a new review comes out on Wednesday of these fine spirits along with a new release that you have to check out!
The last 2 bottles round out this @lucamariano review. Jenn gives us the lowdown on what it means to be a Master Blender, the sampling, the proofing, the tasting and the sauciness! As we dive into the barrel pick we learn that there is a rare Signature expression out there in the wild that once a year Jenn and Francesco pick the most amazing barrel for. Kenny tells us how the oldest stone house in Kentucky built by William Crow is on the Luca Mariano property along with bootlegger tunnels from Guy Jones! Find out who Erik’s new favorite super hero is. Kris walks off camera for another Whiskey and a Hammock first! An impromptu live performance SURPRISE ENDING! Check out the review and we hope you’re sockless! Huge thanks to Jenn and Kenny!
Three years today we’ve been making videos and reviewing whiskey. Today we are releasing part 1 of our review of Luca Mariano Whiskey with special guests Jennifer Brandt, Master Blender and “Born in Italy, perfected in Danville Kentucky.” We are reviewing Luca Mariano Whiskey with special guests Jennifer Brandt, Master Blender and Kenny Fuller their Creative Director. Saying they came prepared is an understatement. Bringing five bottles to taste through while we get our own master class on tasting and whiskey from Jenn. Kenny fills us in on the history, where the name came from and owner Francesco Viola. We learn about the amazing almost 600 acre spread up there in Kentucky while me and Erik debate about bubble hockey and northerners. Are they all the same? Plus, who can you breathe through your lips and smile with your eyes? Is it even possible? We had so much fun that we had to break it up into 2 parts. Find out the answers to all these burning questions and learn how Luca Mariano is making waves in the whiskey community. As Kenny says “you can’ t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning” Next week will drop part 2 where we find out what it means to be a master blender, sample the last 2 bottles and a first ever ending to one of our reviews.
In Green Cove Springs
Missed us at the last event, then come out on Memorial Day to Spring Park in Green Cove Springs. If you missed us at Bostwick or at Jax Beach then come out May 30th and get you #whiskeymerch and let’s talk whiskey.
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We are hanging out at Jax Beach at the #904PopUp event at the Seawalk Pavillion. Come down and get your #whiskeymerch and let’s talk whiskey! See you there!
Sunshine and whiskey with a hammock!
This #whiskeyventure we ended up at the St. Augustine Wine and Food Festival(plus spirits). That’s what we really came out for. We saw our friends from St. Augustine Distillery, hung out with David and Katie from Laws Whiskey House, sample some salty caramel whiskey from Ugly Dog Distillery, then we made new friends like Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey and Prohibition Pops which tastes as it good as it sounds. Down here in Florida this is going to be a clutch summer time go to. Plus, I heard whispers from the owner that a bourbon berry is on its way before summer is over. Yeah, we’re stoked! Can’t forget to mention Rivulet, while not a whiskey, this pecan liqueur is so tasty. We were wondering what the event was going to be like since wine was on the bill but I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised and we will be there next year! #stafwf
Bostwick Blueberry Festival
Come down to Bostwick Fl for the 23rd annual Blueberry Festival. We’ll be there slinging out #whiskeymerch like shirts, hats, glasses and hammocks! Located just south of Green Cove Springs off of State Road 17, opens at 8am and runs to 5pm. Remember “may the wind sway your hammock and may your glass never go dry”
Jacksonville Bourbon & Whiskey Society Festival
Happening March 19th, 2022 at Manifest Distilling in Jacksonville, FL. If you’re a VIP it kicks off at 4pm for the rest, show up at 5 and sample some fine spirits with snacks and a raffle ticket. All proceeds go to benefit Best Buddies of Jacksonville. Get to your tickets and check it out!