Latest and Greatest

Oceanside Distillery with Owner/Distiller Ron Folino

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!

St. Augustine Distillery Line Up and New Release

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!

St. Augustine Distillery 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!

Luca Mariano Whiskey Part 2

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!

Luca Mariano Whiskey

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.

Events/Festivals

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride combines classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to not only come together for a great cause but also look good doing it. This event was inspired by Don Draper from the TV show Mad Men and Mark Hawwa from Sydney, Australia decided it would be a great way to get bike enthusiasts together and ride. It then turned into something more as it was decided to focus on men’s health and raise money in support. It started in 2012 with 3 thousand riders in 64 cities, the next year 11 thousand riders in 145 cities raising 277,000 dollars. Last year it has now grown into 114 thousand riders in 648 cities in 102 countries raising 6.2 million dollars! In support of men’s health ride with me and register www.gentlemansride.com if you can’t ride and would still like to donate click here: https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/WhiskeyKaptain

Whiskey Wine and Wildlife

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend! The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation, with the island’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from sea turtles to alligators!