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History Channel “Whiskey” show rebroadcasts on St. Patrick’s Day

March 5th, 2009

In case you missed it when it originally broadcasted on St. Patrick’s day last year, the History Channel’s Modern Marvel’s series “Whiskey” show will be rebroadcasted on March 17, 2009 at 10 AM and 4 PM. (That means you can learn about whiskey and then still go out later on and drink it!)

If you haven’t seen it yet, it is informative and entertaining. And yes, you’ll have to put up with several quotes from me throughout the show. I tagged some of the distilleries that they visit during the show.

If anyone wants to really see the difference between bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, this is the show to watch. They show the sugar maple charcoal mellowing vats. In fact, they actually show the sugar maple being burned to make the charcoal. Cool stuff!

5 Responses to “History Channel “Whiskey” show rebroadcasts on St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Red_Arremer says:

    Your comments weren’t hard to put up with, John. I thought what you had to say about scotch being a relatively affordable luxury was right to the point.

    What was bothersome, though, was how much time they spent on Canadian Club. I guess each category was being represented by only one brand and I guess that Canadian Club is probably the best known Canadian whisky, but there are many better Canadian whiskies out there. I would have liked to see Forty Creek (probably too much to hope for) or, failing that, Crown Royal.

  2. Sam S. says:

    I think I remember seeing that last year.
    Nice overview, but I think scotch was short-changed on time for the sake of diversity.
    Maybe I’ll watch it again, this time with glass in hand.

  3. John Hansell says:

    Red, they spent a lot of time on the big brands that are visible. That’s understandable, I guess. I offered to point them to other, more cutting edge companies (Forty Creek, Bruichladdich, Compass Box, etc.,) but they didn’t take me up on it.

    Sam S. Yes, they were heavy on Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, as I recall. Glass in hand is they way to do it.

  4. Bryan says:

    If its the same show I remember, I liked what they said about Stranahan’s, the Colorado distillery that makes a nice young whiskey in Denver. It was a nice angle to take that was alternative and complementary to the focus on the big brands.

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