Whiskey Review: Kings County Peated Bourbon + J. Riddle Peated Bourbon

Today we taste and review Kings County Peated Bourbon + J. Riddle Peated Bourbon.

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Comments

Christopher Szarek says:

eagle fiddly bits — larceny?

Mote3600 says:

Hey guys big fan of the show. I was wondering would it be possible to partially roast corn before you make the Mash

hunter mcgeary says:

Jay riddle Johnny smoking guns is a great whiskey to try also there catchers Rye is my favorite Rye

Tylor Miranda says:

I didn’t even come here for the whiskey this time. My God what am I doing with my life! Noooooooo! Reaches for Michter’s.

Jason Fewkes says:

What is meant when people talk about “mouth feel” when they discuss tasting notes and whiskey?

Eagle Force says:

spend more time with your tribal children Daniel, why don’t you care about us?

adalt84 says:

Honest truth you guys are like Abbott and Costello.

Höning Ádám Buda says:

Guys you Are much better than Ralphy. This Chanel has a good vibe!

Steven Raye says:

both of these not available where I live at, wonder why.

chuck430 says:

BROOKLYN, and not the Jura NAS

Ryan The Wine Guy says:

Finally! Two I have never heard of!

Matthew Lawson says:

“Soapification”? I’m no English major, but I’m under the impression that Daniel BS’ed his way through that one. Started off as mispronouncing, but after a few drams he’ll be making his own language in no time haha

JK Kross says:

Chad… don’t be shy and get in front of the camera already! #chadweek

Ed Rieck says:

Wow that Kings County sounds fantastic. Had to order a bottle of my own!

Robert Schindler says:

I am a fan of Two James. They do great stuff. Interesting fact (for Daniel, probably not Rex) but Two James was the first distillery in Detroit since prohibition. If you do want to try something else from them Daniel, I recommend the Grass Widow Bourbon. It is a high rye bourbon and is very good – for the first year or two they were producing it they couldn’t keep it on the shelves.

Majed Azouqah says:

So you guys talk about how by law Scottish whisky has to be aged in ex bourbon barrels and Bourbon has to be aged in new american oak barrels. What are the laws governing Irish whisky barrel aging?

charlie.g.hague says:

Mr. Somm, a friend had a whiskey question for me that completely stumped me and I’m hoping you can answer it. He was wondering why England has so few distilleries? Scotland and Ireland are both full of them but England is severely lacking. They make a ton of beer so they’re essentially half way there. Why not take the extra steps and distill it?

Ringing Steel says:

Rex is getting pretty good at Gregorian Chanting.

thebototh says:

Whistlepig trifecta

John Belushi says:

…time wasting stooges; looks as if you need a 3rd to complete the Triumvirate of Magnificent Bastardy

andrew says:

I have a bottle of the ‘Catcher’s Rye’ rye bourbon from Two James Spirits. I like it quite a bit.

Alan J Bennett says:

Kings county peated bourbon is gorgeous and I’ve not tried J. Riddle as of yet. I’ve also tried the king’s county chocolate whiskey,wasn’t too bad to be honest.

Criell-SDKWhisky says:

I just came back from a long trip visiting the kings county distillery; I really liked their peated bourbon. Also their rye whisky was awesome imo.

David E Foshee says:

I’m looking for a comparison of New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon vs. Jameson Caskmates Stout.

Pat McDermott says:

Ralfy’s reviews are informed and informative, but you guys are FUN! And also, I don’t get into reviews that give numerical ratings, given the subjective nature of taste. One reviewer’s 99/100 rating was for a $30,000 bottle, so I have no clue what that makes an 88 for mere mortal whiskeys – damn fine spirit, peat laced dishwasher, what? I get more usable information from you two.

Tony says:

I want to see the toupee !!!! Do it!!!

julle huu says:

so nice looking bottl that bigger one cristmast gift potential

Ray W says:

I so look forward to Rex shitting out the Dolphin…

Catherine Powers says:

You know how there’s giant 6 liter wine bottles? I had a dream last night, after taking melatonin, that y’all had a few 6 liter bottles of High West whiskeys that aren’t even real. One of them had the word “stout” on the bottle. I’m not sure how I feel about this dream.

Wanmohan says:

Correct me if I am wrong, Ralphie has over 113k, Whiskey vault has 167k subs

Robert Millard says:

i miss the white shirt….

Wanmohan says:

Fan theory: so they don’t like bourbon as much as scotch… and now they like bourbon that has peat… so i motion that they don’t like scotch as much as they just like peat.

Chace Hawkins says:

The commenters are the third stooge

Brad Whittington says:

Battlehill is a Duncan Taylor brand.

charlie.g.hague says:

Peated bourbon? I’ve never heard of such a thing. I really wanna add this to my collection now though just because. I don’t even care if I like it.

Eric Schwab says:

Please speak slower and add a few graphics so Rex doesn’t get so confused. It’s sad watching his brain clutch slip!

Patrick Hodson says:

“Pretty good.”
Rex Williams ~ 2018

_b_rad_ says:

You bloody Legends! Or should I say, You Magnificent Bastaaards! I have recently begun drinking whisk(e)y because of your channel… and loving it! Whilst I never want to tell someone how to do their job, can I suggest an episode where Rex runs us through the delicate and fine art of ‘mooching’? This is something I am very keen to Master.
Oh, and I’m still waiting on the Jamesons Black Barrel review?! Cheers. Brad. Sydney, Australia.

John Sherman says:

So happy Daniel felt the same as I about the J Riddle. Not impressive. I think they are rushing product to market and not allowing for richer flavors to develop.

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