A rare public outing for This Is My Dram on this episode, as we attend the Whisky Lounge's York Whisky Festival 2017 at York Racecourse. Although we considered a general sweep review of the whiskies on offer, we felt one particular "under the counter" dram at That Boutique-y Whisky Company's stand warranted closer inspection.
Mortlach whisky is a niche brand to begin with and is renowned for its deep, meaty flavours. I wish the same could be said about the pulled pork sandwiches on offer at the racecourse but that's another story. The whisky itself was a revelation amongst a day of many highly impressive drams and we really can't recommend Whisky Lounge events enough for whisky beginners and enthusiasts alike. Also featuring on this podcast is Friend of the Pod and fudge-maker extraordinaire Sarah @iheartwhisky talking about whisky, fudge and how to rave properly.
Our playlist theme for this episode was Halloween music to both coincide with the eventual episode release date (everything is meticulously planned like this, of course) and to honour the Beast of Dufftown which appears on the Mortlach 22 illustrated lable. Andy selected some spooky soul and tenuously linked New Orleans R&B while Stu opted for a pop classic and a spellbound vocal take.
The tracks that feature on the podcast, in full, are:
Andy’s 1st selection: Otis Redding - Trick or Treat
Stu’s 1st selection: Michael Jackson - Thriller
Andy’s 2nd selection: Fats Domino - I Hear You Knocking
Stu’s 2nd selection: Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
For the playlist, we maniacally hacked our way through a couple of horror movie themes (and their time signatures) alongside witches, monsters and er...Harry Belafonte....Have a listen to the full podcast here:
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Be sure to listen to Part 2 of our York Whisky Festival Specials for an exclusive tasting review.