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Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your slightly funny hosts take you on a fantastically unprofessional whiskey tasting and reviewing journey in the beginning of each episode followed by true, interesting sometimes strange and useless facts about persons, places and things in the world we know today. So, if you love history and science and you're part of the same simulation we are, sit back, push play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Enjoy the show! cheers.
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On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast it is once again highland scotch time, only this time its a wonderfully affordable bottle from Trader Joe's. If you don't have a Trader Joe's store near you go online and order some of this whisky! It's simply called Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10 years old but is has the Alexander Murray name on it. Delicious AND cheap, which are never used in the same sentence but in this case very much apply here. After the whisky review we mount our horses, swing by Jim Bowie's and learn about this crazy man and why the well known knife was named after him. Then Outlaw Country! whooo! Johnny Cash, Hank Williams JR, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and how they turned Nashville upside down with their new style of country music. Finally the modern day Robin Hood: Stephen Jackley and the bank heists and bookies robberies that gave this 20 something year old the famous nick name as he stole money from the "Man" and went around handing stacks of cash to homeless people. So get ready for another exciting episode and sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! As always, thanks for listening. Cheers! The Whisky: https://www.traderjoes.com/home Where we got our info: Jim Bowie song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fxFjABHOXA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bowie https://www.biography.com/political-figure/jim-bowie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_country https://www.wideopencountry.com/outlaw-country-10-artists/ https://crimereads.com/the-british-student-turned-bank-robber-who-became-a-modern-day-robin-hood/  
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review Frey Ranch Bourbon from the great state of Nevada. This show was an impromtu last minute recording with tons of cool facts about last minute decisions and poor timing that changed the course of history. With some info on why the bay of pigs invasion went so wrong, this day in history (the first deployment of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan) to the 1980's nuclear war that almost happened but thanks to a careful Russian military man didn't and the mistake that gave us the x-ray. So sit back and enjoy while we thrill you with interesting information and humor. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening as always. Cheers! 
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we are excited to taste and review the rare and.... expensive Blanton's Kentucky Straight Bourbon for the first time. And what a whiskey it is, WOW. Tonight's topic is a fun one. Secret government programs, alien technology, other worldly space craft and the man that claims to have worked on and observed them. Tonight we talk about bob Lazar. In 1989 a man named "Dennis" went on national TV to tell the world about a project he worked on at a secret US government facility in the Nevada desert. Shortly after this his identity became known, Bob Lazar was the biggest name in the country in 1989, becoming a cornerstone for the UFO and conspiracy world. This was the beginning of the Area 51 craze. Was he for real or full of sh*t? We will go over some of the facts and some of the not so facts and try to figure out whether Bob Lazar is telling the truth or just another UFO nut looking for attention. P.S. We are UFO nuts The Whiskey: https://www.blantonsbourbon.com/ Where We Got Our Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lazar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpqHk6ynA5E https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Gg4Qi578G5SXoEtaLVVpx https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2020/07/24/evidence-suggests-ufo-whistleblower-bob-lazar-was-telling-the-truth-all-along.html https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2020/07/24/evidence-suggests-ufo-whistleblower-bob-lazar-was-telling-the-truth-all-along.html  
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we talk about lies. Historical lies we.... or some of us anyway continue to believe. Starting out with an interesting true/false quiz which Aaron and Jake fail horribly. We then learn why Jesus is portrayed as a white guy with blue eyes and light hair even to this day in almost every church, Christian or Catholic household, paintings and statues despite being born in the middle east. We then move into diamond territory and talk about the De Beers Corporation and their ingenious marketing ploys that allowed them to mine, sell and control the world's diamond industry based on one of the biggest and most lucrative lies of all time. Oh, and by the way... that one is still happening. Next we find out that whoever told us breakfast is the most important meal of the day lied to us, even if they didn't know it. From John Harvey Kellogg, the Eugenicist that invented Corn flakes to feed his mental patients to keep them from masturbating to C.W. Post, the inventor of Grape Nuts and former Mental patient of Kellogg's. We'll touch on some nutrition lies as well and get into short term fasting. Our whisky review this evening is none other than Sheep Dip blended scotch. Sheep dip is blended using up to 16 single malts from Speyside, the Highlands and Islay ranging from 8 to 20 years old. A delicious and interesting dram. So sit back and press play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!!   The Whisky: https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/sheep-dip/sheep-dip-whisky/ Where We Got Our Info: https://theconversation.com/the-long-history-of-how-jesus-came-to-resemble-a-white-european-142130 https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/06/26/jesus-was-not-white-heres-why-we-should-stop-pretending-he-was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_appearance_of_Jesus White Jesus Audio clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APMu32sC2nM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harvey_Kellogg https://www.telegram.com/zz/lifestyle/20160621/how-breakfast-became-known-as-the-most-important-meal-of-day https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/06/short-term-fasting-may-improve-health https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Beers https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-de-beers-2011-12  
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we dive right into the the House Targaryen single malt scotch from the Cardhu distillery. Originally started by mother and daughter in a time when women didn't do what they did, they created a dynasty of delicious scotch whisky. Of course after the tasty amber liquid we get waste deep in a topic that is both epic and interesting.... the Vikings! From Eric the red and his illegitimate scary daughter Freydis to magical swords and crazy Norse mythology and the fortification of Asgard. Join us on a journey of history, jokes and debauchery. With special guest Andrew Southwick we skim the history and taste the nectar of the gods in this riveting, edge of your seat episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening and Cheers!     The Whisky: https://www.malts.com/en-us/distilleries/cardhu   Where we got our info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_the_Red https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leif-Erikson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyd%C3%ADs_Eir%C3%ADksd%C3%B3ttir A Voyage Long And Strange: On The Trail Of Vikings, Conquistadors, Colonists and Other Adventures In Early America by Tony Horwitz https://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Long-Strange-Conquistadors-Adventurers/dp/0312428324 https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/02/21/ulfberht-viking/ https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-fortification-of-asgard/  
On this BONUS episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we all play a little game and take the personality test created by Karl Jung. Karl Gustav Jung born in 1875 was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist whos works heavily influence todays modern psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature and philosophy. We try very hard to take his four question test seriously.... ok maybe not too seriously but the results end up being very interesting. Play along with us and see how accurate it is for you! Thanks for listening. Cheers!!
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve single malt scotch aged in rum barrels. After the whisky we have for you another random facts, things and stuff episode where we cover the crazy effects of time dilation... Does absolute time exist? Is it moving forward? A man injects himself with psychedelic mushrooms and finds out that's not such a good idea, we talk about the potential for Pyramids under the ice in Antarctica and ask the question... was there an ancient civilization there before it froze? Finally, Tattoos and a 5000 year old mummy sporting 61 of them. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The Whisky: https://www.theglenlivet.com/en-US/the-collection/caribbean-reserve Where we got our info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_time_dilation https://www.britannica.com/science/time-dilation https://www.livescience.com/magic-mushroom-injection-case-report.html https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/11/nazis-and-pyramids-what-s-really-going-on-in-antarctica.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1097697/Antarctica-pyramids-ancient-aliens-ufo-oldest-pyramids-earth-history-channel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96tzi https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/ice-cold-case
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review the popular Monkey Shoulder blended scotch whisky. After the whisky we talk about the strange and wild ways so many things in nature are similar to the human body and it's biology. from brains and veins in leaves and plants to how mushrooms may share the same DNA as us. We touch on how we're made of stardust and share almost all of our matter with both living and non living things, then to the Fibonacci sequence and creating artificial human tissue. Join us on another wild ride of information infused with ridiculous humor, grab a glass pour a dram. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The whisky: https://www.monkeyshoulder.com/   Where we got our info: https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/how-are-mushrooms-more-similar-to-humans-than-plants.html https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/01/28/mushrooms-fungi-disease-bees https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/nature-golden-ratio-fibonacci.html https://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/fibonacci-nature.htm https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/3d-printing-lungs-using-blue-light-hydrogel-and-yellow-dye-5  
Ep.13: SPACE STUFF!

Ep.13: SPACE STUFF!

2020-12-0101:16:27

On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review Bushmills Irish Whiskey 10 years old. After the whiskey we fly straight up through the Earth's atmosphere and out into the emptiness of outer space only to find it's not so empty after all. Super novas, neutron stars, megnetars and strange radio transmissions from light years away are getting closer to Earth. We'll talk about the Moon's origin and what a nuclear explosion here on earth can tell us about how the moon was formed, and finally mining the Moon! How close are we to mining resources for future space travel from the Moon? We're closer than you think. With some nerdy Star Wars talk and the usual roasting of each other with the same crappy joke making you've come to love.... we give you Space Stuff! Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The Whiskey:  https://bushmills.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwppSEBhCGARIsANIs4p4Pn2aXHD-PWY_hdNqmGk1Pw2CMw_elzVzD_TyNuVSF6TqeNrDMYNwaAvOiEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds   Trinitite and the Moon's origin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test) https://www.space.com/26142-moon-formation-giant-impact-theory-support.html https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/trinity-test-1945   Mining the Moon: https://www.mining-technology.com/features/moon-mining-what-would-it-take/ https://www.mining.com/mining-moon-ready-lift-off-2025/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_resources   Magnetars, neutron stars and super novas: https://www.nasa.gov/missions/deepspace/f_magnetars.html https://www.space.com/30263-paul-sutter-on-why-magnetars-are-scary.html https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/M/Magnetar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWsWcWAcK2U
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review the popular and easy to find Kirkland Signature 7 Year old bourbon. This is the Costco brand Tennessee whiskey and turns out to be pretty good, listen for the full review. After the whiskey we have another fun random facts, things and stuff episode where we find interesting individual topics and keep it light and funny. We dive into a fascinating real life treasure hunt that has been ongoing for the last 38 years. The puzzle book "The Secret" a treasure hunt by Byron Preiss was published in 1982 and held 12 poems and 12 illustrations that when deciphered correctly will lead you to a true buried treasure somewhere in North America. There are still 9 hidden boxes buried in 1982 left to find today if you're smart enough to break the code! Next we find out whether or not we have more than one moon and learn some must know facts about the big round rock we all live on (Earth). After a quick discussion about music including some fine recommendations we get into the story of the dragon, myth or real? The Dodo Bird extinction may have some answers to why humans believe such stories are myths when they are actually very real and true history. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The whiskey: Costco Kirkland Signature Premium small batch Bourbon 7 years old   Where we go our info: "The Secret, A Treasure Hunt": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_(treasure_hunt) https://www.discovery.com/shows/expedition-unknown/articles/a-beginner-s-guide-to-the-secret-treasure-hunt https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Byron-Preiss/dp/1596874015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=690hmygapeo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Preiss https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jude_Palencar click here to see the paintings/illustrations: http://thesecret.pbworks.com/w/page/86402401/Images Earth facts: https://space-facts.com/earth/ https://www.space.com/54-earth-history-composition-and-atmosphere.html#:~:text=Earth%2C%20our%20home%2C%20is%20the,planets%20in%20the%20solar%20system. Dragons: https://www.campsitephotos.com/blog/campground-reviews-adventures/proof-dragons-existed/ https://www.myolympicpark.com/park/sol-duc-legend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_beetle Music recommendations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUDbj0oeAj0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvCEWWWt7Q
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review Oola Bourbon from Oola Distillery in Seattle, Washington our neighbor city. We set sail for hilarious, disturbing, strange and interesting facts about pirates! Bizarre pirate punishments, Badass female pirates like Mary Read and Anne Bonny. Famous pirates that that actually sucked at being pirates. Where did the skull and cross bones come from? Did they pierce their ears for more than just fashion? We answer these and much more. So raise your glass to the scallywags past, toast to the wind and sea, YO HO, YO HO a pirate's life for me. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The Whiskey: https://www.ooladistillery.com/spirits   Where we got our info: http://pirateattack.co.uk/top-ten-pirate-punishments-2/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger https://www.vispronet.com/blog/famous-pirate-flags/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Jack https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anne-Bonny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny https://www.pastfactory.com/culture/avast-ye-the-greatest-pirate-traditions-and-facts/?chrome=1  
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review 3 year old Tarnished Truth high rye bourbon. After the whiskey we "dive" into the largest recorded shark attack in history: the intense story of the USS Indianapolis and the shark attacks that followed after it's sinking in 1945 along with crazy man vs. bear attacks, animal attacks and interesting shark facts. As always, we touch on these subjects with half-assed research and humor. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers.   The Whiskey: https://tarnishedtruth.com/   Where we got our info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indianapolis_(CA-35) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8epQ1RQDw https://www.history.com/news/uss-indianapolis-sinking-survivor-stories-sharks    
On this episode of The Flask At Hand podcast we review Hibiki Harmony, a delicious Japanese blended whisky from the Suntory Group. After the tasting, Lindsey lays out a time line of drug use throughout human history and we discuss some lesser known "recreational" drugs, including Salvia, Mescaline, Devil's Breath (scopolamine) and the Russian flesh eating drug Krokodil. Somewhere in there we joke and make fun of ourselves and... maybe other people too. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers! P.S. Drugs are bad The Whisky: https://whisky.suntory.com/en/na/products/hibiki/sku Where we get our info: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/309735 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum https://www.newsweek.com/what-get-high-salvia-310378 https://www.drugs.com/illicit/mescaline.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mescaline https://www.drugs.com/illicit/krokodil.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4989579/devils-breath-side-effects-scopolamine-date-rape-drug/#:~:text=What%20is%20Devil's%20Breath%3F,out%20sexual%20assaults%20and%20robberies. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/scopolamine.html  
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we go mobile and travel to the home of Kim and Tim our guests. This is a bonus special guest episode where we completely loose track of any structure and have way too much fun. We taste and kind of review Slipknot No. 9 Iowa Whiskey and Blackened American Whiskey aged in Brandy barrels which is literally blasted with Metallica music during the aging process... I know weird right? Both whiskeys are a collaboration with the Artists Slipknot and Metallica. We then talk about the music that influenced us growing up in the 90s. The laughing never stops and our guests are hilarious! Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers!       The Whiskeys: https://blackenedwhiskey.com/ https://www.slipknotwhiskey.com/
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review the very tasty Knappogue Castle 12 year old single malt Irish whiskey and tell you it's interesting history! After that we explain the difference between whiskey with an "e" and whisky without the "e" We then comically inform you of the meanings and origins of words... common ones, weird ones and dirty ones. Let the etymology begin! Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers! P.S. This episode as with most contains adult language. So if your listening near children and they get in trouble at school for swearing, it's your fault. Enjoy the show!   Whiskey: https://www.knappoguewhiskey.com/ Where we got our info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knappogue_Castle https://www.knappoguewhiskey.com/story/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_E._Andrews https://www.etymonline.com/word/toilet https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-origin-of-the-word-quarantine/ https://www.etymonline.com/word/chafe https://www.etymonline.com/word/whiskey https://www.thekitchn.com/whiskey-vs-whisky-whats-the-di-100476
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review the delicious Oak Cross by Compass Box Whiskys and talk about the different ways we've tracked the days, weeks, months and years over history and currently. What's with leap year and was Stonehenge actually an accurate calendar? Along with plenty of jokes and getting a little off topic from time to time because we think we're hilarious, this episode is sure to make you shake your head with disappointment. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. Cheers! Whiskeys: https://www.compassboxwhisky.com/   Where we got our info: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/prehistoric-calendar-revealed-stonehenge-006119 https://www.livescience.com/22427-stonehenge-facts.html https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/building-stonehenge/ https://www.history.com/ https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/the-timeline-calendars-2169718.html https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-did-the-months-of-the-year-get-their-names
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we switch it up a bit and are joined by friend Blake Feece. We play a little prank involving MD 20/20 fortified wine, then have an actual whiskey review of BSB brown sugar bourbon from Heritage Distilling Co.  (we taste the regular and the 103 proof) After that we talk about Fear and weird phobias, throw in a couple birthday shout outs and just have too much fun. This is the first of our Special Guest Bonus Episodes and we'll be doing more of these in between regular shows for some extra content. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. Cheers!   Whiskey: https://heritagedistilling.com/products/bsb?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-r71BRDuARIsAB7i_QPImeU-lpOwiZdFzfUGpfchfGPTz5hg-Yy7hDJSEKhAndSfvd-_8G8aApSNEALw_wcB
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review the very tasty Teeling Irish Whiskey then talk about everyone's favorite subjects: sex, religion and politics. Of course we don't approach these subjects as they are, we put our own fun spin on these taboo topics and bring you funny, interesting and obscure facts about each one. This one is sure to make you smile (we hope) Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thank you for listening and enjoy show. Cheers! Whiskey: https://www.teelingwhiskey.com/ Where we got our info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atenism https://study.com/academy/lesson/atenism-history-revolution-decline.html https://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/politicians-and-alcohol-trivia-fun-facts-on-politics-alcohol/ https://www.kickassfacts.com/30-kickass-and-interesting-facts-about-alcohol/ https://boredomtherapy.com/filthy-historical-facts/ https://www.kinkly.com/2/542/sex-tips/whats-hot/110-interesting-weird-and-surprising-sex-facts  
Ep.5: The Dream Episode

Ep.5: The Dream Episode

2020-04-1801:21:26

On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we review the 21 year old High Wheeler from the New Zealand Whiskey Collection, Lagavulin 16 year old and do a deep dive into the science.... and the not so science of dreams. Recurring dreams, Lucid dreams, dream telepathy and more. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thank you for listening and enjoy the show. Cheers!   Whiskey: https://www.malts.com/en-us/distilleries/lagavulin/ https://www.thenzwhisky.com/project/high-wheeler/   Where we got our info: https://dreamstudies.org/galantamine-review-lucid-dreaming-pill/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream https://11points.com/35-common-recurring-dreams-terrible-interpretations-meanings/ https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/dream8.htm https://www.grammarly.com/blog/recur-reoccur/ https://www.theclever.com/15-famous-ideas-that-were-invented-in-dreams/ http://som.org/libraryarchives/dreams/ https://www.insightstate.com/
On this episode of The Flask At Hand we have two very tasty whiskeys to review. Caol Ila 12 year old single malt (Islay scotch) and Woodinville bourbon, a local favorite of ours. After the whiskey we tell you about an ancient Roman tax on Urine, the Easter Bunny origin story and we'll finish up with the untimely death of a legend, Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. Sip, listen, learn, and laugh with us. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. cheers!   Pantera song clip: "Floods" from The Great Southern Trendkill album   Whiskeys: https://www.malts.com/en-row/our-whisky-collection/caol-ila/ https://www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com/products/straight-bourbon-whiskey/   Where we got our info: https://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/05/did-you-know-the-romans-created-a-tax-on-urine/110998 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecunia_non_olet https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter https://loudwire.com/dimebag-darrell-slain-onstage-anniversary/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/dimebag-darrell-murdered/
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