Podcast Episodes

  • Ep1. Half a Muppet Follows Drunken Tails

    In our inaugural episode Joe introduces the rules before Ralph and Nathy get stuck into the whisky. This dram evokes a merry piper calling in the fish wives for Ralph, while Nathy finds sole of a maiden's foot and a touch of horse hoof on the nose. The episode title is a cryptic crossword clue for the name of the whisky....

  • Ep2. Say Hi With Country Papa Before Noahs Vessel

    The action hots up in Episode 2 of The Whisky Tasting Game as this dram inspires Nathy to conjure the image of brawny red-headed farm hands striding across the fields, while Ralph visualises a Viking perfumed with heather and burnt porridge. The episode title is a cryptic crossword clue describing this episode's whisky.

  • Ep3. Hoddle’s Loud Cock It Sounds Like

    Nathy attempts to claw back Ralph's two point lead by invoking a babbling brook, salmon scale, and a hint of lighter fluid. Ralph say's this one is a geography teacher. What are Ralph and Nathy drinking in this episode? Episode title is a cryptic crossword clue to what this dram is.

  • Ep4. Communist Rubber Rambler

    Although it has a long finish, this dram has a 'cheap start' according to Nathy.... alongside there's honey, marzipan, and star anise. The whisky evokes imagery including an octogenarian's sporran after his 7th daughter's wedding and three old men in a Middlesborough graveyard. Can either of the lads figure out what this one is.. who (or what) is the Communist Rubber Rambler?

  • Ep5. Trio of Distilled Bellends

    This week in The Whisky Tasting Game... It's as elusive as an offshore wind farm in the murk and evokes memories of baking with mother. After the lads were shocked with their first blended whisky last week, what will this week bring? It's actually a continuation of the same recording session and I introduced two bonus whiskies.... so apologies if we sound a bit tipsy by the end of it. As with all the episodes, the title is a cryptic crossword clue giving you an idea of what we might be tasting this week. Ralph's idea for the title was "Alarm at strange way thyme stock and ace volunteer force are blended", while Nathy suggested "Supermarket Jingle, mid range bike & Australian City".... can you crack the code and figure out what we're tasting?

  • Ep6. Mature Liquid Ecstasy Swallowed in Southwest London

    In this week's episode of The Whisky Tasting Game the life and works of David Hayman are discussed in and amongst the tasting of this week's dram... but who or what has been swallowed in Southwest London?

    Cacao nibs, coconuts, pickled walnuts, and crusty dried tomatoes.... is this one from the seaside?

    There's a lady of means and she's confronted with a sleepy Phil Daniels. Nathy pens his most acclaimed poem yet: "As I stare at this glass ...."

  • Ep7. Globe Stunted by Coal Extraction from Venice

    This week in The Whisky Tasting Game... We find out what the most expensive Whisky in the world is, learn how to spell "Betjeman", Nathy demonstrates how to get 5 points for poetry, and you'll discover what whisky's cryptic crossword clue is 'Globe Stunted by Coal Extraction from Venice.

    A tickle of peat, some oatyness, plums, brioche, a woody overtone and a dry finish... we try to decide whether this dram is for drinking in a Bothy or a fancy Edinburgh flat and Ralph tests out his theory that Glenfiddich is a flavour enabler of other whiskies.

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  • Ep8. Swot Revised During Illness

    This week in The Whisky Tasting Game... 'Eyeballing' gets turned into a musical interlude, Ralph sees puppy dog eyes in this whisky as he gets smothered in honey while snorting toffee, while Nathy evokes the memory of salty stickiness on a trip to Leith. 

    This week's dram is all about fresh fruit, apricot, maybe a bit of cream, spice, banoffee. This friendly is a 'welcome you in and sit you in front of a fire' kind of a whisky.

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  • Ep9. Pedestrian in Credit Chasing Cash

    The Return of The Whisky Tasting Game after an unplanned break mid-season break to accommodate house moves, baby arrivals, and the end of the summer.

    The dram we taste in this episode is subjected to the sweaty palm test, and Nathy's verse "Whisky my Bouba" sees the poetry stakes reach new heights. Meanwhile Ralph reveals his homemade Islay blend and the political allegiances of the whisky-drinking public are revealed.

    Expect winter spice, white pepper, a bit of a fruit and a slight whiff of smoke.

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  • Ep10. Star-like Performance Playing Keys

    In this week's Whisky Tasting Game Ralph's lost his sense of smell leaving an 'open goal'. Nathy strikes and detects, amongst other things, a sweaty palm.

    Spicy wood, opal fruits, singed heather on the glorious 12th. "Bang, bang" go the grouse shooters, as they celebrate a wedding anniverssary. 

    "Are we picking up a bit of bagpipe in this?"

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