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Bottoms Up #41 – Big House Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This week on Bottoms Up we’re visiting the Big House. Well, Big House Straight Bourbon Whiskey (6 year) which came well recommended from “Pops” over at Bourbon & Banter. What a wonderful, affordable bourbon we’re excited to share with you. The bottle we’re sampling was a...

Bottoms Up #40 – Apothic Dark

Blackberries, blueberries and chocolate in a, thick, dark and broodingly good wine? That’s what we’re drinking this week here on Bottom’s Up. Join us as we sample the increasingly hard to find limited release Apothic Dark. A red the was as unexpected as it was good! — Run Time: 10...

Bottoms Up #39 – La Trappe Quadrupel

This week, we pour a drink from episode #81 of the Charlie Tonic Hour as we share the moment that Charlie first tried what has become one of his favorite beers. Hear about the monks, the Trappist history, the tasting and a bottle of beer that is both approachable and satisfying. — Run Time: 8 Minutes,...

Bottoms Up #38 – Mulled Wine

This week, live from trick or treating on the front porch, Ginny Tonic and Charlie discuss the many benefits of mulled wine as a seasonal drink and personal tradition. They share the latest batch, discuss different mixing options and theorize why they enjoy it so much. In the mood for a warm drink on a cold...

Bottoms Up #37 – Rivertown’s Triumvirate & Ojos Negros

A beer made with tonic and aged in a gin barrel? A wild fermented sour that uses 140 pounds of blackberries? These describe the two of the specialty beers out of Rivertown Brewing Company that Ginny and Charlie are trying this week. Join them as they explore Triumvirate and Ojos Negros, two sour beers that...

Bottoms Up #36 – Hop Ottin’ IPA

Charlie has found a beer he loves and Ginny Tonic agrees with his celebration! What is this lovely brew? None other than Hop Ottin’ IPA by the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Steeped in regional tradition, environmental consciousness and amazing taste, this is a beer we’re looking forward to...

Bottoms Up #35 – The Great Pumpkin Challenge

Tis the season for pumpkin flavored everything luckily for us, that includes beer. This week Ginny and Charlie sample five different pumpkin beers, Rivertown Brewing’s Pumpkin Ale, Madtree Brewing’s PumpCan, KBC’s Pumpkin Ale, Dogfish Head’s Pumkin, and Shipyard’s Smashed Pumpkin. The colors, tastes, tastes...

Bottoms Up #34 – Cleveland Bourbon Whiskey

Ginny Tonic came to this episode skeptical and left with a firm opinion about this rapid-aged bourbon. The company is trying to be radically different and we put them to the test this week. Just to be fair, Charlie submitted himself to a blind taste test between this new product and Knob Creek. Find out...

Bottoms Up #33 – Snow White

It’s a classic Charlie Tonic Bottoms Up this week as we flash back to Ginny Tonic’s very FIRST cocktail creation. It involved marshmallow vodka and we dubbed it the snow white. Join us for your short shot of alcohol to kick off your weekend and get all the details! — Run Time: 7 Minutes, 2...

Bottoms Up #32 – Beers of Alltech

It’s a classic Charlie Tonic Bottoms Up this week as we flash back to the start of 2013 and our afternoon sampling beer in the private tap room located in the heart of the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. in Lexington, KY. This the home of the wonderful Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Join us...

Bottoms Up #31 – Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey is a classic American whiskey that is making a big comeback lately. Ginny and Charlie talk about this trend and why it is making a comeback. Then they taste one of the leading brands of rye, Bulleit Rye Whiskey and use it to make an outstanding manhattan. — Run Time: 13 Minutes, 17 Seconds...

Bottoms Up #30 – BJ’s Brewhouse

This week on Bottoms Up, Ginny and Charlie learn that BJ’s and beer are a great combination. A visit to BJ’s Brewhouse brings us some tasty beer and a discussion on how this national chain is trying to keep their brew-pub roots alive while fitting into Cincinnati’s beer scene. — Run...

Bottoms Up #29 – Bachelorette Parties

Sometimes girls just want to have fun and drink some sugary cocktails. This week Ginny makes two shots and a cocktail using Buttershots, Bailey’s and Kahlua in preparation for an upcoming bachelorette party. With sexy names and a sweet taste, these drinks will go down well with your whole hen party....

Bottoms Up #28 – Blind Gin Taste Test

Ginny Tonic and Charlie return! For this week’s Bottoms Up we flash back to episode #49 of the Charlie Tonic Hour for a classic episode as Charlie dons a blindfold and takes on a four martini challenge to determine his gin of choice. Where else are you going to see that kind of entertainment? Answer…...

Bottoms Up #27 – Classic Flips and Fizzes

Egg whites are a common ingredient in many classic cocktails but can be intimidating for the casual home mixologist. This week Ginny and Charlie make two classic egg white cocktails, The Ramos Gin Fizz and the Bourbon Flip, and help you realize why you shouldn’t fear the egg. With a little basic safety...
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