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Bottoms Up #18 – Ancient Age

It’s a blast from the past for Bourbon Day today. In honor of the invention of bourbon by Elijah Craig in 1789 we present you with a review of our favorite “everyday” bourbon, Ancient Age 10 Star. This more modest bottle out of the Buffalo Trace distillery is a lovely, rye-heavy, bourbon that is...

Bottoms Up #17 – 1800 Reposado Tequila

Many people who drink shy away from tequila having sampled rougher versions of this fine beverage in their youth. Join Ginny Tonic and Charlie as they demystify the aging process a bit and share some pointers on how to find the good stuff. Along the way they share a great summer cocktail and sample a very...

Bottoms Up #16 – Beers of Memphis

While Ginny Tonic and Charlie were down in Memphis, they took time out to look for local craft beers and learned just how great they have it in Cincinnati. That said, they came back with two local favorites, Lazy Magnolia Brewing’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale and Ghost River Brewing’s Golden...

Bottoms Up #15 – Elmer T. Lee Bourbon

This week on Bottoms Up we take a closer look at a single barrel bourbon named after a living legend. Elmer T. Lee. Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this 90 proof bourbon put out by the Buffalo Trace Distillery is a balanced, rich bourbon good for sipping or in a cocktail. And use it in a...

Bottoms Up #14 – MadTree Brewing

A local brewery that makes some great beer is one thing. A local brewery that makes some great beer AND has a taproom that feels like an extension of your backyard, where you can hang out, play corn hole, and get some great food from the food truck parked outside is another. MadTree Brewing has been selling...

Bottoms Up #13 – St. Germain

This week Ginny and Charlie combine the domestic and the foreign to make a summer cocktail that is sure to please. First we taste and discuss St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that also happens to be one of the most beautiful and romantic bottles we’ve seen. And on top of all that, it tastes great...

Bottoms Up #12 – Chipotle’s New Margarita

Ginny Tonic received an invite she couldn’t turn down. Chipotle Mexican Grill (a regular favorite stop for both she and Charlie when grabbing food on the quick) invited her to a private tasting as the company reached out to the media inviting them to try their new hand-crafted margaritas made with...

Bottoms Up #11 – The Sazerac

Ginny Tonic and Charlie are off on a traveling adventure as they visit the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2). For this week episode we present our first ever flashback Bottoms Up episode. After a brief into by this podcasting duo, we jump back to Episode #8 of the Charlie Tonic Hour and share...

Bottoms Up #10 – Custom Cocktails with Homemade Syrups

With the warmth of spring finally being felt in Cincinnati, Ginny Tonic and Charlie are in the mood for some fresh and fruity drinks. What better way to do this than with some homemade syrup using fresh ingredients? Making your own syrups at home is easy and it is a great way to personalize your cocktails...

Bottoms Up #9 – Stoli Hot Vodka

Ginny and Charlie get hot this week. Stoli makes some very good flavored vodkas but their jalapeno vodka is really unique. While other vodkas seem to be in an arms race to see who can convert junk food into drinkable form the fastest, Stoli went the other direction by creating the only pepper vodka with...

Bottoms Up #8 – The Seeker Wines

The spirit of exploration and discovery calls to many of us who love libations. The thrill of discovering a new flavor, method, or winery is rivaled only by the pleasure in recommending your new treasure to friends. Seeker Wine brand seems to understand this experience and tries to communicate this...

Bottoms Up #7 – Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whiskey

Charlie and Ginny were separated by several states this week but that didn’t stop them from bringing you a new episode. Like a true boozehound, Ginny is able to track down quality whiskey in the most unlikely locations. In between taffy shops, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and airbrush t-shirt...

Bottoms Up #6 – Martini Madness

This week, Ginny Tonic and Charlie dodge the basketball action and instead offer you Slate Magazine’s Official Martini Madness Bracket where 64 different versions of the classic martini go head-to-head in a winner takes all the olives (or none of the olives as the case may be) tournament. For the...

Bottoms Up #5 – Domaine De Canton

Ginny Tonic loves her ginger. Charlie, not so much. What happens when these two mix it up trying Domaine De Canton, a French ginger liqueur? Can Ginny win Charlie over with her mixology? She tries and succeeds with two classic coctails and one of her own creation on this week’s episode. Join us,...

Bottoms Up #4 – West Sixth

What if there were a taproom and beer garden where the beer list is never the same but is always local to the city in which it lives? What if there were a brewery that measured its success not only by making great craft beer but also by how it helps their community? What if there was a brewery that strived...
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