The Cartel Hour
The Cartel Hour
Mar 25, 2020
Cartel Hour by Cask Cartel 11: Going in Blind - Blind Whiskey Reviews with Jon Boyer
Play • 1 hr 11 min

On this episode we are going in blind! Normally we discuss spirits with the bottles in front of us and as much information as we can gather about what we are drinking. There are some out there that take a different approach, wanting to know as close to as little as possible about a spirit so they can judge it as objectively as possible. Enter Jon Boyer. Jon is the host of Blind Whiskey Reviews on YouTube, and he joined us on the show to put our blind skills to the test. 6 different spirits in pairs, a throughline in each pair. We tried to guess as much as we could about each spirit, including what it was, where it is from, the proof, the price point, the finish, and of course, what our scores were for each. What follows is not only a fun and insightful conversation, but also a fantastic experiment that revealed times where we completely nailed it and times where we were stumped. You will also learn how Jon conducts his blind reviews and how you can replicate that at home.


Be sure to hop on YouTube and check out Jon’s channel at Blind Whiskey Reviews when you’re done with the podcast, click here:


Click on any of the following links to purchase the spirits. Spoilers for those that want to be surprised! Here is a full list of what we drank:


Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye


Crown Royal 13 Year Blender’s Mash


Knob Creek 12 Year Straight Bourbon - Blue Label


George Dickel Bottled in Bond


Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength Irish Whisky


Aberlour A'Bunadh Single Malt Scotch

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And speaking of those live tastings, for those living in or visiting the Los Angeles area that truly are intrigued, if you’re interested in drinking along with us, we would love to have you to come enjoy and evening at the Infusery to drink through a carefully selected assortment of spirits. We offer custom flights and have a robust library of over 700+ spirits to choose from. And you get to drink with Seth and I, pick our brains, learn a ton, and generally have a blast. Visit for more information.


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Thank you everyone for listening and remember to drink responsibly, and in good company.

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