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The Flask At Hand Podcast

Welcome to The Flask At Hand, the podcast that starts with whiskey and ends with knowledge. Listen as your hilarious hosts take you on a fantastically unprofessional whiskey tasting and reviewing journey 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, pus[h play, sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Enjoy the show! cheers.


Ep.30: Crab Whiskey? Strange And Funny News Stories.
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we welcome back Blake Feece who is joining us in the studio before he heads out on deployment. He brings with him a special whisk(e)y, Heritage Distilling's "Christmas In July" special release. We keep it light and have some fun with some funny and or strange news stories that include whiskey made from crabs, insects named after a pop music star, the Goonies ship wreck found! And dogs sneaking into random people's homes. Enjoy this episode with all the goofball banter and all the laughing. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us! Thanks for listening. Cheers. The Whiskey: Where we got our info:
65:52 08/28/2022
Ep 29: Strange, Mysterious and Funny Deaths
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we begin by tasting and reviewing George Remus bourbon and are pleasantly surprised by what we experience. After the whiskey we dive into strange, mysterious and funny deaths. from the dancing plagues in Europe to some real life final destination type deaths. We bring a little light to a dark subject and hope to not only give you awesome interesting information from history but make you die laughing too. As always, thank you for your support dear listeners and enjoy the show. Cheers! The Whiskey: The American Whiskey Glass: Where We Got Our Info: Sponsors:  
51:28 06/05/2022
Mini Episode: How To Read Whiskey Labels Without Embarrassing Yourself
Join us for this mini episode of The Flask At hand Podcast where I, Jake tell you how to read and understand the many different whisk(e)y bottle labels. If you're new to the whiskey world and needing a crash course on the whats and whys then give this episode a listen! This short guide will surely help you choose your next favorite bottle. Cheers friends and thanks for listening!  
12:48 05/28/2022
Ep 28: The Mysterious Origin Of The Fortune Cookie, Seattle: A Buried City and Beasts, Phenoms and Lore from the great Pacific North west
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we once again return to our random facts, things and stuffs episode platform. Our whiskey tonight is Benjamin's Bourbon from local distillery Valley Shine in Mount Vernon, WA just a few miles down the road from us! The glasses we're pouring this tasty bourbon in come from another local company called Whiskey Whisdom and the verdict on their American Whiskey Glass is.... it's the best thing since sliced bread. We are literally retiring our glen Cairn glasses. Go to to get your American whiskey Glasses and start really enjoying your whisk[e]y.  After the whiskey we jump straight into some very interesting topics. We'll travel to 13th century China to try and find out who, what, where and when gave us the virtually tasteless yet fun cookie, the fortune cookie. Could it have really been invented in America? Next we travel beck to our home State and find out what lies beneath the streets of Seattle... Turns out, it's still Seattle just an older version that was buried and rebuilt upon thanks to the great Seattle fire of 1889. You can still tour the underground ruins of the forgotten city. Finally, the fantastic beasts, phenomenon and Lore surrounding the Pacific North West. From the Native American Thunder Bird, jellyfish rain to a bottomless pit of paranormal activity you'll be sure to want to stick around for the whole show. As always, Thank you dear listeners for all of your support. Enjoy the show. CHEERS!       The Whiskey: The American Whiskey Glass   Where We Got Our Info:,out%20free%20on%20the%20streets. Take The Tour:
68:07 04/23/2022
BONUS EPISODE: Yes, it was Tinder
How did hosts Aaron, Lindsey and Jake meet? Our guest and friend Laura inquires on this question. From best friends to Bumble adventures. Enjoy this hilarious Bonus episode!
15:38 04/09/2022
Ep 27: The Uncanny Valley & Neurons VS Neurites Can Your Heart Store Memories?
Tonight on The Flask At Hand Podcast we welcome friends Chance and Laura to the show as we we discuss the Uncanny Valley and the science of being creeped out by near human objects and then move into neurites or heart neurons. Yes, that's right, the heart contains neurons that can possibly hold memories as studies show from heart transplant receivers. Some people who have undergone a heart transplant surgery often have memories or dreams they cannot explain, even sometimes food cravings associated with the heart donors lives. Even remembering the last visions of a murdered child from which the heart was donated. The whiskey this F-RYE-day night is Rossville rye whiskey and will be our main tasting and review although more whiskies may come up along the way. As usual, sit back and relax. enjoy this episode as you sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. A big thank you to all who listen! CHEERS!  The Whiskey: Where we got our info:,according%20to%20cellular%20memory%20theory.
59:54 04/09/2022
BONUS EPISODE: Mezcal Madness! with Ben Reece from ANW Distributors
On this BONUS EPISODE of The Flask At Hand Podcast we get a little crazy and leave whisk(e)y behind for the evening. Tonight we have a very special guest Ben Reece from American Northwest Distributors and he has brought with him some very special Mezcal, 8 varieties to be exact. From small batch producer Mal De Amor in Oaxaca, Mexico we taste and review some of their best Mezcal as Ben tells us all about the clear spirit from history to production. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode! sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers!! Check out the links below and go visit Fred the Bearded Dragon on Instagram!    
46:58 03/20/2022
Ep 26: Serial Killers For Science, Animals On Trial and Re-animating the Woolly Mammoth
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we taste and review one of our all time favorite bourbons distilled right here in beautiful Bellingham Washington by Chuckanut Bay Distillery. This local distillery creates some amazing whiskey and other spirits as well. After the whiskey we bring back the ancient ways and give you the random, amazing, awesome and interesting facts format. Tonight we tell you the sinister story of Burke and Hare. In the 1800s in Scotland when body snatchers ran rampant these two profited from the bodies of the recently dead.... and the recently murdered. Their story is one of intrigue and menace, a dark look into real medical history. Next, Animals on trial! yes you read that right. There was a time when people tried animals in a court of law. This weird and creepy practice will surely make you question the sanity of the human race. Finally make sure you stick around for the best part of the show. Re-animation. Scientists are currently in the works to bring back the mighty Woolly Mammoth. That's right, a real life Jurassic Park is literally 15 million dollars and 4 years away. Using a gene editing technology called CRISPR we'll tell you how they plan to bring back a real dinosaur. Now, all you have to do is pop your cork, pour a glass and enjoy the show. Cheers! Thanks for listening, we couldn't do it without you!                               The Whiskey:                                      Where we got our info:               ,a%20long%2Ddead%20wild%20animal.&text=This%20new%20clone%20is%20a,and%20has%20no%20living%20descendants.            
70:02 02/07/2022
The Lost Episode: Baby It's Cult Outside
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we attempt to re-record a long lost episode from this time last year that was completely erased at the time of recording due to a computer program crash. So, with special guests Alex and Lacey we successfully create this awesome episode about the infamous warren Jeffs and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Latter day Saints. This off shoot "religion" from the general Mormon belief is shrouded in polygamy, money, rape, deceit and human atrocity. Through all of the wonderful information brought to us by Lacey humor still abounds as we also de-rail a few times and argue about video games and more. Join us on the informative yet hilarious rollercoaster ride of a show. Sip, listen and laugh with us. As always, thanks for listening and enjoy the show. Cheers!  
84:49 12/18/2021
Ep 24: Sooner or LIDAR - Uncovering Ancient Cities
Tonight on the show we tell you about a very special technology called Lidar. Using this sensing tech archaeologists are revealing ancient cities, roads, pyramids and civilizations that are rewriting history books and giving us an insight into how big these ancient populations actually were. From outer space to the jungles of Peru join us on this journey into the world of LIDAR and the amazing discoveries it has allowed modern humans to find.    
59:02 11/22/2021
Ep 23: Halloween Special - Phantoms
Welcome to the Halloween Special! On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we bring you phantoms! Not just the ghostly ones but phantom vision where even the blind see ghosts, phantom pain where people with severed limbs that are no longer there feel pain in them or just feel them like they're still there even though they are not. Also, the phantom leaf effect using coronal discharge also known as Kirlian photography which can capture an image of a whole leaf even after its ben cut in half and a portion removed, this and much more on this cold Halloween night. Our whiskey tonight is Doc Swinson's Alter Ego, a bourbon matured in sherry and cognac barrels. A very tasty addition to our and your cabinet or shelf. As always, thanks for listening and enjoy the show! Cheers!   The Whiskey: "This Is Halloween" remix by: Keiron Raven Song Clip: "Change" by the Deftones   Where We Got Our Info:,things%20or%20any%20other%20sensations.,pain%20in%20the%20phantom%20limb.
66:57 10/29/2021
Halloween Teaser
A little glimpse into our Halloween episode where we will tell you all about phantoms, phantom limbs, phantom pain and more. Listen in on Halloween night and don't miss this spooky episode. Thanks for listening! go to our website to see more
03:34 10/22/2021
Ep 22: The Quietest Place On Earth
On this episode of The Flask At Hand Podcast we deep dive into the quietest places on earth. What can these places do to the physical body, what can they do to your psyche? Can sound kill you? Can silence drive you mad? Tonight we answer these questions and much more. Our whisky tonight is Scotston 12 year old highland single malt scotch from the birth place of Alexander Murray. With special guest Aaron from AMH Custom Craft we reveal the winner of our raffle and just have a blast talking about this truly mind bending topic. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers! The Whisky: Scotston 12 year old Highland scotch whisky Where we got our info:,Olympic%20National%20Park%20Is%20Home%20to%20the%20Quietest%20Spot%20in,one%20square%20inch%20of%20silence.%22&text=The%20Hoh%20River%20valley%20in,a%20strange%20and%20beautiful%20place.
56:01 10/16/2021
Ep 21: Clothing Optional
On this episode of the Flask At Hand Podcast... coffee infused bourbon! Stillhouse Distillery's Black Bourbon is a surprisingly delicious addition to the whiskey cabinet. After the whiskey review we head straight into our topic. Tonight we give you clothes, or lack there of. Starting off with the first nude pic ever sent in history, followed by a 120,000 year old clothing factory recently discovered  in Morocco, did they dress to impress? That's not all because we'll also tell you all about the clothes that kill, yes fashion trends that murdered those who adorned them.  What your clothes say about you and what your aura color? Find out tonight! Enjoy the show. Sip, listen, learn and laugh with us. Thanks for listening. Cheers!   The Whiskey: Where We Got Our Info:
88:22 10/04/2021
Ep.20: The Bowie Knife, Outlaw Country and The Modern Day Robin Hood
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: Where we got our info: Jim Bowie song  
75:51 08/24/2021
Ep.19: Last Minute Decisions That Changed History
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! 
68:59 08/12/2021
Ep.18: Blanton's bourbon and Bob Lazar: Conspiracy Theorist or Secret Alien Technology Whistle Blower?
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: Where We Got Our Info:  
88:57 07/08/2021
Ep.17: Diamonds, Breakfast, White Jesus and other lies
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: Where We Got Our Info: White Jesus Audio clip:  
108:42 04/21/2021
Ep.16: VIKINGS! Oh.... and scotch, lovely, tasty, delicious scotch.
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:   Where we got our info: A Voyage Long And Strange: On The Trail Of Vikings, Conquistadors, Colonists and Other Adventures In Early America by Tony Horwitz  
73:41 03/12/2021
BONUS EPISODE: Karl Jung personality test!
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!!
28:25 02/27/2021
Ep.15: Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, Time dilation, Psychedelic injection, Antarctic Pyramids and 5000 year old tattoos.
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: Where we got our info:
60:23 02/26/2021
Ep.14: Of Mushrooms And Men- The Eerie Similarities Between Nature and Human Anatomy
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:   Where we got our info:  
72:51 01/14/2021
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:   Trinitite and the Moon's origin:   Mining the Moon:   Magnetars, neutron stars and super novas:
76:27 12/01/2020
Ep.12: "The Secret, A Treasure Hunt", did dragons exist?... and how many moons do we have?! Also, Kirkland 7 year old bourbon review.
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": click here to see the paintings/illustrations: Earth facts:,planets%20in%20the%20solar%20system. Dragons: Music recommendations:
76:49 10/27/2020
Ep.11: Oola Bourbon and PIRATES!! All the sexy pirate facts you wish you knew.
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:   Where we got our info:  
79:14 09/30/2020
Ep.10: Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon, The USS Indianapolis shark attack, crazy animal attacks and shark facts
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:   Where we got our info:    
96:30 09/09/2020
Ep.9: Hibiki Harmony Japanese whisky, lesser known "recreational" drugs and why you shouldn't try them
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: Where we get our info:'s%20Breath%3F,out%20sexual%20assaults%20and%20robberies.  
75:54 08/04/2020
Special Guest BONUS EPISODE: "It doesn't taste like hand sanitizer" with Kim and Tim
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:
86:25 07/07/2020
Ep.8: Knappogue Castle 12yr Irish Whiskey, the Etymology of swear words and Whiskey vs. Whisky
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: Where we got our info:
79:54 06/02/2020
Ep.7: Compass Box Oak Cross, Ancient Calendars, Stonehenge and What Year Is It Exactly?
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:   Where we got our info:
71:10 05/19/2020