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Pops McCann Whiskey Tasting

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Whiskey Tasting - Pops McCann Whiskey

It just went on as soon as I turned it off. From good afternoon and welcome to a very special edition of the sand a booed first podcast. It's all you folks out there where you're coming to? You live from beautiful downtown will the Grove, from the cracked Bell Production Studios, and we have a special show today. As always, we're sponsored by insure Phillycom but the guide that's been on this the whole time, keeping its fueled, powered by POPs, Jason Fig is in the studio with us this afternoon. Jason, how's Ere being going, buddy? Great, thank you. I brought my cousin with me to today. We'll do what'll go around the table doing good though. Thanks for having me. I appreciate it being here. It's always wonderful to be here and it's the first podcast to unleash two new whiskeys. We have here some new flavors loving forward to give it him a taste. So it was in the studio. Right now. Those watching on facebook, Jay, you're the man of the hour. So it's you and there's beautiful bottles behind you. All right on facebook. Anybody wants to check us out on facebook in a room, though I got to my right Andrews up. So's to his right. The elder statesman, always looking at his phone and giggling about something while we're on the air's gone digging what you just your little fans are back and forth to Ada and sure it's it takes a lot to pull it out of that. It does pull teeth. I we also have another special guest in the studio. It was today Mike Fritz, Jason's cousin to Deek's dismay. Another judy out a guy, another north Catholic Guy, North Guy, another dwarf. It is over there in the corner, sweat until yeah, Yep, I appreciate southwest Philly. I mean I always my Buddy Phil Bonner and deek. They got the southwest Philly Hustle. You know, Damn right, solid the earth. We are exact solid the earth and producing behind a glass. We got Bob. It's going on, Bob? Yeah, what's going on, guys? How's everyone doing? Right good, they can't hear on on facebook. I got two people saying they can't hear anything. How about now? We got you on Facebook, Joe White. Yeah, he says no volume. Tim Murray also said she couldn't hear. Yeah, there we go. Yeah, all right, sorry. So here we are. Let's get back into it, because it was three long years ago and I think this year itself felt like three long years. But the first time we were introduced to Jason and POPs, right, it was three years ago in the original original studio, when you came in with you. We can three years while it yeah, this year two thousand and twenty one. It would have been two thousand and eighteen. It would be three years probably, and the march, early April, three years ago, aprilish a roll sounds about run. I think it was made two thousand and eighteen. You came in towards the end of the summer. Wasn't for our summer, I think was when you came into the studio the first time. Okay, so three years and that the summer coming. Yeah, yeah, so two and a half. So we came in. That was a trailer when we were in the trail. Yeah, back in West Deptford, New Jersey, Rub the little there. Yeah, yeah, that was the original studio, like Cyril Killer Lane over there. Yes, a perfect place to hide a body. And I'm going into a garage. What's going on if you need it to. You know, got a couple barrels there. They might work for bodies to definitely, they say pig farms. So yeah, it was it was about three years ago that we got introduced to pops. Yeah, yeah, we can act it, I think. You know, you've reached out and you know, interested me to all the great people of Standing boot first and the whole the whole crew, the whole seebe live people, and I mean it's just amazing, amazing ride. It's very crazy. The obstacles have been amazing, you know, the celebrations have been amazing and last year has been just, you know, it's some precedent. You know, crazy times that we're living in it. You know, you never thought we would live in this stuff, but it's that was one of those years. So let's hope for two thousand and twenty one, is is a bigger years. So I finally wanted to launch, you know, ferociously for so long, you know, but finally I just I deleted a few more days to get into two thousand and twenty one because I just said the heck with two thousand and twenty and launch it yesterday. And the ancestors got the first taste yesterday. So now I'm able to give out, you know, everybody's everybody a taste, you know, for now on. Started yesterday and started delivering yesterday, which is POPs mecan. The new for whiskeys are direct delivery and just contact me and started giving out taste. Had Unload the truck yesterday, which was a lot of fun. My Body store today at my forty year old old age. And Yeah, so, I mean we're here. You know,...

...it's so, it's better. It's better. Right, let's just say that. You know. Yeah, sometimes they see that. Everybody sees the iceberg, you know, but they don't see that huge iceberg underneath the order, hard work, the craziness to meet, you know, punch my cabinets and something's not going right or so many different things I can't even begin to say. But that's in the past and that's the that's the stuff that you don't talk about because it doesn't help you going forward. Anyway, you'll learn and you know, we had some successes, some triumphs, a lot of celebrations. So many people love the whiskey and once you once you realize with how the first one was about and explained that a lot on my first live with the new whiskey's yesterday at the cemetery. Once I explain more about how that one was and came about, people get that even more. And that was the introductions for everybody to intro themselves into Whiskey, whether they drink whiskey or they don't like whiskey or never really got into whiskey, because is the whiskey that they had wasn't the whiskey that they need to taste first. Yeah, you can't go from a hundred proof crazy whiskey pump your chest at a bar. It's taste like smoking meat and need somebody wants to be a jerk and they know they can handle that whiskey. But somebody wants to be a jerk and get ten shots of something crazy, that's a hundred proof, that's that's really to the wall whiskey, and give it to everybody and then everybody's, you know, hugging the porcelain. Yeah, you know, all night and the next morning and then you're saying never drinking again. Yeah, I hate whiskey, never hurking whiskey again. I created the first one very ambitiously and going against the grain against what the whisky world is today on purpose, and that's just the way I am. I'm a maverick, I'm a rebel. I'm going to continue being that way and but I'm going to prove and fight and be passionate about what I want to fight for and be the best that I could be. You know, that's what it's about and we've been saying it and, like I said, it's been it's been a few years. Just you travel, what your shoecases, going through two doors, going to fundraisers, just getting a name out there, like you're a one man show. You're out there killing it and you're doing it for your brand. I know the brand itself has a lot of meaning to you and the ancestors and maybe for those folks who you know, they hear us talk about pops all the time. They see he's drink it all the time, but maybe not everybody knows the full story. Maybe give a little bit more on eat like even the labels and POPs. And Yeah, just I was explaining to yesterday, there's there's so much symbolism, you know, in these labels, and you know, I'll go with the first one. That right here just you know, have it out there. There's just so much symbolism. You know, in the first label that everything I do is symbolic. You know, when I put on my shoes, it's symbolic. It's walking down the street, walking in a cemetery, you know, picking up extra flags that are maybe falling on the ground on any anybody's ancestors graves and, you know, and remembering and respecting our past. You know, so you can actually breathe in the present and then you can actually move forward and you're walking legs to go forward in the future and also teaching the next generations how they actually they can be. They believe in the ancestral lineage, they believe in their ancestors and why they're alive. And if we teach our kids and the next generations how that is and the craziness of our ancest is and how they came about and everything came about in your life came about so many different things. I mean it's just it can only be incredible for every person that learns it, you know, and so I started to I was actually fired from my job and I was a national sales manager at a local liquor company and I believed in some things and fought for some things and fought the right way and I like to sleep at night. So I opened my mouth sometimes and you'll learn. You know, you can't battle a millionaire and until you're what I guess, getting there, baby steps to hell be that's fully I'll be there. I don't have no, no, no objections to that. But I learned and I wanted to start my company. I wanted to do a history styled product. I wanted to do something that, you know, remembers the ancestors. I wanted to do something that, you know, for for us. You know, I'm sure it's like deek with southwest Philly. You know the nostalgia of the old neighborhood, Walking Down Hound Street or Upholland Street, all the friends that you grew up with, all the all their parents, all their grandparents, all their older generations that lived on the block, that's went in the streets, that sat on the porches, that had those you know, those cloth Awnings, you know that you pull down a row sitting out there at the transistor radios listen to the Phillies game exactly. And there was so many the older people my block and we had a blue awning to drop down and you know we had my grandmother's butterfly chairs out front and you know, go around the corner to see Miss Fitzi, who's to Babysit me, and you know, break light bulbs and she let me curse in her...

...house. She let me smoke her late husband's tobacco pipe like when I was like twelve and it. But she had all this nostalgia in or House and I would she used to listen to Lawrence welk and we play Gin rummy. We look out the kitchen window and you'd look be looking into the forty hundred clarridge driveway, which shared a block with K street, and one of the Brennan's delivered papers and he lived right back behind so you'd see him in the morning packing up his papers on a Saturday or something, and you know, just a nostalgia and all the antiques that everybody had in their houses. It kind of affected me and I used to go to Mike and I my cousin shared a wonderful lady, anime Salmon's, and we called her Graham and her house is still you know, she's passed and but you know she still has tons of nostalgia in that house, you know, and we learned from old school things because we were given old school stuff that you got to remember the past and I got a lot of my grandmom stuff. I still carry some stuff with me at like a penny little, you know, pocketbook and you know it. There's just a lot of a lot of stuff that you've been around and you grew up with and we grew up in like one of those awesome times of the s and the s and it was just, I mean, you look back on it like forty, thirty years ago, I mean it's just we're old. Is Pretty Pretty cool though. Yeah, and today's like totally different because it's so there's so much technology and social media and everybody knows your business, like everybody. Everybody had a talk on the phone and dill the old number and call it a call a house and called Jimmy Marcus is. If you can come out and play, go knock for somebody. Go Knock. Yeah, place, be yea. Yeah, freedom and street hockey. Yeah, to hand touching. If you if you got your feet down and you fell into the leaves on in the Little Gardens, but you had your feet down, it was a catch. No one's to replay. A lot of arguing, though. Lot Are you, but even and now now we're now we're s having like the old back of my day. But you know, the arguments happened and ten minutes later you were playing here, played again. No, no, no, be fright, you settled it. It was done. We float, we just play. It's just very competitive to do to in touch. And then when it's snow, then you played tackle. Yep, yeah, you played tackle off the park to but you know, you played more to in touch on the concrete. Yeah, on the street. To that it was rough to in touch. Yeah, you had to watch out for the car mirrors. Lose a car be here every now and then. You had to watch out for the crazy guy on the block that like if you hit his car, he would be out. hearpeat. Yeah, I'm like, is he watching out the window? She's of course, he just wanted some put. It was just on precedent times. I grew up on my dad's bar pats Bob. I've explained that. You know. Plenty of times. I'd a bedroom in the basement. Mike was always there as well. You know, there was pop shot there, Shuffle Bolt, darts, you know, all the ants and uncles you could possibly want that were mostly, you know, drinking and having fun and partying themselves. And you know, we'd be peeling out dollar bills, you know, and it just and his his his mom worked there and my dad will does. Yeah, still does, in that my dad and and my aunt joanner are still working hard. They're trying to get through this, you know. So stopping pasts, Bob Wings, you know, cheese steaks, Take Chili, Joey, hut sauce, hot sauce. He puts the hot sauce in my my bottles. So so hold onto those empty bottles. I have a couple heads like we don't have to hold onto too long because you're actually we're working on at working on as another secret project too. So he always got ideas. It's it's always spinning. It's got a good thing, it's good, it's common and hopefully it'll be, you know, hope I could do something for I got plans that. I got a lot of things cooking, a lot of products cooking, and plans for like a retirement for my mother and retirement for my father, so they can they can have products and then maybe they just make the money and they can like stick and sit somewhere. That's the dream, you know what I mean? It's you tell God the plans, just like I'm telling God the plans of trying to release this whiskey in September, then October, then November, then December. And if I if you talk to me in that summertime, I would be like now, there's no way this is not going to get launched till journal the first. It's crazy. But but the bottom line is just so much nostalgia. My great grandparents are on the bottle and you know, my Grandmam, you know, left us early when I was for you know, so I didn't really get a chance to really hear a lot of the old stories. But luckily she had a sister, Helena McCain, had a sister, Mary Elizabeth, and I learned a lot of stories from my aunt Mary, who kind of was like a replacement Grandmam. Mrs Fitz he was like a replacement Grandmam, and then I had my Graham. Then a marriage squared. Always go to and and, but you learn a lot about family and that's what it's about. It's about, you know, just looking back and just all the stuff you've been through, and you know, usually say this at the end, but you got a pretty ancestor's you gotta, you gotta, you got a scream at the universe for what you want and you got to fight like hell, you know. But we should start tastes and whisky as I talk to great we could if if you want to start cracking. I was gonna...

...say your introduction to the whiskey world, the Whiskey baron a. You are you, like you said, you're the first whiskey here. Every time we've had somebody try, the first thing you says made it smooth. So like you're tying in the family piece of it. Like Deek, couple more years Andrew wants to have a little sip of something that it's a good whiskey to start out with something smooth. There's so many people that come over to my house they're like, I'm not a whiskey drinking yes, try, try a little bit, and they're like well, I could drink that. Yeah, there you go. Yeah, it's it's good, and that's exactly why I made it this way on purpose, going against the grain. Like everybody wants to fancy stuff in the fireball, which is no, no, no. They want this cash strength stuff that's out the seven proof and hard to find stuff in it, and that's great. Every tweached her own. Do your thing, but I'm going to do my thing too, and I I hopefully people respect that and understand that that are in this specialty world. I created this one. So remembering all the history that talked about about me and Michael growing up and and you guys growing up and all the Graham Mom's and sitting on the plastic couches and feeling the air come through it and smelling that musty air probably coming through the plastic and the green rugs. I'm picking up a green rug to mar for the future distill open. I'm getting all this stuff. I just got a stage. You saw that. I saw your stage. Yeah, but I wanted to create a whiskey where you can actually close your eyes and envision being in that forty fifty five hounds street kitchen. Or which street were you? Pike? You were on Pike Nice lettnoleum floor. There you go, or in southwest Philly, or in the in the living room, where the parlor, the back porch where you put the Keg under the ALCO cobby strait. Alcoe never called them out. We had it called me. You know, the driveway, the the front porch, in the street, up at the park, at the beaches, the cemeteries, the funerals, the weddings, wherever your life celebrations take. You celebrate them every single day, on the special occasions and and you know another day as another day above ground, as they say, is great and and you just remember those ones before us and you raise a toast. And that's what the first one was about. So everybody, all Palettes, all ages, all that, the Grandmama, grandpop can actually consumeness. It won't hurt them. There's no heat and and it's as good for everybody to raise a toast. Yeah, and it's not going to hurt you. So, but the next ones are a little bit more flavorful, more powerful, darker in color, obviously from the barrel and just and some people said, oh that's really lightness and that the Irish and the Scots they get their barrels from Kentucky and they buy them off of the Kentucky distillers that use them once they use fresh oak, Virgin Bourbon Barrels. Oak Barrels and they use them once and once they're done, once you're dirt pretty much done with them. Yeah, they might sell them to Brewers, they might sell them to wine makers, they might sell them to other people that want a secondary finish anything, but a bulk of the business is actually sending them overseas to the Irish and the Scots. Maybe they send them other countries as well, but the Irish, I don't know how long has been going on, because it has couldn't have been going on forever, but the Irish use exbourbon barrels and they use them up the four times and then they then they give them the bars around the city and paint them black or whatever the colors are the distillery that they want and then it becomes an advertisement piece. So that's why you get lighter colors, you get different flavor profiles and then you get darker over here. Then you get you get some you get you get nice and real dark coal miners Rye. This is a pops McCain coal miners dry. So what we'll do is anyway, we'll open it up, but we'll just will as I'm talking about this one will taste it. I'll be careful. This is one hundred proof. To Andrews driving US home. I'm quid. I live right around a corner. Then the label on this when I noticed it, like, pops, you have the barrels are on there. What's the what's the symbol on the label here for this one? Sure, sure, what about Bob? I'm dying to say say. What about Po Bob? Be careful in that. It's a hundred proof coal miners ry. I'm sorry, wizard question. The barrel that the label on there. The symbol and lately so original has the barrels on there. Yeah, the original has the barrels on there. You know, just you know the first one, the corn came from France and then...

...it had the thing and then the barrels and kind of symbolizes them coming on the ships like the ancestors. This one is POPs McCain, coal miners Rye. It says five year on the label. It actually had a birthday in September. I thought all the birthdays happened for these whiskies in two thousand and twenty one and I was short on information. It's actually six years. It's actually a six year old ninety five percent rye whisky. The other percentage is barley and it's one hundred proof. Like I said, be very careful if you want to add you want to sip it right to see what it is. Great. If you want to then add some water to it, you can do that. In my new whisky tastings of life, I'm going to be doing a tasting in my dad's bar actually today pats Paul a mania, at two PM and I'm going to be teaching science experiments with whiskey. It's like science class, but fun. And you know if people like the people that will come over to Mike's House and say, Oh, I don't like Whiskey, but I like this that want the smoother stuff, the lighter. You can now obviously just add some water to this. You had a hit three quarters of announced to it. You'll bring it the proof down very quickly. And you want to use some good water for that, you get some like Aqua Pan and high ended up where you can go get it out of your own yeah, come on, now, wrong with that. Dunyatta water did you a crack. That's why everybody, for Lui, had is insane excrease. So there had to be something different. Our would, but I'm sure southwest Philly had it too. But this is actually a six year coal miners ride. I named the coal miners rock because John Frans McCain grew up in scrant. He was born in Scran in one thousand eight hundred and ninety three and he lived right down the street from the train tracks and then there was the bellevue coal mine there that he worked in and his father, John Patrick worked there as well. And coincidentally, John Patrick was born in Philly and moves to Scran somehow. I guess that's what his death certificate said. He died in one thousand nine hundred and fifty, God bless him, and he says he was born in Philly and honestly, like where you probably grew up, John Patrick may have grew up down in south Philly, somewhere like close to where he maybe some of your ancestors and trying to track down at that that original family, because Patrick McCann was the first one here. So John Patrick McCain goes to scrand and then he I'm not sure if they get I guess he gets married to a Jenny Turle McCain and then John McCain there's Bob McCain. Real cool picture of Bob McCann I have on my website. I got to share it on facebook and and then he had a sister who died giving birth. It's crazy stories. I forget her name, but our last thing would ended up being Moran. We can Moran. I forget her name. Anyway, he worked at a coal mine. So this is this is owed to the coal miners of the world. And you know what a rough job the Moma mcguires remembering all the ancestry in the history of the coal mines. That's why I came up. POPs can't coal miners rye and it has like the coal minor light and that the pick axe and coal and in a suitcase to resemble that. And the Great Katie Cooney did these labels. So, Jimmy Marcus, there's a connection to you because you delivered her to me to help me incredibly design these things. Yeah, she does great work. Another junior had a connection. Right, so we could taste and yeah, I like to go straight first to taste it, like we did the bourbon tasting, me and my buddies, and he go straight. Then you give it to drop of water to write, activate it or whatever, then yeah, exactly. All right. Cheers, boysters. I was at shames mcgoury's yesterday and he loves it. There's not there's not a lot of heat on this like it's now. It's it's a hundred girls all, but it's not. You could taste that's a hundred proof before a hundred proof. That's pretty smooth. Exactly. It's that's crazy. There's no afterburn. NOPE, I don't even know that you need. That's like dinner. Now I'm bound it. Forget the water. Get some Nice like water resper tomorrow to high. Yes, right, Hormel notes. You get some like marble rye notes out of them and you get some whisky notes. Yes, that we get. A little takes a whiskey in their hot if you you're up in the proof, they're at a hundred. So how do you keep it as smooth comparatively? Well, it just has to be a I mean there's a lot of whiskey out there in the world and I've tasted. I've been drinking whiskey probably since two thousand and six and you know, religiously, I'd probably I had old grand dad and all those other crazy brands at twenty one years old and throughout and saw myrish whisky here and there. I just don't remember it being that great. You know, any of the brands not not particularly pointing out a brand. MMM. And then there's a lot of brands today that are out there making their own whiskies and making whiskies and such. I just I taste it on. I wanted to start my own whisky company back in two thousand and eight, two thousand and nine, and you know, it's...

...just one of those things, is finding the right whiskey and and there's an ingredients, their secrets to you know some of that kind of stuff. And the biggest secret is the water, because the water if now like there's a couple Junie out of bullies on here watching. So Jimmy begins on here, J Mikey, Stephanie's on here. They know about the junior out of water. Yeah, well, this is not I don't have jude. I know the Judie out of waters in my blood and veins. It's probably it's probably all the water that surrounds my brains. Like they say, like you need letter to water that surround your breath. Probably it sounds our brains because like people walk out of you'll be in a bar with a Judie Outa guy and he'll come out of the bar just fuck naked. You're it's great. It's just hilarious. It's a lot of funny entertainers from our neighbor but guilty of that a couple times and I've grown I've grown up by I tried to soap the and just to touch on Michael, to have a little segue out of the whiskey. Will come back to it. Is Michael was the orange guy, the orange man at all the flyers games. Oh really, that can not guy. Okay, that's not on all the promotional materials hanging in the rafters. See Big Hockey Guy. Yeah, we need some hockey life and in this were more football, baseball, basketball. We bring every telling you guys mentioned a couple times. Okay, let's get Sam starting up January thirteen. Yeah, he t you're right around the corner. Yeah, he would take the tall seats in the second row and they would. I was in college and after college in Him and his body would David dress up in the orange suit, said are Ken, are Eric Mokin, and they would be two rows off the to the second roll off the glass, right on the glass most of the time, and they're all in all the advertisements, hanging in the rafters and all they're in a lot of a few videos to nice. So what the Real Big Bann? I can't even put it up yet because it's so big. Keep hanging on the side of the House. It would huge. And he's June had a park marriage square. So you know he had the water too. So if you seen some of his Halloween costumes on his face Spook, you'll be like yeah, Yep, Yep, he did know where coming from. He did poor at, like when poor at wasn't even really you know, people weren't even do it yet, was it? Was it the bore at suit or was it the Boor at swimsuit? This swimsuit nice? He was doing it before any take it to another level. Courage to do it. Yeah, he did it first. And there's a lot of one that's strawny. Best dressed in a contest. Five hundred like something people. That's dress. It takes a balls to wear that costume, but more wasted one. You need kid it. But yeah, that's my talented cause it Michael. He Rolls Pass can and I like the entertain. Yeah, that's what we like to do. We like to entertain. We don't like the spot, don't like the spotlight. Like like put the light on you, but you like to have fun and entertain. And that's growing up in the bar business. And you know our families. You know no different. I guess that's where we learned, from all the parties that we've been at. And Yeah, you learn from you know, nature nurture. You learned what to do, what not to do or do it, but learn how to recover from it if you do it. Yeah, but do you have somewhere to dump this out at? Yeah, stumped it on the table. Dump it out. What do you waste the time? We actually had a drive it. We actually have a penalty, a penalty box, because Dj has been known to spill a shot and I've done it once. I was gonna say I've done it once. Hit The table. When you did, you are all all shot. A pops it. I'm like, should I lick the table? Yeah, little strolls. So we were like to bid it Tin Bin. You gotta do it. You don't do the strong I kick it over. How smooth this is for a hundred proof. So I'm I'm basically walking he's I guess I should have walked his up the ladder. Shoot. Should have that. We should have started with this one. Yeah, we'll go well, we'll go down the ladder. Go down, go back up. We've had you. We've had the original. That's plenty of the original. Well, this is the this is going to be the strongest, this is going to be the most bitter. This one should be last for all the folks out there. We should, we should have done this one. I just try to reach and I'm excited for the Apple. Me Too. We'll do that, and for the Bourbon. will do that one. I've been so waiting for the apple one. I should have done that one. No, that's so you and you talked a little bit earlier about how the Irish with their whiskey, they get the Bourbon barrels. It isn't part of it. Bourbon can only be cast once, right, once you use the barrel. You can't reuse a barrel for to be I guess the Kentucky Traditional Bourbon Right, it can only be barreled once. Yeah, it has to be fifty one percent corn. It has to be distilled at certain temperatures. And it all, it has to use Virgin Oak, Virgin Oak barrels that are brand new, and and then that's where that's where a lot of the bourbon gets the color from and the flavor. Yeah, and the heavier the char on the barrels, the more color you'll get out of the barrel. And you know. So it's good. It's good. There's a whole signs to chemistry. He taking chemistry and you know, maybe, Shit, what are you taking this year? Bio? Last year...

...was physics. All right, let's get the next one. Hold on. Yeah, yeah, this little this is for for a hundred proof, which God, because when you throw a shot of something like that in a bar, hundred proof or whatever. Yeah, doesn't even have to be in a bar. Could be at home. You're waiting for that bite, you're waiting for that after burn and you make that face. You know, you see people make a face when they do something that's strong. There was none of that where you get like that shiver from like the rubbing alcohol day. Yeah, but there's none of that. There's a lot. It's just I don't want to say it's like drinking water, but that's how smooth it is. It's it just it fascinates me how you get it so smooth. Yeah, I've been tasting whiskey for a long time, drinking a long time, planning your taste Bud's got to be a burned out or something. So now practice makes perfect. Come on, it is, coach. Oh, he's actually right. It's actually right. So from two thousand and seven, religiously, to two thousand and sixteen, and I was a Nashal sales manager at the time for an old company and I've been begging them to do whisky's and begging them and trying to give them ideas of you know, much gave up some of these ideas. You know, I'm glad I didn't. Things happen for a reason. So it is what it is. But actually, in two thousand and sixteen in the winner I was drinking bourbon for a long time. I was tasting everything that I could ever find for years because I was interested in it. And when I was in going to California as an actor, I was doing a spiritual cross country trip in honor of my Graham and Pop Jolie and Eddie, from South Philly. They used to travel out so I wanted to do my grand my grandmother, our grandmother, passed Graham and April of two thousand and nine. I'm right, right, two thousand and nine, right, believe. So, yeah, it's two thousand and nine and I it took me a little bit more. You need a lot of spiritual energy to do this. And I drove cross country in a call in that Nissan ultimate. I came from Flora's, telling you guys about earlier, and went cross country to be an actor and the first stop that I stopped at, I did ten cities and thirteen days in the first stop was Lexington, Kentucky, and I parked the car. I was I was near to University Kentucky. Stopped, got out the car. My legs were like Swallowen. I had a stand up, you know, walk around. What's the first thing you want to do when you get out of card, as anybody know? Take Piss, go, get a freaking drink. I'll piss. I mean a PEA is is that? Well, you order it then you go yeah, right, yeah, but I walked into this bar and was just I just remember this like light of Epiphany, walking through the the bar and Kentucky. I probably can find it again, just big light silver everywhere, whiskey bottles on spindles upside down. And I just got done selling the craft beer revolution of craft beer. I used I worked for the whole Sur and I sold all the craft beer. Craft beer boomed at the end of my tenure as being a beer salesman and beer sesman in Philadelphia and then I was a beer salesman in Florida as well for a little while and I was teaching the craft beer baby steps revolution. It was the still as, the Guinnesses, the the Schmidt's, the harps, all the same, Adams, blue moons and all that. And then it got into the California IPA's, like your nevadas and the ligonatises and all those, and you just learned about what they were doing and they were basically copying the wine industry of what they do in food, pairings with food, and then you just saw the prestige and all that. And I went to cant I walked in it up bar and I'm like, holy smokes, whiskey's going to be next. This is two thousand and nine. This is four years, five years, six years prior to this really starting to take off it was. We're still in flavor vodka. Boom, you know it's is the Pinnacle Flavor Pitnacle whip was like the high. Yeah, maybe PIC whip. What was what? Cream? Pinnacle? I think it was still early on. Probably still sit here on and yeah, right, that's the couple others that came in like twisted three hours, some of them flavors. Then Pinnacle whip came around like ten or eleven, twelve, wish and but I knew back in two thousand and nine at that boom was going to come for the whiskey because of the prestige. And then you started seeing borold gampires in two thousand and eleven and all the shows and the madmen's all sophisticating the whiskey as being awesome. I'm like and I never had the money. I'm a junior, had a kid, had a born and raised out of rowhouse bedroom and a basement of a bar. You know, I don't have, you know, too much money. I'm trying to be an actor, so I'm definitely poor and check out limitless. He's in it and I've done a lot amazing things. I'm still act there and that's why I use it into my business. But I knew all the up. I know I wanted to do whiskey way back then and I have my logo hold on in this and that, but it was a different name, different stuff, and you know, it's just just how things come about. But I drank whiskey till two thousand and sixteen and I did singe and burn my Palette. That's when I started going to lighter Irish whiskey. Lighter Irish whisky doesn't have that powerful flavor. That's when I realized I just taught myself a lesson, that all these people that don't like whiskey drinking that you know...

...you can teach them to drink this and enter this as the entrance whiskey and then go to this and then it's all about falling into it dumb family, like boom. You know. Then it's like wow, that makes total sense. Now you know you can give this and start people on it. So but let's do the so the next time we had the apple hawks to ride as POPs, we can apple hucks to Rye. It's a one thousand nine hundred and thirty one probition style. It's three years old version burbon barrels and I finished this in apple's just emptied apple cider barrels for four and a half months, just almost for actually, almost like five months. That it was insider barrels. And let's see what this taste like. This is for you guys, sow, we're getting poors here. Get some. We're in your tongue first, because we should have what the other one? Yeah, try, bobby, bringing a Glasson. Let's good. must be taking a break. So the Apple Hawks to Rye yea. We wanted to glass BOP. What about poplarious? Hey, you want to put some water on your tongue? Too Close, close, that close. Do you have any yet? This is another strong one too. It's ninety five proof as well. The apple huckster comes from my great grandfather selling apples during a great depression. Sure a lot of everybody's ancestors were selling apples. Apples, here, apples, here, fresh apples. It smells good. We can resonate a little bit in our neighborhoods because the apple. If the fruit hawkster would come up the street, what is druck? Yeah, strow Berry, yes, that's yeah, yeah, that's why he rolls with me. That's my cousin and yeah, he sold apples doing a great depression. So the hopefully I could do this commercial soon where I'm selling apples and sneaking bottles and people's jackets. It's nineteen thirty, nineteen thirty one nice and our Graham. Actually she was actually born right when the stock market crash in ninety nine. I said I was a fuse born in the craziest of times and I was crazy times then, you know. So yeah, go you guys can go ahead of taste it, taste about what you want to do, pasque and Apple Hawks to Rye, and then when you drink you can say apples are for samples. That's good, that's good stuff. It's IE. We got like a sweetness to it. Yeah, and when you get your own bottles you can go back up the lather the opposite way. I don't I won't teach it this way. I teach it that way. I'd always normally when I talk about it and go through it, it goes. It started from the coal miners, but I got to go to the opposite way. But when you say when he's get your own at home and he's are doing a tasting, what your friends or whatever and family go tart light the back. The complete opposite way we're doing. That makes sense for us. I'm gonna have all you said. You're ebber. Yeah, and I renegade so well. I want you to go lighter on the Pallet and then go up the ladder of tasting me while it must get like the like apple skin almost right. So this is natural apple flavor from the apple store that sat in the barrel. The barrels will still wet when we threw the ninety five percent Rye whiskey in it. It's the same Rye whiskey in the in the six year old. That is the but this is three year old and you know the Rye whiskey. Will you know pull that apple out of the barrel that just that got stuck in there from the apple citer. I did a barrel swap with to CIDERI's good intent, CIER siderie up in Bellefont PA and civil war siter and he's out of I forget, I think Louisburgh and great people and we just said Hey, can I bar and we just swap barrels. So they got some of the barrels that I had in this and emptied. They emptied it. They gave him that. Then they're actually aging their next sighter in in the whiskey barrel and on the POPs Whiskey barrel. So kind of makes sense. I'm always looking to collaborate with a lot of people. So anybody has any ideas out there, you know I can shoot them up. Well, that actually add like at an alcohol to the to the CIDER will have to be treated like an alcohol. There's any of that now? So good with not enough. I don't know too much about the CIDERY business yet. But you know, I don't know. I like they're they're they're doing straight side right. They're not doing like alcoholic citer. Now are not alcohol side. Oh okay, okay, okay, I thought they were. Just these are alcohol can't civil were as cansier's. The good intent has real nice bottled sier. Okay, all right, really cool stuff that they have. They actually gave me a bottle. I gave them a bottle of the original soda and I actually didn't open it yet because I'll probably do a collaboration with this one and that bottle and and pictures and stuff. But the Alcoh howpster rise is fun. That's probably, in my opinion, I could be the most popular one because it's fun, it's nice and it's ninety five proof. So it's not the hundred proof, it's the ninety five proof and the little sweetness will be a little bit more gentle for everybody in the family and like and like I said...

...before, you could do a little science experiment with the water. Bring the water, bring the whiskey down and and give it to somebody that likes it at eighty or eighty five. You know, guy, I like. I like. You get the taste of the flavor. It's not apple flavored right like. I've had some of the bigger names. It's a they idn't want to name any. But I had an apple bourbon and it was like it tasted more like the car like it wasn't you get the purbect talking about thicker, sweeter. Sorry, it was too sweet. It was too sweet. It was more like a cocktail, HMM, mixed, than it was a bourbon and I just didn't tell it can only be used to like make a mixed drink or something like. This is nice. You get a taste of the apple, but it's not absolutely all right. Super Sweet. You get the whiskey in there. So yeah, but out. Yeah, put it in the glass, you sit it out on your deck. What a Nice Cigar. Yep, Y soon, as soon as I get attack, I will will build a food let's go build it. Come on over to my house down the street. I but yeah, but when I was at my old company they were creating flavored vodkas. Everything was flavored. Everything was flavored in the vacca world, back in the boom of the two thousand tens, all the way for like five years. It was huge and I actually I dissected the whole spirits business because I started in the spirits in two thousand and ten. I was selling to Quila independently. Learned all about to Quila and you know the under selling of Te Quila and the but learning about all the flavorings of these vakas and everything and the chemicals that they use for these flavorings. I'm a big proponent against flavoring anything. You know, I wanted to do Seltzer type things or like flavor cocktails in this and that and a can to go stuff, but I just don't want to flavor it with caramel color rings. I don't want to do you know? You know that that gum, exorbit gum or whatever your stuff you see on top of the back of these packages is just not good for you. Whiskey's not the you know, it's not like we're, you know, drinking. You know it's not apple to throat the smoothies or something over here, orange juice you're already putting. You know, it's whiskey. You know, but I tell people, you know, you don't have to, but you don't have to put those extra chemicals in your body. Like it's basically like the SACCURN, sugar, sweet and loads of the world. It's just, it's just basically that's a lot of the stuff that they're using. You don't need to be putting in your you can actually even make this one even more apple. You get a jigger ice fresh apple and mash it in and and then you can mash the apple first, then put use the whiskey to match it with, put the ice on top and then shake that thing as much as you can and you'll get even more apple flavoring. You can mix any whiskey, especially the first one, because the first one absorbs so much flavor. I mixed that with a banana. I mashed a banana and I just shook that thing and it got all frolty. It was like a it was a whiskey banana. It's so easy to make. You can make anything natural with natural fruits, from the fruit hokster that came down the streets. You you mentioned you didn't know much about CIDERING. Not. Yeah, I'm going I'm going to give a cheap plug to my couple, my nephews. They're they're trying to get into the soudering business and they own a bar, while the one that you own a bar twenty two and Christian called a side car. Yeah, I've been there, I can sandwich. It's great. Okay, good Christ and they're they're trying to get into the into the cuttering business, and they've actually made a couple different CIDER's very nice. I don't think anything's gone out on the market yet. All right, it's going to take a while, yeah, but they're good luck to him. It's yes, it's a it's like it's a tough business as anything, you know, but you know, I have I may have plans to do a cier you know, I don't want to get too crazy because they got to do a sighter, but then you gotta launch all these different flames. It's absolutely different type of flavor. And but PASK will start their own distillery soon. So that's what we're that's where we're gearing for it. MM's next, more Irish whisky's, American whiskey's. I have some secret whiskies coming. It's going to really be hard to keep track of, you know, but that's why I have all you guys. It's not a bad thing. We baby can track it forth. That's not a problem. So that that's the apple hopster ride. And then the next one will do totally going against the grain. Are we're going to do? paster can feather in a cat. It's a it's Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey. This whiskey was aging distilled in Kentucky and those glaciers around. So this is a B Bay. This is a two year prohibition style straight Bourbon Whiskey. So it's it's very young and a lot of the whiskey afficionadas are going to, you know, be like some only two years, but I want I like young because it's a prohibition style and this is, you know, more similar to...

...what they may have drank in the S and s you it's a hundred proof. Again as another hundred. This is the second. This is the one of two one hundred proof whiskies and from what I read, all Whiskey drm prohibition was one hundred proof. There was an eighty proof. I think that happened later, maybe in the sophisticated s in the S is my guess. I don't really have the actual stats. But the feather in a cat, it's just the you know, as you have the hat in the background, you know your feather in the cap is of good luck, good fortune, and obviously we we have a taste and raise it to the heavens for our ancestors and you know, and that's what it's all about. The feather in the cat, one hundred proof whiskey and you know, bottoms of boys, another one that's so freakisident it's crazy. Then it's not another one. It's there's no aftertaste, no backbite. I'm not going to get a little bit more carm on this one. You do. Yeah, there is. There's a little more, little more of that in in it. You'll have that from the corn and and you're right, it does I guess you it just I just thought about it as doing rye last. You always do right last, because ry has that bitter bitterness out of it. Not a bad thing, but that's why you should taste it last. And so that's the feather in a cat. And you know it's just a cool little, cool little whiskey and I feel as though you know the you know the straight Bourbon. It's Kentucky. It has that grass roots and then it's the water. Is the key to and the water in all these whiskies is comes from the number one rated source in Pennsylvania. Could probably get my dad on the Kentucky One. Now by form say you'd said that this was distilled in Kentucky. Correct. The original POPs was over in Ireland. Right. Yes, where the rest are you distilled kind of splitting? Yeah, it's spread out or yeah, they get spread out. So the Kentucky obvious. This is the Kentucky burn in, the feather in the CAP is is Kentucky. This is Ireland and then these three are Indiana. Okay. The next one is POPs mccan train whistle wheat. It's a weeded Bourbon. It's a forty five percent wheat bourbon. So you got fifty one percent corn, four percent barley, forty five wheat and it's three years old and this one's ninety three proof this one's going to be this one. I'll just like it tasted. So He's can tell me what you staste. This is stolen Guinea pig stage of tasting. Some people put cream in your sugar and coffee, you know, some people drink your coffee streak and some people drink mountain villa instead of coffee. And, quite honestly, like paper, were at different palate phases and stages of their life. Your Palette changes every four to five years. Yeah, I've become a bourbon guy over the few years and, like somebody that didn't like tomatoes ten years ago, might eat tomatoes now. Notice like I still don't. What don't you? Your taste bosks definitely changes you. I get older. Like I was drinking straight black coffee for a lot, like for a long time, and now lately I started adding a little sugar to it, but when I'm out of sugar, I had whiskey to it and I haven't bought sugar in five years. Yeah, no, but I'm serious about the cream in the sugar. The thing I started going to sweetener, sweetening my coffee for some reason because my my my palate is going back to sweet and then it was a better stage. Now it's going back to sweet, and I believe that correspondent and correlated with the getting old, with all those heavy, charred bourbons there were just there. They're very charred, they're very you're tasting a lot of the barrel. Hmm, and me personally, I'm like go, I'm oxy, going back up the ladder of ages and years. Obvious to see this one's to, this one's three, this one's sex in, this one's three and then the next couple I might have a ten and a couple other different years, but you know, I'm going back up the ladder. And in two thousand and sixteen I was. I was totally back and going smooth, smooth, light, lighter whiskies and I had to take a break from the bourbons because there was so heavily bourboned and heavily chart that's why I like the two year because it's it's not as much and if you have a full range then we should be able to satisfy every yeah and every whisky's, you know, club or society? Yep, speaking of Societies, Deek's cousin. Yes, are you? I'm going to assume, are you...

...a member of the Philadelphy Whisky Society? Yeah, I'm in that group. Yeah, I know, I know who they are. I'm in that group, but there's a lot of good friends of mine that are in that group as well. So they keep me, they keep me updated and, you know, heads up some a lot of different things going on and stuff you yeah, she'd mentioned it earlier. Yes, yeah, I just got the envite tonight to joint so I did. Yeah, you'll learn a lot of stuff. It's it's pretty cool. It's a lot of people showing you a lot of different things. I got to be honest, I don't look at it much because I don't like to be influenced by what's going on out there in the world of other companies. I really don't pay attention to anybody else that just do it. I think his best. I like to hopefully be different and not, you know, chasing after the same old thing everybody's doing. You know, in the beer world everybody's trying to copy the New England style. Yeah, the hazy IPAs are in now. Everybody wants to be treehouse in this and that I don't. I don't want to be Jim Beam, I don't want to be any brand out there that's anywhere. I don't want to be any but I just want I just want people to have a good time, drink the whiskies, quality whisky, sophisticated whiskies where you can sip on them enjoy, you know, a few minutes of your time at the end of the day and then a night or on the weekend with your family, hopefully with some friends soon, and and think about your answers and think about why we're alive and think of all the things and tree branches that have to go into being alive, which is it's just quite amazing when you go start tracking it back. And you know, I spoke about it a little bit at the cemetery essay, like if Jenny Turle McCain, John Frans McCain's mother, doesn't, you know, pass away, it's a negative. It's very sad she hasn't passed away to Sember ten one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. He doesn't have to do all the barrel services baby to some tumultuous relationship between him and his father and he doesn't jump on the train and move the Philadelphia and live at the writing railroad, you know, hotel right there at right around the corner from right out the corner of nine and spring garden with the station and I forget the streets like Percy street or something. Is a reading reading. It says reading railroad on the building. He didn't, he wouldn't have lived there. And then he doesn't meet Anna Hughes McCann at front and Emerald at the old Irish dance. And then, you know, there's about seventy five, the eighty, eight, ninety of my family that are not alive. Then you're like boom, your back to the future. Disappeared in a Polaro rood effect, you know, and it's it's like and that could have been any of us. You know, it could have been one one day slower that boat or you know, maybe that person you know get shipped off the war. Maybe that person comes back, maybe a person doesn't come back. I mean there's so many crazy things. Maybe your wife doesn't show up to that in north Catholic dates where I met Heather. Yeah, you know, you know there's there's one north Catholic dance that she decides not to go to. You never know. Yeah, maybe I could be living off in Miami millionaires now. I'm just taking she I don't think she's listening to my mom's listen that I see. She might get rowing that the day that she decided to go to that North Catholic days. Speaking of whips, my wife just joined. So I met her at PAT's. Okay, nice, this is very good. You just perfect girl to Oh yeah, here's my melody, Fritz. Well, now what? No, Oney Thomas. Okay, she went the whole in. Yeah, her sister was in my grade and she, her sister, designed our one thousand nine hundred and ninety four holy in its TSHIRT. So yeah, Gentle Jen Thomas, get her a little shout out. So it is crazy how life comes about. And you know, sometimes we're, you know, beating ourselves up about parking tickets or speeding tickets or, you know, our job and so many different things, and especially in this last year, we're just getting so beat up. You know, we just gotta you just got to keep on pressing and and hoping it there's a better time. And also you know we're alive. You know we're still alive. You know. Thank the Lord. You know, and you're definitely pressing and moving in. Okay, I said you've been. You've been out there just killing it with this doing it's the one man show. You're out there on the road to let's. How can those out there listening? How can they get their hands on it? We know, the original POPs, you can go to your local minded spirits, most of the ones in Philly and outside in the suburb, you can get it. Now, how about the new stuff? How can they get the new stuff? Yes, so the original POPs, we can, you can get is about a hundred sixty five, the hundred seventy stores statewide in Pennsylvania. We have some limited distribution in New Jersey, some limited stores in Delaware as well, and I'm in the navy. Next come stores of Virginia and one in California. Hopefully we can start expanding that as well so you can get them out of the stores. These for that we discussed today and tasted. These will be. These are available through Pennsylvania preferred program where you reach out to me via my website, wwtpops. McCann whiskeycom. The prices are set on there. You can reach out to me and message me on what your order is, or you could reach me through POPs mccan, facebook, pops mcan...

Instagram, and you can tell me what you would like. And you know we could we could talk on the phone or we can talk on the old rotary phone, you know it. Just send me a message, text message. I can you know, any which way. But you could pay cash or Venmo and I can deliver this to your door were there's that Pennsylvania distillery. Pennsylvania produced, you know program. So it's it's all illegal and all on the up and up and I can come right to your door as soon as I can get there. Basically right now it's kind of crazy and busy. Is a second day of launch, so it's hopefully to get there within forty eight hours to get to your to your door. Might be faster, might be, might be, you know, it might be twenty four hours, but it depends on where you are. But it's only available in Pennsylvania right now. Sorry for the New Jersey folks in the Delaware folks that are big support as apostle can. But well, when you go to your your liquor store. Make sure you ask them so they can order now. I well, this D's four will just go through me. This is just the easier way, since they were PA produced and I'm actually I had the paperwork ready to go and for my distillery Monday and you know, hopefully soon we'll have distillery location for you guys to come purchase these at and you can just drive up and pick up. But I'd deliberties and I can deliver these in ghost drops and there's all different styles I can do it. I can knock on your door, drop the box way for you to come out. We can call each other, text message, email and any social media and just get these in your hands so you guys can taste. He's what your family. You're stuck in the house. I can help you and you can have a lot of fun with the whiskeys. You can experiment yourself, you can give me the feedback. You can come up with cocktails and concoctions. You could become part of Apostle Kan gang, which is are these are all in and you know, and just have some fun. I'm gonna have a hard time fun. and which one's my new favor now? It's really hard because they're all they're all delicious. I can't believe. No, exactly, just I know, I up and down, like you said, just yeah, exact. So you can't see just this. Came yourself a night every time you want to, want to have some. Yeah, I can't believe how well it's coming out. And on the back to we didn't really get to it, but we kind of freshened up the back labels where slide them back a bit you can get you run a camera there. So we freshened up the labels too. We cleaned up the picture of my great grandparents and and John. She called Him Jack, and you know they corresponded when he was at World War One in France, and you know and the speech that I came up with at the cemetery, my will firell moment at the cemetery, and you're talking about that earlier. I kind of blacked out a couple years ago to march seventeen. Two Thousand and eighteen is when we launched and Kevin Wilson was the Bagpiper and he's he ended up playing amazing grace and we went to actually a couple ancestors by time I got a cemetery. I was film Nope, and I was firing off that day to two thousand and eighteen. Yeah, I was just I was insanely fired out and and he's ready, like we're ready to like he's ready to cheers me and said hold on, like I just I just went out of went out of my mind for a minute and just went what I felt. I truly believe in all this stuff. You know, got a couple bodies they're like, Dude, you'R B Essen and lying and it's not. It is what it is. I feel what I feel. I do it I do. I do what I say. I hope to do it I say and I hope to respond to every person's messages and kind thoughts and orders and everything. And I've done a lot of porch parties in the lawns. I've done some bonfire I don't seances and prayers, as you call them. We remember anybody's ancestors. And you know, I'm looking to take this show in the road with the Possucan Caravan and I got a stage now I'm trying to get like a travel trailer and take this show anywhere we can go for birthday parties and any celebrations when things open up. You know, you can hire me. It's like three. I think it's like three and fifty bucks. You get all the whiskeys and you get me and I come to your house and I talked about your ancestors and we talked about in a nice way. It'll talk about your at yea. We don't talk about that ancess. I don't talk about like I don't talk about my grandfather from them. You know, play for the phillies and all that. But but you know, but you know they're it's just it's just positive thinking about talking about the ancestors. A lot of people. I was at this Guy Showan's house down in Dollar County, shown Suppley. He was turning to fifty. His wife reached out to me. Bonfire all spread out, you know, socially distant and you know, we just had a lot of fun with it. And and and you scream out your ancestor's name. What's the harm in that? It can only help, right, it can't hurt. Yep, and remembering them and what you learned, reciting the stories...

...and you know all the people that passed before us. You know it's tough and I and right now I just wanted to like, you know, I'm going to like stop talk for a second. I'm going to let Mike talk about his grandfather. Oh, thanks for put me on star. You're an entertainment guy. Well, a couple weeks ago my grandfather passed away. So sorry to hear that. That's already well. It was ninety years old so and you know, guy went out on his terms then one anything like just want to be at home when his family made it made it easier. It's it was this easier for them. But at one of the things that I'll never forget about them is a open it. We go fishing all the time and open and day for trout season. We go at the French creek and there's a whole like probably like the size of it the studio here right there's like forty guys like shoulder shoulder. You know, they're all you know. Everyone's like, you know. Well, he comes walking up now, this is like ten years ago, so he's like eighty. He just cast all the way down over everyone. So it's realed it in. Right. My Dad's like, pop, what are you doing, dude? Like you got like five guys all tangled up and he's like, lcome, I gotta license it, like eighty years old. He's get to a certain age. It's I've thought my time. Yeah, head is dues. So certainly. Yeah, he's in the Navy, work for the post office as a canic. Like yeah, yeah, my man is done this time. So so you're in that right, the just and I bet you know we turned and said anything. Did they know? They didn't. They everyone just left, even the guys that were all tangled up restringing her rod. They're like yeah, all right, that's yeah, you're right. You know, you gotta like it was me or you, they'd be like what's his jackass still exactly, get this kid out of here. So then one of the other times we went, he freaking. He knocked a guy over. Well, he fell over and he knocked up someone else over and he's like just in waiters and he's like chess waiters. He's bobbing. My Dad's got to put his foot on this stop them from floating away, pick them up. The guy that he knocked over only had like hip waiters completely soaked. So now he got he had to go home come back. It, you know, starts fishing again. My Dad's like Yo, that. Well, you know want you hoo come up with some of your trout, you know, because you know he missed out on some time because you had to go home and get changed. He's like what I do? That my fish. This is a classic Gentleman Guy From Philadelphia and Ray don't case their f case during the glemwood. What they would that be? Amber? Amber, amber, Hamber burish? Yeah, it's amber. were new where they boundaries for amber was? It's like three blocks. I don't it's the playground. Well, it's kind of like Marid Square. Yeah, like from Elda, Adam and Erie to Sedgeley. I've never even heard of the neighborhood amber. It's like so it's like three blocks above aramingo Av going on Gorge Kensington. It's kind it's a fuckle between Tioga station and a remain going caster. Yeah, it's like a triangle to a little twear. My cousin lived on Saviva, which is right behind amber playground. And here's another name that they used to call it. I can't remember what the name of it was, though, because there was a woman that lived like around the corner. She's like now we're not amber where it'll come to meet when I'm driving home. Yeah, it's very stuff. Is a very small neighborhood. How are we? There was another now, not hirogate. Harrogate was over, was on the other side playground, another school, I think like three blocks down, and that I don't know. But anyway, but he was. He was a good dude, you know, and you know. So he'll be sorely missed and but you know, he'll be remembered at ever toast and every story that has been told and every, you know, life's trials and trip relations that he went through and they witnessed and they have life because of them. The tree branch of life, the tree of life. This is the tree of life. Train Whistle Week, train of life. And he jumps on a train and and just have a lot of stories, Mr Fritz, and you know, you know. And there and there they still have to, you know, do some services and stuff for them, but you know, but he'll be sorely missed. And then he was just a great dude. I might have to take a bottle of this with me that well, you yeah, you can buy five. I've all the SUS. We get out of here. Now I'm doing but yeah, it was great, you know, so they sore. Hope you guys enjoyed the tasting. Did. Thank you very much. I can't wait to take take care my flight home with me and I'll will probably be tasting more as the day goes on. But the other way, go the other way. It doesn't matter. Now I've already we're all the way, all the way. I'm hitting every wrong that I'm falling down them. Tell...

...you, tell your friends, neighbor's family, whoever you know. I can get to them. MMM, I'll be doing, and I actually the bar tastings. I'm doing my dad's bar today. I have to symbolically ceremonials to do my dad's bar first. Probably just be me my dad down and it's supposed to be at two o'clock right. It's probably to look in here on nail. Ye have fifteen minutes thirty. I can here on they look, but you know, but I'll be doing a you know, whiskey tastings at any part. That's you know, Posu can gang. We can have some fun in the spring. I'm gonna HAVE A in. These guys already know. I'm trying to put together a podcast event at the horse from vfw. Do you have you been to a VFW? You do do the tastings at vfw's. I have been at VFW's. I have done tastings with the Irish a wages that some some of these bfw's and I'm open to it as actually, that's a good thing. That we forgot to talk about is, you know, I given a lot of bottles for fundraising and doing a lot of fundraising. I had a lot of bottles the first time. You know mistakes that you've realize. You know, I want less. I want less inventory and more sales. WHO Doesn't? But then you need inventory for their future sales. But I had a lot of bottles and you know, it was a lot of people, you know, want to do those baskets. But I have a new fundraiser style. I know what it's for. If it's a is it a fundraising effort? It's just a local event. I guess you could call it a fund raiser. It's kind of like a start up vfw because it actually got shot down for a while and it's actually opening back up. We're actually it's actually been a year actually, and and it's just kind of being rebuilt from from the ground up. New New leadership, New People running it. I mean I'm I'm active in that vfw over an ocean. So I'm always looking for unique ideas to to bring people down and to get others, I mean small business is especially involved now. I definitely have it. I have I have a plan that I was talking to Jimmy about. That helps you guys, that helps me and helps you guys. It's it's just a it's a Whiskey taste in business model where you know you we sell tickets, you prehnd, you know prior sales. Have to have this. Tickets go on sale like a month or two before the event and you know it's definitely a good fund raising effort and everybody will have fun, you'll get everybody'll get their full worth of the whisky tasting and the place will you'll be you'll be able to raise way more money with that kind of style then just giving people bottles. I kind of said it's like giving people. It's like basically give him my salmon, to the guy in the waiters. You know you're giving them salmon, but you got to teach him that he shouldn't get I gotta teach him that. He should have get pushed over right so close to pop. They called him pop to yeah, should that guy shouldn't have been so close to pop. It should have called him not lettim fall or yeah, we're something. But no, but he should have been so close to pop whatever. But no, but it's but the business model is like I can give you a fish, but if I teach you out to fish and we can come up with a better way to reel in the push of the wow, whatever he's use is an amazing how the dude, but it's an easy way. It's just like if you had thirty people that are interested in taste in all four or five of these whiskies and I come out and I talked about all this stuff for five hours straight. I get it our and I can do it. I have the business model with Acoustics. Somebody plays and comes and plays music. You buy thirty packs. It's an all inclusive package of doing beer. It's a beef of beer type thing, rose beef and whatever and pork whatever, and and we do a taste and get thirty people. You do do fifty hour, sixty our tickets. You're making fifteen to seventeen hundred, one thousand eighteen hundred hours, you know, something like it's just a business model. But but people are very willing to do if if you have to pay fifty hours a person on a night out, it's amazing. You know, we're doing a day or an off an hour of your vfw or you want to continue to party all night. Then the bar jars and then right the things at to three o'clock. And the only thing I worry about his driving. That's the only thing I have very, very concerned about. Is I would hope, and try to put it in paper, that everybody trup maybe gets dropped off or Uber Uber Uber, back and forth. No cars. You can't have your your print, can't bring your car because there's no parking and you take off the park and so they have. I have question with the fish. Put the fish balld to do? I already drops her keys into yeah, I have caution take or yeah, it's a different type of party. Isn't a Deique set up? Set up pots in tents out back there you go. Yeah, but there's a lot of different ways to talk about you know, and and and raise money, and I'm very big proponent on raising money for vfw's and all the veterans, and I actually have some veterans styled. I have a new series coming out soon and I have a veteran helping me design them. Awesome, awesome, Kevin mccluskey. Okay, well, you see this surprise. It's...

...going to be amazing. So you're just overrun by North Catholic guys. Can't get away from and I's were everywhere. We have a future phone call soon, hopefully maybe the Monday or Tuesday, with Katie Cooney, who designed these labels again. She's amazing, and Kevin mccowsky and the guy to help me bottle is interested in Katie Cooney. The label guy that I bought the labels from, Joe Chocolate, is interested in Katie Cooney. Service good, she's amazing girl. She's a philly girl and she's junior out of park and you know, and it just it just brings everything full circle, you know, and I'm truly blessed with having great people like yourselves in this room and Bob out there now, and all the Papsukan gang that have supported me from Jump Street and and all the ancestors and people that have taken care of me since the beginning of time. Truly thank you. Did she go to the North Catholic too? Is that Katie she tried to get into? Judge. She's a little fleshy little flower girl. Little Flower, yes, yes, little. I love all high school I think everybody has something off for its fun banner. But, you know, except for this crap, I the prep guys. You, we can do it at the prep guy. Can't go wrong with a prep guy. PREP. Yes, you went the prep. Yes, can't go wrong with a proper do you? You did it. We southing a battle right. If I do, I mean I didn't go to the prep. I would have went to West Catholic. Ye, okay, I think everybody is, you know, everybody has a story. Everybody has that neighborhood. Everybody has, you know, the same kind of similar stories. Just change the names, change the last names, change the street names, MMM, trains, change the high school. You know. Yeah, so I we appreciate you coming in here. It's it's weird, like you said, you walk through life, you meet people and you cross paths again, like last time I'd see you, we were probably playing a game of bells out on Howland Street and then, you know, we get older, go way to school, move away and then I hear the kids doing whiskey from the old neighborhood. I look it up as Jason. I remember Jason. So we connected. Then we got you connected with Katie and it's one of the great things that we that we like about this podcast. We can bring in the small businesses, we can bring in family members, friends that are trying to get on their feet, trying to run a business or they might have already have a business and just trying to keep it out there and support them as much as we can sell anything we can do for you as you go through. Obviously will continue to buy because it's good, but you know, anything you need from us, you're all doors always open, welcome to come in. The new stuff is great. Good luck with it. Like nice to meet you. Let's be you, guys. You're around the corner. We may need some some flyers talk, because we aren't necessary to get some contact in fall. Up to speed on all the hockey all the time. But they ka the orange man. Yeah, they just announced their they just announced their preseason roster, did they? They did all right. The look at it. Yeah, they said it's not about like Sam. We'reing like playing left wing. Yeah, all right, something try out. I guess it's pretty season. You do things. Yeah, that work out the cakes. I might be better for ghost flame wing. They're yeh, yeahs out. Yet he's he's a liability on defense and he's a defenseman. That's not a good call. Did we there were a couple sporting these bits. That happened while we are all heir. Apparently Schwartz got fired. Yep, contemplating retirement. WE'VE GOT EAGLES CAN WASHINGTON YEAR OFF? Eagles Washington tomorrow. We play for draft pick, or do we play for the wind to go out on top? Normally I play for the way and I don't like, you know, laying down, but the fact that if we lay down hurts Dallas. Let's lay down. I want to play quarterback tomorrow, to call dug when I get home see if I can head down there and well my body from New York. I was texting I'm happy New Year's over the weekend and he he wants the eagles to win. Of course he does. Yes, so he says, as much as it hurts me to say, that go birds. I can't believe I'm root for Washington. Yeah, it's not that we're rooting for Washington. We're not rooting for the birds. You're rooting against Dallas thing. Oh, you're done all that. That's because essentially, if the eagles win and that and right in the Dallas Wednesday, can't have that. I'll the other three other teams in the division. If, if it's not going to be UST that wins at division, I would rather have Washington one the division. Same. Yeah, and for the record, it doesn't look like Jim Schwartz was fired from one. I'm seeing, like all the reports are saying, that he's just not coming back next year. So I think that he's just kind of finishing off and then step it away. So he'll be there this week. That's that's the impression I'm getting the way that these reports are worded. I haven't seen that he was fired. He's just not returning after this year. Maybe he sees the two foot letters and block letters in the wall your father and he's like, you know what, before you say that, I'm just going to check out, retire...

...or fire. Right. Yeah, did you guys see the stat that someone from the NFC East is going to break this year so if they starting like two and seven and making the playoffs, Oh, you're like one and two, hundred and sixty eight, like one team's going to do it. Yeah, and it's going to be this year. It's going to be one of those three. Yeah, it's a mess. NOPE, Washington Away with the whole six wins. Yeah, so they'll finish seven and nine if they if they want. I didn't get the division. It's not the first time at seven and nine is wanted. Not Our division, but a division. So did the other street that's still standing. Not from the NFC east since like. What is it like? Oh, for no, the birds. No, repeat every price. Right, that's right. Yeah, what about New England's ten win season streak coming to an end? Yep, Belti. I love it that. I can't be highs to that. That team shot up the ladder. There we go with the ladder again. Oh of hatred, since since Brady bellot check. Well, all Austin, yes, yes, but especially the patriot. The football is my number one word. Well, that's why I can't stand the Bruins. Right, right, I mean they's a shade, because that's it's a really cool town. It is a visit boss of Boston is a pretty cool yeah, I went up there for him, but they're so spoiled and they became so they became so arrogant and obnoxious. There's probably kids up there his age that they don't know lose it. Yeah, that was I know it's no exactly and I can't wait to find out. And it's it's amazing. How how? How quick, because I actually kind of sort of used to like the Patriots back in the Steve Grogreen groken days and and before him, Irving Friar, the guy, the God, Oh my God, the quarterback to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl one thousand nine hundred and eighty, because he play he started with the Patriots. That hell was his name. But yeah, Jim Planket, yes, thank you. He was with the with the Patriots. So I actually liked them back in those days and ever since Brady and Belichick have come around, I just I can't stand them. It's pompous. These chees like the Yes all the time and they keep doing it and nothing ever happens to them. The old logo through me off as a child. I did not know what it was like. This is guy doing which one they think guy bending over a football like this is strange. It's just the tight ends. What are we doing? There? The many penance on my wall and I'm like, I don't know what that is, and then finally I'm like it's a Patriot person. Really, it was either that or the buccaneer. Yeah, buccaneer was a little yeah, with orange, yea like the cream sickles. Yeah, I like the uniforms, but that was another guy that threw you off. Yeah, where did? That doesn't scare me. That doesn't. Now, that's not a football, not a baby, it's not real, real good raider. It's not the raiders. That puts a little fear and tea silver. Yeah, Rob Roy was a rob boy. That was the palments. Yeah, what do they call them? Not a pirate. They there was another name for them, like a swash Buckler or something. Yeah, yeah, it was the Spanish style pirate. Anyway, Watson boss, and I like boss. It's a very, very classical talent. But don't ever go there on St Patrick's Day. See, that's the time I was there. Really, I was there to it. It was just so unpleasant I couldn't believe it. It was so strict on drinking. I couldn't believe it. I'm like, well, wow, we were in a bar and they they did last call, but last call you had to be standing at the bar when they made last call. We're thinking I will start making our way up to the bar and the bartenders are like no, we said las called. Like you, we're here to make we're here for our last bed of like no, you needed to be sitting at the bar when we said last call to give you a drink. And saying rolls around the country. But I mean I went up there for the win a flowers played the winter classic. Up here, like I'm like expecting to like be walk in a streets drink of beer. No one's walking around, like what Ed? You can't tell gate anywhere because there's no parking lots. Everything's a parking garage. Yeah, because it's right in the center, right. Yeah. So I'm like walking around. I'm like, I don't can I drink? Like with me my wife, we went into McDonald's, got us so to a. You got for it right in A. Well, we did something similar in St Patrick's Day. The bars were packed. We get to like southy or whatever to go to these bars or there's a line to get in the bar. We're sitting in line, like dude, this awful. We walk, me and a body walk like a half a block, block, block and a half. Find A dully. It's like, let's get old s nice. We go, happ onto your hand. We got Mickey's. You're up. Ah, got some Mickey Barrels. Yeah, I think it was old but we always idiotic times. But we were in, but we're standing in line or like drinking and a bar owner and the manager and the bouners came out and streamed at our heads off. What you know? So we left. We jumped in the cab. That caps like a it's cool, just come on.

We had beer and you know in the cabin ARY. Shouldn't do I don't do that at home kids. And then we get it. We're getting out of the cab to go to the next bar and then next bar yells at us because we're getting out of cabould open drinking. This is try to think what year was so straight everywhere, but we were. Yeah, the one bar we tried to get into, the black rows on St Patti's Day, was it was like a fifty hour cover charge and here's a line. So we said the hell with that. We were around a corner to another bar, which we got him. Was No problem. But then make when the bars were shut down, like we were, I right there, after hours, clubs. There some place we can go, and we were told, yeah, come me this down here for this party, and we're like, never been to Boston before. We're trying to figure out to get there. Some one buddy has to copy. Yeah, we were told to go so and so, and he went, you boys aren't from around here, are we're sitting now? He said, you don't want to go anywhere near that part of Boston, being out of towners. Just go back to your hotel through yourselves a favor, like Oh, okay, thanks now we were I was married. I think it was like two thousand and four, two thousand and five maybe, like I mean it's yeah, you go state to state, you know, strict everywhere and they want to control everything down to you know, how you put on your shoes, you know what I mean. So all right, well, we've gotten through it all. Sorry, I think from the whole time, sorry, I say biting his lip the whole time he had to get the card. Is Definitely Dad today with us to talking. You know, sorry, I'm thinking he's going to go to school a Monday and say no, I don't really remember a damn thing about it by biology. But make it whiskey. I got you herban once. Whiskey. I got your cover teacher, whiskey. A lot of money in the booze business. So if we will get back on our normal schedule this week, back in here Thursday night, orsday night, there's plenty of sports to still talk about. that. Still got the whole quarterback situation. We got our sixers playing, we got a flyers coming up. JT is still out there without a game. I am plenty Philly to talk about. A surprised that that. Yeah, so we will get back in, but we wanted to. We were excited for the special episode here to introduce the new POPs into the world. Jason go forth, thank you, and prosper, as they say. Right, that's good. A distillery and then then have you know, Sandy boot first and the distillery that that's like the goal, that's the dream, and and and doing a lot of things with all businesses. MMM, help, let's help each other. All, YEP, all rising tides float all the boasts that you know that are all tied together. Let's float it's do it. Your whiskies are amazing. They're really good tasting. I can't recommend them enough. Thank you. I think the only thing that's as good as the whiskey is your story. That how you got to where you are, and I think that's awesome. M Yeah, it's a fight every day. That's why I hired for the whole show bringing him in. That's why we'll do a whiskey taste for six hours at the BEFW they go, I'm gonna I get your information after the show for sure. I won't even there. It is. Go over that tree. Talk about right, maybe pretty jurw with you. whold, try, min everyone's about it really stop, didn't? Yeah, Angel, say Yo, what's up, so you can catch your breath. It's true. I'll be like that next time. He plans will coming in. I'm about coming be like pain and teller. He doesn't even I'll tell you how to ride home. All Right, gentlemen, Thanks Mike. Thank you for coming in. I'll think it's nice meeting you. Will connect again. I think he found his calling, though, at podcasting. Isn't. He will get you in here, definitely, get some some flowers, talk go and and other sports. We bring it all on. We do sports, we do food, we do drinks, we do whatever hell crosses our mind that we whereever mood is hitting as that. We've had some interesting conversations in here. Derailments are our best. Yes, we set off. What a what a set the kind of plan, what we're going to talk about and that she just never yep, yeah, gone. Thanksgiving Eve. He was quite at the baccle. Yeah, that was our latest one. Steve contributed to that. Yes, he did. He did all right, folks, no fence, Steve, thanks for checking US out again on another special episode of the saying Abood first podcast. Thanks, as always, too, powered by POPs. Let's have a taste. It's have a taste and we will catch you Thursday. Be Excellent to each other. sweaty years. You did it beginning. Yeah, we did do a commercial. Cut that. That's like, Steve.

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