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Episode 92 - Letherbee Malort/Bësk

Episode 92 - Letherbee Malort/Besk.

Jen and Erica are trying Letherbee Malort, a variation of the Chicago classic wormwood bitter liqueur. In the time since we filmed this episode, Letherbee has renamed it “Bësk”, evidently in response to a trademark claim by Jeppson’s Malort. Letherbee’s version was developed by The Violet Hour’s R. Franklin.

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Drunk Monkeys - Episode 33 - Live! Chicago Women's Funny Festival.

This is the first podcast episode coming from our live show at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. It's a little departure from our usual structure, as there's very little drinking except for shots of Malört and Girl that Jen and Erica do at the top of the show, but Jen talks about Disaronno and the origin of the show and it's funny. Next week, we have some actual reviews from the live show.

Erica's shirt: Drink Coffee, Drink Whiskey.

Jeppson's Malort

Jeppson's MalortJohn Hodgman drank Jeppson's Malort* when he visited Chicago last week. Poor son-of-a-bitch.

I was first forced to drink Malort as the last shot of the night at my bachelor party at The Sovereign. It tasted, let us not beat around the bush, like ass. But maybe, I thought, my taste buds were off from the cigars, and it has that cute little Chicago flag-shield on the label, and it's made in Chicago (well, in Florida, but for Chicago), and the little pamphlet the bartender handed me (yes, there's a booklet) challenged my manhood: "Most first-time drinkers of Jeppson Malort reject our liquor. Its strong, sharp taste is not for everyone. Our liquor is rugged and unrelenting (even brutal) to the palate. During almost 70 years of American distribution, we found only 1 out of 49 men will drink Jeppson Malort after the first 'shock-glass.'"

So, I bought a bottle. And we had a little tasting.

Kate: "Nail polish remover. It's a little sweet, you know like they add that scent to nail polish remover."

Shaun: "Bug spray, with Robitussin. Because bug spray on its own would probably be a little thin, so they mix in the Robitussin to thicken it up."

Fuzzy: "Varnish remover. With herbs."

Erica: "Why did you make me drink that!? I can still taste it!" (From the pamphlet: "It is not possible to forget our two-fisted liquor. The taste just lingers and lasts - seemingly forever.")

* It clearly says "Malört" right on the bottle, but everyone spells it "Mallort". Probably, after one shot they see double Ls.

(Originally written for the Chicago Metblog)

(Originally posted on FuzzyCo, Oct 4, 2006: Jeppson's Malort)