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Whiskey Rock Lounge
46 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 45 - Tyler's "One From The Road"
JD and Denise welcome Tyler, our Memphis mixologist, back from his big Middle American Road Trip- from Route 66 to the outskirts of Colorado, Tyler ate and drank his way thru the mid-west. He got major inspiration for his newest creation, aptly called "One From The Road", made with bourbon, brown sugar, spicy New Mexican pepper, and of course some Amaro bitters and a gorgeous garnish. Tyler explains the explosion of flavours and different types of bitters, as well as the Mezcal trend and why we better buy it up soon. These shows with Tyler are really worth watching, so you can see the ingredients and style in his cocktails. To view on our YouTube channel, click this link.
40 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 44- Vickie Shaw Remembered Us!
JD and Denise catch up with comedian Vickie Shaw, who's based in Texas. She's a wife, mother, grandmother and stand-up comedian that speaks her truth. We talk Vickie into some day drinking and telling us about her career, her family and her chickens. JD dips into some Limoncello while Denise suffers through a NorthStar stout but balances it out with Canyero Salted Caramel Rum. View this show on our YouTube Channel by clicking this link.
66 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge -Ep. 43- When Your Guest Forgets You, Just Drink More
JD and Denise wait on their guest -who ends up being a no show, so the ladies drink up and have a good old fashioned gab fest.... THEN remember to turn the recorder on. So, more drinks and more gab and more laughs. For the video of this show, click the link here.
40 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 42 Rolling with Andrea Meyerson
Denise whips up some black cherry madness with Red Stag-Jim Beam Cherry Bourbon and Virgil's Black Cherry soda, while JD cools down with a lemonade and Absolute Vodka (the Pride edition) while they welcome the one and only Andrea Meyerson of "Women On A Roll" and "Women On The Net". There are very few people who've done more for women's social events than Andrea. From her first softball league, to producing her many stand up comedy shows with the ladies we love, to trips and excursions, films and a new documentary - this is a woman who loves what she does. Click here to watch this show on our YouTube channel.
38 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 41- Treats By Zeets Is A Doggy's Dream Store
This is a show you'll want to actually watch, so check out the link at the end of this description! JD and Denise welcome Amber from Treats By Zeets,a North East, Maryland based doggy boutique filled with all natural and organic treats for your dogs, but a ton of cool stuff for doggy parents and their homes, too. Amber tells us what inspired her take a risk and quit her job as a retail jewellery store manager and open up her own doggy boutique once she and her wife Gina (Denise's cousin) got their dog, Zita, an adorable labradoodle who makes a guest appearance. Amber gives us a virtual tour of the store and tells us how you can order online. So, click on this link to watch the show from our YouTube channel.
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon -Ep. 70
Welcome to episode 70 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews UK author Rosie Wilby. Rosie is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster whose first book was entitled “Is Monogamy Dead?” She released her second book this year, and “The Break-Up Monologues” asks what we can learn from heartache and how it can teach us so much about ourselves and relationships. It’s a funny and honest delve into the human psyche and what it takes to stay in a relationship for all the right reasons. Easier said than done! Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. Her upcoming lesbian romance Big London Dreams is available for pre-order, out on July 28th. Find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk
40 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 40 - British Singer MiRi Shows Up
Denise and JD have a drink and a very cool chat with out, British musician, songwriter, artist, and creator MiRi. She talks to us about her lead acting role in the "She's in London" web series, her music and working through a world wide pandemic. We also discuss her inspirational T-shirt project and how it came about through her quest for finding comfort in her individuality. Have a look at MiRi's website here: MIRI Official. Also, to view this show on our YouTube Channel, click on this link. Enjoy!
39 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 39- Pride Special -Size Doesn't Matter!
JD and Denise (FINALLY!) celebrate Pride with a little peanut butter whiskey! Denise has Sheep Dog, and JD has Ram's Point. They welcome Shawna and Courtney of "Sharc and Rae" Clothing, a clothing & swimwear company geared towards our LGBTQ community with a focus on body positivity and confidence by the pool! Whatever your look, style or body size, you deserve to feel comfortable at the beach or the pool. From masculine or left-of to feminine or right inbetween, Shawna discusses all the reasons why this is the swimwear line for you. No more board shorts and tank tops, no more finding the right bottoms and the wrong top or vice versa. Happy Summer, Happy Pride! To watch our video of the show, click this link.
35 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 38 - Daddy's Money and MaMa's Good Looks: Tyler's back!
JD and Denise welcome back their house mixologist, Tyler from Memphis, who recently celebrated a big birthday in Las Vegas. He's stirring up a special Father's Day drink that has both Kentucky bourbon and lager with a homemade citrus hit. He also surprises the girls with a guest they didn't see coming. To view this show on our YouTube channel, click this link.
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep 37- Pride Month Special with Michelle Bonilla
Denise wings it alone this week while JD attends her nephew's graduation. After a little Jack and Coke, and a rambler of an opener, Denise welcomes out actress, writer, producer and director Michelle C. Bonilla (www.michellecbonilla) who you may recognize from appearances on "ER", "General Hospital", "NCIS New Orleans", "Castle", "Criminal Minds", "Jane The Virgin" and a few more (over 170 imdB credits!). Michelle and Denise disuss how representation matters and Michelle talks about her new short film "I Just Wish You Told Me" which is loosely based on a personal experience, after she lost her partner and some truths were discovered. To watch the Zoom chat on our YouTube channel, click this link.
74 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge -Ep. 36 -Rum, Rock and Roll Overs with Judy Routley
JD and Denise welcome JD's singing side kick from the good old days of dive bar gigs, Judy Routely, who is also our mixologist Tyler's Mom. Judy brings some amazing rums while Denise tries her hand at mixing Jaegermeister and Coke. JD and Judy talk about how they met and decided to sing together, Denise discusses her bad haircut trauma, and JD and Judy sing some quick covers including an Eagles and a Grateful Dead tune. We'll have the video back next week but due to all of our hair issues, we scrapped this week's. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!
39 minutes | May 30, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge -Ep. 35- A Bad Haircut but a Good Talk with Christin Baker
Denise hits the Keepr Honey Smoked Bourbon hard after she gets a really bad hair cut, JD does a little mixology again and the ladies welcome film maker Christin Baker. Christin recently launched her own film production company "Baker Films" after her successful LGBT streaming service, Tellofilms.com - where she produced and directed lesbian content for paid subscribers. She is one busy lady, telling us about her latest films and what it takes to get film done in the middle of a pandemic. To view the video of this episode, click the link.
47 minutes | May 28, 2021
The Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon - Ep. 69
Welcome to episode 69 of the Lesbian Book Club, where Clare interviews UK author Kate Davies. Kate is a novelist, screenwriter and author of children's books. Her debut novel “In At The Deep End” won the 2020 Polari Prize and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The Guardian described it as 'without doubt, the afterparty book for anyone looking to continue their Fleabag fun'. Kate talks about writing from a place of truth, celebrating queer London, living her best life in a Scottish castle, and writing stuff that shocks you. “There’s stuff in the book I’d be embarrassed to read out loud!” Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. She has new audiobooks of “Hot London Nights” and “The Long Weekend” out now, and Big London Dreams is available for pre-order, out in July. Find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk
44 minutes | May 23, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 34 - Eurovision, MTV and Medicine with Dan Renzi
JD and Denise have a conversation with Dan Renzi, who you might remember from MTV's "Real World Miami" and "Road Rules vs Real World Challenges". All these years later and Dan is a nurse now, traveling all over the country fighting COVID as a frontline healthcare warrior. They chat about the renewed interest, reboot talk and nostalgia from back then as well as vaccine hesitation, misinformation and oh yeh- Dan and Denise's obsession with The Eurovision Song Contest. To watch a video of this show, click on the link.
40 minutes | May 16, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 33 - Dana Goldberg and her Impressive Bar Cart!
JD and Denise welcome L.A. based comedian, presenter and actor Dana Goldberg to the show as they talk about what life has been like performing for Zoom audiences, and for "Likes" and virtual tips during these crazy COVID times. Dana also shows us some FINE bourbon from her very impressive bar cart. To view the video of our show, click this link.
69 minutes | May 9, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge -Ep. 32 - Catching up with Horse McDonald
Denise and JD talk with Scottish National Treasure, the iconic musician Horse McDonald about her career, her music, how she navigated the Covid lockdown and what's ahead for her. We talk about her portrait going up in the National Portrait Museum, her upcoming studio time and the re-release of "Careful", a mere 32 years after "The Same Sky" album debuted. To watch the video of our chat, click this link for our YouTube channel Zoom show.
40 minutes | May 2, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 31- In The Playroom with Sandra Valls
JD tries her hand at mixology again, while Denise has a Jaegermeister Cold Brew as they discuss JD's very good week. The ladies welcome comedian, singer, actor, producer Sandra Valls - a Latina power house of talent, riding lockdown out in Texas. They talk about Sandra's "Playroom Karaoke" that she started last year on Facebook Live as well as her upcoming gigs as restrictions begin to ease. Sandra's sister Connie pops in for a surprise. To view the show on YouTube, click this link.
56 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 30 - Tyler Creates The Front Porch Pounder - Mixology
Tyler, our Memphis mixologist from the ultra trendy bar "The Gray Canary" (as well as "Eight and Sand") visits with us again! JD is a little late getting in but Denise and Tyler have a quick catch up and some whiskey chat while Tyler explains his inspiration for this "Front Porch Pounder"- a drink you can love while sitting on your front porch on a warm weekend. It's really a modern, grown up riff on the classic college jungle juice. He's almost ready to share some eclectic, electric neon-colored summer drinks but NOT yet, it's still Spring so we're cruising slowly and savoring this pretty drink made with whiskey, cappaletti, lemon juice, cynar, vanilla extract, dash of sugar syrup! For the video of this show, click this link and see Tyler in action.
70 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge - Ep. 29 - Hey, hey What's Happening?!
The girls are back with a good old fashioned catch up over a few drinks. They spill the T on JD's upcoming gigs working with "Women on The Net", and another cool Arts Garage event. Denise does some name dropping with a run down of upcoming guests and what life's been like with the phased re-opening in England and JD discusses a great new store she stumbled on that benefits veterans. To watch the video of our show, click on this link.
79 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
The Whiskey Rock Lounge- Ep. 28 - Chillin' with Jill Bennett
JD and Denise have a drink and ... a big ol' chat with actor, writer, producer, animal lover Jill Bennett, who tells us about life in L.A. lockdown and how she's been keeping busy (and sharp!) Also, big news on some very cool future projects and a little tea spilled on wife, Lauren Neal's latest project - writing, directing a Hyundai car commercial that debuted at the GLAAD Media Awards (available on YouTube to see). We had some intense convo on animals, too- from squirrels to cats to pitbulls. Well, come on. We're lesbians, of course we did. To view this show on our YouTube channel, click this link.
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