WhiskyCast features cask strength conversation each week, with the latest news on whiskies from around the world, whisky events, Mark Gillespie’s tasting notes, and the “WhiskyCast In-Depth” segment.
Welcome to WhiskyCast!
WhiskyCast shares the story of whisky. Simple mission, complex quest.
With more than 450 episodes of WhiskyCast, WhiskyCast HD, and WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings produced since 2005, we’ve outgrown the hand-coded website lovingly stitched together each week.
Now, WhiskyCast comes of age with a new website crafted to enhance the cask-strength conversation of the global WhiskyCast community – and gives you a new mobile responsive whisky hangout available for phone, tablet, or computer. Ready for a quick tour?
If you would like to listen or watch WhiskyCast, WhiskyCast HD, or WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings, you will find them on the top navigation bar under their respective headings. You can still subscribe from iTunes, RSS, or your favorite podcast service, and we’ve brought back the ability to download them from the website or play them while you visit – that still works the same way. What’s new? The entire site, including the video and audio podcasts, can be shared via your favorite social networks. Better yet, it’s all searchable…which makes it a lot easier to play that tidbit you heard last year to settle a discussion at the pub.
Speaking of the pub, WhiskyCast now has our very own — and you’ll find the same sort of things at the WhiskyCast Pub as in your local favorite pub. You’ll get the latest News Updates, find out what’s going on in the (searchable!) Calendar of Events, share your opinions in Your Voice, and be engrossed with WhiskyCast In-Depth. Plus, you’ll see some great whisky art and books in the Mall and can browse our vast Resources section.
You’ll want to check out the Tasting Notes – and with almost 1,000 whiskies available, we’ve made them searchable so you can find your favorites!
If you want to post comments, enter a contest, or study at WhiskyCast University, you can become an official member of the WhiskyCast family by creating an account. With your account, you can do things like sign up for our monthly newsletter and (this summer) use additional features. Unlike your chatty relatives, we will never share your personal information with anyone.
And, as always, the content on WhiskyCast is free — it is a privilege to tell the story of whisky and participate in the global whisky discussion, and we are grateful that you trust us with that mission. WhiskyCast is guided by the same ethics as respected international news organizations. Brand partners do not have any editorial control over content. We believe in transparency, so if you have questions any time, for any reason, check out the navigation bar at the bottom of each page for our contact form. However, we do require your real name and a valid e-mail address to respond.
This new website has been in the works for more than a year, and we are grateful for the contributions of many people who helped make it possible. Special thanks go to John DeYoung and his team at Tech Superpowers in Boston for helping us make the switch to our new hosting servers. We also want to thank Mikko Saari for his custom software work to make the Tasting Notes and Calendar of Events searchable, Lisa Thompson for working on the site’s overall look and feel, and Obbie King for working on the code behind the site to make it “Just Work”. We also appreciate the assistance and advice from Brad Williams, Doug Stewart, and Julie Phelps. Finally, Jeof Vita (who designed the original WhiskyCast logo back in 2006), created our new WhiskyCast University logo!
We are also truly grateful to David Fenkell for his management advice and friendship!
We hope you like the new WhiskyCast website — but we aren’t done yet. Within the next few weeks, WhiskyCast University will be launched and we will be sharing some of the new features we have planned for this summer. WhiskyCast continues to be an adventure — and we are thrilled that you are a part of the WhiskyCast community.
The WhiskyCast Team