This week's Whisky Photo of the Week shows a quality control inspector at India's Amrut Distillery...the bottling line goes past a team of women sitting in front of a large light table, and they look at each bottle before the labels go on to check for pieces of cork or anything else that might have made it into the bottle.
This week's WhiskyCast has part two of our conversation with Chuck Cowdery, author of the new book "Bourbon: Strange" and a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame. Chuck's taking issue with the federal government's lack of enforcement of key whisky labeling requirements, and also discusses why he believes one of the largest spirits companies around has mishandled its American whiskey business for years.
You'll want to listen to the entire show...with all of the discussion this week about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Whiskey Ice Challenge started by Ryan Maloney at Julio's Liquors in Boston, I'll have a special message at the end from Linda Beam, Parker Beam's wife and primary caretaker...they've been watching as thousands of people dump cold water on themselves to raise awareness and funds for ALS research!
Episode 493: August 22, 2014 whiskycast.com This week, we'll wrap up our conversation with Bourbon Hall of Fame member Chuck Cowdery, author of the new book "Bourbon: Strange" and get his views on more of the controversies facing the whisky ...