WhiskyCast is where it all begins. Now in our 9th year, each weekly episode brings you the latest in whisky news, along with the latest events, tasting notes, comments from other listeners, and the weekly “In-Depth” segment features interviews with the people who help make whisky the “water of life”.
Last Saturday, the Wall Street Journal looked at the controversy over “finishing” whisky, with this question in the headline: “What’s in that bottle?” In this episode, we’ll look at the debate over finishing whiskies with Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich, Simon Brooking of The Dalmore, and Malt Advocate editor and publisher John Hansell.
Links: Wall Street Journal | Bruichladdich | The Dalmore | Malt Advocate
Award-winning whiskies dominate this edition of WhiskyCast! We’ll hear from Graham Coull of Glen Moray, the home of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2006 Single Malt Scotch of the Year. Also, award-winners from the Malt Maniacs and The Spirit Journal’s F. Paul Pacult — and a childhood memory from Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark.
Links: Maker’s Mark | Glen Moray | Malt Advocate | d.b.a. New York | The Dalmore | Victoria Whisky Festival | Whiskies of the World Expo | Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible | Malt Maniacs | The Spirit Journal
Oak barrels and Scotch Whisky go hand in hand, but The Famous Grouse has a new twist on this marriage with a rare Scottish Oak-aged whisky. You’ll find the details from Helen Potter of The Famous Grouse in this episode, along with news on a chance to invest in a distillery, holiday specials, and an interview with The Dalmore’s Simon Brooking.
Links: Food Network | Ardbeg | Isle of Jura | The Macallan | Victoria Whisky Festival | Glenmorangie | The Famous Grouse | The Dalmore
In this episode, Lawrence Graham gives us an update on January’s Victoria Whisky Festival. Our news update reports Scottish politicians and the whisky industry have come to terms on formal designations for Scotch whiskies, and we’ll have an update on the North American release of Jim Murray’s 2006 Whisky Bible, along with kudos for WhiskyCast.
Links: Whisky Magazine | Scotch Whisky Association | Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible | The Scotch Blog | Bruichladdich | Park Avenue Liquors | Maker’s Mark | d.b.a. New York | Victoria Whisky Festival
A special episode recorded on location at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, as Malt Advocate publisher John Hansell discusses the winners of this year’s Malt Advocate Whisky Awards. In the news, the owner of Glenfiddich and The Balvenie expands to China, where whisky sales are booming. Pernod Ricard is considering cuts at its distilleries and bottling plants in Scotland, and a list of upcoming whisky events around the world.
Links: Monk’s Cafe | Glenfiddich | The Balvenie | Scotch Whisky Association | Pernod Ricard | World Whiskies Conference | Malt Advocate
The premiere episode features news of two rare Ardbeg releases, Jim Murray’s 2006 Whisky Bible, upcoming events, and interviews with Parker Beam of Heaven Hill Distilleries and Dr. Jim Swan of Penderyn Distillery in Wales.
Links: Ardbeg | Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible | Monk’s Cafe | d.b.a. New York | Bernheim Wheat Whiskey | Penderyn