Copper Dogs (L-R) Simon Roser, Sam Simmons, Cat Spencer, and Rob Allanson. Photo courtesy Copper Dogs/Steely Fox PR.Whisky has inspired many musicians over the years, but Copper Dogs is turning that around. Four whisky industry veterans have turned to performing, though Sam Simmons, Cat Spencer, Rob Allanson, and Simon Roser won’t be giving up their day jobs any time soon. They’re performing at Balvenie Castle during the upcoming Spirit of Speyside Festival, and Sam Simmons joins us to discuss music and whisky on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. We have plenty of new whiskies to talk about this week from The Balvenie, Aberfeldy, Tomatin, The Glenlivet and more, while Kavalan’s Taiwanese single malts are finally available in the US, Suntory’s acquisition of Beam is almost complete, and Sullivan’s Cove French Oak — dubbed the World’s Best Single Malt in last month’s World Whiskies Awards — is completely gone.

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