In the last episode, I mentioned the Balcones Brimstone blue corn whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas…and how the corn was smoked over Texas scrub oak. Turns out I was wrong, and there’s an even more interesting story behind this whiskey and the distillery. In the news, Jack Daniel’s neighbors want to tax the distillery’s whiskey barrels, Ireland could have a fourth distillery two years from now, new whiskies from Glen Garioch and The Macallan, and tasting notes for craft whiskies from Arkansas and Washington.

Links:   Balcones Distillery | Jack Daniel’s | Nashville Public Radio | Belfast Distillery Company | Glen Garioch | The Macallan | Woodford Reserve | Laphroaig