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In the old days, as many as 14 men made whisky at Balblair Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Now, just 7 men are needed…but they do a little of everything during the week, from running the stills to mowing the lawn and painting barrel heads. We’ll meet some of the Balblair team in this episode and see how they keep the distillery running…while finding time to have some fun along the way.
It took Taiwan’s entry into the WTO in 2002 to fulfill the dream of a whisky-loving Taiwanese industrialist. T.T. Lee took advantage of the end of a government monopoly on distilling to build a world-class whisky distillery in Taiwan. King Car’s Kavalan single malts have been shocking whisky experts for the last two years, and this is a rare look at what makes King Car’s whiskies unique.
The thought of speaking in public scares most people to death, but sooner or later, you’ll be in a position where you have to offer a toast. In this episode of WhiskyCast HD, Laphroaig brand ambassador Simon Brooking offers some suggestions for toasting your friends or colleagues at a special event.
Ger Buckley is a 5th generation master cooper at Ireland’s Midleton Distillery, and one of only four coopers working at whiskey distilleries in Ireland. He demonstrates some of the tools and techniques handed down over centuries of barrel making.
Links: Midleton Distillery