WhiskyCast Episodes

WhiskyCast is where it all begins. Now in our 18th year, each weekly podcast 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”.


American History…With the Whiskey Stuff Included! (Episode 879: July 12, 2021)

There are lots of things about American history that never make into the history textbooks. For instance, the Mayflower left for America with three times as much beer on board as drinking water, and while George Washington may have been the first U.S. President to become a whiskey distiller, at least two of his successors also owned whiskey distilleries. Harris Cooper digs into some of the things the textbook writers left out in his new book “American History Through a Whiskey Glass,” and he’ll join us on this week’s podcast. In the news, the Scotch Whisky Association is looking for a new leader as chief executive Karen Betts prepares to move on, while British officials may be ready to act on the American whiskey tariff soon. We’ll have those stories and much more, and on Behind the Label, we’ll explain what the story behind WhistlePig Rye’s newest release has in common with a Margarita.

Links: “American History Through a Whiskey Glass” on Amazon | Scotch Whisky Association | Food & Drink Federation | Hensol Castle Distillery | Thompson Brothers at Dornoch Distillery | Dewar’s | Torabhaig Distillery | Copenhagen Distillery | Gotland Whisky | Amrut Aatma | The ImpEx Collection | Blue Run Spirits | The Macallan | Hunt & Gather Spirits | Booker’s Bourbon | Water of Life Festival | Springbank | Cadenhead’s | WhistlePig Rye