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”.


Ask the Whisky Maker: Compass Box’s James Saxon

James Saxon took on the role as chief whisky maker for Compass Box following founder John Glaser’s sudden departure several weeks ago. It’s a journey that started with a Compass Box tasting Saxon organized as a student at the University of St. Andrews a decade ago. He’ll answer your questions about Compass Box in this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Port Ellen Distillery is alive and humming once again, while Rosebank plans to open its new visitors center in June. Woodford Reserve has created a $15,000 Bourbon to celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby May 4, and we’ll have details and tasting notes, too. 

Episode 1049: March 24, 2024

Links: Compass Box | Port Ellen | Rosebank | Whisky Magazine Awards | Dingle Distillery | The Glenturret | Beam Suntory | High Coast Distillery | Woodford Reserve | The Dalmore | Ardnahoe | Aberfeldy

Photo courtesy Compass Box.