Join us for live webcasts each Wednesday and Friday at 5:00pm New York time (21:00 GMT), and if you can’t watch the webcasts live, you can always catch the replays here!

Happy Hour Live with Dr. Don Livermore (Episode 930: March 2, 2022)

Dr. Don Livermore is the master blender at Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor, Ontario, and the winner of numerous awards for his Canadian whiskies over the years. He’s also a whisky nerd, as we proved during our #HappyHourLive webcast the other night. You can catch the fun each Friday night on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: Hiram Walker Distillery

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Happy Hour Live with Lance Winters and Dave Smith of St. George Spirits (Episode 928: February 23, 2022)

St. George Spirits in Alameda, California is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and is one of the pioneers of the U.S. craft distilling movement. In addition, it was one of the first distilleries to make an American single malt whiskey 20 years ago this year – a whiskey that came out of a job interview. We got the story behind that job interview from Master Distiller Lance Winters and Head Distiller/Blender Dave Smith on the latest #HappyHourLive webcast the other night. You can watch our live shows each Friday night on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: St. George Spirits

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Happy Hour Live with Bill Samuels, Jr. of Maker’s Mark (Episode 926: February 16, 2022)

It’s been more than a decade since Bill Samuels, Jr. “retired” as chairman of Maker’s Mark and turned the reins over to his son Rob, but the 82-year-old Bourbon legend seems just as busy today as ever. He joined us from his office at Maker’s Mark headquarters for the #HappyHourLive webcast the other night for a wide-ranging discussion of everything from his early days to being a mentor for today’s generation of emerging distillers. Join us each Friday night at 5:00pm New York time for our live webcasts on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: Maker’s Mark

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Happy Hour Live with the “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi” Gang (Episode 924: February 10, 2022)

Time for our annual visit with the guys from “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi” podcast for a virtual whiskey tasting session. IndyCar veterans Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe joined us for the #HappyHourLive webcast, along with producer Tim Durham and their special guest, Marco Andretti. We tasted the Heaven’s Door Redbreast Edition Bourbon, the Dickel/Leopold Bros. Rye collaboration, Redwood Empire’s Lost Monarch, and the Crown Royal Noble Collection Winter Wheat edition. Join us for our live webcasts every Friday night at 5:00pm New York time on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: Heaven’s Door | George Dickel | Leopold Bros. Distilling | Redwood Empire | Crown Royal

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Happy Hour Live with Company Distilling’s Jeff Arnett (Episode 923: February 9, 2022)

Jeff Arnett left Jack Daniel’s nearly 18 months ago with a desire to create his own whiskey brand, and that’s just what he and his partners have done with the new Company Distilling. With one Tennessee distillery already in operation, a second under construction, and plans for a third in the works, Company Distilling has high hopes for the future. We talked with Jeff about that future and his past at Jack Daniel’s on our #HappyHourLive webcast the other night, and you can catch all of our live webcasts every Friday night at 5:00pm New York time on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: Company Distilling

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Happy Hour Live with Clay Risen & Maggie Kimberl (Episode 921: February 2, 2022)

Our live webcast with Clay Risen of the New York Times and Maggie Kimberl of American Whiskey Magazine went all over the place, with everything from winter weather to fake whiskies and much more! Join us each Friday night at 5:00pm New York time (22:00 GMT/UTC) for our live shows on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: The New York Times | American Whiskey Magazine

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Happy Hour Live with Dave Worthington and Sam Simmons: (Episode 919: January 26, 2022)

That Boutique-y Whisky Company releases some of the most unique single cask whiskies on the market, and we’re joined this week by Sam “Dr. Whisky” Simmons and Dave Worthington for whisky talk, games, and much more! Join us each Friday night at 5:00pm New York time (22:00 GMT/UTC) for our live shows on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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Happy Hour Live with Billy Abbott & Davin de Kergommeaux (Episode 917: January 19, 2022)

Our Friday night #HappyHourLive webcasts are back! This week’s show features Billy Abbott, author of the new book “The Philosophy of Whisky,” and Canadian Whisky Awards founder Davin de Kergommeaux. Davin handed out the 2022 Canadian Whisky Awards the night before our webcast, and we’ll discuss the winners along with the state of Canadian Whisky. Join us each Friday night at 5:00pm New York time (22:00 GMT/UTC) for our live shows on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.


Links: The Philosophy of Whisky | CanadianWhisky.org

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Happy Hour Live with Springbank’s Findlay Ross and Ranald Watson (Episode 902: October 8, 2021)

Springbank’s Findlay Ross and Ranald Watson joined us from Campbeltown, Scotland on the latest Happy Hour Live webcast to answer your whisky questions. We also talked about plans for J&A Mitchell’s third distillery to be built in Campbeltown, with a goal of having it open in time for Springbank’s 200th anniversary in 2028. There are also new environmental initiatives in the works for Springbank and Glengyle distilleries, along with new whiskies and the return of Springbank’s popular whisky school in 2022.


Links: Springbank

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Happy Hour Live with Ashley & Colby Frey, Beth Behrs, and Gareth Howells (Episode 900: September 22, 2021)

Colby and Ashley Frey own and operate Frey Ranch Farmers + Distillers, a true “grain to glass” farm distillery in Fallon, Nevada. Not only do they grow all of their own grain, but the only thing the Frey family didn’t build themselves was the still – a unique combination of column and pot stills custom-built by Vendome. The Freys did have to assemble the still, though…and that’s one of the stories they shared on our Happy Hour Live webcast the other night. We’re also joined by Aberfeldy’s Gareth Howells and actor Beth Behrs, known for her roles on “The Neighborhood” and “Two Broke Girls.” They’ll tell us about Aberfeldy’s #BarrelsAndBees program to protect and expand critically endangered honeybee habitat, along with Beth’s own experiences in both whisky and beekeeping.

Editor’s note: WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie visited Frey Ranch in Nevada before this webcast as part of a tour for drinks writers organized by the distillery. As with all of our content, though, full editorial content of this episode remains with WhiskyCast. 


Links: Frey Ranch | Aberfeldy | Barrels & Bees with Beth Behrs

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