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”.


Changing of the Guard at Ireland’s Midleton Distillery

Master Blender Billy Leighton’s recent decision to step aside from day to day work at Irish Distillers gave his longtime apprentice the dream job of a lifetime. Dave McCabe is the new Master Blender for Jameson, Redbreast, Powers, and other Irish Whiskey brands, and we’ll talk with him on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. 

In the news, Irish Whiskey exports posted a decline in 2023, while Islay’s Ardnahoe Distillery is shutting down part of its visitors center. We’ll have the details on those and other stories, including another new distillery for Kentucky. 

Episode 1039: January 14, 2024

Links: Irish Distillers | Ardnahoe Distillery | Bord Bia | RD1 Spirits | Middle West Spirits | Talisker | Gordon & MacPhail | Cedar Ridge Distillery | Old Forester | Garrison Brothers Distillery | Sagamore Spirit | Distilled Spirits Council | Method & Madness | Liberty Pole Spirits

Photo courtesy Irish Distillers.