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”.


Choosing Bourbon Passion

Melissa Rift’s career path is anything but traditional for a whisky maker. She started out as a family therapist before discovering her passion for Bourbon, and it’s led her to become the new master taster for Old Forester. We’ll explore her journey and her passion for whisky on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Jack Daniel’s has been ordered to stop work on one of its new barrel houses after a neighbor sued over whisky fungus problems, while Kentucky distillers are hoping a bill pending in the state legislature could mean the end of the “barrel tax.”

Episode 944: March 5, 2023

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