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”.
Thousands of illicit distilling sites exist around Scotland. Derek Alexander and his team of archaeologists at the National Trust for Scotland have barely scratched the surface of the country’s bothys, but their recent digs have uncovered some rare artifacts of illicit distilling’s past. We’ll catch up with Derek on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, The Balvenie’s longtime Malt Master, David Stewart, is standing down after 47 years in the post. The UK, Australia, and New Zealand all raised liquor taxes this week, and Suntory is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a “tiny house” tour of America.
Episode 1016: August 6, 2023
Links: National Trust for Scotland | The Balvenie | Scotch Whisky Association | Heaven Hill | Watershed Distillery | Suntory Whisky | Legent Bourbon | Gordon & MacPhail | The Glenlivet | The Macallan | The Irishman | Douglas Laing & Co. | Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery | Hood River Distillers | High West | Hardin’s Creek
Photo courtesy National Trust for Scotland.