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”.


Does The Nose Know For Sure? (Episode 643: May 28, 2017)

A lab flask full of whisky. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.You may be able to tell different styles of whiskies apart by nosing them – when you know what you’re nosing to begin with. When it comes to telling Bourbons and Rye whiskies apart in a blind nosing session, Jacob Lahne, Ph.D. says your nose is more likely to focus on factors other than the mashbill, though. We’ll discuss sensory science and whisky with the Drexel University food scientist on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Brown-Forman has given Constellation Brands the brush-off, while distillers and farmers in Scotland are watching the skies and hoping for more rain soon. There’s plenty of rain in the forecast for Islay during this week’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music. We’ll have details on most of this year’s Feis Ile whiskies and an update on construction at Ardnahoe, the island’s newest distillery.

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