This week, we promise a politics-free episode! We’ll look at the history and future of India’s Amrut Distillery with third-generation Amrut executive director Rick Jagdale and learn how graduate school helped bring Amrut to the world. In the news, Hurricane Sandy had an impact on the whisky community, trapping a number of distillery representatives in New York as their post-WhiskyFest flights were cancelled. We’ll also get an update on the latest Bonhams auction in New York, and in non-hurricane news, word of new whiskies from Glenmorangie, Balblair, Buffalo Trace, and more!

Links:  Amrut | Hillrock Estate Distillery | Bonhams | Whisky Advocate | Bowmore | Gordon  & MacPhail | Balblair | Speyburn | Glenmorangie | Single Oak Project | A. Smith Bowman | Anchor Distilling | Irish Whiskey Society