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”.


Episode 417: March 23, 2013

Amrut Vice President of Production Surrinder Kumar (L), Managing Director Rakshit (Rick) Jagdale (C), and Technical Director Muthuraman Meyyappan in the Amrut stillhouse, March 2013.

This week’s episode required 35 hours of flying and 17,000 miles of round-trip travel, but it was well worth it to visit Amrut’s distillery in Bangalore, India. We’ll catch up with Amrut’s Rick Jagdale to discuss a series of new Amrut single malts, including one that pays tribute to the excessively greedy angels in Amrut’s warehouses, and Rick will answer some of your questions about Amrut as well. In the news, Billy Walker’s investment team has added Glenglassaugh Distillery to their portfolio that already includes BenRiach and GlenDronach, Whisky Magazine announces this year’s winners of the World Whiskies Awards and the Icons of Whisky Awards, more whiskies receive honors in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and it’ll cost more for a dram of Scotch in Scotland after a UK tax increase.

The controversial cask re-charring procedure at Amrut in which a worker rotates the cask.
Links: Amrut | Glenglassaugh | BenRiach | Dewar’s | Scotch Whisky Association | Diageo | Whisky Magazine | Ultimate Spirits Challenge | Heaven Hill | Ulf Buxrud’s Guide to Ichiro’s Malts | Ian Buxton’s Tomdachoille Estate