Dr. Matthew Crow of Diageo's Scotch Whisky creation team. Photo ©2013 by Mark Gillespie.Matthew Crow, Ph.D. of Diageo is one of Scotch Whisky’s up-and-coming blenders. Working under Jim Beveridge, Ph.D., he helped create Johnnie Walker Double Black and worked with Jim last year on the £120,000 John Walker & Sons Diamond Jubilee whisky to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne. In the past year, he’s helped create three new Talisker releases, and joins us on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth to discuss the subtle differences in blending Single Malts versus Blended Scotch whiskies. In the news, Heaven Hill opens the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville’s Main Street, Glenfiddich releases a special whisky to support wounded warriors, and we’ll take a look at the 2014 Malt Whisky Yearbook with editor Ingvar Ronde.

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