"The Art of American Whiskey" by Noah Rothbaum. Image courtesy Ten Speed Press.The labels on whisky bottles often give us more than just the legal description of what’s inside the bottle. Good ones convey the character and heritage of the spirit…perhaps even a sense of what it tastes like. Author Noah Rothbaum has been looking at whisky labels from before Prohibition to the present day, and picked 100 of them for his new book “The Art of American Whiskey.” He’ll share the story behind the book in this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, one of the victims of last month’s Silver Trail Distillery explosion has died, distillers in Ireland have ambitious plans for the future, and we’ll have details on the week’s new whiskies along with tasting notes for the new Glenmorangie Duthac, the Ben Nevis 10-year-old single malt, and the new Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus.

Links: “The Art of American Whiskey” | Silver Trail Distillery | Kentucky Distillers Association | “Lifting Spirits: Jay & Kyle Rogers Support Fund” | Irish Whiskey Association | Walsh Whiskey Distillery | Irish Water | Ardbeg | Glenmorangie | Wemyss Malts | Deanston | Ledaig | Creative Whisky Company | Wild Turkey | The Whisky Shop Dufftown | Ben Nevis | Compass Box