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 559: October 24, 2015

Cardhu distillery manager Andy Cant during the launch of George Washington's Single Malt at Virginia's Mount Vernon, October 13, 2015. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.

Andy Cant has been a Scotch Whisky nomad for nearly four decades, working at distilleries and maltings all over Scotland. He’s done everything from making grain whisky for blends to running a maltings and multiple malt whisky distilleries from Islay to the Highlands. These days, you’ll find him at Cardhu Distillery in Speyside, but we caught up with him recently at Mount Vernon in Virginia, where he was part of a team from Scotland making single malt whisky at George Washington’s Distillery. He shares some stories of the distilleries and the people he’s worked with along the way on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth.

Travel retail releases dominate the news this week, with a bunch of new whiskies being unveiled at the travel retail industry’s annual showcase in Cannes. We’ll also have the details on Diageo’s 2015 Special Releases from Scotland, this year’s Masters Collection release from Woodford Reserve, and tales of lawyers on the loose in Kentucky!

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