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 561: November 7, 2015

Some of the 240 people gathered to toast Glenturret Distillery's 240th anniversary on November 5, 2015. Photo by Fraser Band courtesy Edrington Group.

Scotland’s Glenturret Distillery celebrated its 240th anniversary this week by gathering 240 people at The Famous Grouse Experience for a toast, and by announcing the debut of the distillery’s first range of single malts in many years. Stuart Cassells heads up Glenturret, and was instrumental in making those single malts possible. He’ll join us on WhiskyCast In-Depth to discuss the history and the future of one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries.

We’re also celebrating an anniversary this week, though it’s just ten years instead of 240. Still, we’ve packed a lot into this special episode…with the latest on the Compass Box controversy from John Glaser – and some of your opinions as well. We’ll also check up on the week’s new whiskies, meet the distiller playing David to the University of Kentucky’s Goliath in federal court, and American Bartender of the Year Ivy Mix will share a warming cocktail recipe for the holidays – or any cold evening.

Links: Glenturret | Compass Box | Scotch Whisky Association |William F. McMurry & Associates | Diageo | The Glenrothes | Ballantine’s | English Whisky Company | Teeling Whiskey | Dry Fly Distilling | Benromach | Angel’s Envy | Paul John | Auchentoshan | Urban Glass | Baltimore Whiskey CompanyLeyenda | Woodford Reserve