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 596: July 3, 2016

Rob Dietrich of Stranahan's Distillery in Denver, Colorado. Photo ©2016 by Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.Single malt whiskies have been sold in the US for decades, but technically, there’s no official definition for “single malt” in the federal government’s regulations for whiskies. Rob Dietrich of Stranahan’s Distillery in Denver wants to change that, and he’s trying to rally other distillers behind his cause. We’ll talk with the master distiller of Stranahan’s, which is back in nationwide distribution across the US after supply shortages several years ago forced Proximo Spirits to pull back and sell Stranahan’s only in Colorado.

In the news, the UK’s “Brexit” vote is starting to affect whisky sales as consumers take advantage of the weak British pound, but two UK distillery projects managed to make their crowdfunding goals despite economic uncertainty following the vote. We’ll also have details on the week’s new whisky releases and help a listener teach his bartender how to make a proper Manhattan!

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