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 600: July 31, 2016

The label for New Liberty Distillery's "Madam President" whiskey produced for the Democratic National Convention. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.Philadelphia has a long history of whisky distilling dating back to Colonial days, and craft distillers are reviving some of that history that died out several decades ago. During this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Distilled Spirits Council arranged a tour of local craft distilleries for reporters covering the convention. We’ll take a non-partisan tour with them on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth.

In the news, Diageo’s CEO wants UK politicians to protect Scotch Whisky interests during Brexit negotiations, and we’ll find out who won this year’s Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship. We’ll also help a listener draw up his whisky shopping list for a friend visiting Tokyo, find out what whisky William Shatner last tried, and taste whiskies from Japan, Islay, and Minnesota!

Links: Distilled Spirits Council | Philadelphia Distilling | New Liberty Distillery | Pennsylvania Distillers Guild | Dallas Dhu Museum | Diageo | CNBC | Edrington | Glenfarclas | High West | Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship | Far North Spirits | Suntory Toki | Laphroaig