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 601: August 7, 2016

The label for Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.We’ve packed this week’s WhiskyCast full of cask-strength conversation from around the world! Texas distillers Amanda and Nick Swift will explain why they decided to make Scottish-style single malt whiskey in the heart of Texas, and why they both gave up successful careers to pursue their shared passion. We’ll also discuss the outlook for the Scotch Whisky industry in the post-Brexit environment with Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost, and why he’s not interested in returning to Her Majesty’s diplomatic corps anytime soon. We’ll also honor three whisky industry leaders who passed away this past week and look at the week’s new whiskies, along with the old distilleries you’d use a time machine to save. We’ll also announce the winners of the Speyburn gift bag giveaway and our Twitter competition!

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