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”.


On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 625: January 22, 2017)

The Balvenie's Sam Simmons pours a sample of peated Balvenie single malt January 21, 2017. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This week, we’re on location at the Victoria Whisky Festival in British Columbia! We’ll discuss a new range of premium Canadian whiskies coming this fall from the Hiram Walker Distillery with master blender Don Livermore, and sit down for a dram with veteran whisky writer Dave Broom to solve some of the whisky world’s problems. In the news, there’s a new Canadian Whisky of the Year, as Masterson’s 10 Batch PSA-3 takes top honors at the 2017 Canadian Whisky Awards. We’ll have the details, along with news of another expansion at Ireland’s Midleton Distillery and a rare sighting of a “unicorn” whisky – believe it or not…a peated Balvenie!

Links: Victoria Whisky Festival | Hiram Walker Distillery | Scotch Whisky.com | Canadian Whisky Awards | Masterson’s | Still Waters Distillery | Forty Creek | Bowmore | Irish Distillers | Rémy Cointreau | Edrington | The Balvenie