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”.


In Search of Dusty Whiskies

There’s a unique subset of whisky collectors who spend their spare time scouring obscure liquor stores for vintage bottles. In some cases, the distillers no longer exist or the brands have been sold to their current owners, but in some cases, it’s possible to find vintage editions of today’s classic whiskies. Aaron Goldfarb has been chronicling so-called “dusty hunters,” and his new book “Dusty Booze” will be published on March 5th. He’ll join us on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, U.S. spirits sales were flat in 2023, with concerning drops for Irish whiskies and Single Malt Scotches in particular. We’ll have the details, along with a new report showing Kentucky Bourbon generates $9 billion a year in economic impact for the Commonwealth. 

Episode 1043: February 11, 2024

Links: “Dusty Booze” | Distilled Spirits Council | Slane Irish Whiskey | Kentucky Distillers Association | Bulleit | Port Ellen Gemini | Bruichladdich | Glencadam | Woodford Reserve | World Whiskies Awards | Icons of Whisky Awards | Blanton’s Gold Raffle | Jefferson’s Bourbon | Green River Whiskey