Alex Chasko isn’t your typical Irish Whiskey master distiller and blender. For one, he isn’t Irish. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and found his way to Ireland by falling in love – not with Irish Whiskey, but with the Irish-born woman who became his wife.
Alex started out at Cooley Distillery, and when the Teeling family sold it to Beam Suntory at the end of 2011, he moved on with Jack and Stephen Teeling to start the Teeling Whiskey Company in Dublin. Four years after they fired up the stills for the first time in their Newmarket Square distillery, Teeling Pot Still Whiskey is on the market in Ireland and will soon be available in the United States, while one of their 24-year-old single casks won the World Whiskies Award for “Best Single Malt Whiskey” earlier this year.
Even though his last name isn’t Teeling, he’s become part of the family…as you’ll hear on WhiskyCast In-Depth. We’ll also have details on this week’s record-shattering whisky auction in London and the rest of the week’s whisky news, along with some ghost stories to get you in the mood for Halloween!
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