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”.


Is Now the Golden Age of Bourbon? (Episode 899: September 20, 2021)

Bourbon fermenters are bubbling all over the United States because of unprecedented global demand for “America’s Native Spirit.” September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and there’s a sound argument to be made that history will remember this as one of the brightest periods ever for Bourbon. We’ll look at the business fueling that growth this week with Steve Beam of Limestone Branch Distillery in Kentucky, Trey Zoeller of Jefferson’s Bourbon, and Craig Johnson of Pernod Ricard USA. His colleagues have been among the most active investors in Bourbon over the last five years, including acquiring Jefferson’s 18 months ago. In the news, the U.S. will open its borders for whiskey tourism starting in November, while the Heaven Hill strike continues in Kentucky. In our Behind the Label segment, we’ll look at two different methods of distilling whiskey…both involve grain, of course, but that’s where the similarities end.

Links: Limestone Branch Distillery | Jefferson’s Bourbon | Heaven Hill | United Food & Commercial Workers | Frey Ranch | Brown-Forman | Elvis Whiskey | Hudson Whiskey | Kentucky Owl | Blade And Bow | Writers’ Tears | Tobermory | Bunnahabhain | Deanston | Compass Box | Forty Creek | Alfred Giraud | Amrut | Kentucky Bourbon Festival | Rabbit Hole Distillery