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”.


Malting Barley the Old School Way (Episode 641: May 14, 2017)

A malting floor at Scotland's Highland Park Distillery. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.

Most Scotch Whisky distilleries source their malted barley from large commercial maltsters today, but a handful of distilleries still maintain their own floor maltings to supply at least some of their malt. This week, we’ll visit one of the malting floors at Highland Park and hear how they still do things the old-fashioned way. In the news, Heaven Hill master distiller Denny Potter  gets a promotion, Scotch Whisky industry leaders are keeping an eye on the candidates in next month’s UK parliamentary elections, and we’ll update the story of Glen Fargo American Malt Whisky’s trademark battle.

Links: Highland Park | Heaven Hill | Scotch Whisky Association | Unite | The Spirits Business | Glen Fargo American Malt Whisky | Crown Royal | Elijah Craig | Buffalo Trace | Southern Comfort | Douglas Laing & Co. | Jura | Dekantā | Bonhams | Julio’s Liquors | Johnnie Walker | Brothership Irish-American Whiskey | Prizefight Irish Whiskey