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”.


Northern Ireland’s Distilling Resurgence

There was a time when Belfast and the surrounding counties led the world in whisky production. Several factors led to that tradition all but disappearing over the last century, but now, the six counties of Northern Ireland are bringing new life to their distilling heritage. We’ll visit several of the country’s distilleries on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Chivas Brothers faces holiday strikes by distillery and bottling plant workers, while UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has given the country’s distillers a break by freezing excise taxes.

Episode 1032: November 26, 2023

Links: Killowen Distillery | Belfast Distillery Co. | Rademon Estate Distillery | Invest NI | Chivas Brothers | Unite | GMB Scotland | Scotch Whisky Association | Environmental Protection Agency | Midleton Distillery | Suntory | Berry Bros. & Rudd | Laphroaig | Classic Malts | Rabbit Hole | Two Stacks Whiskey | Knappogue Castle | “The Distillation of Whisky”