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”.


On the Road at DramFest 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand (Episode 809: March 8, 2020)

This week, we’re on location at Whisky Galore’s DramFest 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand! They’ve been making whisky in New Zealand since the first Scottish settlers arrived, but after the country’s one remaining distillery closed in the early 90’s, New Zealanders had to import almost all of their whisky. That changed a few years ago with the growth of a farm-based distilling industry that’s a return to the days when farmers turned their crops into whisky.  We’ll take a look at this resurgence on WhiskyCast In-Depth, taste a few local whiskies, and get some perspective from whisky lovers in Your Voice. In our Behind the Label segment, we’ll meet a Christchurch businessman with a unique hobby – he’s amassed one of the world’s largest collections of Jim Beam memorabilia!

Links: DramFest | Whisky Galore | The Spirits Workshop | Keepers of The Quaich | Redbreast | Ardnamurchan | Kilchoman | GlenDronach | Chapel Gate Whiskey Company | Dewar’s | Paul John Whisky | Ardbeg | Secret Spirits | Thomson Whisky | Auld Distillery | Lammermoor Distillery | The New Zealand Whisky Collection | TashMcGill.com | Cardrona Distillery | Beam Gallery