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”.


Taking a Trip on the Wilderness Trail

Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Distillery has grown over the last decade from a small barrel-a-day distillery to become one of the nation’s largest Bourbon distilleries. Dr. Pat Heist and Shane Baker founded Wilderness Trail as an offshoot of Ferm Solutions, their consulting business that works with distillers and brewers around the world. This week on WhiskyCast In-Depth, we’ll talk with Pat Heist about the origin of Wilderness Trail — in a rock band, of all places, and the circumstances that led to their decision to sell the distillery to Campari in late 2022. In the news, Laphroaig is planning a major expansion, while whisky auction prices have yet to recover from recent declines.  

Episode 1061: June 16, 2024

Links: Wilderness Trail Distillery | Laphroaig | Noble & Co. | John Barleycorn Awards | Brown-Forman | Old Forester | Russell’s Reserve | Widow Jane | Blue Run Spirits | Lagg Distillery | Woodford Reserve | Daftmill

Image courtesy Wilderness Trail Distillery.