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”.


The Latest Drops from The Last Drop

James Espey and Tom Jago founded The Last Drop 15 years ago with a goal of finding casks of rare whiskies and other spirits and bottling them. Since then, the company has been sold to Sazerac and Tom’s daughter Rebecca is now in charge, but the goal remains the same: finding those unicorn whiskies that may have fallen through the cracks…or just don’t fit into someone else’s plans. We’ll talk with Rebecca Jago about The Last Drop’s 2024 Collection and the difficulty of sourcing those rare casks in today’s market on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, labor problems hit Heaven Hill and Whyte & Mackay, while a longtime Highland distillery manager has retired. 

Episode 1056: May 12, 2024

Links: The Last Drop Distillers | Heaven Hill | United Food & Commercial Workers | Whyte & Mackay | GMB Scotland | Balblair | American Distilling Institute | Milam & Greene | Redbreast | Rosebank | Lochlea Distillery | Frey Ranch | Rare Hare Spirits | Royal Salute

Image courtesy The Last Drop Distillers.