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”.


To Whisky…And Beyond! (Episode 737: November 1, 2018)

This time around, we’re blasting off with the crew of the USS Starward! OK, we’re talking with David Vitale, the founder of Australia’s Starward Distillery, and his whiskies have a certain Space Age look to them. Vitale founded his distillery in a former Quantas hangar at Melbourne’s airport, so the flight analogy’s not that far off, either. You’ll hear that conversation during WhiskyCast In-Depth, and in the news, Britain’s Chancellor gave the Scotch Whisky industry a pleasant surprise during Monday’s Budget Address in Parliament by extending the current freeze on whisky and spirits taxes. We’ll have that story and much more, including an update on a Hockey Hall of Fame member’s second career in the whisky business.

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