As I reported in the last episode, Maker’s Mark is working on a new bourbon. This time around, Master Distiller Kevin Smith sits down with me to taste “Profile 51”, which will be released this summer. That’s the unofficial name for the new whiskey, which will be bottled at a higher proof than Maker’s Mark and will have a completely different taste. In the news, new whiskies from Glenfiddich, Tullibardine, and The Glenrothes, support for Haitian earthquake relief, and Chivas may need years to recover from the damage caused by this winter’s storms. Finally, there’s a new contest for WhiskyCast newsletter subscribers!

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