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”.


Episode 41: May 21, 2006

New York’s a city full of whisky drinkers, but most of them only think of Scotch Whisky. LeNell Smothers is on a one-woman mission to change all that…from a tiny storefront in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. LeNell’s stocks more than 100 different types of bourbon and other American whiskies, and many of them are available for tasting at a store that’s been honored as the best in New York and one of the world’s best retailers by Whisky Magazine. Plus…Seagram pensioners get the shaft, Diageo gets new leadership in Scotland, another native Ileach comes home to take over Lagavulin…Bunnahabhain gets a new website, and it’s festival time on Islay…all on this episode of WhiskyCast!  (Editor’s note: Lenell’s closed several years after this episode was recorded, and Lenell Smothers has moved on to other ventures.)

Links:  Lenell’s | The Guardian | Diageo | Classic Malts | Bunnahabhain | Islay Festival of Malt & Music | Ardbeg