Thu, 27 April 2006
Canadians take pride in their whisky, but one very special whisky often goes overlooked on store shelves. That's a mistake, though...Alberta Premium was chosen by Jim Murray as his Canadian Whisky of the Year in his 2006 Whisky Bible, and we'll hear from the man who makes it, Master Distiller Jim Rogerson. Also, the recipe for the perfect Mint Julep in time for the Kentucky Derby, honors for two whisky writers and the release of the second edition of Dr. David Wishart's "Whisky Classified", a retirement at The Dalmore, and John Hansell updates us on the spring edition of Malt Advocate magazine.
Mon, 24 April 2006
Jeff Topping traveled from Ohio to Scotland to explore his family's heritage, and wound up as the "Wild Scotsman", producing his own line of independent bottlings. We'll have his story on this episode, along with Jim Cryle on the special vatting he and fellow retired distiller Ed Dodson put together for this weekend's Spirit of Speyside Festival...a $1000 Kentucky Derby cocktail, and news of layoffs at the Seagram distillery in Indiana...all on this episode of WhiskyCast.
Tue, 18 April 2006
There's only one man living who can claim to have managed distilleries in all five of Scotland's whisky-producing regions, and you'll hear his story on this episode of WhiskyCast. Also, Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell weighs in on the dispute over Indian whisky import tariffs, news of a new web site for whisky beginners, Buffalo Trace turns its experiments in bourbon loose on the world, and a gardening tip you'll enjoy...all on this episode of WhiskyCast!
Wed, 12 April 2006
It's a big weekend in Kentucky, as Maker's Mark celebrates Thoroughbreds & Redheads Weekend. We'll get the details from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, along with updates on George Dickel and Bulleit whiskies, the events calendar, and the final installment of my interview with whisky writer Jim Murray. In this chapter, Jim talks about maintaining his independence as a journalist, problems with the Whisky Bible web site, and his choice for that one final dram...
Sun, 9 April 2006
The biggest WhiskyCast yet! Part two of the Jim Murray interview, along with a roundup of new whiskies from the recent Whisky Live New York. We'll have details of the new Balvenie 17-year-old single malt, new Bunnahabhains, and the first kosher single malt, along with two new amazing blends.
Tue, 4 April 2006
You may love him...you may hate him...but you've probably got a copy of his Whisky Bible on the shelf. Jim Murray talks about he became the first full-time whisky journalist, as well as how one man can taste thousands of whiskies a year and survive. Also...a Wild Scotsman is a Mad Scotsman these days...and in this special episode on location at New York's Grand Central Station, details on the auction of a Glenfiddich Rare Edition 1937 single malt.