Sat, 23 June 2007
John Glaser of Compass Box is one of the whisky industry's leading innovators, and in this episode of WhiskyCast, we'll find out what he's working on in his blending laboratory. There's also new spirits legislation in Europe that should clarify some of the rules about whisky production, a road race for bourbon-loving runners in Kentucky, and an update on what may really be the Southern Hemisphere's first peated whisky after all...
Direct download: WhiskyCast_20070624.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT
Sun, 17 June 2007
Time to travel down under to Australia, where fall has turned into winter, and it's whisky season. 15 years ago, Bill and Lyn Lark started Australia's first malt whisky distillery on a lark (pun intended). Since then, they've produced the Southern Hemisphere's first peated single malt whisky, and helped spawn a series of distilleries that have put Australia on the whisky map. In the news, new whiskies from Isle of Jura, Templeton Rye celebrates a "quasquicentennial", and a lack of rain in Lynchburg, Tennessee has the folks at Jack Daniels nervous.
Direct download: WhiskyCast_20070617.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13am EDT
Sun, 10 June 2007
It's a rare road trip for WhiskyCast, with a special episode taped on location at the Brandy Library in New York City. We'll get an update on the new Benriach series of finished 15-year-old single malts from Steve Fox of Preiss Imports, the US importer for Benriach. By the way, if you don't like caramel coloring or chill-filtering, raise a glass in Steve's honor if you try one of these malts...he's the guy who convinced Benriach to drop them. In the news, we'll hear about a $10,000 Macallan sale and plans for a new distillery in western Scotland.
Direct download: WhiskyCast_20070610.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
Sun, 3 June 2007
There's been a lot of talk about India and whisky over the past few months, and in this episode, we'll get the local perspective on India's whisky tastes, tariffs, and the Whyte & Mackay deal from India's only Malt Maniac, Krishna Nukala.
Direct download: WhiskyCast_20070603.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT