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Listen as Best Selling Author Drew Hannush goes beyond the stories he tells on the Whiskey Lore podcast and meets with the founders, distillers, authors, historians, and ambassadors that will help us gain a deeper knowledge about the whiskies we love - and the ones we should know more about. Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, Japanese, American Single Malt, French, Indian, no whisky category is off limits. Drew's natural curiosity for the lore and
 
Marty McAuley and Justin Macartney talk whisky. Join us on our other platforms here - https://linktr.ee/IrishWhiskey whisky, whiskey, spirits, drink, liquor, hooch, moonshine, alcohol, rotgut, distillery, scotch, corn, distiller, moonshiner, poteen, rye, distil, distill, usquebaugh, mountain dew, spiritus, frumenti, white lightning, malt Scotch, barley-bree, red-eye, usque, screech, screigh, firewater, water of life, John Barleycorn et al
 
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Curious about whiskies from Australia? Well my guest today is one of Australia's leading distillers with a very creative process for aging his whiskies - wet wine barrels. Dave Vitale had a desire to make a very unique whisky that could sit proudly among the great whiskies of the world and today I'm going to taste three of those expressions. We'll …
 
If you love whisky, you've likely heard that Texas has a growing whisky industry and you likely know names like Balcones, Garrison Brothers, and Ironroot. And that is a great beginning, but there is so much more to Texas whiskey. In this interview, I'll chat with a native Texan who wrote a book on the subject, traveling from distillery to distiller…
 
https://www.dunphaildistillery.com/ London’s Bimber Distillery plan to open a new Scottish whisky distillery and visitor centre in Dunphail, later on in 2022. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irishwhiskeyreview/message
 
Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of the world with 29 distilleries operating simultaneously in 1835. How had this remote fishing port and royal burgh become the epicentre of Scotland's greatest export? David Stirk reveals all in this engaging and well illustrated insight into the people who were the movers and shakers behind this huge indust…
 
2021 was an eventful year with a ton of travel, distilleries, and interviews. So before I tackle 2022, it is time to look back on some of the best moments of the year that was. I'll feature clips from many of this year's episodes focusing on the best of history, process, and the distillers themselves. Enjoy this stroll down memory lane or for new l…
 
I recently had the opportunity to attend the one day per year Snowflake Festival at Red Rocks near Denver and to tour the Stranahan's Distillery. During the visit, I kicked up a conversation with head distiller Owen Martin about his education in Scotland and how that translated into his current occupation, distilling American single malt. We decide…
 
The art of the personality blend. Only a few have mastered it. Melissa Heim, master blender for Big Nose Spirits has done just that with a fantastic whiskey based on the personality of one of the Old West's most interesting characters - Big Nose Kate. If you've heard the name and don't know who she is, we'll give you a little background and then Me…
 
His new company, is curiously called "Company" or Company Distilling and he and his teammates have ambitious plans. And we will dig into those during this interview, but since I missed a chance to document his time at Jack Daniel's, were going to start off hearing how Jeff moved from working with coffee to working with spirits and ultimately taking…
 
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Whiskey Lore fans will remember Clay from his article that prompted Fawn Weaver to research the Uncle Nearest story, leading to the establishment of her own whiskey and a foundation in Nathan "Nearest" Greens' name. He is releasing a beautiful new book, perfect for the bourbon fan on your list, called "Bourbon: The Story of Kentucky Whiskey." We'll…
 
Time to share an interview talking about my favorite Highland whisky, GlenDronach. Brand Ambassador Rory Glasgow will introduce us more of the story of James Allardice along with Billy Walker, and Dr. Rachel Barrie. Plus I do a tasting of the core line of whiskies, up to the 21 year and including the recent Port Wood edition. Plus we'll talk a litt…
 
Have I got an entertaining interview for you today, with my guests Joe O'Sullivan and Caitlin Bartlemay of Hood River and Clear Creek distilleries in Oregon. We're going to uncover the secrets of Johnny Appleseed, talk about the origins of American Single Malt and its godfather Steve McCarthy, find out what distiller may have had the worst luck in …
 
What happens when a Kentuckian heads to Memphis, Tennessee to make whiskey? Check out my conversation with Old Dominick's Alex Castle, as we talk bourbon from both sides of the border. We'll dive into the storied history of the 19th century brand, discover a decades old Memphis Toddy, and talk about Alex' journey from pot stills to Wild Turkey to j…
 
Some of the world's great whiskies come out of Bruichladdich, including Classic Laddie (unpeated), Port Charlotte (peated), and Octomore (heaviest peat in the world). And the distillery was on the forefront of transparency in its marketing. But in 2001, the distillery was in mothballs and the future was uncertain. Hear the story of how this great d…
 
We've grown accustomed to seeing that beautiful bottle of Woodford Reserve on the shelf, but when it debuted, it was putting a whole new image on bourbon. October marked the 25th Anniversary of Woodford Reserve and we're going to celebrate by talking with Chris Morris, Master Distiller - a man who has been around since the beginning. We'll talk abo…
 
In the world of scotch you'll find Highland, Lowland, Speyside, and Islay. Can you name the 5th region? It's Campbeltown. And at one time, the wee toon had around 30 distilleries - today it has three. It's a town rich with history and Glen Scotia has weathered a lot of it. My guest is Distillery Manager Iain McAllister, who will share stories of gr…
 
Why does Ireland spell whiskey with an "e?" What is the oldest brand of whisky in Ireland? And how many distilleries are there in Belfast? Just some of the questions I'll explore with McConnell's very passionate brand ambassador Sarah Kennedy. We'll also take our first dive into Irish whiskey history. I'll do a tasting of McConnell's age stated ble…
 
Get ready to dig deep into the history of Anderson County, Kentucky - where today Four Roses and Wild Turkey reign supreme. But when my guest Tom Ripy was a youth there, he lived among distilling royalty, including the Saffells, Bonds, Lillards, Dowlings, and his own family, the Ripys. Some of these names returning to shelves in liquor stores and b…
 
What town in the 19th Century was known as the "Whisky Capital of the World?" Edinburgh, Louisville, Nashville - none of the above. How about Peoria, Illinois? Join me as I chat with J.K. Williams CEO Andy Faris and Master Distiller Jeff Murphy about the storied history of distilling in Peoria and their brand's namesake, who was a bootlegger that h…
 
As a nice pairing with this week's Whiskey Lore episode about whisky aged at sea, I'm hear to talk about a sea aged Japanese whisky called Kaiyo. This spirit makes its way from a Japanese warehouse to Liverpool England, picking up personality all along the way. Join me was I taste a single cask version and we talk Japanese whisky, history, and work…
 
First there was Jack, then there was George, and in 1997 - long before the craft distilling revolution - there was Phil. Phil Prichard has family distilling roots going back into the 18th century, but it was his emergence in the 20th century that made history. He's always done things his own way, starting with Tennessee rum, before whiskey. He's a …
 
Join me as I head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to talk with Tim Piersant, CEO and co-Founder of Chattanooga Whiskey about how he and his head distiller Grant McCracken landed on a high malt bourbon for their flagship whiskey. We'll also talk a little Chattanooga Whiskey history, burning the right bridges at the right time, and we'll taste their soon t…
 
https://limavady.com/ Venture 100 km Northwest of Belfast and you’ll find the town of Limavady tucked away in the Roe Valley, its coastal climate and fertile land the perfect setting for Irish whiskey production, which began in 1750 at the Limavady Distillery. At its peak, the distillery was producing 1.2 million litres per annum, every bottle a po…
 
I can't tell you how many times I've heard this blanket statement from bourbon drinkers - "I don't like scotch." Like scotch is just one flavor profile. That's why I wanted to have a little Scotch 101 discussion, talking about regions, peat smoke vs fruity, age, proof, and what scotch to start with, with my guest Ed Kohl, a scotch whisky distributo…
 
The origins of Tullamore D.E.W. date back to 1829, established by Michael Molloy. On his death, the distillery eventually passed to his nephew, Bernard Daly who later appointed Daniel E. Williams as the distillery's General Manager. Under Williams's watchful eye, the distillery expanded and prospered, launching the whiskey bearing his initials (D.E…
 
Back from one of the most interesting adventures I've had in trying to reach a distillery. The name of the place is Gobbler Springs and the gentleman who had to pick me up in his 4x4 is the owner and distiller John Hatcher. A Kentuckian with Irish distilling roots John and his wife long ago decided to make their home in Tennessee. There he produces…
 
Join me for part one of my discussion with Kings County Distillery's master distiller and co-founder Colin Spoelman. A few years back Colin wrote an intriguing book about American whiskey history called Dead Distillers and we will take the time in this episode to chat a bit about his background as a New York City distiller.…
 
While on a journey out to California in search of details about an upcoming episode, I took time out to interview Seth Benhaim of Infused Spirits. Seth is taking a very unique approach to aging whiskey - by placing barrel staves in new make. We sampled his expressions using Mizunara oak, a Cask of Amontillado (something Edgar Allen Poe fans will ap…
 
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