Spirits of Whisk(e)y

Spirits of Whisk(e)y

SPIRITS OF WHISK(E)Y explores the wide world of whiskey through the many colorful personalities who make it, promote it, write about it, and more. With each podcast, Kerry Moynahan, a Certified Bartender and Bourbon Steward, and Philip Dobard, Director of The Cocktail Collection, interview whiskey’s most important names, from high-profile makers, blenders, and ambassadors to out-of-the-way innovators and remote pioneers. Join us each week as we discover the people and elements that give the water of life its spirit. www.spiritsofwhiskey.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spirits-of-whiskey/support... Show More

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March 3, 2021 48 min

This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Lauren Oliver of Glengoyne Distillery in Dumgoyne, Scotland. Dubbed the "Mash Lass," Lauren is the first woman to serve as Mashhouse Production Operator at Glengoyne and, for that matter, one of comparatively few women working in Scotch whisky. Listen and learn how Oliver, a native of Greater Glasgow, transitioned from a planned career in graphic design to a life in whiskey. ...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Mark Gillespie, Host & Executive Producer of WhiskyCast, the world's longest-running whiskey podcast. Listen and learn how Mark, who enjoyed a long career in radio news before blazing a podcasting trail for all who followed, went from journeyman broadcaster to the Internet's most recognizable voice of whiskey. Then hear how Seth Benhaim, Founder & CEO of Infuse Spirit...

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Spirits of Whisk(e)y explores the wide world of whiskey through high-profile and out-of-the-way makers, blenders, writers, ambassadors, innovators, and pioneers. And Kerry & Philip have been traveling the world virtually to bring these people—and their whiskey journeys—to you. As season one of our podcast approaches its finale, we realize just how many great stories we've put aside to share with you at a later date—and that...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Patrick Fee and Kyle Merklein of McCormick Distilling Co., home of the historic Hollady Distillery in Weston, Missouri, just outside Kansas City. Vice President of Marketing Patrick and Master Distiller Kyle are responsible for making and marketing an expansive portfolio of spirits, including gin, rum, and vodka, plus several house whiskeys, including their latest, a spicy pickle-f...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Sean Josephs, Founder & Master Taster at Pinhook Whiskey, a brand that blends select straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys produced by the Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, naming each distinctive result in honor of a promising young thoroughbred racehorse. After a special at-the-races edition of "Whiskey Chronicles," featuring Brooklyn Spirits auth...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Nicole Austin, General Manager & Distiller at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. in Tullahoma, Tennessee, makers of George Dickel Whisky. Listen and learn how Nicole works to honor the brand's storied past—150 years and counting—with new Bottled-in-Bond and 15-Year Single Barrel releases while driving innovation with the first two editions of her hand-selected, "Mellow as Moon...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Michael Scully and Paul Corbett of Clonakilty Atlantic Distillery in County Cork, Ireland. The Scully family has farmed this windswept land on the country's southwest coast for nine generations, and in 2018, they introduced whiskey to what had been a largely milky affair. Listen and learn how Founder Michael, along with Head Distiller & Blender Paul, fired up the newly buil...
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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Denny Potter, General Manager & Master Distiller at Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. Among the American national spirit's more revered brands, Maker's Mark Straight Bourbon Whisky—yes, no "e"—enjoys a large and dedicated following. Listen and learn as Denny shares memories of a life in whiskey (and rum!), tells the remarkable origin story of Maker...

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Spirits of Whisk(e)y explores the wide world of whiskey through its many colorful personalities—from high-profile makers, blenders, and ambassadors to out-of-the-way innovators and remote pioneers. Join Kerry & Philip each week as they showcase the people and elements that give whiskey its spirit. The first three episodes, featuring Simon Brooking, Martin Duffy, and Doug Stone, will be released soon.

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Jacob Call and Terry Lozoff, creators of Wheel Horse Whiskey, a collaboration between Green River Distilling Co. and Latitude Beverage Co. Listen and learn as Master Distiller Jacob Call shares the process of resurrecting the Green River distillery, literally from the ashes of a devastating 1918 fire, and Latitude's Spirits Director Terry Lozoff discusses the journey of creatin...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Brendan McCarron and David Blackmore of The Glenmorangie Company, producer of several globally-revered Scotch whiskies, including Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. Listen as the iconic brand's Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks and Global Master Ambassador, discuss A Tale of Cake, Glenmorangie's newest limited-release bottling, finished in Hungarian Tokaj dessert-wine casks, plus Signet...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Julian P. Van Winkle III, President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, makers of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon and Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon and Rye, easily the world's most sought-after whiskeys. Listen and learn how this third-generation distiller revived the fortunes of a struggling distillery and, in the process, honored his legendary grandfather, the now-reve...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Brittany Curran, Trevor Jones, and Greg Swartz—Executive Producer, Producer, and Director, respectively, of The Water of Life, a new film that looks at the craftsmen, chemists, and renegades who saved scotch whisky and started a creative revolution in Scotland. Listen and learn how these whiskey-passionate filmmakers set about developing, funding, and shooting a feature-length docu...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are whiskey farmers Ashley & Colby Frey, Co-Founders of Frey Ranch Farmers + Distillers in Fallon, Nevada. Founded in 1854, a full 10 years before Nevada was granted statehood, Frey Ranch has been farming in the region for over 165 years. In 2014, Frey Ranch Estate Distillery, the first licensed distillery in Nevada since the advent of Prohibition, began making whiskey. Listen ...

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November 26, 2020 26 sec

We are taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday but join us next week when we speak with Colby and Ashley Frey of Frey Farms.  

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Matt Hofmann, Co-Founder & Master Distiller at Westland Distillery in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2010, Westland is widely recognized for an award-winning line of American single malt whiskeys that rely on regionally-grown ingredients, including locally-produced peat. In 2015, Matt's work was awarded Whiskey of the Year by the American Distilling Institute, and in 2018, W...

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November 11, 2020 58 min

This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Bruce Joseph, Master Distiller at Hotaling & Co., a pioneer of American craft distilling. The San Francisco distillery, founded by the legendary Fritz Maytag and formerly known as Anchor Distilling, before the 2017 purchase of its brewing operations by Japan's Sapporo Breweries, released its first small-batch spirits in 1996, long before craft distilling became the nationwide...

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This week's guests on Spirits of Whisk(e)y are Jack and Stephen Teeling—brothers who revived a storied name in Irish whiskey history and now stand at the forefront of the Irish whiskey renaissance, releasing one distinctive whiskey after another, including the eagerly anticipated Blackpitts, the distillery's first peated expression. Managing Director Jack and Sales & Marketing Director Stephen, after pursuing business c...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Chris Seals, Co-Founder & CEO of Still Austin Whiskey Co. After a successful career in consulting on economics and sustainability for government and corporations large and small, the Kansas City native accepted his father's offer to open a distillery together. And so, after a global father-son tour of whiskey's very wide world, Still Austin, located in—yes, you guessed it...

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This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Joe Beatrice, Founder of Barrell Craft Spirits. After a successful career in advertising, founding and leading Blue Dingo Digital in the 1990s, the Boston native and New York technology and marketing entrepreneur turned his talents to whiskey and rum, launching Barrell Craft Spirits in 2013. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Barrell Craft sources and blends exceptional whiskey and rum...

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