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 the water of life its spirit.
Our podcast guests is Sean Josephs who has a background as an award-winning restaurateur, certified sommelier and nationally-acclaimed whiskey and cocktail expert. Sean is founder of Pinhook Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Our podcast guests is Nicole Austin general manager and distiller at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Nashville Tennessee. She talks to us about her new brand, Cascade Moon as well as the new George Dickel Single Barrel Aged 15 Years.
Our podcast guests are Patrick Fee and Kyle Merklein. They are the creators of Whicked Pickle, the latest brand from Missouri-based Holladay Distillery. "This product went from concept to market in a matter of months," said Patrick Fee, the company's Vice President of Marketing. "When the pandemic caused dips in other parts of our business, it allowed us to have some fun with product development."
Our podcast guests are Michael Scully and Paul Corbett. Opened in 2018, Clonakilty Distillery has a $10 million facility in the heart of West Cork, Ireland. The Scully family, the founders of Clonakilty Distillery, have farmed this windswept coastal land for 9 successive generations. With the best resources that nature has to offer, prime land, pristine water and salt sea air, they had the perfect ingredients for a maritime distillery. It is here that they distil their award-winning new make whiskey and store their casks, safely tucked away in their warehouse on a windswept cliff edge next to the Atlantic Ocean.
Our podcast guests is Mark Gillespie, host and executive producer of WhiskyCast, which is marking its 15th anniversary. WhiskyCast is the world’s longest-running whisky podcast series. Mark is a veteran journalist with four decades of experience in broadcast and online journalism, and was recently inducted into the Kentucky Distillers Association’s Order of the Writ for his contributions to whisky-focused journalism.
The Water of Life is a look at the craftsmen, chemists, and renegades who saved scotch whisky and started a creative revolution in Scotland.
The feature documentary focuses on the efforts of Jim McEwan and Mark Reynier at Bruichladdich but it also gives in-depth portraits of other key innovators who embraced the past, invented the future… or both. For tickets and show times click here:
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Spirits of Whisk(e)y™ is a production of 1st Reel Entertainment™ and the Center for Culinary Culture™, home of The Cocktail Collection™, and is available on Anchor, Spotify, and wherever fine podcasts can be heard.