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Ep. 25 Zack Pilgrim of Balcones and ‘murrican single malt

How better to get an insight into Balcones single malt whisky than to talk to one of the distillery's own distillers: Zack Pilgrim? During 2017's Whisky Jewbilee week in Chicago, Joshua spoke with Zack at an American Single Malt Commission event at Warehouse Liquors about Balcones, their processes, and whiskies. Insight was gathered and is now shared. During this episode, you'll also get to hear Joshua and Jason talk about the potential future of the definition of American Single Malt. The conversation is full of wonderful assumptions and conjecture!

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 24 Two Thousand Seventeen — a year in review

You know the Joshua and Jason like to "back it up" a little bit, right? What better way to kick off the new year than to look back at the highlights of the previous year? Listen in as the boys discuss their favorite podcasting moments of 2017. Add to this, the boys will take you through the cask selection process for two new whiskies set be to released in early 2018. And if that weren't enough, Joshua and Jason share with you their favorite whiskies tasted in 2017.

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 23 A sit down with whisky writer Hans Offringa

During his time at Maltstock in The Netherlands Joshua had a nice little sit down with world renown whisky writer, the one and only, Mr. Hans Offringa. Aside from a long conversation about Frank Zappa, the two gents discussed whisky, food, writing, whisky writers, beer, and much, much more. Joshua and Jason then tease out that conversation a bit for you. You will not want to miss this episode - the final one for 2017!

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 22 Eddie Russell # 2 - the return of a true Kentucky Gentleman

Spending 3.5 to 4 hours with Eddie Russell, drinking bourbon, selecting casks, and sitting down for a long format interview? It's not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon! During their conversation Eddie talks about designing special releases, his love for Wild Turkey "Cheesy Gold Foil," and the passing of the Wild Turkey familial heritage torch from his dad, to him, and down to his son, Bruce. All this conversation was had over a glass of 1977 8yo 101 bourbon. Again, not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon!

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 21 Whisky Jewbilee Chicago 2017 Post Mortem

"I love it when a plan comes together" - Hannibal (from A-Team, not the people eater). 

Whisky Jewbilee Chicago 2017 is now at a close and the boys discuss its many successes. Aside from talking to one another, featured in this episode are interviews with Chris Riesbeck of Westland, Allison Parc of Brenne, Steven Randals of Hyde Irish WhiskEy, some fine Jewbilee attendees, and we hear from Steph Ridgeway and Malcolm Waring of Old Pulteney. After coming off the high that was Whisky Jewbile Chicago 2017, we can't wait for our Seattle Jewbilee on March 15, 2018 - we hope you'll join us!

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 20 A talk with Garth Ennis about whisky and comics

It's not every day that one gets to interview one of their heroes. However, that day did happen and you get to hear the results. Garth Ennis, creator of Preacher (now a smash hit TV show on AMC), The Boys, Crossed, Hitman, and more, and also seasoned writer for The Punisher, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, and so many others, joins Joshua and Jason today to discuss the aforementioned 30 year career writing comics but also the boys find a deep connection between comics and whisky. Tune in to find out what that connection may be!

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 19 Chris Maybin discusses Port Askaig and helps dispel the myth of peatiness

If you've not heard the name Chris Maybin before, mayhaps it's time get acquainted with the chap. Starting off his whisky career with the launch of Compass Box many moons ago, Chris' latest endeavor is with Elixir Distillers who are the good people behind Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland, Black Tot, and having more to do with this episode, Port Askaig. Listen in as the boys discuss Port Askaig's wonderful peated whiskies as well as fancy socks, and #MAGA.

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 18 Whisky Selling Masterclass with Robin Robinson

Nearly everyone in the whisky industry is, as we like to say, worth their weight in whisky. It really is an industry full of mensches. Within this community there are a few people that stand out from the crowd and really make an impact, not just on consumers, but on or in every tier of the whisky-selling world. Robin Robinson is one of these people. A man among men, and a teacher unlike any other in the whisky world. It was an honor to sit down and learn from him. 

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 17 Time at Caol Ila, meeting with Jim McEwan, visiting ardnahoe, and an Ardbegian celebration!

 

As if special/personalized treatment at Caol Ila wasn't cool enough, just a few miles away, Jim McEwan sets aside some time for us to show us the Ardnahoe Distillery site, and gives us an amazing tasting (thanks be to the wonderful Bryony Boyd for the hook up), and provides us with an interesting take on misconceptions.

Finally our swimmers successfully complete their 8 day swim around Islay and Jackie Thomson gives us and our swimmers the most royal of treatments.

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing
- Leaves of Lothlorien, Joshua's old band from the 90's, for allowing us to use their cover of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas' "Brothers"

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Ep. 16 A tour of Springbank, Glengyle, and the Cadenheads warehouse

 

After a few days on Islay, Joshua and Jason take their tour guests to Campbeltown for an epic, yes you read that correctly, an EPIC time on Campbeltown with Mark Watt (Cadenheads), Ranald Watson (Springbank), and Cameron McGreachy (Cadenheads).

So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation!

Special thanks to:

- Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our theme song
- Moana McAuliffe for designing our Podcast Logo
- Blue Yeti for making great microphones
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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