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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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Ep. 15.5 After Lagavulin and Kilchoman comes a tour of BRUICHLADDICH!

You, dear listener, may remember in last week's episode that we mentioned the 2nd half of episode 15 would be posted in one week? When we make a promise, we keep that aforementioned promise! 

Today we take a tour of Bruichladdich distillery with Raymond Tibbs, share the details of a VERY exciting new Single Cask Nation release, and, Joshua and Jason get a little emotional.

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. 15 Swimmers, and Lagavulin, and Kilchoman, oh my!

We're finally on Islay, good people! And guess what? We spent so much time on Islay, and at great distilleries, and with wonderful distillery people, that we have to split the episodes up a bit. On today's episode you'll enjoy hearing, well, mostly from Joshua and Jason, but also from their good friends: The Islay Swimmers, Iain McArthur, aka "Pinky," from Lagavulin distillery, and James Wills of Kilchoman makes a bit of a return, too!

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. 14 We’re off to Islay! But first, a pit stop at the West Coast Whisky Feis in Oban, Scotland

Happy to have Jason back from his million day trip to Scotland, Joshua, and the aforementioned Scot, discuss the very start of thier Islay Tour/Great Islay Swim adventure!

You see, there are some movies that have a great prequel. It's true! This is our prequel to our Islay trip and the discovery of the inaugural West Coast Whisky Feis in Oban, Scotland. We talk with Chris Hoban of Raasay Distillery, Ricky Clark of Ardnamurchan, and James Galbraith (one of the organizers of the West Coast Whisky Feis).

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. 13 Selecting Casks with Single Cask Nation

A slightly irregular episode: Joshua finds himself all alone as Jason remains in Scotland to spend time with his family. What does Joshua do when left to his own devices? Release some audio footage (Hmmm, is there such a thing as audio "footage"? There is now!) from a cask selection session that he and Jason recorded back in April.

You, dear lucky listener, get a peek behind the curtain into Joshua and Jason's cask selection process. Also, newsflash, John Glenn did not walk on the moon.

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. 12 Who in their right mind would try to swim around Islay?! Bad a$$ explorers, that’s who!

What do you get when you mix two guys from the world famous Explorer's Club, a love for Scotland, and Islay, and whisky? A crazy idea to swim around the island of Islay, that's what! Too often pronounced as "Iss-lay," or "Eye-Lay," Scotland's wonderful whisky island, Islay (actually pronounced "Eye-Lah"), is about to have two crazy American adventure swimmers give it a big 'ol swimmy hug!

Listen in as the boys talk with Chad Anderson and Justin Fornal (aka Baron Ambrosia, yes, THE Baron Ambrosia) about their plans to undertake the 100 mile swim around the island of Islay (aka The Great Islay Swim

Because Joshua and Jason believe in these boys as much as they do, they decided to sponsor their entire trip, which includes their film crew, and have designed a 7 person party WhiskyGeek Tour to follow them along the way. We're not sure which group is more crazy!

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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