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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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Ep. 11 Spending time with James Wills of Islay’s Farm Distillery: Kilchoman

Twelve years into distilling, maturing, and filling bottles with delicious Islay whisky, Kilchoman has found its groove. Known as Islay's Farm Distillery, Kilchoman is producing whisky much in the way the Scots did more than 100 years ago; all by hand, all without computers, all on a farm.

Listen in as Joshua has a conversation with Kilchoman's very own James Wills. The conversation is great, the boys get nerdy over Kilchoman's process. They discuss how supply chains can be established and held through a gentlemen's agreement, and both of them enjoy a small-child sized, 12 egg omelet.

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 10 Whisky Jewbilee NYC 2017 wrap-up and interviews with some amazing exhibitors

At six years into this "running-a-whisky-festival" thing, you'd think Joshua and Jason have seen all they can see, and done all they could do at one of their Whisky Jewbilee events. The answer, however, is not as easy as that. The boys are always learning, always looking to improve, always hoping to make both the attendee and exhibitor experience better.

Listen in as Joshua and Jason do a postmortem of Whisky Jewbilee NYC 2017. And, so as not to bore you with their constant blathering on, they've included some really interesting interviews from the Jewbilee: you'll get to hear from the likes of Ajay Bhoja (Paul John - John Distillery), David McNicoll (Brockman's Gin), Chad Robinson (Catoctin Creek), Ben Paluba (Beastmaster's Club), and more!

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 9 Getting (whisk(e)y) geeky with Matt Hofmann of Westland distillery

Getting your whisk(e)y geek on can be a ton of fun. Joshua and Jason are not quite sure it gets any more fun or geeky than a good conversation with Matt Hofmann of Westland Distillery. Whisk(e)y geekery to the side, Matt has more passion in him than most and more talent than you can shake a stick at. He's good people.

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 8 Talking bourbon with Denny Potter, Heaven Hill’s VP of Operations

And on the eight episode, Joshua and Jason have a delightful and informative conversation with Heaven Hill Distilleries' own VP of Operations, Mr. Denny Potter...

Denny Potter is an absolutely fascinating gent who had a lot of knowledge to share with the boys. Joshua and Jason sure learned (or learnt, as Jason would say) a lot from Mr. Potter, and the boys share this knowledge with you, the listener.

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 7 …as we discuss our origins (whisky, not superhero, sorry) and talk with Lukasz Dynowiak of Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc, and more!

Now seven episodes in, Joshua and Jason realize that they've never shared their whisky origin story with you. In speaking with Lukasz Dynowiak of Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc, and Speyburn, the boys are reminded that their whisky origin story is not too far off from Lukasz'.

**Spoiler alert** No one is bit by a spider or has crash landed here from their home planet of Krypton, however, all three of these gentlemen were bitten by the whisky bug!

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 6 Richard Urquhart of Gordon & MacPhail

Richard Urquhart is a 4th generation Urquhart in the Gordon & MacPhail company. Gordon & MacPhail, whose products are ubiquitous when it comes to a good whisky shop's shelves, is perhaps the most iconic Scottish independent bottler in business today. Together, with the help of Richard Urquhart, Joshua and Jason solve the world's problems and lay out plans for world peace.

Well, maybe not. However, the conversation is great, and we get to learn all about Gordon & MacPhail straight from one of the founding family's members!

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 5 Picking bourbon barrels with Eddie Russell of Wild Turkey Distillery

Who knew spending time with a bourbon legend could be so amazing? (rhetorical question, really.) April 4 found Joshua and Jason in the company of the one and only Eddie Russell of Wild Turkey Fame. Eddie, now 36 years into his life with the distillery, spent a disproportionate amount of his time with the Joshua and Jason (more time than they could have hoped for). Together the boys selected two casks of Wild Turkey Bourbon for Single Cask Nation and have a great in-depth conversation with Eddie.

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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Ep. 4.5 Post April Fools Day with Westland Distillery

Episode four point five of One Nation Under Whisky podcast is here - who knew there'd be a partial and surprise episode on April 2, 2017? Well, we did, that's who. Bucking this new trend of releasing an episode every other Wednesday, we just *had* to clue you in on a portion of our conversation with Matt Hofmann (Master Distiller) and Steve Hawley (Maniacal Marketing Marauder) from Westland Distillery. That portion? Boldsmooth, the latest innovation in whisky ridiculous tomfoolery!

Happy April Fools Day, one day after!

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
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
- Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

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