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Extra! Extra It’s All About Whisky!! S1E8 - Diageo pulls out of advertising on social media

The Spirits Business reported that, siding with companies like Coca Cola and Unilever, Diageo has pulled all of its marketing dollars from all social media platforms. Joshua and Jason discuss the implications.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

 

Season 4, Ep 10 — The art of brewing, fermentation, and cask aging of beer with Skinny Roberts

Joshua and Jason join Matt "Skinny" Roberts on a detour into beer. Well, seeing as whisky is just beer that's been distilled and aged, perhaps not so much of a detour but a deeper dive into fermentation? Sure., That sounds about right. Right?

The boys have had Skinny on the podcast before during the live Westland episode in Season 2. Listen in as they enjoy a long form and super geeky conversation with Black Raven Brewing Co's very own Matt "Skinny" Roberts.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Extra! Extra It’s All About Whisky!! S1E7 - In whisky, women are now calling the shots

In James Tapper's piece in The Guardian, "Whisky is back in favour...and now women are calling the shots,"James talks about the rise of women within the industry and in all facets of the industry. Joshua and Jason read the story and discuss.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

 
 

Season 4, Ep 9 — Daniel Whiteson PhD - Discussing particles, the universe, and whisky

As you know, Joshua and Jason like to take a detour from whisky now and again. In previous episodes the boys interviewed Garth Ennis (writer of the cult classic comics Preacher and The Boys, now major TV shows on AMC and Amazon, respectively), Adal Rifai (comedian and Chuntttttt from Hello from the Magic Tavern), and Matthew Rhys (Emmy Award winning actor from The Americans, The Post, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood).

Today's detour takes us out of this world! Well, out of the whisky-world and into the great wide world of particle physics and The Universe... The guest today is famed Particle Physicist Daniel Whiteson. Daniel, and his good friend Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics, co-host the podcast "Daniel and Jorge Explain The Universe". They're also the co-authors of We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe. If you'd like, you can watch Daniel's TED Talk HERE

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Extra! Extra It’s All About Whisky!! S1E6 - Thou Shalt Not Idolize Single Cask Single Malt Bottlings

A first for Extra! Extra! It's All About Whisky!! Joshua and Jason discuss a story offered up by a listener. Instead of a news story it's an opinion piece written by Joe Rogers for Scotchwhisky.com

Do Joshua and Jason suggest not to idolize single cask whisky? Tune in to find out!

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Season 4, Ep 8 — The history of distilling and blending in Japan with Chris Uhde

Most whisky drinkers think of distillation began in Japan in the early 1920’s when Yamazaki & Nikka began producing their single malts. However, distilling in Japan has been happening since the 15th century. 
 
Japan's history of distillation is just as expansive and rich as distillation in countries such as Scotland and Ireland but their tradition is rarely discussed because, in part, the history was not very well kept or has not been translated into other languages.
 
Please join us as Chris Uhde, Vice President of ImpEx Beverages, takes us through the timeline of distilling in Japan as well as the Japanese predilection to blending whisky.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Extra! Extra It’s All About Whisky!! S1E5 - Pennsylvania distilleries ships to you!

Being a Pennsylvanian whisky drinker is a whole lot tougher these days being that the state has shut them down due to Covid. Could the local distilleries be a PA resident's oasis during these tough times? Listen in to hear the whole story.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Season 4, Ep 7 — How has Covid affected the whisky industry? 5 past guests tell all

Nowadays is difficult to discuss anything without pointing out the elephant in the room: Covid-19. Joshua and Jason decided "why ignore the elephant in the room? Let's discuss Covid-19 with some recent guests to see how it's affected their whisky-work and life.

The boys discuss all this with previous guests: Iain Robertson of Raasay Distillery, Alistair Walker of the Alistair Walker Whisky Co (Infrequent Flyers), Holly Seidewand of Bacardi, Scott Harris of Catoctin Creek Distilling Co, and Jess Lomas of Single Cask Nation.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Extra! Extra! It’s All About Whisky S1E4 - Entertainment and Spirits collaborations. Do they work?

In September 2019 The Walking Dead "Spirits of the Apocalypse was released in the US. Was it dead on arrival? Can collaborations between entertainment companies and spirits companies work? Good question. We don't really know but we surely have opinions!

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing

Season 4, Ep 6 — Detour: discussing her book, New York Cocktails, with Amanda Schuster

With most humans staying home to stay safe (and keep others safe) it kinda makes sense that more and more people are becoming cocktail-curious! Enter: Amanda Schuster, Editor in Chief at The Alcohol Professor. Back in late 2017 Amanda released one of Joshua's go-to cocktail books: New York Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Big Apple.

Listen in as Amanda talks about the work that went into the book itself along with how New York has changed due to Covid-19. Hear her talk, too, about a follow up book she's working on and plans to complete AFTER the lockdown is over.

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
- RØDE for making *really* great microphones
- Focusrite for making awesome USB receivers
- Olympus and Tascam for making fine mobile recording devices
Joshua Hatton for producing and editing