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Season 3, Ep 13 — Deep dive into Mezcal with Alan Grublauskas of Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Whisky. Whisky, whisky, whisky, and occasionally, whiskEy. 

Sometimes it's nice to have a little break from our favorite drink (whisky) and delve into different worlds. This time around we're delving deep into the world of Agave spirits, our 2nd favorite drinks category, and specifically Mezcal (though we do touch on raicilla, tequila, and even a non -gave spirit known as Sotol).

Having an expert like Alan Grubauskas to guide the conversation was invaluable and we thank him greatly for his time.

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 3, Ep 12 — Milk & Honey Distillery - a conversation with Tal and Tomer

It's amazing to think that nearly every country in the world now creates some sort of whisky. Israel is no exception though we can vouch that whisky from Israel is exceptional. "Whisky from Israel?!" you might say. "Yes," says us, "whisky from the land of milk and honey."

Joshua was recently in Tel Aviv (his first time ever in Israel). Listen in as Joshua has a conversation with Tal and Tomer from Milk & Honey distillery.

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 3, Ep 11 — Famed Whisky and Spirits Writer Dave Broom

When it comes to the world of whisky and spirits writing there are a few names bigger than our friend Dave Broom. Joshua and Jason met up with Dave Broom at Kilchoman Distillery back in May during the 2019 Feis Ile "Islay Festival of Malt and Music." Dave Broom was brilliant and the conversation was all that they boys could hope for!

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 3, Ep 10 — Anthony Wills of Kilchoman Distillery - a no holds barred conversation

Joshua and Jason consider themselves incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to travel all over the world to interview some of the most interesting people within the whisky-making industry (and each guest is as interesting as the next). Few, however, are able answer things as candidly as the good Anthony Wills does in this episode. It's his distillery so he gets to do things and talk the way he likes. We like this. We are thankful for this. 

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 3, Ep 9 — Discussing whisky production w/Bowmore Distillery Manager David Turner

It's not every day you're on Islay. It's not every day you're on Islay during Feis Ile (the Islay Festival of Music and Malt), and it's not every day you're on Islay during Feis Ile and interviewing Bowmore Distillery Manager David Turner in the famous Bowmore No. 1 Vaults. Joshua and Jason have a nice chat with David Turner regarding Bowmore and what it is, what they do, how they do.

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 3, Ep 8 — Emmy Award Winning Actor Matthew Rhys and the drinking with him thereof

Well, this is mighty peculiar! An Emmy Award winning actor, the one and only Matthew Rhys, on our cheeky wee whisky podcast? Oh yes! Listen in as Joshua and Jason talk with Matthew Rhys (did we mention he's an EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR?!) about whisky, acting, dad jokes, kill rooms, Wales, Penderyn single malt Welsh whisky, and also, the boys drink some fine and rare whiskies with Mr. Rhys. Super fun stuff.

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

Surprise Episode — Report from Campbeltown Festival 2019 and a very important email!

While traveling to Scotland and enjoying the Campbeltown Festival is good fun we miss our listeners and wanted to share some of our experiences from the road. However, and perhaps more important, an email came in that needed our (and your) immediate attention!

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 3, Ep 7 — Discussing Japanese whisky categories with Chris Uhde of ImpEx Beverages

Single Malt, Pure Malt, Rice based, and Blends... these are the categories of Japanese whisky (jinkies, could there be more??). While we do not discuss Single Malt or Blended Japanese Whisky with Chris Uhde, we do discuss the two more confusing categories: Pure Malt and Rice based whiskies.

Chris Uhde, co-owner of ImpEx Beverages, has a unique perspective when it comes to Japanese whisky. Joshua and Jason found the conversation to be riveting. We hope you do, 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
- 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 3, Ep 6 — Discussing the 3 tiered system with Sam Filmus of ImpEx Beverages

Getting whisky onto your shelf at home, or in a retail shop, or on a bar back really isn't that easy. We Americans have this pesky thing called the three tiered system, which makes it tough for us to get all the nice things we want. Then, as if to throw salt on a wound, each and every state has its own unique set of laws that could make it increasingly hard for you to get the bottle(s) you want. Joshua and Jason have a conversation with Sam Filmus, owner of ImpEx Beverages (a national import company) and JVS (a California distribution company). If anyone can shed a light onto the difficulties of our three tiered system, it's Sam. Dude's got street cred!

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 3, Ep 5 — Keepers of the Quaich, what’s that all about?

"The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognizes those that have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature, the beating heart of the industry. In establishing the Keepers of the Quaich, the industry pooled its influential resources to build a powerful society working together and united."

Our very own Joshua has been made a Keeper of the Quaich (and likes to don his Kippah of the Quaich)! Listen in as Joshua and Jason recount the night and banquet where Joshua was made a "Keeper."

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