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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

Season 3, Ep 4 — Focus on whisky bars, the original influencers

Before there was print advertising, social media, likes, and hashtags, the only way to find out about a new whisky was visit your local or favorite bar and you, the drinker, would rely on the barkeep to recommend a whisky for you. To date, aside from larger events or seminars, that remains one of the only ways to really discover a new whisky; to actually get whisky into your mouth.

On today's episode we talk with Aaron Zacharias of Fountainhead Chicago, Mike Miller of Delilah's Chicago (recently called the best whisky bar in the world!), and Christopher Gronbeck of Barrel Thief Seattle. Listen in as we discuss cask selections, community, and innovation with these three fine gents.

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 3.5 — April Fools Day — Westland Celebrious

Westland distillery have outdone themselves once again and this time it's all in celebration of you.

Know your truth. Know you're truth. Know you are a celebrity and worthy of your very own whisky: Celebrious.

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 3 — Leigh Attwood of Backwoods Distilling discussing Australian whisky

That's not a whisky, THIS is a whisky!

Oh, sorry there. We really got into the whole Australian frame of mind via the lens of 80's icon Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee. Today, however, we're discussing craft whisky production in Australian with one of that nation's newest distillers: Leigh Attwood, owner and distiller at Backwoods Distilling Company, Yakandanda, Australia. Leigh was a joy to speak with. Let's hope he had as much fun talking with Joshua and Jason as they had talking (and learning) with 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
- 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 2 — Jennifer Nickerson of Tipperary talks Irish Whiskey and distillery building

Until now, Joshua and Jason haven't made a peep about Irish Whiskey. I mean, seriously, they're only NOW bringing it up in the 3rd season?? Well, maybe they just needed the right person to talk to.

Enter: Jennifer Nickerson of Tipperary Boutique Selection. Jennifer, her husband Liam, and her father Stuart have launched the Tipperary brand out of Ireland. Let's hear what it's now like to build a distillery in Ireland, 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 1 — James Wills (of Kilchoman): The Second Coming

Guess who's back, back again, James Wills is back, listen in!

It's so lovely to have James Wills of Kilchoman back on our podcast. This time around James discusses the expansion of Kilchoman distillery, cracks many jokes, and even raps for us all a little bit. The entire conversation was recorded during a drive that he and Joshua took while in Massachusetts back in October, 2018. You're not going to want miss this episode!

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