One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 13 -- 14 August, 2019

A 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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 12 -- 31 July, 2019


It's amazing to think that nearly every country in the world now creates some sort of whisky. Israel is no exception AND 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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 11 -- 17 July, 2019


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!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 10 -- 3 July, 2019

Kilchoman founder & managing director, anthony wills

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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 9 -- 19 June, 2019


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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 8 -- 5 June, 2019

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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Surprise Episode -- 29 May, 2019

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!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 7 -- 22 May, 2019

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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 5 -- 8 MAY, 2019


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 Imports (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!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 5 -- 24 April, 2019

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."

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 4 -- 10 April, 2019

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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 3.5 -- 2 April, 2019

April Fool's 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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 3 -- 27 March, 2019

Leigh Attwood of backwoods distilling co.

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.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 2 -- 13 March, 2019

Jennifer Nickerson of Tipperary Boutique Distillery

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 Distillery.

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!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 3, Ep 1 -- 27 Feb, 2019

James Wills of Kilchoman (The Second Coming)

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!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 26 -- 13 Feb, 2019

Mailbag Episode and Season 2 closer

Now in its second year, so it's got to be a tradition now, Joshua and Jason host the annual Mailbag episode.

This is also the 2nd season finale.

Enjoy, enjoy, and get ready for Season 3! It's going to be a hell of a year and Joshua and Jason are going to cast so many pods you won't know what to do!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 25 -- 30 Jan, 2019

Getting Whisky Geeky with Southern Distilling Company

Jason visits with Vienna Barger & Susan Sigmon of Southern Distilling Company in Statesville, North Carolina. Vienna, co-owner of the distillery, schools us on the history distilling in North Carolina and discusses what it means to be a contract distillery (as well as distilling their own products), and the TTB!

If that weren't enough, Susan shares her insanely in-depth knowledge of grains, yeast, distilling (both in pot and column stills), and maturing whisky.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 24 -- 16 Jan, 2019

Detour: Learning about Sherry with Juan Mateos of Bodegas Lustau

What do two whisky guys do while in Jerez Spain sourcing sherry casks? They visit some sherry producers, that's what! Listen in as Joshua and Jason discuss and learn about sherry from the wonderful Juan Mateos of Bodegas Lustau!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 23 -- 2 Jan, 2019

Discussing Japanese Whisky with Chichibu Distillery's Yumi Yoshikawa

A subject not yet broached here on One Nation Under Whisky -- Japanese whisky.

Joshua has a nice 3am sit down with Chichibu distillery's very own Yumi Yoshikawa for a discussion regarding the growth of Japanese whisky via Single Malt, Pure Malt, Blends, and Rice whisky.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 22 -- 19 Dec, 2018

a year in review 2018 edition!

Another year behind us and, boy, what a year it's been!!

On todays' episode we discuss our favorite whiskies of the year (one SCN, one non-SCN, and one wild card).

We discuss our favorite episodes and we discuss all that's surprised us in the year.

We hint, too, as to what is in store for 2019 (hint: there's A LOT in store for 2019).

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 21 -- 5 Dec, 2018

Live in Chicago with Ardbeg's Distillery Manager Mickey Heads and Gene Charness of Warehouse Liquors

Joshua and Jason have finally discovered why they run a podcast -- to meet and talk to super cool people like Ardbeg's very own Distiller Manager, Mickey Heads! What's more is their good friend, Gene Charness, owner of Chicago's Warehouse Liquors, not only hosted the live podcast at his shop but joined in on the conversation, too.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 20 - 21 Nov, 2018

Two broken men recap Whisky Jewbilee Chicago and announce some very important news

Joshua and Jason have been running Whisky Jewbilee across 3 major US cities for the past 7 years. Listen in as the boys do a post mortem of the 2018 Chicago event, reminisce about the good times and bad times over the past 7 years, and share the news of the event itself being mothballed for the foreseeable future. Gosh, that sounds more depressing than it actually is because the reasons for mothballing the event are positive, to be sure. Also, we promise there is some laughter to be had throughout the episode!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 19 - 7 Nov, 2018

Deep dive into brewing, distilling, and maturation with Jason Parker of Copperworks Distilling Co.

It seems every time we visit with a Seattle distillery we get into the geekiest of conversations. The result from our last trip to Seattle proves this statement -- Get ready for a deep dive into brewing, distilling, and whisky maturation Copperworks Distilling company's very own Co-Founder and President, Jason Parker.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 18 - 24 Oct, 2018

Talking with Dr. Sam Simmons of That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Dr. Sam Simmons, having been the Global Brand Ambassador for The Balvenie for close to 10 years, has easily one of the most recognizable faces in the world of whisky. Having given up that position to start a new whisky life with Atom Brands as their Head of Whisky (now, that's a job title, nu?), Sam finds himself with a fun new challenge on his hands -- a challenge he's up to taking head on.

Note: Listeners with ears may or may not enjoy the AC/DC sing-along at the end of the podcast.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 17 - 10 Oct, 2018

Talking with The Whisky Exchange's very own Billy Abbott

When you've got the chance to interview the inimitable Billy Abbott from The Whisky Exchange fame you jump at it! That is of course if unless you're Joshua Hatton then you miss the opportunity altogether but revive that chance one year later. Now in his 2nd year of drinking at Maltstock with Billy Abbott, Joshua has made sure to carve time out to get Billy on wax to talk about what got him (Billy) into whisky, selecting casks for The Whisky Exchange (blindly), issues with shipping to the US and other pain in the butt countries, and what it's like being the voicebox of The Whisky Exchange.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 16 - 26 Sept, 2018

Charlie MacLean and Alex Bruce of Adelphi and Ardnamurchan Distillery

There are a handful of people whom Joshua and Jason file into the "whisky god" column; these men and women of such great whisky renown that their faces and names are unavoidable. The great Charlie MacLean falls into this category and Alex Bruce is surely inching his way into this category, too.

The boys discuss what the individual spark was that got Charlie & Alex into the whisky industry. Also discussed are the histories of Adelphi Selections and Ardnamurchan Distillery.

No episode is complete, either, without the boys answering an email or two and discussing the weeks' news which, this time around, is focused on a surprise release of a 10yr 9mos old Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey bottling!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 15 - 12 Sept, 2018

Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky

Penderyn distillery, located in the great country of Wales, has been producing single malts since 1999. The brand has relaunched in the US and the boys have a sit down with Jon Tregenna and Rob Weller of the distillery to get an understanding of what Penderyn is producing and how they're doing it all. From unique stills to an all-female distilling and blending team, Penderyn is making whisky unlike any other in the wide world of distilling, and damn are they doing a great job of it!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 14 - 29 Aug, 2018

Selecting casks with Wild Turkey's very own Bruce Russell

While taking Joshua and Jason through Warehouse A to pick some casks for Single Cask Nation (and casks they do pick! two of them to be specific), Bruce talks to the boys about his family (and not just his dad and granddad), learning to write tasting notes with his dad, Jimmy Russell's palate, his own hatred for the word "smooth" (we KNEW he was a good lad!), and Bruce answers, too, questions from Facebook.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 13 - 15 Aug, 2018

Four roses master distiller, Brent Elliott

It's not every day you get to sit down with a master distiller, especially not the master distiller of the wonderful Four Roses Bourbon distillery. While with Brent Elliott, Joshua and Jason were sure to discuss the nitty gritty of what goes in to making Four Roses taste like Four Roses; mashbills, yeast, fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending, and, of course, Karaoke.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 12 - 1 Aug, 2018

Talking Rye Whisky with Becky & Scott Harris of Catoctin Creek

Rye whisky has made, and continues to make, a huge come back in the US. One of America's first spirits, rye whisky is made throughout the country. Few, however, produce a 100% rye whisky, and that's where Catoctin Creek comes in. Listen in as Becky and Scott Harris discuss their processes, the wood experiments (that sounds naughty), and as they talk, too, about the ongoing tariffs and trade war that may or may not affect, not just American whisk(e)y sales into the EU (a burgeoning business for many American whisk(e)y producers), but the distilleries and families that work at these distilleries.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 11 - 18 July, 2018

Live Podcast @ Whisky Jewbilee NYC with the Great Islay Swimmers and Simon Brooking

Our second live podcast recording! This time around we're in New York City at the 7th annual Whisky Jewbilee. The boys, in front of an audience of 40 people, have a conversation with Justin Fornal and Chad Anderson (two of the three swimmers of The Great Islay Swim), and Simon Brooking (remember him from Season 2, Episode 7?) of Beam Suntory. The topic? Well, if you must know, The Great Islay Swim and the bottling Single Cask Nation is releasing to commemorate the swim!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 10 - 4 July, 2018

A talk with Ollie Chilton of Elixir Distillers regarding blending and so much more...

It's amazing to think that Joshua and Jason, being so far along in this podcasting journey, have not done much to broach the subject of blending. Well, all that changes as of today, good listener!

The boys have a fun mobile studio recording event with the one and only Ollie Chilton of Elixir Distillers. (Yes, they interviewed Ollie while driving. No, it wasn't very smart.) Together the boys tackle the subject of blending as well as what it takes to open a new distillery on Islay, something which is currently in the works for Elixir Distillers.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 9 - 20 June, 2018

Whisky Jewbilee NYC Post Mortem and final details of our Hello From The Magic Tavern Whisky collaboration

Look at us surviving yet another, our 7th annual, Whisky Jewbilee NYC! What better way to put the event behind us than to discuss it here on One Nation Under Whisky? Not sure that's how it all works but we had fun rehashing the events of the evening.

Add to this is that full and final details on the Single Cask Nation / Hello From the Magic Tavern "Stones of Stenness" whisky collaboration are revealed. You will not want to miss this episode!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 8 - 6 June, 2018

Learning about Mezcal from Arik Torren of Fidencio

It may be fair to say that Joshua and Jason know their way around whisky be it Scotch, American, or otherwise. When it comes to mezcal, well, it's no secret that they, like many people, could use a primer, a 101, if you will, in agave spirits.

Joshua flew down to Oaxaca to meet with Arik Torren of Fidencio spirits and Enrique Jiménez of Del Amigo distillery to learn from the masters.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 7 - 23 May, 2018

A talk with the one and only simon brooking

There are a handful of people in the whisky world that not only become the face of brand(s) they represent but become the face of the industry as a whole. Simon Brooking is one of these good people.

When it comes to his own brands; Ardmore, Auchentoshen, Bowmore, Glen Garioch, and Laphroaig, well, one can not think of the brand without Simon's face coming to their mind.

For us, we can't think of the whisky industry without Simon being a part of that mental picture. We had a great conversation with Simon Brooking and we want to share it with you, the listener.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 6 - 9 May, 2018

Adal Rifai from Hello From The Magic Tavern, talking comedy & whisky

It's not often one of your comedy heroes agrees to be interviewed. It's also a rare thing that he and his cohorts (Arnie Niekamp, aka Arnie Niekamp & Matt Young, aka Usidore the Blue) would be willing to agree to a collaborative bottling!

Listen in as Joshua and Jason talk comedy and whisky with the one and only Adal Rifai (aka Chuntttttt the talking badger/shape-shifter) from the one and only Hello From The Magic Tavern podcast.

Also revealed are the details of our collaborative bottling with Hello From The Magic Tavern - "Stones of Stenness" 13yo PX sherry cask, distilled at an Orkney distillery and bottled exclusively for The Vermillion Minotaur (the fictitious bar located in the fantastical, magical world of Foon).

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 5 - 25 April, 2018

Catching up, checking emails, and delivering fun news

Sometimes you get so caught up in work and in life that you forget how long it's been since you've had a nice talk with your best friend. Today, Joshua and Jason sit down to catch up a bit and have a wee whisky talk. The hosts also read some emails and deliver some fun news to you, the listener.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 4 - 11 April, 2018

Our first Live Podcast!

Seriously, it doesn't get much geekier than this. Listen in as Joshua and Jason discuss the art and science behind fermenting/brewing, distilling, wine making, casks, the importance of water, beer terroir, and hyper terroir as it pertains to grapes, peat, water, oak, and also, barley. And to think, all of this was done in front of a live audience at Westland distillery!

The players: Matt Hofmann (Westland Distillery), Matt "Skinny" Roberts (Black Raven Brewing), Nick Heppenstall (Odin Brewing), Steve Griessel (Betz Family Winery), Joshua and Jason (duh!)

Special thanks to Westland Distillery for hosting our live event at their distillery. Thanks, too, to the panelist, and to the good people that came out on March 14, 2018 to come watch us do geeky podcasting live.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 3.5 - 2 April, 2018

westland distillery fools us, yet again!

Red Slap, Green Grip, and Blue Buzz: the latest "gotcha" from Seattle's own Westland Distillery.  Listen in as Joshua and Jason have a sit down with Matt Hofmann and Steve Hawley of Westland (and their good friend SwedeScot) to discuss 2018's April Fools joke!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 3 - 28 March, 2018

Whisky jewbilee seattle 2018 recap

Yet another Whisky Jewbilee festival under our belts! This time around it's our 3rd anniversary event in Seattle. In addition to interviewing key folks from San Diego Distillery and The Glenlivet, Jason and Joshua do a post mortem on the event and reveal some great news items!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 2 - 14 March, 2018

David Stirk of Exclusive Malts Returns!

Season 2, Episode 2... perhaps our whisky-geekiest episode yet! Joshua and Jason sat down for a little over an hour with David Stirk to talk about [the evils of] caramel coloring; selecting casks; the potential for a whisky bust; and even a few good dick jokes. David Stirk also goes into detail as to how casks get into the blending and brokering system. Laughter and geeky conversation was had. We trust you'll enjoy this conversation as much as Joshua and Jason did.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 2, Ep 1 -- 28 Feb, 2018

Glen Moray and the magic thereof

On our Season 2 opener we welcome Graham Coull, Distillery Manager, and Iain Allan, Visitor Centre manager, of the wonderful Glen Moray distillery. Among a good many things discussed, Graham talks about how growing sales can and do affect your warehousing space (and how to account for that), and Iain talks to us a bit about why Glen Moray is so damn good matured in ex-port casks. The misconceptions part at the end will give you a good chuckle, too.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 27

14 Feb, 2018

MailBag Episode

Joshua and Jason put forth a challenge to you, the listener(s). They asked "please send in a question for a future episode and we'll see what we can do about answering said question". You, dear listener(s), rose to the challenge in a most wonderful way. You've peppered the boys with more questions than they ever expected. So many, in fact, that not all could be covered in under 2 hours. Heck, not all would have been covered in 4 hours. Still, we hope you enjoy this, our longest episode to date, at 2hrs and 10min. Thanks for being devoted listeners!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 26

31 Jan, 2018

Iain McAlister of glen scotia

When driving 'round Scotland on your way to Campbeltown what would you do to pass the time? Why, record a podcast that's what!

And if that weren't enough fun, you can do what Joshua and Jason did and stop at Glen Scotia distillery to have a chat and cask selection with their wonderful distillery manager, Iain McAlister. Amazing management, fermenting, distilling, and cask maturation skills aside, Iain is one of the finer gents you'll ever meet and the boys had a great time getting geeky with him.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 25

17 Jan, 2018

Zack Pilgrim of Balcones and 'murrican single malt

How better to get an insight into Balcones single malt whisky than to talk to one of the distillery's own distillers: Zack Pilgrim? During 2017's Whisky Jewbilee week in Chicago, Joshua spoke with Zack at an American Single Malt Commission event at Warehouse Liquors about Balcones, their processes, and whiskies. Insight was gathered and is now shared. During this episode, you'll also get to hear Joshua and Jason talk about the potential future of the definition of American Single Malt. The conversation is full of wonderful assumptions and conjecture!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 24

3 Jan, 2018

Two Thousand Seventeen --        a year in review

You know the Joshua and Jason like to "back it up" a little bit, right? What better way to kick off the new year than to look back at the highlights of the previous year? Listen in as the boys discuss their favorite podcasting moments of 2017. Add to this, the boys will take you through the cask selection process for two new whiskies set be to released in early 2018. And if that weren't enough, Joshua and Jason share with you their favorite whiskies tasted in 2017.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 23

20 Dec, 2017

A sit down with whisky writer Hans Offringa

During his time at Maltstock in The Netherlands Joshua had a nice little sit down with world renown whisky writer, the one and only, Mr. Hans Offringa. Aside from a long conversation about Frank Zappa, the two gents discussed whisky, food, writing, whisky writers, beer, and much, much more. Joshua and Jason then tease out that conversation a bit for you, too. You will not want to miss this episode - the final one for 2017!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 22

6 Dec, 2017

Eddie Russell # 2 - return of a true Kentucky Gentleman

Spending 3.5 to 4 hours with Eddie Russell, drinking bourbon, selecting casks, and sitting down for a long format interview? It's not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon! During their conversation Eddie talks about designing special releases, his love for Wild Turkey "Cheesy Gold Foil," and the passing of the Wild Turkey familial heritage torch from his dad, to him, and down to his son, Bruce. All this conversation was had over a glass of 1977 8yo 101 bourbon. Again, not a bad way to spend a Friday afternoon!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 21

22 Nov, 2017

Whisky Jewbilee Chicago 2017 Post Mortem

Whisky Jewbilee Chicago 2017 is now at a close and the boys discuss its many successes. Aside from talking to one another, featured in this episode are interviews with Chris Riesbeck of Westland, Allison Parc of Brenne, Steven Randals of Hyde Irish WhiskEy, some fine Jewbilee attendees, and we hear from Steph Ridgeway and Malcolm Waring of Old Pulteney.

After coming off the high that was Whisky Jewbile Chicago 2017, we can't wait for our Seattle Jewbilee on March 15, 2018 - we hope you'll join us!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 20

8 Nov, 2017

Talking Whisky and Comics w/ Garth Ennis

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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 19

25 Oct, 2017

Chris Maybin of Port Askaig

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 years ago, Chris' latest endeavor is with Elixir Distillers who are the good people behind Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland, 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.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 18

11 Oct, 2017

Whisky Selling Masterclass w/ 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.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 17

27 Sept, 2017

Caol Ila, Jim McEwan, 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.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 16

13 Sept, 2017

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).

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 15.5

6 Sept, 2017

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...

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 15

30 Aug, 2017


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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 14

16 Aug, 2017

Islay Bound! But first, a stop at the West Coast Whisky Feis

Happy to have Jason back from his million day trip to Scotland, Joshua, and the aforementioned Scot, discuss the very start of their 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).

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 13

2 Aug, 2017

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 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.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 12

19 July, 2017

Who in their right mind would try to swim around Islay?!

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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 11

5 July, 2017

Spending time with James Wills of Islay's Farm Distillery: Kilchoman

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 gentlemens' agreement, and both of them enjoy a small-child sized, 12 egg omelet.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 10

21 June, 2017

Whisky Jewbilee NYC 2017 wrap-up & interviews

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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 9

7 June, 2017

Getting geeky w/ 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. Also, it's his birthday today - happy birthday, Matt!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 8

24 May, 2017

Talking bourbon with denny potter of Heaven Hill

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.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 7

10 May, 2017

Whisky-life Origins with Lukasz dynowiak

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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 6

26 April, 2017

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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 5

12 April, 2017

Picking barrels with Eddie Russell of Wild Turkey

Joshua and Jason find themselves 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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 4.5

2 April, 2017

Post April Fools Day with Westland Distillery

Episode 4.5 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!

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 4

29 March, 2017

Mark Watt, General Manager of Wm Cadenhead’s

The boys discuss how to manage 30+ whisky markets. Jason is told he asked a great question (and Mark was NOT paid to tell him that, promise). Mark tells the boys all about a 50+ year old Jamaican rum that's been in their warehouse and why it's not yet been bottled, and Mark brings up a *great* misconception! Sure, more is discussed but wouldn't it be better to hear all about it rather than read all about it?

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 3

15 March, 2017

Post Whisky Jewbilee Seattle and a few interviews

Now with an established release schedule in place, every other Wednesday, Joshua and Jason discuss the 2nd annual Whisky Jewbilee Seattle and have conversations with; Matt Hofmann (Westland Distillery, Master Distiller), Jessica Lomas (Scotch Whisky Auctions, Queen of the Boxes), and Jeff Kanof (Copperworks Distilling Company, Vice President).

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 2

1 March, 2017

Interview with Bryan Davis of Lost Spirits Distillery

In our second episode of One Nation Under Whisky, Joshua and Jason get a little long in the tooth as they have a fine discussion about some serious whisky and rum geekery! The boys also discuss some misconceptions around age and are excited to share details regarding a July 2017 Islay tour that WhiskyGeek Tours is putting together in conjunction with The Explorer's Club and National Geographic.

One Nation Under Whisky Ep 1

15 Feb, 2017

Podcast Launch & David Stirk Interview

Want to know what to expect from One Nation Under Whisky Podcast? Have a listen. Also, we sit down for a nice talk with David Stirk of Creative Whisky Company (bottler of The Exclusive Malts). We also discuss news, whisky misconceptions... a whole lotta stuff.