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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.