One Nation Under Whisky

Season 8, Ep 4 -- 3 April, 2024

Discussing Nc'nean Distillery with founder Annabel Thomas

Aiming to be green is not a new idea. There are a number of distilleries within Scotland (and the around the world) that are taking measures to improve their processes while reducing their carbon foot print.

What is new is a distillery who leads with this idea. From their barley, to their boiler, to their bottles, Nc'nean distillery have proven themselves to be good stewards of our planet while producing whisky that they're incredibly proud of (because it's wonderfully delicious).

Listen in as Joshua discusses the ins and outs of Nc'nean distillery with Annabel Thomas, founder.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 8, Ep 3 -- 20 March, 2024

Discussing Potter Jane with founders Denny Potter & Jane Bowie

Those that follow bourbon surely know both Denny Potter and Jane Bowie. If not due to their work with Maker's Mark (as well as Heaven Hill in the case of Denny Potter) surely for being on the padcost previously (talking about Maker's Mark & Heaven Hill... boy, I'm typing in circles!).

Having Jane and Denny back on the padcost was an absolute treat. Discussing to the Potter Jane story; hearing how it started and how things are going was a joy as were the laughs along the way.

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 8, Ep 2 -- 6 March, 2024

Discussing Lost Lantern with founders Nora Ganley-Roper & Adam Polonski

As far as we're aware, you can count the number of US-based independent bottlers; bottling whisky in the Scottish tradition where the distillery is highlighted/mentioned on two fingers: Single Cask Nation and Lost Lantern.

Listen in as Joshua and Jason (of SCN fame) discuss independent bottling with Nora & Adam (of Lost Lantern fame). There are also a number of Lost Lantern bottlings tasted in this episode. Spoiler alert: they're some highly quaffable bottlings, to be sure!

One Nation Under Whisky

Season 8, Ep 1 -- 21 Feb, 2024

Kai Ivalo & Euan Campbell of Scotch Malt Whisky Society

As a padcost and as padcosters Joshua and Jason always set out to have a fair bit of a focus on independent brands, independent bottlers, and just the independent spirit of the whisky industry in general.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is not a distiller and they do not refer to themselves as an independent bottler. Rather, they are a "Society" (and quite easily the largest whisky society on the planet) that bottles whisky specifically for their Society members. It's a different take, for sure, but one of the most successful "different takes" on whisky since its inception some 41 years ago.

Listen in as Joshua and Jason talk with two key people within the SMWS: Kai Ivalo (Spirits Director) and Euan Campbell (Head of Whisky Creation). The conversation a blast, was wide ranging, and supplemented by a new sherry cask speysider!

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