Whiskey Lore: Stories
Summary: Join Best Selling Author Drew Hannush as he explores the rich stories, myths, and legends that surround a world of whisky. From the origins of Bottled-in-Bond, to finding the real Whisky Capital of the World, to dispelling myths about how we smell, taste, and enjoy whisky. Bourbon, scotch, rye, Irish, etc - no matter your favorite, Drew is telling the stories that will enrich your experience.
The Oregon Trail and the Legend of Blue Ruin
Campbeltown: The Whisky Capital of the World? (Part 2)
Campbeltown: The Birth of a Whisky Capital (Part 1)
The Whisky Trust: Who Killed The Trust? (Part 3)
The Whisky Trust: Greenhut, Sherman, and the Chicago Holdout (Part 2)
The Whisky Trust: Making of a Monster (Part 1)
The Lost History of Pennsylvania Pre-Prohibition Whiskey with Laura Fields
The Rattlesnake King and Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey
Madeira and Whisky at Sea
The Summer is almost over. Time for the new season of Whiskey Lore. Make sure you are subscribed. And check out the new podcast from Whiskey Lore called Whiskey Lore: The Interviews, where I turn the storytelling over to founders, distillers, historians, and authors. Find it and subscribe here on Apple Podcasts.
Dusty Bottles "from the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 2)
Dusty Bottles from "the Wettest Spot in America" (Part 1)
While on a journey out to California in search of details about an upcoming episode, I took time out to interview Seth Benhaim of Infused Spirits. Seth is taking a very unique approach to aging whiskey. We sampled his expressions using Mizunara oak, a Cask of Amontillado (something Edgar Allen Poe fans will appreciate), and scotch peat staves. We also talked about the history of light whiskey, a historic distillery in Kentucky they source from, and the concept of an oak bill.
Join me as I chat with Kings County Distillery co-founder Colin Spoelman, the author of a curious and entertaining whiskey history book called Dead Distillers. We'll talk about the origins of New York distilling, how Colin started his journey by moonshining in Brooklyn, we'll discuss the "who was the first to make bourbon" question, and discover a history of New York distilling that goes back to the Dutch West India Company.
When you start planning your trip to bourbon country, you will have a lot of unique choices of distillery experiences. One of the most unique is Neeley Family Distillery. Distillery Royce Neeley will tell us his family's journey to the new world, how it got to Kentucky, and some of the dangers the family faced. We'll also discuss some of the very unique processes they use in making their award winning whiskey and moonshine.