100 episodes

The Whisky Topic is a weekly podcast hosted by Mark Bylok, author of The Whisky Cabinet, and Jamie Johnson, who runs private (but approachable!) bourbon club here in Toronto Canada.

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The Whisky Topic is a weekly podcast hosted by Mark Bylok, author of The Whisky Cabinet, and Jamie Johnson, who runs private (but approachable!) bourbon club here in Toronto Canada.

    144: The Future of Drinking—On Mars, the Moon, and in Fictional Sci-fi Bars.

    144: The Future of Drinking—On Mars, the Moon, and in Fictional Sci-fi Bars.

    [Chris Carberry ]is CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc. and the author of Alcohol in Space: Past, Present, and Future. We talk about how alcohol has shaped human civilization, and how it might shape our future in space. Space is officially in the state of prohibition, but there are many rumours of drinks being brought up to the space station. We cover that, and what booze might look taste like at zero G. The forward for the book is written by the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.

    • 48 min
    143: 2019 End of Year Whisky Topic Special: The Battle of the Whisky Tasting Notes!

    143: 2019 End of Year Whisky Topic Special: The Battle of the Whisky Tasting Notes!

    Cam Millar of Highland Park and Glenrothes joins Jamie and Mark on the podcast. In the spirit of the holidays, we have a competition. Mark reads out tasting notes, and Jamie and Cam battle out for which whisky was described in that particular way. Someone wins! There is a promise of a prize.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    142: We celebrate Frank Sinatra’s birthday. Jack Daniels is involved.

    142: We celebrate Frank Sinatra’s birthday. Jack Daniels is involved.

    Frank Sinatra would call Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey the “Nectar of the Gods.” We speak with JD’s official historian, Nelson Eddy, on how closely Frank Sinatra and Jack Daniel’s are intertwined. Nelson shares some of his favourite Sinatra stories, we talk about how Sinatra liked to have his whisky, and the people around Sinatra that drank Jack Daniel’s.

    • 46 min
    141: The Fun Weirdo Whiskies Coming out of Teeling Whiskey

    141: The Fun Weirdo Whiskies Coming out of Teeling Whiskey

    Rob Coldwell of Teeling Distillery joins us to talk about the extensive history of the Teeling family, the distillery, and the whiskies coming out of the distillery. We talk about “core DNA” of a distillery, and how Teeling’s DNA is all about innovation.

    • 29 min
    140: Sam Simmons of Atom Brands swears. Jamie started it the cursing.

    140: Sam Simmons of Atom Brands swears. Jamie started it the cursing.

    It’s a classic Whisky Topic Podcast! And this is the only podcast you’ll ever hear where Jamie and Mark both do terribly in a quiz game (usually that’s reserved for Mark doing poorly). Sam Simmons of Atom Brands joins us! He’s behind the Boutique-y whisky company, advent calendars, rum, bathtub gin, and plenty of mistakes. There are some swears. It’s a frank discussion. Other notes of relevance: Sam respects Jamie. Jamie is missed. Sam administers Balvenie’s Facebook group.

    • 48 min
    139: Two Whisky Authors Drink Rum

    139: Two Whisky Authors Drink Rum

    Davin De Kergommeaux and Mark Bylok sit down to talk about writing books, drinking rum, and their careers. Thank you to NB Spirits Festival for hosting! Support the podcast (and get great perks) on Patreon. Get your latest whisky reviews on whisky.buzz!

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

Spooky.iPhone ,

Big fun!

Always have a great time listening to this - usually while commuting once a week to the office. I especially like the casual and friendly chats on the different (whisky-related) topics, and it kinda feels like I'm joining them live at their table each time. As a relative new whisky enthousiast I try limit myself mainly to (single malt) scotch atm, so I tend to like those topics a tad more than the bourbon related stuff (I'm sorry, Jamie! :)), but nevertheless it's always fun!

Keep up the good work!
David

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