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.
Barrell Craft Spirits Latest Offerings
Will Schragis of Barrell Craft Spirits joins us to talk about the latest offerings from Barrell including their rye, bourbon, and their journey into other spirits!
Talking Turkey with Rare Bird 101!
David Jennings (Rare Bird 101) talks to us about his love of Wild Turkey Distillery, his upcoming book, and the best Wild Turkey stories. We breifly cover the history of the distillery, the brand, and the undeniable influence of Jimmy Russell.
Bourbon Gimmicks vs Innovations with The Whiskey Jug
Jamie and Mark are joined by Josh Peters (The Whiskey Jug). We cover everything from whisky stones, finished Bourbons, to smoked sheep dung whisky. Gimmick or innovation? Our panel decides!
Infuse, Pair, and Cook with Whisky
This bonus episode has been brought to you by Johnnie Walker. Whisky is one of the more complex drinks in the world. We bring on Chef Matt Jones to talk about the three main elements to use whisky—pairing whisky with food, infusing whisky with ingredients, and cooking with whisky. Unlike wine pairings, which look for similarities, with whisky it’s all about finding the right contract. Scotches enjoyed on the podcast include Johnnie Walker Black Label, and Talisker 10.
Bonus Episode 6: Become a Better Home Bartender
This bonus episode has been brought to you by Johnnie Walker. Whisky and cocktail culture have a long and wonderful relationship. They evolved together. We specifically look at the last few decades of cocktail culture and the innovative cocktails that you can make at home.
Our Favourite Indian Single Malts with Ra
Raj Sabharwal joins Mark and Jamie to tell his story of how he discovered delicious Indian Single Malts from Amrut. He’s since started the import spirits company, Glass Revolutions, and brings in a unique range of spirit products from India, Scotland, Australia, and the Caribbean.