Join Best Selling Author Drew Hannush as he talks with the founders, distillers, authors, historians, and brand ambassadors that lead us to a greater understanding of the whiskies we love - and the ones we should know more about.
Drew not only explores the history of bourbon, scotch, rye, and other world whiskies, he seeks to broaden our understanding of styles, regions, and the distiller's craft through deep dives with those in the know. Each episode is meant to be as pertinent today as it will be well into the future.
Enjoy the journey - cheers and sláinte mhath!
Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, Japanese, American Single Malt, French, Indian, no whisky category is off limits.
Drew's natural curiosity for the lore and
SC Low Country History and the Mystery of the Burnt Church Road and Distillery
Before Whiskey Lore: The Interviews takes a month off, join me as I chat with my friend Chris Crowe of Burnt Church Distillery as we talk Palmetto State history, Hilton Head's neighborhood community Bluffton, and the history of a curiously named road that is now publicized through the name of the Burnt Church Distillery.
Plus I'll do a tasting of 4 of their expressions.
Reviving a Historic Grain and Going All In On Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey at Clonakilty Distillery
Today I chat with my guest Michael Scully about his historic farm and how he is using it to grow a type of grain that hasn't grown in Ireland for a century for his single pot still whiskey.
We'll also talk about the history of the town of Clonakilty and some of its famous residents, including a few ties to some 20th century icons.
In addition, we'll do a tasting of Clonakilty's Double Oak Small Batch whiskey and find out if Julia Roberts really can do a quality Irish accent.
Where Do All Of Those Great Bourbon Distillery Designs Come From with Joseph + Joseph Architects (Complete)
Back in 1909, John Thompson Street Brown was looking for a design for the Old Prentice Distillery. That design still stands today, under the Four Roses banner. Who designed this beautiful Spanish Mission pastiche? Would it surprise you to hear it is the same company that has developed many of the other iconic distilleries across the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?
Listen in to find out how these designs come to life and the ideas behind taking historic structures and filling them with stills and fermenters!
From Bushmills to Dublin Liberties to Passion Project with Darryl McNally of Limavady Irish Whiskey
If you love history and you're interested in the recent past during Irish whiskey's rebirth, this is the interview for you. I chat with Darryl McNally who is launching a new brand tied to a town with legal distilling going back to 1750 in Ulster.
We'll talk about the town's history in distilling, the rebirth in this new brand, and we'll also jump into Darryl's 17 years at Bushmills and learn a bit about what the whiskey world looked like back then. Buckle up for a lot of great history and a tasting of an Irish whiskey well worth trying.
What Is The Oldest Distillery West of the Mississippi? with Kyle Merklein
When it comes to claims of the oldest, there is always a chance at a caveat. In terms of Ben Holladay Bourbon, it's distilling grounds have a pretty strong claim to the title of the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi River.
Here the story with master distiller Kyle Merklein and find out why his distillery was bold enough to wait 6 years to release their first new generation whiskey.
Drew Tells All About Whiskey Lore, Irish Whiskey, and More with the Suit Up Podcast
It's time to turn the tables and let you learn a little bit about me, get behind-the-scenes with Whiskey Lore, and learn a ton about Irish whiskey.
I've given the reins over to one of my favorite podcast hosts Terrence Layhew of the Suit Up! Podcast. He digs into my motivations for starting Whiskey Lore and lets me get deep into the rise and fall and rising again of Irish Whiskey.