Listen as Best Selling Author Drew Hannush goes beyond the stories he tells on the Whiskey Lore podcast and meets with the founders, distillers, authors, historians, and ambassadors that will help us gain a deeper knowledge about the whiskies we love - and the ones we should know more about.
Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, Japanese, American Single Malt, French, Indian, no whisky category is off limits.
Drew's natural curiosity for the lore and
Prichard Distillery's Founder Phil Prichard // Tennessee Whiskey and Rum
First there was Jack, then there was George, and in 1997 - long before the craft distilling revolution - there was Phil.
Phil Prichard has family distilling roots going back into the 18th century, but it was his emergence in the 20th century that made history.
He's always done things his own way, starting with Tennessee rum, before whiskey. He's a fascinating guy who many distillers talk about, but whose story hasn't been fully told - until now!
Chattanooga Whiskey's CEO Tim Piersant // High Malt Bourbon
Join me as I head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to talk with Tim Piersant, CEO and co-Founder of Chattanooga Whiskey about how he and his head distiller Grant McCracken landed on a high malt bourbon for their flagship whiskey.
We'll also talk a little Chattanooga Whiskey history, burning the right bridges at the right time, and we'll taste their soon to be released Vintage Series Bottled-In-Bond 2017 Fall Edition.
Keeper of the Quaich and Quest Brands' CEO Ed Kohl // Scotch for Bourbon Drinkers
I can't tell you how many times I've heard this blanket statement from bourbon drinkers - "I don't like scotch." Like scotch is just one flavor profile.
That's why I wanted to have a little Scotch 101 discussion, talking about regions, peat smoke vs fruity, age, proof, and what scotch to start with, with my guest Ed Kohl, a scotch whisky distributor who has spent a couple decades helping Americans understand scotch.
Gobbler Springs Distillery's John Hatcher // Country Distillery
Back from one of the most interesting adventures I've had in trying to reach a distillery. The name of the place is Gobbler Springs and the gentleman who had to pick me up in his 4x4 is the owner and distiller John Hatcher.
A Kentuckian with Irish distilling roots John and his wife long ago decided to make their home in Tennessee. There he produces moonshine, gin, and sweet mash whiskey under something he calls the Lawrence County Process.
Davidson Reserve's Jeff Pennington // Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon
Now Jeff and his wife didn't necessarily take the normal path into owning a whiskey distillery. Rather than having grown up around distilling, they had both come from careers in the distribution of whiskey - and from competing companies no less.
Dead Distilers Author Colin Spoelman // Bourbon History
Join me for part one of my discussion with Kings County Distillery's master distiller and co-founder Colin Spoelman. A few years back Colin wrote an intriguing book about American whiskey history called Dead Distillers and we will take the time in this episode to chat a bit about his background as a New York City distiller.