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Whisky and Things is a lifestyle entertainment show consisting of whisky reviews and other whisky related topics mixed with real life experiences from the two hosts Dave Giles and Nick Kent. The pair became good friends when they met at university studying music back in 2003. Their friendship grew despite their touring and work schedules and they’ve always made time to enjoy each other and share the things they love.
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Whisky and Things is a lifestyle entertainment show consisting of whisky reviews and other whisky related topics mixed with real life experiences from the two hosts Dave Giles and Nick Kent. The pair became good friends when they met at university studying music back in 2003. Their friendship grew despite their touring and work schedules and they’ve always made time to enjoy each other and share the things they love.
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    EP79 SHACKLETON BLENDED MALT - the amazing adventure story behind it's RE-creation

    EP79 SHACKLETON BLENDED MALT - the amazing adventure story behind it's RE-creation

    In this adventurous episode we set sail with the Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky… A release inspired by one of the most exciting whisky discoveries of the 21st century which spans the globe all the way from the UK to Antarctica, and the pioneering spirit of one of the worlds most intrepid explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Oh, and Nick invents a word with hilarious consequences at our recent Certified Originals Q&A gathering… so lots to learn in this episode. 
    Find out more about Shackleton Blended Malt Whisky here -
    https://www.theshackletonwhisky.com

    Here is the New York Times Article by Charles McGrath that Nick used for his research in today’s show.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/drinking-ernest-shackletons-whisky.html

    A contribution from sales of this whisky will be made to the Antarctic Heritage Trust which you can find here -
    www.nzaht.org

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    https://newdramdrinker.weebly.com … You never know what fun you might have.
    To find out more info on the Whisky Show in London from October 1st-3rd and have a chance of getting an exclusive challenge coin then visit this link.
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    • 39 min
    EP78 NICK OFFERMAN, LAGAVULIN AND GUINNESS CASKS - with Nicky and Anthony of New Dram Drinker

    EP78 NICK OFFERMAN, LAGAVULIN AND GUINNESS CASKS - with Nicky and Anthony of New Dram Drinker

    Great show this week… not only do we taste the Lagavulin Nick Offerman Edition 11 Year Guinness Cask Finished Single Malt Islay Whisky, but we get to share notes and banter with Nicky and Anthony of the New Dram Drinker You Tube channel and the Certified Originals Discord group! Yes, they’re back to not only talk about this whisky, but experiences at a recent ‘real life’ whisky show, overpriced rock band endorsed bottlings and much much more.
    You can watch the full uncut video of our conversation with Nicky and Anthony over on our patreon page. www.patreon.com/whiskyandthings
    Find out more about New Dram Drinker and the Certified Originals Discord over on https://newdramdrinker.weebly.com
    And you can check out the New Dram Drinker You Tube channel here
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0I9a501hsoaj2XbKpJrhkA?view_as=subscriber
    You can follow New Dram Drinker on these social media accounts - …
    https://www.facebook.com/newdramdrinker/?ref=bookmarks
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    Here’s a link to the Offerman Wood Shop which Nick mentioned in the show... it's great.
    https://offermanwoodshop.com
    Along with a link to Nick Offerman’s “Lagavulin: My Tales of Whisky” You Tube channel with a bunch of fun videos to entertain you for hours.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Ull8Fi62GSm7gJs4AdbvQ
    And the Guinness Brewery on Baltimore where Lagavulin got their casks from for this release.
    https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com
    If you'd like to look in to coming to the Whisky Show that the guys will be at on Sunday October 3rd then you can find out more here...
    https://whiskyshow.com
    The Lagavulin 11 Year Nick Offerman Guinness Cask finish is now out of stock at The Whisky Exchange online store but here’s a couple of links to whiskies we talked about today that we know you’d like. And if you buy anything at all from The Whisky Exchange using these affiliate links you’ll be helping out the podcast in the process. Thank you.
    Lagavulin 16 Year Single Malt Islay Whisky... The classic.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/3121/lagavulin-16-year-old
    Jameson Irish Whiskey Caskmate Stout Edition... a favourite.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/31012/jameson-caskmates-stout-edition
    And if you really want to get your hands on the Lagavulin Nick Offerman 11 Year Guinness Cask finish, this is the site Nick found it on the secondary market.
    https://www.htfw.com/lagavulin-offerman-2nd-edition-guinness-cask-finish-11-year-old-whisky
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    • 53 min
    EP77 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHISKY (BUT ARE TOO AFRAID TO ASK) - with Nicholas Morgan


    EP77 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHISKY (BUT ARE TOO AFRAID TO ASK) - with Nicholas Morgan


    In this week’s special show, no whisky will touch our lips, oh no… because in this episode we welcome Dr Nicholas Morgan to talk about his new book which he has released in partnership with The Whisky Exchange, “Everything You Need To Know About Whisky (But Are Too Afraid To Ask)”. Together with Nicholas we discuss this informative and entertaining book, his career, some of his views on the current state of the whisky industry and much much more. Nicholas Morgan is a whisky specialist and historian with more than thirty years of experience working in the drinks industry. Working at United Distillers from 1990 to 2020 (which became Diageo in 1997) building their archive, as well as going on to market their huge range of Single Malt Whiskies.Nicholas has also gathered a collection of awards and honours over the years, including the IWSC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scotch Whisky in 2017, and being inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame in 2018.

    You can purchase the Nicholas Morgan’s new book “Everything You Need to Know About Whisky (but are too afraid to ask) now exclusively at The Whisky Exchange for £20, and if you purchase it, or anything else at all by clicking the link below you’ll be helping out the podcast in the process. Thank you.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/61498/everything-you-need-to-know-about-whisky
    You’ll be able to purchase it from all other respectable book retailers from September 16th.

    Here’s a link to the Johnnie Walker documentary “The Man Who Walked Around The World” - Available on a streaming platform in your area.
    https://themanwho.film/en

    And you can follow Nicholas Morgan on these social media accounts - …
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    • 45 min
    EP76 TALKING BARRELS WITH THE BARON - with Jake Sharpe of The Whisky Baron

    EP76 TALKING BARRELS WITH THE BARON - with Jake Sharpe of The Whisky Baron

    We love an Independent Bottler on this show and this week we welcome Jake Sharpe, founder of The Whisky Baron. Jake guides us through two of their recent releases, a tasty Glentauchers, a punchy Port Charlotte... both cask strength, Lovely. He also shares his opinions and concerns on the current state of the cask investment world.

    You can watch the full uncut video of our conversation with Jake over on our patreon page. www.patreon.com/whiskyandthings
    We also tasted a third whisky with Jake, a Fettercairn 10 year and the tasting video for that will be up exclusively for patrons very soon.
    Find out more about The Whisky Baron over on https://www.thewhiskybaron.co.uk

    And you can follow The Whisky Baron on these social media accounts - …
    https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskybaronuk/ @thewhiskybaronuk
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvlaxu6YDbZ7Go4-ZJIswlw The Whisky Baron

    Here are links to the articles about Cask Investment concerns mentioned in the show.
    Cask & Still Magazine - Blair Bowman - “Fools Gold”
    https://issuu.com/caskstillmagazine/docs/cask_and_still_issue_12/12
    Forbes - Felipe Schrieberg - “4 Top Scotch Whisky Investment Tips to Avid Scammers”
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/felipeschrieberg/2021/07/22/4-top-scotch-whisky-investment-tips-to-avoid-cask-scammers/?ss=spirits&sh=2467668e7adc
    Whisky Magazines - Jason Thompson & Christoper Coates - “Whisky investments: When history repeats.”
    https://whiskymag.com/story/whisky-investments:-when-history-repeats?fbclid=IwAR2ZjDuGbGsJ2NE8lihhnZTSSqITYHTfDeDQIzEMPIK5MNkTlx8j--iPVcA
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP75 WE WELCOME BACK OUR LIVE PATREON AUDIENCE - with Woodford Reserve Bourbon

    EP75 WE WELCOME BACK OUR LIVE PATREON AUDIENCE - with Woodford Reserve Bourbon

    To celebrate Episode 75 we welcome back an audience of our Patreon subscribers, joining us from around the world via the magic of the internet. Together with our guests we’re heading to Kentucky to sip on the Woodford Reserve, Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, maybe in a cheeky Old Fashioned, maybe neat. Also, while we all enjoy our Bourbon we’ll be presenting an exciting new segment you'll be quoting facts (hopefully) from down the pub in no time.… What more do you want from a 75th episode?
    If you’re Patron a you can watch the full show on video over on our patreon page this week at https://www.patreon.com/whiskyandthings
    Find out more about Woodford Reserve here -
    https://www.woodfordreserve.com/en-uk/
    If you purchase a Woodford Reserve, or anything else at all from The Whisky Exchange using the affiliate link below, you’ll be helping out the show and we appreciate it a lot, thank you.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/1251/woodford-reserve-distillers-select
    Here are some more fun Whisky Facts from the source of today’s fun.
    https://www.worldwhiskyday.com/100-whisky-facts/
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    • 1 hr
    EP74 SMOOTH, SWEET, WITH A HINT OF FOCUS GROUP? - with The Woodsman Blended Scotch

    EP74 SMOOTH, SWEET, WITH A HINT OF FOCUS GROUP? - with The Woodsman Blended Scotch

    After Dave’s rant last week about the marketing of a Whyte and Mackay release that he spotted all over the London Underground, we thought it was only fair to grab a bottle and give it a proper try. So in this week’s show we’re tasting The Woodsman, Blended Scotch Whisky as a long drink, as well as neat. We also talk nightcaps, Piña coladas and we dispense some more news stories from the wider world of Whisky in Boozeround!

    Find out more about The Woodsman over on their website
    https://www.woodsmanwhisky.com

    You can listen or watch the episode of the Uncorked Whisky Session’s from Boutique-y Whisky here where they talk about the crisis in Craft Beer -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwk-hVULMdU
    You can purchase The Woodsman we drank in this episode and help the podcast in the process by using this affiliate link.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/44893/the-woodsman-blended-whisky
    or the Monkey Shoulder which we like more and is cheaper.
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/5016/monkey-shoulder

    And here’s that 3 litre bottle of WhistlePig 10 I nearly mentioned last week… 300cl!
    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/aff/4431902/p/53165/whistlepig-10-year-old-rye-whiskey-jeroboam

    Here’s the Forbes article about Glenfiddich converting their fleet of delivery trucks to be able to run on low-emission biogas -
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/felipeschrieberg/2021/07/27/glenfiddich-is-now-using-whisky-waste-to-power-its-trucks/?sh=4925445f38cf

    Find out more about the Johnnie Walker Princes Street Experience that opens on Sept 6th 2021 here -
    https://www.johnniewalker.com/en-gb/visit-us-princes-street/plan-your-visit/
    https://www.whisky.com/information/news/newsdetail/johnnie-walker-princes-street-to-open-september-6-2021.html

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Strolling astronomer ,

Fun and informational!

Love these guys! They are great to listen to and have their own WHISKY GOD! Always a treat to listen to!!!

Tamidiot ,

New to Whisky

I’m a novice whisky drinker, but diligently improving my skills! This podcast is informative and laugh-out-loud funny. It’s a nice mix of education and tomfoolery. The banter between Nick and Dave is smart and clever. Love it!!

Min82 ,

You should definitely be listening to this.

Now I want to be upfront. I’m not necessarily a whiskey fan/person. But I have loved each episode so far. It’s more the easy banter between friends that you can tell know each other well and have a long history. And the guests they’ve had so far have been carried and entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the whiskey tasting Nick did and learning about all the nuances. Will definitely be listening for future episodes and you should too! Cheers!

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