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Words on Whiskey
99 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 62 - John Cashman, Powerscourt Distillery
oung veteran of the Irish whiskey sector, John Cashman has spent the last twenty years at the forefront promoting Irish whiskey both at home and internationally. We'll discuss how the Irish whiskey landscape has changed over that time and how his role within it has developed. We'll also find out what his new role at Powerscourt Distillery entails.
93 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 61 - Dr. Nicholas Morgan
We very much look forward to our chat with Nick, a writer, strategic thinker, scholar and sceptic. With over thirty years in the whiskey sector, he recently published the must-read for whisky lovers, Everything You Need To Know About Whisky (But Are Too Afraid To Ask).Having taught Scottish History at the University of Glasgow he joined United Distillers (now Diageo) in 1990 to create what has become the world’s most comprehensive spirits archive, before moving on to direct Diageo’s global malt whisky marketing team. He retired from Diageo in December 2020 following the publication of his acclaimed book, A Long Stride, the Story of the World’s No 1 Scotch Whisky, written as part of the bicentennial celebrations of John Walker & Sons.Nick has been recognised with the IWSC trophy for Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry (2017) and inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame (2018). He is a Master of the Quaich. He has served as a Trustee of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust since 2017. In 2021 he was appointed Honorary Fellow in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London.
96 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 60 - James Doherty of Sliabh Liag Distillers
James Doherty, Founder and Chief Executive at Sliabh Liag Distillers, joins us to share the insight into establishing Ireland's newest distillery, Ardara Distillery in County Donegal, and what direction they will take.
83 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 59 - Complexity and Whiskey - Lough Ree Distillery
We're joined by Founders of Lough Ree Distillery, Michael, Peter and Sheila who will share their story and future plans for the distillery. In a world premier, they will also unveil details of their new release, Bart's Irish whiskey.
78 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 58 - IRISH WHISKEY 2.0, John Quinn - Chairman IWA
We are privileged to welcome John Quinn, Global Brand Ambassador at Tullamore D.E.W. and Chairman of the Irish Whiskey Association, the predominant representative body of Irish whiskey producers. Wearing his IWA hat, John will share with us the proposed amendments to the Irish Whiskey Technical file (now called the Product Specification) that the IWA have submitted to the Government Department of Agriculture. We'll learn what it means for Irish whiskey, consumers and producers.
77 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 57 - Enguerrand Vandenbossche, Head Cooper at Tullamore DEW
This weeks guest is Enguerrand Vandenbossche, Head Cooper at Tullamore DEW's new cooperage. We discuss how a training program in France led him from working in Champagne region to his current role and what that role entails.
75 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep56 - AL HIGGINS, Celtic Whiskey Shop
Delighted to be joined by AL HIGGINS, Online Content Creator at the iconic Celtic Whiskey Shop. As he prepares to embark on yet another super-marathon we catch up and discuss the Irish whiskey business and how it has developed since he first started in sales. He is now their head taster as well as writing reviews for their website and for Irish Whiskey Magazine. Often behind the scenes but an important and highly respected expert amongst his peers and the Irish whiskey community.
62 minutes | Sep 18, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep55 - Eva O'Doherty, Distiller at Midleton Micro Distillery
We are delighted to welcome Eva O'Doherty, Distiller at Midleton Micro Distillery. Having joined Irish Distillers as an intern while studying on the TU (DIT) Brewing and Distilling degree, her talents were recognised and she was appointed to her current role of Distiller. She played an important part in the first release from the Micro Distillery, where experimentation and innovation are at the very heart of their ethos. Their first release, a Rye and Malt Irish whiskey bottled under the Method and Madness range demonstrates that approach.
63 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep54 - Richard Forsyth OBE
Richard Forsyth, Chairman at Forsyths of Scotland. With several distilleries in Ireland as their clients, Forsyths plays a vital role in supporting the ever growing Irish whiskey sector. With over fifty years experience in the distillery equipment business our prerecorded show unveils some fascinating insights. Now available for viewing at https://youtu.be/qFNyFW_DYxo
66 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep53 - Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ireland
A real game changer and an affirmation of the Irish whiskey market, Kentucky Bourbon Barrels launch their Irish operation. We chat with President Tim Ratliff and Head Cooper Ian Leonard as they officially open their Irish operation with the aim of ”providing the Irish Whiskey market with the cooperage they need to continue the incredible success of the amazing Irish Whisky being distilled".
73 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 52 - Quinzil du Plessis, Kinahan's Irish Whiskey
We learn about the experience Quinzil has in the Irish whiskey sector and how he came to be the Master of Wood and Liquid Innovation at Kinahan's Irish Whiskey. We'll look back on the heritage of Kinahan's Irish Whiskey and how the revived brand is pursuing that same ethos of innovation. We'll also discuss their innovations and success in international markets and the challenges of doing so as an independent whiskey producer.
67 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep. 51 - Lisa Ryan, Royal Oak Distillery
We're delighted to welcome Lisa Ryan, Distillery Manager at the beautiful Royal Oak Distillery in Co. Carlow. We'll chat with Lisa about her career and how she came to manage the distillery. We'll also unveil the transformations that have taken place over the last number of years and the launch of the Busker series of Irish whiskeys.
105 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Episode 50 Celebration - 7 Sips - Historic Mashbills
Celebrate 50 episodes of Words on Whiskey with our guests, Whiskey Historian Fionnán O'Connor, and Founder of Rademon Estate Distillery David Boyd-Armstrong. As part of Irish Whiskey Magazine 7 Sips series devised by Fionnán they have collaborated to recreate the spirit of a long lost distillery. Join us to find out all about their venture. Delighted to be streaming live to whiskey lovers at Belfast Whiskey Week in addition to our usual platforms.#irishwhiskey #wordsonwhiskey #7sipsREAD MORE
98 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep 49- July 21 - Belfast Whiskey Week - a preview with founder Paul O'Cahan
Founder of Belfast Whiskey Week, Paul O'Cahan, gives us a preview into the world's largest online Irish whiskey festival which kicks off on July 23rd. Tickets can be purchased on http://belfastwhiskeyweek.com
99 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep 48- July 14 - Michael Foggarty
With over 25 years involvement in the Irish whiskey industry, Michael Foggarty, a 'former' Scotsman and 'adopted' Irishman , has played an important role in the development of Irish whiskey.
87 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep 47 - July 7 - Chris Hennessy
We chat with Chris Hennessy, highly respected drinks expert, bartender, cocktail maker, mixologist and proponent of all aspects of Irish whiskey, from tastings to historical recreations. Chris has assisted many brands with their development and been involved in Off the Cuff bitters and Aqua Vitae.
83 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep 46 - June 23 - Patrick Shelley, Origin Spirits
Patrick Shelley, Founder of Origin Spirits, talks to us about his journey from working with LVMH to establishing his own premium brand and range of spirits including the first Irish whiskey finished in seaweed charred casks. And in a world exclusive we unveil their latest new release.
125 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep 45 - June 16 - Dominic Roskrow, unplugged
Words on Whiskey are delighted to host a one-to-one candid chat with Dom Roskrow as he shares his thoughts and opinions on whiskey, Irish whiskey, writing and on life! Dominic has been commenting about whisky for over 20 years. He is often outspoken, occasionally controversial, but never boring. As a writer, editor, journalist, publisher, consultant, critic and more, his straight-talking approach has won him admiration and a cult following amongst whisky enthusiasts around the world.
57 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Words on Whiskey - Ep44 - June 10th - Redbreast Single Cask Release with The Single Malt Shop
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Redbreast 22 year old Single Cask Release from The Single Malt Shop which officially launches today. We are joined by Managing Director Ed Forrest who will share the story of his journey establishing the store. We shall also be joined by Irish Whiskey Ambassador at Irish Distillers Gerard Garland who will guide us through the tasting of this wonderful Irish whiskey.
105 minutes | May 27, 2021
Discover Irish Whiskey - Episode 5 - Irish whiskey: Mixing it up!
In our fifth and final episode in this current series we celebrate Irish whiskey cocktails!The event will co-hosted by Serghios Florides and John Cashman.We're joined by the young guns of Irish whiskey:Deirdre Byrne: Sliabh Liag DistillerySarah Kennedy: Belfast Distillery CompanyMark McLaughlin: Micil DistilleryKevin Pigott: Tullamore D.E.W.#DiscoverIrishWhiskey
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