Episode 414: March 2, 2013

Victoria MacRae-Samuels, Vice President of Distillery Operations at Maker's Mark. Whisky has historically been thought of as a “man’s drink”, but thankfully, that’s changing. Not only are more women drinking whisky now than ever, more women are making it as well. Victoria MacRae-Samuels is Vice President of Operations at Maker’s Mark, and she’s the first woman to run one of Kentucky’s major distilleries since Prohibition. She discusses her 24 years in the whisky business and the growing diversity within the industry on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, an accident sends Chivas Brothers whisky down the drain, Glenmorangie kicks off its Cask Masters project, we’ll discuss the new Bulleit 10-year-old Bourbon with Hollis Bulleit, and get a preview of this month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville.

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Links: Maker’s Mark | Chivas Brothers | Edrington Group | Kilchoman | Glenmorangie Cask Masters | Woodford Reserve | Bulleit | The Bourbon Classic | Canadian Whisky | Whisky Live New York

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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  • pHMarch 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The Cardhu Pure malt attempt was faught back almost single-handedly by Mr. Dave Broom.
    The Maker’s mark story ten years later has been fought by community plaforms providing feedback channel for consumers to react – great kudos to WhiskyCast!

    PS. Was just surprised that Diageo’s pricing trick with Johhnie Walker – renaming an 18yo and almost doubling the price – went largerly unattended …

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