Episode 610: October 9, 2016

Whisky Japan by Dominic Roskrow. Image courtesy Kodansha USA.Japanese whiskies have become harder to find as worldwide demand grows for them, but books about them are even harder to find. Longtime whisky writer Dominic Roskrow has been studying Japanese whisky for his latest book, “Whisky Japan”, and Roskrow joins us with his perspective on WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Constellation Brands is paying $160 million for Utah’s High West Distillery, and plans to use it as the foundation for a high-end spirits business. We’ll discuss the deal with High West co-founder David Perkins and Constellation’s Bill Newlands. There are also details on new whiskies from The Macallan and Chivas Regal, a 1937 Glenfiddich goes for almost $85,000 at auction, and a Colorado distillery is telling voters to #GrabWhiskey instead of something else…

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Links: “Whisky Japan” on Amazon | High West | Constellation Brands | Bonhams | The Macallan | Chivas Regal | Amrut | Hudson Whiskey | Barton 1792 | Wyoming Whiskey | Yellowstone Bourbon | Westland | Deerhammer Distilling | Nikka Whisky

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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