Episode 136: March 16, 2008

In Part 2 of our series on Irish Whiskeys, we’ll hear from Bushmills master distiller Colum Egan. Colum was under pressure to come up with a special whiskey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of distilling in the area around Bushmills, and he met the challenge with Bushmills 1608. We’ll also look at Knappogue Castle and Clontarf with Kelley Spillane of Castle Brands, who predicts a new distillery will be built in Ireland in the next few years because of the worldwide demand for Irish whiskey. In the news, Alastair’s no Darling as far as whisky distillers are concerned, someone pinches a rare malt from Gordon & MacPhail, and Harlen Wheatley of Buffalo Trace is back from his laboratory lair with something special.

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Links:  Bushmills | Castle Brands | Knappogue Castle | Clontarf | Gordon & MacPhail | Inver House | Forbes Magazine

 

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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