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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/whiskyandthings. See acast.com ...
 
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Dave finally made it to ‘Nick’s Bar’ so it means we can finally crack open our Chivas Whisky Blending Kits and have a go at being “Master Blenders”… How hard can it be? Of course we’ll be having a little taste of how it should be done by sampling a dram of the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch before we crack on! We have 4 of these Blending K…
 
In episode 88 we welcome back Whisky Exchange Ambassador, Presenter and now published Author Billy Abbott onto the podcast… We talk about guitars, beards and of course, the whisky he kindly sent us to taste. With Christmas just around the corner, we sample some special festive drams The Whisky Exchange have to offer… including ‘A Fine Christmas Mal…
 
This week we welcome our good friend Danny Gruff back onto the podcast, and not only that, the three of us will be sitting in the same room, at the same bar together… what a treat! So to mark this occasion we thought we’d crack out the big guns in the form of the Redbreast 12 Year Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Cask Strength at 57.6% ABV, as well …
 
Dram packed show this week as we taste the new seasonal offering from Nc'Nean, in the form of the Annabel, the debut bottling from their Quiet Rebels series. This exciting release has been matured using ex-Bourbon and ex-Tokaji barrels…(That’s Hungarian Wine). Also, to help celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year and Festival of Light as well as Old …
 
This week we air the second part of our conversation with Rob Patchett and Connor Teague of the Cotswolds Distillery as well as Vin PF of No Nonsense Whisky, which took place back in August within the Distillery’s tasting room. After we tried their core range back in episode 80, in this instalment we’ll be sampling two limited edition ‘Hearts and C…
 
This week we discuss the influx of orange onto the whisky shelves, both in flavour and in aesthetics. Orange flavoured ‘spirit drinks’, orange labels and styling seems to be everywhere at the moment for better or worse. We also try one of the key components in the Johnnie Walker blends in the form of the Cardhu Gold Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisk…
 
In this week’s episode we welcome whisky investment specialist Mark Littler on to the podcast to talk about bottle and cask investment and collection. Mark runs Mark Littler Ltd who are independent consultants and whisky brokers. He also hosts a You Tube Channel all about this intriguing, and sometimes divisive subject… With the recent release of h…
 
After our visit to the Whisky Show last week and Dave’s very positive Bruichladdich experience, we thought we’d try a special dram from said Islay distillery that we’ve been very much looking forward to. This week we’ll be tasting the cask strength Bruichladdich 11 year which was bottled by The Single Cask independent bottlers in partnership with T…
 
This week we recap our visit to the Whisky Show 2021 at Old Billingsgate in London this past Sunday… our first public whisky event. Yes, we have a little debrief about we learnt, who we met and what were our highlights were… including our Dram of the show. It was a truly wonderful day finally meeting ‘virtual’ friends we’ve talked to over the last …
 
For Episode 80, we head to the Cotswolds Distillery… actually in person! Yes for our first distillery visit of 2021 we were lucky enough to receive a guided tour as well as taste their entire range along side two members of their team, who also answered a ton of questions we had. Yes, a conversation recorded within the distillery’s tasting room its…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 d…
 
Can you unlearn whisky and start again? What does that even mean? Well whatever we may or may not unlearn in episode 73, we for sure learn a lot about WhistlePig and their Farmstock Rye Crop Number 2. Only the second rye we’ve tasted on the show and one we’ve been looking forward to opening for a long time… listen to find out why. Oh yeah, and Dave…
 
It’s always fun to welcome back Jeff Whisky on to the show and this time he’s shared with us the results of his own home experiment… Yes, this week we try something a little different, as we sampling Jeff’s 3 Year Old Sherry Blend. What was his starting whisky? How did he alter the nose and palate? Was it worth the effort? We find out! We also talk…
 
As it’s summer time, we thought it was only right to dive into the exciting world of refreshing Whiskey Cocktails… so we chose one of the easiest to make (because life’s too short to mess around with hard stuff) in the form of a Kentucky Derby classic, the Mint Julep. Of course we needed a great American Whiskey to assist in our mixology experiment…
 
In this week’s podcast Dave and Nick return to the England to try their second bottling from the Cotswolds Distillery, this time their Single Malt Peated Cask… a flavoursome dram at a whopping 60.2% ABV. They also fill you in on a couple of fun stories from the wider world of whisky in everyone’s favourite news segment… Boozeround! As if the whisky…
 
By a complete coincidence, for Episode 69 we’ve managed to bag 6 and 9 year old whiskies to taste.. result! And what a couple of drams we have… Cask strength examples from Dalmore and Aberfeldy released by the brand new independent bottler… Vin PF of No Nonsense Whisky… that’s right, the You Tuber, Blogger and now Indie Bottler will be joining us t…
 
Following our journey into obscure European whisky producing countries last week with France, we thought we’d carry on our adventure into the unknown by sampling a single malt from another… Switzerland! Yes this week we’re trying the Langatun Old Deer ‘Classic Whisky’ matured in Ex-Sherry and Chardonnay casks. Is it Swiss enough? We share our opini…
 
As the Football European Championships are going on we thought we’d try a whisky from a continental country you wouldn’t usually expect to produce a sweet sweet dram. Yes we head to France to sample the Brenne Cuvee Speciale French Single Malt from the Cognac region! We also run down the latests news stories from the wide world of whisky in our epi…
 
In this week's episode we welcome back You Tuber and Whisky Blogger Jeff Whisky to answer our questions, like where's his tash gone? Does he drink whisky with dinner? and is he still nose blind?? Jeff also helps us decide whether or not there’s actually a Johnnie Walker bottling that we’d actually spend our own money on… Yes, this week we taste the…
 
In this week's packed show we welcome back Billy Abbott of The Whisky Exchange who fills us in on some of their exciting new releases including two exclusive Single Cask bottlings, an Arron 24 Year and an Edradour 11 Year which we’re lucky enough to taste. Billy also informs us of a new and educational ’20 Whiskies that changed the world tasting se…
 
Following our fascinating chat in episode 62, this week we continue our conversation with David Robinson, Brand Ambassador of Chivas Regal. We discuss two more delightful examples from the blended scotch category with a couple of Chivas Regal releases that have been finished in exciting ways… a 13 Year Rye Cask and a Mizunara with a portion of the …
 
In this episode we’re chatting about whiskies released in partnership with musical artists and bands including Metallica, The Pogues and Bob Dylan. We’re also very happy to welcome back Richard McKeand, Brand Ambassador of the Swedish distillery Mackmyra who kindly sent us two of their whiskies created in partnership with hard rock bands Motorhead …
 
Episode 62 is the first in a two parter where we explore the world of possibilities in the blended scotch category with the help of Chivas Regal Brand Ambassador David Robinson. Together with David we chat about the origins of Chivas Brothers and other blending pioneers, consumers attitudes to ‘the B word’ and its exciting future, all while sipping…
 
It’s episode 61, and you know wha that means… well, it doesn't mean anything but we thought it would be fun to ask our old mate, singer-songwriter, producer and whisky lover lover… Danny Gruff back onto the show… and what fun we had, talking about drams a plenty including the Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon which the three of us t…
 
In this very special episode we welcome Dave Worthington and Sam Simmons onto the show, aka Boutique-y Dave and Dr Whisky of That Boutique-y Whisky Company and hosts of the Uncorked Whisky Sessions Podcast. With World Whisky Day coming up on May 15th we chat about the challenges and processes Boutique-y goes through as an independent bottler lookin…
 
This week we welcome Nicky and Anthony, the amazing married couple behind the whisky review You Tube channel ‘New Dram Drinker’ as well as the Discord community ‘Certified Originals’, an online hub for whisky enthusiasts looking to share experiences, stories and even precious drams. Together with our awesome guests we finally crack open and taste t…
 
Fun show this week as we welcome Chanel Liquori onto the podcast, the International Sales Manager of the Indie Bottler Elixir Distillers. As well as chatting about her role in the company, her award winning bar tending career and love for pineapple on pizza, Chanel was also kind enough to send us 3 samples from Elixir’s ‘Single Malts of Scotland’ l…
 
In honour of Earth Day, this week we welcome onto the show Annabel Thomas, Founder of the Nc'Nean Distillery, who won Sustainable Distillery of the Year at the recent Icons of Whisky Awards. Together with Annabel we sample the Nc'Nean Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky as well as talk about their fascinating example of sustainability in their whisky…
 
In this episode we’re very happy to welcome back Richard McKeand, Brand Ambassador of the Swedish distillery Mackmyra to tell us all about the latest offering from their seasonal range, Björksav... a wonderful Single Malt made in part using casks seasoned with Swedish Sap Wine. We find out all the details of this stunning creation as well as hear a…
 
This week we’re lucky enough to welcome Stuart Baxter, Brand Ambassador of Independent Bottler Douglas Laing onto the show to tell us all about this fascinating brand and guide us through the tasting, and label appreciation of two of their whiskies from their Regional Malts range… The Scallywag and the Rock Island. We also do a small round up of a …
 
In this episode we welcome former Irish Rugby Union International Mike McCarthy to talk about his fantastic playing career as well as his love of Whiskey. Together we’ll be talking about his favourite drams as well as taste the Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey… 95% corn mash bill aged in Californian Cabernet Sauvignon French Oak Casks? We had to …
 
This episode marks our 1st anniversary and to celebrate this special milestone we invited our wonderful Patreon subscribers along to watch the show recording live via Zoom. We provided them with a dram of this week's whisky so they also had the chance to contribute their tasting notes to the conversation. This week we were all sampling the Glenfidd…
 
To mark St Patricks Day, in this episode we sample not one, but two examples of triple distilled ‘liquid sunshine’ in the form of Samuel Gelston’s Blended, and Single Pot Still Pinot Noir Finished Irish Whiskeys. And to guide us through them we’re delighted to welcome the owner of the company Johnny Neill, and their brand ambassador Tom Mead who ed…
 
This week we welcome back Greg Dillon onto the podcast as well as his business partner, and wife, Kirsty. Together they run the amazing Indie Bottler ‘Great Drams’. They’ll be sharing their whisky origin stories as well as guiding us through a few whiskies from their new range including a Benrinnes PX cask finish and a mystery Islay whisky. You can…
 
To mark our 50th episode we invited Abbie Neilson and Chris Jaume on to the show, Co-Founders of the Cooper King Distillery to tell us all about their amazing journey establishing such a unique and important project founded on sustainability and environmental ethics. A journey that began with a couple of one way plane tickets to Tasmania, and conti…
 
In episode 49 we taste The Ardmore Legacy, lightly peated highland single malt scotch and we invite Jeff Whisky along to give us his opinions and to talk about his whisky story. Some of you may now Jeff from his Instagram page, his website or even his new You Tube channel where he reviews bottlings in his own entertaining style. Find out more about…
 
In episode 48 we're heading back up to the very chilly Dalwhinnie Distillery to taste their Winters Gold bottling… a dram they recommend you drink straight from the freezer? Is it pleasant, is it the best way to sample this Highland Single Malt? We’ll find out. And after a few weeks away, we say hello again to ‘Boozeround’, to bring you some fun st…
 
In this week’s podcast we go back to where it all began for us, tasting the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, OId Number 7, neat and with an assortment of mixers… to see how we prefer consuming it, and the results may, or may not surprise you. Dave and Nick are also joined by former World Champion Mixologist Paul Martin who guides us through the wor…
 
In this week’s very special show we welcome the fantastic Pamela and Chelsey of the Canadian podcast ‘Dram Fine’ to help us taste the Auchentoshan American Oak Lowland Single Malt Scotch, all in the name of International Scotch Day. As well as chat all things Whisky, they also tell us all about their amazing podcast and we have great discussion abo…
 
In this week’s show we’re joined by the amazing Julie Hamilton, Brand Ambassador of the independent bottler Elixir Distillers, who guides us through a bottling each from two of their exciting brands, Single Malts of Scotland and Port Askaig. Julie also gives us an insight into what goes into sourcing these unique whiskies as well as shares with us …
 
This week to show support for the Dry January Campaign we try Lyre’s American Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit, a beverage aimed at substituting your favourite whisky in a cocktail so you can still have fun but also drive home, perform brain surgery or complete any other task that should ideally done sober. We’re also joined by the Director of the upcomin…
 
This week we head to the Lowlands of Scotland to experience the beautifully presented Bladnoch Samsara Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which leads us to a conversation about guitars?? Well this is Whisky and Things after all. We also share our inner lockdown desires by talking about our dream whisky trips we’d love to go on once this pandemic is finally…
 
Happy New Year! In our first episode of 2021, we kick off the January with a tropical twist in the form of the Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, a single malt scotch finished in rum casks no less… beautiful, as well as discuss Nick’s attempts at creating a perfect caribbean hot toddy with said tipple. The boys also share the notable gifts they received …
 
On our final episode of 2020, we look back at 40 episodes, highlighting our stand out whiskies, favourite outing (singular?) and reminisce about some of the amazing people who have been kind enough to come on our show and help ignite our whisky education and enthusiasm… none of whom seemed to get the invite to the big bash for some reason?? You can…
 
To mark our 40th episode, and to celebrate our first Christmas show we decide to crack open what many see as the pinnacle of Blended Scotch Whiskies: the Johnnie Walker Blue Label. We talk about the brand’s history and what makes it so many people’s idea of whisky perfection. And to delve even deeper into this world, we chat to our old mate and fri…
 
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