Whisky podcast episodes on Drinks Adventures

There has been no shortage of fantastic whisky podcast episodes on Drinks Adventures since the show launched in 2018.

From day one, we’ve made whisky a key focus for this podcast, bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names in Australian whisky, such as Sullivans Cove, Starward, Archie Rose and more.

See below for a selection of some of our finest whisky podcasts to date.



Joadja Single Malt Whisky, with Valero Jimenez: S6E8

Joadja Single Malt Whisky
Joadja Single Malt Whisky

In Season Six, Episode Eight we met Valero Jimenez, founder of Joadja Distillery in the Southern Highlands.

Valero discusses the evolution of Joadja Single Malt Whisky, which is predominately matured in ex-Spanish sherry casks, with some of its expressions featuring barley grown on site.

Marianne Eaves, Kentucky’s first female bourbon master distiller since Prohibition: S6E3

Bourbon master distiller Marianne Eaves
Marianne Eaves, bourbon master distiller

In 2015, Marianne Eaves became Kentucky’s first female bourbon master distiller since Prohibition, aged just 28.

Marianne joined us in Season Six, Episode Three to discuss her remarkable career along with key trends in bourbon, whisky and other spirits.

Overeem Whisky is back in family hands: S6E1

Overeem Whisky founder Casey Overeem with daughter Jane Overeem
Overeem Whisky founder Casey Overeem with daughter and new owner, Jane Overeem

The return of Overeem Whisky to family ownership was one of the good news stories of 2020.

We met Jane Overeem in Season Six, Episode One to discuss the next chapter for Overeem, one of Tasmania’s earliest and most respected distilleries.

Teeling Irish Whiskey co-founder Stephen Teeling on Irish whiskey’s boom: S5E7

Teeling Irish Whiskey co-founder Stephen Teeling
Teeling Irish Whiskey co-founder Stephen Teeling

In Season Five, Episode Seven, we explored the origins of Ireland’s unique whiskey style, single pot still, with Stephen Teeling.

Stephen explains the significance this new product has to the Teeling family, which has an association with Irish whiskey dating back to 1782.

Dave Broom, veteran whisky writer talks filmmaking, world whisky and more: S5E6

Veteran whisky writer Dave Broom, who has long been calling for a Japanese whisky legal definition
Veteran whisky writer Dave Broom, who has long been calling for a Japanese whisky legal definition

Renowned whisky writer Dave Broom visited Australia early in 2020 for the film premiere of The Amber Light, a documentary exploring Scotch whisky as a cultural product.

In Season Five, Episode Six, Dave and I catch up for an extended interview about the film, his career to date, and some of the most important developments in the world of whisky.

Distillers switch to making sanitiser as COVID-19 shatters drinks industry: S5E1

Melbourne-based rye whiskey company, The Gospel Distillers
Melbourne-based rye whiskey company, The Gospel Distillers

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the drinks industry, we met The Gospel Distillers co-founder Andrew Fitzgerald in Season Five, Episode One for a chat about the impacts on his business.

Andrew also tells us a bit about his passion and The Gospel’s original reason for being, which is not sanitiser but rye whiskey.

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey CEO Thomas Mooney: S4E5

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey CEO Thomas Mooney

In Season Four, Episode Five of the Drinks Adventures podcast, we meet with Westward American Single Malt Whiskey CEO Thomas Mooney.

The largest craft distiller on America’s West Coast, Westward is a pioneer of championing this emerging category in the home of bourbon and rye.

Heartwood Malt Whisky podcast with Tim Duckett: S3E8

Tasmanian Independent Bottlers founder Tim Duckett
Tasmanian Independent Bottlers founder Tim Duckett

Tim Duckett, founder of Tasmanian Independent Bottlers and Heartwood Malt Whisky, joined us in Season Three, Episode Eight of the podcast.

Tim discusses the cult following his brands have developed, along with the role that independent bottlers play in the whisky industry more generally.

Australian whisky podcast with Archie Rose’s Dave Withers: S3E7

Will Edwards and Dave Withers of Archie Rose Distilling Company
Will Edwards and Dave Withers of Archie Rose Distilling Company

Archie Rose master distiller Dave Withers joined us in Season Three, Episode Seven to discuss the Sydney brand’s ambitious plans for whisky.

The lead topic in this whisky podcast is Archie Rose’s innovations with malt, including Chocolate Rye Malt Whisky and its flagship Rye Malt Whisky, distilled from malted rye.

Native Grain Whiskey podcast with Adelaide Hills Distillery: S3E6

Sacha La Forgia of Adelaide Hills Distillery
Sacha La Forgia of Adelaide Hills Distillery

Season Three, Episode Six of the Drinks Adventures podcast is a discussion with Adelaide Hills Distillery founder Sacha La Forgia about the potential for whisky made with native Australian grains.

La Forgia made history in 2019 with his debut release of Native Grain Whiskey, distilled from the native cereal grain wattleseed.

Bakery Hill whisky celebrates 20 years: S3E2

David and Andrew Baker of Australian whisky pioneer Bakery Hill Distillery
David and Andrew Baker of Australian whisky pioneer Bakery Hill Distillery

We visited pioneering Melbourne distillery Bakery Hill in Season Three, Episode Two, for an interview with founder David Baker.

Founded in 1999, Bakery Hill whisky was the first distillery on the mainland, and the third to open in the modern era after the celebrated Tasmanian distilleries Lark and Sullivans Cove.

Australian whisky must strive for quality, says Andrew Derbidge: S2E7

Andrew Derbidge of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Australia and Whisky & Wisdom
Andrew Derbidge of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Australia and Whisky & Wisdom

Australian whisky expert Andrew Derbidge joined us in Season Two, Episode Seven to discuss the evolution of the sector and some of the growing pains the industry is currently facing.

Andrew says substandard whisky must now be called out for what it is, if the local industry is to grow sustainably into the future.

Sullivans Cove Whisky podcast with Heather Tillott: S1E7

Sullivans Cove Whisky production manager Heather Tillott
Sullivans Cove Whisky production manager Heather Tillott

In Season One, Episode Seven of Drinks Adventures we visit Sullivans Cove Whisky for an insightful chat with production distiller Heather Tillott.

We discuss the Tasmanian distillery’s unique production practices that have undoubtedly contributed to its incredible accolades in the last few years.

Starward Whisky, gin and bottled cocktails with David Vitale: S1E4

Starward Whisky founder David Vitale
Starward Whisky founder David Vitale

Starward Whisky founder David Vitale joined us in Season One, Episode Four to discuss his journey to date with the Melbourne-based distillery.

Starward is undoubtedly the leading Australian whisky brand from a volume perspective, thanks to David’s ambitious strategy of pursuing larger scale production from the very beginning.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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