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Mark J at The Right Spirit blog wrote a piece entitled "Why is 'Smooth' So Thorny". Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Where the L…
 
American Single Malt is really coming into its own (and thank goodness for that)! We've heard from Matt Hofmann from Westland, Jason Parker at Copperworks, and now it's time to hear about Virginia Distillery company from the wonderful Amanda Beckwith, their Lead Blender. Jason spent a good afternoon with Amanda this summer and shared a wonderful co…
 
The Independent penned an article titled "This Piper Is Serenading Casks Of Whisky to 'Enhance Its Flavor'". Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to us…
 
Alex Bruce of Adelphi and Ardnamurchan returns this time with Connal Mackenzie in tow. Joshua and Jason welcomes their dear Jess Lomas to the conversation and all together they discuss the ins and outs of Ardnamurchan distillery and independent bottling. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving…
 
Forbes penned an article titled "Brexit Is Costing The Scotch Whisky Industry £5 Million A Week". There is more to this story. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for…
 
Jason sits down with the lovely Scott and Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company to discuss a very special project between Single Cask Nation, Catoctin Creek, and a PX sherry Kilchoman Cask. You'll not want to miss this episode. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and …
 
Thrilllist has penned an article titled "This Guy Gets to Retire Early Because He Bought Whiskey Casks in 1994". Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us t…
 
Bruce Russell of Wild Turkey joins Joshua and Jason for a very long and in depth conversation. Among a host of other subjects Bruce discusses the Russell family dynamics when it comes to distilling and tradition. This is a very special conversation for all whisky lovers, not just for lovers of bourbon and rye whiskies. So, as usual, have a seat, ha…
 
The BBC penned an article titled "Entire Whisky Distillery Ships Out To China". Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Where the Lifel…
 
Jason had a wonderfully in-depth conversation with Bill Thomas of Jack Rose Dining Saloon. Make time for yourself and listen in. You'll be happy you did. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Dow…
 
Listener submitted content: Is Kokumi the Next Taste Sensation? Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Where the Lifeless Go" as our t…
 
Jason sits down for an in depth conversation with the one and only Greg Swartz, Director of The Water of Life -- A Whisky Film. Getting to understand him and his story telling was a true treat. We're so happy to share this conversation with you. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smar…
 
The Biden Administration was able to work with the UK and EU gov'ts to lift the 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky into the US. What does that all mean? Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks …
 
You may recall Leigh Attwood from Backwoods Distilling from Season 3 Episode 3. He and his wife, Bree, were just a bit over a year into distilling at that time. Joshua and Jason welcome Leigh back and were glad that he, Leigh, brought his wife, Bree, into the conversation. It's amazing what just 2.5 years can do in the evolution of a distillery. Th…
 
It's a two story Tuesday, we mean, Wednesday! William Grant Hires a dog for QA department and Airline carriers limit the sale of alcohol aboard aircrafts. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special…
 
As promised, Joshua and Jason welcome back the inimitable Dr. Bill Lumsden of Ardbeg and Glenmorangie! Today's conversation focuses on yeast, the construction of new products, the marketing of new products and *so* much more. Also, Dr. Bill drops the F bomb. A lot. Somehow more than Joshua! So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unl…
 
Brora Distillery reopens and start running spirit after being closed for 38 years. Port Ellen and Rosebank are close to reopening, too. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh…
 
Westland Distillery's very own Matt Hofmann returns to discuss agriculture, barley malting, heirloom barley, new whiskies and whisky making with Joshua and Jason. As per usual when Matt Hofmann is on the podcast it gets geeky AF. Strap in, y'all! As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart a…
 
Illinois to Record $1 Billion Marijuana Sales by Year's End, Surpassing Liquor, a Newsweek article reports. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use…
 
Joshua and Jason are proud to welcome Elijah Ammon to the SIngle Cask Nation team. Elijah's will be J&J Spirit's Sales Manager to the Americas. We welcome Elijah by drinking 7 mezcals with him that he sent to us and the dear Jess Lomas' presence puts a bow on the whole get together! As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're d…
 
Joshua and Jason discuss 2 articles today: One that discusses a 55% drop in sales due to Corona Virus lockdowns and old post-prohibition laws; one regarding EU tariffs on bourbon (and other American spirits) potentially jumping from 25% to 50% come June 1. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, …
 
In the last episode of Extra! Extra! It's All About Whisky!! Joshua and Jason discussed a top ten list of whiskies (between $150 - $200) as offered up by Uproxx. After recording that episode they had the smarts to make their own list of top ten whisky but with no dollar amount attached to the list -- just a list of their must-haves for all whisky s…
 
Uproxx has posted a new "Top Ten Scotch Whiskies" article. This one focuses on bottles between $150-$200. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use t…
 
What an amazing conversation this was. Joshua and Jason sit down to discuss gin with Hamish Martin of Herb Garden Gin (known as Secret Garden Gin outside the US). While gin was in discussion the conversation with Hamish mostly focused on botany, wild swimming, gardening, teas, books, nature, and a wee bit of Scotch whisky history for good measure! …
 
Brand owner of Michter's Bourbon, Chatham Imports, acquires a 50% stake in Los Siete Misterios mezcal. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use thei…
 
Michael Jackson -- no, not the dancing white glove wearing singer, the beer and whisky writer -- is someone Joshua and Jason never had the good fortune of meeting despite Michael having been a driving force in both their whisky journeys. As a driving force in their whisky journeys, as you might imagine, they would have *loads* of questions for him!…
 
Joshua and Jason discuss Westland's "Inheritance" Whisky Auction with the distillery's Master Distiller, Matt Hofmann and Marketing Director, Steve Hawley. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down …
 
An absolutely remarkable and open conversation with Nick Ravenhall, Managing Director of Holyrood Distillery in Edinburgh. Put 2hrs and 17min aside for a little alone time and enjoy... And, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation…
 
Falkirk Distillery Company, in the Lowlands of Scotland, has started distilling single malt spirit 10 years after the planning was approved. Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - …
 
How do you ensure Season Five of One Nation Under Whisky kicks off with a bang? You book Dr. Bill Lumsden -- that's what you do. How do you let your listeners know that there's a good chance there will be other great episodes? You get Dr. Bill Lumsden to suggest he come back on the podcast for a part 2, too. Watch this space for that. However, unti…
 
Changes to Japanese whisky labeling and Scotch whisky exports plummeting. Two stories but are they connected? Joshua and Jason discuss. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to u…
 
Another year, another Mailbag episode. Joshua and Jason received a record number of email questions. Listen in as you listeners challenge the two J's on all things whisky (and rum). If you're lucky you may spot a dick joke or five. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sob…
 
Joshua and Jason discuss an article which discusses Whisky as Asset Backed Stock. As usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Where the Lifeless Go" as our theme son…
 
Joshua and Jason have a sit down with two friends, Kate and Mark Watt, to discuss what it's like establishing and growing your own independent bottling company: The Campbeltown Whisky Company whose brand is Watt Whisky. With Kate having previously worked at both Glenfarclas and Springbank, and Mark, having worked at Duncan Taylor and Cadenhead's (a…
 
The TTB has just approved 700ml sized bottle for use in liquor sales here in the US. Joshua & Jason discuss the implications. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use the…
 
Speaking with someone who has their finger on the pulse of the entire whisky industry is always a treat and Susannah Skiver Barton is always that someone for Joshua and Jason. Erudite and insightful as well as thoughtful and funny spending any time with SSB (as the boys affectionately refer to her!) is time very well spent. In their conversation th…
 
2020 was a steaming pile of shit for nearly everyone on the planet. There were some high points, however, that Joshua and Jason wished to discuss (including their favorite whiskies and non-whiskies of the year) and did so by using more words than normal hence the longest episode they've ever released. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and lis…
 
A very important question: "Is Too Much Whisky Being Released?" Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Where the Lifeless Go" as o…
 
It's official! Dave Broom is on a very short list of two-timers (by which we mean Dave has now been on our podcast for a second time). Joshua and Jason were honored that Dave Broom would come back to discuss details of his upcoming book "A Sense of Place: A Journey into Scotland's Whiskies," among many other including from "2020... what the fuck wa…
 
Joshua and Jason discuss an article that highlights how impending federal tax hikes will decimate the craft distilling industry. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use …
 
One of the biggest names in the Scotch whisky world: Stephanie MacLeod. Stephanie is the Master Blender for Bacardi and is in charge of blending for the various Dewar's blends as well as for Bacardi's malt distilleries; Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff (The Deveron), and Royal Brackla. Stephanie was an absolute joy and a brilliant teache…
 
The USDA is considering a change to the Government Alcohol Guidance from two drinks per day to one drink per day (for men). This consideration is not based in science but on a single study with a prohibitionist bent. Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart a…
 
Thanksgiving is all about family, blah, blah, blah... Joshua and Jason's wives have taken over the podcast and put the boys in the hot seat. Not only did they have their own questions but they fielded listener questions, too! So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but…
 
Scotland has a new distillery about to break ground and it's Scotland's first ever vertical distillery. Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use…
 
Getting back into discussions of independent bottling is always Joshua and Jason's comfort zone. It's been a while since the pair had an independent bottler on the padcost so it was important to bring in some independent bottling royalty. Enter: Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing. Independent bottling isn't always the glamorous thing p…
 
A bar in Iowa got their license suspended for selling cheap liquor in refilled premium brand bottles. This shit happens from time to time. Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: …
 
Something not often discussed on One Nation Under Whisky -- world whiskies, and more specifically, what it means to import world whiskies into the US and how to grow these brands on US soil. It's not an easy task but somehow Raj Sabharwal, a true pioneer in the importation of world whiskies into the US, make it look so. Joshua and Jason have a conv…
 
Whisky Tariffs, 2020 booze sales, and Sexism are back in the news. Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for allowing us to use their song "Wooden Monsters" as our …
 
In today's episode Joshua and Jason have a good sit down with whisky legend Robin Coupar. When someone thinks "whisky legend" they usually picture the master distiller, master blender, or distillery manager. It's not often one thinks about a Brand Manager or Brand Advocate as a whisky legend. However, in the case of Robin Coupar, his status being l…
 
Sexism sucks. It has no place in the whisky world, the whisky reviewing world, and surely no place in the world. Period. Joshua and Jason discuss. So, as usual, have a seat, have a pour, and listen in. Unless you're driving. If you're driving, be smart and stay sober but be sure to listen into the conversation! Special thanks to: - Weigh Down for a…
 
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