Reviews For WhiskyCast

The length of each one seems to be just right. And there’s a good mix of news, information, interviews, history, and in depth whiskey/distillery/etc coverage. Mark speaks clearly and professionally - and it’s obvious he cares about his audience and getting true accurate information. And these are released consistently and regularly which is nice. I’m mostly into bourbon and there’s a good amount of emphasis on scotch and other whiskey types but it’s interesting to learn about those as well. Plus the Scottish seem to want to write things one way and pronounce them differently than you’d expect (Islay, Bowmore, etc) so here I can hear the correct way to say them and seem smart at the bar.
VERY professionally produced, interesting, excellent audio quality, well-rounded survey of the whisk(e)y industry. I can think of nothing I'd change.
Always love some good history with my whisk(e)y as well as some industry insider news, and some solid tasting notes. Thanks for all that you’ve done through the years, Mark! Grace and peace
Great way to keep up on whisky nees.
A huge amount of well informed and interesting features and news
I’m not sure how long I’ve been listening, but one of the first episodes I downloaded mentioned how Makers Mark was coming out with a new bourbon in a few months. That turned out to be Makers 46 and I think that was in 2010 or so. Wow, I guess I’ve been listening for nearly 9 years! And Makers 46 has been one of my go-to bourbons ever since. Thanks Mark for the tip all those years ago and providing a entertaining and informative podcast!
I have been listening to Mark’s podcast for over 10 years now. There is no better whisk(e)y based podcast out there. It is informative as well as entertaining. I also find the WhiskyCast website to be an invaluable resource.
This is the best whisky podcast out there. Every week Mark brings us news interviews, trivia and unbiased tastings (something that I dont always feels haopens in some podcasts). I look forward to listening every week. I listen on my thirty minute commute to work the first day that it posts and that thirty minute drive gets extended to allow me to listen to the whole episode. My only "complaint" is that its costing me money! Too many times, after hearing an episode, I stop at the liquor shop on the way home to pick up one or two of the bottles he has reviewed that week. Kepp up the good work!
Mark is an excellent host !!
It is a refreshing change to listen to WhiskyCast. The news is interesting and the interviews are well thought out and the people are from all parts of the industry. Can’t recommend this podcast enough! Mark has even got me drinking bourbon.....
i actually had the good fortune of working with Mark years ago and I am so happy to see him doing so well this this podcast. absolutely fantastic
Been listening for almost 10 years, one of my go to sources for all things whisky, the right mix of news, events and interviews.
As the dulcet tones of Mark Gillespie guide listeners through the world of whisky, listeners of all experiences will learn something new. The new biweekly format is awesome because I can play it in the car. I love the tasting notes! They provide me with detailed descriptions before I drop money on a bottle that I may or may not enjoy.
I tapped into Whiskycast a decade or so ago and have grown my palate and knowledge accompanied by Mark’s consistently professional commentary. Twice a week now, he brings news, interviews with luminaries and industry information, generally free of hyperbole and commercial influence. Whiskycast is like spending an hour with a friend over a fine dram.
I just found this podcast recently and I really enjoy it. Mark is so professional in the way he presents the shows and in how he speaks. His connections in the industry are really good and he knows everyone. Good interviews and good content.
Absolutely amazing and great to listen to on my long drives.
This weekly podcast on whiskey is the ultra premium of all the podcasts. Been listening over 2 years. Mark’s show is very professional, high quality, with interesting and amazing stories and information on all types of whiskey. If you drink bourbon or scotch, you should be listening to this show. Just subscribe, it’s a no brainer!
Love the podcast, tasting panels, reviews on the website and the YouTube channel.
Mark Gillespie's WhiskyCast is a great podcast to get the latest news in the world of whiskey and for interviews with whiskey professionals from around the world. It's great for people intersted in the world of spirits and the interviews always teach me something new about whiskey. I enjoy the global aspect, where he talks to folks from Asia to the US, from Canada to the UK.
We’ve been listening to Mark Gillespie since we started doing video reviews on YouTube. Mark is always on top of the news be it domestic or international. If you want to know what’s going on in the whisky world...listen to Mark. Scotch Test Dummies
I have heard all of the episodes and only wish there were more to listen too. Definitely the best whisky podcast available.
Hands down the best podcast on Whiskey!
Keep the great content coming!
This is podcast for you. Mark has applied his journalism experience to his passion for a good dram. He makes the information accessible and enjoyable for everyone from the seasoned whisky geek to the wannabe connoisseur.
More than you thought you wanted to know about whisk(e)y... then you listen to it and want to learn even more. I have been listening to this informative, addictive, and enjoyable podcast for about six years, and I never miss an episode. Mark Gillespie is so knowledgeable and his interviews with whisk(e)y insiders is interesting. He interviews distillers, brand ambassadors, bar tenders, distillery owners, coopers, writers, drinkers, bloggers, blenders, liquor store owners, collectors, and festival organizers around the world. This is my source for what is going on, and what has been going on in the world of whisk(e)y. I love it! Each episode ends with his tasting notes, so you can get an idea of what to try or buy. I am a college teacher, and I can tell you this is a master class. This podcast has increased my knowledge and enjoyment of whisk(e)y and its history. Well done!!!
I've been a listener of Whiskycast for four years so i think it's time to conclude that this show is way more than a weekly podcast. Mark tells stories about whisky from all over the world. Includes private interviews with master distillers, brand ambassadors, historians, blenders, writers and anyone else with something to say about the spirits industry in general. This show is great for people just learning about whisk(e)y. This podcast is consistently high quality. Sláinte!
Mark's dry humor always gets a laugh and he is the definitive whisky reporter. A great way for new whisky drinkers to learn about the space and for a established whisky drinkers to keep up with the news and happenings around the world. I always want a dram after I listen!
Mark puts out an excellent postcast each week. It contains news, reviews, and interviews about all facets of whisky including bourbon, scotch, and Japaneese whisky. Rather than simply being a whisky enteusiast, Mark is a journalist and is willing to ask difficult questions to inform his listeners.
Easily, the most informative, in-depth exploration into the Whisky world that you'll find in all of media. Created and hosted by Mark Gillespie, he brings his extensive media experience to bear in offering up a podcast that develops much like Charles Kuralt and all his years hosting CBS Sunday Morning. The show strolls through the world of Whisky with an elegant charm. Always approachable with an uncanny ability to paint pictures with words. From the sea spray of Islay to the rickhouses of Kentucky, Mark transports you there with the creaters and stallworts of the industry as guests. The WhiskyCast website delivers the same level of quality you would expect, but with far more content and specificity for the nerds in all of us.
This podcast brings together the best of Whisky News. Mark Gillespie is a professional broadcaster that knows the Whisky business and those professionals in the business. This podcast is stuffed with the best info consistently each week. The only thing that would make it better is to have it released every day!
If you are a whiskey nut, this is a must listen.
….best whisky podcast in the world. MG asks all the right questions. Tip Top. First Class.
Outside of being incredibly useful for keeping us with the spirits business, Mark is a profoundly great interviewer. Distillers are often not too extroverted but Mark brings the best out of them and he tempers this with asking the hard questions to brand ambassadors.
The show is fantastic. Will give you more appreciation to the whiskey in your glass.
I had the honor of dealing with Mark and his wife yesterday as they visited my dealership. Throughout the transaction I learned of this podcast and what he did for a living. That's what brings me here, I gave the show a listen and wanted to leave a review to say this is a great podcast. It's full of great information and is thouroughly enjoyable. It's great to see someone who has a passion for something and they make a career out of it. It was very inspiring! Anyways, Cheers! and thanks for the show!
Mark Gillespie's Whisky Cast is an amazing source of information for all things whisk(e)y. It doesn't matter if you're a casual fan of spirits or a connoisseur, Whisky Cast is a wonderfully entertaining and educational podcast dedicated to the world of whisky.
This is a great podcast if you love whiskey or just want to learn.
I discovered Mark's show several weeks ago as a beginning whisky enthusiat. His programs are always very entertaining, filled with information on a variety of whiskey brands, history and reviews. His knowledge and love of whisky show through on every show. I highly recommend this podcast for those, like I, who are just starting their whisky education. Keep up the great work Mark!
I look forward to a new episode every Sunday. Perhaps the best source for the latest in whisky news. Great interviews too.
Mark does a great job each week! He transports you through the many issues and happenings in the world of whisky.
This is the go to show for all things Whisky. Mark is very knowlegeble and entertaining on all thing in the Whisky world. After discovering the show, I went back and listened to them all.
I never miss an episode. It is my favorite podcast. It is extremely well done by a professional journalist. Excellent interviews from all aspects of the whisky industry from all over the world. Discusses scotch, irish, canadian, american and world whiskies. You will definitely learn a lot about whisky from listening to these episodes and you will be hooked and will eagerly await each week's episode. Well done!!
I like whisky. I like WhiskyCast. Mark does a fine job.
I really like Mark Gillespie's style. He delivers solid information on a consistant basis.
Solid interviews, excellent news source, good calendar of events. Can't complain.
I hardly ever write reviews for anything (this being my first for any iphone app), but I felt compelled as Mark's WhiskyCast is leaps and bounds better than any other whisky/scotch related podcast out there. my only complaint is that it is not a daily podcast...i would love to listen everyday. wonderful interviews and news regarding the whisky industry. keep up the good work mark.
I've learned more about whisky - be it single malt, bourbon, irish or something else - from this podcast than I could have imagined. Tastings, industry news, interviews with interesting people from the world of whisky - it's all here. I wait each week for the newest episode to appear, and I've listened to a fair number of earlier episodes as well - there's a lot of good information to be found in those. Don't forget to check out the whiskycast website, which includes links to various things mentioned on the show. Mark is also great about responding to emails, if you have a question or two.
This is one of the most listenable podcasts available. The wife and I enjoy listening during car trips, sitting at home, or anywhere else for that matter. The interviews are amazingly entertaining, and all of the guests seem to have the gift of gab... a dream for both interviewer and listener alike. The host has a pleasant voice, and the rhythm of the news is wonderfully presented. Most importantly, the one obvious pitfall into which this podcast could have fallen was magically avoided: there is not a molecule of snobbery detected in any episode. The host interviews that world's best whisky makers and is himself a thoroughly paced whisky-man, but I defy any listener to produce a single sound-bite (sound-dram?) of pretense in any episode... it won't be found. The host seems to be the type of guy who would toast heartily to you whether you poured him a glass of $3 or $300... he is an advocate, enthusiast, connoisseur, and talented show host. I have played this podcast to several non-whisky drinkers, and they found it enjoyable, while whisky lovers found it simply riveting. Be warned: you will develop an unforgiving and angry thirst if you listen to this for more than 5 minutes. I recommend this podcast fully, including each back-episode. Gun cuireadh do chupa thairis le slainte agus sonas!
Mark does a great job running down the latest whisky news, has the most comprehensive whisky calendar of events and the best part of each show are the enjoyable, insightful interviews. Keep up the great work!