Season One

Grant, Lincoln, and a Barrel of Old Crow

There has long been a quote attributed to President Lincoln, when he was pressed about his decision to put a potential drunkard in charge of the Union Army. Is this legend true?

The Rise and Fall and Rising Again of Four Roses (with Al Young)

At the peak of its popularity Four Roses was inexplicably removed from American shelves and remained a distant memory for almost 50 years.

Shackleton's Endurance Expedition (Part 2 - Bonus)

Sir Ernest Shackleton attempts to trans-navigate the continent of Antarctica, only to lead his men through one of the most incredible survival adventures in mankind's history.

Shackleton and His Whisky (Part 1)

Two men would have their paths cross in a most unusual way - over three bottles of scotch whisky, a set of handcuffs, and a century of patient waiting.

The 50 States of Whiskey

As we come up on the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, it's time to look at some of the weird and diverse laws that govern spirits across the United States.

Cù Bòcan and the Haunting of Tomatin

A remote Highland town on the edge of the Cairngorms and the spectral beast that inspired a whisky.

Did James Bond Cause a Whisky Depression?

Normally chasing villains himself, 007 James Bond is often credited with causing the decline in whisky sales in the 70's and 80's. But is that true?

The Origins of Bottled-in-Bond

How whiskey gave America one of its first consumer protection laws.

Introducing Whiskey Lore

Whisky stories, histories, and getting behind the labels

Whisky Tom

The story of two very different individuals and ways to market their whisky.