Words on Whiskey

In our weekly podcast Irish Whiskey Magazine shares the latest Irish whiskey news and developments, and engages in fascinating discussions with the experts and influencers who shape the sector.

Watch Live on YouTube or Facebook every Wed – 7:30pm IST or download from your favourite podcast station.

Latest episode

Words on Whiskey welcomed Conor Ryan, Global Spirits Brand Ambassador at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

With thirty years in the hospitality trade, we got Conor’s thoughts on how the industry has changed as well as some exciting news from Pearse Lyons Distillery.

Previous episodes

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Words on Whiskey EP32

Words on Whiskey welcomed Conor Ryan, Global Spirits Brand Ambassador at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

With thirty years in the hospitality trade, we’ll get Conor’s thoughts on how the industry has changed as well as some exciting news from Pearse Lyons Distillery.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - WOW EP 31 - Peter Mulryan

This week we were delighted to be joined by Peter Mulryan, author of The Whiskeys of Ireland and CEO at Blackwater Distillery. Peter is also a founding member of the Irish Whiskey Guild.

Dave was awarded ‘Drinks Writer of the Year 2020’ and been described as “an agreeable man with a pepper-and-salt beard” by The Irish Times.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Words on Whiskey - Ep30 - Jan 6th - Dave Broom

We’re starting the New Year with a powerhouse of a guest. Words on Whiskey will be joined by Dave Broom, multi-award winning and highly respected author and writer.

Dave was awarded ‘Drinks Writer of the Year 2020’ and been described as “an agreeable man with a pepper-and-salt beard” by The Irish Times.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Episode 29

Words on Whiskey Special. Master Cooper, John Neilly sadly passed away two years ago. Originally from Scotland, John worked as a cooper for fifty years. He moved to Ireland and worked at Kilbeggan Distillery and then at the Nephin cooperage.

On Friday our guests John Teeling and Mark Quick recall and celebrate John’s life and launch the Coopers Commemorative Edition in aid of John’s wife.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Episode 29

On Words on Whiskey, we are delighted to be joined by William Lavelle, Head of Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association. We’ll discuss current issues and their roadmap for the future.

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Words on Whiskey - Ep28 - Dec 9th - Danielle Simpson

On Words on Whiskey this week we had something a little more creative as we chatted with Belfast-based artist Danielle Simpson. Danielle has gained a large following and much acclaim for her style of mural and illustrative art.

Words on Whiskey - Ep27 - Dec 2nd - Fionnán O'Connor

Fionnán O’Connor, Irish whiskey historian, contributor to Irish Whiskey Magazine and author of world renowned ‘A Glass Apart’ shares with us his passion and insights into Irish whiskey and interesting work he is doing on historic mash bill recipes.

Words on Whiskey - Ep25 - Nov 18th - Jennifer Nickerson

This week on Words on Whiskey we are looking forward to welcoming Bernard Walsh, CEO and Founder of Walsh Whiskey and former Chairman of the Irish Whiskey Association. We’ll talk about his remarkable whiskey journey and the story of Writers’ Tears and the Irishman whiskeys.

Words on Whiskey - Ep25 - Nov 18th - Jennifer Nickerson

Words on Whiskey are thrilled to be joined by Jennifer Nickerson, Founder and Manager of Ireland’s newest distillery, Tipperary Distillery. We’ll also be joined by Michael Foggarty of L. Mulligans Whiskey shop for an exclusive tasting.

Words on Whiskey - Ep24 - Nov 11th - Noel Sweeney

We are super excited to have Noel Sweeney, multi-award-winning Master Distiller at Powerscourt Distillery to share the wealth of his experience and unveil the World Premier of an exciting new release from Powerscourt Distillery.

Words on Whiskey - Ep23 - Nov 4th - Rob Fox and Yiorgos Manesis

Our guests this week are Rob Fox and Yiorgos Manesis of James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store. We’ll discuss and taste their exclusive bottling and be joined by Kevin O’Gorman and Rowan Lacey of Irish Distillers.

Words on Whiskey - Ep22 - Oct 28th - Mareike Spitzer

Words on Whiskey goes overseas in episode 22 and welcomes our guest Mareike Spitzer, Founder of Irish Whiskeys and responsible for importing and promoting Irish whiskey within Germany. Mareike will be hosting the virtual festival Irish Whiskey Wochenende in November.

Words on Whiskey - Ep21 - Oct 21st - Jack Teeling and Alex Chasko

Delighted to have Jack Teeling and Alex Chasko of Teeling Whiskey in our upcoming episode of Words on Whiskey. Since establishing the Dublin distillery over 5 years ago Teeling Whiskey has become synonymous with the Irish whiskey revival and innovation.

Words on Whiskey - Ep20 - Oct 14th - Alex Thomas

In episode 20 of Words on Whiskey we’re delighted to be joined by Alex Thomas. As Master Blender, with fifteen years perfecting her craft, Alex is the gatekeeper of The Sexton and its story.

Words on Whiskey - Ep19 - Oct 7th - John Quinn and Kevin Piggot

Words on Whiskey serves up a double this week as we are joined by two ambassadors of Tullamore DEW; John Quinn, Global Brand Ambassador, and Kevin Piggot, Global Culture and Distillery Ambassador.

Words on Whiskey - Ep18 - Sept 30th - Carol Quinn

We’re really looking forward to Words on Whiskey this episode as we welcome Carol Quinn, Head of Archives at Midleton distillery. No doubt Carol will share some wonderful historical gems from the past, the importance of Irish whiskey in Irish history, and give an insight into her fascinating role.

Words on Whiskey - Ep17 - Sept 23rd - Brian Greene

Our guest this week on Words on Whiskey is Brian Greene, President of the Irish Whiskey Society. We’ll get his views on all things Irish whiskey and on managing in the current pandemic.

Words on Whiskey - Ep16 - Sept 16th - Pat Rigney

Words on Whiskey welcomes Pat Rigney, a serial entrepreneur with 30 years in the drinks industry and the man behind The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

Words on Whiskey - Ep15 - Sept 9th - Nick Ryan

Words on Whiskey is delighted to welcome Limerick man Nick Ryan to Episode 15 of Words on Whiskey. Nick is founder of Irish Whiskey & Spirits Institute and the man behind Thomond Gate Whiskey.

Words on Whiskey - Ep12 - Aug 19th - Robert Caldwell

This week on Words on Whiskey we are delighted to welcome Jack O’Shea, an unsung hero of the Irish whiskey community and sector.

Words on Whiskey - Redbreast Special - Aug 27 - 3pm

Words on Whiskey is delighted to present a very special edition of our show this Thursday at 3pm. We take you on a Redbreast Irish whiskey journey from the 1950s to the present day with special guests – Omar Fitzell, Ger Garland and Chris Hennessy.

Words on Whiskey - Ep12 - Aug 19th - Robert Caldwell

Words on Whiskey is delighted to have Teeling Brand Ambassador, Robert Caldwell on the show this week. Rob has over twenty year experience in the drinks and hospitality sector across the world.

Words on Whiskey - Ep11 - Aug 12th - Sean Muldoon & Jack McGarry

Words on Whiskey is excited to welcome Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of the Dead Rabbit bar in New York. The two Belfast boys have spearheaded the resurgence of Irish whiskey in the US.

Words on Whiskey - Ep10 - Aug 5th - Shane Fitzharris

This week on Words on Whiskey we welcome Shane Fitzharris who had a great career in Irish whiskey before making the move to Templeton Rye.

Words on Whiskey - Ep9 - July 29th - Sabine Sheehan

This week on Words on Whiskey we are joined by Sabine Sheehan, Senior Brand Manager for Lambay Irish Whiskey Company, to get an insight from an independent Irish whiskey bottler.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 8 - July 22nd - Mark Gillespie

This week on Words on Whiskey we turn the tables on our guest Mark Gillespie, founder of the longest-running whisky podcast, WhiskyCast.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 7 - July 15th - John Teeling

This week on Words on Whiskey we are excited to talk to John Teeling, Founder of Great Northern Distillery and an icon in Irish whiskey and a successful serial entrepreneur. John regales us with stories from his childhood, his time studying in America and how he got his start in the Irish whiskey business.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 6 - July 8th - Mark Reynier

This week in episode 6 of Words on Whiskey, we are delighted to be joined by Mark Reynier, Founder of Waterford Distillery and the innovator responsible for introducing terroir to Irish whiskey.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 5 - July 1st - Charles MacLean

This week in episode 5 of Words on Whiskey, we are delighted to be joined by Charles MacLean, prominent whisky expert and prolific author.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 4 - June 24 - Kevin O'Gorman

This week in episode 4 of Words on Whiskey, we are delighted to be joined by Kevin O’Gorman, newly appointed Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 3 - June 17 - Alex Conyngham - Slane Distillery

On this week’s Words on Whiskey, we are talking with Alex Conyngham – Slane Distillery. We will be putting questions to Alex that have come from our social media channels.

Words on Whiskey - Ep 2 - June 10 - Stephanie Shen & Willie Aherne

In this week’s Words on Whiskey, we are talking with Stephanie Shen – Global Brand Ambassador with Dead Rabbit Whiskey & Willie Aherne from The Palace Bar in Dublin. We’ll get an insight into how the Covid pandemic has affected them and how they see the future. Of course, we’d love to hear of any questions you would like to ask.

Words on Whiskey – Ep 1 – Jun 3 – Belfast Whiskey Week Launch

Every week the Irish Whiskey Magazine sits down and gets the latest news and innovations from inside the Irish whiskey industry. This week we chat with Paul Kane about the upcoming Belfast Whiskey Week festival.

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