Irish Distillers "A Perfect Blend" whiskey podcast

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known Irish whiskeys has launched a new audio podcast, ‘A Perfect Blend’. Produced and hosted by award winning radio producer Julien Clancy, the four-part mini-series focuses on the power of collaboration, by bringing stories of craft and shared passions from the world of Irish whiskey, the world’s fastest growing premium spirit, to life. The podcast features commentary from some of the industry’s most influential voices who reflect on shared aspirations, lessons learned and hopes for the future.   

‘A Perfect Blend’ begins with Irish Distillers cooper Killian O’Mahony and President of Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, Paul McLaughlin, who discuss the origins of their enthusiasm for the age-old craft of coopering. In the second episode, Richard Forsyth of distillery design and build firm, Forsyths, and distiller at Irish Distillers, Katherine Condon, speak about the discovery of their unique skills and relationship with the great copper pot still.    

In the third episode, forestry consultant and Pro Silva Ireland co-founder Paddy Purser and Finbarr Curran, the man responsible for sourcing Irish Distillers’ barrels, give an insight into how the industry is working together on cask sustainability. In the concluding episode, Irish Distillers archivist Carol Quinn and design duo Matthew Bolger and Emelie Lindstrom of M+E Design reflect on the art of storytelling and the unexpected benefits of collaboration.   

Conor McQuaid, CEO and Chairman of Irish Distillers said: “Our community extends beyond Midleton Distillery and the shores of Ireland. With the launch of this podcast we seek to explore the unique bonds and common threads that shape our story and celebrate the power of the partnerships that we have with craftspeople all over the world. Over four episodes, we want to highlight their contribution to the international success of Irish whiskey. We hope that listeners will enjoy this mini-series and will take away insights and perspectives from our industry that they may not have expected.” 

If you’d like to listen to this whiskey podcast then you’ll be able to download the four episodes on Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, RadioPublic. 

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