Happy Hour Live with Steve Beal, David Blackmore, Ewan Morgan, and Owen Martin
Make sure your battery's charged for this one, since we spent nearly two hours talking the other night with longtime Scotch Whisky and Bourbon ambassdors Steve Beal, David Blackmore, and Ewan Morgan, along with Stranahan's head distiller Owen Martin. We covered everything from Steve's ongoing fight against pancreatic cancer to life on the road and Owen's latest distillery exclusive bottling for Stranahan's. Join us each Friday night for our #HappyHourLive webcast at 5pm New York time on the WhiskyCast YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Twitter, and Twitch.
Ep 266 - Ewan Morgan: Sometimes Scotch is Stranger Than Fiction
Show de Vie Podcast w/Mike G
Diageo's Scotch Expert Ewan Morgan has achieved many accolades across his 25+ year career in Scotch. But perhaps most important is that Ewan is a humble, good guy. Whether traveling, fishing, farming, or just exploring the world of distillation, Ewan has kept a level head about it all. Perhaps it's the community of punk rock ideology, or maybe it's a penchant for horror movies? Either way, his love of people and process makes him an encyclopedia of Scotch knowledge. We chat GOT, John Carpenter, Clynelish, and more.
017 - Are Orphan Barrels Really Lost? Blade and Bow Releases with Ewan Morgan of Diageo
Ewan Morgan, National Director for the Diageo Masters of Whiskey, joins us from DC to talk about his past with whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. We dive deeper into the Orphan Barrel releases as well as the latest, Blade and Bow.Show Notes: Tell us about your love story with bourbon. How did you get into the industry? Give us an idea about the differences you see in scotch vs whiskey vs bourbon Talk about your role at Diageo as a Master of Whiskey How would you even begin in that career path? Talk about how Diageo started getting into pure bourbon? Give us a little bit of history and the inspiration behind the Orphan Barrels How did Diageo come up with the bottle designs? Can you talk a little bit about the Diageo Orphan Barrel releases? Old Blowhard, Barterhouse, Lost Prophet, Rhetoric, and Forged Oak. What makes each unique? Some Orphan Barrel series such as Barterhouse are seeing new batches show up while some others such as Lost Prophet are pretty much done. Can you give an indication of which releases we can expect to see more of? And which ones are done? Diageo recently released Blade and Bow. Talk to us a bit about both releases What is solera aging? Talk about the marketing of the key and the name “Blade and Bow” What does it mean to call the old Stitzel-Weller distillery "home"? How much Stitzel-Weller juice do you have on hand?