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The Whisky Advisor

Episode 24: Season Finale – Lagavulin

Owned by drinks giant Diageo – Lagavulin has been the Islay representative of Diageo’s Classic Malts selection since 1987 and is the connoisseur’s choice when it comes to Islay whisky. In the season finale, The Whisky Advisor will talk about this finest quality malt known for its definitive rich, smoky and intense flavour. Tune in…

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Episode 23: Ardbeg

In the world of whisky connoisseurs, Ardbeg is known as the untamed spirit of ISLAY. It’s a whisky of incredible contrasts, which has won it prestigious titles including the World’s Best Single Malt. This episode of The Whisky Advisor will take you through the perfectly embodied notes of this fine whisky while you listeners vividly…

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Episode 22: Jura

Jura whiskey is distilled on the beautiful Isle of Jura which is a remotely located isle, with over 5000 red deer and approximately around 200 inhabitants. This episode of The Whisky Advisor talks about Jura malt, which is more akin to the Highland style which is largely underestimated.

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Episode 21: Glenkinchie

Famous for producing whisky known as the ‘Edinburgh Malt’, Glenkinchie Distillery is set in farmland near the village of Pencaitland (Lowlands of Scotland). On the episode, get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be with TWA.

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Episode 20: The Ardmore

This large Victorian distillery sits 600 feet above sea level in its Scottish Highland home. The Ardmore is a peated single malt whisky flavoured by deep connections to its gentle rural surroundings. Let’s dive into the heart of this whiskey and savour the flavours encapsulated in its rich, amber liquid.

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Episode 19 – Aberlour

This episode of TWA will take you on a tour of a classic Speyside Whisky distillery situated along the confluence of the rivers – Lour and Spey. Find out more about Aberlour, which is best known for its sherry cask influence and what makes it a distinct from other Speyside whiskies.

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Episode 18: The Balvenie

The Whisky Advisor calls Balvenie “a whisky with a lot of craft”. On this episode, find out more about this Speyside whisky and what makes its range a must-try for every whisky lover.

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Episode 17: Springbank

After visiting all the major scotch regions, it’s time to head over to Campbeltown, an often sidelined region that nonetheless produces a superb whisky, Springbank. On this episode, The Whisky Advisor talks about the chequered history of Campbeltown and introduces you to the Springbank range.

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Episode 16: Glen Grant

A whisky that many people in India may not have heard of – and that’s about to change! On this episode, The Whisky Advisor brings his unique touch to understanding the Glen Grant whisky and tells you why it should definitely be a part of your whisky experience.

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Episode 15: The Dalmore

The Dalmore has one of the most fascinating histories of all whiskies, going back a long way in time. The Whisky Advisor talks about that and more and also helps you understand the range that Dalmore has to offer.

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Episode 14: Glenmorangie

On this episode, The Whisky Advisor talks about the time he visited the Glenmorangie distillery and his experience of drinking this beloved whisky at the Dornoch Whisky Festival. Stay tuned till the end for the samplings of the Glenmorangie range and find out why it became the 5th largest selling whisky in the world.

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Episode 13: Talisker

A name that’s familiar with whisky aficionados, Talisker has the distinction of being the ONLY whisky currently made at the beautiful Isle of Skye. On this episode, The Whisky Advisor recounts its history and brings his unique touch to understanding this beloved whisky.

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Episode 12: Aberfeldy

Distilled in the outskirts of picturesque Scottish Highlands, The Whisky Advisor will tell you more about Aberfeldy- the single malt whisky that lies at the heart of world-renowned Dewar’s blends.

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Episode 11: Laphroaig

Often called the favourite whisky of His Royal Highness Prince Charles himself, The Whisky Advisor will show you what makes Laphroaig so special. A peaty whisky from Islay, stick around till the end to sample its core range.

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Episode 10: The Glenlivet

On this episode, The Whisky Advisor gets you acquainted with another iconic Speyside whisky, The Glenlivet. From being the choice of bootleggers to becoming one of the most recognized whiskies across the world, this is a journey you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned till the end to learn about The Glenlivet range and what…

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Episode 09: Glenfiddich

This is the first episode on scotch whisky brands, and to kick things off, The Whisky Advisor will be talking about one of the best-known single malt whiskies, Glenfiddich. Learn what makes it one of the most iconic and trailblazing scotch whiskies. As always, stay tuned till the end for the samples from the Glenfiddich…

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Episode 08: Scotch Whisky History

Scotch – think whisky and that’s the word that comes to mind. And rightly so! You don’t know whisky unless you’ve tasted good scotch. On this episode, The Whisky Advisor takes you back to where it all began – the land of bagpipes and kilts and that beautifully distilled golden spirit that the world has…

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Episode 07: Rampur Single Malt

No Indian Whisky retrospective would be complete without the very regal-sounding Rampur! This full-bodied whisky from the house of Radico Khaitan has been making its presence felt the world over. The Whisky Advisor recounts the interesting story behind this brand and samples some of its best offerings.

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Episode 06: Paul John Single Malt

Born of a dream to make single malt whiskies in India, Paul John is a labour of love and a distinctive Indian whisky that every whisky lover must try. The Whisky Advisor recounts his visit to the Paul John Distillery where he learned how this excellent whisky is made. And, as always, no episode would…

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Episode 05: Amrut Single Malt

With a name that means “The Nectar of the Gods”, it should come as no surprise that this Indian whisky is making waves across the globe. On this episode, it’s time to formally get acquainted with Amrut, one of the finest whiskies that India has to offer. The Whisky Advisor also introduces you to the…

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Episode 04: History of Indian Whisky

India is one of the world’s largest markets for whisky. And why wouldn’t it be? Indians have always loved their spirits, right from ancient times to the modern age. On this episode, The Whisky Advisor recounts the long and chequered history of spirits in India, particularly whisky. He also introduces you to some of the…

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Episode 03: The Art of Whisky Tasting

Can’t tell a single malt from a blended whisky? Does looking at a whisky list leave you confused and bewildered? Don’t worry, The Whisky Advisor has you covered. On this episode, he answers these and many other questions about whisky – including Flavour Camps, how to read Whisky Labels, and most importantly, how to truly…

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Episode 02: How Malt Whisky is Made

If you want to truly appreciate your whisky, then you first need to spend some time understanding how it is made. Whisky distillation is both a science and a craft that has been perfected over the ages.  On Episode 2 of The Whisky Advisor Show, Uday Balaji takes you on a revelatory journey and gives…

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Episode 01: The History of Whisky

In the first episode of the show, join Uday Balaji aka The Whisky Advisor as he takes you back in time and guides you through the history of whisky. From Aqua Vitae to Uisce Beatha and finally, the drink that we now call Whisky, this is an origin story you don’t want to miss.

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