Drinking with some radio heads

19 Mar

ALBANY — What would it be like to hold a whiskey tasting on a radio program? I wondered that as I drove to the WAMC Northeast Public Radio studios in downtown Albany the other day.

The occasion was an invitation from Joe Donahue, host of “The Roundtable,” who had invited me to talk about my book and maybe bring along a few whiskies to try as we talked about their particular characteristics.

Being a guy who isn’t shy about pushing the new book (glad you asked, it’s “Barrels & Drams: The History of Whisk(e)y In Jiggers and Shots,” from Sterling Epicure) on a network that is heard in seven states and Canada, I readily made myself available.

Joe invited a fellow staffer, news guy Ray Graf, a professed fan of whiskey, to sit in on the proceedings. It didn’t seem to require much urging. So, jammed into a tiny studio with a carrier bag of whiskey bottles and tasting glasses and copies of my book (glad you asked; see above), we launched into a half-hour session that, to me, simply flew by.

I think it went pretty well. Give a listen here and let me know if you think whiskey reviews work on radio.

(Incidentally, I’ll be on again on Friday, June 22, to talk about drinks for summer.)

Check out my New York Drinks Events Calendar, the most comprehensive anywhere.

1 Comment

Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Media, TV/radio, Whiskey/Whisky


One response to “Drinking with some radio heads

  1. Joe Donohue, WAMC

    March 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks again for an awesome show. We had a great time.


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