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.)
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