'A Perfect Blend' is a four-part miniseries which will present stories of craft and shared passions from the world of Irish whiskey. Produced and hosted by radio producer Julien Clancy, the podcast will feature commentary from influential industry voices who reflect on aspirations realised and lessons learned.
The series kicks off with Irish Distillers cooper, Killian O'Mahony, and Paul McLaughlin, president of Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, discussing their enthusiasm for the craft of coopering. Further episodes will see Richard Forsyth, of distillery design firm Forsyths, and Irish Distillers distiller Katherine Condon talk about their relationships with copper pot stills; a discussion on cask sustainability with Pro Silva Ireland co-founder Paddy Purser and Finbarr Curran, the man responsible for sourcing Irish Distillers' barrels; and a reflection on the art of storytelling with Irish Distillers archivist, Carol Quinn, and Matthew Bolger and Emelie Lindstrom of M+E Design.
Connor 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.
"Our four episodes, we want to highlight their contribution to the international success of Irish whiskey. We hope that listeners will enjoy this miniseries and will take away insights and perspectives from our industry that they may not have expected."
Episodes are available to download now on Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, and RadioPublic.