Episode 34: Classic American Whiskeys

December 27, 1997

Mark Waymack, author of The Book of Classic American Whiskeys, tells us that brown spirits—from single barrel bourbons to rye whiskeys—are making a comeback. The cold months are not far away so now's the time to begin thinking ahead to heartier foods and lustier libations. Use Mark's bourbon tasting notes, draw up a guest list, and start planning your own tasting! Jane and Michael Stern report in from Rhode Island this week with some favorite spots for jonnycakes. A question from the listener Mailbag inspired Lynne to talk about clabber, and she gives some sources for quality dairy products and cheese, along with her recipe for last of the tomatoes commemorative sandwich.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • September 13, 1997 (originally aired)

  • December 27, 1997 (rebroadcast)