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How to Taste Whisky with Eddie Ludlow, The Whisky Lounge
Episode 1676th October 2020 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
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Hello everyone, and welcome back for Season 5 of Lush Life.

We begin this season with an author, a speaker, a liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Distillers, Keeper of the Quaich, and, most of all, a champion of whisky.

I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week; we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time.

Eddie Ludlow is all of those things I described and more. He founded The Whisky Lounge, which has been introducing whisky to the world for over 10 years, and has just published “Whisky - A Tasting Course.” 

Whether you are a beginner to whisky or a pro, there is no way you can’t learn something from his book. Everything about it makes you want to pick up that bottle and serve yourself a dram right now.

Unfortunately, due to recent circumstances, the Whisky Lounge has had to cancel their in-person tastings, but that hasn’t stopped them from planning a virtual festival, their Whisky Festival in a Box from October 16 - 18. Eddie will tell you all about how to sign up later on in the show.

Drams ready! Let’s go.

Our Cocktail of the week is the classic Old Fashioned.


  • 50 ml Bourbon
  • 2 barspoons Demerara Sugar Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 big ice cube


Add 50ml of Bourbon to a rocks glass with one big cube of ice. Add two barspoons of Demerara sugar syrup. Then add two dashes of Angostura bitters. Stir for 50 seconds


You’ll find this recipe, more variations on the Old Fashioned, plus all the cocktails of the week, at, where you’ll find all the ingredients in the shop

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