I Want to Like Whisky Podcast

A window to whisky. A podcast is for everyone who wants to like whisky, already loves whisky or generally enjoys the drinks industry. Informal conversations with industry leaders about whisky, the spirits business and making whisky more approachable for everyone. Hosted by Cotswolds Distillery’s Global Whisky Ambassador, Rob Patchett. Produced by Cotswolds Distillery.

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First Phil - Youtube Superstar

Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

In the last episode for 2023, Rob is joined by Phil Gow AKA First Phil from Youtube. Educator, encyclopedia of whisky and pioneer of whisky communications online. 
Phil and Rob chat about whisky in New Zealand, comparisons of whisky maturation to cooking and Phil's own jourbney into whisky and whisky Youtube. 
Enjoy and we'll see you in 2024!

Ep09 - Jack Wareing

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

This week Rob is joined by a legend in the drinks industry. Jack is head of R&D for Whitebox Cocktails , Ambassador for Porter's Gin as well as Glasshouse Whisky and an alumni of the Mr. Lyan Empire. 
We chat dogs, his Youtube channel and his journey of creating 'infinitely chinnable' bevs.  
Find Jack on
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JackWareingCocktails
Instagram - @wareingpants & @whiteboxcocktails

Mike Gibson - Foodism

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

This week Rob is joined by Mike Gibson, Editorial Director at Threadneedle Media, including Fooism and Escapism. 
They chat about the evolution of the London bar scene and whisky brands over the last 15 years, fond whisky memeories and New Make Palomas!!
Follow Mike and his work on 

Tuesday Jul 04, 2023

This week Rob is joined by James Golding, Exectuive Chef for Homegrown Hotel group aka The Pig Hotels. 
They chat whisky and food, sustainability and the finest British produce. 
You can find James on instagram 
@james_golding_chef and @the_pig_hotels

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

On this episode, Rob is joined by podcast royalty - The Whisky Sisters!!
They discuss pairing whisky with Wotsits (incredible!!), slasher movies and 80's rock music. 
Be sure to like and subscribe to the Whisky Sisters Podcast 

Ep05 - Joel Harrison

Wednesday May 10, 2023

Wednesday May 10, 2023

This week, Rob is joined by author and TV presenter Joel Harrison!!!
They chat about Old Fashioned, the controversial Blood & Sand cocktail and the legendary Soho Whisky Club. 
Be sure to follow Joel on Instagram @joeldram
Buy Joel's new book  '60-Second Cocktails'

Ep04 - Becky Paskin

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

Rob is joined by Becky Paskin!!!! We chat about OurWhisky Foundation, pushing things forward, new make, Whisky Espresso Martinis and is caramel syrups 50/50 a good idea?!
Be sure to follow Becky and the OurWhisky Foundation
On instagram 

Tuesday Apr 04, 2023

On the back of our award winning evening at The World Whisky Awards, here is an episode with Beth Whymark, Editor of Whisky Magazine and Phoebe Calver, Editor of American Whiskey Magazine. As well Editors in their fields, they are on the judging panel for The World Whisky Awards and organisers of both Whisky Live and Gin Live London. 
They chat about Whisky Live, their amazing magazines, The World Whisky Awards as well as Cherry Coke with Whisky and everything in between. 

I Want To Like Whisky - Amy Seton

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

On this weeks episode, Rob sits down with Amy Seton of Birmingham Whisky Festival and Grain & Glass JQ notoriety. 
They discuss the wonderful community around whisky, 'Smoky Cokeys' and English Whisky. Are you going to be on the 'Whiksy Convert' board next?
Find Amy and Grain and Glass JQ on Instagram;

Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Rob sits down with International Drinks Writer of the Year 2022, Millie Milliken. They discuss Millie's journey into enjoying whisky, best 'non traditional' whisky serves and who is exciting in the industry right now. 
Follow Millie;
Instagram - @millie_milliken and @ourwhisky_foundation 
Cotswolds Distillery 
Instagram - @cotswoldsdistillery 


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