Mark Gillespie


Whisky Cast



Mark Gillespie is a distinguished figure in the world of whisky, renowned as the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast, the world's longest-running whisky podcast series soon to celebrate its 19th anniversary. Each week, WhiskyCast delivers news and interviews from the whisky industry, offering enthusiasts an insider's perspective on their favorite spirit.

With a career spanning four decades, Mark is a seasoned journalist with extensive experience in broadcast and online journalism. His outstanding contributions have earned him prestigious accolades, including the IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year award in 2023 and recognition as Communicator of the Year by the Icons of Whisky Awards. Mark's dedication to whisky-focused journalism led to his induction into the Kentucky Distillers Association’s Order of the Writ.

Mark's professional achievements extend beyond the whisky realm, earning accolades from organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, Spirited Awards, Academy of Podcasters Awards, Drammies Awards, Alaska Press Club, and Houston Press Club. He served as president of the Alaska Press Club, demonstrating his leadership within the journalism community.

As the owner of CaskStrength Media, Mark is deeply committed to sharing his passion for whisky with audiences worldwide. Based in Haddonfield, New Jersey, Mark and his family continue to enrich the whisky community through their insightful and engaging content, despite residing in a town known for its regrettable lack of whisky libations.

Mark Gillespie