I have listened to Mark's WhiskyCast podcast since it first came out and, although you can't please everyone all the time, I have generally been very impressed with his professionalism and the information he provides.
But it has changed in the last couple of weeks. We know that Mark is independent and I genuinely believe he is doing his best to stay objective in the face of the onslaught of the marketing machinery. Hard, though. But now the podcast has changed its format and not only contains longish promotional ads in middle of the show, but also at the beginning i.e. throughout. This, I find, detracts from the content and integrity. The jingle at the beginning was Mark's theme and introduced the show well. Now I start off annoyed.
Mark, if you read this, and I believe you do follow this forum, please don't let the ads get in the way of what I consider to be by far the best whisky podcast out there.