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A Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottle. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie, CaskStrength Media.The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is not only an independent bottler of Scotch whiskies, but also the world’s largest whisky club – and it’s looking to grow under new ownership. The SMWS has worked out a major change with its US chapter, and a marketing firm has been brought in to help increase membership. We’ll discuss that and other changes with the Society’s Paul Skipworth and Kai Ivalo, along with Gabby Shayne of the SMWS US chapter. In the news, another Dickel distiller has left to join Popcorn Sutton in Tennessee…a Scottish politician wants Diageo to give the old Dallas Dhu distillery to the government…and the original home of Scotch whisky will soon be home to a distillery once again.

 


 

We’re planning another year of cask-strength conversation throughout 2016, and believe that whisky is the drink that brings everyone together! The very first episode of WhiskyCast hit the web on November 12, 2005, and since then, we’ve produced hundreds of hours of original audio and video content for whisky lovers like you around the world. Our community spans at least 150 different countries, and we’ve done stories on whiskies made in the far north of Scandinavia all the way to the tips of South Africa and Australia – and everywhere in between. We’ve met many of you at whisky festivals and while visiting distilleries, and hope to meet even more of you this year.

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Slainte!

The WhiskyCast Team


Whisky Photo of the Week

A whisky barrel at Philadelphia's New Liberty Distillery. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.

A whisky barrel at New Liberty Distillery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.

 

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