Mark Gillespie

Episode 586: April 23, 2016

Paul Hletlko is one of the leaders in North America’s craft distilling movement, and the founder of FEW Spirits is...

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Episode 585: April 17, 2016

Japan’s Hombo Shuzo has been making whiskies off and on since 1949, and the company’s whisky heritage claims a critical...

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Brown-Forman Celebrates Coopers With New Bourbon

April 11, 2016 – Brown-Forman is the only U.S. distiller that operates its own cooperages, and the Louisville-based company has...

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Governor Signs Kentucky Bourbon Tourism Legislation

April 11, 2016 – Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed the first major piece of Bourbon-related legislation to reach his...

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Episode 584: April 10, 2016

The Whisky Sponge has been puncturing egos and tweaking the Scotch Whisky industry with impunity – and relative anonymity –...

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Crown Royal Distillery Strike Could Last Into Summer

April 5, 2016 – The month-long strike by workers at Diageo’s Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Manitoba is likely to...

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Luxco Confirms Plans for Kentucky Distillery

April 4, 2016 – Luxco produces some of Kentucky Bourbon’s biggest “legacy” brands, such as Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks,...

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Episode 583: April 3, 2016

A lot of trends come out of Portland, Oregon…and while the craft distilling movement didn’t originate there, Portland’s House Spirits...

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Islay Says Goodbye to John MacLellan

April 2, 2016 – Friends and family gathered at Islay’s Kilchoman Distillery today to pay tribute to John MacLellan, the...

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John MacLellan: 1955-2016

March 28, 2016 – John MacLellan, widely regarded as one of the leaders of the Islay whisky community, passed away...

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