Mark Gillespie

Crown Royal Strike Ends, Contract Dispute Continues

May 5, 2016 – Workers at Diageo’s Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Manitoba have returned to work after a strike...

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Pappy & Paddy Under One Roof?

May 3, 2016 – Pappy and Paddy in the same family? That’s the likely outcome as Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard...

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Jim Beam Fills Bourbon Barrel #14,000,000

May 2, 2016 – Jim Beam has around two million barrels of whiskey maturing in its warehouses around Kentucky, but...

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Glenfiddich Sweeps Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards

May 2, 2016 – Glenfiddich Distillery has swept the annual Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards in results announced Sunday...

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Rutledge on New Distillery: “I Can’t Sit Still”

May 1, 2016 – While longtime Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge has nothing but good things to say about...

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Episode 587: April 30, 2016

The other night, Louisville’s Haymarket Whiskey Bar held a “Jim Rutledge Tribute Night” to honor the retired Four Roses master...

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Bourbon Hall of Famer Rutledge Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for New Distillery

April 28, 2016 – When Jim Rutledge retired from Kentucky’s Four Roses Distillery last September after 49 years, most industry...

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BenRiach’s Walker: “It’s An Emotional Day”

April 27, 2016 – It’s 5:00pm in Scotland, and Billy Walker should be in a giddy mood. Hours earlier, he...

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Brown-Forman Returns To Scotch Whisky With BenRiach Deal

April 27, 2016 – Brown-Forman has agreed to buy the BenRiach Distillery Company for £285 million GBP ($416 million USD)...

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FEW’s Hletko Named ACSA President

April 25, 2016 – FEW Spirits founder Paul Hletko has been appointed as president of the American Craft Spirits Association’s...

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