Mark Gillespie

Whisky Distilling Returns To London After 100 Years

January 6, 2014 – London was once a major distilling center, though primarily focused on gin and rum production. Over...

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Scotch Whisky Exports Up 87% Over Last 10 Years

January 4, 2014 – A new report from the Scottish Government shows the value of Scotch whisky exports worldwide nearly...

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Episode 459: January 4, 2014

Southern California isn’t the place you’d normally think of for a Bourbon to call home, but Steve Gertman picked the...

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Bowmore Releases Limited-Edition Laimrig

January 4, 2014 – Bowmore is continuing its recent trend of Gaelic-named whiskies with Laimrig, a 15-year-old single malt. The...

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Reviving Pennsylvania’s Rye Whiskey Heritage at Dad’s Hat

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Pennsylvania was once the center of American whiskey distilling. John Cooper and Herman Mihalich are trying to revive the Keystone State’s...

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Episode 458: December 29, 2013

The classic Irish pub is becoming an endangered species, thanks to a combination of progress and the economy. There are...

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The Tap Tavern in Kinsale, Ireland: A Classic Irish Pub

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Irish pubs are legendary, but truly original ones are becoming harder and harder to find. The Tap Tavern in Kinsale, County...

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Charles Gordon: 1927-2013

December 23, 2013 – Charles Gordon, one of the pioneers of the Scotch whisky industry, has died at the age...

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Episode 457: December 21, 2013

Think of Belgium and drinks, and beer is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, Belgians are quite...

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WhiskyCast Virtual Tastings: December 2013

The holidays are here, and that means gathering for a dram with family and friends. This month, Mark’s joined by...

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