Mark Gillespie

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Maker’s Mark Cuts Its Proof

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For the first time since Bill Samuels Sr. introduced Maker’s Mark Bourbon more than 50 years ago, the whisky is...

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Parker Beam’s 50th Anniversary

Parker Beam celebrated his 50th anniversary in the whiskey business at a celebration on October 23, 2009 at Heaven Hill’s...

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A. Smith Bowman’s Truman Cox Passes Away

Truman Cox, the master distiller at Sazerac’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, February 9,...

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Episode 411: February 9, 2013

It’s been a big week for Barry Crockett. Midleton Distillery’s Master Distiller was named this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner...

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Maker’s Mark to Cut ABV Strength to 42%

In what may well be the first major change to its flagship bourbon since Bill Samuels Sr. perfected his recipe...

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U.S. Spirits Sales Rise During 2012

Spirits sales in the United States rose by 3% in volume during 2012, according to data released by the Distilled...

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Midleton’s Barry Crockett Retiring After 47 Years

Midleton Distillery Master Distiller Barry Crockett has announced his plans to retire in March after 47 years. The announcement came...

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Glenfarclas Releases Millennium Cask

Glenfarclas has released a special “Last of the Millennium” bottling exclusively for visitors to the distillery in Speyside. The cask...

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Diageo Invests in Archive Expansion

Diageo plans to invest approximately $2.4 million to expand its company archives at the company’s facilities in Menstrie, Clackmannshire, Scotland....

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Episode 410: February 2, 2013

It’s hard to keep things quiet in the close-knit Scotch Whisky industry, but that’s exactly what the owners of the...

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