Dewar’s was forced to remove an online video promotion from the Internet this week after a social media-fueled protest campaign over the portrayal of women in its “Meet the Baron” video. Canadian whisky blogger Johanne McInnis was one of the leaders of the protest, and joins us to discuss the controversy in this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. McInnis has filed a complaint against Dewar’s with the Distilled Spirits Council accusing the ad of violating the group’s Code of Responsible Practices, and Frank Coleman of DISCUS will explain just how the code works. In the news, Kentucky distillers are working through a weather-related shortage of barrels, we’ll have the latest on new whiskies, and Ardbeg’s hitting the road with a new three-wheeler.
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