It’s time to announce the winners of the 2008 Malt Maniacs Awards, and Serge Valentin will join us with this year’s selections from his home in France! In the news, the U.K. flip-flops on a whisky tax increase, we’ll take a look at the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of Prohibition on December 5th, Auchentoshan releases a second cask of 50-year-old single malt, and Glenlivet celebrates Founder’s Day this weekend.

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