Call it beginner’s luck if you want, but Peter Hunt’s first batch of single malt spirit received rave reviews at the recent Victoria Whisky Festival…even though it was only two months old. Peter’s the distiller at Victoria Spirits, a converted British Columbia winery now producing highly-regarded gin and as we’ll learn in this episode, plans to produce a 100% British Columbia single malt whisky. In the news, the first interview with Al Fastier of the Antarctic Heritage Trust on the successful recovery of not just two cases of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 100-year-old whisky, but a third case of whisky and two cases of brandy! Also, Edrington and Berry Brothers swap whisky assets…and reports of a new Ardbeg expression!

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