This is one of the biggest weeks for whisky lovers in the United States, with three major whisky festivals in three different cities over a 10-day period. Whisky Magazine’s Whisky Live New York started off the fun this past Wednesday night, and I’ll have the details in this episode, including interviews with experts from Bowmore, Black Bottle, Four Roses, and Old Pulteney. In the news, Scotch whisky exports set a new record, William Grant & Sons plans for a new malt distillery, and Ulf Buxrud has the best spirits book of the year for 2006.

Links:  Whisky Live | Scotch Whisky Association | William Grant & Sons | Innis & Gunn Ale | Ulf Buxrud’s Whisky Site | Bowmore | Black Bottle | Four Roses | Old Pulteney