In May of 1988, the Scotch Whisky Experience opened its doors on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, next to Edinburgh Castle. Over the last 30 years, millions of whisky lovers have made the hike to the top of the Royal Mile to learn more about Scotch Whisky – and sample a dram or two. This month kicks off a year-long anniversary celebration, and we’ll talk with Julie Trevisan Hunter of the Scotch Whisky Experience on WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Suntory is disappointing whisky lovers with word that it’ll be dropping the Hakushu 10 and Hibiki 17 whiskies later this year because of supply shortages, while Diageo broke ground this week for a new Bulleit Distillery visitors center in Kentucky. We’ll also have details on the week’s new whiskies and find out how 500 whisky lovers are getting their names on the car Jay Howard is trying to qualify for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Finally, we’ll look at a whisky debate that may send shivers down your spine, depending on how you feel about ice in your dram!
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