Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to bottle. Now, more distillers are looking ahead for a different reason…to make sure their distilleries have a minimal impact on the environment. Scotland’s Nc’Nean Distillery was named “Sustainable Distillery of the Year” in Whisky Magazine’s 2021 Icons of Whisky Awards, and we’ll talk with Nc’Nean founder Annabel Thomas on WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Scotland’s government is slowly relaxing strict public health restrictions, and that’s allowing distillery shops to start opening again. We’ll also have details on a groundbreaking new Bourbon, the latest innovation from Bruichladdich, the retirement of a longtime whisky blender, and the celebration of a 60-year-long (and counting) career for Glen Grant’s Dennis Malcolm.
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