Mark Gillespie

Whisky Lessons from a Century Ago (Episode 916: January 16, 2022)

A century ago, Masataka Taketsuru was using the lessons he learned during his time in Scotland to build Japan’s emerging...

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Dewar’s Japanese Smooth Highball

January 13, 2022 – Our friends (and sponsors) at Dewar’s shared this recipe for a traditional mizuwari-style highball featuring their...

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Uncovering Evidence of Scotland’s Whisky History (Episode 915: January 10, 2022)

The excisemen of Scotland’s past never found all of the illegal whisky stills being used around the country, and traces...

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10 Years of Brooklyn-Style Rye (Episode 914: January 2, 2022)

We’ll start the New Year off with an anniversary…the 1oth anniversary for the New York Distilling Co. in Brooklyn’s North...

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Nick Savage: Action Hero or Whisky Maker? (Episode 913: December 27, 2021)

OK, the headline is a tease…of course Dr. Nick Savage is a whisky maker. In fact, he’s been the master...

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Texas Whisky, Texas Music: Balcones and ZZ Top Join Forces (Episode 912: December 19, 2021)

There are plenty of collaborations between whisky makers and the entertainment world, from singers and bands to actors who want...

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Bourbon Auction for Kentucky Tornado Victims Reaches $1 Million in Bids

By Mark Gillespie December 18, 2021 – The recovery from last weekend’s devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky and four other...

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Ian Buxton: “Craft Whisky is like P*rnography” (Episode 911: December 13, 2021)

Ian Buxton is back with another edition in his popular “101 Whiskies” series, “101 Craft and World Whiskies to Try...

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A Million Miles From Laphroaig to Lochlea (Episode 910: December 6, 2021)

John Campbell shocked the Scotch Whisky world a couple of months ago when he disclosed his plans to leave Islay’s...

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Putting the Bardstown in Bourbon (Episode 909: November 28, 2021)

Bourbon is booming, and perhaps no distiller is riding the waves of the Bourbon boom more aggressively than Bardstown Bourbon...

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