Mark Gillespie

Maker’s Mark: Bucking Trends for 60 Years (Episode 776: July 14, 2019)

60 years ago, Bill and Marge Samuels dipped the first bottles of Maker’s Mark Bourbon in Loretto, Kentucky. They left...

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Virginia Distillery Faces SWA Lawsuit Over “Virginia-Highland” Whisky

July 9, 2019 – When is a “Highland” whisky not a “Highland” whisky? That’s the crux of a federal lawsuit...

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Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Leaves Behind Environmental Impact

July 8, 2019 – Investigators are now looking through the rubble of a rickhouse at Beam Suntory’s Old Crow warehousing...

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Whiskey’s High Wire Act (Episode 775: July 7, 2019)

The husband and wife team of Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall opened High Wire Distilling six years ago in Charleston,...

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Jim Beam Bourbon Warehouse Still Burning in Kentucky

July 5, 2019 – The fire that destroyed a Jim Beam Bourbon maturation warehouse is still burning, nearly three days...

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TTB Moves Forward with Proposed Deregulation of Whisky Bottle Sizes

July 3, 2019 – In a move certain to set off fireworks within the distilled spirits industry, the U.S. Treasury...

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Fire Strikes Jim Beam Bourbon Warehouses in Kentucky

July 3, 2019 – First responders are on the scene of a massive fire involving two Bourbon maturation warehouses at...

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U.S. Threatens New Tariffs On Scotch, Irish Whiskies in Aviation Trade Dispute

July 2, 2019 – When the European Union imposed punitive tariffs on Bourbon and other American-made whiskies a year ago...

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Ten Years with Wyoming Whiskey (Episode 774: June 30, 2019)

Wyoming Whiskey is celebrating an anniversary this week. Ten years ago on July 4, 2009, they ran the still for...

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New Distillery, Familiar Faces (Episode 733: June 23, 2019)

If you’re starting a new distillery from scratch, it helps to find some veteran whisky makers to join you on...

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