Mark Gillespie

Brays Released From Idaho Jail, Trial Set for July

March 31, 2020 – Secret Spirits founders Jonathan and Cindy Bray are back home in Alberta after being released from...

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Exploring Whisky Through Science (Episode 812: March 29, 2020)

There’s still a lot left to discover about whisky, even though the “water of life” has been around for centuries....

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Coronavirus Hits the Whisky Industry (Episode 811: March 22, 2020)

The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic took full hold on the whisky industry this week, as governments not only shut down...

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Distillers Hoping to be Part of Coronavirus Solution While Fighting to Stay in Business

By Mark Gillespie March 19, 2020 – Chris Montana wrote an email Tuesday night to his team at Du Nord...

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The Past & Future of Whisky

Since so many people are working from home, “self-isolating” or more because of the coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to produce...

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Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Islay’s Fèis Ìle

By Mark Gillespie March 18, 2020 – For more than two decades, whisky lovers have flocked to Scotland’s Isle of...

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Spirit of Speyside & Campbeltown Whisky Festivals Cancelled

By Mark Gillespie March 17, 2020 – Scotland’s largest whisky festival is the latest to fall by the wayside in...

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Scottish Distillery Tours Added to Coronavirus Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie March 16, 2020 – With Scottish officials issuing new guidance on the coronavirus crisis recommending that large...

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Irish Whiskey’s Modern-Day Maverick (Episode 810: March 15, 2020)

Louise McGuane wants to revive a key part of Irish Whiskey’s past, but she keeps wrestling with its present-day form...

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“Last Orders” for Ireland’s Pubs Tonight to Limit Coronavirus Spread

By Mark Gillespie March 15, 2020 – Pubs are a way of life in Ireland, but the COVID-19 novel coronavirus...

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