Mark Gillespie

What’s in a Name? In Whisky, Sometimes a Lawsuit

November 18, 2019 – Joseph A. Magnus & Co. started selling its whiskies in Washington, DC in 2015. Highland Park...

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A Throwback to the Early Days of Scotch Whisky (Episode 793: November 17, 2019)

Scotch whisky history was built on the backs of farmers who worked their fields three seasons of the year and...

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India’s Single Malt Whisky Pioneers…15 Years Later! (Episode 792: November 10, 2019)

15 years ago, two Indian entrepreneurs took a few bottles of their single malt whisky to Glasgow, just to see...

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Support Grows For Extending Distillers’ Tax Break, But Still No Action

November 5, 2019 – There isn’t much that politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington agree on these...

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Terroir in Whisky: Terrific Concept or Terrible Myth? (Episode 791: November 3, 2019)

Want to start an argument among whisky lovers? Just ask whether there’s “terroir” in whisky. Terroir is the French term...

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Clock Is Ticking on Tax Break for U.S. Craft Distillers

November 1, 2019 – There’s a countdown clock on the home page of the American Craft Spirits Association web site...

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Kentucky Bourbon Production Sets New Records

October 30, 2019 – Kentucky’s Bourbon distillers are running their stills at full steam to catch up with current –...

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Irish Whiskey…With an Oregon Accent! (Episode 790: October 27, 2019)

Alex Chasko isn’t your typical Irish Whiskey master distiller and blender. For one, he isn’t Irish. He grew up in...

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Record Falls at Sotheby’s “Ultimate Whisky Collection” Auction

October 25, 2019 – The record price for a single bottle of whisky sold at auction fell like autumn leaves...

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Tariffs Leading to U.S. Whisky Price Increases (Episode 789: October 20, 2019)

There’s a lot of uncertainty for U.S. whisky lovers after the Trump Administration’s new 25% tariff on imports of single...

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