Mark Gillespie

Novikov’s Penicillin

Novikov Restaurant and Bar is a mainstay in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, and this is head bartender Maurizio Graverni’s take on...

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Happy Hour Live with Ashley & Colby Frey, Beth Behrs, and Gareth Howells (Episode 900: September 22, 2021)

Colby and Ashley Frey own and operate Frey Ranch Farmers + Distillers, a true “grain to glass” farm distillery in...

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Pernod Ricard Jumps Into Retail, Acquiring The Whisky Exchange

By Mark Gillespie September 21, 2021 – Like other spirits companies, Pernod Ricard has been nibbling at the edges of...

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Is Now the Golden Age of Bourbon? (Episode 899: September 20, 2021)

Bourbon fermenters are bubbling all over the United States because of unprecedented global demand for “America’s Native Spirit.” September is...

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Happy Hour Live at the American Whiskey Convention (Episode 898: September 15, 2021)

Live broadcasting is sort of like walking a tightrope…most of the time, it works. Then, there are those times when...

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Kentucky Bourbon’s Next Generation Comes of Age (Episode 897: September 13, 2021)

Distillers like to say they’re laying down whiskies for the next generation, but in many cases, it’s their next generation...

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Heaven Hill Workers on Strike

By Mark Gillespie September 11, 2021 – With the biggest weekend of the year in the “Bourbon Capital of the...

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Happy Hour Live with Brent Elliott, Darryl McNally, and Christopher Coates (Episode 896: September 8, 2021)

Four Roses is releasing its 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon this month, and Master Distiller Brent Elliott joined us...

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80 Years of Patience Pays Off for Gordon & MacPhail (Episode 895: September 6, 2021)

On a cold, wintry Scottish day in February of 1940, one of Gordon & MacPhail’s Sherry casks was filled with...

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Happy Hour Live with Steve Beal, David Blackmore, Ewan Morgan, and Owen Martin (Episode 894: September 1, 2021)

Make sure your battery’s charged for this one, since we spent nearly two hours talking the other night with longtime...

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