Mark Gillespie

An Anniversary Celebration…One Year Late (Episode 866: April 12, 2021)

Bourbons Bistro had everything ready to go for its 15th anniversary dinner in April…of 2020. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic...

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A Sustainable Future for Whisky Distilling (Episode 865: April 5, 2021)

Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to...

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Live Whisky Events Are Returning…Are We Ready? (Episode 864: March 28, 2021)

Virtually every major whisky event worldwide in the past year has been cancelled, postponed, or gone virtual because of the...

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Is Whisky Art or Science? Roe & Co.’s Lora Hemy Says “Yes.” (Episode 863: March 21, 2021)

Distilling is one of the oldest chemical processes we know of, and many people have made great whiskies without formal...

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A More Inclusive Whisky World? Not Quite Yet… (Episode 862: March 14, 2021)

Women make up a growing percentage of whisky industry leaders, from distillers and blenders to spirits company executives. However, a...

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New Zealand’s Whisky Boom (Episode 861: March 7, 2021)

It’s been a year since we took WhiskyCast to New Zealand for the first time to do the show from...

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“Star Trek” Economics & Whisky Prices in a Post-Tariff World

Commentary by Mark Gillespie March 6, 2021 – After the United States reached tentative truces with Great Britain and the...

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U.S. Suspends Single Malt Whisky Tariffs During Talks with Great Britain & Europe

By Mark Gillespie Updated March 5, 2021 – In a surprise early-morning move Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a four-month...

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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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Conor McGregor’s Future with Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in Question

By Mark Gillespie March 1, 2021 – A little-noticed line in the annual financial statement for Mexican drinks conglomerate Becle...

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