Mark Gillespie

Unique Whisky…From An Even More Unique Distillery (Episode 837: September 20, 2020)

Every distillery is unique, but there’s one in Australia that could redefine your concept of “unique.” Belgrove Distillery is on...

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Yeast’s Impact on Whisky (Episode 836: September 13, 2020)

Yeast is one of the three main ingredients in whisky, along with grain and water. While we understand what grain...

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Laws That Might Make You Want a Drink (Episode 835: September 6, 2020)

Whisky and other alcoholic beverages are some of the most regulated consumer products in the world, and let’s be honest…not...

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Jeff Arnett Steps Down As Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller

September 3, 2020 – Jeff Arnett is stepping down as Master Distiller for Jack Daniel’s, one of the world’s top-selling...

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Whisky and White Oak: A Match Made in Heaven (Episode 834: August 30, 2020)

There are hundreds, if not thousands of species of trees around the world. Why is White Oak – whether from...

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Ireland’s Slane Distillery Coming of Age (Episode 833: August 23, 2020)

It’s been almost three years since Brown-Forman and the Conyngham family fired up the stills at Slane Distillery on the...

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200 Years, 6 Master Blenders (Episode 832: August 16, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020, and in all that time, there have been only six master...

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Aberfeldy’s Herbed Honey Smash

August 12, 2020 – Aberfeldy provided this cocktail recipe to celebrate National Honey Bee Day on August 15, and suggests that...

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Pandemic Leaves Whisky Festivals in Critical Condition (Episode 831: August 9, 2020)

This week saw upcoming whisky events in the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia either postponed or cancelled outright as...

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Second Wave of Whisky Events Facing Covid-19 Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie Updated August 7, 2020 – While epidemiologists have warned of a “second wave” of Covid-19 outbreaks in...

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