Mark Gillespie

U.S. Whisky Festival Scene Shaken Up By “Whisky Live” Divorce

December 10, 2019 – A split between longtime partners is shaking up the 2019 calendar for whisky festivals in the...

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Irish Whiskey’s Ups and Downs in 2018 (Episode 744: December 9, 2018)

Irish Whiskey continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the whisky business around the world, but the distilleries...

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Rutledge Distillery Construction Likely To Begin In 2019

December 7, 2018 – After three years of starts and stops because of funding and health issues, construction of the J.W....

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TTB Seeking Public Input On Proposed Update to Alcohol Regulations

December 6, 2018 – CFR Title 27, Part 5. Unless you’re in the alcoholic beverage industry, you’ve probably never heard –...

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WhiskyFest Hits New York City (Episode 743: December 6, 2018)

Whisky Advocate’s annual WhiskyFest took over the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square Tuesday night, and we’ll have...

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Whiskey & Music with Three Chord Bourbon’s Neil Giraldo (Episode 742: December 2, 2018)

Neil Giraldo is one of music’s “hit makers.” As a musician and producer, he’s worked with some of rock music’s...

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An Evening for HIAS With the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

When the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends invited us to come to their city and lead a benefit tasting in honor of...

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New Whisky Auction World Record Set at Christie’s in London

November 29, 2018 – Move over, Valerio Adami. Step back, Sir Peter Blake. Make way for Michael Dillon! The Irish...

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The Power(s) of Irish Whiskey Lore (Episode 741: November 25, 2018)

Ireland’s Power family dominated the Irish Whiskey industry almost from the day innkeeper James Power started making whiskey behind his...

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Pour Me a Spot of Whiskey, Please! (Episode 740: November 18, 2018)

Back on the road again, and this episode comes from the New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick! We’ll...

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