Mark Gillespie

The World’s Hottest Whisky? (Episode 655: August 20, 2017)

Since our first visit to Taiwan’s King Car Distillery in 2011, its Kavalan single malts have arguably become some of...

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Waiting for the Eclipse? No Problem for Whiskey Distillers at “Ground Zero” in Kentucky

August 19, 2017 – Whiskey can take years to mature, so one of the virtues a good distiller needs is...

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Chivas Brothers, Whisky Workers Toast New Kilmalid Contract

August 19, 2017 – Chivas Brothers and the union representing workers at its main Kilmalid blending and bottling plant in...

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Distilling Returns to the Birthplace of Scotch Whisky (Episode 654: August 13, 2017)

Lindores Abbey has a unique place in Scottish history. In 1494, the abbey’s Friar John Cor was responsible for the...

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Talks Resume Tuesday in Scotch Whisky Labor Dispute

Updated August 15, 2017 – Negotiators for Chivas Brothers and its largest labor union will resume contract talks today after...

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Celebrating the World’s Whiskies in Dublin (Episode 653: August 6, 2017)

Whiskies are celebrated at festivals all over the world these days, but there’s no place quite like Ireland when it...

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Anchor Distilling Splits From Brewery After Sapporo Deal

August 3, 2017 – While craft beer lovers may be lamenting the sale of San Francisco’s Anchor Steam beer to...

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Douglas Laing To Build Glasgow Distillery

July 31, 2017 – Douglas Laing & Co. will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018, and the family-owned Scotch Whisky...

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All in the Whiskey Family (Episode 652: July 30, 2017)

The Likarish family opened Ironroot Republic Distillery in Denison, Texas in 2013. Brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish handle the distilling,...

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Tales of a Retired Whisky Maker (Episode 651: July 23, 2017)

Jim Boyko’s career took him from the old Seagram’s distillery in Waterloo, Ontario to the Canadian prairie in Gimli, Manitoba,...

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