Mark Gillespie

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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Heaven Hill Unveils 2017 Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon

July 19, 2017 – Wth Parker Beam’s passing in January of complications from ALS, this year’s release of Heaven Hill’s...

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Stock Spirits Takes Stake in Quintessential’s Irish Whiskey Business

July 17, 2017 – Quintessential Brands has sold a 25 percent stake in its Irish Whiskey subsidiary to Stock Spirits,...

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I Spy a Bourbon (Episode 650: July 16, 2017)

We’ve seen whisky and movie tie-ins before, but Old Forester’s new Statesman Bourbon is a bit different. It’s featured in...

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Möet Hennessy Enters American Whiskey with Woodinville Acquisition

July 12, 2017 – Another major spirits company has entered the American artisan distilling market, as Möet Hennessy has acquired...

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