Mark Gillespie

Nearest and Jack Team Up Again with $5 Million Whiskey Diversity Initiative

By Mark Gillespie June 11, 2020 – In the years before the Civil War, Nathan “Nearest” Green taught a young...

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Kentucky Bourbon Festival Moving to October for 2020

By Mark Gillespie June 9, 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic has forced postponements and cancellations of whisky festivals around the...

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Malting Barley for Future Generations of Whisky Lovers (Episode 822: June 7, 2020)

This week, we’ll wrap up our two-part tour of Gladfield Malt in New Zealand, where Gabi and Doug Mitchell have...

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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Opening the Distillery Doors Slowly (Episode 820: May 24, 2020)

As governments start to relax lockdown restrictions in the fight against the Covid-19 virus, some distilleries are slowly starting to...

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Pandemic to Keep Glenfarclas Visitors Centre Closed For 2020

By Mark Gillespie May 20, 2020 – While distilleries around Scotland have kept their visitors centers closed for the last...

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Whisky Bars in a Post-Pandemic World (Episode 819: May 17, 2020)

As parts of the world begin to reopen following lockdowns to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, bars are...

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Creating a Sustainable Future for Whisky (Episode 818: May 10, 2020)

While world leaders have rightly been focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, the issue of climate change has its own long-term...

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WhistlePig’s Great Beer Rescue of 2020 (Episode 817: May 3, 2020)

Whisky is what beer dreams of being when it grows up, but the Covid-19 pandemic has left craft brewers with...

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Covid-19 Pandemic Threatens U.S. Craft Distilling Industry

April 30, 2020 – While “stay-at-home” recommendations and many other limits on businesses are ending in many U.S. states over...

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