Whisky lovers around the world celebrated World Whisky Day Saturday. The holiday was created a dozen years ago by whisky writer and consultant Blair Bowman, and we’ll check in with him on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. He’s been involved in several major controversies affecting the Scotch Whisky industry, from protesting the planned Deposit Return Scheme now scheduled to take effect next March to fighting a proposed series of marketing and advertising restrictions for whiskies and other alcoholic beverages. In the news, we’ll have an update on new whiskies released for World Whisky Day, while the owners of Justins’ House of Bourbon have paid $3,000 in fines to settle charges brought by Washington, DC liquor regulators. We’ll also have tasting notes for new whiskies from Jack Daniel’s, Michter’s, and Glenglassaugh.
Links: World Whisky Day | Spirited Careers | Whyte & Mackay | Clermont Steep | Jack Daniel’s | Redbreast | Midleton Very Rare | Royal Salute | Johnnie Walker | Cù Bòcan | GlenDronach | Rabbit Hole | American Distilling Institute | Michter’s | Glenglassaugh