Whisky lovers tend to be passionate about other things as well. For Mark Dermul of Belgium, it’s whisky and “Star Wars”. Mark and his friends celebrated the 35th anniversary of the premiere of “Star Wars” last month by restoring one of the movie’s location sets in the Tunisian desert…then restoring themselves with a couple of bottles of single malt Scotch. He’ll tell us why they picked this mission…and which whiskies they celebrated with. In the news, results from Australia’s Malt Whisky Tasting Championship and the Compass Box 24 Hours of Le Whisky.

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