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Episode 445: September 29, 2013

John Hall signs a bottle of Forty Creek Heart of Gold Canadian Whisky at the distillery on September 28, 2013. Image © 2013 by Mark Gillespie. This week’s WhiskyCast comes from Forty Creek Distillery’s annual Whisky Weekend in Grimsby, Ontario. Forty Creek’s John Hall makes his whisky differently from any other distiller, and we’ll deconstruct Forty Creek Barrel Select on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth during a Whisky Weekend tasting session with John, Davin de Kergommeaux, and Johanne McInnis. In the news, a WhiskyCast exclusive — Diageo’s supply of whiskey for Bulleit Bourbon from Four Roses will be cut off next spring, and that could force Diageo to make a decision on the future of the long-closed Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville.

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