David Blackmore spends most of his year on the road as the brand ambassador for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, and was in Taipei for Ardbeg Day 2014 in what he describes as one of his most interesting road trips yet. He’ll share stories from the road with us on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth during a brief break from his travels.

In the news, we have word on new whiskies from Maker’s Mark, Crown Royal, GlenDronach, and Kilchoman. Diageo wins a legal battle with Tennessee regulators, and a sad story from Oklahoma is proof that craft distilling isn’t without its risks. This week’s tasting notes have a Hollywood feel, as we’ll look at a couple of whiskies with famous names…if not whisky pedigrees.

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