Michael Owen (L) and WhiskyCast's Mark Gillespie following an interview at Speyside Distillery May 4, 2015. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.This episode wraps up our special coverage of the Spirit of Speyside Festival in Scotland, and we’ll hear from soccer star Michael Owen. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is working with Speyside Distillery as a global ambassador for its Spey single malts, and surprised visitors touring the distillery last Monday. He’ll tell us why his whisky is better than David Beckham’s Haig Club, too! We’ll also look at another pairing — this one matching whisky with bacon rolls, and George Grant of Glenfarclas let festival visitors pick the distillery’s next Family Cask release. In the news, two of the Kentucky Bourbon theft defendants have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with prosecutors, Maker’s Mark has won a court battle in Florida, and we’ll have a roundup of new whiskies from all over the world.

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