There are a lot of issues facing the world of whisky and spirits these days, and we’ll discuss many of them on this week’s WhiskyCast. During the recent New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Canada, WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie moderated a panel discussion with Glenfiddich’s Ian Millar, Dr. Kirstie McCallum of Burn Stewart Distillers, Angostura Rum master distiller John Georges, and The Glenlivet’s Alan Winchester. We discussed topics ranging from declining whisky sales to the impact of the thaw in diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba and more, and you’ll hear the entire discussion on WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, the European Court of Justice rules against – and for – minimum unit pricing on alcohol sales in Scotland and kicks the debate back to Edinburgh, and we’ll have a story of how distillers in Scotland teamed up to help an ailing colleague realize his dream.

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