Charles Maclean at the Craigellachie Hotel bar. Photo ©2014, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.Charles Maclean is arguably one of the most prolific Scotch whisky writers around, and his years of research and writing have given him a unique historical perspective on whisky. He’s working on the latest edition of “Whiskypedia” and shares some of his thoughts with us on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth.

In the news, workers at Jim Beam’s two Kentucky distilleries have gone on strike after rejecting two proposed contract offers this past week. We’ll also have the details on Chivas Brothers’s plans to make Longmorn a luxury single malt, Woodford Reserve’s annual Masters Collection release, and a unique tie between London and Texas that’s led to a new Bourbon.


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