Whisky and other alcoholic beverages are some of the most regulated consumer products in the world, and let’s be honest…not all of those laws and regulations make a lot of sense. In fact, some of them might make you want to pour yourself a dram. Jarrett Dieterle of the R Street Institute in Washington, DC has compiled some of the finest examples of legislative legerdemain and matched them up with cocktail recipes in his new book, “Give Me Liberty, and Give Me a Drink!” He’ll join us to explain just how we got to this point on WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett is stepping down for a new – but so far undisclosed job, while distillery managers on Islay are shuffling jobs without having to leave the island. We’ll have details on how the Covid-19 pandemic and tariffs are affecting sales for Chivas Brothers, and distillers in Kentucky are putting their money behind their pledge to improve diversity in the industry.
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