Pandemic Leaves Whisky Festivals in Critical Condition (Episode 831: August 9, 2020)

This week saw upcoming whisky events in the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia either postponed or cancelled outright as...

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Second Wave of Whisky Events Facing Covid-19 Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie Updated August 7, 2020 – While epidemiologists have warned of a “second wave” of Covid-19 outbreaks in...

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A Whiskey Passion Project & A Story for the Ages (Episode 830: August 2, 2020)

There’s something about whisky that brings out the passion in many people. For David Jennings, his passion for Wild Turkey...

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Betting on Horses and Bourbon Pinhook-Style (Episode 829: July 26, 2020)

Among horse racing enthusiasts, “pinhooking” is the name for investing in a young horse based solely on its pedigree and...

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Scotch Whisky Puts Out the Welcome Mat…Slowly (Episode 828: July 19, 2020)

Tourism has become a major part of the Scotch Whisky industry, with two million people visiting distilleries in both 2018...

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A Bonny Wee Distillery in Edinburgh (Episode 827: July 12, 2020)

Edinburgh’s newest malt whisky distillery opened with a bang – or perhaps, a cough. That’s because the Bonnington Distillery had...

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The Last Drop’s 1970 Glenrothes Single Malts and a Mystery of Whisky

By Mark Gillespie July 6, 2020 – Science has helped us figure out a lot of whisky’s secrets over the...

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Opening Pubs in a Pandemic…or Not (Episode 826: July 5, 2020)

Bars and pubs have reopened in some areas after lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only to be closed...

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Jim Beam’s Fred Noe: Stuck at Home and Planning a Farewell Tour (Episode 825: June 28, 2020)

Fred Noe became Jim Beam’s seventh master distiller in 2007 when his father, the legendary Booker Noe, retired. 13 years...

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Europe’s Whisky Tariffs Reach the “Terrible Twos” for U.S. Distillers

By Mark Gillespie June 22, 2020 – Two years ago today, the European Union’s 25% tariff on imports of Bourbon,...

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