2021 Islay Festival Cancelled on Covid-19 Concerns

By Mark Gillespie January 22, 2020 – With Scotland in the middle of another lockdown because of increases in Covid-19...

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A Bright Future for The GlenAllachie (Episode 854: January 17, 2021)

It’s been a little more than three years since Billy Walker and his partners acquired Scotland’s GlenAllachie Distillery from Chivas...

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Virginia’s Filibuster Distillery, Founder Indicted for Environmental Violations

Updated January 18, 2021 – A Virginia craft distillery and its founder have been indicted in the state’s first-ever criminal...

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Distilling Irish Whiskey History (Episode 853: January 10, 2021)

Irish Whiskey makers once dominated the world with their single pot still whiskies, but the collapse of Ireland’s whiskey industry...

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New Year, More WhiskyCast! (Episode 852: January 3, 2021)

Welcome to a new year, fans of the Water of Life! That’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this...

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Distillers Win On New Year’s Eve as FDA Drops Hand Sanitizer “User Fee”

By Mark Gillespie – January 1, 2021 – One of the frequent comments seen on social media after the U.S....

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Hand Sanitizer Production Could Cost U.S. Whiskey Distillers

By Mark Gillespie December 31, 2020 –  In March, Sagamore Spirit Distillery president Brian Treacy took a call from the...

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U.S. To Allow 700ml Whisky Bottles For First Time

December 28, 2020 – Years of frustration from America’s whisky lovers may be near an end, as the federal government...

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Ending 2020 On a High Note (Episode 851: December 27, 2020)

2020 will not be remembered well by many people, but there have been a few bright spots for whisky lovers....

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Craft Distillers Win Permanent Break in Federal Excise Taxes

Updated December 28, 2020 – Christmas came a few days early for members of the U.S. craft distilling movement. Last...

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