Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

Read More

Asia’s Whisky Capital (Episode 856: January 31, 2021)

Hong Kong has become a key center for the world’s whisky makers, and we had more evidence of that this...

Read More

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Postponed Until November

By Mark Gillespie January 29, 2021 – Just weeks before Scotland’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival was to unveil its...

Read More

US Spirits Industry Makes Gains in 2020 Despite Covid, Tariffs

By Mark Gillespie January 28, 2021 – 2020 was not a good year by virtually all measurements, but the U.S. distilled...

Read More

A Fèis-Less Islay Again in 2021 (Episode 855: January 25, 2021)

For the second straight year, Islay’s biggest party of the year has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis...

Read More

2021 Islay Festival Cancelled on Covid-19 Concerns

By Mark Gillespie Updated January 28, 2020 – With Scotland in the middle of another lockdown because of increases in...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More