Alberta

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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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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Heaven Hill Celebrates 85 Years of Whiskey (Episode 849: December 13, 2020)

85 years ago today, the five Shapira brothers and their partners opened Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Shapira...

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Ireland’s Slane Distillery Coming of Age (Episode 833: August 23, 2020)

It’s been almost three years since Brown-Forman and the Conyngham family fired up the stills at Slane Distillery on the...

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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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Rising From the Ashes: Du Nord and Minneapolis (Episode 824: June 21, 2020)

It would have been easy for Chris and Shanelle Montana to close Du Nord Craft Spirits after arsonists set fire...

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WhistlePig’s Great Beer Rescue of 2020 (Episode 817: May 3, 2020)

Whisky is what beer dreams of being when it grows up, but the Covid-19 pandemic has left craft brewers with...

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The Whisky World Copes With Covid-19’s Impact (Episode 816: April 26, 2020)

With tens of thousands of bar and restaurant workers around the world laid off because of mandatory bar and restaurant...

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A Spanish Cooper Answers the Demand for Sherry Casks (Episode 813: April 5, 2020)

Spain’s tonelerias supply the Sherry-seasoned casks that help give some whiskies their unique character, but those casks are increasingly in...

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Brays Released From Idaho Jail, Trial Set for July

March 31, 2020 – Secret Spirits founders Jonathan and Cindy Bray are back home in Alberta after being released from...

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