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Betts Departing as Scotch Whisky Association CEO

By Mark Gillespie July 12, 2021 – After four years on the job, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive Karen Betts...

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Whisky Bars in a Post-Pandemic World (Episode 819: May 17, 2020)

As parts of the world begin to reopen following lockdowns to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, bars are...

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Exploring Whisky Through Science (Episode 812: March 29, 2020)

There’s still a lot left to discover about whisky, even though the “water of life” has been around for centuries....

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The Great Islay Swim (Episode 711: July 1, 2018)

The rough, cold waters off Scotland’s Isle of Islay are a challenge for even the best sailors, and one might...

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Making Whisky with Passion in Denmark (Episode 640: May 7, 2017)

Denmark is known for its beers and aquavit, but is starting to develop a reputation for whiskies as well with...

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Celebrating the Spirit of Speyside (Episode 635: April 2, 2017)

There will be music, food, and of course, plenty of whisky on hand during the Spirit of Speyside Festival coming...

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Ardbeg’s Native Ileach Mickey Heads (Episode 631: March 5, 2017)

Mickey Heads grew up about three miles from Islay’s Ardbeg Distillery, but the third-generation whisky maker never thought he’d wind...

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Scotch Whisky Association Names New CEO

March 2, 2017 – The Scotch Whisky Association has once again turned to Her Majesty’s diplomatic corps for a leader,...

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Trump’s Scotch Whisky Goes on the Auction Block

January 6, 2017 – One week before Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the...

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Episode 596: July 3, 2016

Single malt whiskies have been sold in the US for decades, but technically, there’s no official definition for “single malt”...

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