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Yeast’s Impact on Whisky (Episode 836: September 13, 2020)

Yeast is one of the three main ingredients in whisky, along with grain and water. While we understand what grain...

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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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Distillers Turn Up Heat on Congress As Tax Deadline Gets Closer

By Mark Gillespie December 12, 2019 – Remember that New Year’s Eve deadline for extending the break America’s small-scale distillers...

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Support Grows For Extending Distillers’ Tax Break, But Still No Action

November 5, 2019 – There isn’t much that politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington agree on these...

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Terroir in Whisky: Terrific Concept or Terrible Myth? (Episode 791: November 3, 2019)

Want to start an argument among whisky lovers? Just ask whether there’s “terroir” in whisky. Terroir is the French term...

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Clock Is Ticking on Tax Break for U.S. Craft Distillers

November 1, 2019 – There’s a countdown clock on the home page of the American Craft Spirits Association web site...

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Major Changes At Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and Heaven Hill

September 18, 2018 – Just days after the end of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, an earthquake of sorts has hit...

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Bringing Distilling Back to Lexington’s Distillery District (Episode 714: July 15, 2018)

The James E. Pepper Distillery dominated the western edge of downtown Lexington, Kentucky for decades until it closed in 1958,...

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Waiting for Waterford’s Whiskey (Episode 685: March 18, 2018)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and while we cover Irish Whiskey all year-round, it’s worth paying special attention to the...

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Malting Barley the Old School Way (Episode 641: May 14, 2017)

Most Scotch Whisky distilleries source their malted barley from large commercial maltsters today, but a handful of distilleries still maintain...

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