Becky Harris

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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Whisky’s Need for Diversity and Inclusion (Episode 839: October 4, 2020)

Whisky is a universal drink, a pleasure that can be shared by all regardless of gender, color, national origin, disability,...

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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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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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Impact of Tariffs Dampens U.S. Whiskey & Spirits Industry in 2018

February 12, 2019 – There’s some good news, and some bad news. That phrase usually makes one’s stomach churn, and...

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Virginia: A Place for Whiskey Lovers (Episode 722: September 2, 2018)

Virginia’s distilling history dates back to at least 1620, and while many whiskey lovers know about George Washington’s Distillery at...

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