Blade & Bow

Whisky and White Oak: A Match Made in Heaven (Episode 834: August 30, 2020)

There are hundreds, if not thousands of species of trees around the world. Why is White Oak – whether from...

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Good Friends and a Dram of Whisky (Episode 763: April 14, 2019)

Lew Bryson and Martin Duffy take their whisky seriously…but not much else! When they joined us at the recent American...

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Taking Time Out of the Whisky Bottle (Episode 688: April 8, 2018)

Whisky makers have tried for decades to come up with ways of making young whiskies taste like older ones, but...

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Whisky: It Starts with the Grain (Episode 638: April 23, 2017)

The end of April has grain farmers in North America and Europe poised to get into the fields and start...

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Episode 537: May 30, 2015

Irish Whiskey once dominated the world, but several factors combined to nearly wipe the country’s distillers out over time. While...

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Diageo Offers More Details on Orphan Barrel Bourbons

November 27, 2013 – After last week’s disclosure by Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes that the drinks giant is preparing to...

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Episode 453: November 23, 2013

Gavin Hewitt is stepping down next month after ten years as the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, balancing...

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Diageo’s Menezes: No Need To Buy Beam, New Bourbons Coming

November 20, 2013 – Analysts have been predicting ever since Beam Inc. became a standalone spirits company that Diageo would...

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