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Another New Distillery for Islay (Episode 858: February 14, 2021)

Scotland’s legendary whisky island is getting yet another new distillery. Local officials have approved the plans for the new Elixir...

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Distilling Irish Whiskey History (Episode 853: January 10, 2021)

Irish Whiskey makers once dominated the world with their single pot still whiskies, but the collapse of Ireland’s whiskey industry...

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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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Blind Faith Leads to Blind Bourbon Tastings (Episode 844: November 8, 2020)

Marianne Eaves had a bright career path in her future as the first female master distiller at a Kentucky Bourbon...

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Washington & Whisky (Episode 843: November 1, 2020)

OK, we’re not going talking about politics this week, but whisky has been made in and around Washington, DC for...

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Book Review: Wright Thompson’s “Pappyland”

By Mark Gillespie October 13, 2020 – Let’s face it…mention Pappy Van Winkle to a whiskey lover and you’ll probably...

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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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Laws That Might Make You Want a Drink (Episode 835: September 6, 2020)

Whisky and other alcoholic beverages are some of the most regulated consumer products in the world, and let’s be honest…not...

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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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200 Years, 6 Master Blenders (Episode 832: August 16, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020, and in all that time, there have been only six master...

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