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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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U.S., European Union Reach Compromise on Aircraft Subsidies Dispute, End of Some Spirits Tariffs

By Mark Gillespie June 15, 2021 – The trade dispute over government subsidies to Airbus and Boeing that spilled over into...

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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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“The Amber Light” Brings Scotch Whisky to the Big Screen (Episode 803: January 26, 2020)

Is making whisky an art or a science? In “The Amber Light,” filmmaker Adam Park makes the argument that Scotch...

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Climate Change’s Impact on Whisky & Farmers (Episode 801: January 12, 2020)

Over the course of this year, we’ll be looking at the many ways climate change could affect whisky makers –...

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The Top Whisky Stories of 2019

By Mark Gillespie December 30, 2019 – The end of a year always brings with it reflections of the events...

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The Godfather of Australian Whisky (Episode 799: December 29, 2019)

There was no Australian Whisky industry to speak of in 1992 when Bill Lark persuaded the government to give him...

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On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 750: January 18, 2019)

This is the first of our two episodes from the 14th annual Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. One...

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Trade Disputes Lead to a “Whisky Summit” in Louisville (Episode 716: July 29, 2018)

Global trade has helped the whisky industry expand massively over the last two decades. With the ongoing trade dispute between...

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Growing a Whisky Business in Glasgow (Episode 708: June 21, 2018)

The Glasgow Distillery Company won’t release its first 1770 Glasgow single malt whisky until later this year, but the four-year-old...

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