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A Fèis-Less Islay Again in 2021 (Episode 855: January 25, 2021)

For the second straight year, Islay’s biggest party of the year has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis...

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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Distillers on the Hill (Episode 778: July 28, 2019)

It takes a lot to drag distillers away from their stills, but when the stakes are as high as the...

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Whisky’s Man in the Middle (Episode 777: July 21, 2019)

Raj Sabharwal doesn’t make whiskies, but his role is critical in making sure you get to drink them. He’s one...

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Dingle Whiskey: Oliver’s Dream Realized (Episode 768: May 19, 2019)

Oliver Hughes and his partners in Ireland’s Porterhouse Group opened Dingle Distillery in late 2012, just as the Irish craft...

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About to Buy a Rare Whisky? It Could Be a Fake! (Episode 747: December 30, 2018)

2018 may go down in whisky history as the “Year of the Collector” as whisky collecting became popular not only...

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The First American Single Malt Whiskey? (Episode 705: June 10, 2018)

Historians aren’t sure who distilled the first Scotch-style single malt whiskey in the United States, but Oregon’s Clear Creek Distillery...

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Introducing The Pope to Pappy (Episode 691: April 22, 2018)

The Bible says “The Lord works in mysterious ways.” As proof, we have the story this week of Father Jim...

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Preparing for Whisky’s Next Generation (Episode 682: February 25, 2018)

Distillers like to say they’re not making whisky for themselves, but laying it down for future generations. Part of that...

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Wick’s Whisky Wizard: Pulteney’s Malcolm Waring (Episode 669: November 26, 2017)

Pulteney Distillery manager Malcolm Waring wasn’t born in Wick, Scotland, but there’s no place he’d rather be … three decades...

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