Campbeltown Malts Festival

Barley: Not Just a “Commodity” for Distillers (Episode 868: April 26, 2021)

In our last episode, we looked at how different types of Rye produce different flavors in whisky. While that’s relatively...

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Coronavirus Hits the Whisky Industry (Episode 811: March 22, 2020)

The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic took full hold on the whisky industry this week, as governments not only shut down...

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Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Islay’s Fèis Ìle

By Mark Gillespie March 18, 2020 – For more than two decades, whisky lovers have flocked to Scotland’s Isle of...

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Spirit of Speyside & Campbeltown Whisky Festivals Cancelled

By Mark Gillespie March 17, 2020 – Scotland’s largest whisky festival is the latest to fall by the wayside in...

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New Distillery, Familiar Faces (Episode 733: June 23, 2019)

If you’re starting a new distillery from scratch, it helps to find some veteran whisky makers to join you on...

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Port Charlotte and Islay’s “Middle Child Syndrome” (Episode 701: May 27, 2018)

Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte single malt lies in between the distillery’s namesake unpeated whiskies and its Octomore heavily peated malts, and...

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