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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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Irish Whiskey’s Modern-Day Maverick (Episode 810: March 15, 2020)

Louise McGuane wants to revive a key part of Irish Whiskey’s past, but she keeps wrestling with its present-day form...

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To Whisky…And Beyond! (Episode 737: November 1, 2018)

This time around, we’re blasting off with the crew of the USS Starward! OK, we’re talking with David Vitale, the...

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UK Whisky Taxes Frozen For Second Consecutive Year

October 29, 2018 – While announcing billions of pounds in new government spending, Great Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer gave...

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Legends & Luxury in the Whisky World (Episode 736: October 28, 2018)

Many whisky lovers consider the “water of life” to be a regular part of their lives, but there’s no arguing...

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Her Whisky Love Becomes a Career (Episode 728: September 27, 2018)

In 2016, Holly Seidewand started a journey that would change her life by traveling to Scotland to learn more about...

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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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Brexit Vote Means Uncertainty for Scotch Whisky Industry

June 24, 2016 – Thursday’s stunning victory for supporters of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union means the...

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Episode 581: March 19, 2016

After two years of victories for Pacific Rim whiskies, a single malt Scotch is back on top of the World...

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Episode 575: February 6, 2016

One of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest whisky festivals is coming up later this month, and DramFest 2016 caps off a...

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