Charles Maclean

Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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Scotch Whisky Puts Out the Welcome Mat…Slowly (Episode 828: July 19, 2020)

Tourism has become a major part of the Scotch Whisky industry, with two million people visiting distilleries in both 2018...

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A Bonny Wee Distillery in Edinburgh (Episode 827: July 12, 2020)

Edinburgh’s newest malt whisky distillery opened with a bang – or perhaps, a cough. That’s because the Bonnington Distillery had...

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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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The Past & Future of Whisky

Since so many people are working from home, “self-isolating” or more because of the coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to produce...

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Poking the Bourbon Bear (Episode 766: May 5, 2019)

Let’s face it. When you think of American Whiskey, Bourbon is probably top of mind. After all, Congress declared it...

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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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How Young Can a Whisky Be?

May 6, 2018 – Age statements can tell us how old a whisky is, and in some cases, how young...

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Sip, Sip, Sippin’ On Heaven’s Door… (Episode 695: May 6, 2018)

Bob Dylan is known for many things, but slapping his name onto a product to make a quick buck is...

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Whisky is Too Important to be Taken Seriously (Episode 687: April 1, 2018)

Scotland’s Douglas Laing & Co. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, and for many of those years, the Laing...

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