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Rye is Rye, Right? Not So Fast… (Episode 867: April 19, 2021)

Whisky lovers can probably name at least a few varieties of barley commonly used to make single malts, but rye?...

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Pandemic Leads to 66% Decline in 2020 Kentucky Bourbon Trail Visits

By Mark Gillespie February 16, 2021 – Virtually everything whiskey-related has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the lone...

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Another New Distillery for Islay (Episode 858: February 14, 2021)

Scotland’s legendary whisky island is getting yet another new distillery. Local officials have approved the plans for the new Elixir...

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Asia’s Whisky Capital (Episode 856: January 31, 2021)

Hong Kong has become a key center for the world’s whisky makers, and we had more evidence of that this...

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Postponed Until November

By Mark Gillespie January 29, 2021 – Just weeks before Scotland’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival was to unveil its...

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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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2021 Islay Festival Cancelled on Covid-19 Concerns

By Mark Gillespie Updated January 28, 2020 – With Scotland in the middle of another lockdown because of increases in...

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A Bright Future for The GlenAllachie (Episode 854: January 17, 2021)

It’s been a little more than three years since Billy Walker and his partners acquired Scotland’s GlenAllachie Distillery from Chivas...

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Distilling Irish Whiskey History (Episode 853: January 10, 2021)

Irish Whiskey makers once dominated the world with their single pot still whiskies, but the collapse of Ireland’s whiskey industry...

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New Year, More WhiskyCast! (Episode 852: January 3, 2021)

Welcome to a new year, fans of the Water of Life! That’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this...

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