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A Craft Distiller’s Last Call

James Yoakum opened Cooper River Distillers in 2014 in the heart of Camden, New Jersey – just wanting to make...

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Craft Whisky: Optimism and a Reality Check (Episode 689: April 15, 2018)

Every distillery opens as a dream, with the backers hoping to become the next Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey, or one...

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Top 10 Whisky Predictions for 2018

January 2, 2018 – As a journalist, I spend much of my time covering news that has already happened. There...

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Distillers Cheer Part of GOP Tax Reform Changes

December 20, 2017 – While the controversy continues to rage over the Republican tax reform legislation that received final Congressional...

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Making the Numbers Add Up for Craft Distillers

December 19, 2017 – The stories of friends deciding to open their own distilleries are almost legendary. For John Cooper...

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Making Whiskey Under a Bridge in Waco, Texas


Balcones Distilling moved into a brand-new modern whisky distillery in Waco, Texas in 2016, leaving behind its home in an...

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A Tale of Texas Whiskey at Balcones (Episode 646: June 18, 2017)

Last year, Balcones Distilling left behind its original distillery – hand-built in an old welding shop underneath the 17th Street...

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Distilling an Inner-City Revival (Episode 629: February 19, 2017)

Camden, New Jersey has a long manufacturing heritage dating back decades, but the city’s glory days ended decades ago –...

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On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 625: January 22, 2017)

This week, we’re on location at the Victoria Whisky Festival in British Columbia! We’ll discuss a new range of premium...

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Episode 619: December 11, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, we credited San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling with being the birthplace of the American craft distilling...

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