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Calls for Change & Diversity in the Whisky Community (Episode 823: June 14, 2020)

Recent protests over racism and police brutality against African-Americans have led to greater calls for diversity throughout American society, and...

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Whisky Bars in a Post-Pandemic World (Episode 819: May 17, 2020)

As parts of the world begin to reopen following lockdowns to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, bars are...

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Japanese Whisky’s Legal Loophole (Episode 815: April 19, 2020)

The demand for Japanese whiskies has far outpaced the supply over the last five years, and entrepreneurs are taking advantage...

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95 Proof Whiskey…N95 Masks…Uncle Nearest Has Them Both! (Episode 814: April 12, 2020)

While we’re all raising our glasses to honor the health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers risking their...

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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 Amber Light” Brings Scotch Whisky to the Big Screen (Episode 803: January 26, 2020)

Is making whisky an art or a science? In “The Amber Light,” filmmaker Adam Park makes the argument that Scotch...

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The Macallan’s Whisky Cathedral Opens in Scotland (Episode 700: May 24, 2018)

Edrington first announced plans for The Macallan’s new distillery in 2012, but the planning process on what may be one...

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Episode 584: April 10, 2016

The Whisky Sponge has been puncturing egos and tweaking the Scotch Whisky industry with impunity – and relative anonymity –...

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Islay Says Goodbye to John MacLellan

April 2, 2016 – Friends and family gathered at Islay’s Kilchoman Distillery today to pay tribute to John MacLellan, the...

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Episode 502: October 18, 2014

Finland has a love-hate relationship with whisky. Finns love it, and the Finnish government hates it. Distilled spirits advertising is...

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