economic impact

Ending the Whisky Trade War (Episode 845: November 15, 2020)

There’s a lot of political turmoil these days, and European Union leaders threw gasoline on the fire with this week’s...

Read More

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Set New Records in 2019

By Mark Gillespie October 31, 2020 – Imagine having to count nearly ten million barrels of whiskey and other spirits...

Read More

Old Forester Bourbon Celebrates 150 Years (Episode 842: October 25, 2020)

Very few Bourbon brands can claim much of a pre-Prohibition heritage, but Brown-Forman’s Old Forester can. George Garvin Brown created...

Read More

Ireland’s Slane Distillery Coming of Age (Episode 833: August 23, 2020)

It’s been almost three years since Brown-Forman and the Conyngham family fired up the stills at Slane Distillery on the...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

WhistlePig’s Great Beer Rescue of 2020 (Episode 817: May 3, 2020)

Whisky is what beer dreams of being when it grows up, but the Covid-19 pandemic has left craft brewers with...

Read More

Covid-19 Pandemic Threatens U.S. Craft Distilling Industry

April 30, 2020 – While “stay-at-home” recommendations and many other limits on businesses are ending in many U.S. states over...

Read More

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...

Read More

Distillers Hoping to be Part of Coronavirus Solution While Fighting to Stay in Business

By Mark Gillespie March 19, 2020 – Chris Montana wrote an email Tuesday night to his team at Du Nord...

Read More