economics

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“Star Trek” Economics & Whisky Prices in a Post-Tariff World

Commentary by Mark Gillespie March 6, 2021 – After the United States reached tentative truces with Great Britain and the...

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US Spirits Industry Makes Gains in 2020 Despite Covid, Tariffs

By Mark Gillespie January 28, 2021 – 2020 was not a good year by virtually all measurements, but the U.S. distilled...

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Heaven Hill Celebrates 85 Years of Whiskey (Episode 849: December 13, 2020)

85 years ago today, the five Shapira brothers and their partners opened Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Shapira...

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The Wonderful World of Whisky (Episode 760: March 24, 2019)

This week, we’re on location at the Wonderful World of Whisky Show in Cornwall, Ontario with everything from great whiskies...

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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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