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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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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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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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Washington & Whisky (Episode 843: November 1, 2020)

OK, we’re not going talking about politics this week, but whisky has been made in and around Washington, DC for...

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The English Whisky Scene (Episode 840: October 11, 2020)

England’s modern whisky scene only goes back to 2006, when the English Whisky Company started distilling at St. George’s Distillery...

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Yeast’s Impact on Whisky (Episode 836: September 13, 2020)

Yeast is one of the three main ingredients in whisky, along with grain and water. While we understand what grain...

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200 Years, 6 Master Blenders (Episode 832: August 16, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020, and in all that time, there have been only six master...

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Pandemic Leaves Whisky Festivals in Critical Condition (Episode 831: August 9, 2020)

This week saw upcoming whisky events in the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia either postponed or cancelled outright as...

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A Bonny Wee Distillery in Edinburgh (Episode 827: July 12, 2020)

Edinburgh’s newest malt whisky distillery opened with a bang – or perhaps, a cough. That’s because the Bonnington Distillery had...

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Opening Pubs in a Pandemic…or Not (Episode 826: July 5, 2020)

Bars and pubs have reopened in some areas after lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only to be closed...

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