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Europe Pauses Planned Rise in Tariffs on American Whiskies

May 17, 2021 – A thaw in relations between the European Union and the United States has American whisky makers...

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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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A Fèis-Less Islay Again in 2021 (Episode 855: January 25, 2021)

For the second straight year, Islay’s biggest party of the year has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis...

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Whisky and White Oak: A Match Made in Heaven (Episode 834: August 30, 2020)

There are hundreds, if not thousands of species of trees around the world. Why is White Oak – whether from...

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Tariffs Leading to U.S. Whisky Price Increases (Episode 789: October 20, 2019)

There’s a lot of uncertainty for U.S. whisky lovers after the Trump Administration’s new 25% tariff on imports of single...

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U.S. 25% Tariff on Scotch & Irish Single Malts Takes Effect

October 18, 2019 – Hopes in the Scotch Whisky industry for a last-minute reprieve from the Trump Administration’s new 25%...

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Trade Disputes Lead to a “Whisky Summit” in Louisville (Episode 716: July 29, 2018)

Global trade has helped the whisky industry expand massively over the last two decades. With the ongoing trade dispute between...

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Whiskey Trade Barriers Going Up as Trade Dispute Escalates

June 6, 2018 – This weekend’s G7 Summit in Quebec with heads of state from the world’s largest industrialized nations...

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Trade War Expands with Whisky as a Weapon

Updated June 5, 2018 – Mexico has now joined the whiskey trade war of 2018, imposing new 25 percent import...

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Celebrating 5 Years at The Dead Rabbit (Episode 681: February 18, 2018)

Five years ago, Irish expats Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon bet their futures on opening an Irish pub in New...

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