Feis Ile

Rye is Rye, Right? Not So Fast… (Episode 867: April 19, 2021)

Whisky lovers can probably name at least a few varieties of barley commonly used to make single malts, but rye?...

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Asia’s Whisky Capital (Episode 856: January 31, 2021)

Hong Kong has become a key center for the world’s whisky makers, and we had more evidence of that this...

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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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2021 Islay Festival Cancelled on Covid-19 Concerns

By Mark Gillespie Updated January 28, 2020 – With Scotland in the middle of another lockdown because of increases in...

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New Year, More WhiskyCast! (Episode 852: January 3, 2021)

Welcome to a new year, fans of the Water of Life! That’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this...

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Malting Barley for Future Generations of Whisky Lovers (Episode 822: June 7, 2020)

This week, we’ll wrap up our two-part tour of Gladfield Malt in New Zealand, where Gabi and Doug Mitchell have...

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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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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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Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Islay’s Fèis Ìle

By Mark Gillespie March 18, 2020 – For more than two decades, whisky lovers have flocked to Scotland’s Isle of...

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