Festival

Pandemic Leads to 66% Decline in 2020 Kentucky Bourbon Trail Visits

By Mark Gillespie February 16, 2021 – Virtually everything whiskey-related has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the lone...

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Postponed Until November

By Mark Gillespie January 29, 2021 – Just weeks before Scotland’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival was to unveil its...

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Rise in Covid-19 Cases Claims More Whisky Events

By Mark Gillespie November 7, 2020 – Government officials in many countries have started imposing a new round of restrictions...

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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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Second Wave of Whisky Events Facing Covid-19 Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie Updated August 7, 2020 – While epidemiologists have warned of a “second wave” of Covid-19 outbreaks in...

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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 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...

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Scottish Government Coronavirus Decision Could Affect Major Spring Whisky Festivals

By Mark Gillespie March 12, 2020 – The Scottish government is among the latest to ban events with large crowds...

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U.S. Whisky Festival Scene Shaken Up By “Whisky Live” Divorce

December 10, 2019 – A split between longtime partners is shaking up the 2019 calendar for whisky festivals in the...

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The Power(s) of Irish Whiskey Lore (Episode 741: November 25, 2018)

Ireland’s Power family dominated the Irish Whiskey industry almost from the day innkeeper James Power started making whiskey behind his...

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