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A Sustainable Future for Whisky Distilling (Episode 865: April 5, 2021)

Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to...

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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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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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Covid-19 Pandemic Threatens U.S. Craft Distilling Industry

April 30, 2020 – While “stay-at-home” recommendations and many other limits on businesses are ending in many U.S. states over...

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The Whisky World Copes With Covid-19’s Impact (Episode 816: April 26, 2020)

With tens of thousands of bar and restaurant workers around the world laid off because of mandatory bar and restaurant...

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A Spanish Cooper Answers the Demand for Sherry Casks (Episode 813: April 5, 2020)

Spain’s tonelerias supply the Sherry-seasoned casks that help give some whiskies their unique character, but those casks are increasingly in...

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A Nest Full of New Redbreasts (Episode 788: October 13, 2019)

The United States is the largest market for Irish Whiskey worldwide, but until now, one of Ireland’s legendary whiskeys had...

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The Speed Art Museum’s “Art of Bourbon” Auction (Episode 725: September 16, 2018)

Bourbon & Beyond gets underway this Friday night in Louisville with a charity Bourbon auction to benefit the Speed Art...

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China Joins Whiskey Trade War With New Tariffs on US Exports As Distillers Pay the Price

June 18, 2018 – The list of countries scheduled to impose import tariffs on Bourbon and other American-made whiskies has...

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A Double Whammy for US Whisky Distillers (Episode 706: June 14, 2018)

Tax cuts that took effect at the start of 2018 encouraged many US whisky distillers to expand their facilities. Now,...

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