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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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Exploring Whisky Through Science (Episode 812: March 29, 2020)

There’s still a lot left to discover about whisky, even though the “water of life” has been around for centuries....

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Scottish Distillery Tours Added to Coronavirus Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie March 16, 2020 – With Scottish officials issuing new guidance on the coronavirus crisis recommending that large...

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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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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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On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 677: January 21, 2018)

This week, we’re in Victoria, British Columbia for the 13th annual Victoria Whisky Festival – just as the Canadian province’s...

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Celebrating the Spirit of Speyside (Episode 635: April 2, 2017)

There will be music, food, and of course, plenty of whisky on hand during the Spirit of Speyside Festival coming...

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Brexit Vote Means Uncertainty for Scotch Whisky Industry

June 24, 2016 – Thursday’s stunning victory for supporters of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union means the...

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SWA’s Frost Wants to Help Solve Alcohol Abuse Problems

October 18, 2015 – “There’s definitely more to be done, and we, the industry, want to be part of making...

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Episode 544: July 19, 2015

Bourbon has a unique place in American history, but as with other elements of American history…many of the stories of...

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