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Uncovering Whisky’s Past with the “Bourbon Archaeologist” (Episode 838: September 27, 2020)

There are literally hundreds of old distillery sites around the eastern half of the United States dating back to the...

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The Godfather of Australian Whisky (Episode 799: December 29, 2019)

There was no Australian Whisky industry to speak of in 1992 when Bill Lark persuaded the government to give him...

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Beam Suntory Fined for Environmental Damage From July Warehouse Fire

December 28, 2019 – Beam Suntory has agreed to pay the state of Kentucky more than $700,000 following the environmental...

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Maker’s Mark: Bucking Trends for 60 Years (Episode 776: July 14, 2019)

60 years ago, Bill and Marge Samuels dipped the first bottles of Maker’s Mark Bourbon in Loretto, Kentucky. They left...

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Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Leaves Behind Environmental Impact

July 8, 2019 – Investigators are now looking through the rubble of a rickhouse at Beam Suntory’s Old Crow warehousing...

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Whiskey’s High Wire Act (Episode 775: July 7, 2019)

The husband and wife team of Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall opened High Wire Distilling six years ago in Charleston,...

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The Worst #@*$ Whisky I’ve Ever Tasted!

March 28, 2019 – “What have you done!” My mouth was puckering, trembling, and shivering all at the same time...

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A Critical Time for the Scotch Whisky Industry (Episode 734: October 21, 2018)

You might think this would be a great time to be in the Scotch Whisky business, right? This week, the...

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A New Riff on Bourbon (Episode 712: July 8, 2018)

Ken Lewis has accomplished a lot of things in his life, from climbing Alaska’s Denali to owning one of Kentucky’s...

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Second Half of Barton 1792 Warehouse Collapses

July 4, 2018 – Twelve days after half of a maturation warehouse at Sazerac’s Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky...

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