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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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The Top Whisky Stories of 2019

By Mark Gillespie December 30, 2019 – The end of a year always brings with it reflections of the events...

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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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India’s Single Malt Whisky Pioneers…15 Years Later! (Episode 792: November 10, 2019)

15 years ago, two Indian entrepreneurs took a few bottles of their single malt whisky to Glasgow, just to see...

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Australian Whiskies and the “Roo Flu” (Episode 782: September 1, 2019)

We’re back after spending eight days in Australia and a week in bed fighting the “Roo Flu” virus, and there’s...

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Pernod Ricard’s US Portfolio Grows with Castle Brands Acquisition

August 28, 2019 – Pernod Ricard Chairman and CEO Alexandre Ricard sees the United States as his company’s most important...

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The Back Stories Behind Picking Private Barrels (Episode 780: August 11, 2019)

“Private Selection” bottlings are the rage today, and it almost seems like an arms race as bars and retailers try...

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Episode 598: July 17, 2016

There are lots of whiskies to choose from, and there’s a story behind each one. This time around, we’ll talk...

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Episode 488: July 18, 2014

Celebrity-branded spirits are a big trend these days, and the whisky world is no exception. Last week, we reported on...

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Episode 485: June 27, 2014

Michael Urquhart is retiring from Gordon & MacPhail in September, but the leader of the family-owned business calls it a...

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