Fred Laing

Irish Whiskey…With an Oregon Accent! (Episode 790: October 27, 2019)

Alex Chasko isn’t your typical Irish Whiskey master distiller and blender. For one, he isn’t Irish. He grew up in...

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Doubling Distilleries on the Isle of Arran (Episode 720: August 19, 2018)

It’s been a hot, dry summer in Scotland, and Euan Mitchell isn’t complaining a bit. The managing director of Isle...

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Becoming a Bourbon Badass (Episode 702: May 31, 2018)

Bourbon scares some people away…at first. Often, those who approach Bourbon gingerly develop a true passion for it, and become...

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Memories of an Irish Whiskey Legend (Episode 699: May 20, 2018)

Irish Whiskey lost one of its longtime champions this past week with the passing of John Clement Ryan. He was...

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Whisky is Too Important to be Taken Seriously (Episode 687: April 1, 2018)

Scotland’s Douglas Laing & Co. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, and for many of those years, the Laing...

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Nearest Green’s Legacy Gets a New Home (Episode 675: January 7, 2018)

Last November, Fawn Weaver told us about her mission to spread the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the former slave...

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Wick’s Whisky Wizard: Pulteney’s Malcolm Waring (Episode 669: November 26, 2017)

Pulteney Distillery manager Malcolm Waring wasn’t born in Wick, Scotland, but there’s no place he’d rather be … three decades...

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Douglas Laing To Build Glasgow Distillery

July 31, 2017 – Douglas Laing & Co. will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018, and the family-owned Scotch Whisky...

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All in the Whiskey Family (Episode 652: July 30, 2017)

The Likarish family opened Ironroot Republic Distillery in Denison, Texas in 2013. Brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish handle the distilling,...

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The Best Way to Combine Whisky and the Solar Eclipse (Episode 649: July 9, 2017)

If you’re looking for an excuse to take off from work and watch the total solar eclipse that will cross...

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