International Wine & Spirits Competition

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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Pour Me a Spot of Whiskey, Please! (Episode 740: November 18, 2018)

Back on the road again, and this episode comes from the New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick! We’ll...

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Episode 617: November 27, 2016

What we think of today as the boom in craft distilling started 20 years ago this year, when San Francisco...

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Episode 567: December 19, 2015

This week, we’ll look at the business behind the whiskies we drink – and investors hope to profit from. More...

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Episode 565: December 5, 2015

Every once in a while, you might want to step outside of your comfort zone and try something besides whisky....

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Episode 435: July 27, 2013

Ask a Scot about Ben Nevis, and you’re more likely to hear about the highest peak in Scotland than the...

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William Grant & Sons Dominates IWSC Whisky Trophies

July 25, 2013 – William Grant & Sons, the family-owned company responsible for Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, and Grant’s whiskies, led...

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Episode 419: April 6, 2013

Scotch Whisky exports account for 80% of all Scottish food and drink exports each year, along with about 25% of...

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Episode 398: November 17, 2012

Edwin Foote started his distilling career in the old Henry McKenna Distillery, and wound up as the Master Distiller at...

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Episode 380: July 28, 2012

What’s the most intense environment one could age a whisky in? A Kentucky rickhouse with 100-degree temperature swings and high...

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