investment

Uncle Nearest Venture Fund to Invest $50 Million in Minority-Owned Spirits Brands

June 1, 2021 – 100 years ago today, White supremacists went on a rampage through the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa,...

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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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A Bright Future for The GlenAllachie (Episode 854: January 17, 2021)

It’s been a little more than three years since Billy Walker and his partners acquired Scotland’s GlenAllachie Distillery from Chivas...

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Walking Through 200 Years of Johnnie Walker’s History (Episode 850: December 20, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is marking its 200th anniversary in 2020, and Diageo’s Dr. Nick Morgan joins us to discuss his new...

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Irish Whiskey Industry Toasts a Golden Decade

By Mark Gillespie December 4, 2020 – Irish Whiskey makers have had a decade to remember. The years between 2010...

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Laws That Might Make You Want a Drink (Episode 835: September 6, 2020)

Whisky and other alcoholic beverages are some of the most regulated consumer products in the world, and let’s be honest…not...

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Malting Barley for Future Generations of Whisky Lovers (Episode 822: June 7, 2020)

This week, we’ll wrap up our two-part tour of Gladfield Malt in New Zealand, where Gabi and Doug Mitchell have...

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WhistlePig’s Great Beer Rescue of 2020 (Episode 817: May 3, 2020)

Whisky is what beer dreams of being when it grows up, but the Covid-19 pandemic has left craft brewers with...

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Whisky Tariffs Cause Problems on Both Sides of the Atlantic (Episode 804: February 2, 2020)

The whisky industry has become collateral damage in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and the European Union, with...

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U.S. Distillers Get One-Year Extension Of Federal Excise Tax Break

By Mark Gillespie December 21, 2019 – “As soon as the President signs, I will be raising my glass…I will...

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