Ireland

A Sustainable Future for Whisky Distilling (Episode 865: April 5, 2021)

Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to...

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U.S. Suspends Single Malt Whisky Tariffs During Talks with Great Britain & Europe

By Mark Gillespie Updated March 5, 2021 – In a surprise early-morning move Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a four-month...

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Conor McGregor’s Future with Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in Question

By Mark Gillespie March 1, 2021 – A little-noticed line in the annual financial statement for Mexican drinks conglomerate Becle...

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Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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A Fèis-Less Islay Again in 2021 (Episode 855: January 25, 2021)

For the second straight year, Islay’s biggest party of the year has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis...

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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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Distilling Irish Whiskey History (Episode 853: January 10, 2021)

Irish Whiskey makers once dominated the world with their single pot still whiskies, but the collapse of Ireland’s whiskey industry...

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Ending 2020 On a High Note (Episode 851: December 27, 2020)

2020 will not be remembered well by many people, but there have been a few bright spots for whisky lovers....

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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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Auction Houses Bid for Whisky Collectors’ Business

With more people looking at rare whiskies as investments, more of the world’s top auction houses are adding spirits experts...

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