Irish Whiskey Association

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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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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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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Buying Whisky by the Barrel…or the Bottle (Episode 847: November 29, 2020)

It’s never been easier to buy an entire cask of whisky…at least in theory. While more distilleries are offering the...

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Old Forester Bourbon Celebrates 150 Years (Episode 842: October 25, 2020)

Very few Bourbon brands can claim much of a pre-Prohibition heritage, but Brown-Forman’s Old Forester can. George Garvin Brown created...

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Irish Whiskey’s Modern-Day Maverick (Episode 810: March 15, 2020)

Louise McGuane wants to revive a key part of Irish Whiskey’s past, but she keeps wrestling with its present-day form...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Whisky Tourism and Events

By Mark Gillespie March 12, 2020 – As professional sports and conference organizers worldwide cancel or postpone their event plans...

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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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Tariffs, Tide Pods, and a Bootlegger’s Troubled Life (Episode 787: October 6, 2019)

George Remus could never have conceived of the idea of edible “whisky capsules,” but if he had, the “King of...

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Whisky Industry Cries Foul Over Becoming Collateral Damage in Aviation Trade Dispute

October 3, 2019 – Whisky industry leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have one key question about the 25%...

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