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Pandemic Leaves Whisky Festivals in Critical Condition (Episode 831: August 9, 2020)

This week saw upcoming whisky events in the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia either postponed or cancelled outright as...

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Coronavirus Has Whisky Lovers Facing Bans on Distillery Tours & Festivals

By Mark Gillespie Updated March 15, 2020  – As the impact of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic spreads, more whisky events...

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Climate Change’s Impact on Whisky & Farmers (Episode 801: January 12, 2020)

Over the course of this year, we’ll be looking at the many ways climate change could affect whisky makers –...

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Whisky As a Political Football (Episode 786: September 29, 2019)

Whisky has been a part of politics since the monks were working their stills in medieval times, helping opposing sides...

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Pernod Ricard Hops Back Into Kentucky Bourbon (Episode 772: June 16, 2019)

Ten years after Pernod Ricard left Kentucky with the sale of Wild Turkey to Gruppo Campari, the world’s #2 spirits...

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Poking the Bourbon Bear (Episode 766: May 5, 2019)

Let’s face it. When you think of American Whiskey, Bourbon is probably top of mind. After all, Congress declared it...

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About to Buy a Rare Whisky? It Could Be a Fake! (Episode 747: December 30, 2018)

2018 may go down in whisky history as the “Year of the Collector” as whisky collecting became popular not only...

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To Whisky…And Beyond! (Episode 737: November 1, 2018)

This time around, we’re blasting off with the crew of the USS Starward! OK, we’re talking with David Vitale, the...

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Just Call Him “Mr. Bourbon” (Episode 735: October 25, 2018)

Kentucky’s Four Roses Bourbon is marking its 130th anniversary this year, and while Al Young hasn’t been there the whole...

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45 Is Old…For a Bourbon! (Episode 709: June 24, 2018)

If you’re young, you might think 45 is old. If you’re older, you might think 45 is still pretty young....

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