Jim Swan

Rye is Rye, Right? Not So Fast… (Episode 867: April 19, 2021)

Whisky lovers can probably name at least a few varieties of barley commonly used to make single malts, but rye?...

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Blind Faith Leads to Blind Bourbon Tastings (Episode 844: November 8, 2020)

Marianne Eaves had a bright career path in her future as the first female master distiller at a Kentucky Bourbon...

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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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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Ice(land) and Whisky Go Together: Episode 808: March 1, 2020

If you just needed a whisky-related reason to visit Iceland, we have one for you on this week’s episode. Eimverk...

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A New Tune for Dewar’s (Episode 761: March 31, 2019)

Blending whiskies is both an art and a science, and Dewar’s could fairly be accused of focusing more on the...

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The Wonderful World of Whisky (Episode 760: March 24, 2019)

This week, we’re on location at the Wonderful World of Whisky Show in Cornwall, Ontario with everything from great whiskies...

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Wandering The Wonderful World of Whisky (Episode 686: March 25, 2018)

Rachel Barrie is known on Twitter as @TheLadyBlender, and she’s just winding up her first year as the master blender...

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Betting on Irish Whiskey’s Future (Episode 683: March 4, 2018)

Irish Whiskey has been the fastest-growing segments of the global whiskey market for the last several years, and for many...

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The World’s Hottest Whisky? (Episode 655: August 20, 2017)

Since our first visit to Taiwan’s King Car Distillery in 2011, its Kavalan single malts have arguably become some of...

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