John Cooper

An Evening for HIAS With the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

When the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends invited us to come to their city and lead a benefit tasting in honor of...

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Making the Numbers Add Up for Craft Distillers

December 19, 2017 – The stories of friends deciding to open their own distilleries are almost legendary. For John Cooper...

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Episode 582: March 26, 2016

You’ll see a lot of businesses with the “& Son” as part of the name, but rarely do we see...

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Dad’s Hat Enters European Market With Pennsylvania Rye

March 16, 2014 – Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye will become one of the rare American-made craft whiskies to become available...

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Episode 470: March 15, 2014

Bruichladdich expressions come and go…sort of like the waves on Loch Indaal do. Laddie fans are lamenting a decision to...

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Episode 459: January 4, 2014

Southern California isn’t the place you’d normally think of for a Bourbon to call home, but Steve Gertman picked the...

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Reviving Pennsylvania’s Rye Whiskey Heritage at Dad’s Hat

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Pennsylvania was once the center of American whiskey distilling. John Cooper and Herman Mihalich are trying to revive the Keystone State’s...

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Episode 449: October 26, 2013

Ireland’s Kilbeggan Distillery is said to be the world’s oldest whiskey distillery, and it’s now being run by what may...

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Episode 439: August 25, 2013

When Kentucky was still a wilderness in Colonial days, Pennsylvania was a hotbed of whiskey distilling. Back then, the Keystone...

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