Josh Hafer

Whiskies From a Land Down Under (Episode 781: August 19, 2019)

This time around, we’re in Australia as Tasmania’s distillers wrap up the third annual Tasmanian Whisky Week. It’s been 27...

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Heaven Hill Expands Into Canada with $266 Million Black Velvet Acquisition

August 13, 2019 – Heaven Hill Brands has agreed to acquire Black Velvet, the #2 selling Canadian Whisky brand, from...

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Distillers on the Hill (Episode 778: July 28, 2019)

It takes a lot to drag distillers away from their stills, but when the stakes are as high as the...

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Unlocking the Gates of Kentucky’s Castle & Key Distillery (Episode 726: September 20, 2018)

In 1972, the gates were locked for what many thought would be the final time at Kentucky’s historic Old Taylor...

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Major Changes At Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and Heaven Hill

September 18, 2018 – Just days after the end of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, an earthquake of sorts has hit...

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Episode 581: March 19, 2016

After two years of victories for Pacific Rim whiskies, a single malt Scotch is back on top of the World...

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Heaven Hill Named World Distiller of the Year in Icons of Whisky Awards

March 18, 2016 – After winning the American round as “Distiller of the Year” last fall, Heaven Hill Distillers was...

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Episode 530: April 18, 2015

If distilleries have ghosts, the ones haunting the former Old Taylor Distillery in Kentucky finally have some people to scare....

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Episode 493: August 22, 2014

This week, we’ll wrap up our conversation with Bourbon Hall of Fame member Chuck Cowdery, author of the new book...

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