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There’s No Whisky Without the Barrels (Episode 660: September 24, 2017)

It’s often said that wood is responsible for most of a whisky’s flavor, and if that’s the case, then the...

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Ringleader Pleads Guilty in “Pappygate” Bourbon Thefts

September 21, 2017 – And then there was one…one remaining defendant left in Kentucky’s “Pappygate” scandal involving the insider thefts...

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Episode 613: October 29, 2016

Distillery managers come and go at Lagavulin, but Iain McArthur is a fixture at the legendary Islay distillery. McArthur’s something...

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Episode 570: January 9, 2016

America has a love-hate relationship with alcohol, and it’s fair to say that drinking has changed the course of American...

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European Court of Justice Rejects Scotland’s Minimum Unit Pricing Plan

December 23, 2015 – The European Court of Justice handed Scotch Whisky producers an early Christmas present today, ruling that...

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Appeals Court Rules Against Diageo in Whisky Fungus Lawsuit

November 3, 2015 – A lawsuit filed on behalf of Louisville residents living near Diageo’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery over damage linked...

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Episode 558: October 17, 2015

George Washington’s Scottish distiller never made single malt whisky at Mount Vernon in the 18th Century, but Scottish distillers John...

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Jim Beam Wins Dismissal Of Labeling Lawsuit

August 25, 2015 – If two rulings are a trend, then three might be enough to set a precedent…so to...

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Episode 546: August 1, 2015

Scotland’s Bladnoch Distillery will be 200 years old in 2017, but for more than a year, it was fair to...

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Episode 545: July 25, 2015

The history of Bourbon is filled with enough myths to make a dozen Disney movies, enough crimes for years of...

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