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Scotch Whisky Puts Out the Welcome Mat…Slowly (Episode 828: July 19, 2020)

Tourism has become a major part of the Scotch Whisky industry, with two million people visiting distilleries in both 2018...

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Opening Pubs in a Pandemic…or Not (Episode 826: July 5, 2020)

Bars and pubs have reopened in some areas after lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only to be closed...

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95 Proof Whiskey…N95 Masks…Uncle Nearest Has Them Both! (Episode 814: April 12, 2020)

While we’re all raising our glasses to honor the health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers risking their...

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On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 677: January 21, 2018)

This week, we’re in Victoria, British Columbia for the 13th annual Victoria Whisky Festival – just as the Canadian province’s...

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Distilling an Inner-City Revival (Episode 629: February 19, 2017)

Camden, New Jersey has a long manufacturing heritage dating back decades, but the city’s glory days ended decades ago –...

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Kavalan Dominates 2016 Malt Maniacs Awards

December 18, 2016 – For the third consecutive year, a whisky from Taiwan’s Kavalan Distillery has taken overall top honors...

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Episode 620: December 18, 2016

What do oysters have to do with making whisky? You might not think there’s much in common, but Glenmorangie is...

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Scotch Whiskies Dominate International Wine & Spirit Competition

July 27, 2016 – Scotch whiskies were the overall winner in the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition, with more...

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Episode 588: May 7, 2016

Jonathan Drew wants to take his success in the cigar business and expand into the spirits industry, and he plans...

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Episode 584: April 10, 2016

The Whisky Sponge has been puncturing egos and tweaking the Scotch Whisky industry with impunity – and relative anonymity –...

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