Julie Hesketh-Laird

Malting Barley the Old School Way (Episode 641: May 14, 2017)

Most Scotch Whisky distilleries source their malted barley from large commercial maltsters today, but a handful of distilleries still maintain...

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Celebrating the Spirit of Speyside (Episode 635: April 2, 2017)

There will be music, food, and of course, plenty of whisky on hand during the Spirit of Speyside Festival coming...

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SWA Terms Scotch Whisky’s Success a Key Brexit “Litmus Test”

March 29, 2017 – London and Brussels are now officially on the clock, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s formal declaration...

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Ardbeg’s Native Ileach Mickey Heads (Episode 631: March 5, 2017)

Mickey Heads grew up about three miles from Islay’s Ardbeg Distillery, but the third-generation whisky maker never thought he’d wind...

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Scotch Whisky Association Names New CEO

March 2, 2017 – The Scotch Whisky Association has once again turned to Her Majesty’s diplomatic corps for a leader,...

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Whisky, Politics, & Money (Episode 628: February 12, 2017)

This week, we’ll be talking about money and politics along with whisky, and of course, there are connections between all...

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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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Scotch Whisky Association CEO Returning to UK Government

October 25, 2016 – Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost is leaving the Edinburgh-based trade association, and will return...

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Scotland’s Distilleries Report 6% Gain in Visitors

May 28, 2015 – Scotland’s whisky distilleries are having a larger impact on the nation’s tourism industry, with the various...

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Episode 510: December 8, 2014

As we reported on our last episode, Balcones Distilling founder Chip Tate has accepted a buyout agreement from the majority...

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