Karen Betts

Uncovering Whisky’s Past with the “Bourbon Archaeologist” (Episode 838: September 27, 2020)

There are literally hundreds of old distillery sites around the eastern half of the United States dating back to the...

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Betting on Horses and Bourbon Pinhook-Style (Episode 829: July 26, 2020)

Among horse racing enthusiasts, “pinhooking” is the name for investing in a young horse based solely on its pedigree and...

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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Global Scotch Whisky Exports Grow While Tariffs Cut Into U.S. Market

By Mark Gillespie February 11, 2020 – For years, the United States has been the most valuable export market for...

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Scotch Whisky’s Future in the Climate Crisis (Episode 805: February 9, 2020)

World leaders will be in Glasgow later this year for the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, and Scotch Whisky...

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U.S. Tariff Trouble Hits Scotch Whisky Industry

February 7, 2020 – The United States has long been one of the Scotch Whisky industry’s most important markets, but...

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Whisky Tariffs Cause Problems on Both Sides of the Atlantic (Episode 804: February 2, 2020)

The whisky industry has become collateral damage in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and the European Union, with...

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On the Road at the 2020 Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 802: January 19, 2020)

This week, we’re in Victoria, British Columbia for one of the world’s best whisky festivals, the 15th annual Victoria Whisky...

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Tariffs Leading to U.S. Whisky Price Increases (Episode 789: October 20, 2019)

There’s a lot of uncertainty for U.S. whisky lovers after the Trump Administration’s new 25% tariff on imports of single...

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U.S. 25% Tariff on Scotch & Irish Single Malts Takes Effect

October 18, 2019 – Hopes in the Scotch Whisky industry for a last-minute reprieve from the Trump Administration’s new 25%...

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