Karen Betts

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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Tariffs, Tide Pods, and a Bootlegger’s Troubled Life (Episode 787: October 6, 2019)

George Remus could never have conceived of the idea of edible “whisky capsules,” but if he had, the “King of...

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Whisky Industry Cries Foul Over Becoming Collateral Damage in Aviation Trade Dispute

October 3, 2019 – Whisky industry leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have one key question about the 25%...

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The Future of Whisky? (Episode 769: May 26, 2019)

This week’s episode is certain to arouse the ire of whisky purists. We’re looking at Glyph, a “molecular whiskey” that’s...

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Her Whisky Love Becomes a Career (Episode 728: September 27, 2018)

In 2016, Holly Seidewand started a journey that would change her life by traveling to Scotland to learn more about...

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Trade Disputes Lead to a “Whisky Summit” in Louisville (Episode 716: July 29, 2018)

Global trade has helped the whisky industry expand massively over the last two decades. With the ongoing trade dispute between...

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Wandering The Wonderful World of Whisky (Episode 686: March 25, 2018)

Rachel Barrie is known on Twitter as @TheLadyBlender, and she’s just winding up her first year as the master blender...

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Scotch Whisky Exports Reach Record High In 2017

February 9, 2018 – The global boom in whisky sales fueled another record year in Scotch Whisky exports during 2017,...

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A Spirited Time in New Brunswick (Episode 668: November 19, 2017)

This time around, we’re on location at the New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick…and if you think we...

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Making Whisky with Passion in Denmark (Episode 640: May 7, 2017)

Denmark is known for its beers and aquavit, but is starting to develop a reputation for whiskies as well with...

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