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Whisky As a Political Football (Episode 786: September 29, 2019)

Whisky has been a part of politics since the monks were working their stills in medieval times, helping opposing sides...

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Distillers on the Hill (Episode 778: July 28, 2019)

It takes a lot to drag distillers away from their stills, but when the stakes are as high as the...

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China Joins Whiskey Trade War With New Tariffs on US Exports As Distillers Pay the Price

June 18, 2018 – The list of countries scheduled to impose import tariffs on Bourbon and other American-made whiskies has...

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A Double Whammy for US Whisky Distillers (Episode 706: June 14, 2018)

Tax cuts that took effect at the start of 2018 encouraged many US whisky distillers to expand their facilities. Now,...

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A Big Boost for Scotch Whisky Tourism (Episode 697: May 13, 2018)

Scotland’s distilleries have been investing millions of pounds over the last several years to upgrade their visitor experiences as more...

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Distillers Lobby to Overturn Proposed Trump Budget Cuts

June 23, 2017 – The annual budget battle between the White House and Capitol Hill is escalating to a new...

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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 556: October 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Japan’s Nikka Whisky announced plans to replace many of its age-statement single malts with new no-age-statement versions....

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Episode 542: July 4, 2015

Jim Rutledge gets most of the credit for reviving Four Roses Bourbon in the US over the last decade after...

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