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Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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Yeast’s Impact on Whisky (Episode 836: September 13, 2020)

Yeast is one of the three main ingredients in whisky, along with grain and water. While we understand what grain...

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A Bonny Wee Distillery in Edinburgh (Episode 827: July 12, 2020)

Edinburgh’s newest malt whisky distillery opened with a bang – or perhaps, a cough. That’s because the Bonnington Distillery had...

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The Whisky World Copes With Covid-19’s Impact (Episode 816: April 26, 2020)

With tens of thousands of bar and restaurant workers around the world laid off because of mandatory bar and restaurant...

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The Worst #@*$ Whisky I’ve Ever Tasted!

March 28, 2019 – “What have you done!” My mouth was puckering, trembling, and shivering all at the same time...

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Irish Whiskey on the Comeback Trail (Episode 759: March 17, 2019)

Irish Whiskey’s resurgence is only now beginning to make up for decades of obscurity over the last century, but with...

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On the Road at Tales of the Cocktail (Episode 715: July 22, 2018)

This time around, we’re in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the annual gathering of bartenders and drinks industry...

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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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Episode 590: May 22, 2016

One of Scotland’s newest distilleries opened its doors for the first time to visitors this week, though opportunities to visit...

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Episode 534: May 9, 2015

This episode wraps up our special coverage of the Spirit of Speyside Festival in Scotland, and we’ll hear from soccer star Michael...

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