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The Top Whisky Stories of 2019

By Mark Gillespie December 30, 2019 – The end of a year always brings with it reflections of the events...

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The Godfather of Australian Whisky (Episode 799: December 29, 2019)

There was no Australian Whisky industry to speak of in 1992 when Bill Lark persuaded the government to give him...

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U.S. Hits Scotch & Irish Whiskies with 25% Tariffs in Trade Dispute

October 2, 2019 – The popular Christmas gift of a bottle of expensive Single Malt Scotch whisky could become more...

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Pernod Ricard Returns to Kentucky with Rabbit Hole Acquisition

June 14, 2019 – Ten years after exiting the Kentucky whiskey business with the $575 million sale of Wild Turkey...

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WhistlePig Rye Up For Sale in Craft Distilling “Feeding Frenzy”

June 23, 2017 – The owners of WhistlePig Rye, the occasionally controversial but highly regarded Vermont whiskey distiller and bottler,...

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Diageo Names New Finance Chief

October 5, 2015 – Diageo has completed a shuffling of its executive ranks with the appointment of Kathryn Mikells as...

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Episode 528: April 4, 2015

Bacardi took a step into the Bourbon business this week with its acquisition of Angel’s Share Brands, the parent company...

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Episode 527: March 28, 2015

Suntory Holdings CEO Takeshi Niinami is one of Japan’s leading business executives. He’s the first  CEO from outside the founding...

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Episode 501: October 11, 2014

This week, we’ll look at the growth of craft distilling through the eyes of veteran drinks writer James Rodewald and...

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Morrison Bowmore Execs Departing As Beam Suntory Takes Control

October 9, 2014 – 14-year Morrison Bowmore veteran Mike Keiller has stepped down as the company’s chief executive in the wake...

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