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The English Whisky Scene (Episode 840: October 11, 2020)

England’s modern whisky scene only goes back to 2006, when the English Whisky Company started distilling at St. George’s Distillery...

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Ireland’s Slane Distillery Coming of Age (Episode 833: August 23, 2020)

It’s been almost three years since Brown-Forman and the Conyngham family fired up the stills at Slane Distillery on the...

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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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Explaining the Trump Administration’s Whisky Tariff

By Mark Gillespie October 18, 2019 – We’ve received a lot of questions about the Trump Administration’s decision to impose...

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A Nest Full of New Redbreasts (Episode 788: October 13, 2019)

The United States is the largest market for Irish Whiskey worldwide, but until now, one of Ireland’s legendary whiskeys had...

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Whiskey & Music with Three Chord Bourbon’s Neil Giraldo (Episode 742: December 2, 2018)

Neil Giraldo is one of music’s “hit makers.” As a musician and producer, he’s worked with some of rock music’s...

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“PappyGate” Ringleader Sentenced to 15 Years

June 2, 2018 – Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger, the admitted ringleader of Kentucky’s most infamous whiskey thefts since Prohibition, was sentenced...

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Ten Years of Making Whiskey at Mount Vernon (Episode 665: October 29, 2017)

Distillers from around the United States gathered at Virginia’s Mount Vernon this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the...

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There’s No Whisky Without the Barrels (Episode 660: September 24, 2017)

It’s often said that wood is responsible for most of a whisky’s flavor, and if that’s the case, then the...

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The World’s Hottest Whisky? (Episode 655: August 20, 2017)

Since our first visit to Taiwan’s King Car Distillery in 2011, its Kavalan single malts have arguably become some of...

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