PappyGate

“PappyGate” Ringleader Released from Prison

July 2, 2018 – After serving just one month of the 15-year prison sentence he received for his role in...

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The Great Islay Swim (Episode 711: July 1, 2018)

The rough, cold waters off Scotland’s Isle of Islay are a challenge for even the best sailors, and one might...

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The First American Single Malt Whiskey? (Episode 705: June 10, 2018)

Historians aren’t sure who distilled the first Scotch-style single malt whiskey in the United States, but Oregon’s Clear Creek Distillery...

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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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A Whisky Trade War on the Horizon? (Episode 703: June 3, 2018)

Canada and the European Union are planning retaliatory tariffs on imports of Bourbon and other American whiskies after this week’s...

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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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Ringleader Pleads Guilty in “Pappygate” Bourbon Thefts

September 21, 2017 – And then there was one…one remaining defendant left in Kentucky’s “Pappygate” scandal involving the insider thefts...

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Episode 570: January 9, 2016

America has a love-hate relationship with alcohol, and it’s fair to say that drinking has changed the course of American...

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Episode 558: October 17, 2015

George Washington’s Scottish distiller never made single malt whisky at Mount Vernon in the 18th Century, but Scottish distillers John...

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Episode 537: May 30, 2015

Irish Whiskey once dominated the world, but several factors combined to nearly wipe the country’s distillers out over time. While...

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