Paul Hletko

Covid-19 Pandemic Threatens U.S. Craft Distilling Industry

April 30, 2020 – While “stay-at-home” recommendations and many other limits on businesses are ending in many U.S. states over...

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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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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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The Speed Art Museum’s “Art of Bourbon” Auction (Episode 725: September 16, 2018)

Bourbon & Beyond gets underway this Friday night in Louisville with a charity Bourbon auction to benefit the Speed Art...

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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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Whisky With a Place (Episode 657: September 3, 2017)

The concept of terroir is frequently discussed among wine lovers, but the whisky world has been more reluctant to discuss...

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A Cask-Strength Celestial Spectacle (Episode 656: August 27, 2017)

Around 6,000 people combined last Monday’s total solar eclipse with whiskey – watching the celestial spectacle from the fields around...

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Episode 615: November 12, 2016

This week, we’re celebrating the 11th anniversary of WhiskyCast with a potpourri of sorts, as we catch up with people...

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Episode 597: July 10, 2016

The push by distillers for US Government recognition of an “American Single Malt Whisky” definition would also have an impact on...

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