Paul Varga

Irish Whiskey’s Ups and Downs in 2018 (Episode 744: December 9, 2018)

Irish Whiskey continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the whisky business around the world, but the distilleries...

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Beam Suntory CEO Matt Shattock to Step Down

October 4, 2018 – Beam Suntory Chairman & CEO Matt Shattock will step down next April after ten years on...

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Whiskey Trade Barriers Going Up as Trade Dispute Escalates

June 6, 2018 – This weekend’s G7 Summit in Quebec with heads of state from the world’s largest industrialized nations...

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Becoming a Bourbon Badass (Episode 702: May 31, 2018)

Bourbon scares some people away…at first. Often, those who approach Bourbon gingerly develop a true passion for it, and become...

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A Whisky Weekend in Waco (Episode 684: March 11, 2018)

This week, we’re on the road in Waco, Texas for the inaugural RyeFest at Balcones Distilling, where they’re releasing their...

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Does The Nose Know For Sure? (Episode 643: May 28, 2017)

You may be able to tell different styles of whiskies apart by nosing them – when you know what you’re...

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Brown-Forman “Not For Sale”

May 24, 2017 – Shares of Constellation Brands dropped slightly more than one percent in Wednesday’s trading on the New York Stock...

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Jimmy Russell Honored with Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award

September 14, 2016 – In what may have been the most unsurprising “surprise” announcement out of Kentucky in many years,...

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BenRiach’s Walker: “It’s An Emotional Day”

April 27, 2016 – It’s 5:00pm in Scotland, and Billy Walker should be in a giddy mood. Hours earlier, he...

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Episode 524: March 7, 2015

Lawyers are circling around the whisky industry, much like sharks around a shipwreck. At least five different US distillers and...

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