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Ending 2020 On a High Note (Episode 851: December 27, 2020)

2020 will not be remembered well by many people, but there have been a few bright spots for whisky lovers....

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A Whiskey Passion Project & A Story for the Ages (Episode 830: August 2, 2020)

There’s something about whisky that brings out the passion in many people. For David Jennings, his passion for Wild Turkey...

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Calls for Change & Diversity in the Whisky Community (Episode 823: June 14, 2020)

Recent protests over racism and police brutality against African-Americans have led to greater calls for diversity throughout American society, and...

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Malting Barley for Future Generations of Whisky Lovers (Episode 822: June 7, 2020)

This week, we’ll wrap up our two-part tour of Gladfield Malt in New Zealand, where Gabi and Doug Mitchell have...

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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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Japanese Whisky’s Legal Loophole (Episode 815: April 19, 2020)

The demand for Japanese whiskies has far outpaced the supply over the last five years, and entrepreneurs are taking advantage...

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95 Proof Whiskey…N95 Masks…Uncle Nearest Has Them Both! (Episode 814: April 12, 2020)

While we’re all raising our glasses to honor the health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers risking their...

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Irish Whiskey’s Modern-Day Maverick (Episode 810: March 15, 2020)

Louise McGuane wants to revive a key part of Irish Whiskey’s past, but she keeps wrestling with its present-day form...

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Go West, Whisky Investor…Westward, That Is (Episode 724: September 13, 2018)

Portland’s Westward American Single Malt from House Spirits is the latest prize in the spree of acquisitions and investments by...

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Westward American Single Malt Joins Diageo’s Distill Ventures Portfolio

September 12, 2018 – Diageo’s Distill Ventures unit has made its first investment in the North American whiskey market with...

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