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U.S., European Union Reach Compromise on Aircraft Subsidies Dispute, End of Some Spirits Tariffs

By Mark Gillespie June 15, 2021 – The trade dispute over government subsidies to Airbus and Boeing that spilled over into...

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US Spirits Industry Makes Gains in 2020 Despite Covid, Tariffs

By Mark Gillespie January 28, 2021 – 2020 was not a good year by virtually all measurements, but the U.S. distilled...

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A Fèis-Less Islay Again in 2021 (Episode 855: January 25, 2021)

For the second straight year, Islay’s biggest party of the year has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis...

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A Bright Future for The GlenAllachie (Episode 854: January 17, 2021)

It’s been a little more than three years since Billy Walker and his partners acquired Scotland’s GlenAllachie Distillery from Chivas...

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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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Craft Distillers Win Permanent Break in Federal Excise Taxes

Updated December 28, 2020 – Christmas came a few days early for members of the U.S. craft distilling movement. Last...

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Blind Faith Leads to Blind Bourbon Tastings (Episode 844: November 8, 2020)

Marianne Eaves had a bright career path in her future as the first female master distiller at a Kentucky Bourbon...

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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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U.S. Distillers Get One-Year Extension Of Federal Excise Tax Break

By Mark Gillespie December 21, 2019 – “As soon as the President signs, I will be raising my glass…I will...

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The Queen of Canadian Whisky (Episode 794: November 24, 2019)

This week, we’re in Fredericton, New Brunswick for the 24th annual New Brunswick Spirits Festival! We’ll talk with one of...

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