Rachel Barrie

A Sustainable Future for Whisky Distilling (Episode 865: April 5, 2021)

Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to...

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Uncovering Whisky’s Past with the “Bourbon Archaeologist” (Episode 838: September 27, 2020)

There are literally hundreds of old distillery sites around the eastern half of the United States dating back to the...

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Unique Whisky…From An Even More Unique Distillery (Episode 837: September 20, 2020)

Every distillery is unique, but there’s one in Australia that could redefine your concept of “unique.” Belgrove Distillery is on...

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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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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Terroir in Whisky: Terrific Concept or Terrible Myth? (Episode 791: November 3, 2019)

Want to start an argument among whisky lovers? Just ask whether there’s “terroir” in whisky. Terroir is the French term...

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A New Tune for Dewar’s (Episode 761: March 31, 2019)

Blending whiskies is both an art and a science, and Dewar’s could fairly be accused of focusing more on the...

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Whisky Knows No Gender…Why Don’t Some Men Get That? (Episode 758: March 10, 2019)

Women are making whiskies, running whisky companies, and teaching people how to enjoy whiskies all over the world. So…why do...

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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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