Raj Sabharwal

Betting on Horses and Bourbon Pinhook-Style (Episode 829: July 26, 2020)

Among horse racing enthusiasts, “pinhooking” is the name for investing in a young horse based solely on its pedigree and...

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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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Scotch Whisky’s Future in the Climate Crisis (Episode 805: February 9, 2020)

World leaders will be in Glasgow later this year for the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, and Scotch Whisky...

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U.S. Tariff Trouble Hits Scotch Whisky Industry

February 7, 2020 – The United States has long been one of the Scotch Whisky industry’s most important markets, but...

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Whisky’s Man in the Middle (Episode 777: July 21, 2019)

Raj Sabharwal doesn’t make whiskies, but his role is critical in making sure you get to drink them. He’s one...

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Potential Changes in U.S. Spirits Sizes Draw Mixed Reactions

June 10, 2019 – While the Treasury Department’s Tax & Trade Bureau has not yet officially published a proposed regulatory...

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Blackened Whiskey Begins the Next Chapter (Episode 771: June 9, 2019)

Rock bands often sound differently after they replace a member, and the members of Metallica considered Master Distiller Dave Pickerell...

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An Evening for HIAS With the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends

When the Pittsburgh Whiskey Friends invited us to come to their city and lead a benefit tasting in honor of...

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Betting on Irish Whiskey’s Future (Episode 683: March 4, 2018)

Irish Whiskey has been the fastest-growing segments of the global whiskey market for the last several years, and for many...

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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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