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New Year, More WhiskyCast! (Episode 852: January 3, 2021)

Welcome to a new year, fans of the Water of Life! That’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this...

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Distillers Win On New Year’s Eve as FDA Drops Hand Sanitizer “User Fee”

By Mark Gillespie – January 1, 2021 – One of the frequent comments seen on social media after the U.S....

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Hand Sanitizer Production Could Cost U.S. Whiskey Distillers

By Mark Gillespie December 31, 2020 –  In March, Sagamore Spirit Distillery president Brian Treacy took a call from the...

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Laws That Might Make You Want a Drink (Episode 835: September 6, 2020)

Whisky and other alcoholic beverages are some of the most regulated consumer products in the world, and let’s be honest…not...

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Opening the Distillery Doors Slowly (Episode 820: May 24, 2020)

As governments start to relax lockdown restrictions in the fight against the Covid-19 virus, some distilleries are slowly starting to...

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A New Riff on Bourbon (Episode 712: July 8, 2018)

Ken Lewis has accomplished a lot of things in his life, from climbing Alaska’s Denali to owning one of Kentucky’s...

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Top 10 Whisky Predictions for 2018

January 2, 2018 – As a journalist, I spend much of my time covering news that has already happened. There...

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Episode 496: September 12, 2014

Templeton Rye has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as critics go after so-called “sourced whisky” producers for what...

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Scotch Whisky Industry Boiling Over Proposed Water Limits

The Scottish Parliament has approved legislation banning industrial firms from using more than 10 million liters of water per day...

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Episode 293: December 12, 2010

Canadian whisky has been celebrating a renaissance of sorts, with shows like “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire” renewing interest in...

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