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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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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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U.S. To Allow 700ml Whisky Bottles For First Time

December 28, 2020 – Years of frustration from America’s whisky lovers may be near an end, as the federal government...

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200 Years, 6 Master Blenders (Episode 832: August 16, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020, and in all that time, there have been only six master...

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A Spanish Cooper Answers the Demand for Sherry Casks (Episode 813: April 5, 2020)

Spain’s tonelerias supply the Sherry-seasoned casks that help give some whiskies their unique character, but those casks are increasingly in...

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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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A New Career, But Carrying On the Family Legacy (Episode 807: February 23, 2020)

There’s an old saying that “sometimes, you choose the whisky business…and sometimes, it chooses you.” That could be said for...

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TTB Moves Forward with Proposed Deregulation of Whisky Bottle Sizes

July 3, 2019 – In a move certain to set off fireworks within the distilled spirits industry, the U.S. Treasury...

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Fets Whisky Kitchen Loses SMWS Legal Battle with British Columbia Regulators

June 21, 2019 – The Vancouver whisky bar raided in January 2018 for selling Scotch Malt Whisky Society whiskies has...

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