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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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Australian Whiskies and the “Roo Flu” (Episode 782: September 1, 2019)

We’re back after spending eight days in Australia and a week in bed fighting the “Roo Flu” virus, and there’s...

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Pernod Ricard’s US Portfolio Grows with Castle Brands Acquisition

August 28, 2019 – Pernod Ricard Chairman and CEO Alexandre Ricard sees the United States as his company’s most important...

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A Breakup in the Irish Whiskey Business (Episode 752: January 27, 2019)

Even when things appear to be going well, there are sometimes undercurrents of trouble behind the scenes. That played out...

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On the Road at Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond (Episode 727: September 23, 2018)

Severe weather forced Louisville’s annual Bourbon & Beyond music, food, and whiskey festival to end a day earlier than planned,...

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Nearest Green’s Legacy Gets a New Home (Episode 675: January 7, 2018)

Last November, Fawn Weaver told us about her mission to spread the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the former slave...

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Whisky & Charity Go Together (Episode 624: January 15, 2017)

This week, we’ll tell you about two upcoming opportunities to taste rare whiskies in Scotland and Kentucky. David Faughn and...

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Episode 599: July 24, 2016

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is not only an independent bottler of Scotch whiskies, but also the world’s largest whisky...

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Episode 593: June 12, 2016

Many factors go into the decision to give a whisky brand a shakeup, and we’ll look at the factors behind...

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Canadian Parliament’s “Official Whisky” Is a Scotch

June 11, 2016 – Imagine the outcry in France if politicians served a California sparkling wine instead of Champagne at...

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