Robin Laing

Opening Pubs in a Pandemic…or Not (Episode 826: July 5, 2020)

Bars and pubs have reopened in some areas after lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only to be closed...

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Whiskey On the Water: Jefferson’s Journey (Episode 754: February 10, 2019)

Long before highways crossed North America, flatboats with barrels of whiskey were a common sight along the Ohio and Mississippi...

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The World’s Hottest Whisky? (Episode 655: August 20, 2017)

Since our first visit to Taiwan’s King Car Distillery in 2011, its Kavalan single malts have arguably become some of...

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Distilling Returns to the Birthplace of Scotch Whisky (Episode 654: August 13, 2017)

Lindores Abbey has a unique place in Scottish history. In 1494, the abbey’s Friar John Cor was responsible for the...

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Episode 317: May 22, 2011

This is a big weekend on Islay, and not only because it’s the first weekend of the Islay Festival of...

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Episode 263: May 30, 2010

The Port Ellen Maltings supplies malt for many of Islay’s distilleries, and I’ll wrap up the special series of Feis...

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Episode 255: May 23, 2010

Day two of the Islay Festival of Malt and Music is Bruichladdich’s turn to shine, and the sun was shining...

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