Sam Simmons

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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Walking Through 200 Years of Johnnie Walker’s History (Episode 850: December 20, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is marking its 200th anniversary in 2020, and Diageo’s Dr. Nick Morgan joins us to discuss his new...

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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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A Whisky Weekend in Waco (Episode 684: March 11, 2018)

This week, we’re on the road in Waco, Texas for the inaugural RyeFest at Balcones Distilling, where they’re releasing their...

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A Tale of Texas Whiskey at Balcones (Episode 646: June 18, 2017)

Last year, Balcones Distilling left behind its original distillery – hand-built in an old welding shop underneath the 17th Street...

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On the Road at the Victoria Whisky Festival (Episode 625: January 22, 2017)

This week, we’re on location at the Victoria Whisky Festival in British Columbia! We’ll discuss a new range of premium...

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Episode 501: October 11, 2014

This week, we’ll look at the growth of craft distilling through the eyes of veteran drinks writer James Rodewald and...

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Episode 477: May 3, 2014

Most distillery startups these days come from entrepreneurs looking for a new challenge in life, and Ken Lewis is no...

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Episode 476: April 26, 2014

Whisky has inspired many musicians over the years, but Copper Dogs is turning that around. Four whisky industry veterans have...

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The Balvenie To Expand Single Barrel & Tun 1401 Ranges

April 23, 2014 – The Balvenie will expand its range of single barrel malts with a new 15-year-old Sherry Cask...

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