Scotch Whisky Association

Betts Departing as Scotch Whisky Association CEO

By Mark Gillespie July 12, 2021 – After four years on the job, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive Karen Betts...

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U.S. Suspends Single Malt Whisky Tariffs During Talks with Great Britain & Europe

By Mark Gillespie Updated March 5, 2021 – In a surprise early-morning move Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a four-month...

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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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Another New Distillery for Islay (Episode 858: February 14, 2021)

Scotland’s legendary whisky island is getting yet another new distillery. Local officials have approved the plans for the new Elixir...

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Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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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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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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Heaven Hill Celebrates 85 Years of Whiskey (Episode 849: December 13, 2020)

85 years ago today, the five Shapira brothers and their partners opened Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Shapira...

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Auction Houses Bid for Whisky Collectors’ Business

With more people looking at rare whiskies as investments, more of the world’s top auction houses are adding spirits experts...

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Ending the Whisky Trade War (Episode 845: November 15, 2020)

There’s a lot of political turmoil these days, and European Union leaders threw gasoline on the fire with this week’s...

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