Scotland

Aberfeldy’s Honey Highball

April 15, 2021 – Aberfeldy has been working with beekeepers and bartenders for more than a year now to preserve...

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An Anniversary Celebration…One Year Late (Episode 866: April 12, 2021)

Bourbons Bistro had everything ready to go for its 15th anniversary dinner in April…of 2020. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic...

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A Sustainable Future for Whisky Distilling (Episode 865: April 5, 2021)

Distillers are always looking to the future. After all, many are laying down casks of whisky for future generations to...

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“Star Trek” Economics & Whisky Prices in a Post-Tariff World

Commentary by Mark Gillespie March 6, 2021 – After the United States reached tentative truces with Great Britain and the...

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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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Japanese Whisky Industry Defines Standards for “Japanese Whisky”

By Mark Gillespie February 16, 2021 – It’s been an open secret among whisky connoisseurs for years that not all...

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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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Islay’s 11th Whisky Distillery Gets the Green Light

By Mark Gillespie February 9, 2021 – It takes three years of waiting before “new make” spirit can legally be...

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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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