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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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Exploring Whisky Through Science (Episode 812: March 29, 2020)

There’s still a lot left to discover about whisky, even though the “water of life” has been around for centuries....

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Coronavirus Hits the Whisky Industry (Episode 811: March 22, 2020)

The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic took full hold on the whisky industry this week, as governments not only shut down...

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Irish Whiskey’s Modern-Day Maverick (Episode 810: March 15, 2020)

Louise McGuane wants to revive a key part of Irish Whiskey’s past, but she keeps wrestling with its present-day form...

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Scottish Government Coronavirus Decision Could Affect Major Spring Whisky Festivals

By Mark Gillespie March 12, 2020 – The Scottish government is among the latest to ban events with large crowds...

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Scotch Whisky’s Future in the Climate Crisis (Episode 805: February 9, 2020)

World leaders will be in Glasgow later this year for the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, and Scotch Whisky...

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Challenging Whisky’s Norms at Eden Mill (Episode 694: May 3, 2018)

The area around St. Andrews was home to Scotch Whisky’s Haig family and their Seggie Distillery, but after it closed...

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Wick’s Whisky Wizard: Pulteney’s Malcolm Waring (Episode 669: November 26, 2017)

Pulteney Distillery manager Malcolm Waring wasn’t born in Wick, Scotland, but there’s no place he’d rather be … three decades...

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A Spirited Time in New Brunswick (Episode 668: November 19, 2017)

This time around, we’re on location at the New Brunswick Spirits Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick…and if you think we...

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Diageo Plans to Reopen Port Ellen and Brora Distilleries

October 9, 2017 – When Scotch Whisky history buffs gather over a few drams, the discussion usually turns to a...

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