Speciality Drinks

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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Betting on Horses and Bourbon Pinhook-Style (Episode 829: July 26, 2020)

Among horse racing enthusiasts, “pinhooking” is the name for investing in a young horse based solely on its pedigree and...

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Tariffs Leading to U.S. Whisky Price Increases (Episode 789: October 20, 2019)

There’s a lot of uncertainty for U.S. whisky lovers after the Trump Administration’s new 25% tariff on imports of single...

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Scotland Distillery Projects Moving Through the Approval Process

January 9, 2019 (Updated January 15) – As the first work week of the New Year begins for many Scotch Whisky...

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Think You Know Bourbon? Here’s a Chance to Prove It! (Episode 748: January 6, 2019)

There are plenty of competitions to find the best whiskies, but what about competitions to find the best whisky tasters?...

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Plans Announced for Another Islay Whisky Distillery

April 27, 2018 – Scotland’s “whisky island” of Islay has around 3,000 residents, and could soon have eleven malt whisky...

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Nearest Green’s Legacy Gets a New Home (Episode 675: January 7, 2018)

Last November, Fawn Weaver told us about her mission to spread the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the former slave...

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A Peek Inside the Irish Whiskey Archive (Episode 674: December 31, 2017)

Much of whisky’s early history is documented only in tales, with few written records that have survived the centuries. In...

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Live at The Whisky Show in London (Episode 661: October 1, 2017)

This week, we’re in London for the annual Whisky Show at Old Billingsgate on the banks of the River Thames!...

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