St. Patrick’s Day

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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“Last Orders” for Ireland’s Pubs Tonight to Limit Coronavirus Spread

By Mark Gillespie March 15, 2020 – Pubs are a way of life in Ireland, but the COVID-19 novel coronavirus...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Whisky Tourism and Events

By Mark Gillespie March 12, 2020 – As professional sports and conference organizers worldwide cancel or postpone their event plans...

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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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Whisky Knows No Gender…Why Don’t Some Men Get That? (Episode 758: March 10, 2019)

Women are making whiskies, running whisky companies, and teaching people how to enjoy whiskies all over the world. So…why do...

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Betting on Irish Whiskey’s Future (Episode 683: March 4, 2018)

Irish Whiskey has been the fastest-growing segments of the global whiskey market for the last several years, and for many...

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Whisky & Chocolate: A Divine Combination (Episode 680: February 11, 2018)

With apologies to the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns, “whisky and chocolate gang tegither!” Good whiskies and fine chocolates actually...

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Scotch Whisky Pioneer Maureen Robinson (Episode 632: March 12, 2017)

Whisky was historically thought of as a “man’s drink” – but today, not only are more women drinking whisky, but women...

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Ardbeg’s Native Ileach Mickey Heads (Episode 631: March 5, 2017)

Mickey Heads grew up about three miles from Islay’s Ardbeg Distillery, but the third-generation whisky maker never thought he’d wind...

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Episode 578: February 28, 2016

There’s been a lot of attention paid recently to women working in the whisky industry, but when Allisa Henley was promoted...

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