Tales of the Cocktail

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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Uncovering Whisky’s Past with the “Bourbon Archaeologist” (Episode 838: September 27, 2020)

There are literally hundreds of old distillery sites around the eastern half of the United States dating back to the...

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The Whisky World Copes With Covid-19’s Impact (Episode 816: April 26, 2020)

With tens of thousands of bar and restaurant workers around the world laid off because of mandatory bar and restaurant...

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Distillers on the Hill (Episode 778: July 28, 2019)

It takes a lot to drag distillers away from their stills, but when the stakes are as high as the...

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Whisky’s Man in the Middle (Episode 777: July 21, 2019)

Raj Sabharwal doesn’t make whiskies, but his role is critical in making sure you get to drink them. He’s one...

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Robin Wolf’s Night Gardens

June 17, 2019 – Robin Wolf of The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar in Paso Robles, California won the 2019 cocktail competition...

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Farewell To a Whisky Maker (Episode 738: November 4, 2018)

This time around, we’re on the road in Kilkenny, Ireland, but with heavy hearts. The whisky world lost one of...

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Trade Disputes Lead to a “Whisky Summit” in Louisville (Episode 716: July 29, 2018)

Global trade has helped the whisky industry expand massively over the last two decades. With the ongoing trade dispute between...

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On the Road at Tales of the Cocktail (Episode 715: July 22, 2018)

This time around, we’re in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, the annual gathering of bartenders and drinks industry...

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45 Is Old…For a Bourbon! (Episode 709: June 24, 2018)

If you’re young, you might think 45 is old. If you’re older, you might think 45 is still pretty young....

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