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Pandemic Leaves Whisky Festivals in Critical Condition (Episode 831: August 9, 2020)

This week saw upcoming whisky events in the U.S., England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia either postponed or cancelled outright as...

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Second Wave of Whisky Events Facing Covid-19 Cancellations

By Mark Gillespie Updated August 7, 2020 – While epidemiologists have warned of a “second wave” of Covid-19 outbreaks in...

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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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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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Whiskey On the Water: Jefferson’s Journey (Episode 754: February 10, 2019)

Long before highways crossed North America, flatboats with barrels of whiskey were a common sight along the Ohio and Mississippi...

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Episode 574: January 30, 2016

The debate over age statements on whiskies shows no sign of going away, but how does a brand decide to...

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Episode 550: August 29, 2015

Kieran Folliard is a native son of Ireland, but calls Minnesota his home now. While running a group of Irish...

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Episode 478: May 10, 2014

Mark Brown heads up Buffalo Trace and its parent company, Sazerac, and he’s known for speaking his mind even when...

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