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Ireland’s Slane Distillery Coming of Age (Episode 833: August 23, 2020)

It’s been almost three years since Brown-Forman and the Conyngham family fired up the stills at Slane Distillery on the...

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200 Years, 6 Master Blenders (Episode 832: August 16, 2020)

Johnnie Walker is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020, and in all that time, there have been only six master...

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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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Distillers Hoping to be Part of Coronavirus Solution While Fighting to Stay in Business

By Mark Gillespie March 19, 2020 – Chris Montana wrote an email Tuesday night to his team at Du Nord...

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The Top Whisky Stories of 2019

By Mark Gillespie December 30, 2019 – The end of a year always brings with it reflections of the events...

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The Godfather of Australian Whisky (Episode 799: December 29, 2019)

There was no Australian Whisky industry to speak of in 1992 when Bill Lark persuaded the government to give him...

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What’s in a Name? In Whisky, Sometimes a Lawsuit

November 18, 2019 – Joseph A. Magnus & Co. started selling its whiskies in Washington, DC in 2015. Highland Park...

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Whiskey’s High Wire Act (Episode 775: July 7, 2019)

The husband and wife team of Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall opened High Wire Distilling six years ago in Charleston,...

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Potential Changes in U.S. Spirits Sizes Draw Mixed Reactions

June 10, 2019 – While the Treasury Department’s Tax & Trade Bureau has not yet officially published a proposed regulatory...

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The Wonderful World of Whisky (Episode 760: March 24, 2019)

This week, we’re on location at the Wonderful World of Whisky Show in Cornwall, Ontario with everything from great whiskies...

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