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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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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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A Whiskey Passion Project & A Story for the Ages (Episode 830: August 2, 2020)

There’s something about whisky that brings out the passion in many people. For David Jennings, his passion for Wild Turkey...

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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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Scotch Whisky Puts Out the Welcome Mat…Slowly (Episode 828: July 19, 2020)

Tourism has become a major part of the Scotch Whisky industry, with two million people visiting distilleries in both 2018...

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Jim Beam’s Fred Noe: Stuck at Home and Planning a Farewell Tour (Episode 825: June 28, 2020)

Fred Noe became Jim Beam’s seventh master distiller in 2007 when his father, the legendary Booker Noe, retired. 13 years...

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Europe’s Whisky Tariffs Reach the “Terrible Twos” for U.S. Distillers

By Mark Gillespie June 22, 2020 – Two years ago today, the European Union’s 25% tariff on imports of Bourbon,...

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Rising From the Ashes: Du Nord and Minneapolis (Episode 824: June 21, 2020)

It would have been easy for Chris and Shanelle Montana to close Du Nord Craft Spirits after arsonists set fire...

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Creating a Sustainable Future for Whisky (Episode 818: May 10, 2020)

While world leaders have rightly been focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, the issue of climate change has its own long-term...

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