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Happy Hour Live at the American Whiskey Convention (Episode 898: September 15, 2021)

Live broadcasting is sort of like walking a tightrope…most of the time, it works. Then, there are those times when...

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Uncle Nearest Venture Fund to Invest $50 Million in Minority-Owned Spirits Brands

June 1, 2021 – 100 years ago today, White supremacists went on a rampage through the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa,...

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Yeast’s Impact on Whisky (Episode 836: September 13, 2020)

Yeast is one of the three main ingredients in whisky, along with grain and water. While we understand what grain...

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Calls for Change & Diversity in the Whisky Community (Episode 823: June 14, 2020)

Recent protests over racism and police brutality against African-Americans have led to greater calls for diversity throughout American society, and...

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Nearest and Jack Team Up Again with $5 Million Whiskey Diversity Initiative

By Mark Gillespie June 11, 2020 – In the years before the Civil War, Nathan “Nearest” Green taught a young...

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Malting Barley for Future Generations of Whisky Lovers (Episode 822: June 7, 2020)

This week, we’ll wrap up our two-part tour of Gladfield Malt in New Zealand, where Gabi and Doug Mitchell have...

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95 Proof Whiskey…N95 Masks…Uncle Nearest Has Them Both! (Episode 814: April 12, 2020)

While we’re all raising our glasses to honor the health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers risking their...

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A New Career, But Carrying On the Family Legacy (Episode 807: February 23, 2020)

There’s an old saying that “sometimes, you choose the whisky business…and sometimes, it chooses you.” That could be said for...

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A Throwback to the Early Days of Scotch Whisky (Episode 793: November 17, 2019)

Scotch whisky history was built on the backs of farmers who worked their fields three seasons of the year and...

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The Back Stories Behind Picking Private Barrels (Episode 780: August 11, 2019)

“Private Selection” bottlings are the rage today, and it almost seems like an arms race as bars and retailers try...

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