Virginia Distillery Company

20 Years As a Whisky Maverick (Episode 841: October 18, 2020)

John Glaser and his team at Compass Box Whisky Company are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. While Glaser has...

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Making the Malt that Makes the Whisky (Episode 821: May 31, 2020)

Malted barley is critical to the making of many whiskies around the world, and this week, we’ll take you inside...

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Opening the Distillery Doors Slowly (Episode 820: May 24, 2020)

As governments start to relax lockdown restrictions in the fight against the Covid-19 virus, some distilleries are slowly starting to...

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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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India’s Single Malt Whisky Pioneers…15 Years Later! (Episode 792: November 10, 2019)

15 years ago, two Indian entrepreneurs took a few bottles of their single malt whisky to Glasgow, just to see...

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Australian Whiskies and the “Roo Flu” (Episode 782: September 1, 2019)

We’re back after spending eight days in Australia and a week in bed fighting the “Roo Flu” virus, and there’s...

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Virginia Distillery Settles Lawsuit Over “Highland” Branding

August 29, 2019 – A Virginia distillery has settled a lawsuit filed last month by the Scotch Whisky Association over...

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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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Maker’s Mark: Bucking Trends for 60 Years (Episode 776: July 14, 2019)

60 years ago, Bill and Marge Samuels dipped the first bottles of Maker’s Mark Bourbon in Loretto, Kentucky. They left...

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Virginia Distillery Faces SWA Lawsuit Over “Virginia-Highland” Whisky

July 9, 2019 – When is a “Highland” whisky not a “Highland” whisky? That’s the crux of a federal lawsuit...

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