Johnnie Walker is marking its 200th anniversary in 2020, and Diageo’s Dr. Nick Morgan joins us to discuss his new book on the history  of one of Scotch Whisky’s most popular brands worldwide: “A Long Stride.” We also have breaking news heading into the holiday week, as it appears the U.S. Congress will make a federal excise tax break for distillers permanent. The details are still tentative, and we have the latest as of air time. We’ll also have tasting notes and the answer to a trivia question – which country has more whisky distilleries: Ireland or France!

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