Everyone has questions about whisky. Dr. Nick Morgan knows more about whisky than most people, and his second pandemic-era book has just been published in a partnership with The Whisky Exchange. Everything You Need to Know About Whisky (but are too afraid to ask) answers many of those questions. We’ll talk with Nick about his new book, along with his recent Master of Malt blog column on the role some Scotch Whisky makers played in the rise of Japanese whiskies. In the news, Beam Suntory is entering the direct-to-consumer whisky business, while Beam’s Freddie Noe has written a new chapter in his Little Book series of whiskies. There’s also a new chapter in the Parker’s Heritage Collection series of whiskies, while a couple of upstarts are starting their own histories in the whiskey world.

Links: Everything You Need to Know About Whisky at The Whisky Exchange | Amazon | Master of Malt Blog | Barreled & Boxed | Little Book | Parker’s Heritage Collection | Barrell Bourbon | The Dalmore | Compass Box | Connacht Whiskey Co. | Keeper’s Heart Whiskey | Five Trail Whiskey | Irish Examiner | West Cork Distillers | The Sun | Dewar’s | J. Rieger & Co. | dekantā | The Last Drop