The whisky industry has become collateral damage in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and the European Union, with tit-for-tat trade tariffs making life miserable for whisky companies on both sides. This week, the Scotch Whisky Association estimated annual lost exports from the U.S. tariff on single malts could reach £100 million, and industry leaders are presenting a united front to demand that politicians on both sides work toward resolving the dispute. We’ll have an in-depth report on this week’s WhiskyCast, along with the rest of the week’s news. We’ll also announce February’s Whisky Club of the Month and take a look at why some whiskies can smell like burned matches on Behind the Label.
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