With St. Patrick’s Day just around the horizon, it’s time for Part 1 of a 2-part series on Irish Whiskeys. In this episode, we’ll hear from the Master of Whiskey Science at Irish Distillers’ Midleton Distillery, David Quinn. He’ll explain the basic difference that makes Irish whiskeys unique, and tell us about the new Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve. In the news, distilling veteran Stuart Nickerson unveils the plans to revive the mothballed Glenglassaugh Distillery, and we’ll hear about two new Balvenie limited editions…and why drinking whisky can save the Earth.

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