Malt Advocate Magazine handed out its annual awards at this week’s WhiskyFest New York, and you’ll hear from some of this year’s winners in this episode, including Jim Rutledge of Distillery of the Year Winner Four Roses and two of the three Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Kenny Gray of Oban and veteran Buffalo Trace warehouse manager Ronnie Eddins (next time, we’ll hear from Isle of Jura’s Willie Tait). In the news, the latest on Springbank, The Macallan gets artsy, and Jeff Arnett’s having a ball as the new master distiller at Jack Daniels.

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