This week…the winner of the “Pick the Interview” poll on the WhiskyCast Facebook page! We’ll hear from Fred Laing of Douglas Laing & Co. about working with both blends and single cask bottlings, his family’s history in the whisky business…his stories about Richard Paterson and Jim McEwan…and how he was almost traded for a distillery! In the news, Diageo and Pernod Ricard cope with the recession, Kentucky distillers protest a tax increase by dumping bourbon on the steps of the State Capitol…and Mount Vernon marks Presidents’ Day by firing up the stills at George Washington’s Distillery.

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