This time around, we’ll focus on two upcoming whisky festivals in Europe. Maltstock will bring together whisky clubs and individuals from around Europe for a weekend in the Netherlands, and Teun van Wel will tell us how the event came together. Chris Maybin of La Maison du Whisky will preview next month’s Whisky Live Paris for us as well. In the news, the whisky world is mourning the death of longtime Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jimmy Bedford, Four Roses unveils the second release in its Meritage Collection series of bourbons…and more layoffs in Scotland.

Links:  Maltstock | Whisky Live Paris | Jack Daniel’s | Four Roses | McTear’s | Whyte & Mackay | The Scotsman | Glenmorangie | Ancient Ancient Age | Gordon & MacPhail | Classic Wine Imports