Every master has an apprentice learning the tricks of the trade and preparing to fill the master’s shoes one day. Brian Kinsman served as David Stewart’s protege at William Grant & Sons, and has now taken on David’s role as Master Blender for Grant’s and Glenfiddich Malt Master. David continues as Malt Master for The Balvenie, and we’ll hear from both men in this episode. In the news, Dewar’s completes the first phase of its expansion plans, two bottles of George Washington’s Rye go on the auction block, and Woodford Reserve searches for the perfect Manhattan recipe.

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