Each year, a dedicated group of maniacal whisky lovers takes on the challenge of tasting and judging the world’s best whiskies. The Malt Maniacs Awards is one of the world’s toughest whisky competitions, and the 2010 edition is no exception with just 12 gold medals…and 262 entries! Master Maniac Johannes van den Heuvel joins me from Amsterdam to discuss this year’s winners on this week’s episode. In the news, winter weather hits Scotland and Johnnie Walker gets a bar of its own in New York City.

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