There’s no shortage of Scotch whiskies with wine finishes, but until now, finished Bourbons have been just an academic idea. Chris Morris of Woodford Reserve worked with his corporate siblings at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards to create a chardonnay-finished version of Woodford Reserve. We’ll get a preview from Chris, along with a look at next week’s Classic Malts Cruise along the Scottish coast from Diageo’s Nick Morgan. In the news, India has lowered its whisky tariffs, Whyte & Mackay’s managing director leaves, and details on a “double-barrel” Ardbeg.

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