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Whiskey Lore: The Interviews

Oct 27, 2021

In the world of scotch you'll find Highland, Lowland, Speyside, and Islay. Can you name the 5th region?

It's Campbeltown. And at one time, the wee toon had around 30 distilleries - today it has three. It's a town rich with history and Glen Scotia has weathered a lot of it.

My guest is Distillery Manager Iain McAllister,...

Oct 20, 2021

Why does Ireland spell whiskey with an "e?" What is the oldest brand of whisky in Ireland? And how many distilleries are there in Belfast?

Just some of the questions I'll explore with McConnell's very passionate brand ambassador Sarah Kennedy. We'll also take our first dive into Irish whiskey history. I'll do a tasting...

Oct 13, 2021

Get ready to dig deep into the history of Anderson County, Kentucky - where today Four Roses and Wild Turkey reign supreme.

But when my guest Tom Ripy was a youth there, he lived among distilling royalty, including the Saffells, Bonds, Lillards, Dowlings, and his own family, the Ripys. Some of these names returning to...

Oct 5, 2021

What town in the 19th Century was known as the "Whisky Capital of the World?" Edinburgh, Louisville, Nashville - none of the above. How about Peoria, Illinois?

Join me as I chat with J.K. Williams CEO Andy Faris and Master Distiller Jeff Murphy about the storied history of distilling in Peoria and their brand's...