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Whiskey Lore: The Interviews

Jun 29, 2022

What the heck is Irish Poitín? This was a question I asked myself frequently before traveling to Ireland. Is it just Irish moonshine or just unaged Irish whiskey or is it something completely different?

After traveling the island, I found a handful of distillers who were bringing this long time illicit distilling into...

Jun 22, 2022

It is hard to overstate John Teeling's impact on the Irish whiskey industry. He took on an Irish whiskey monopoly and helped bring interest back into a dying industry.

Then after selling his distillery, he bought another and this one is fostering the growth of the modern Irish whiskey craft industry -  supplying fine...

Jun 15, 2022

The revival of Irish whiskey is real - I have seen it first hand. And after traveling the entire island of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I can see first hand the results of a country's passion for its lost heritage.

One of the men who was at the forefront of the new breed of Irish distillery owners is Jack Teeling. And...

Jun 8, 2022

This week I conclude my interview with Laura Fields as we dive deep into Pennsylvania's pre and post-Prohibition history. We'll also talk about the difficulty of telling American whiskey history without using a Kentucky Bourbon lens.

In addition Laura will dispel some long held beliefs about who could distill during...

Jun 2, 2022

Thanks to Steve Bashore of George Washington's Distillery, I had a chance to meet Laura Fields of the Fields Foundation and American Whiskey Convention. Her passionate devotion to recovering the lost history of Pennsylvania distilling is truly inspiring.

Before Kentucky, there was Monongahela Rye and it didn't die...