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WhiskyCast HD features cask-strength conversation and stories from the world of whisky, and complements our weekly WhiskyCast and monthly WhiskyCast Tasting Panel audio podcasts. For more information, please visit whiskycast.com.

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WhiskyCast HD features cask-strength conversation and stories from the world of whisky, and complements our weekly WhiskyCast and monthly WhiskyCast Tasting Panel audio podcasts. For more information, please visit whiskycast.com.

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    Catching Up with Forty Creek Whisky Founder John Hall

    Catching Up with Forty Creek Whisky Founder John Hall

    Forty Creek Whisky founder John K. Hall has kept a low profile since selling his distillery to Campari five years ago. He won dozens of awards for his whiskies at Forty Creek, and turned his startup into one of the best-selling Canadian whiskies around - earning him a place in Canadian Whisky history. Hall returned to the 2019 Victoria Whisky Festival for the first time since the sale to serve as the keynote speaker for the Canadian Whisky Awards dinner. In an exclusive interview with WhiskyCast's Mark Gillespie, he shared his thoughts on today's whisky business and whether he may make a comeback once his non-compete agreement with Campari expires later this year.

    • 12 min
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    Cleaning Up Thousands of Bourbon Barrels at Barton 1792 Distillery

    Cleaning Up Thousands of Bourbon Barrels at Barton 1792 Distillery

    On June 22, 2018, half of Warehouse 30 collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, spilling around 9,000 barrels of whiskey. The rest of the warehouse collapsed on July 4 with another 9,000 barrels. Crews have been working since then to recover as many barrels - and as much Bourbon - as possible. The site is closed to reporters, but Sazerac has released a video and new images showing cleanup work at the warehouse site.

    • 3 min
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    Crown Royal's Bourbon...Uh, Blenders' Mash

    Crown Royal's Bourbon...Uh, Blenders' Mash

    With the ongoing trade dispute between the US and Canada, it's important to keep in mind that Canadian Whisky remains extremely popular in the US. Crown Royal has released the latest edition in its Noble Collection series - a 13-year-old "Blender's Mash" using one of the five different styles of whisky Crown Royal makes at its distillery in Gimli, Manitoba. They call it a different name at the distillery, though...and when they tried to use that "Bourbon Mash" name in the US...let's just say it didn't go quite as planned.

    • 6 min
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    A Craft Distiller's Last Call

    A Craft Distiller's Last Call

    James Yoakum opened Cooper River Distillers in 2014 in the heart of Camden, New Jersey - just wanting to make good whiskies and rum. He and his team did just that, but they learned an important lesson along the way: size matters. They couldn't make enough whiskey and rum to meet the demand, but they also couldn't make enough money to expand the distillery. Faced with that dilemma, Yoakum decided to close the distillery with one final Kentucky Derby party on May 5, 2018.

    • 7 min
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    The Archivist Preserving Irish Whiskey's History

    The Archivist Preserving Irish Whiskey's History

    Irish Whiskey's history has been written over centuries, but Carol Quinn has the unique task of preserving the history that was actually written down. The professional archivist has spent the last five years cataloging more than two centuries' worth of historic documents, photographs, and bottles from the distilleries that joined forces in 1966 to form Irish Distillers - and she's barely getting started. The stories hidden away in the Irish Whiskey Archive tell more than just the facts and figures ... they give today's whiskey lovers a glimpse of the people who helped put Irish Whiskey on the map.

    • 10 min
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    Whisky Starts with the Grain and "The Gatekeeper"

    Whisky Starts with the Grain and "The Gatekeeper"

    We'll visit the Hiram Walker and Sons distillery in Windsor, Ontario, which uses around 100 million metric tons of grain each year to distill its Canadian whiskies, and meet "The Gatekeeper," Kristy Fregonese. It's her job to make sure that every truckload of grain that arrives at the distillery meets strict quality control standards.

    • 9 min

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