Episode 128: January 20, 2008

It’s time to celebrate Burns Night this week! Whisky lovers around the world will honor the bard of Scotland, the legendary Robert Burns, on the 249th anniversary of his birth January 25th. In what’s becoming an annual tradition, we’ll take a look at Burns’ life and his works on this episode. Joann Gilmartin performs Burns’ songs and poetry, as well as teaching young people about those works, and she’ll share her love of Burns with us. In the news, modern-day gaugers break up a bootlegging operation in the Black Country, a new Laphroaig is duty-free bound, and Diageo apologizes for stuffing the ballot box in this year’s Drammies.

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Links:  Glasgow Girl | Express & Star | The Famous Grouse | Laphroaig | Laphroaig’s Burns Night Site | The Scotch Blog | Bourbon Drinker

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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