Episode 201: May 24, 2009

It’s festival week on Islay, and thousands of people are on the island for this year’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music. The festival is more than just a celebration of the island’s 8 distilleries…it celebrates a unique cultural heritage as well and Feis Ile chairman Kevin Murphy will explain. In the news, U.S. Senators are eyeing whisky and other alcoholic beverages with an eye to raising taxes, there are new 40-year-old malts from Glengoyne and it’s sister label Chieftain’s, Suntory releases a new 12-year-old Hibiki in the U.K., and we’ll get an update on the revival of Glenglassaugh from Stuart Nickerson.

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Links:  Islay Festival of Malt & Music | Distilled Spirits Council of the US | Glengoyne | Chieftain’s | Suntory | Glenglassaugh | Glenfiddich | Jim Beam

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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