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  • Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017 Festivals and events 13 June 2017

    Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2017

    The triennial event provided a snapshot of the latest scientific Scotch whisky developments.

  • Why Japan loves indie whisky bottlings Why Japan loves indie whisky bottlings Why Japan loves indie whisky bottlings From Our Correspondent 06 June 2017

    Why Japan loves indie whisky bottlings

    From quirky designs to old and rare liquid, Japan is enamoured with the indie bottling culture.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg Festivals and events 04 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 8: Ardbeg

    A maritime twist to this year’s Ardbeg Day as another Islay Festival draws to a close.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain Festivals and events 03 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 7: Bunnahabhain

    Focus turns to maturation and cask finishes as festival-goers head to picturesque Bunnahabhain.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman Festivals and events 02 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 6: Jura & Kilchoman

    Unexpected pleasures – and predictable rain – at the Islay Festival’s annual double-header.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore Festivals and events 01 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 5: Bowmore

    Musical narratives, historical walks and a heavy layer of sunblock were on the agenda at Bowmore.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig Festivals and events 31 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 4: Laphroaig

    Whisky tasting bingo, future planning and a sense of calm as the festival hits Laphroaig.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila Festivals and events 30 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 3: Caol Ila

    Time to implement Plan B at secluded Caol Ila as the rains sweep in across Islay.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich Festivals and events 29 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 2: Bruichladdich

    With party vibes aplenty, Bruichladdich offered oysters and no fewer than seven drams for revellers.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin Festivals and events 28 May 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Day 1: Lagavulin

    This year’s festival opened with a hectic schedule of masterclasses, music and tastings.

  • World Whisky Day 2017 events World Whisky Day 2017 events World Whisky Day 2017 events Festivals and events 19 May 2017

    World Whisky Day 2017 events

    There are more than 300 official events taking place globally tomorrow – will you be taking part?

  • Spirit of Toronto 2017 Spirit of Toronto 2017 Spirit of Toronto 2017 Festivals and events 10 May 2017

    Spirit of Toronto 2017

    A once-in-a-lifetime tasting of rare whiskies was the highlight of this year’s event.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection Festivals and events 03 May 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: a reflection

    Dave Broom looks back on this year’s festival, at the friendship, whisky and lessons learnt.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four Festivals and events 01 May 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Four

    Gin, beer and smugglers’ tours on the penultimate day of Speyside’s annual whisky festival.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three Festivals and events 30 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Three

    It’s not every day that you get to choose a distillery’s next exclusive whisky.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two Festivals and events 29 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day Two

    The second day was filled with exclusive distillery tours, a blending class and raucous dancing.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One Festivals and events 28 April 2017

    Spirit of Speyside 2017: Day One

    The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival got off to a roaring start, with not a snowflake in sight.

  • The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017 Festivals and events 27 April 2017

    The Limburg Whisky Fair 2017

    Beginning with a focus on old and rare bottlings, today the show stands for much more than whisky.

  • An Evening with the Blenders 2017 An Evening with the Blenders 2017 An Evening with the Blenders 2017 Festivals and events 19 April 2017

    An Evening with the Blenders 2017

    Whisky producers from all around the globe demonstrate the importance of a united industry.

  • How Scotch helped shape Australian malts How Scotch helped shape Australian malts How Scotch helped shape Australian malts From Our Correspondent 12 April 2017

    How Scotch helped shape Australian malts

    Australia has close links to Scotch whisky, stretching as far back as the mid-19th century.

  • Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017 Festivals and events 10 April 2017

    Tales on Tour Edinburgh 2017

    The annual New Orleans cocktail festival brought a taste of the Deep South to Scotland’s capital.

  • Inverness to Wick and Thurso Inverness to Wick and Thurso Inverness to Wick and Thurso Whisky Travel 30 March 2017

    Inverness to Wick and Thurso

    On the road less travelled, embracing a rich culture, history and sense of renewal.

  • Scotch battles on in Ukraine Scotch battles on in Ukraine Scotch battles on in Ukraine From Our Correspondent 29 March 2017

    Scotch battles on in Ukraine

    As recent problems take their toll, there’s still great interest in Scotch blends and malts.

  • The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017 Festivals and events 21 February 2017

    The Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2017

    The debut show in Glasgow was overflowing with some truly once-in-a-lifetime drams.

  • Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Edinburgh’s whisky heritage Whisky Travel 16 February 2017

    Edinburgh’s whisky heritage

    A walking tour through the historic, whisky-laden streets of the Scottish capital.

  • World Whisky Forum 2017 World Whisky Forum 2017 World Whisky Forum 2017 Festivals and events 15 February 2017

    World Whisky Forum 2017

    The inaugural event highlighted a consensus for global co-operation to enhance whisky’s future.

  • The National Whisky Festival 2017 The National Whisky Festival 2017 The National Whisky Festival 2017 Festivals and events 31 January 2017

    The National Whisky Festival 2017

    Merging one of Europe’s most popular music festivals with a worldwide selection of drams.

  • Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops? From Our Correspondent 17 January 2017

    Do supermarkets threaten Dutch whisky shops?

    Could the introduction of whisky to Dutch supermarkets damage independent spirits retailers?

  • The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016 Festivals and events 08 December 2016

    The Telegraph Whisky Experience 2016

    Scotch led the way at the opulent 2016 event, designed for an older whisky drinking generation.

  • A whisky odyssey to Orkney A whisky odyssey to Orkney A whisky odyssey to Orkney Whisky Travel 01 December 2016

    A whisky odyssey to Orkney

    The thrill of opening rare bottles is even greater in the right company – and the right location.

  • Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Whiskybase Gathering 2016 Festivals and events 29 November 2016

    Whiskybase Gathering 2016

    The Dutch show drew crowds of more than 800 whisky enthusiasts during its debut in Rotterdam.

  • Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016 Festivals and events 02 November 2016

    Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016

    Filled with film screenings, rare distillery tours, live music and a profusion of ‘special’ drams.

  • Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Bar Convent Berlin 2016 Festivals and events 13 October 2016

    Bar Convent Berlin 2016

    A must-attend show for the bar industry – but is Scotch doing enough to cash in on its success?

  • The Whisky Show 2016 The Whisky Show 2016 The Whisky Show 2016 Festivals and events 05 October 2016

    The Whisky Show 2016

    Tasting everything from rare old malts to fresh-faced new spirit from the broader whisky world.

  • Whisky Live Paris 2016 Whisky Live Paris 2016 Whisky Live Paris 2016 Festivals and events 29 September 2016

    Whisky Live Paris 2016

    Rare bottlings, new releases, cocktails and masterclasses in this not-to-be-missed annual show.

  • Is France falling out of love with Scotch? Is France falling out of love with Scotch? Is France falling out of love with Scotch? From Our Correspondent 21 September 2016

    Is France falling out of love with Scotch?

    After many decades of apparent married bliss, are the cracks finally beginning to show?

  • Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016 Festivals and events 13 September 2016

    Spirit of Speyside: Distilled 2016

    The inaugural spin-off festival held in Elgin captured the essence of Speyside perfectly.

  • India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east From Our Correspondent 05 September 2016

    India: Scotch whisky’s wild, wild east

    Scotch whisky faces a host of challenges in India, but there are signs that habits are changing.

  • Dufftown Dufftown Dufftown Whisky Travel 01 September 2016

    Dufftown

    Steeped in history, the Scottish town refers to itself as the ‘malt whisky capital of the world’.

  • Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festiwal Whisky 2016 Festivals and events 31 August 2016

    Festiwal Whisky 2016

    The Polish festival upped the ante for its third year with cigars, igloo bars and a rock concert.

  • America’s single malt rivals to Scotch America’s single malt rivals to Scotch America’s single malt rivals to Scotch From Our Correspondent 22 August 2016

    America’s single malt rivals to Scotch

    The craft boom poses a small but growing threat to the huge Stateside success of single malt Scotch.

  • Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016 Festivals and events 17 August 2016

    Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2016

    With more than 250 whiskies on offer, Edinburgh Whisky Fringe was a sell-out success.

  • Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Festivals and events 27 July 2016

    Tales of the Cocktail 2016

    Scotch whisky is as significant as any other spirit at this annual New Orleans cocktail festival.

  • A little whisky blasphemy A little whisky blasphemy A little whisky blasphemy From Our Correspondent 06 July 2016

    A little whisky blasphemy

    A whisky club with a difference: Whisky Blasphemy is not afraid of straying from the status quo.

  • Dramboree 2016 Dramboree 2016 Dramboree 2016 Festivals and events 05 July 2016

    Dramboree 2016

    Scotch whisky fans enjoyed drams, a distillery tour and a dip in a loch at this year’s event.

  • Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada? From Our Correspondent 13 June 2016

    Can indie whisky bottlers thrive in Canada?

    The trials and tribulations of navigating Canada’s complex and highly regulated whisky market.

  • Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste Festivals and events 31 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle 2016: Off-piste

    Away from the distillery days, Fèis offers an array of tastings, masterclasses and charity events.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg Festivals and events 29 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 8: Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Day became Ardbeg Night with tales of smugglers and a Fèis bottling called Dark Cove.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain Festivals and events 28 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 7: Bunnahabhain

    This most beautiful and secluded of distillery locations was rewarded with sunshine and smiles.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura Festivals and events 27 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 6: Kilchoman and Jura

    Islay’s newest distillery showcased its maturing quality, sharing the day with neighbouring Jura.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore Festivals and events 26 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 5: Bowmore

    Not one but three Fèis bottlings from Bowmore, including a fervour-inducing Vintage Edition.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig Festivals and events 25 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 4: Laphroaig

    Dave Broom joins the laid-back Laphroaig lovers – and some distillery legends – on a sun-filled day.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila Festivals and events 24 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 3: Caol Ila

    Music, malt and seafood rule as the festival spotlight turns on the secluded charms of Caol Ila.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich Festivals and events 23 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 2: Bruichladdich

    The party lasts all day at Bruichladdich – but serious tasting underpins the carnival atmosphere.

  • Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin Festivals and events 22 May 2016

    Fèis Ìle Day 1: Lagavulin

    Huge crowds, huge enthusiasm as the 2016 Islay Festival begins with a very special birthday party.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Three

    An energetic Argocat ride, a working sma’ still and a wry double act proved to be the highlights.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Final Days

    Whisky and chocolate; whisky and music; whisky and dancing. The SoSWF concluded at a frenetic pace.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four Festivals and events 03 May 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Four

    Tasting note challenge, whisky ice-cream and Ann Miller’s tales of university with Charlie Maclean.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two Festivals and events 30 April 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day Two

    Expect the unexpected on SoSWF’s second day, from blends to blackenings and desert island drams.

  • Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One Festivals and events 29 April 2016

    Spirit of Speyside 2016: Day One

    Mixing traditional and modern on festival day one – from hi-tech hotels to the joys of the ceilidh.

  • Oban and Mull Oban and Mull Oban and Mull Whisky Travel 28 April 2016

    Oban and Mull

    Rachel McCormack goes island hopping to discover whisky and culture outside Islay.

  • Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016 Festivals and events 07 April 2016

    Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland 2016

    Whisky, food and an indefatigable volunteer force make a former church in Groningen the place to be.

  • Whisky Live London 2016 Whisky Live London 2016 Whisky Live London 2016 Festivals and events 22 March 2016

    Whisky Live London 2016

    Whisky Live London was a show to discover new drams, as well as a time of self(ie) reflection.

  • New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia From Our Correspondent 21 March 2016

    New laws threaten Scotch whisky in Russia

    Less whisky. More expensive whisky. In Russia, even the presence of a piper is under threat.

  • Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne Whisky Travel 08 March 2016

    Melbourne

    An exhaustive guide of what to do, and where and when to do it, in one of the world’s great cities.

  • DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand Festivals and events 03 March 2016

    DramFest 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand

    To the Land of the Long White Cloud and an impressively organised event full of memorable drams.

  • Victoria Whisky Festival Victoria Whisky Festival Victoria Whisky Festival Festivals and events 26 January 2016

    Victoria Whisky Festival

    Heading way out west for the 11th edition of the must-attend event of the Canadian whisky calendar.

  • Cinderella Whisky Fair Cinderella Whisky Fair Cinderella Whisky Fair Festivals and events 20 January 2016

    Cinderella Whisky Fair

    Whisky fans sailed the Baltic Sea last week to discover some exclusive gems onboard the Cinderella.

  • Beirut Beirut Beirut Whisky Travel 18 January 2016

    Beirut

    The charms of an elegant, exotic city where Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures overlap.

  • Arran Arran Arran Whisky Travel 15 December 2015

    Arran

    Castles, illicit stills and a formidable reputation for food and drink? It’s got to be Arran.

  • New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Whisky Travel 09 December 2015

    New Orleans

    Cocktails, jazz and beignets provide a feast for all the senses in Louisiana’s deep south.

  • Whisky Live, The Hague Whisky Live, The Hague Whisky Live, The Hague Festivals and events 19 November 2015

    Whisky Live, The Hague

    Concepts of ‘spirit’ collide as whisky enthusiasts indulge their passion in a 15th-century church.

  • The braes of Glenlivet The braes of Glenlivet The braes of Glenlivet Whisky Travel 11 November 2015

    The braes of Glenlivet

    Walking in the footsteps of Alfred Barnard – and getting to know Speyside’s wilder side.

  • Carcassonne Carcassonne Carcassonne Whisky Travel 28 October 2015

    Carcassonne

    Soaking up a mixture of sun, history and culture in one of southern France’s most beautiful towns.

  • The Whisky Show 2015 The Whisky Show 2015 The Whisky Show 2015 Festivals and events 08 October 2015

    The Whisky Show 2015

    From grizzled industry legends to shiny new liquid, here’s this year’s Whisky Show in microcosm.

  • Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka Festivals and events 30 September 2015

    Whisky Live Tokyo & Osaka

    Dave Broom reports from a Japanese whisky roadshow, where he discovers a new spirit of openness.

  • Whisky Live Paris Whisky Live Paris Whisky Live Paris Festivals and events 29 September 2015

    Whisky Live Paris

    What makes a successful and enduring whisky event? Keep moving, keep changing and never settle.

  • Campbeltown Campbeltown Campbeltown Whisky Travel 24 September 2015

    Campbeltown

    Campbeltown’s rich history encompasses herring fishing, coal mining and – most famously – whisky.

  • Florence Florence Florence Whisky Travel 22 September 2015

    Florence

    Galleries, museums and great food mark out two days in Tuscany. And the views aren’t bad either.

  • Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga From Our Correspondent 15 September 2015

    Shetland's whisky saga

    The long-running Shetland whisky soap opera takes another turn with the launch of four new releases.

  • Dubai Dubai Dubai Whisky Travel 01 September 2015

    Dubai

    With a striking skyline springing out of the desert, Dubai is now one of the world's great cities.

  • Harris & Lewis Harris & Lewis Harris & Lewis Whisky Travel 31 August 2015

    Harris & Lewis

    A flying visit to Harris and Lewis – Scotch whisky’s most remote Hebridean outpost.

  • Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts From Our Correspondent 07 August 2015

    Russians are suspicious of NAS malts

    Consumer understanding of NAS single malts in Russia is mixed, our man on the ground discovers.

  • Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow Whisky Travel 01 August 2015

    Glasgow

    Gritty Glasgow is building a growing reputation for the city’s culture, history, food and drink.

  • Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Whisky Travel 31 July 2015

    Biking the Scottish Borders

    A motorcycle tour of the Borders takes in everything from the Devil’s Porridge to lost distilleries.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Festivals and events 19 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4

    Dwarves, apes, and William of Orange's campervan distillery. It could only be the last day of Tales.

  • Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom From Our Correspondent 17 July 2015

    Australia's whisky boom

    In Australia, Scotch goes with everything: beer, cheese – even hipster facial hair and tattoos.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Festivals and events 17 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3

    Becky Paskin's third day at Tales proves whisky brings people together like nothing else.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Festivals and events 16 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2

    Day two of Tales throws up a heated whiskey debate, and a heavy metal bagpipes surprise.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Festivals and events 15 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1

    Day 1 at the hedonistic drinks fest served breakfast cocktails, peat geekery and a Stormtrooper DJ.

  • Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Festivals and events 14 July 2015

    Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015

    Phenols, samples and jambalaya – join Dave Broom and Ryan Chetiyawardana in New Orleans.

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