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  • Tommy Dewar Tommy Dewar Tommy Dewar Whisky heroes 16 November 2016

    Tommy Dewar

    The globe-trotting extrovert and born salesman was one of Scotch’s most colourful characters.

  • John Ross John Ross John Ross Whisky heroes 20 September 2016

    John Ross

    The William Grant distiller on his successes, failures and balancing innovation with brand identity.

  • James Buchanan James Buchanan James Buchanan Whisky heroes 23 August 2016

    James Buchanan

    The ‘Whisky Baron’ overcame ill-health to create some of Scotch’s most successful blends.

  • Bessie Williamson, Laphroaig Bessie Williamson, Laphroaig Bessie Williamson, Laphroaig Whisky heroes 24 May 2016

    Bessie Williamson, Laphroaig

    First lady of Laphroaig and much-loved on Islay, Bessie proved Scotch was not just a man’s world.

  • Captain William Fraser Captain William Fraser Captain William Fraser Whisky heroes 29 March 2016

    Captain William Fraser

    Was the founder of Royal Brackla distillery really as arrogant and spiteful as we’re led to believe?

  • William Grant William Grant William Grant Whisky heroes 18 February 2016

    William Grant

    The life of the determined creator of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Scotch’s biggest family business.

  • The Incredible Captain Barclay The Incredible Captain Barclay The Incredible Captain Barclay Whisky heroes 27 January 2016

    The Incredible Captain Barclay

    The man who founded Glenury Royal distillery – and who famously walked 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.

  • Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Whisky heroes 21 December 2015

    Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain

    War, women and whisky: the story of Hugh Munro, early 19th-century Laird of Teaninich, has it all.

  • The Pattison Brothers The Pattison Brothers The Pattison Brothers Whisky heroes 30 November 2015

    The Pattison Brothers

    Flamboyance, fraud and 500 talking parrots: when boom turned to bust with the ‘Pattison Crash’.

  • Peter Mackie Peter Mackie Peter Mackie Whisky heroes 10 November 2015

    Peter Mackie

    From White Horse to Malt Mill, the story of one of the Scotch whisky industry’s true pioneers.

  • Captain Grant of Auchorachan Captain Grant of Auchorachan Captain Grant of Auchorachan Whisky heroes 13 October 2015

    Captain Grant of Auchorachan

    The saga of ‘Grant of Glenlivat’, the early days of legal distillation – and a fairies’ curse.

  • Charles Doig Charles Doig Charles Doig Whisky heroes 10 September 2015

    Charles Doig

    The farmworker’s son whose unique vision transformed the landscape of Scotch whisky distilleries.

  • Joseph Hobbs Joseph Hobbs Joseph Hobbs Whisky heroes 10 August 2015

    Joseph Hobbs

    The extraordinary story of a man hailed as the ‘Great Gatsby’ of the Scotch whisky world.

  • John & James Grant John & James Grant John & James Grant Whisky heroes 16 July 2015

    John & James Grant

    With a focus on single malt and exports, brothers John and James Grant were ahead of their time.

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