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  • Phil Thompson, Dornoch Castle Hotel Phil Thompson, Dornoch Castle Hotel Phil Thompson, Dornoch Castle Hotel The collectors 17 November 2016

    Phil Thompson, Dornoch Castle Hotel

    How a memorable Macallan sparked a passion for rare whiskies – especially those of a certain age.

  • Willie Cochrane, Jura Willie Cochrane, Jura Willie Cochrane, Jura Five minutes with... 09 November 2016

    Willie Cochrane, Jura

    From taking a prince to the pub to hosting weddings at home, Willie Cochrane has many tales to tell.

  • Susan Morrison, Scotch Whisky Experience Susan Morrison, Scotch Whisky Experience Susan Morrison, Scotch Whisky Experience Five minutes with... 20 October 2016

    Susan Morrison, Scotch Whisky Experience

    What started as a part-time student job evolved into a life-long passion for Scotch whisky.

  • Christine McCafferty, Diageo archive Christine McCafferty, Diageo archive Christine McCafferty, Diageo archive Five minutes with... 10 October 2016

    Christine McCafferty, Diageo archive

    Alexander Walker’s blending book and pickled snakes – Diageo’s archivist has (almost) seen it all.

  • Geert Bero, Ardbeg Geert Bero, Ardbeg Geert Bero, Ardbeg The collectors 15 September 2016

    Geert Bero, Ardbeg

    What started as a standard whisky tasting ended with a new found fixation collecting rare Ardbegs.

  • Dr Kirstie McCallum, Scottish Leader Dr Kirstie McCallum, Scottish Leader Dr Kirstie McCallum, Scottish Leader Five minutes with... 15 August 2016

    Dr Kirstie McCallum, Scottish Leader

    Talking industry idols, travelling and a love of fast cars with Scottish Leader’s lead blender.

  • Max Warner, Chivas Regal Max Warner, Chivas Regal Max Warner, Chivas Regal Five minutes with... 01 August 2016

    Max Warner, Chivas Regal

    The 2016 International Brand Ambassador of the Year discusses Scotch serves around the world.

  • Olivier Humbrecht, Highland Park Olivier Humbrecht, Highland Park Olivier Humbrecht, Highland Park The collectors 26 July 2016

    Olivier Humbrecht, Highland Park

    The winemaker’s fondness for rare Highland Park bottlings came about during a trip to Italy.

  • Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich Five minutes with... 21 July 2016

    Adam Hannett, Bruichladdich

    Talking transparency, integrity and following in the footsteps of industry legend Jim McEwan.

  • Alex Nicol, Spencerfield Spirits Alex Nicol, Spencerfield Spirits Alex Nicol, Spencerfield Spirits Five minutes with... 30 June 2016

    Alex Nicol, Spencerfield Spirits

    The founder of Sheep Dip whisky and Edinburgh Gin talks botanical dictionaries, wood and horses.

  • Jon Beach, Port Ellen Jon Beach, Port Ellen Jon Beach, Port Ellen The collectors 08 June 2016

    Jon Beach, Port Ellen

    Myths, escalating prices and how he was ‘trapped’ into collecting the legendary Islay single malt.

  • Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant Five minutes with... 01 June 2016

    Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant

    Born at Glen Grant, Dennis Malcolm has been linked with the Rothes distillery almost ever since.

  • Sue Wiles, Glenfiddich Sue Wiles, Glenfiddich Sue Wiles, Glenfiddich Five minutes with... 09 May 2016

    Sue Wiles, Glenfiddich

    Glenfiddich attracts visitors from around the world, and its senior tour guide has seen it all.

  • Serge Valentin, Clynelish/Brora Serge Valentin, Clynelish/Brora Serge Valentin, Clynelish/Brora The collectors 03 May 2016

    Serge Valentin, Clynelish/Brora

    The Whiskyfun man talks through his abiding passion for the enigmatic drams of Clynelish and Brora.

  • Pery Zakeri, Spirit of Speyside Pery Zakeri, Spirit of Speyside Pery Zakeri, Spirit of Speyside Five minutes with... 03 May 2016

    Pery Zakeri, Spirit of Speyside

    The joys of organising Scotland’s largest whisky event – and why it feels like one big family.

  • Brian Robinson, Ballindalloch Brian Robinson, Ballindalloch Brian Robinson, Ballindalloch Five minutes with... 28 March 2016

    Brian Robinson, Ballindalloch

    Ballindalloch’s visitor host explains how ‘single estate’ life compares to the might of Glenfiddich.

  • Marcel van Gils, Laphroaig Marcel van Gils, Laphroaig Marcel van Gils, Laphroaig The collectors 17 February 2016

    Marcel van Gils, Laphroaig

    The life of a Laphroaig lover – and the difficulties of building such a huge collection today.

  • Dean Callan, Monkey Shoulder Dean Callan, Monkey Shoulder Dean Callan, Monkey Shoulder Five minutes with... 16 February 2016

    Dean Callan, Monkey Shoulder

    Monkey Shoulder’s global brand ambassador on video games, cockiness and the trendiest Scotch.

  • Stewart Laing, Hunter Laing Stewart Laing, Hunter Laing Stewart Laing, Hunter Laing Five minutes with... 29 January 2016

    Stewart Laing, Hunter Laing

    Hunter Laing & Co’s MD discusses plans for his new Islay dream distillery, Ardnahoe.

  • Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Five minutes with... 28 December 2015

    Anthony Wills, Kilchoman

    Kilchoman’s founder explains how he could have lost everything chasing an Islay distillery dream.

  • Gordon Motion, The Famous Grouse Gordon Motion, The Famous Grouse Gordon Motion, The Famous Grouse Five minutes with... 07 October 2015

    Gordon Motion, The Famous Grouse

    The Famous Grouse master blender on teetotal grandparents, DIY and a mid-uni whisky epiphany.

  • Brian MacAulay, Scapa Brian MacAulay, Scapa Brian MacAulay, Scapa Five minutes with... 02 September 2015

    Brian MacAulay, Scapa

    Scapa's master distiller reveals the challenges of operating a remote Orcadian distillery.

  • Doug McIvor, Berry Bros. Doug McIvor, Berry Bros. Doug McIvor, Berry Bros. Five minutes with... 03 August 2015

    Doug McIvor, Berry Bros.

    Berry Bros' spirits guru on blending, tactical fishing and how to tackle the Telegraph crossword.

  • Stephen Marshall, Dewar's Stephen Marshall, Dewar's Stephen Marshall, Dewar's Five minutes with... 08 July 2015

    Stephen Marshall, Dewar's

    Stephen Marshall of Dewar's talks age statements, worm tubs and his passion for vinyl.

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