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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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