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  • Pip Hills, Scotch Malt Whisky Society Pip Hills, Scotch Malt Whisky Society Pip Hills, Scotch Malt Whisky Society Whisky heroes 09 January 2019

    Pip Hills, Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    A defining whisky experience led Hills to create the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

  • Aista Jukneviciute, Penderyn Aista Jukneviciute, Penderyn Aista Jukneviciute, Penderyn Five minutes with... 03 January 2019

    Aista Jukneviciute, Penderyn

    The Welsh whisky blender talks flavour experimentation and how whisky is becoming more like gin.

  • John McCarthy, Adnams John McCarthy, Adnams John McCarthy, Adnams Five minutes with... 20 December 2018

    John McCarthy, Adnams

    The engineer-turned-distiller talks yeast, ‘craft’ and the challenges of working with rye.

  • Captain Haddock Captain Haddock Captain Haddock Famous whisky drinkers 18 December 2018

    Captain Haddock

    Tintin’s most loyal companion loves a drop or two of Scotch – particularly Loch Lomond.

  • Dr James Crow Dr James Crow Dr James Crow Whisky heroes 11 December 2018

    Dr James Crow

    The Scottish chemist is believed to be the pioneer of Bourbon’s sour mash process.

  • Allison Parc, Brenne Allison Parc, Brenne Allison Parc, Brenne Five minutes with... 06 December 2018

    Allison Parc, Brenne

    The Brenne whisky founder on the growing popularity of French single malt, Cognac and rhum.

  • Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers Interviews 03 December 2018

    Sandy Hyslop, Chivas Brothers

    The maker of Chivas Regal and Ballantine’s says blends – and malts – are often misunderstood.

  • Jared Himstedt, Balcones Jared Himstedt, Balcones Jared Himstedt, Balcones Five minutes with... 15 November 2018

    Jared Himstedt, Balcones

    Balcones’ head distiller on getting his start in craft beer and his quest for Texan peat.

  • John Jameson John Jameson John Jameson Whisky heroes 12 November 2018

    John Jameson

    The founder of the Irish whiskey dynasty was a Presbyterian born in Alloa, Scotland.

  • Jill Boyd, Compass Box Jill Boyd, Compass Box Jill Boyd, Compass Box Five minutes with... 08 November 2018

    Jill Boyd, Compass Box

    The whisky maker talks humble beginnings, whisky transparency and what’s next for Compass Box.

  • Geoff Kirk, Macallan Geoff Kirk, Macallan Geoff Kirk, Macallan Five minutes with... 01 November 2018

    Geoff Kirk, Macallan

    The single malt’s head of brand development talks distillery openings and exotic Asian food.

  • Ervin Trykowski, The Singleton Ervin Trykowski, The Singleton Ervin Trykowski, The Singleton Five minutes with... 25 October 2018

    Ervin Trykowski, The Singleton

    The bartender-turned-brand ambassador talks cocktails, Game of Thrones and his hatred of PPM.

  • Tim Herlihy, Tullamore DEW Tim Herlihy, Tullamore DEW Tim Herlihy, Tullamore DEW Five minutes with... 18 October 2018

    Tim Herlihy, Tullamore DEW

    Tully’s US ambassador on single pot still’s rise, the Irish pub and egg farming.

  • Harold Currie, Isle of Arran Harold Currie, Isle of Arran Harold Currie, Isle of Arran Whisky heroes 17 October 2018

    Harold Currie, Isle of Arran

    'Hal' Currie brought distilling back to the Isle of Arran after more than 150 years.

  • Ciarán O’Donovan, Irish Distillers Ciarán O’Donovan, Irish Distillers Ciarán O’Donovan, Irish Distillers Five minutes with... 04 October 2018

    Ciarán O’Donovan, Irish Distillers

    The whiskey tutor talks education, non-oak casks and Midleton’s maturation experiments.

  • David Daiches David Daiches David Daiches Famous whisky drinkers 18 September 2018

    David Daiches

    The academic and cultural commentator was also an influential writer about Scotch whisky.

  • Tim Morrison, Clydeside distillery Tim Morrison, Clydeside distillery Tim Morrison, Clydeside distillery Five minutes with... 13 September 2018

    Tim Morrison, Clydeside distillery

    The Clydeside owner discusses his family legacy, fate and 1960s Bowmore.

  • Aeneas Coffey Aeneas Coffey Aeneas Coffey Whisky heroes 11 September 2018

    Aeneas Coffey

    The Irishman’s work on continuous distillation transformed the world of Scotch whisky.

  • Kelsey McKechnie, Balvenie Kelsey McKechnie, Balvenie Kelsey McKechnie, Balvenie Five minutes with... 04 September 2018

    Kelsey McKechnie, Balvenie

    Balvenie’s apprentice malt master discusses her inspirational mentor and envious friends.

  • James Robertson Justice James Robertson Justice James Robertson Justice Famous whisky drinkers 30 August 2018

    James Robertson Justice

    The actor loved whisky so much he claimed to have been born ‘under a distillery in Skye’.

  • Matt Hofmann, Westland Matt Hofmann, Westland Matt Hofmann, Westland Five minutes with... 28 August 2018

    Matt Hofmann, Westland

    Westland’s master distiller on US single malt, the success of Garryana and challenging convention.

  • Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Five minutes with... 16 August 2018

    Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s

    Jack Daniel’s assistant master distiller on toasts, charcoal mellowing, and MacGyver.

  • Neil M Gunn Neil M Gunn Neil M Gunn Whisky heroes 13 August 2018

    Neil M Gunn

    The leading Scottish literary figure was an exciseman before his writing career took off.

  • Jennifer Wren, Glenfiddich Jennifer Wren, Glenfiddich Jennifer Wren, Glenfiddich Five minutes with... 02 August 2018

    Jennifer Wren, Glenfiddich

    The US Glenfiddich ambassador talks single malt’s battle with Bourbon, and the new Fire and Cane.

  • Brian Close Brian Close Brian Close Famous whisky drinkers 30 July 2018

    Brian Close

    Scotch played a part in Close developing a reputation as the ‘bravest’ man in cricket.

  • David Vitale, Starward David Vitale, Starward David Vitale, Starward Five minutes with... 26 July 2018

    David Vitale, Starward

    The Australian whisky maker talks barley, wine boilermakers and distillery expansion.

  • David Thomson, Annandale David Thomson, Annandale David Thomson, Annandale Five minutes with... 19 July 2018

    David Thomson, Annandale

    The distillery co-founder had an ignominious whisky baptism – but has put it behind him.

  • Giorgio D’Ambrosio, Bar Metrò Giorgio D’Ambrosio, Bar Metrò Giorgio D’Ambrosio, Bar Metrò Interviews 12 July 2018

    Giorgio D’Ambrosio, Bar Metrò

    One of Italy’s Scotch whisky pioneers, and the man behind Milan’s legendary Bar Metrò.

  • The Forbes family of Ferintosh The Forbes family of Ferintosh The Forbes family of Ferintosh Whisky heroes 11 July 2018

    The Forbes family of Ferintosh

    The family behind Ferintosh, Scotland’s oldest distillery and a vast operation at its peak.

  • Babe Ruth Babe Ruth Babe Ruth Famous whisky drinkers 04 July 2018

    Babe Ruth

    The baseball legend was famed for his home runs – and his formidable off-field appetites.

  • Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail Five minutes with... 21 June 2018

    Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail

    The independent bottler’s director of prestige talks family, time and drunken fishermen.

  • John Ramsay, Port Ellen John Ramsay, Port Ellen John Ramsay, Port Ellen Whisky heroes 19 June 2018

    John Ramsay, Port Ellen

    The man who owned five Islay distilleries, who was also a great agricultural moderniser.

  • Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett Famous whisky drinkers 13 June 2018

    Dashiell Hammett

    Scotch featured heavily in the crime author’s works, including The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest.

  • Francis Cuthbert, Daftmill Francis Cuthbert, Daftmill Francis Cuthbert, Daftmill Five minutes with... 30 May 2018

    Francis Cuthbert, Daftmill

    The Fife farmer and distillery co-founder on ‘moonlighting’ and the value of patience.

  • Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum Famous whisky drinkers 16 May 2018

    Robert Mitchum

    The story of one of the great actors of Hollywood’s golden age – and his love of Scotch.

  • Ewan Gunn, Diageo Ewan Gunn, Diageo Ewan Gunn, Diageo Five minutes with... 15 May 2018

    Ewan Gunn, Diageo

    The Diageo ambassador talks grain whisky, dealing with jet lag and dinners with David Beckham.

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