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  • The Cumming family, Cardhu The Cumming family, Cardhu The Cumming family, Cardhu Whisky heroes 03 October 2019

    The Cumming family, Cardhu

    The saga of the family who went from illegal distillers to pillars of the whisky establishment.

  • Kyle Jamieson, Nauticus Kyle Jamieson, Nauticus Kyle Jamieson, Nauticus Five minutes with... 30 September 2019

    Kyle Jamieson, Nauticus

    The Nauticus co-founder on sourcing local, helping out small brands and the mighty Highball.

  • Max McFarlane, Ardgowan Max McFarlane, Ardgowan Max McFarlane, Ardgowan Five minutes with... 18 September 2019

    Max McFarlane, Ardgowan

    The Ardgowan whisky maker on his new blended malt and why Scots need to learn more about Scotch.

  • Paddy O’Flaherty, Paddy Irish whiskey Paddy O’Flaherty, Paddy Irish whiskey Paddy O’Flaherty, Paddy Irish whiskey Whisky heroes 12 September 2019

    Paddy O’Flaherty, Paddy Irish whiskey

    How a flamboyant entrepreneur popularised the eponymous Irish whiskey by selling bar-to-bar.

  • Dariusz Plazewski, Bimber Dariusz Plazewski, Bimber Dariusz Plazewski, Bimber Five minutes with... 04 September 2019

    Dariusz Plazewski, Bimber

    Bimber’s founder and distiller on his moonshine roots and why he struggles to collect whisky.

  • Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Five minutes with... 27 August 2019

    Andrea Wilson, Michter’s

    The master of maturation talks toasting levels, oak species and the joy of opening old bottles.

  • Rip Torn Rip Torn Rip Torn Famous whisky drinkers 22 August 2019

    Rip Torn

    The versatile actor was famed for a series of drink-fuelled hellraising antics off-screen.

  • Michael Nelson, Brown-Forman Cooperage Michael Nelson, Brown-Forman Cooperage Michael Nelson, Brown-Forman Cooperage Five minutes with... 20 August 2019

    Michael Nelson, Brown-Forman Cooperage

    The cooperage director explains how it’s keeping up with demand for Bourbon barrels.

  • Scotch Watch: the Ballantine’s geese Scotch Watch: the Ballantine’s geese Scotch Watch: the Ballantine’s geese Whisky heroes 15 August 2019

    Scotch Watch: the Ballantine’s geese

    The feathered security guards protected maturing whisky stocks for more than 50 years.

  • Rosey Mitchell, Three Sheets Rosey Mitchell, Three Sheets Rosey Mitchell, Three Sheets Five minutes with... 13 August 2019

    Rosey Mitchell, Three Sheets

    The London bartender talks blending with Compass Box and why Glasgow’s bars are underrated.

  • Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra Five minutes with... 07 August 2019

    Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra

    The master blender on how new world whiskies are challenging Scotch’s status quo.

  • James Doherty, Sliabh Liag Distillers James Doherty, Sliabh Liag Distillers James Doherty, Sliabh Liag Distillers Five minutes with... 29 July 2019

    James Doherty, Sliabh Liag Distillers

    The former William Grant executive is determined to bring whiskey making back to Donegal.

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  • Jim Beveridge OBE, Johnnie Walker Jim Beveridge OBE, Johnnie Walker Jim Beveridge OBE, Johnnie Walker Interviews 15 July 2019

    Jim Beveridge OBE, Johnnie Walker

    Meeting the modest, self-effacing team player who makes the world’s best-selling whisky.

  • Graham Omand, Lagg Graham Omand, Lagg Graham Omand, Lagg Five minutes with... 11 July 2019

    Graham Omand, Lagg

    The distillery manager from Islay talks Lagg’s illicit roots and being James MacTaggart’s nephew.

  • Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery Five minutes with... 18 June 2019

    Daniel Szor, Cotswolds Distillery

    The English whisky maker from New York talks collecting, crowdfunding and his ‘special’ cask plans.

  • Jessica Jones Jessica Jones Jessica Jones Famous whisky drinkers 12 June 2019

    Jessica Jones

    Marvel’s hard-drinking noir hero shot to fame in her own critically-acclaimed Netflix series.

  • John Crabbie John Crabbie John Crabbie Whisky heroes 10 June 2019

    John Crabbie

    The whisky merchant that left an indelible mark on Edinburgh is enjoying a modern revival.

  • Stephen Woodcock, Distell Stephen Woodcock, Distell Stephen Woodcock, Distell Five minutes with... 04 June 2019

    Stephen Woodcock, Distell

    Split between a trio of distilleries, Woodcock talks gin, guitars and Tobermory’s two-year closure.

  • Moominpappa Moominpappa Moominpappa Famous whisky drinkers 30 May 2019

    Moominpappa

    Tove Jansson’s much-loved creation, father of Moomintroll, is a lover of fine old whisky.

  • Tatsuya Minagawa, The Highlander Inn Tatsuya Minagawa, The Highlander Inn Tatsuya Minagawa, The Highlander Inn Five minutes with... 28 May 2019

    Tatsuya Minagawa, The Highlander Inn

    The Highlander Inn owner on dinners with Michael Jackson, buying casks and Japanese bars.

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  • Gemma Paterson, Balvenie Gemma Paterson, Balvenie Gemma Paterson, Balvenie Five minutes with... 21 May 2019

    Gemma Paterson, Balvenie

    Balvenie’s global ambassador on the art of storytelling and talking distillation in Russian.

  • Fred Laing, Douglas Laing & Co. Fred Laing, Douglas Laing & Co. Fred Laing, Douglas Laing & Co. Interviews 16 May 2019

    Fred Laing, Douglas Laing & Co.

    The chairman of Douglas Laing & Co. on blended malts, family ties and Clutha distillery.

  • Frank Murphy, The Pot Still Frank Murphy, The Pot Still Frank Murphy, The Pot Still Five minutes with... 15 May 2019

    Frank Murphy, The Pot Still

    The Glasgow publican talks converting newbies, Irish wood types and his beef with bottle flippers.

  • Wallace and Jack Milroy, Milroy’s of Soho Wallace and Jack Milroy, Milroy’s of Soho Wallace and Jack Milroy, Milroy’s of Soho Whisky heroes 09 May 2019

    Wallace and Jack Milroy, Milroy’s of Soho

    The single malt pioneers supplied politicians and celebrities from their famed London store.

  • Cory Mason, The Oxford Artisan Distillery Cory Mason, The Oxford Artisan Distillery Cory Mason, The Oxford Artisan Distillery Five minutes with... 06 May 2019

    Cory Mason, The Oxford Artisan Distillery

    From bartending in New York to making whisky in England, the distiller talks rye and craft.

  • Leonard Russell, Ian Macleod Distillers Leonard Russell, Ian Macleod Distillers Leonard Russell, Ian Macleod Distillers Interviews 23 April 2019

    Leonard Russell, Ian Macleod Distillers

    IMD’s managing director on rebuilding Rosebank and taking calculated risks.

  • Mia Johansson, Swift Mia Johansson, Swift Mia Johansson, Swift Five minutes with... 18 April 2019

    Mia Johansson, Swift

    Swift whisky bar’s managing partner on making the ‘Scotch fairy tale’ accessible to all.

  • Bob Harris, Lost in Translation Bob Harris, Lost in Translation Bob Harris, Lost in Translation Famous whisky drinkers 15 April 2019

    Bob Harris, Lost in Translation

    Bill Murray’s jet-lagged and jaded movie star remains his most celebrated film role.

  • Diane Farrell, Talisker Diane Farrell, Talisker Diane Farrell, Talisker Five minutes with... 03 April 2019

    Diane Farrell, Talisker

    The distillery’s site manager on boat bars, maturation and the value of a good pair of hiking boots.

  • John Fordyce, Borders John Fordyce, Borders John Fordyce, Borders Five minutes with... 26 March 2019

    John Fordyce, Borders

    The distillery co-founder discusses his career – and why he doesn’t like the term ‘Lowland’.

  • Sam Bronfman, Seagram Sam Bronfman, Seagram Sam Bronfman, Seagram Whisky heroes 21 March 2019

    Sam Bronfman, Seagram

    The story of the flawed business genius who transformed the way the world sells liquor.

  • Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Robert Palmer Famous whisky drinkers 07 March 2019

    Robert Palmer

    The soulful singer was famous for his love of single malt, sharp suits and cigarettes.

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  • Billy Leighton, Irish Distillers Billy Leighton, Irish Distillers Billy Leighton, Irish Distillers Interviews 06 March 2019

    Billy Leighton, Irish Distillers

    The master blender welcomes Ireland’s whiskey renaissance, but with an eye to the past.

  • Annabel Thomas, Ncn’ean Annabel Thomas, Ncn’ean Annabel Thomas, Ncn’ean Five minutes with... 05 March 2019

    Annabel Thomas, Ncn’ean

    Ncn’ean founder Annabel Thomas talks sustainability setbacks and why yeast is on the rise.

  • Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Five minutes with... 20 February 2019

    Jo Robinson, VisitScotland

    VisitScotland’s regional director on Speyside’s growing appeal as a whisky tourism hotspot.

  • William Wemyss, Kingsbarns William Wemyss, Kingsbarns William Wemyss, Kingsbarns Five minutes with... 11 February 2019

    William Wemyss, Kingsbarns

    Kingsbarns’ managing director talks distillery beginnings and the family’s roots in Fife.

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