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  • Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Famous whisky drinkers 21 August 2017

    Christopher Hitchens

    The English-born journalist and polemicist loved controversy, and Johnnie Walker Black Label.

  • ‘Long John’ McDonald, Ben Nevis ‘Long John’ McDonald, Ben Nevis ‘Long John’ McDonald, Ben Nevis Whisky heroes 10 August 2017

    ‘Long John’ McDonald, Ben Nevis

    As a man, he was a ‘happy Hercules’ – and, as a distiller, a larger-than-life self-promoter.

  • Colin Hay, Ardbeg Colin Hay, Ardbeg Colin Hay, Ardbeg Whisky heroes 04 July 2017

    Colin Hay, Ardbeg

    The compelling story of the man who rescued the Islay distillery and brought it into prosperity.

  • Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason Famous whisky drinkers 19 June 2017

    Jackie Gleason

    America’s first great TV star sure loved his food, cigarettes and, of course, Scotch whisky.

  • Georgie Bell, Dewar’s Georgie Bell, Dewar’s Georgie Bell, Dewar’s Five minutes with... 08 June 2017

    Georgie Bell, Dewar’s

    The global malts ambassador travels for eight months a year, spreading the whisky word.

  • Andrew and John Usher Andrew and John Usher Andrew and John Usher Whisky heroes 07 June 2017

    Andrew and John Usher

    The brothers created one of the world’s most successful blended whiskies, Old Vatted Glenlivet.

  • Graham Coull, Glen Moray Graham Coull, Glen Moray Graham Coull, Glen Moray Five minutes with... 25 May 2017

    Graham Coull, Glen Moray

    Discussing age statements, casks and chemistry with the distillery manager and master distiller.

  • Dean Martin Dean Martin Dean Martin Famous whisky drinkers 16 May 2017

    Dean Martin

    The Rat Pack reveller was known for his friendly, ‘drunky’ performances and fondness for J&B Rare.

  • Mark Davidson, Royal Mile Whiskies Mark Davidson, Royal Mile Whiskies Mark Davidson, Royal Mile Whiskies Five minutes with... 25 April 2017

    Mark Davidson, Royal Mile Whiskies

    Growing up down the road from Glen Moray inevitably led to a career in whisky for RMW’s manager.

  • Alexander Edward, Craigellachie Alexander Edward, Craigellachie Alexander Edward, Craigellachie Whisky heroes 20 April 2017

    Alexander Edward, Craigellachie

    Delve into the life of the forgotten hero behind the Craigellachie distillery, hotel and village.

  • Bill Smith Grant, The Glenlivet Bill Smith Grant, The Glenlivet Bill Smith Grant, The Glenlivet Whisky heroes 11 April 2017

    Bill Smith Grant, The Glenlivet

    Great-grandson of The Glenlivet founder and survivor of both World Wars.

  • Maureen Robinson, Diageo Maureen Robinson, Diageo Maureen Robinson, Diageo Five minutes with... 23 March 2017

    Maureen Robinson, Diageo

    The first female master blender of the modern era reveals some of her whisky-making secrets.

  • King James IV King James IV King James IV Famous whisky drinkers 22 March 2017

    King James IV

    One of Scotland’s greatest monarchs, with a keen interest in warfare, sport – and aqua vitae.

  • Malcolm Gillespie: ‘Gillespie the Gauger’ Malcolm Gillespie: ‘Gillespie the Gauger’ Malcolm Gillespie: ‘Gillespie the Gauger’ Whisky heroes 14 March 2017

    Malcolm Gillespie: ‘Gillespie the Gauger’

    The shamed excise officer may be more villain than hero, but it depends on whose side you’re on…

  • Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park Five minutes with... 02 March 2017

    Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park

    The senior brand ambassador’s Viking soul runs deep – almost as deep as his love of whisky.

  • Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Famous whisky drinkers 28 February 2017

    Margaret Thatcher

    Britain’s first female Prime Minister, ‘The Iron Lady’, believed in whisky to give you energy.

  • Ronnie Cox, Berry Bros & Rudd Ronnie Cox, Berry Bros & Rudd Ronnie Cox, Berry Bros & Rudd Whisky heroes 09 February 2017

    Ronnie Cox, Berry Bros & Rudd

    A career as colourful as his socks, including staring down the barrel of a gun more than once.

  • Martyn Simpson, Milroy’s of Soho Martyn Simpson, Milroy’s of Soho Martyn Simpson, Milroy’s of Soho Five minutes with... 06 February 2017

    Martyn Simpson, Milroy’s of Soho

    Behind a love of whisky lie parallel passions for Harley-Davidsons, tattoos and Jack Russells.

  • Aeneas MacDonald Aeneas MacDonald Aeneas MacDonald Whisky heroes 19 December 2016

    Aeneas MacDonald

    No, not the exiled Scotsman, but the pseudonymous author of ‘the finest whisky book ever’.

  • Joe Namath Joe Namath Joe Namath Famous whisky drinkers 28 November 2016

    Joe Namath

    The controversial American football star had a particular soft spot for Johnnie Walker Red.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thierry Bénitah, La Maison du Whisky Thierry Bénitah, La Maison du Whisky Thierry Bénitah, La Maison du Whisky Interviews 17 October 2016

    Thierry Bénitah, La Maison du Whisky

    As the retailer celebrates 60 years, LMDW’s CEO explains why whisky is more than just a business.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Famous whisky drinkers 30 August 2016

    Humphrey Bogart

    The film star was always three drinks ahead, whether it be with a Scotch or a Martini in hand.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers Interviews 04 August 2016

    James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers

    Brands, marketing and much more from the driving force behind the Classic Malts and Blue Label.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Famous whisky drinkers 11 July 2016

    Sir Winston Churchill

    Be it with breakfast, lunch or dinner, Sir Winston Churchill’s affection for Scotch was no secret.

  • 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.

  • Sir Kingsley Amis Sir Kingsley Amis Sir Kingsley Amis Famous whisky drinkers 23 June 2016

    Sir Kingsley Amis

    The sharp-tongued novelist was critical about alcoholic beverages, but passionate about Scotch.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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