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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David Niven David Niven David Niven Famous whisky drinkers 25 April 2016

    David Niven

    The actor, author and raconteur counted Scotch as a constant companion in his colourful life.

  • Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Interviews 21 April 2016

    Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich

    Glenfiddich’s malt master on chemistry, SPPM and being a world bagpiping champion.

  • Captain William Fraser Captain William Fraser Captain William Fraser Whisky heroes 29 March 2016

    Captain William Fraser

    Was the founder of Royal Brackla distillery really as arrogant and spiteful as we’re led to believe?

  • 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.

  • William Grant William Grant William Grant Whisky heroes 18 February 2016

    William Grant

    The life of the determined creator of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Scotch’s biggest family business.

  • 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.

  • Dr Bill Lumsden Dr Bill Lumsden Dr Bill Lumsden Interviews 04 February 2016

    Dr Bill Lumsden

    Glenmorangie’s restless experimenter on innovation, LVMH and creating a new whisky in 24 hours.

  • 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.

  • The Incredible Captain Barclay The Incredible Captain Barclay The Incredible Captain Barclay Whisky heroes 27 January 2016

    The Incredible Captain Barclay

    The man who founded Glenury Royal distillery – and who famously walked 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.

  • Robert Burns Robert Burns Robert Burns Famous whisky drinkers 25 January 2016

    Robert Burns

    Peasant, bard or a bit of both? Reconciling the contradictions surrounding Scotland’s national poet.

  • Compton Mackenzie Compton Mackenzie Compton Mackenzie Famous whisky drinkers 13 January 2016

    Compton Mackenzie

    The Whisky Galore author was also a wartime spy for MI6 and a lover of classical music and cats.

  • 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.

  • Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain Whisky heroes 21 December 2015

    Hugh Munro: The Blind Captain

    War, women and whisky: the story of Hugh Munro, early 19th-century Laird of Teaninich, has it all.

  • Robert Bruce Lockhart Robert Bruce Lockhart Robert Bruce Lockhart Famous whisky drinkers 10 December 2015

    Robert Bruce Lockhart

    From plots to assassinate Lenin to championing malts over blends, the dramatic story of ‘RBL’.

  • The Pattison Brothers The Pattison Brothers The Pattison Brothers Whisky heroes 30 November 2015

    The Pattison Brothers

    Flamboyance, fraud and 500 talking parrots: when boom turned to bust with the ‘Pattison Crash’.

  • Peter Mackie Peter Mackie Peter Mackie Whisky heroes 10 November 2015

    Peter Mackie

    From White Horse to Malt Mill, the story of one of the Scotch whisky industry’s true pioneers.

  • Queen Victoria Queen Victoria Queen Victoria Famous whisky drinkers 20 October 2015

    Queen Victoria

    Despite her stern demeanour, the not-so-merry monarch was a great lover of Scotch whisky.

  • Captain Grant of Auchorachan Captain Grant of Auchorachan Captain Grant of Auchorachan Whisky heroes 13 October 2015

    Captain Grant of Auchorachan

    The saga of ‘Grant of Glenlivat’, the early days of legal distillation – and a fairies’ curse.

  • 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.

  • Sir Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott Famous whisky drinkers 14 September 2015

    Sir Walter Scott

    The author of Ivanhoe did more than most to romanticise the Highlands – and Scotch malt whisky.

  • Charles Doig Charles Doig Charles Doig Whisky heroes 10 September 2015

    Charles Doig

    The farmworker’s son whose unique vision transformed the landscape of Scotch whisky distilleries.

  • 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.

  • James Bond James Bond James Bond Famous whisky drinkers 10 August 2015

    James Bond

    From Martinis to Macallan (via lager), James Bond's taste in alcohol is as varied as his love life.

  • Joseph Hobbs Joseph Hobbs Joseph Hobbs Whisky heroes 10 August 2015

    Joseph Hobbs

    The extraordinary story of a man hailed as the ‘Great Gatsby’ of the Scotch whisky world.

  • 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.

  • John & James Grant John & James Grant John & James Grant Whisky heroes 16 July 2015

    John & James Grant

    With a focus on single malt and exports, brothers John and James Grant were ahead of their time.

  • Mark Twain Mark Twain Mark Twain Famous whisky drinkers 13 July 2015

    Mark Twain

    How a chance encounter aboard a Transatlantic liner made Mark Twain a Scotch whisky aficionado.

  • 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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