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  • 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.

  • Paul Miller, Eden Mill Paul Miller, Eden Mill Paul Miller, Eden Mill Five minutes with... 10 May 2018

    Paul Miller, Eden Mill

    Eden Mill’s founder discusses the flavour impact of chocolate malt, and the Hipflask series.

  • Andy Watts, Distell Andy Watts, Distell Andy Watts, Distell Five minutes with... 02 May 2018

    Andy Watts, Distell

    The former cricketer who has done more than anyone to put South African whisky on the map.

  • Iain Allan, Glen Moray Iain Allan, Glen Moray Iain Allan, Glen Moray Five minutes with... 23 April 2018

    Iain Allan, Glen Moray

    Glen Moray’s visitor centre manager talks whisky tourism, and those iconic brown signs.

  • Ian Macmillan, Bladnoch Ian Macmillan, Bladnoch Ian Macmillan, Bladnoch Five minutes with... 16 April 2018

    Ian Macmillan, Bladnoch

    The traditional distiller on gin, terroir and why whisky with milk is a winning combination.

  • Alex Bruce, Adelphi Alex Bruce, Adelphi Alex Bruce, Adelphi Five minutes with... 03 April 2018

    Alex Bruce, Adelphi

    The Adelphi MD talks blockchains, transparency and forgotten queens conceived in fireplaces.

  • Alex Conyngham, Slane Castle Alex Conyngham, Slane Castle Alex Conyngham, Slane Castle Five minutes with... 15 March 2018

    Alex Conyngham, Slane Castle

    The distillery’s co-founder explains why his family home moved from rock ‘n’ roll into whiskey.

  • Drew McKenzie Smith, Lindores Abbey Drew McKenzie Smith, Lindores Abbey Drew McKenzie Smith, Lindores Abbey Five minutes with... 05 March 2018

    Drew McKenzie Smith, Lindores Abbey

    Lindores Abbey distillery’s founder ditched a life cooking for celebrities to make whisky.

  • Gregor Hannah, Lady of the Glen Gregor Hannah, Lady of the Glen Gregor Hannah, Lady of the Glen Five minutes with... 22 February 2018

    Gregor Hannah, Lady of the Glen

    The independent bottler discusses single cask whisky, music and being a fan of Hearts.

  • Brian Nation, Irish Distillers Brian Nation, Irish Distillers Brian Nation, Irish Distillers Interviews 13 February 2018

    Brian Nation, Irish Distillers

    The Midleton master distiller talks serendipity, single pot still and experimentation.

  • Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory Five minutes with... 01 February 2018

    Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory

    The Beam Suntory master blender came to whisky late, but now has a wealth of experience.

  • Brendan McCarron, Glenmorangie Brendan McCarron, Glenmorangie Brendan McCarron, Glenmorangie Five minutes with... 16 January 2018

    Brendan McCarron, Glenmorangie

    Glenmorangie’s head of whisky stocks talks myths, magic and the company’s secret blending book.

  • Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers Five minutes with... 18 December 2017

    Euan Mitchell, Isle of Arran Distillers

    The Isle of Arran Distillers boss reveals plans for Lagg distillery, and the island’s peaty future.

  • Alasdair Day, R&B Distillers Alasdair Day, R&B Distillers Alasdair Day, R&B Distillers Five minutes with... 23 November 2017

    Alasdair Day, R&B Distillers

    The man behind Raasay distillery talks whisky heritage and his next project in the Borders.

  • Richard Clark, Glenburgie Richard Clark, Glenburgie Richard Clark, Glenburgie Five minutes with... 06 November 2017

    Richard Clark, Glenburgie

    Glenburgie’s distillery manager discusses the demolition and rebuild of the Speyside site.

  • Malcolm Waring, Old Pulteney Malcolm Waring, Old Pulteney Malcolm Waring, Old Pulteney Five minutes with... 10 October 2017

    Malcolm Waring, Old Pulteney

    The distillery manager discusses Wick’s proud heritage and Pulteney’s quirky character.

  • David Stewart MBE, Balvenie David Stewart MBE, Balvenie David Stewart MBE, Balvenie Interviews 28 September 2017

    David Stewart MBE, Balvenie

    The malt master and a pioneer of double cask maturation reflects on his career.

  • Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Five minutes with... 26 September 2017

    Rachel Barrie, BenRiach

    The master blender likens herself to an orchestral conductor, playing tunes with the casks.

  • Richard Paterson, Dalmore Richard Paterson, Dalmore Richard Paterson, Dalmore Interviews 29 August 2017

    Richard Paterson, Dalmore

    Dalmore’s eccentric master blender reflects on a lifetime of devotion to 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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