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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Robert Armour, Campbeltown Robert Armour, Campbeltown Robert Armour, Campbeltown Whisky heroes 07 May 2018

    Robert Armour, Campbeltown

    The story of one of the 19th century’s great black-market whisky still manufacturers.

  • 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.

  • Sid James Sid James Sid James Famous whisky drinkers 30 April 2018

    Sid James

    The Carry On… actor loved Scotch so much he’d insist on bringing a case on-set with him.

  • 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.

  • Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Famous whisky drinkers 12 April 2018

    Dorothy Parker

    The American writer and poet had a lasting, but devastating, love for Scotch whisky.

  • 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.

  • Jimmy Barclay, Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal Jimmy Barclay, Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal Jimmy Barclay, Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal Whisky heroes 27 March 2018

    Jimmy Barclay, Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal

    From Prohibition to the 1950s, the life of one of Scotch whisky’s greatest entrepreneurs.

  • 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.

  • ‘Miss Babs’ Robertson, Edrington ‘Miss Babs’ Robertson, Edrington ‘Miss Babs’ Robertson, Edrington Whisky heroes 07 March 2018

    ‘Miss Babs’ Robertson, Edrington

    The story of the woman whose astuteness helped create one of Scotch whisky’s strongest businesses.

  • 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.

  • Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Famous whisky drinkers 15 February 2018

    Katharine Hepburn

    The four-time Oscar winner had a long and distinguished career – and a love for Famous Grouse.

  • 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.

  • Hamish Scott, Ardbeg Hamish Scott, Ardbeg Hamish Scott, Ardbeg Whisky heroes 23 January 2018

    Hamish Scott, Ardbeg

    He was the man behind the distillery’s cult 1960s and 1970s bottlings – but how did he do it?

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