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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Princess Margaret Princess Margaret Princess Margaret Famous whisky drinkers 21 December 2017

    Princess Margaret

    Recalling the Queen’s late sister, a controversial figure noted for her love of The Famous Grouse.

  • 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.

  • Truman Capote Truman Capote Truman Capote Famous whisky drinkers 21 November 2017

    Truman Capote

    The author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a supremely talented writer with a penchant for J&B Rare.

  • 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.

  • Biawa Makalaga, Glen Grant Biawa Makalaga, Glen Grant Biawa Makalaga, Glen Grant Whisky heroes 02 November 2017

    Biawa Makalaga, Glen Grant

    The story of the African orphan who became a famous figure in the Speyside town of Rothes.

  • 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.

  • William Delmé-Evans William Delmé-Evans William Delmé-Evans Whisky heroes 03 October 2017

    William Delmé-Evans

    The story of the post-war distillery architect who built Tullibardine, Jura and Glenallachie.

  • 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.

  • Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess Famous whisky drinkers 04 September 2017

    Anthony Burgess

    The author of A Clockwork Orange was almost as prolific with whisky and he was with the pen.

  • Alfred Barnard Alfred Barnard Alfred Barnard Whisky heroes 30 August 2017

    Alfred Barnard

    The little-known story of the man who wrote one of Scotch whisky’s most important books.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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