Interview

Did you know you could own a Scotch Whisky diploma?

2016-09-27

The Edinburgh Whisky Academy is a new centre of learning launched to fill a vital gap in Scotch whisky education. Diplomas are said to offer participants the chance to gain a professional qualification that is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. “They are brand-neutral, in-depth and, quite simply, one of a kind”. I talked to founder, managing director and fellow whisky lady Kirsty McKerrow …

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Whisky Collecting: simple hobby or financial investment?

2016-08-03

Cover Pic from wsj.com  . I always see bidders going crazy over some specific bottlings on whisky auction website Catawiki for which I am currently working as an auctioneer – and getting to witness all those liquid gems changing hands each week made me wonder about their future… Are they going to get opened for a special occasion or completely randomly on a week night while …

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7 Questions For Wolfburn Distillery’s Master Distiller

2016-07-27

Today, as part of my partnership with The Craft Whisky Club, and to celebrate #NationalScotchDay, I chose to find out more about one the newest member of the Scotch whisky landscape : Wolfburn Distillery, distilling their magic up North in Thurso! Shane F., Wolfburn’s talented Master Distiller, kindly agreed to answer my 7 questions First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: More Details Revealed

2016-07-12

Hey whisky lovers, I’ve got a good news for you today! Tickets are about to go on sale (15th of July) for a brand new drinks festival that unites, for the very first time, Speyside’s famous whiskies with the region’s award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers. Spirit of Speyside: Distilled, from the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, will bring together an array of …

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Discussing independent bottling with Lady Of The Glen founder

2016-07-11

Gregor Hannah, founder of its own whisky brand Lady Of The Glen, kindly agreed to answer a few questions about its independent bottling adventure! First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about yourself: where do you come from? Career background? How did you came up with the idea of bottling your own whiskies? I’d like to thank you for getting in …

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Yes, whisky & tea pairing is very much a thing

2016-05-30

First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about you: where do you come from, what’s your career background and how did you end up creating Benjamin & Blum luxury tea company? I was born in the UK, but have lived and travelled around the world, recently leaving an international career in law to set up Benjamin & Blum. I have always …

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